Easy Eight in 48
Another 1:48 beauty from Tamiya that went together flawlessly. I started this kit intending to do it OOB. But every picture shows them loaded up to some extent. I added aftermarket gas cans, stowage and ropes. The weathering process was the most enjoyable part. I used dirt pigments and rush washes on the tracks. I used AK and Vallejo effects liquids and I used AK weathering pencils extensively on the body and running gear. The pencils have become my favorite weathering tool. They are very flexible–I used them for rust, dust, dirt, wear, chipping and colored some of the stowage pieces–and easy to manipulate and blend. They dry dead flat, but are not as hard as acrylics and enamels.
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