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How to achieve this?!?!
« on: June 25, 2013, 12:49:21 PM »

Hey there guys,

I was hoping someone could suggest a way to achieve this rough armour texture on this geara doga:



Thanks guys
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Re: How to achieve this?!?!
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 01:59:05 PM »

Its called Zimmerit armour and the Germans used in the war as an anti magnetic mine coating.

To do it, add a coating of Milliput putty and texture it using something with a flat edge. Alternatively, Trumpeter has a tool that does it too.

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Re: How to achieve this?!?!
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 05:10:55 PM »

use a soldering iron to melt the plastic

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Re: How to achieve this?!?!
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 07:24:50 PM »

there's also a few companies that make zimmerit on plastic plate. Dragon had a German Tank Accessories set some years back that I got for the zimmerit.
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Re: How to achieve this?!?!
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 10:23:41 PM »

Thank you guys, great responses all round.
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Re: How to achieve this?!?!
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 11:24:51 AM »

apply thin coat of Tamiya grey putty and light brushing with "old" toothbrush...
you don't really want the zimmerit effect pronounced unless you are working in 1/35 or 1/48 scale~ :)
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Re: How to achieve this?!?!
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 06:17:49 PM »

this texture is interesting I will call it contemporary zimmerit, will copy this for next years GBWC.

What I can tell you is how I made this and I imagine the process is similar. Just expoy putty (nice and thick for your pic) and a different pokey tool I used a no. 16 excel blade.


use a soldering iron to melt the plastic

Sadly heat distorts plastic randomly and is near impossible to control the effect I would advise against this plus the fumes are toxic.

you don't really want the zimmerit effect pronounced unless you are working in 1/35 or 1/48 scale~ :)

But!! it looks so sweet on zeonic MS's.........

« Last Edit: June 26, 2013, 06:22:31 PM by mokana_man »
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