Saturday, January 11, 2014

Slow Progress on the Mark IV Tanks

Had a bash at putting the decals on. Decided to use my mate Plastic Fan's method. Painted the area with a gloss coating and when it was dry I applied the decal on that, using Micro Sol. When the decal was fixed in place I applied another coat of the clear gloss to seal the decal in. The next stage is to use Dullcote to remove the glossy look, but I haven't got there yet.
Black Jack
The decals are from Skytrex. There may have been a tank called 'Black Jack' but if so, I don't know if it was a male or female, and I seriously doubt the lettering was this size and in this position. However, I don't care! I think this is a good name for a tank and I like the sound of it.

Black Jack
I've also given the tracks a wash with a dark rust colour, and I did the Tadpole as well:


  1. Great stuff all round! 2 questions:
    - where do I sign up to follow your blog?
    - what's that red staff car in the background? I sadly lack in all kinds of 1:72 staff cars German, Allied and civilian you name it!

  2. OK. Took me a while, I know. After some experimentation I think I have added a button on the bottom of the page where you can follow this blog. Please let me know if works or not.

    The red staff car is a Renault AX Tourer. It's a white metal kit from Scale Link. Not cheap considering the size of it, but there aren't many civilian vehicles available for the WW1 period.

    My apologies for my tardiness!