Hello All and All hello. Welcome to another finished kit of the bird, although I might have to disappoint you guys as this finished piece is not a gundam but rather another of my favourite AFVs - a tank.
I was a little bit bummed out with working on gundams and most importantly, I was sick and tired of people letting their skills in modding their gundams get into their heads ( elitism and so no so forth) that I decided to get away from all those negativity and w
orked on this.
Well, more like re-worked on it cos I did this way back in my noobish days with pieces just slapped on and with some silly-full-of-brush-strokes-hand-painted camos and I have been dying to rework on it and now's the best time to do so.
Also, not to nit pick on my own kit, but I bloody well forgot to close the seams along the entire length of the bloody barrel ... darn it.. oh well....
This is a MBT (main battle tank) from the Italian army and the brand is Trumpeter and the scale is 1/35.
I used Tamiya paint for painting and shadings and MIG pigments and some artist pastels (chalk) to simulate the mud effect.
I have to say, for my first time every using pigments and putting in such weathering effects on AFV model, I did really good.
I would like to thank my two teachers whom I met on FB, Mr. Glenn Burford and Mr. Chris Bryan ( owner of http://www.modelmakerz.net/ ) for always answering my question regarding scale models and my good friend Miguel Escobar, who helped me with the feed back and Steve Woods ( again, a modeler I met on FB ) whose T-72 dio has helped me alot with this one.
So without further ado, I present to you , my master piece in scale modeling - Trumpeter 1/35 C1 Ariete MBT
I took quite a bit of photos showings exactly what I have done and how they look like -
Here is the link to the Muds and weathering I put on the wheels -
LINK - HERE
And Here is the Link to the TOP views - to see the dust and shadings from top -
LINK - HERE
And here is the Link to the Close up views of the accessories of the tank -
LINK - HERE
I hope this beauty is to your liking. I haven't touched scale models for quite some times, it feels so thrilling to work on this and finish this with improved standards from 2 years ago..
Thank you all for reading. Stay Tuned for more.