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Let Let Let - Warplanes => Ground Forces => Topic started by: draken35 on April 24, 2020, 07:29:09 PM

Title: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 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
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 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
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: modellius on April 24, 2020, 11:29:43 PM
Nice start mate !
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 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...
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: No.1 on April 25, 2020, 01:17:12 PM
I know this will be so lovely at the very end  :-ok :-razz
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 on April 25, 2020, 04:33:38 PM
Thank you my friend ;-)
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: modellius on April 25, 2020, 04:38:06 PM
Nice progress
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 on April 26, 2020, 07:08:59 PM
First airbrushing phase (Tamiya XF-60, XF-61, XF-64)
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 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...
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 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 ;)
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: No.1 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.
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 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
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 on May 01, 2020, 08:52:31 PM
Pébéo gloss varnish
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 on May 02, 2020, 01:26:50 PM
Decals applied. My Hetzer belong to the Palombian army  :))
Then, Tamiya Panel Liner...
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: Second Air Force on May 02, 2020, 05:28:04 PM
The Palombian armor has great camouflage!!
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 on May 02, 2020, 10:01:42 PM
That country comes from a Belgian comic book "le dictateur et le champignon" (the  dictator  and the mushroom )
No Hetzer in the book but nice cockade...
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: Second Air Force on May 03, 2020, 12:31:59 AM
General Zantas' finest armor!
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: No.1 on May 03, 2020, 03:38:33 PM
Palombians, most danger Army ever!!
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 on May 03, 2020, 04:08:11 PM
Both of you are true!  :))

Anyway:
Pébéo matt varnish, then pigments on the wheels, gun and exhaust; drybrush on the tracks; antenna added and that's all...
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: No.1 on May 03, 2020, 04:29:08 PM
 :-clap :-clap :-clap
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 on May 03, 2020, 06:46:37 PM
Thank you! ;)
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: modellius on May 04, 2020, 12:16:18 PM
Looks excellent
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: Second Air Force on May 05, 2020, 12:09:24 PM
Ready for deployment!!
Title: Re: "Chibi" Hetzer
Post by: draken35 on May 25, 2020, 07:18:05 PM
Thank you!