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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 02:24 PM UTC

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After this pic was taken I found photos showing that these were actually mounted lower but angled up to clear the box, so I have since remounted the tube that way.



The Viagra method.....

Okay I'm back in this build... as usual running out of time.

I hate seam lines, especially on large curved sections to be joined. So after trying to get the kit plastic rounds to look decent, I decided to go another way. Trumpeter give you an Aluminium round and some brass to add to that for 1 round. So, I have used that to cast others:
In she goes...


Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble....



Definitely hot out of the mould....


Primer coat to check for moulding faults:


Also done some of the fiddly bits. Main assembly nearly done so pics soon.
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 08:48 AM UTC
Yeah, maybe the whole hatch rotated so either way was correct?

Nice little model. I want to someday build one of these in 1/35




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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 07:45 AM UTC
M31 Grant Tank Recovery Vehicle assembled and primed. The kit came with a single poorly molded fake gun, so I used brass pipes for both the 75mm and 37mm tubes instead.

The faux 37mm looks goofy, but I mounted the tube high on the turret that way so it would clear the big tool box on the upper deck. After this pic was taken I found photos showing that these were actually mounted lower but angled up to clear the box, so I have since remounted the tube that way.

Another discrepancy the pics revealed was that the real turret hatches were mounted to open side to side as opposed to front to back as the kit shows. This I left as is. Who knows, maybe some were built that way?
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Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017 - 02:05 AM UTC

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These little kits do assemble quite rapidly, but even after clean up they are a little on the rough side...



But they did get rid of the acne.....

Be interested to see what you do with this one from here Tim
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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 - 09:01 PM UTC
1/100 scale M31 TRV Grant assembled and ready for primer.

These little kits do assemble quite rapidly, but even after clean up they are a little on the rough side...
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 05:56 PM UTC
Lordy, he loves those little ones...
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 11:15 AM UTC
Tim, I expect to see the same care and attention to scale details as you have done in the past on the Zis. Should only take a few months to more accurately detail that 'all but pre-assembled' sucker..


And who said a chunky body full of zits was not a looker


Welcome aboard
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 09:50 AM UTC

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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 09:46 AM UTC
Let’s face it: the General Grant tank was not one of the most attractive designs in the American arsenal. No looker on its best day, to be sure, but at least it couldn’t get any worse... until someone got the bright idea to convert one into a recovery vehicle...


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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 02:16 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words guys. Just a temp. thing I hope. Got too much in the stash to give up on it. I'll be back in the saddle some time soon. Bob D.
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 05:36 PM UTC
Thanks for all the kind words, Gents!

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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 11:07 AM UTC
Looks fantastic Mark. You may not feel it is up to what you expected, but I would certainly be proud to have that in my collection. Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 05:37 AM UTC
Namabiiru, Very nice finish!
The Russian green looks on point and the muffler rust effect looks perfect. I guess you're right about the welds on a riveted hull. LOL I think I intentionally made weld effects on mine, Haha.




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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 02:01 AM UTC
Looks great Mark nice work 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 01:43 AM UTC
Looks great, Mark! Very good work!
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 07:51 PM UTC
Couple of record shots of the IT-28 before the bridge section goes on. Once that's in place, there won't be much tank left to see...



And the finished bridgelayer:




Calling it done. Was trying to match KoSprueOne's fine build of this kit, but I fell pretty short. Not entirely displeased, though. Will take it to the modeling club meeting on Saturday and then into a box for the move! Hopefully will get the bench set up in the new house in time to get a couple more campaigns done this year!

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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 07:14 PM UTC
Hope you get to feeling better, Bob, we'll leave the lights on for you...
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 02:43 PM UTC
Looks good Sal. A very quick build.

All the best Bob. Hope things get better for you soon
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 02:20 AM UTC
Sorry to hear that, Bob. Good luck with the sawbones.

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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 01:07 AM UTC
Well, I'm done guys. Don't see the doc till next month. Tried, but the delicate parts I can't hold. Another one bites the dust for now.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 07:39 PM UTC
Looks very good Sal, a neat little piece of work!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 06:26 PM UTC
Hey Guys some more progress
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Not my best work but Hey we Improvised
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I think I may need to dust up the wheels some more before calling this finished
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comments and suggestions always welcome
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 04:12 PM UTC

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I see you've made the necessary weld beads. Did you use putty or styrene rod?




Actually, they're not weld beads. Just Mr Surfacer to even out the seams. Looked like riveted construction, so without being sure of the presences of welds I thought it better not to add any.

Got the base coat of Russian Green on last night. The adhesion promoter seems to work nicely.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 04:01 PM UTC
Sorry to hear about your wrist Bob. Hope there is no permanent damage.

Same with your knee Sal. The jeep is looking good so far.

Mark - no pressure then hey!!! Good luck in meeting the time frame. I really want to see that one finished.



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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 03:40 PM UTC

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ltb073, Very speedy progress. I'm glad you didn't get frustrated with the fit of this kit and put it down.



Thank for the comments guys Speedy yes been sort of sidelined lately had surgery on my knee so had some free tim to kill being out of work