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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:23 PM UTC
Just signed up with this little guy

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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 03:21 PM UTC
Hello,

Finished work on the turret.



Next comes the tracks.




It has 3 parts per link. The instructions call for 66 links per track run, so doing that twice comes to about 400 bits that need to be cut, cleaned, and glued -- this surely is more than the parts that I've put together with all the other sub-assemblies combined!


Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:20 AM UTC
Thanks Clayton!
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 12:43 PM UTC
Quick fix, good thinking...
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 11:46 AM UTC
Cheers Mark!
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:46 PM UTC
Tough luck, Tat, but nice recovery!

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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 03:29 PM UTC
That's a nice one Lap Man -- I see its the original issue with individual links.

Last night I did the PE screens, and other small bits on the engine deck. But before retiring I thought I'd test the fit of the upper and lower hulls. Struggled with it for a while and after a few moments of cursing I found out where the issue was:



More cursing followed but that didn't get me anywhere. I thought of prying it off but then I may just have further issues with the sprocket arm alignment when I put it back again. As it is the sprocket arm seems to be at the correct angle even though the plate was installed incorrectly.

So I then proceeded to cut the offending part and built a pair using styrene. I've filled in the towing eye and drilled a new hole as well.



There are bolt details on the insides of the plate so the best I could do was to put in something close -- I've cut some ends of a hair-brush and glued them on. Hopefully the wife doesn't notice it as much



Did another fitting, so now it seems ok.



Am not too worried about the gaps as these will be covered once I put on the fenders.

Will be doing the turret next.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:44 PM UTC
Just started to build my entry, Dragon 1/35 Tiger I initial production.

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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 02:36 AM UTC

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You're right about that, Tat!

"I will call him 'Mini-Me'!" --Dr. Evil-Panther






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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:13 PM UTC
You're right about that, Tat!

"I will call him 'Mini-Me'!" --Dr. Evil-Panther

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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 06:39 PM UTC
Cool white wash Dustin!

I took my start pic awhile back but it's only now that I got to start on the build:







They say it's a baby Panther. Well it's short, chubby -- am starting to get the feeling I'm building an egg tank!

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:19 PM UTC
Thank you Clayton!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:09 PM UTC
Very good, Dustin, looks great!


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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:05 PM UTC
Mark, thank you very much. When I posted my pictures, I was looking at your white wash, thinking that it looked better than mine. Haha
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:50 AM UTC
Nice, Linus!

Dustin, I love how your white-wash turned out. Much better than mine!

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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:34 AM UTC
My Gannet at the shading stage.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:04 AM UTC
Here is the heavily worn white wash.



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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 07:51 AM UTC
Thanks Clayton. I will probably do the white wash.
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 07:21 AM UTC
Looks great Dustin, and will with or without a winter coat!
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 06:40 AM UTC
Hey fellas. I've done the detail painting and chipping. Thought I show a few pictures for I do the gloss coat. I'm thinking about giving this a winter white wash. I'm not sure if I want to cover up the camo.







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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 04:14 AM UTC
[quote]Very nice, Peter!

Thanks Mark
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 08:50 AM UTC
Very nice, Peter!

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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 03:20 AM UTC
Hi,
I call this thing finished!
Will put some better photos into the gallery soon.


Cheers Peter