Since I lost the canopy in the Bf110E while the building was suspended, I checked the parts runner and accessories before starting. This may be common sense among modelers, but I wasn’t too worried about it. Well, I can’t do anything about checking the contents of a kit that’s been around a long time since I bought it, but at least I don’t want to be surprised during my making to notice losing the parts. Also, the basic point is that if I stop working, it is important to put all the parts in one box. I can work on it as soon as I feel like it, which might be an advantage of leaving it on my desk. I’m scared that once I put it in a box, the hurdle for a restart of making it will go up.
I bought a set of Creos replacement glue brushes because the ones I had been using for quite some time were worn out. Because the brush tip is gathered, the adhesive does not hold much, but it is good. If the brush of primer or mark softer is worn out, it can be used there. A reasonable price of about 500 yen.
There were many explanations attached to the Tamiya plastic models in the past. I miss it. But do recent kits also have detailed explanations in a separate sheet? I think there was a time when there was not much explanation between legacy kits and recent products.
If it’s only an anti-tank gun, I think it will be assembled soon, but this is for this time. I was in a hurry because I couldn’t find the parts of the airplane plastic model. If possible, I would like to complete that air kit.
The anti-tank gun was completed. When the wheel is bonded to the axle, there is not much adhesion point and it cannot be firmly fixed. It’s a display model and the wheels don’t need to rotate, so it’s stuck firmly.
I thought it would be more precise if only the head was made of resin. However, since the body and head of the three anti-tank artillery units are connected, it is difficult to cut off the heads unless the pose is changed. I think I’ll use these parts after carving a little with a design knife.
I finished assembling the figures. The mold of the face, especially the eyes, was not clear, When I worked on the eyes with an awl, I got a strange face. It is an old figure, but the mold is not so bad and the pose is very good.
After airbrushing the field gray of Creos, I lightly sprayed the flat fresh with Tamiya acrylic. Since I want to paint fine details with oil, I think the rough feeling of Tamiya acrylic is easy to paint.
Including the old-established German gray of Cleos, the fading color is now released, so we can adjust the color as we like. Looking at it this way, it may not have been necessary to undercoat with black. The bulletproof plate is also small, so I don’t think it’s possible to separate them with an airbrush.
I don’t like it when I use gold brush paint on shells and cartridges, so I used airbrush paint on small parts. I wanted to paint it with Tamiya enamel gold, but I didn’t have it. For some reason that gold was not diluted well with enamel thinner in the past, but I wonder if it has been improved.
This anti-tank gun was mounted on various vehicles such as tanks and self-propelled anti-tank guns. In particular, in tank Type IV, when the gun was switched from a short barrel to a 75 mm gun with a long barrel, the attack power improved tremendously.
The field uniform of the German army has a strong impression of green when the year is young. At the end of World War II, it looks like khaki. Is this just fading like the Afrika Korps? But the materials may be slightly different. These soldiers were green uniforms when the German army was still in full force.
They were not tank hunters, but all three of them had a tank-smashing emblem on their sleeve. There are gold and silver strike badges, but maybe 5 of them are gold and 1 of them is silver. I also decided that some soldiers wear a Grade 2 Iron Cross ribbon and a Grade 1 Iron Cross. If I’m going to build it anyway, it’s better to set it as an excellent unit.
When I painted the figure for the first time in a long time, the color of the skin was too white. But it’s because they are Europeans. They were field soldiers, so it might have been better to make them brown.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build them little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see me here occasionally.