Komatsu 1/48 Japanese Bulldozer
This is the Tamiya 1/48 Komatsu G40 bulldozer, built a couple of years ago. It’s the second 1/48 Tamiya armour kit I’ve done and I can’t say enough about how nice they are. This is stress-free modelling at its best: every piece just slots into place as it should, detail is sharp, the tracks are one-piece styrene mouldings and the whole package exudes quality.
After just a couple of evenings the model was ready for the fun stages, painting and weathering. I used the salt technique for the random, organic rust on the blade and the patchy paintwork on the hood, but most of the chipping and scratching was just painted on with dark-brown Vallejo acrylic and a fine brush. Pigments, a silver pencil and watercolours were also pressed into service.
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