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deflected shots
Streegun
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 05:27 AM UTC
I have seen some posts with deflected shots recreated on the tanks front plate. Would anyone have a link to a tutorial or be able to explain the process of doing this to me?

I want to recreate shots taken on my future kit builds.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 09:27 PM UTC
Joey,

I did once glancing shots on a Panther Ausf.D:



I used my soldering iron's tip to melt the plastic.

I first figured out how many bouncing shots I need to recreate and from which directon each of them was coming.
Then drawed the impacts with a pencil checking vs. available pictures of actual dents.
Copied each of the "impacts" on a piece of styrene, heated the soldering gun and did each "impact" several times till I was happy with the outcome.
Then did the same on the glacis.

My advice-if you decide to use the soldering gun method-is:
-do not overheat the tip(plastic needs lower temperature to melt than solder)
-keep control-do not try to achieve the "impact" dent at once- better add small indents within the patern with a series of quick tip touches, than overdo with a big push.

HTH

TopSmith
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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 01:49 AM UTC
Ther are several youtubes on modeling tank damage using the soldering iron method. Practice first or it can look fake. Look at photo's of actual damage to understand what the final effect needs to look like. Don't over do.
Streegun
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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 05:33 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Joey,

I did once glancing shots on a Panther Ausf.D:



I used my soldering iron's tip to melt the plastic.

I first figured out how many bouncing shots I need to recreate and from which directon each of them was coming.
Then drawed the impacts with a pencil checking vs. available pictures of actual dents.
Copied each of the "impacts" on a piece of styrene, heated the soldering gun and did each "impact" several times till I was happy with the outcome.
Then did the same on the glacis.

My advice-if you decide to use the soldering gun method-is:
-do not overheat the tip(plastic needs lower temperature to melt than solder)
-keep control-do not try to achieve the "impact" dent at once- better add small indents within the patern with a series of quick tip touches, than overdo with a big push.

HTH




Thank you very much for leaving instructions, much appreciated!
Streegun
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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 05:33 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Ther are several youtubes on modeling tank damage using the soldering iron method. Practice first or it can look fake. Look at photo's of actual damage to understand what the final effect needs to look like. Don't over do.



Thank you for your response, I will make sure to check those videos out if I am able to find them. thank you!