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PostSubject: Re: Stince's KV-1 Build   Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:53 pm


Tamiya makes a Dark Green paint with the code XF-61 which is recommend in the instruction manual for the KV,
but... they apparently also make a Dark Green II with the code XF-81.



Yesterday I painted the lower hull with the Dark Green (XF-61), but I ran out of paint.  So I got some new paint today, which to my bad hand writing got Dark Green II (XF-81).  
Well... FRACK!!  Mad 

The hobby store is closed by the time I realize it, and I won't be able to get to until Friday and I was hoping to have at least get a green coat of paint on it for the batteday.
So I said screw it and painted with the other green, if I don't like it I can over with the other paint next week, which shouldn't be a problem since it's a darker green.

Here is a picture of the lower hull in XF-61 and the upper with the first coat of XF-81.





After seeing paint on the upper hull, I'm thinking it might be a happy accident.  I think the light green will work better with what I have in mind and will also darken up some after some washes and weathering.

A pic of the upper hull with one coat of XF-81.



Here is the turret with a couple of coats of XF-81 on it.


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PostSubject: Re: Stince's KV-1 Build   Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:30 am

i think it will be ok like you said with washes and filtering  you wont tell

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PostSubject: Re: Stince's KV-1 Build   Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:35 am

I like how crisp everything is on a Tamiya mold is.

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PostSubject: Re: Stince's KV-1 Build   Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:11 am

Jordan, once you own tamiya, you will throw all hl away. keep that ww1 tank tho. :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Stince's KV-1 Build   Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:20 am

i would never throw out my HL it's what got me into this hobby and i put a lot of work into them

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PostSubject: Re: Stince's KV-1 Build   Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:21 am

i said, once you... then you...

you still have not once.. yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Stince's KV-1 Build   Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:50 pm

tomzag wrote:
i said, once you... then you...

you still have not once.. yet.
LMAO i might never be able to Tom ...lol

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PostSubject: Re: Stince's KV-1 Build   Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:29 pm

Greg, you are a tamiya virgin. you never tasted real man yet.  Mr. Tamiya is calling.wag
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PostSubject: Re: Stince's KV-1 Build   Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:47 pm


IT'S ALIVE !!!!!  Twisted Evil  Bwahahaha!

Installed the electronics and hook everything up, she's ready to go for Saturday.
It still needs some cosmetic work, so it will have that factory fresh look for now.

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PostSubject: Re: Stince's KV-1 Build   Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:28 am

Congrats awesome what radio will you be using to run it...need to see pics of the KV

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