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Takom Iraqi Type 69-II WIP
Doodeck
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 10:44 AM UTC
Finished paint job and chipping on body. Still have to work on some oils and pigments. Don't know what to think about the chips, so any comment, good or bad is welcome.







panzerbob01
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 07:23 PM UTC
Hi!

I think that you have a good start, but.... OK. You have many pretty substantial "chips" or scars in the paint. That's fine, however, IF you are seeking to depict a heavily-scarred tank with substantial chips scattered around, you NEED to make sure that most or all exposed edges (boxes, hull and fender edges, fitting and cover edges, etc.) are pretty consistently chipped or worn away to primer or metal to go along with the big chips. Right now, it looks more like a guy to a hammer and sporadically banged around on things - the chipping does not "hang together" as a generally worn and tired tank look.

A good way to add on the continuity of worn edge paint is to do some dry-brushing over most or all those edges. I think doing so will greatly help what I think you are seeking to show! But keep it LIGHT!

Just a suggestion!

Cheers! Bob

PS: There is one of these things at Bovington's tank museum, I think... And there are some good pics of it on the internet. Take a look and see how the overall wear and chipping appear and use that as your guide.

I have this kit - and I'm going to use that Bovington specimen as my painting guide!
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 02:28 PM UTC
There are a lot of large chips. I think more smaller chips and less larger chips. Look for size and placement of chips. There is also some rust and oil/grease stains. Look where the paint is wearing off.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Type_69-II_Iraq.jpg/1024px-Type_69-II_Iraq.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Type_69-II_tank.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d1/Rear_view_of_an_ex-Iraqi_Type_69-II_tank_at_the_Bovington_Tank_Museum.jpg/800px-Rear_view_of_an_ex-Iraqi_Type_69-II_tank_at_the_Bovington_Tank_Museum.jpg

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/cv/tank/Type59/Type59_00.jpg&key=688308d206c28ef90a4c1a35809f8d88eb2cd598b7ead20ae8fb1b517a4f6f59

http://www.toadmanstankpictures.com/t-69_41.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/87/58/b5/8758b52a6f28658dc020012b331432d1.jpg

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XIqkTxtrooQ/V7rAe3k_sUI/AAAAAAAB5Eg/yPoCwZIzRZ8BrOIa7ZBn8CU-npJzQR1YgCLcB/s1600/Bovington_Tank_Museum_331_Type_69-II_chinese_tank.jpg

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56257533@N07/25659752980/

https://www.armyrecognition.com/images/stories/middle_east/iraq/main_battle_tank/type_69/Type_69_iraqi_army_main_battle_tank_640.jpg

https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4283/35053660263_5429e993e0_b.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/474x/c0/fd/e2/c0fde2dc4018472350257e1fa353a638.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/474x/75/88/61/758861a57eaadaf6eb744c6f0e83fbf5.jpg
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 06:11 PM UTC
Thanks for the feedback guys. I was using Scratches effect fluid, hoping to get finer results, but it didn't work as expected. Anyway, decided to strip the paint, soaked the model in IPA for few days, but had a lot of "gunked" paint left in impossible to reach areas. Now the model rests in the box, and will probably end as a test subject for destroyed and burnt vehicle techniques...
You live, you learn...
TopSmith
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:55 PM UTC
I am not sure what IPA is. Was the paint enamel or acrylic? If it was acrylic soak it in isopropyl alcohol for an hour or so and take a toothbrush and you can get the hard to get paint out. You might also use a water pick. It should be as good as new.
long_tom
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 02:17 PM UTC
Question: did you do anything with the tires, which reportedly have overly-thick ribs? Also I wondered how you got them off those awful sprues?