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Schneider CA-1, Madrid 1936
freddietello
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Alicante, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: May 18, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 11:05 AM UTC


Spain bought six Schneider CA-1 tanks to use at the Morocco war in 1922, some years later 4 of them had survived and sent to Madrid where they remained unused until in 1936 begun the Spanish civil war.
The tanks that came form Africa received some minor changes; a gunhole at the front and another at the back, front light changed and added armor at the front made of a sewer cover.




I wanted to make two of the models suggested in the decals set, the one in Morocco with the girls inside the numbers and this one I finally choose, one of the CA-1 used in Madrid against the nationalists at the beggining of the war.

To adapt the Hobby Boss kit I had to build the back sections that enlarge the tank, the reshaped exhaust and the opther modifications I said before that were specific of the Spanish model called M-16



With the model built I primed it with olive green



Then I applied a first filter with a warm light green to make the first lights



Then another filter with a cream color to soften the contrast of the formar filter and stand out some parts a bit more.



A copule of filters with satin washes allowed me to darken some parts and enlighten others.



I painted the big brown zones with a brush



I applied a gloss varnish and once dry I started placing the decals







With the tracks primed with a dark brown color, I used the old drybrushing technique to stand out part of them using lighter rust tones



Some stains, a pin wash, dust and steel pigment rubbing to call the model finished.









Or maybe not, I still decided to add some mud.





And this is a photomontage I made with a Madrid park photograph as background.
AFVFan
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: May 17, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:45 PM UTC
Truly exception work, Frederico! This is one of the best done Schneider's I've seen, and probably one of the best models that I've seen you do!
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: September 30, 2013
KitMaker: 1,615 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 01:12 PM UTC
Awesome job, Federico!!! The painting and weathering are excellent and the decals are an artwork of their own!

Not only the best CA-1 build I've seen but also one of the best builds overall, lately!

Congratulations!

Cristian
AlanL
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: August 12, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 02:06 PM UTC
Excellent work Frederico.

Al
The_musings_of_NBNoG
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Oregon, United States
Joined: January 08, 2012
KitMaker: 518 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 03:09 PM UTC
WOW..!
congratulations on a sweet build and paint.
Cantstopbuyingkits
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European Union
Joined: January 28, 2015
KitMaker: 2,099 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 05:29 PM UTC
I really really want this kit now. are parts for this version includeed or do you have to scratch?
freddietello
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Alicante, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: May 18, 2012
KitMaker: 199 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 06:07 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I really really want this kit now. are parts for this version includeed or do you have to scratch?



Hi

thank you very much for your kind words, the resin parts are being produced and will be sold separately very soon.

Cheers

Fede
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 06:47 PM UTC
Beautiful build of a very unusual subject.

Thanks for sharing
edklingon
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Joined: October 11, 2010
KitMaker: 194 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 06:52 PM UTC
Amazing wheatering job!
Giovanni1508
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Napoli, Italy
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 08:57 PM UTC

Hi Federico,

Very good job ! Awesome result !

Then, the photomontage is incredible. It looks real !

Cheers
Giovanni
americanpanzer
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Iowa, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 09:35 PM UTC
excellent job! very cool; I like unusual subjects; a work of art
Chapman
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Illinois, United States
Joined: November 20, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 09:53 PM UTC
Really outstanding! I too love the unusual subject matter and your results are superb sir. I really want to try this kit now.
Thanks for sharing!
DKdent
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Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Joined: November 27, 2005
KitMaker: 182 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 09:59 PM UTC
Hello Federico,

one very nice model you have made. Congratulations. A very unusual topic brilliantly executed. A very nice overall finish. I am not the biggest friend of extreme weathering. But I think that you have managed to get a nice impression of a model seriously dirty without overdoing. Especially the mud on the tracks is outstanding.

As the model is very tone-in-tone perhaps a republican flag in red-yellow-purple could be an addition giving a nice colour touch??

Anyway: a very nice model!

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Best Regards

Dennis
marcb
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:13 PM UTC
That looks great. Great finish and the Spanish Civil War markings make it very original.