A few months ago I purchased a stunning Die Waffenkammer IS-2 from Stuart at Great Escape games.
I had waited a couple of weeks, but finally it arrived all excited. I took strait home gave it a loving bath, in some warm soapy water, and left it to dry thoughruly.
The next day I approved the amazing creature and did some tinkering, and some gluing. And set about with a can of Army Painter primer green. The glee on my face as it looked perfect was somthing to behold. So I patiently left it to dry over night.
The next day after a hard day at work I approved the model with anticipation of the paint work to come when..... I found it in a heap of flackie mess. My first time learning of the problems that so may before me hav found. With a sad face and a flash of anger, I decided I would strip it an start again.
I placed it my strip pot with my usual paint and varnish remover, that has worked so well on other models. I left it to work it's magic.
But somthing tells me 3 weeks is far too much magic, forgotten about under the sink, the tanks was attacked by the harsh substance. As I remembered it I rushed to the cupboard to find an IS-2 unlike any other. It had a barrel that dropped like a sad puppy's ears, and details that pressed like sponge.
I though all was lost, but I was the model off, and left it dry in view for a few weeks, wondering if I could revive it in anyway. Thoughts of plasticard and green stuff raced through my thoughts at each glance. But on Friday, I had the air brush out, and I decided to give it one last chance, I had nothing to lose.
As I had not striped the tracks they were fine and painted up lovely.
I replaced the barrel with a bit of plastic rod, I am not 100% happy with, but is far greater than the droppy puppy look.
A few hours later this is my result....
A lot of battle damage but that what I like from an IS-2.
Hope you like it.
I am 90% happy with the final resalult.