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ESCI/Aurora 1/72 Elefant
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Still dabbling in "Braille Scale" armor pieces. This time is the old ESCI mold re-popped by Aurora in the 70's of the Elefant. Of all the ESCI pieces I have build, this one seems the nicest of the releases. Lots of detail while molded in, popped out nicely with washes and dry brushing. A real plus was the thin vinyl tracks that fit good and looks the part. Two-part epoxy glue was used to put the two ended together.

The base was made from furniture sliding pads which, to me, are ideal for this scale.


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beautiful little Elefant there and so clever an idea for the base.

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Nice bit of armour Jeff

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A well executed model, and a good idea for a base.

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That's a beauty and very nicely presented.

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Well tidy,well tidy indeed.


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Excellent; the camouflage looks really neatly done

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That looks great.

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Brilliant build, great idea with the base, what type of paint did you use?

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Hi Alan. Tamiya paints throughout on this project. The dark green squiggles were done by dappling the paint on with a micro brush that dentists use. I drew the pattern on with a pencil and applied the pant over the lines.

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jssel wrote:
Hi Alan. Tamiya paints throughout on this project. The dark green squiggles were done by dappling the paint on with a micro brush that dentists use. I drew the pattern on with a pencil and applied the pant over the lines.

That sounds like a great technique I must try.

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That really looks the part! Excellent work.

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