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Tamiya 1/35 Opel Blitz 6 years 6 months ago #1

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I was sure I had posted this already, but after spending the past 20 minutes looking through all of my posts, it appears not.

I've been working on and off with this one for a year or so. It is a typical Tamiya kit, it goes together like a dream. I've added a few pieces from the Passion Models PE set. I'm going for a DAK finish, with a weathered dark yellow over german grey. I had my first attempt at salt weathering with this. I'm reasonably happy with it so far, except for some overly vigourous brushing which removed a door handle which will need to be replaced.













I need to do detail painting next, then follow it up with a coat of future before more weathering

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Tamiya 1/35 Opel Blitz 6 years 6 months ago #2

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Good progress Andrew,looking good chipped up,
Done a wee bit on mine tonight

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Thanks Glenn :)

Yeah, I'm quite happy with the salt method of chipping.

Look forward to seeing progress pics of yours B)

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Tamiya 1/35 Opel Blitz 6 years 6 months ago #4

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Very nice, i want to use the salt method on my M548 canopy... hope it comes out as good as this. :)

What make/type of primer did you use?
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I like it mate! It looks very neat. Are you going to replicate finer wear from boots, sand - paint that's just been rubbed thin?

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Thanks guys :)

Grant, for this one I used some sandable primer I picked up from Mitre 10, just a flat white primer.

Gary, I'll see how I go, I might sponge some extra dark yellow on to make the german grey showing throug less intense in some areas. I really need to take some better pics in more light to show the effect better

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Tamiya 1/35 Opel Blitz 6 years 5 months ago #7

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I've been working away on the Opel lately so time for an update.

We got a miniskip bin in a few weeks ago to do a big clean up in the garage. Amongst the stuff I found an old Italeri Opel kit that had been crushed in the box. Luckily the canvas cover was still in one piece, and even better was a great fit for the Tamiya kit :woohoo: I gave it a coat of Tamiya Khaki with the airbrush and then added several drops of buff and sprayed it on the raised areas to highlight them. I also fitted a replacement door handle from the spares box. I still need to do a little more detail painting to have it ready for a coat of Future.



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Nice Andrew, like the chipping. Must give the salt method a go one day it looks really effective.
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Tamiya 1/35 Opel Blitz 1 year 7 months ago #9

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Woohoo, another 4 year + one back :woohoo:

Gloss coat on this too

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Tamiya 1/35 Opel Blitz 1 year 7 months ago #10

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The run is on here. Go for it Andrew!!
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Tamiya 1/35 Opel Blitz 1 year 6 months ago #11

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Far out, you are on a roll.
Looking awesome.

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Tamiya 1/35 Opel Blitz 1 year 6 months ago #12

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Love 'soft skin' subjects like trucks, jeeps, ambulances etc. Great work Andrew, shaping-up to be one of your best (IMHO).


Ian.

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'Soft Skin' / non-Armour GB, anyone ?
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Tamiya 1/35 Opel Blitz 1 year 6 months ago #13

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Yeah I'd be keen I've got a few Blitz's and some of the new British softskins from the likes of Mirror models and Thunder models to build. Can't start anything for a wee while as I'm working flat out on renovations atm.

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Tamiya 1/35 Opel Blitz 1 year 6 months ago #14

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I found it a great kit, will be fascinated to see your take completed

And also a yes to softskin gb, I have a couple of nice ones in the pile

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Tamiya 1/35 Opel Blitz 1 year 6 months ago #15

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Thanks guys B)

I'm taking a sabbatical from Group Builds. My finish rate, despite my enthusiasm for them, is rather embarrassing :blush:

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