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Les Tindall
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« on: November 12, 2020, 03:37:59 AM »

Purchased on Ebay the Minichamps Hanomag tractor in 1/18th scale (now out of production but near enough in scale to my 1/19 diorama). It is a die-cast/plastic model based on the R28 tractor of 1953 and comes in a hideous orange but it has some nice engine detail.   A weeks worth of spraying and weathering brought it up to a reasonably acceptable model.   Before and after photos
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 02:15:39 PM »

That is a nicely detailed tractor and I like the color change from hideous orange to hideous light blue. Nice weathering, too. -- Russ
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 03:45:07 PM »

Very Nice It will work well on the diorama - nice faded blue
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 01:17:41 AM »

Well done! That's a huge improvement.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2020, 03:53:02 AM »

Its a pity that die-cast models always seem to have an inch thick layer of paint on them.  It would be good if the manufactures (such as Universal Hobbies) issued unassembled, unpainted models, though I guess they sell them to people who just put them on a shelf as "ornaments" and are not modellers
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2020, 06:29:01 AM »

 "It would be good if the manufactures (such as Universal Hobbies) issued unassembled, unpainted models..."

But, Les, then we wouldn't have the opportunity to see how good a job you did overcoming that mess Smiley The model looks like it has a lot of nice detail and your repaint/weathering certainly enhanced the appearance.
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