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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2019, 10:30:57 PM »
Looking Outstanding! Your hand painted black lines are fantastic!
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2019, 01:13:42 AM »
Thanks again guys,
The black lines are really...really easy to paint.
I first painted a thin line between the colours, ignoring masking tape "corners".
After that I made it wider, jagged and added the "thorns" with a somewhat larger brush.
All done in a flowing la-di-da-dom-di-dom fashion. Think it took me maybe 10 minutes. :)


Now busy with enamel washes (Ammo Mig) to kick some life into it.
This is the first time I use enamel washes (and oils later on) and I must say...fantastic stuff!
Being able to blend the washes with thinner is great. Much nicer than acrylic (Vallejo) washes.

Found a nice tiny chain to make chains to retain the pins for the towing eyes. And suitable wood to make wooden handles for the spade, pick axe and sledgehammer.

But, for now the washes and oils will keep me busy...oh and those darn shells and ammo trays. :o

More soon,

Robin  :)
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2019, 02:56:25 PM »
thank you Robin!
keep up the great work!
ciao
edo

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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2019, 06:56:56 AM »
Thanks Edo,

Far more challenging is the paint chipping. :o
What makes it very difficult is...it's a tiny tank (IRL), the model has the size of a "regular sized" 1/35 scale model, but it is 1/16 scale.
Painting the chips the right size and the right amount is outright weird.
I do these things underneath a magnifying lamp, but I have to hold it away from me and see the bigger picture to see what's right (or wrong).

Started with the "wheel pods"....these things see the most wear and tear, but I hate to overdo it.
This is what I see close up....and I think it looks over the top. Scary!


But this is the same....on the kit (dry fit)...

Now it looks like a very moderate chipping. Small tank...large scale.

Very odd.

Robin  :)
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2019, 02:58:59 AM »
I do a lot of small, but time consuming stuff right now...


Made the small chains for the towing eye pins (dry fit...need touching up)




Replaced the plastic tool handles with wood...not weathered yet.


And started working on the track links.
Each link is made of 3 parts, because of all the little corners I thought it was best to paint the parts on the sprue before construction.
I removed as many tabs as possible to minimize paint damage later on. Will give it another coat of paint after I put the tracks together. Plus weathering of course.

More soon, thanks for watching,

Robin  :)


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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2019, 03:16:10 AM »
Impressive detailing Robin, looks fantastic.

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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2019, 03:42:49 AM »
Chains, tools, and the other details look awesome!
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2019, 06:06:03 AM »
Terrific build log! I must get mine done next year, perhaps when I feel "rigged out"!

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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2019, 06:16:42 AM »
Thanks gentlemen.  :)
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2019, 06:41:34 AM »
Robin, the work you are doing on this tank is spectacular!  I have the 1/35 version and will use yours as a guide when I get around to building mine.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2019, 08:57:23 AM »
Thanks a lot Bud.  :)

Last update for today...

About the pick axe and those wedges.
I made the handle with the top end wider, but when I dropped the axe in...not wide enough at the end.
Since it was a pesky job to shape that handle, I fixed it instead of starting again.
Split the wood with the axe in place, so the splitting won't continue too far...and inserted some hardwood wedges to widen the top.

The other 2 tools were easy.

Finished half a track lenght...



Was a bit of a puzzle to get it right, but when you're on your way...not too much trouble.
I'm glad I painted the parts before assembling...a final run with the airbrush will do now.

More next weekend I guess. Showing more track links and (those darn) shells and ammo trays will be more of the same.

And maybe......maybe....I start with one of my stash planes after this. Maybe not. ;D

Robin  :)
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2019, 10:45:56 PM »
Really looking Fantastic! Nice work on the links!
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2019, 03:14:54 AM »
Thanks!  :)

I found some time and finished the tracks, tool brackets and gave the tank an oil dot filter.



Again...all still a dry fit.
I'll remove the tracks for weathering.
I'm still making up my mind about weathering, but I think I keep it light. A dusty look will do....not gonna plaster it with mud for sure.

More soon,

Robin  :)

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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2019, 07:50:24 AM »
Continuing to look awesome! Glad to hear you will not cover the Beautiful painting with Mud, even if that would be "true to a tank in service". Love your work!
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2019, 09:05:48 AM »
Thank you  :)

Tracks got an enamel "tracks wash" and need to dry before I continue with them.
Meanwhile...did the last paint chips on the hull...mainly around hatches and places where "stuff happens"...but also some random scratches.


Started with a lighter colour. paint damage.


Finished with where the paint left the building completely. ::)
Note the small chain in place and the towing chain.

More soon...and oh...I couldn't resist...



Together with the Hannover CL.II/III... my favorite WWI plane.
Now checking out the Aviattic lozenge and stipple decals...and must ask Bob about what I need...and a nice wooden prop....and...oh dear. :-\

New challenge on the horizon!
Had some rigging practise...but not a plane...



Well...argh!

Robin  ;D



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