A Sherman Tank

Discussion in 'Zealot Archives' started by Soaring, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Yeah, yes, I'm sorry I'm posting something about plastic...But I can't find the information ANYWHERE on the net! So, Pardon the Interruption, but on a plastic kit, would you assemble it first, then paint it, or paint it then assemble it?
  2. Tim Crowe

    Tim Crowe Member

    Paint the main body after assembley and cleaning off any glue lines

    All the little wheels and suspension parts are best removed from the spues then 'clean up' and painted before assembly.

    I used to mount them on cocktail sticks or stick them to cellotape to hold them while painting

    For a weathered look try dry-brushing the parts to show off the detail

    It would be interesting to see a comparison of a paper and plastic side by side

    Good luck with the model - I have fond memories of building plastic kits when I was younger
  3. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Thank you Very much Tim! My local hobbyist as well told me to paint the body first. I guess I'd better head back to BCt for some Tamiya paints :D

    As for the comparrison...Yes, I am building the plastic Sherman by Tamiya, and building the highly detailed GPM 188 Sherman Model, which I'll show to the cashier/assistant person at BCT. I'll post some pictures of everything as I go.
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