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November 11, 2013
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Primed and Loaded up by enc86 Primed and Loaded up by enc86
Over the long weekend I found some time to get work done on my tank. First off was getting the kit primed for paint and seeing how I have some awful weather to look forward to, it was good timing. Getting the primer on relived some of my worries as the tank looks pretty good and I can start imagining it with different colors. I have removed a lot of the sub-assemblies as they will be painted separate, but now it starts looking like a tank and not like plastic madness.  

I also found some time to do the tedious work on my resin stowage and figurine sets. Getting the resin parts, washed, sawed/cut off the trees, trimmed and sanded takes a ton of time and they still are pretty rough but I got the brunt of the work done on them. Learning from my PBR build, I have started to mess around with the placement of the stuff. I can already tell that a few hatches and handles will have to be cut/sanded to get everything flush, which will be good to do now before painting. There might be more stuff on it by the end but it's good to get a rough idea. Everything will be tied down by PE straps, so hopefully it looks good finished.  Anyways it sure looks like I got my money's worth, as I have enough stowage to detail several projects.
Figurines are still in pretty rough shape but the basic idea and poses are down. Head and arm swaps for each and because they were half body, used the stock kit figures to make them whole.

Now I am excited, as the tank is just about ready to be painted and I can really start having fun  STILL unsure about paint XD but I think I am going to go with my gut and paint it up in different shades of gray. As always comments and suggesting are welcome!
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AdamThung Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
they look so much different un painted 
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
yea they do, kinda hard to image with colors.
he-man95 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student General Artist
love all of your crazy modding!! that's definitely one of the coolest tanks ive seen.
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
thank you very much, hopefully it will be just as cool with some paint.
NavJAG Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome - nice work on your Tankers as they fit perfectly in the turret!
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
yea i was happy they fit for the most part. can never quite tell when using AM figurines.
MetalSnail Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking great, What sort of environment is the base going to be?
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
lol still not 100% sure. i haven't done to many of these big dioramas, i think once i get the tank painted i can match the surroundings more to it. it seems like a backward way of going about things but hopefully it will work for me.
SarienSpiderDroid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Rust would be great. Please, make it a rusty tank, it would fit so well into a postapocalytic world! And maybe a graffiti on its sides...
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
yea i have been toying around with some rust effects but uncertain. sometimes it clashes with the gray. i guess thats why i am so stuck on paint, different schemes make a world of differences with other details.
if not, on the diorama base there will be room to really rust up some stuff,hopefully get that techniques down.
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