Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Hobbyboss 1/35 Panhard EBR FL-10

Yes, this is one of the last few models I finished before I had to leave the UK and return to this god forsaken country called Burma which I am still stuck even until now as I am figuring out my next move as in where to go and how to go so ( go as in migrate ).

This is a kit that I bought on impulse. I was buying some supplies and paints from Creative Models (UK) and they have this fantastic deals plus a free delivery for 30 quids and over so .. yeah.. :P 

I cannot remember the exact shade of green but I'm very sure I used Nato Green as a base and work on it for the darker and lighter tones. Yes, I did the highlights and shadows ( no, not full modulation as I don't really like it that much) but the nicely contrasted colours were buried under my dust effects.

The dusts effects were two fold, the first step was oil-wash, dust colour ( napels yellow ) all around the nook and cranies and on top it, pigments were simply scattered, pushed into place with a soft brush and fixed with white spirit. Using white spirit is perfect if you don't want the pigments to be dissolved. Then the dust pigments were brushed on the other parts of the vehicles. I choose to leave the bag over the turret gap off. Hate that look.

The kit itself is a very nice kit and the build was fun. The photo-etch fret is well done, with clean, crisp parts and small attachment points to the sprues. The tires have well made tread pattern and nicely raised Michelin markings on the side(which you can see on the photos). The inner "auxiliary" wheels have a non centered seam that may be diffiuclt to deal with. The decals look nice, with colors being registered well. The instructions are clearly drawn and laid out in an easily followed, non-crowded manner. A one page markings and painting guide is included, with paint / markings shown for a single olive green French vehicle.

This model went together like a dream, smoothly and without any major issues. I genuinely enjoyed building this kit, and doing a little research on it, as I had exactly zero prior knowledge regarding it.

This is one of the few kits that I am absolutely happy with what I did. I did have to nitpick about some boo-boos but the enjoyment and seeing it finished far weight the boo-boos
It's time for the photos - 
(Just click on the smaller ones and they will pop out )

The running gears -

Some random close ups -

And as usual, my show case photos from various angles -

And as usual from me -

I couldn't keep building if not for my supporting friends and comrades. Thank you guys for always supporting me. Thank you dear readers for your patronage as well.

Until Next time.