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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Maus 1:35 with interior
Braille
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 06:57 PM GMT+7
Kampfpanzer Maus:The Porsche Type 205 Super-Heavy Tank by Michael Frühlich is now available do you know anything about this new book?

~ Eddy
Blaubar
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 07:02 PM GMT+7
Read through this marvelous novel in the past few days. Great research, great modeling. Keep it up and good luck.
/STEfan
FlorinM
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 07:04 PM GMT+7
Was it translated in English? I have the original edition in German. The book is excellent.
HistoricArmor_97
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 08:21 AM GMT+7
Hey Florin quick question. After the Ventilator Housing what is your next step? Really looking forward to where this build goes! As always your work is impeccable. You're a master man. Cheers mate!
FlorinM
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:17 PM GMT+7
Adjacent to the fans would be the exhaust ducting for the warm air. It is quite intricate, split to make room for the engine exhaust pipe and has actuated louvers that could be opened or closed depending on engine temperature.
The bad news is that I had to take some commission work so progress on the Maus is very slow...
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 02:47 AM GMT+7
Florin,
Given Murphys' Law,I am sure that you are the reason we will soon be getting TWO kits of this tank to choose from !
Because we all know,if you scratchbuild something,then it's garunteed the kit will be released shortly after we finish.
J
HistoricArmor_97
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 02:19 PM GMT+7
I understand that this build is on hold for your work, but I certainly hope this build isn't on hold for good. Good luck with everything!
FlorinM
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 06:07 PM GMT+7
I am currently working on a foiled 1:48th B-29 Superfortress for someone because I really, really need the money and am eager to resume work on this project as soon as that thing is done. There is a tiny step forward on the Maus, just shot the aluminum barrels with some self-etching primer. In the upper right corner you can see the landing gear bay walls of the B-29 halfway done.
HistoricArmor_97
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 01:08 PM GMT+7
Very nice! I can't wait to see the progress no matter how long it takes. Cheers
Braille
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 04:50 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Was it translated in English? I have the original edition in German. The book is excellent.



Sorry about the long delay in getting an answer back to you. The book is well worth the investment, my copy is in english. Excellent book if you're interested in knowing about this beast.

~ Eddy
HistoricArmor_97
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:24 AM GMT+7
I'm still holding out for this post! Hope the B-29 is coming along!
FlorinM
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:27 PM GMT+7
About halfway through that build, work resumes on the Maus as soon as I'm done with the B-29.
polo2016
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 10:15 AM GMT+7
hello all,

your Maus is very nice,you given me want to make mine almost by myself interior and exterior.

i think it will during one year.

http://www.colleurs-de-plastique.com/forums/showthread.php?63651-Maus-1-35-entièrement-scratch-(ou-presque).




HistoricArmor_97
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 08:59 AM GMT+7
Never letting this thread die! Mind showing some pictures of the b-29 at some point? Would love to see more of your work! Cheers mate!
FlorinM
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 09:38 AM GMT+7
Still working on the Monogram B-29, there is much work to be done.
For those interested, this is the how it looks thus far
https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=11681&p=albums&album=33986
(Sorry for the off-topic)
Blaubar
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 09:00 PM GMT+7
May speed be with you and the B-29.
We need the Maus story to go on. One of my all-time fav threads out there.
FlorinM
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 11:38 PM GMT+7
Thank you for the continuing support, doing my best to finish the B-29 as soon as possible. Say tuned, this Maus must and will be finished!
HistoricArmor_97
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 06:34 AM GMT+7
I received Kampfpanzer Maus by Michael Fröhlich and I must say, I now understand how you were able to get such accurate detail in your model.
FlorinM
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 06:52 PM GMT+7
It is one of the many sources, yes, but not the primary one. There is an article in Waffen Revue numbers 16-20/1975 and some stuff in Russian that supplement the information.
HistoricArmor_97
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 03:08 PM GMT+7
Well I guess it's a good thing that I speak German.
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 02:08 AM GMT+7
It will be nice when you get back to work on this little gem.
J
FlorinM
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 03:24 AM GMT+7
Yes, Sire! Soon, I promise!
FlorinM
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 11:52 PM GMT+7
Failed attempt at coating the fuel tanks with aluminum foil, While it looks better than paint, the material used to make the tanks, Styrodur, is elastic and prevents a perfect, uniform adhesion of the foil. Not much of a problem, the shape is OK and the part will be cast in resin.

plstktnkr2
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 02:56 AM GMT+7
Maybe try Alclad Aluminum after a basecoat of black? after resin casting...
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 03:19 AM GMT+7
Yep,that'll work well as far as I am concerned. Smooth casting.
Have you heard about the upcoming Maus release with full interior ? You are probably the reason they made that kit ! LoL
J