Well like a lot of other stuff the Meng Models Char 2C has been awaiting completion for a very long time. The last time I mentioned its progress on this site appears to have been March 2019, well a lot’s been going on. There didn’t look like much left to do but of course I was wrong.
So it’s getting there the decals are on now and it’s had a bit of weathering with some Paynes Grey and Burnt Umber oil paints. The tracks have also been weathered with a the same oil wash, dry brushed with some citadel Leadbelcher and I’ve gone round the edges with an HB pencil. After all that the tracks had a very dilute wash of Revell Lederbrown acrylic heavily diluted with water so it dries a kind of reddish / rusry colour. So far so good.
What could possibly go wrong you ask ? Plenty is the answer. I wanted it finished for the armour competition at Chelmsford in June so was in a hurry to finish it. The big problem is that while I’d clear coated the main body of the tank with some Johnsons Klear I must have forgotten to protect the two turrets. So the first problem was that I stripped the paint.
Ok not quite the disaster it ended up being. So I masked the large turret to try and subtly respray and still not having learned the lesson of protecting the finish duly ripped the large Normandy shield decal to bits 😦 was I gutted or what ? So back to basics. Scratch off decal. Repaint black, respray green, both turrets.
Found out that it would only be $2 for new decals from Meng 🙂 BUT it was also $14 postage 😦 so I decided to print my own using an image downloaded from the wikipedia page about Normandy. I had to paint a white background as I only hade clear decal paper and I didn’t place the decal on quite square with the background but it was finally done.
Finally it did the rounds at Chelmsford coming third, Colchester coming second and at the MAFVA nationals coming nowhere, well I didn’t actually put it in for anything anyway.
More disasters next week as I balls something else up. Until then happy modelling.