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Re: italeri 1/35 Puma

Postby gibbs » Wed May 13, 2015 6:58 pm

got further with this today than I thought I would as I'm now at the point where it's on it's feet, in the process of this I found a better way for spraying the hubs of wheels where instead of having them on sticks stuck in a polystyrene block I stuck them to a sheet of cardboard and propped it on it's side to spray them
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Re: italeri 1/35 Puma

Postby gibbs » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:18 pm

Work on the interior for this began some time towards the end of last month the following photo's show how it progressed
Ready for paint
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ready to install
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Installed ready to be closed up
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Closed up and masked ready for paint
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Re: italeri 1/35 Puma

Postby gibbs » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:21 pm

The base coat goes on
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The gun ready to be cut down for the metal barrel
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The metal barrel is installed
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One turret fitted and base coated
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The airbrushing continues
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Re: italeri 1/35 Puma

Postby gibbs » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:30 pm

The decals go on
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And then time to weather it
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The most annoying thing about this build is an oring failed in my airbrush halfway through and when I tried to order a spare because the airbrush was out of production they wanted me to pay 3 times what the airbrush cost me to get the part luckily I was able to fix it with plumbers tape so I could finish the build
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As a result of this I decided to put in a bit more on top of what the o ring cost and order one from a reputable manufacturer instead of some factory in China
So with my wallet nearly £90 down I treated my self to a Harder and Steenbeck Ultra 2 in 1 as a late birthday present to myself using some of the money I'd received from the family so I currently feel like a kid at Christmas :D
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I apologise now for how this has been presented and I'll try an update as I go along next time :oops:
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Re: italeri 1/35 Puma

Postby Frank » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:46 am

I have always liked the Puma, and that is a nice looking build.

Really annoying about the airbrush, but by the sound of it you will be better with the new one, at least you will be able to get spares for it.
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Re: italeri 1/35 Puma

Postby Whiterook » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:56 pm

Wow....beautiful build! I love the way that metal barrel came out, and I compliment you on going that route. It really is making the kit something special. Nice camo work, too...the weathering looks awesome and gives a proper *used* look.

Question on the decals: Do you use decal solvent or similar? an what do you use beneath them? They look very clean and set nice....I was just wondering what your method is.
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Re: italeri 1/35 Puma

Postby gibbs » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:23 pm

Whiterook wrote:Wow....beautiful build! I love the way that metal barrel came out, and I compliment you on going that route. It really is making the kit something special. Nice camo work, too...the weathering looks awesome and gives a proper *used* look.

Question on the decals: Do you use decal solvent or similar? an what do you use beneath them? They look very clean and set nice....I was just wondering what your method is.


This was the first kit where I used microsol and set it worked well on this but I really like how it went on the spitfire as it pulled the decals into the panel lines making them look as if they are painted on my only complaint is the smell of micro set but I can get round that by wearing the respirator while I do it
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Re: italeri 1/35 Puma

Postby Whiterook » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:55 pm

Yeah, my forst attempts with Micro Sol and Set were not spectacular, and I personally found that I required a learning curve with the stuff. That surprised me, actually....as it would seem a simple process. But I orginally (and if you ask me now, am still) confused with which went on first! Next decals session, I will undoubtedly go back to Nick's posts on the stuff :lol:

Was this the first tome you worked on a kit with a metal barrel? I've yet to and I am wondering how difficult it is. I am assuming you need to use CA glue with it.
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Re: italeri 1/35 Puma

Postby Geek44 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:15 am

Looks like a great build. Very clean. There are so many things you can do to add interest to such a paint job. Simple stuff anybody can manage.
I think I should do a tutorial thread ;) .
Awesome Puma Gibbs...I'd love to build one of these one day...so many kits, so little time.
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Re: italeri 1/35 Puma

Postby McCoy » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:16 pm

Geek44 wrote:I think I should do a tutorial thread ;)


Why not mate! You've to be the best paint chipper that I know...
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