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PostSubject: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sat 31 Jan 2015, 11:45 pm

bought this 2 years ago at the Southwell show for about 5 quid....been wanting to do it for ages...sometimes a challenge to do something thats not quite as easy as a Tamiya lol..........and as you can see this has a bit of flash.........honestly dont know how well its going to go together

plan is to do a white winter wash...possibly by combining hair spray technique with using some latex for chipping, and then on a bi carb base for the snow.............none of this i have tried before lol lol lol...all a learning experience




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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sun 01 Feb 2015, 12:41 am

Paul.... you should try this stuff. It works much better than bi-carb/baking soda. I used naking soda on a tank dio and it works OK, but is very delicate afterwards.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Army-Painter-BNIB-Battlefields-Snow-/311121238433?pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&hash=item48704559a1


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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Wed 04 Feb 2015, 12:36 pm

this is a bit like that Zvedza kit i did last year....no pin/hole locating points, all butt joints so theres room for error, getting a few gaps but they have already been filled since this pic...instructions arnt great either lol....bit vague in places




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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Wed 04 Feb 2015, 1:04 pm

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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Wed 04 Feb 2015, 3:01 pm

Cool looking tank - and it's got headlights.
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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sat 07 Feb 2015, 10:14 pm

ready for a splash of primer.....hope to get some green on tomorrow




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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sat 07 Feb 2015, 10:54 pm

I like the winter camo treatment.

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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sat 07 Feb 2015, 11:30 pm

Sam wrote:
I like the winter camo treatment.



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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 5:09 pm

got to try out my new airbrush at last...........quite happy with it, think i still need to experiment with it a little....seems even valejo air likes a drop of H2O to make it flow....must get some of the proper stuff next time i see some............and i got it a bit thin on the barrel but thats not a problem cos the whole thing will get a white wash camo over the top


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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 5:56 pm

Missed this one, so far so good mate and defo not bad for a fiver.

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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 6:03 pm

Seems I missed it too Paul sorry.

Looking good so far, quite interested in the white wash camo to see what it looks like.

I think the BA-10 that i made was an Eastern Express kit, the only problem i got was the decals don't like to spend too long in the water or they break up on application. The model itself went together quite well barring a little flash removal if memory serves.
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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 7:35 pm


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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Tue 10 Feb 2015, 6:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sun 15 Feb 2015, 9:07 pm

so this is a combination of latex and hairspray techniques.....not sure if to take any more off or not or leave it be..any thoughts from the masses?.....put some cyrillic script slogans on the side of the turret that i had left over from another soviet project from a few years ago...thought it would look good with the paint wearing off with them underneath

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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sun 15 Feb 2015, 10:05 pm

Just my opinion Paul but I'd tale a considerabel amount more off.

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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sun 15 Feb 2015, 11:35 pm

I'd go for more as well, mainly on the outer edges and front of the hull.

There's no right or wrong though mate, just varying opinions from different people.
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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Mon 16 Feb 2015, 2:56 pm

Very good results with that technique. My only observation is that with that level of wear on the paint in spots, the larger unworn areas look too white and pristine.

Great work, Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Tue 17 Feb 2015, 1:41 am

I can't comment on weathering since I haven't seen any fotos from that battle area in Winter. It looks stark, but in Winter white is dominant. Thanx for an interesting and unusual kit!
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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Tue 17 Feb 2015, 10:11 am






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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sat 21 Feb 2015, 8:01 pm

so after a week of not being able to do much cos of silly shift pattern ive managed to get back to the bench today

road wheels on, a few ancillary bits n bobs painted up ready to attach later






decided im not going to add a wash to the tank..........dont think it would add anything to what i have pictured in my mind

ive also painted up the track components which will be the next job to attach.......had fun with them.....the instructions are pretty useless even if i could read Russian Cyrillic!! lol.........googling pics made things more confusing so i googled the instructions for the Tamiya BT-7 since i figured that would at least be in English....the colour call out was 'old iron'......which sounds like rust to me lol lol lol........had some revell aqua rust which was a bit too red and bright,...added some black.......then a good dose of a black wash (some Vallejo Game Ink stuff ive never tried before)....going to try and get them on tonight so you will have to wait til tomorrow so i can take pics

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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sat 21 Feb 2015, 9:49 pm

Yes, the wash would not add anything. It's looking good, nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sun 22 Feb 2015, 8:51 pm

tracks put on.......pain in the proverbial!.......dodgy instructions and for some reason lots of spare links...any dodgy joins will get hidden under some snow, hopefully.....added some bits like machine guns and exhausts......since i took the pics ive also added some stowage on the fenders




started work on the base but dont know if its going to work or not so might have to switch to a back up plan lol

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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sun 22 Feb 2015, 9:11 pm

I think it looks rather authentic Paul.

Looking forward to the base your going to do, that will really set it off.
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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Sun 22 Feb 2015, 9:39 pm

Looking really good Paul.

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PostSubject: Re: BT7 Soviet Tank   Mon 23 Feb 2015, 3:05 am

Looks like a well used Tank to me.
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