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Panda Tunguska
junglejim
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 06:56 AM UTC
Speaking of the Tunguska, I finally took some photos of my progress. Added some missing weld beads on the turret. Scratchbuilt the periscopes on the turret as Panda only provides one . Lots of little details to add yet, and those tracks...Overall quite a challenging build - the instructions are confusing at times and some parts are mis-labelled.











Jim
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 08:00 AM UTC
Hi Jim;

Looks very good, we will be following your build with Great interest. How were the Guns & Missile Tubes. They look Great :.

Keep us Informed; MIKE.
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 06:14 AM UTC
You make that look easy.
That is a tough kit for me.
Welcome to tweezer launch city......LOL

Cheers

John
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 11:32 AM UTC
gonna follow this one, will be handy building mine

thanks for the good pictures

greetz
juge75
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 05:11 PM UTC
It's true, there are some parts that are bad for numbering (PE) as well as those which are not marked with the elbow (no number).
Get ready, soon becoming FRIUL metal tracks, we have been planning the running rollers (3D) optical head unit and prepare for the tower, lack of engine exhaust and cooling, turbine outlet, a few stencils and painting signs.
Regards, Gabor HADMODELS.



juge75
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 05:24 PM UTC
Other projects: Tor Tankmania+Panda chassis and embedding (not production).







SovietBoy22
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 11:23 PM UTC
That looks phenomenal! Keep it up.
I also, will be following this build, dreading the tracks when I have to do mine.
Thanks
Euan
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013 - 06:40 AM UTC
Nice to see a build-log of this kit!
I also got mine, but didn´t started it.

Gabor, nice looking SA-15!
Is this a new version of your resin-kit?


greetings...
Soeren
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013 - 11:32 AM UTC
Love it. I used to work araund a version of this.
MusicOn
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013 - 11:43 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice to see a build-log of this kit!
I also got mine, but didn´t started it.

Gabor, nice looking SA-15!
Is this a new version of your resin-kit?


greetings...
Soeren



Looks like Gabor may be kit-bashing the Panda 2S6 chassis with the Tankmania SA-15 Tor turret...
juge75
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013 - 03:28 PM UTC
I will build for myself, it will not be built to Tor, not to sell.
Only shown that such can be done in the Panda chassis (conversion).
Gorizont
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 06:19 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks like Gabor may be kit-bashing the Panda 2S6 chassis with the Tankmania SA-15 Tor turret...



Yes, I knew this would be a "kit-bashing".
But possibly...

greetings...
Soeren
junglejim
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 12:35 PM UTC
Juhász, that looks very cool, I'd like to see a Buk-M one of these days! I got a little more work done, slowly but surely. This is not a Tamiya kit!

Put a tarp in the rear rack, but if you do that, the p.e. chains aren't long enough, so I used some spare chain (little too big but not bad). Also had to scratch the upper hinge on the APU? exhaust cover because the floor monster ate the kit piece:


Provided tow cable is pretty good, annealed it to make it softer still.


Note how the p.e. grill wraps around the oval part - at first I put it under and inside which of course didn't work too well...


The small cover on the side was very poorly molded; new one made (should be same size as the lower one on the hull side)


The muzzle velocity sensor thingy was very tricky - small parts and no real attachment points. I replaced the rod with .020" Evergreen and used superglue to attach the parts.


Back end of the turret, some small p.e. and plastic supports for the radar unit which took a while to figure out. Also had to file down the crescent-shaped p.e. piece to fit.


Biggest problem is getting the missile pods to fit parallel with the guns and turret sides. I had to remove the guard(?) part from the gun pods so they would even get close enough; then move out the supports and grind out the mounting points for the pods just to get close. There is no real positive mounting area for the pods, let alone trying to get them moveable.


General turret views:





Now to continue on with the tracks...


Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 01:51 PM UTC
Looking good so far Jim - and thanks from those of us about to tackle this kit! I was curious if in hindsight you think it might be easier to assemble lengths of track (say 10 or so links) and then attach the guide horns?

Also - is the antenna base your own or did it come with the kit?

Looking forward to watching your progress!

juge75
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 04:28 PM UTC
Coming soon!








Spoke running wheels in later versions, the optical head of the tower roof (open position), turbine exhaust, engine exhaust.
MusicOn
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 01:33 PM UTC
Great news Gabor! You guys at HAD don't waste any time! Just in time for my build!
junglejim
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 04:24 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I was curious if in hindsight you think it might be easier to assemble lengths of track (say 10 or so links) and then attach the guide horns?

Also - is the antenna base your own or did it come with the kit?



Mr. Music : For these type of tracks I will usually glue a whole run together, let it set up a bit and then form it around the running gear. I had considered doing what you suggested but that would have added a lot of extra time where the individual track sections might set up too fast and then not bend where needed.
The antenna base I stole from a Voyager BMP-3 update set, which in turn will be replaced by something else...hopefully!

By the way, does anyone know which Nationality this Tunguska is? No markings?!



Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 06:50 PM UTC
2S6M Tunguska M at the Berezina 2002 exercise.
Belarus.
juge75
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 09:16 PM UTC
A few things to Panda Hobby 2S6M Tunguska:
Optical head, turbine outlet.













mokush
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 10:35 PM UTC
Why don't You start your own topic, Gábor?
BTW, nice decals
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 - 03:35 AM UTC
I think you will find he is trying to help not high jack as he is a gifted builder who is I suspect building updates for this model.
junglejim
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 11:52 AM UTC
Well, I think I'm finished. Just have to decide on a scheme for this particular version. Primer next!











Jim
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 12:50 PM UTC
Good looking build Jim. I am still looking at all the small parts... did you pin the tracks in so that they could move, or did you glue them? I built the Resin versin and it met a bad death in my last move, but still have it for comparsion. I look forward to seeing your build painted
Jim