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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