My one foray in braille scale
Simon N's excellent work has inspired me to share the results of my only try in small scale. It's Trumpeter's 1/72 scale JS III, very loosely based on photos of abandoned Soviet armor on Shitokan (sp?) Island off the east coast of Russia.
It's a decent little kit, very tiny of course. Fit was pretty good and molding/detail was, I thought, pretty good considering the limitations imposed by the model's size. Even the rubber band tracks played nice.
Here I found that Braille takes a different skill set than larger scales. It made my eyes hurt, could only work on it for about an hour at a time. Cleaning up mold lines and cutting off fenders resulted in a little blood loss as I am not accustomed to have the razor knife that close to my fingers, and holding on to the parts being worked on is quite interesting.
Painted with enamel rust tones, hairsprayed, and then covered with MM acrylic Soviet Armor Green. The hairspray coat did not work over well so I had to take a short bristled hard toothbrush to it in order to get some rust to show thru. This provided the additional benefit of color variation much to my surprise; an accidental discovery I'll use in the future.
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