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Rusting Afghan FT-17 Takom 1/16 scale WIP
Taylortony
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 06:35 PM UTC
HI everyone, first post

Ok I am doing a 1/16 FT-17 build over on the LSP forums and it has been suggested I post it on here, this is still WIP and my first time at rusting a tank, though I have done the odd Sci-Fi stuff before.
Anyway I have linked the build to here and have added a couple of Photos, I will endevour to keep this thread updated as I go along

Pictures and state of play so far ( It's well advanced )








Ok, Linky and I hope it's ok to link it.

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=58417&page=1
Beastmaster
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 12:21 AM UTC
Great job and subject!
Dangeroo
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 12:54 AM UTC
Whoa, impressive rust! Is there any more info available on this Afghan FT17? Would be interesting to know how it got there.
Taylortony
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 01:04 AM UTC
http://landships.activeboard.com/t51046964/another-ft17-found-in-afghanistan/

http://svsm.org/gallery/ft-17/IMG_0531

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/armour-weapons-aircraft-recovery/renault-ft-17-found-iraq-3646/

http://www.mfa.gov.pl/en/news/historic_tank_to_return_to_poland_from_afghanistan?searchCategory=Text&search=true


Russia captured them from Poland and donated them to Afghanistan, they were found in a Kabul scrapyard amongst others, one outside a training camp was gifted back to Poland, the other two went to the USA and I think one possibly from the USA pair is going to France.
SEDimmick
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 01:31 AM UTC
Looks nice, how did you do the oxidized Renault placard on the side?
Taylortony
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 02:31 AM UTC
I used Vallejo model colour , the base was Brass 70801 mixed with black to dull / age the colour finish with possibly a little beige in it., on top of that to give the green corrosion I over painted it with Vallejo colour park green flat 70969 mixed with Vallejo colour beige, ( the colour name and number has worn off the label, but it is between pale sand and sand yellow when comparing them).. Hope that helps, I think it looks right for the corrosion.

The brass and park green flat are both in the ww2 German camo set btw

:)
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 03:20 AM UTC
Welcome, Tony, I can't for the life of me figure out why you propeller heads want to build a tank on an airplane forum.

I hang out over there all the time, but this should be the home of your treads, lol.

And fine work, too. I got the 1/35th version under the Christmas tree.
Taylortony
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 03:55 AM UTC
1/25 Tamiya Tiger and 1/25 Academy Jagdpanther in the wings Bill
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Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 04:21 PM UTC
A great!
Terrible rust-well done. The original Renault placard were rather steel or cast iron.
Best Regards-Andy
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catdude01
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:03 PM UTC
Lovely work, I like the rust overall!
TimW42
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 04:22 PM UTC
Very cool "rustbucket" look!

I'll be weathering my Mk IV at Cambrai a lot less, but may use some of those techniques.

Outstanding!

Tim W.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 06:49 PM UTC
Wow! Outstanding work, it looks amazing!
Vicious
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Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 02:06 AM UTC
WoW...it looks like the real thing not a plastic model in scale!!!