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AFV Club Scimitar
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Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009 - 02:35 PM UTC
Really great James Love it
Go for white but gonna be hard and difficult

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Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009 - 02:42 PM UTC
Thanks Seb!

I know it will be difficult but I found a great way to pull it off without it looking flat and plain


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Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009 - 03:05 PM UTC
I tried to paint a little Revell 1/72 King Tiger white with a handbrush. Funnily enough it didn't work, lol. Hope you have better luck James.
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 04:53 AM UTC
Hi James,
I've been working on mine - its a RAF Regt 2sqn example.
Tools are on it because no one would be stupid enough to steal them

Matt
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 07:06 AM UTC
Mattt nice build you've had the same problem with me on the stowage bin under the ehaust system

Thanks for the comments


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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 11:09 AM UTC

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Mattt nice build you've had the same problem with me on the stowage bin under the ehaust system

Thanks for the comments




James,
Its an awful kit, as are most AFV club modles, i'm struggling with a centurion Mk6 at the moment.( It wouldn't glue properly!)

Its nice that AFV included a Photto etched Exhaust shroud and Ally Barrel in the Scorpion and scimitar, but why couldn't they include the PE mesh for the grilles and photo etched Mudflaps???
Fit is diabolical.

Not impressed.
Matt
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 02:08 AM UTC
The fits can be a pain in the back side!, I was quiete disappointed witht eh standerd of the kit but its not all bad theyre some nice stuff in the kit. yes it was nice about the etch stuff i understand where your coming from but this is where aftermarket companies come in.

I broke my etched Exhaust shroud but luckily i managed to get a spare one from a very nice gentleman.


I have only built the Scimitar from AFV Club but i would not put the company down it is a good manufacture that produces some intereasting items which seem to be good quality!.

What glue are you using and are you preping your parts?

update shortly on the build!

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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 02:41 AM UTC
Finally some Progress:

Istart with glueing the mud guards and Front lights on. The lights are wrong because i am hoping to paint it in the gulf with the later lights on so until i can change them will leave them on.



I left the right rear mud guard off so it was different but i still need to put the bracket back on where the mud quard bolts on





Then it was back onto the turret, I attached the smoke launchers and Two CIP panels for when it was used in the Gulf.




Any comments are ver welcome

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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 02:53 AM UTC
Nice work bro, one thing; would they really need that many CIP'S?

Martyn
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 03:01 AM UTC

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Nice work bro, one thing; would they really need that many CIP'S?

Martyn




Theres only two, either side of the turret and it would pritty logical to have one either side no?

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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 08:51 AM UTC

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The fits can be a pain in the back side!, I was quiete disappointed witht eh standerd of the kit but its not all bad theyre some nice stuff in the kit. yes it was nice about the etch stuff i understand where your coming from but this is where aftermarket companies come in.

I broke my etched Exhaust shroud but luckily i managed to get a spare one from a very nice gentleman.


I have only built the Scimitar from AFV Club but i would not put the company down it is a good manufacture that produces some intereasting items which seem to be good quality!.

What glue are you using and are you preping your parts?

update shortly on the build!




Hi James,
Just usual prepping, emery paper and revell contacta glue.
I've filled the gap in the stowage bin and have started to paint it now,

Matt
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 10:23 AM UTC
Its not the kit its the Revell Contacta glue I had it and its Seriously shocking,
To be honest I would thorught it away.

I use poly cement you can get it in different size and variety I use one with a bursh which is really easy to put the glue where you want it..

Also if your painting the model before glueing the part wont stick properly.

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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 01:48 PM UTC
Evening all

Does anyone have any pictures of the Scimitar on Op Telic?


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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 02:59 AM UTC

heres a pic of my rear stowage box cover hope the pic works,
as you can see it still needs painting
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 05:13 AM UTC

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Its not the kit its the Revell Contacta glue I had it and its Seriously shocking,
To be honest I would thorught it away.


Hi James
I have used Revell Contacta Glue for years and I have never had a problem with it, although on occasion I use some Locktite Super glueif the part really wont stick (or if i get annyoyed ). Thats just me. The build is coming along nicely, cant wait to see it with some paint!
Cheers

Loobes
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 05:27 AM UTC
Loobes ok buddy .

My brother bought some and it seriously wouldnt stick to any plastic.

I use liquid polly or polly cement

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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 05:31 AM UTC
Intereasting cover Ian: i think i will leave mine or sort something out from foil

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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 09:01 AM UTC

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Does anyone have any pictures of the Scimitar on Op Telic?



You should try the Defence Image Database but the Op Telic Scimitars all have LEP upgrades AFAIK. So SPIRE gunner's sight, revised intake grills, NBC intake(?) and additional bins.

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 09:08 AM UTC

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Does anyone have any pictures of the Scimitar on Op Telic?



You should try the Defence Image Database but the Op Telic Scimitars all have LEP upgrades AFAIK. So SPIRE gunner's sight, revised intake grills, NBC intake(?) and additional bins.

Paul



Thanks Paul thats what im after im trying to LEP ugrade

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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 12:23 AM UTC
These are the only pics I have of LEP Scimitars hope they help you out.














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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 02:56 AM UTC
Thanks Max ive got some of them already .

Im trying to find some without the add on armour .


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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 03:04 AM UTC
Scimitar LEP
http://www.primeportal.net/apc/dan_hay/scimitar/

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 03:09 AM UTC
Thanks paul!


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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 03:43 AM UTC
The 2nd to 5th pictures do have add on armour.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 04:09 AM UTC

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The 2nd to 5th pictures do have add on armour.



Im NOT looking for Scimitar pictures with Add on armour

Thanks