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Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#1 PostAuthor: Arctic Fox » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:47 pm

Bought the Aoshima kit and now have an issue, what colour to paint it, and where to get the small amount of paint needed that looks standard?

Thoughts? Blue, Red, Green?

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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#2 PostAuthor: Pigford » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:11 am

Just make sure you LINE the tank - that ethanol stuff eats plastic :blah
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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#3 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:42 am

Talk to hutch - pontefract panel and paint. He'll give you the run down on which primer, undercoat and top coat to use. :D :D :D
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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#4 PostAuthor: Philippe » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:19 pm

Hi Arctic Fox
I suppose you're talking about a model kit on scale 1/12 or nearby?
Being a modeller myself, I used Revell or Humbrol paint, these come in very little tins and they used to be enamel so they can be thinned with synthetic thinner.
As a base coat I recommend a spray can of white or grey primer. Don't forget to degrease your parts with hot water and ammoniac prior to painting.
In a good model shop you can buy different shades of colour, even metallic colours.
You can allways try to mix the correct shade yourself . Remember that the colour of a model should allways be a bit lighter than the colour of the real thing. The smaller the model, the lighter the colour.
For best results use an airbrush, if you have the skills and take the time and effort you're able to achieve stunning realistic results.
I don't do bike or car models but WW2 military 1/32 or 1/48 airplanes or 1/35 armoured fighting vehicles and figurines.
If you want some pictures just let me know.
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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#5 PostAuthor: Pigford » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:10 pm

Philippe wrote:I don't do bike or car models but WW2 military 1/32 or 1/48 airplanes or 1/35 armoured fighting vehicles and figurines.
If you want some pictures just let me know.
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Artic Fox - sorry for my daft reply, but you know how it is with us lot!!!

Philippe, you gotta post some photo's matey, pleeze :wink:
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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#6 PostAuthor: Philippe » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:16 pm

Okay Piggy
I'll post them tomorrow morning (I'm at work now :( )
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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#7 PostAuthor: Philippe » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:47 am

Hi men
@ pigford: as promised some pictures of the models I made several years ago.
@ all of you: I hope I don't offend or shock someone with certain details on the models.

Here we go:
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Battle of Britain , late summer 1940

A small scene depicting Jerry pilots playing cards while the Bf 109 E is serviced somewhere on an airfield in France
Scale 1/48 ; models Tamiya, figurines Dragon

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Messerschmidt Bf 109 E

Scale 1/32 ; model Eduard with photo etching parts

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A small WW1 scene

A scene depicting the 1918 spring offensive of the Germans near the town of Ypres
Scale 1/35 ; figurines from Eduard , uniforms painted with water based colors from Valejo, flesh parts: enamel base coat and oil paint on top

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Sherman tank

US Sherman tank
Scale 1/35 ; model Tamiya, accessories different brands; enamel base coat with different washes, drybrushing and chip painting.

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A few Jerry AFV

A Panzer IV ausf D and a Halftrack Sdkfz 250/9 radio-command vehicle both from Tamiya, photo etching Eduard enamel base coat, different washes, drybrushing
Figurines : resin, different brands; paint: Humbrol enamel base, drybrushing with enamel, faces oil paint

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The liberation of Belgium, sep 1944

A Cromwell tank entering a small town in Belgium in the early september days of 1944
The crew is provided with a bottle of beer from a local farmer to welcome them.
Model: Tamiya, Figurines: Tamiya
Paint: the same as described above.

You can see that on some pictures there are militaria and weapons. The weapons are legal, I have permits to own them or they are rendered harmless, demilitarised.
So that's a small selection of the models I've made in the past. The past few years I don't do modelling anymore.
My sight is not so good as it used to be in the past. I have about 300 model kits waiting to be build...I plan to live at least another 100 years :D
The last 9 years I do modelling on a scale 1/1 , I restore Kawasaki bikes, they are a bit of a model kit to me when I restore them.
I use paint, no glue! or... yes, I do use glue sometimes to attach the seat foam to the seat base :shock:
So you can compare it to modelling.
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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#8 PostAuthor: Arctic Fox » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:53 am

Thanks all for your contributions, this 1:12 model is going to cost a fortune in paint! There was me thinking it'd be a low cost excecise.

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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#9 PostAuthor: Pigford » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:57 pm

Artic Fox - sorry for hijacking your thread, but it does keep it at the top of the page :lol:
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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#10 PostAuthor: Zedorset » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:02 pm

Like Philippe my eyesight is not what it used to be, I started Aoshima z1b kit a while back, I made a complete hash of it. It now resides in the wardrobe unfinished.
My standard was never going to a threaten Philippe’s degree of realism even when my sight was good :(
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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#11 PostAuthor: Nosher903 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:43 pm

There's a picture of the one I did in this thread:-

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18606&p=164525&hilit=aoshima#p164525

The paint job was really hard, but turned out ok I think. The badges were printed on photographic paper to make them look 3d which you don't get using the decals supplied. The fork and shock reflectors are diamonte from a hobby shop. GLASpainter orange for the indicator lenses. Photo print paper for my own (real) number plate.


It fell off the shelf and needs restoration!
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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#12 PostAuthor: Philippe » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:32 pm

Very nice one Nosher903!
Congratulations
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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#13 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:14 am

I have a work colleague that is a modeller.
You guys are unbelievable, far apart from my Airfix days of long ago.
Some photo's of his models to enjoy -
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1974 UK Z1a, Candy Tone Brown/Orange
1976 KZ900a4, Diamond Dark Green
1978 KZ1000a2, Luminous Green
1972 GT750J, Candy Lavender

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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#14 PostAuthor: Philippe » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:25 am

Hi Cas
your colleague does great work, nice models, beautifully build and weathered!
We all started with airfix models! glueing them together in 30 minutes or so :eek
If we would have kept those models unopened in the plastic bags, blisters or boxes we would own a fortune now.
We didn't, we learned from our mistakes and developped our modelling skills and improved the models .
It's all about using the correct techniques and a lot of patience...
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Re: Aoshima 900 model kit, colour.?

#15 PostAuthor: deka » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:07 pm

Brilliant some lovely work there
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