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pedro.negron
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Hi Guys! during the last few weeks I was frustrated with the results of a complex PE kit and lost my "Karma". so I decided to comeback to the basics. Start a kit OOB, and looking on my stash found this really old model kit from Tamiya, the Horch 1A.

Horch was a car brand manufactured in Germany by August Horch & Cie. a curious thing I found looking information for this model is that the company Still Exist as AUDI.

Audi is the Latin translation of horch, from the German verb "Horchen", which means "Listen" The Audi name was proposed by a son of one of his business partners from Zwickau.

Also found that this is the Horch 108 1A.



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June 12, 2014 at 9:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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I started this model in a weekend and this was the result in 4-5 hours of building. lot and lot of injectors pins were cleaned from doors, wheels, floor and under the chassis. I added some Mr.Surface to the interior of the doors to give them some texture, but later I decide it to remove it most of it.
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June 12, 2014 at 9:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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June 12, 2014 at 9:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Later I started the trailer. More cleaning again, but it was a very quick built.



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June 12, 2014 at 9:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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The flak gun took me more time due to the small pieces and the cleaning was more delicate to avoid breaking parts. I drill the gun tip as well. Pictures are great reference to double check if your cleaning was good enough. I you inspect really close this picture you will find some seam lines still there. I went back and take care of it.



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June 12, 2014 at 9:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Later I use Tamiya Thin primer to coat all the model .(I left the figures for later)I wanted to give a similar camouflage as in the box art, so I started giving the green color using a green set of acrylics colors from a popular Russian gun name company ;-) The set offer the base, shadow and light color, so I applied accordingly in that order to the kit. Sorry for the bad picture, some issue with the light at that moment.



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June 12, 2014 at 9:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I leave the kit for 12 hours (not really needed, its acrylic) and start covering the color with a putty like bubble gum called Silly Putty. Its a great product, never leave grease or residue to the model.



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June 12, 2014 at 9:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Here the kit with the first layer of Tamiya Dark Yellow. (3-4 layers were applied adding more white between them.)


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June 12, 2014 at 9:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I leave the kit overnight and during the morning started to remove the silly putty. You can see some paint start to peel out, but not much, a careful sanding solve this.



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June 12, 2014 at 9:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Later I sealed with some Flat clear coat. Next Decals, I found that they were too old and start breaking in the water. Left a second set in the water overnight with Microset, and that one survive.

I wanted to show a really wear-out vehicle, so started doing some chipping using a sponge and fine brush.




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June 12, 2014 at 9:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Yesterday, after avoiding for too long the figures, I started it. Men, how much I hate this figures, they are really poor quality, I just hope that they look better with the painting.


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June 12, 2014 at 9:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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After decals and chipping I sealed all in dullcoat for the next step, filters. For this I use Burnt Umber in oils diluted in mineral spirits.

After 4 coats (leaving to dry 10 minutes between each) this are the results.




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June 12, 2014 at 9:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Hi Guys, Hope you have a great Father's Day weekend like me.

Last night I worked on the rust streaks on the already done chipping step. This will be done with a rust color(Humbrol) very diluted, or with the ready mix rust streaks colors from AK or Ammo. This are the results. Next another dullcoat to seal the work, then dust and mud.




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June 16, 2014 at 9:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Hi, here we have some update on the model, started with the dust and mud effect. Results are mixed...so probably tonight I try wet mud effect .

For the mix I used fine white sand, european and light sand pigments and for glueing, acrylic polimer.



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June 18, 2014 at 9:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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June 18, 2014 at 9:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Just a test fitting of the wheels, looks good to me.



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June 18, 2014 at 9:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Last night second run on the mud part. This time I use some products from AMMO. The Earth nature effect for the color, and European and Light Dust pigments again. The picture are for a few minutes after application last night, they will tone down during the morning. More pictures to come.

 



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June 19, 2014 at 1:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Hi again, working on multiples projects, so back to this one. I worked the wheels and retouch the rust areas with orange rust. Need to add the next layers of mud, but I'm out of micro balloons, so in the meantime I will continue with the small things.


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June 20, 2014 at 1:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Hi guys! here with a new update on the Horch, a new step on the dust & mud process. I got inspiration on a few Black & white pictures of really muddy german vehicles, so I wanted something like that. I used again a set of Ammo of Mig Earth Nature, Dust and the european and light dust to achieve this colors. Also added to the recipe microballoons and Acrylic medium gel. Maybe Tonight I add some hints of burnt umber here and there, very diluted, just tabs to simulate some wet lines due to oil or grease stain on the wheel nuts.

Here the pictures.


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June 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Small update on the instrument panel and the left side mirror of the driver seat.



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June 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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