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Bandai 1/48 AT-ST

Postby DeadHead » June 24th, 2018, 5:32 am

Straight out of the box with the exception of the lanscaping on the base. It was actually my first time using grass / shrubs / bushes and dirt from my yard.

I did have an issue with this kit with cracking. I don't know if it was the kit or a paint I used on it, but I didn't use anything I hadn't used before on a Bandai kit. I could actually hear some of the parts cracking as it was sitting there. Anyhoo...

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Re: Bandai 1/48 AT-ST

Postby Unreality » June 24th, 2018, 8:08 pm

Nice work. The base really sets it off.

I had a little cracking too from using enamels. THe issues is that the joints are so tight, the enamel degassing (as it dries) pushes the against the plastic making it crack. With other kits, I've usually used a little Tamiya Extra thin on all joints, and on moveable joints, I'm just careful with the mineral spirits.
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Re: Bandai 1/48 AT-ST

Postby DeadHead » June 29th, 2018, 4:24 am

Unreality wrote:I had a little cracking too from using enamels. THe issues is that the joints are so tight, the enamel degassing (as it dries) pushes the against the plastic making it crack. With other kits, I've usually used a little Tamiya Extra thin on all joints, and on moveable joints, I'm just careful with the mineral spirits.


Thanks for the info. I had never run into that before. I didn't want to cement things until I was ready to set it on the base, they were pretty tight joints, and I did a good enamel wash before hand. Makes perfect sense the way you describe it.
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Re: Bandai 1/48 AT-ST

Postby dark kyp » July 24th, 2018, 6:49 am

Nice one! :)
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Re: Bandai 1/48 AT-ST

Postby blakeh1 » July 31st, 2018, 7:36 pm

Excellent work!
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