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1/16 Takom Renault FT 4 weeks 16 hours ago #1

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This was an impromptu build that happened when I saw the kit on sale at MightyApe a couple of weeks ago. When it got here, rather than stick it in the stash I decided to build it straight away. The build went mostly without problems. Three things though: 1. there are 200 parts in the tracks alone and a lot of clean up on those. I finished the tracks over several sessions in the evening with wine or two. 2. Just how the tracks fit together and are joined around the running gear is not clear from the instructions. You need to leave one section unassembled, join it, and then glue the final pad in place once joined. 3. I tried Tamiya's spray can TS-80 lacquer flat coat. I went on nicely and dried nice and flat, but it also mostly obliterated the careful application of weathering powders I had applied. I could reapply these maybe, but I feel this build has run its course. :P

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1/16 Takom Renault FT 4 weeks 14 hours ago #2

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Cool looking kit, looked at it many times but decided 1/16 is too big to go getting involved in. lovely clean job.
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1/16 Takom Renault FT 4 weeks 13 hours ago #3

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Really nice build. I always weather after the Tamiya fat coat for the very reason you suggest. This has turned out very well, beautifully in fact. Any interior?
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1/16 Takom Renault FT 4 weeks 4 hours ago #4

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Very nice German PZ grey finish.
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1/16 Takom Renault FT 3 weeks 6 days ago #5

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Bishop wrote: Really nice build. I always weather after the Tamiya fat coat for the very reason you suggest. This has turned out very well, beautifully in fact. Any interior?


There is a nice interior in there but I didn't spend too much effort on it and closed it up. I might take out another armour kit from the stash. :)

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1/16 Takom Renault FT 3 weeks 6 days ago #6

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Nice work Grant
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1/16 Takom Renault FT 3 weeks 6 days ago #7

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Wow Grant. pretty impressive quick build. Those tracks look awesome as does the grey paint job.
I like it a lot :woohoo:
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1/16 Takom Renault FT 2 weeks 2 days ago #8

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Have you guys seen the one converted to RC on You Tube very nice.

Thanks Henry

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1/16 Takom Renault FT 2 weeks 2 days ago #9

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Nice work B)

Tempted to get a can of the clear flat to try for myself.
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1/16 Takom Renault FT 2 weeks 2 days ago #10

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Andrew wrote: Tempted to get a can of the clear flat to try for myself.


Do it. Apart from the issues I had with the pigments, it's really convenient and leaves a really nice flat and hard finish. I've been finding it so easy to give an assembly a spray of this rather than bother with the airbrush.

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1/16 Takom Renault FT 2 weeks 2 days ago #11

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Very nice! :whistle:

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