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Corrections on the base

I was about to lay down the base colors when I realized Meng’s error in creating his base. Of course, it wouldn’t matter much if one assumes that we’ll cover everything with mud in a while anyway. Still, according to Meng, the idea is a bit strange if one believes that we’ll only paint the attached diorama. It’s all about the tank’s tracks on the ground. The whole model is designed to run over sandbags laid in front of the trench, as they even have properly formed indentations. Meng designed imprinted marks along the entire hull, or rather underneath it,[…]

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Meng FT17 after wash diorama scale modeling

Washes applied to FT 17

Washes’e because I didn’t limit myself to laying down one color or type of this technique. Ready-made products from Spanish manufacturers have taught modelers to use this technique in quite a limited way because they are dense and difficult to wash. Our Oil Washes are in the opposite direction – maximum transparency to a reasonable effect, strong matte, the effect of a fine layer of dirt, which can be freely modulated and molded without washing the whole model with some cotton balls. Why bother! I did not use any clear coat to protect the Tamiya-painted surface. At all. I put[…]

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Meng Ft-17 painted
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On The Modellers World TV YouTube channel:

In this episode, we paint the Meng FT-17 tank’s tracks and exhaust mufflers in a realistic and spectacular way.