Getting back in the Saddle
After a loooonnnggg hiatus after retiring from the military, I recently decided to get back in the hobby and also write a first post. This is one of my first, the Revell Porsche Jr. 108 tractor. I saw an article here a while back that inspired me to try this kit. It is a snap tight but using cement and a tiny bit of putty here and there it built easily...a fun build. I grew up on a farm and we had several smaller tractors like this one for work around the yard and pastures. I used Tamiya paints exclusively. This was the first time using the hair spray technique for weathering and I was pleased with the results. The base coat was their hull red with a bit of orange mixed in it. The faded top coat was their flat red whitened a bit. The rims were white with a bit of yellow to make a cream color...trial and error. I discovered a bottle of Pactra weather paint (remember the little square plastic jars) which I used on the muffler. I added wires to the alternator to finish it up. Now need to dirty up the tires a bit. Thanks for looking. Gary
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