I have been assembling the snap-fit kit of several track sets, this time the Somua S35 was the easiest kit to assemble. Since each track is small, precision is required even more, and even so, it can fit tightly and move smoothly.
It was designated as 102 pieces per side. When I rolled it, it was not enough. I will need about 5 more. I have enough tracks, so I think I can wrap it without any problem. There is no side armor to hide, so it would be a tragedy if it wasn’t enough. Like the Sherman I made before, it has to be replicated with molding.
I ended up with 106 tracks on each side and 5 tracks left. First of all, I am glad that I could wind the tracks properly. This quality snap-fit track is welcome to apply to all of Tamiya’s AFV kits. It is also fun to make.
Using the black surfacer. This time, the boundary of camouflage painting is clear, and it’s not such a big tank, so I’m going to brush it. In the case of brush-painting, the Model Color of Vallejo is easy to paint, so I will do it with this. I will use 70826 German Camouflage Medium Brown instead of XF-64 Red Brown, 70890 Reflective Green instead of XF-58 Olive Green. XF-21 Sky because I do not have a substitute color and I have Tamiya Acrylic. The black line on the border is XF-69 NATO black, but since there is no Tamiya acrylic now, I think it is matched with the Vallejo 70862 Black Gray.
I painted the Tamiya Acrylic Sky. The belt on the Sky part is not so wide, so even if you use Tamiya acrylic paint with a brush, you can use retarder to paint beautifully. Why is Vallejo’s Model Color easy to paint with a brush? Does it contain a lot of paint retarder from the beginning?
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.