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Finished this today. It's Tamiya's 1/35 AMX-13 done using Star Decals 35-C 1009

Lebanese Tanks & AFVs sheet. The markings are said to be from "Arab Army of Lebanon, 1976

Rebellion". The paint color is supposed to be light stone from a mix for Tamiya Acrylic paints 

found on an internet site; flat white x7, desert yellow x2, flat yellow x2. Not sure if its right. I think I'm going to re-do the tracks.....after spraying the flat cote they turned out too black.

Anyway, it was a fun project. The decals went on well and I think they're interesting. I like the

weirdness of this little tank and it's a nice kit. Update: repainted tracks added photos

On 21 January 1976 at the Elias Abou Sleiman Barracks in Ablah, Zahlé District, in the Beqaa Valley, 900 Lebanese Muslim soldiers serving with the 1st Armoured Brigade (a.k.a. the 'First Brigade') refused to fight against their coreligionists of the Lebanese National Movement (LNM) and mutinied under the leadership of Lieutenant Ahmed Al-Khatib, a Tank officer who originally commanded a 40 men-strong armored company in Rashaya, and urged his fellow Muslims to desert.[1][2][3] The mutiny quickly spread to other Army barracks and garrisons on the southern part of the Beqaa and the Jabal Amel – including the strategic Beaufort Castle, Rashaya, Aramayn, Marjayoun, Khiam, Nabatieh and Sidon[4][5][6] – and within a month, Lt. Khatib had rallied to his cause some 2,000-3,000 soldiers from the First Brigade,[7][8] well-equipped with heavy weapons (including tanks

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You build a very nice one niter there Paul, The quirkyness of the design is showing great under the light color scheme you've chosen, love it. You could try some light weathering to enhance the contrasts, it works marvels.

Cheers Rob

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2 hours ago, DocRob said:

You build a very nice one niter there Paul, The quirkyness of the design is showing great under the light color scheme you've chosen, love it. You could try some light weathering to enhance the contrasts, it works marvels.

Cheers Rob

I am with Rob here. Very nice, but we are getting so used to weathered armour, that a little weathering (or « dusting », probably more appropriate in this area of the world) would greatly enhance your very nice build.

Hubert

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I have to agree with both your comments regarding weathering. I do like clean builds,but

I think it's time I start to advance my modeling skills and give weathering a try....but only

lightly. I don't like heavily mud spattered builds. I have a product for weathering labeled

"Light dust" that I'm going to give a try. I must note that the paint appears much more

yellow in my pictures than it really is....I don't know why this is. It really is more sandy in

Color..  Thank you for your comments they are much appreciated.

 

Paul

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, DocRob said:

A red brown pin wash would enhance the contrasts dramatically without being weathering ;). It's more an artificial shadow.

Cheers Rob

Yes, and I have the Tamiya panel liners I've used them before. I wasn't sure about which

one to use, I'm used to doing darker colors. I just ordered some stuff to weather from

Sprue brothers....some dust effects from mig/ammo. I also went through my modeling

supplies and pulled out some pigments for rust...I usually rust up my exhaust at least.

My next build will be a Baptista era Cuban marked M3 Stuart. This will only have dust

effects as most were lightly used before the revolution and some of the.. fighting was in

urban settings. Again, I appreciate the feedback.

Thanks

Paul

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Paul

Very nicely done and thank you for the bio as well as it adds a lot to the build itself. I in agreements with both Rob and Hubert that light weathering will add a little depth to the model and bring out a lot of the details.  Of course, never having built any armor, I'm not the guy to offer any advice on what to do or how to do it.. 

Looking forward to your next build, the M3 and will be with you all the way.

 

 

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On 7/3/2022 at 5:33 PM, Peterpools said:

Paul

Very nicely done and thank you for the bio as well as it adds a lot to the build itself. I in agreements with both Rob and Hubert that light weathering will add a little depth to the model and bring out a lot of the details.  Of course, never having built any armor, I'm not the guy to offer any advice on what to do or how to do it.. 

Looking forward to your next build, the M3 and will be with you all the way.

 

 

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