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"Chibi" Hetzer
« on: April 24, 2020, 07:29:09 PM »
It's my friend Dominique Jadoul that gived me the envy to begin another tank!!!
With RetrokiT, Dominique realize lots of sets that help to ameliorate or modify chibi tanks (but also aircrafts).
This time, he created the hull of an Hetzer to convert a Pz38T...

Photos of the kit and RetrokiT set

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 07:30:36 PM »
As said in the "instructions", some surgery must be done to adapt the Hetzer hull on the chassis...
Wheels are also removed from sprue

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 11:29:43 PM »
Nice start mate !

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 01:11:18 PM »
Thank you!

White primer airbrushed. Minor correction needed on the rear of the chassis; no putty used this time but cyano... Useful for minor gaps, dry in a few minutes and sands well...

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 01:17:12 PM »
I know this will be so lovely at the very end  :-ok :-razz

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2020, 04:33:38 PM »
Thank you my friend ;-)

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2020, 04:38:06 PM »
Nice progress

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2020, 07:08:59 PM »
First airbrushing phase (Tamiya XF-60, XF-61, XF-64)

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2020, 07:10:38 PM »
...Then, first use of "masking putty": a black paste (reusable as it seems) that you apply on the kit in place of masking tape...

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2020, 07:14:07 PM »
Second application before painting the third color of the camo then the masking putty is removed.

Well, first use want to say little mistakes (lot of minor corrections to do): you have to verify if the surfaces are well masked; but as you can see the product don't destroy the painting job - Well, I'm happy with the result!

Second time (for the Jagpanther) will be from far better ;)

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2020, 07:23:39 PM »
Interesting product, many years ago I have seen something similar from Japan. Their masking paste harden and can be cut, also good for making precise masking contours.

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2020, 04:54:16 PM »
Yes, this is really interresting that product...

Little progress: paint corrected; a little bit of rust and exhaust painted in rust

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2020, 08:52:31 PM »
Pébéo gloss varnish

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2020, 01:26:50 PM »
Decals applied. My Hetzer belong to the Palombian army  :))
Then, Tamiya Panel Liner...

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Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2020, 05:28:04 PM »
The Palombian armor has great camouflage!!