Monday, April 20, 2015

Worst prep job, ever.


1800 mm scale T34-85, from some knock-off, Russian manufacture, apparently using very old molds (just look at those mold lines!)

This is just a piss-poor job of basing and prepping. Whoever did this should be ashamed! They didn't even give it a once over with a file, for fuck's sake!


9 comments:

  1. Very good, but scale it down to 1/300th and it would look a lot smother. Not everything scales.

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  2. I believe there are 3D printing layers on turret - they should remove them before casting anyway...

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  3. No doubt, Marcin. I noticed that too. People just don't take enough care making miniatures these days, so impressed are they with the possibilities of new technologies.

    I think the paintjob on the ivy behind it looks pretty bad, too.

    It does give you an excuse the next time someone points out the moldlines on your figures, though, doesn't it Ashley?

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  4. Nice weathering, though, as someone pointed out elsewhere.

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  5. HAHA...this made me laugh. I don't feel so bad about my paint jobs now.

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  6. You havent seemn a lot of Russian war build equipmen havent you ? :P

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  7. No, AWu. Brazil seems to buy exclusively from the West. Over-engineered German trinkets? Check. Pretty French and Italian equipment that doesn't do what it is supposedly designed to do? Check. Hyper-marketed Ameritrash that seems to function eerywhere EXCEPT in tropical environments? Check,check, check.

    Ex-Soviet iron that looks like it was put together by a pride of drunken chimps on the take, but which is cheap, actually works, and can be maintained with a screwdriver and masking tape?

    Nope. Why would our budget-conscious war department want that stuff?

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  8. When you see real world finishes it puts the odd bodged paint job or miscast mini into perspective nicely, doesn't it :D

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  9. What a great pic: makes me feel better, that's for sure! Thank you.

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