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Article about: Hi this my first attempt to restore something left me know what you think. Primer added 1. LW Blue/gray added. Decals and liner are on the way.

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    Hi this my first attempt to restore something left me know what you think.


    Primer added 1. M18 Restoration

    LW Blue/gray added. M18 Restoration
    M18 Restoration M18 Restoration
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    Decals and liner are on the way.

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    Looks like a nice M18!

    Can you shows us the stamps?

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    Hi Emile, the colour I am going for is a mid 1930s luft waffe finish, thus the blue/gray. As for the stamps they are long gone, since it was a relic prior to the restoration and was filled with pitting.During the process of the restoration a few holes were filled on the top(rust holes), aswell as one of the stirnpanzer horns was missing, and was replaced with a new one.It needed a restoration and overall some new paint IMO.

    Best regards Kai

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    Move to correct sub forum
    Ben

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    It's lucky to find a real M18, even in rough condition. I would not denigrate it with fake decals but would be happy to leave it plain.

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    I agree Blackcat1982, I was thinking more on the lines of a discreet Luft waffe decal, in good museum quality. I hope this restoration did it justice.

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    Looks nice mate. Some very nice spray work there too! No runs or drips. Did you use a can or spray gun?

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    Thank you Andy , I used a normal high grade spray can. I was very picky to spray when it was bright outside. So I got the best element to spray everything correct, as to not get any paint drip etc. Since I did a pretty good overall with sanding on the inside and outside. The paint was very easy to apply, and it makes it look like it rolled out of the factory yesterday.

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