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A new way to make tarps ?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 04:52 AM UTC
New to me and very clever ! (about 1/2 way down the page)

https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/02/build-guide-pt-ii-135th-scale-m1a2-sep.html#more

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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 04:57 AM UTC

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New to me and very clever ! (about 1/2 way down the page)

https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/02/build-guide-pt-ii-135th-scale-m1a2-sep.html#more

Sean



I am a big fan of Andy Moore's builds. He imparts a lot of great techniques. His African T-55 AMV build was the inspiration for the one I built. Always great to see his posts!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 05:09 AM UTC
Didn't realize the T-55 AMV was from the same builder, that is a nice one !

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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 05:12 AM UTC

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Didn't realize the T-55 AMV was from the same builder, that is a nice one !

Sean



Yup, I can almost tell even from the pictures alone that it is one of his builds. Then, when you read the texts you discover how much more information he is providing. He is a top class modeler to me. So glad he is very unselfish in sharing his skills.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 05:23 AM UTC
That tarp is ingenious and a very nice looking M1, top notch.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 06:36 AM UTC
Great idea, kinda like Vallejo's water technique, I like it. https://acrylicosvallejo.com/en/water-textures/
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 07:08 AM UTC
Probably one of THE best and above all realistic (not 'artistic') AFV builds I have ever seen and the tarp idea is quite ingenious in both its simplicity and the end effect.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 11:13 AM UTC
Been using that method for years. Better effect if PVA is painted onto fine wet or dry abrasive paper. Build up a couple of layers and make sure the outside, that is the shiny side is hidden. You can combine two layers back to back if hiding the smooth shiny surface is not possible. Careful when fixing though and don't use water soluble adhesive which could soften the sheet. I use superglue or Evo Stik contact adhesive.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 12:19 AM UTC
Very similar to the technique covered in great detail in this Armorama article.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 02:18 AM UTC

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Been using that method for years. Better effect if PVA is painted onto fine wet or dry abrasive paper. Build up a couple of layers and make sure the outside, that is the shiny side is hidden. You can combine two layers back to back if hiding the smooth shiny surface is not possible. Careful when fixing though and don't use water soluble adhesive which could soften the sheet. I use superglue or Evo Stik contact adhesive.



Are you coating it onto the sandpaper for texture ?

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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:59 AM UTC
that is a very cool way to make tarps
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 03:03 AM UTC
Tarps and stowage have always been my weakest area; but that technique looks simple enough where even I won't screw it up...much!



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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 05:22 AM UTC

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Very similar to the technique covered in great detail in this Armorama article.




Umm, no, no it isn't. In this method the polymer is the tarp, with nothing else. In the previous article you cite, tissue is used for the tarp but it is strengthened by adding a polymer. The polymers aren't even the same.

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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 07:56 AM UTC
http://imgur.com/a/qHMiuZv.jpg
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:24 PM UTC
he used to be very active on britmodeller but not so much now, I know there was a bit of drama over there a year or so ago and I think a lot of people left or reduced their input there greatly.

I did like his bandai builds, he really did think outside the box when it came to those kits
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:49 PM UTC

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he used to be very active on britmodeller but not so much now, I know there was a bit of drama over there a year or so ago and I think a lot of people left or reduced their input there greatly.

I did like his bandai builds, he really did think outside the box when it came to those kits



Who are you talking about?
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:45 PM UTC

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he used to be very active on britmodeller but not so much now, I know there was a bit of drama over there a year or so ago and I think a lot of people left or reduced their input there greatly.

I did like his bandai builds, he really did think outside the box when it came to those kits



Who are you talking about?



My guess is Andy Moore.
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 04:33 AM UTC

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he used to be very active on britmodeller but not so much now, I know there was a bit of drama over there a year or so ago and I think a lot of people left or reduced their input there greatly.

I did like his bandai builds, he really did think outside the box when it came to those kits



Who are you talking about?



My guess is Andy Moore.



Don't think so, he's posted on Britmodeller very recently.