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Armor/AFV: What If?
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Landkreuzer P-1000 Ratte
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 - 01:42 PM GMT+7

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...there should be plenty of room in the turret.


Valid point Steve. Visually they'd be nice there, but being realistic they would be inside.


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...they need a metal-mesh walkway for the maintenance crew...


The angle of the roof there Tom is not steep at all...so wasn't figuring anything additional.

Alas, I may use the boxes for something else - like on the rear deck. We'll see.

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 10:29 AM GMT+7
Last of the primer.



First of the Light Gray.



Tape removed from around the barrels.



There's some minor touch ups to do and some very light wet-n-dry sanding to do before I give it it's final light gray coat. About 2/3 of a bottle of thinned Tamiya Light Gray used.

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 10:49 AM GMT+7
Looks great, Mike. It is fantastic to see the beast get some color.

Looking forward to see more.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 02:20 PM GMT+7
Some wet sanding with 1800 grit. I may seek a different "light gray" as that one seemed too dark (?). [see previous picture] Heading to the LHS tomorrow, so we'll see.



Mike
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 09:47 AM GMT+7
I now have, for the most part, a completed 1/35th scale battleship turret.

I dug around online looking for an appropriate color (based on other kits, previous builds, cross reference paint charts, et al) and came up with Vallejo Air's Pale Blue Gray. I am quite pleased.



Mike
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM GMT+7
The first ever 1/35 German battleship turret? I think after this you need to go bigger. Maybe do a full 1/35 battleship?
M4A3E8Easy8
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 01:26 PM GMT+7

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The first ever 1/35 German battleship turret? I think after this you need to go bigger. Maybe do a full 1/35 battleship?




Nahh.. the next will be a 1/6 Ratte based on a VW bug that you can drive.
salt6
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 04:21 PM GMT+7
I like it!
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 08:44 AM GMT+7
More of the turret:

The opening to my paint booth is about 33 inches.








Mike
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 08:50 AM GMT+7
Hello Mike, I was just wondering if you are going to build a new spray booth for the Tank frame? Your turret looks Awesome. I still can't believe you are building it in 1/35th scale.
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:39 PM GMT+7
Mike are you going to weather that beast of a turret? Would look great with rain streaks and bird poo!!

Paul
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:18 PM GMT+7
Freakin' awesome!!

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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 09:37 AM GMT+7
Been following your progress since I started modelling and joined back in 2014...So impressed!🤔😩😧😧😧 even if I knew how to do this, I probably wouldn't do as good a job on the painting. Keep going sir!!
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 02:33 PM GMT+7
Thank you Joe. Words of support are pleasing.

The P1000 has not ended, just set to the side while a full kitchen remodel is done and a couple of Campaign builds.

I will get back to it, you bet!

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 06:01 AM GMT+7
Holy Smokey Joes.

A key component of the Ratte build is on its way!



Mike
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 07:30 AM GMT+7
Wow, that great. You'll need to put some MG42's on the sides for just in case.