Not a ‘Fury’
Started in 2018 after a good friend realised he just wouldn’t be able to ‘do it justice’, he also included the Legend resin stowage set – which is huge !. Build began in October that year, then I put it to one side in early 2019 to pick-up another project.
So after spending most of last year on the ‘Shelf of Forgetfulness’ I brought it back to the bench in November, and have grabbed a few sessions here and there since then.
This was the first time I’d used Mig acrylics – the full OD modulation set, also included by my friend – not surprisingly I was VERY nervous about this entirely new (to me) way of painting an AFV, but by watching a number of excellent YT tutorials and having a new bottle of ‘brave pills’ to hand I simply tried it and… well I think I got lucky, first time out. After the decalling I simply weathered and faded the model in the usual way with a pin wash, overall washes, oil-dot filter and finally pigments (ughhhh). Used another ‘new’ product for the final matt coat – Migs’ Ultra Matt ‘Lucky’ Varnish (A.Mig 2050). Really scary when I tested it on the underside, as it immediately went-on ‘milky’, but after ten mins it dried so matt, that light simply falls into it – nil reflectivity, bl**dy marvelous stuff but only apply in VERY light mist coats.
One of Tamiya’s very best and an utter joy to build. Won’t be to everyones’ taste and definitely will upset some Shermaholics I’m sure. No matter please feel free to ask any questions, make any comments or pass-along any criticisms.
Happy New to all here at iM, best from NZ.
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