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Landkreuzer P-1000 Ratte
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:47 AM UTC

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I was thinking a quick dio of the Norway gun position to diplay the turret.



The Norway gun had three tubes...though it really wouldn't be that difficult. It'd be interesting to try and texture the concrete.

Mike Hmmmmm......
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 08:18 AM UTC
Mike,

I was thinking a quick dio of the Norway gun position to diplay the turret.
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 06:50 PM UTC
Haven't checked this thread for a while, and it shows.. Like I missed the Kolibri post entirely (and I forgot your landing pad). And I agree that Kolibri is a must-have for the Ratte, so I'm glad you have one of those kits. With the range of these guns it needs a spotter plane and the Kolibri is perfect for that role. I was thinking about that when I opened this page, but hadn't thought of the Kolibri. I was wondering if the Fi-56 Storch could land on the deck.

I wouldn't want to be the pilot though, sitting on what's essentially a large, tracked "BOMB ME PLEASE!" sign.

But its still fun to come back to this thread and think about the (im)possibilities of this 'Tank'

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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 06:38 AM UTC

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... it has a crane for loading rounds into the fighting compartment ...



I gave the reloading concern some thought early on. There will be a "hatch" underneath for ammo to be loaded along with personnel access and maintenance.

Though a crane would look good, I think I'm going to have enough on top as it is. However, I may have a spare jib boom that I can strap down below one of the Kugelblitz turrets and put the mounts somewhere in that vicinity. It would never hurt to have some 'quick-lift' capability.

I appreciate the comments and encouragement. Thank you!

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 04:12 AM UTC
Hi Mike, I've been following you for months and am quite impressed with the build thus far. I did have a thought. I'm building out a Sturmtiger and it has a crane for loading rounds into the fighting compartment. It would make sense to me that the rat would have something similar so it wouldn't have to rely on as many support vehicles. It may help fill in "empty" areas if you have any. Anyway, just a thought. Keep up the good work.
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 11:46 PM UTC
Michael, I have the kit in my possession. Quite intricate for sure. Should build up beautiful.

I purchased some "streaking" fluid from AK. I think I'll do the turret as if it were recently pulled off the ship (or where ever they got it from). Weathered, dirty, etc. gray.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 11:33 PM UTC

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Holy Smokey Joes.

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



I thought of this thread the minute I saw this announcement!
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 10:40 PM UTC
You'll have to start a blog when you do that. I'd like to follow along. I have a couple campaign builds going on, but once they're done, I think I'll finish off the turret.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 04:27 PM UTC
Iíll have to print hull sections to rivet together like the real ships woulda been
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 04:25 PM UTC
Looking good I havenít gotten started on mine at all yet but Iím thinking about getting a 3D printer to get mine a roling a bit faster but havenít got thare yet
salt6
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:30 AM UTC
Wow, that great. You'll need to put some MG42's on the sides for just in case.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:01 PM UTC
Holy Smokey Joes.

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



Mike
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 07:33 AM UTC
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: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 02:37 AM UTC
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!!
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 04:18 PM UTC
Freakin' awesome!!

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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 03:39 PM UTC
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: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 01:50 AM UTC
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: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 01:44 AM UTC
More of the turret:

The opening to my paint booth is about 33 inches.








Mike
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 09:21 AM UTC
I like it!
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 06:26 AM UTC

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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.
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 03:00 AM UTC
The first ever 1/35 German battleship turret? I think after this you need to go bigger. Maybe do a full 1/35 battleship?
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 02:47 AM UTC
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: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 07:20 AM UTC
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: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 03:49 AM UTC
Looks great, Mike. It is fantastic to see the beast get some color.

Looking forward to see more.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 03:29 AM UTC
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