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M48A2 Patton Tank Plastic Model Build

This is a fun little plastic model build. It is a WWII era Patton Tank in 1:35 scale. Very inexpensive on amazon and an easy skill level 2. If you have never built a plastic modle and want to start with something easy this one is a good choice.

I also have a video tutorial on this project at the bottom of the page.

This exact model is available on amazon right here: The Patton Tank

 

Patton Tank Model

 

Will

A Note from Will: When I was a kid I received my very first plastic model kit for christmas. And I loved it! During my teenage years I build a whole lot of them. Then set them aside for a very long time. Now, later in life I have returned to them. And I am so glad I did. I love them just as much. And I am better at making them.

 

Materials and Tools:

  • The Model Kit
  • Krylon Spray Paint (Olive Drab)
  • Xacto knife
  • Testors cement
  • Tamiya thin cement (optional)
  • Black, silver acrylic paint
  • Tweezers (optional)
  • Head mounted magnifier (These are the ones that I use: https://amzn.to/2uLezjN)

 

Some Highlights of this build:

I spray paint the hull and chassis using a rattle can. It comes out great.

 

 

 

 

There is a hatch on the tank that you can open and close. It is the drivers hatch. And to get this hinge effect you heat a knife to melt and mushroom the plastic pin that holds it in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Video Tutorial is here:



spray booth

Make a cheap and easy spray booth for painting your miniatures and models

You just need a few basic supplies and a small computer fan and you are have yourself a nice little spray booth. This terrific project was submitted by a web visitor. How to make a cardboard Spray paint booth.

Resources and tools that Will uses in this video:

Patton Tank Image

Revell 1:35 M48A2 Patton Tank Plastic Model: https://amzn.to/2GBvLcT

 

 

Krylon Spray Paint

Krylon fusion Camouflage Spray Paint

 

Tamiya cementTamiya Extra thin cement

 

Testors Plastic Cement - Testers is made in America, quality since 1929 Testers plastic cement is used for DIY projects, model kit building and craft projects The value pack includes two tubes of cement with 4 precision glue tips.

X-acto designer series knife #1 blade

 

MORE PLASTIC MODELS

 

 

 

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Skill level 2 build with some interesting differences than my other builds. This one has something called Zimmerit which is a clay-like coating on parts of the exterior of the vehicle. And this one came with a real metal chassis which gives the model some weight and heft. 1:48 Scale Make a German FlakPanzer

 

Make a Walker Bulldog Tank - Fun and easy build in 1/35 scale. This is a really nice scale to work with because it is small enough to look good but large enough to include plenty of detail. Probably my favorite scale for models. Make a Plastic Model Walker Bulldog

 

Make the A-10 Warthog Plastic Model

This is a 1:48 Scale Revell model. It is a good size with some weight and detail. I take you through the steps to making this model and I have a video to go with it. Make the A-10 Warthog