samedi 1 avril 2017

Belgian Renault ACG1 – Renault ACG1 belge (Finished)

Hey everyone,

I'm glad to write this post because the Belgian  ACG1 is finally finished. I've used some pigments and Mig's "Oil and Grease Stain Mixture" for the last step of the weathering, I've put the Friul tracks on the tank and the tools on the front of the vehicule.

I had some problems with the tracks because I added one more link to each side and finally realized that the sagging was then way too important and not very realistic on this tank... unfortunately... I had already glued these links with CA glue. The only thing I could then do was first to delicately remove the sprocket wheels that were also already glued with CA glue and then use Aceton to unbind one link of each track... much work that shouldn't have happened if I had better thought before gluing the last link of each track. Lesson learned ford the next project: never glue the last Friul link of each track until the tank is completely finished!!!! Anyway, thes tracks are really worth the effort and are a good replacement for the kit's tracks.

Here are the links to all the construction and painting steps of this model:

Introduction Belgian Renault ACG1

Building part 1: suspension and wheels

Bulding part 2: the tracks

Building part 3: the hull

Painting part 1: Black and white technique

Painting part 2: Belgian khaki

Painting part 3: decals, scratches and oil wash

Painting part 4: weathering with oils

Painting part 5: weathering with oils: fading and dust

Here are some pics of te finished model! I now will take care of the figures, the building and the street setting on which the tank will be displayed. Stay tuned!

Comments and constructive criticisms are welcome!



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