View Full Version: Us M3a1 Stuart

ScaleModelsMalaysia > Armour > Us M3a1 Stuart


Title: Us M3a1 Stuart
Description: US M3A1 STUART


kwongyan - April 5, 2009 07:51 AM (GMT)
Hmmm ... another quick build
Academy 1/35 US M3A1 STUART LIGHT TANK

duhh ... messed up the tracks :( ... gotta remove it and use the rubber tracks
and some silvering decals :o

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

thanks for looking

Loo CK - April 5, 2009 08:20 AM (GMT)
KwongYan,
one heck of a cute and compact tank. For a minute there, I thought I was staring at a Mechwarrior especially on the heads on frontal shot.....

The weathering is subrle but methinks you might need to matt down the decals

masterqq - April 6, 2009 02:24 AM (GMT)
Wow.. very nice.. I like the color too, may i know which green color you used..


ahhow - April 6, 2009 02:40 AM (GMT)
Not bad, but the tracks is wrong ;)

rtfoe - April 6, 2009 02:55 AM (GMT)
Nice weathering KwongYan, and Loo's advise is right about the decals.

I see the problem with the tracks. You should have glued the connector pins joining the track treads, then it would have been easy to wrap round the wheels. As it is the track is held by glue only.

Luckily you have spare tracks.

Richard.

kwongyan - April 6, 2009 05:59 AM (GMT)
richard, ahhow ...
yeah, i had real big tough time with the tracks. actually the first time i use those errrr individual tracks ? all my other tanks used the rubber tracks. hmmm ... should SFTPM organise a Track Building Workshop B) ?

masterqq,
the green i use is olive drab
1st layer spray with dark brown + black
after that , spray layers of mixture of olive drab + gray + black, with every layer, lesser gray and black. errr , but there is no systematic order larr ... i just simply mix and taruk until i like the color. it might not be realistic, but as long as i feel its ok, just ok lorr kekekek

and Loo, yeeppp , gotta matt down the decal ... but right now, no mood coz my brand new airbrush is gone ... gone goneee :(

ohhh .. forgot about chipping ... will do it once got the motivation

cptan - April 6, 2009 06:06 AM (GMT)
Impressive... to be frank out of the wide range of AFV and tanks, I particularly love tankette like this one.

Keep up the good work and try get over your disease air brush lar.

CPTan

ahhow - April 6, 2009 06:17 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (kwongyan @ Apr 6 2009, 01:59 PM)
richard, ahhow ...
yeah, i had real big tough time with the tracks. actually the first time i use those errrr individual tracks ? all my other tanks used the rubber tracks. hmmm ... should SFTPM organise a Track Building Workshop  B)  ?

masterqq,
the green i use is olive drab
1st layer spray with dark brown + black
after that , spray layers of mixture of olive drab + gray + black, with every layer, lesser gray and black. errr , but there is no systematic order larr ... i just simply mix and taruk until i like the color. it might not be realistic, but as long as i feel its ok, just ok lorr kekekek

and Loo, yeeppp , gotta matt down the decal ... but right now, no mood coz my brand new airbrush is gone ... gone goneee  :(

ohhh .. forgot about chipping ... will do it once got the motivation

Sure olive drab? More like olive green to me. Or is it white balance problem? ^_^
For the tracks, please read my M5A1 post, u can amend them as ALPHA7 suggestion.
http://z12.invisionfree.com/ScaleModelsMal...wtopic=1064&hl=

kwongyan - April 6, 2009 06:25 AM (GMT)
ahhow,
yepp...maybe the camera settings
pretty sure its an olive drab bottle that i used.

cptan...
i can't get over my airbrush so fast ... its brand new ... sob sob sob ... need to sell some of my kits in the inventory to buy a new airbrush

Alpha7 - April 6, 2009 08:03 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (ahhow @ Apr 6 2009, 02:17 PM)

Sure olive drab? More like olive green to me. Or is it white balance problem? ^_^
For the tracks, please read my M5A1 post, u can amend them as ALPHA7 suggestion.
http://z12.invisionfree.com/ScaleModelsMal...wtopic=1064&hl=

I also have this kit. Bought it specially so that I can use the spare set of tracks to replace the ones that came with my Tamiya M3A1 :D

As for matting down the decals, perhaps a little dusting with pastels would be enough to remove the sheen.

Also don't forget to paint the headlights.

kwongyan - April 8, 2009 12:10 AM (GMT)
guys
thanks for the input
will follow up
and hopefully a better build next round ... cheers
happy modelling

modelsinfinescale - April 10, 2009 01:49 PM (GMT)
This Academy kit caught my eye also but when I read the review, the 'Panadol' link tracks and large number of parts lazy ol' me opted for the Tamiya one instead.

Alpha7, I beg to differ. Pastel powders will make the silvering more prominent and conspicious. The pigment particles are going to settle on the edges of the clear film. Horrors!!! kwongyan, what you can try is to spray Future over it. One layer might not be enough so allow to dry ( essential coz Future tend to puddle ) and put on more coats until the Future is thick enough to be flush with the surface. You can detect this fairly accurately by looking at the surface towards the light and at an angle. When you're satisfied, flat coat. Repair jobs require experience and I hope it works for you as well as it has for me.

Cheers
Patrick

wuichong - June 2, 2009 03:52 AM (GMT)
kwongyan you have a nice paint job. I think the fuel tank need to be added some chain there, please refer the box art, they have the chain. This kit too many small parts, i just built mine, pending for paint it up. I will share mine when finish.

Blackheart - June 2, 2009 04:00 AM (GMT)
:D good job..although a few detail parts can be improve..but hey...you already done a beautiful job..congrat :D




* Hosted for free by InvisionFree