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Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-24-2013, 09:46 AM
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Posted By chadperkins
i think it turned out rather well. I would...

i think it turned out rather well. I would suggest hitting the whole thing with a coat of primer before your final painting. otherwise, you may have to paint it 100 times to make the zimmerit and...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-23-2013, 02:00 PM
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Posted By chadperkins
the zimmerit on the actual model is your best yet...

the zimmerit on the actual model is your best yet :thumb:. well done.
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-21-2013, 09:46 PM
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Posted By chadperkins
getting closer. even the tamiya two part stuff...

getting closer. even the tamiya two part stuff is pretty hard. it's nothing like standard tamiya putter that starts out super soft. you have to rake it with some purpose to rake through it so what...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-21-2013, 09:37 AM
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Posted By chadperkins
can you rake this stuff? looks like you applied...

can you rake this stuff? looks like you applied it and dug into with a screwdriver or other tool. though that will give you the pattern you want, it doesn't thin the top coat like raking it does...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-20-2013, 02:23 PM
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Posted By chadperkins
no man, i don't take it way. i'm just throwing...

no man, i don't take it way. i'm just throwing stuff out there and making suggestions since you were experimenting and trying different stuff. what you use is ultimately up to you and if you can do...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-20-2013, 08:52 AM
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Posted By chadperkins
some guys like it and get good results from it...

some guys like it and get good results from it but i can't stand milliput for zimmerit. it's just too thick and hard to work with. imo, nothing beats the two part tamiya polyester stuff and the...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-19-2013, 08:57 PM
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Posted By chadperkins
incidentally, if you changed your mind on the...

incidentally, if you changed your mind on the unit/location, etc.. and want to do the raked/rolled type texture, i'd recommend getting the tamiya zimmerit applicator pe set or making yourself a rake...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-19-2013, 08:50 PM
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Posted By chadperkins
a lot of these look like more like the vertical...

a lot of these look like more like the vertical raked/roled type zimmerit and not the tiled stuff. that may be what you're looking to do now? if you're thinking Italy, I'd stick with the tiled...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-19-2013, 08:29 AM
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Posted By chadperkins
well i've seen guys make zimmerit from just about...

well i've seen guys make zimmerit from just about anything you can imagine, all types of putties, some even from joint compound so i'm sure whatever you're working with will suffice once you get down...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-18-2013, 08:37 PM
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Posted By chadperkins
have you tried any of the two part polyester...

have you tried any of the two part polyester putty ie: tamiya or mori? you don't get a whole lot of working time so it can be nerve-racking but the consistency of it makes it easier to work with. ...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-18-2013, 06:03 PM
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Posted By chadperkins
maybe the putty you are using is the issue with...

maybe the putty you are using is the issue with the dragging and what not. what kind is it?
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-18-2013, 12:14 PM
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Posted By chadperkins
the left one is head and shoulders more accurate...

the left one is head and shoulders more accurate looking. the right one has too many drag marks from the tool you used. use something really small. when i did the horizontal and vertical lines on...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-08-2013, 08:26 AM
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Posted By chadperkins
"I still havent decided which theater of the war...

"I still havent decided which theater of the war I want to make this from."

Stay away from afrika. No panthers ever set foot in north africa that I'm aware of. That said, you could do Italian...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-07-2013, 05:55 PM
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Posted By chadperkins
i vote for zimmerit... you would be hard pressed...

i vote for zimmerit... you would be hard pressed to find any evidence of an A like this without it. I believe only the first few examples of A's (which some would consider late D's) were produced...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 02-02-2013, 09:50 AM
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Posted By chadperkins
the kit's a notorious dog man, we all know that...

the kit's a notorious dog man, we all know that so doing what you're doing with it is commendable. i can understand the burn out but if nothing else, it's good practice on lots of techniques and...
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