Tamiya 1/35 Scale FLAK 37 Anti-Aircraft Gun
Lately, I've been in a rut when it comes to working on any of my current AC projects so I figured that I would put them away and tackle some subjects that I usually don't model. This FLAK gun model is one of my non- AC projects. I got cracking on it Wed last and just finished this morning. The model is built OOB, painted with MM enamel, weathered with a burn umber wash, lead pencil for chipping detail, and some subtle dry brushing. The weathering shows better in person than in the photos and I am not really into making my models look grungy. I usually spray a final flat coat using Floquil acrylic. Well, I ran out of the old formulation (out of production) and had to use the new formulation (made by Testors I believe)…the stuff was a complete disappointment to me as the final effect was anything but dead flat-more of a semi-gloss making chipping with a primsacolor or regular pencil difficult to apply. (anyone know of a good acrylic FLAT paint?) The base was purchased from a local crafts store, landscape was made from rail road grass and tree detail stuff I had laying around and the dirt is from my back yard. In the end, I really enjoyed building this model as it was a nice departure from my normal modeling palette and expanded my modeling technique and skill sets.
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