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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
HistoricArmor_97
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Joined: September 08, 2016
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 03:28 AM UTC
Oh I’m sure we just pick up a 603 from the local museum, and use our imagination for the rest.
FlorinM
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Bucuresti, Romania
Joined: August 01, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:59 PM UTC
From the CAD graphics of the Trumpeter kit, it will have the petrol engine of the V1 and the first engine of the V2. You can modify the first engine to make the second one, but for the third there are no "from the box" options. Scratch building is the only way to go if you want the third and final engine configuration. I tried contacting the Mercedes Benz archives about it, but sadly they did not reply. Hope to go there in person one day and shed some light on this elusive engine, the Daimler Benz MB 517.
dbrad555
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Dubayy, United Arab Emirates
Joined: May 17, 2018
KitMaker: 65 posts
Armorama: 61 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 05:35 AM UTC
Great thread! I saw the Maus itself last year and boy it’s impressive although lonely in Kubinka nowadays. If you need any detail external pics just shout!
HistoricArmor_97
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 05:05 AM UTC
Speaking of superchargers, what do you have planned for tackling the power plant of the Maus? I assume you won’t be using a kit, since I don’t believe a 1/35 scale mb 509 or 517 exists, but I could be wrong!
southpier
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: December 11, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC
very much looking forward to that!
FlorinM
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Bucuresti, Romania
Joined: August 01, 2011
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:13 AM UTC
Until the Bird is done I will sneak in some updates. But then it will be 110%, supercharged Mouse.
jrutman
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 10, 2011
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 06:11 PM UTC
Nice to see you back to it again !
J
pimpdogbert
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Illinois, United States
Joined: November 25, 2005
KitMaker: 130 posts
Armorama: 88 posts
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:39 PM UTC
YAY! An update! The B-29 looks great, but is it time to move on to something that will not fly? Great seats! I like the idea of the carved plastic, I will have to use that.
FlorinM
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Bucuresti, Romania
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:50 AM UTC
Carved plastic and bent copper wire are about to become the seats for the driver and radio operator

FlorinM
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Bucuresti, Romania
Joined: August 01, 2011
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 08:21 PM UTC
Making a slow, steady progress on the commission Superfortress. Eager to return to my Maus.
HistoricArmor_97
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 11:41 PM UTC
Did you ever finish that B-29? Good luck! Uploading any more pictures?
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 08:19 PM UTC
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
plstktnkr2
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Maryland, United States
Joined: October 10, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 07:56 PM UTC
Maybe try Alclad Aluminum after a basecoat of black? after resin casting...
FlorinM
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Bucuresti, Romania
Joined: August 01, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 04:52 PM UTC
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.

FlorinM
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Bucuresti, Romania
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 08:24 PM UTC
Yes, Sire! Soon, I promise!
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 07:08 PM UTC
It will be nice when you get back to work on this little gem.
J
HistoricArmor_97
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 08:08 AM UTC
Well I guess it's a good thing that I speak German.
FlorinM
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Bucuresti, Romania
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 11:52 AM UTC
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: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 11:34 PM UTC
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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Bucuresti, Romania
Joined: August 01, 2011
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 04:38 PM UTC
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!
Blaubar
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Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Joined: December 15, 2016
KitMaker: 211 posts
Armorama: 199 posts
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 02:00 PM UTC
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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Bucuresti, Romania
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
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)
HistoricArmor_97
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:59 AM UTC
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!
polo2016
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Gironde, France
Joined: August 05, 2017
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 03:15 AM UTC
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).




FlorinM
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Bucuresti, Romania
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 02:27 PM UTC
About halfway through that build, work resumes on the Maus as soon as I'm done with the B-29.