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KoSprueOne
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 07:04 AM UTC
ltb073, Very speedy progress. I'm glad you didn't get frustrated with the fit of this kit and put it down.



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Namabiiru -
Under the gun to wrap this up: Moving out on the 20th of July, and I don't see me getting back to the bench for quite some time after we get settled in the new place.

Have managed to finish construction:


I was out of grey primer and went to get more, but the guy at the auto parts place recommended some stuff I had never heard of before. It's called adhesion promoter, and it's a clear spray designed for plastic. That's why the tank has that dusty, mottled look to it. Will be interested to see how it works under acrylic.






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




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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 11:52 PM UTC
Sal,
That's shaping up nicely. I'm glad you didn't find the hold-downs troublesome. They are supposed to go through both holes on the mounting plate, but I could not get mine to reach no matter what. Perhaps DML has since updated the PE fret to fix that. Had it not been the 100% OOB restriction on the campaign mine was entered in I would have replaced them with brass wire--would have looked more in scale anyway.

ltb073
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 06:02 PM UTC
Ok as Mark said the Armor shield was a bit tricky and actually broke in 2 spots photo P1100287_zpsdt3ixinh.jpg photo P1100288_zpsxfolocuk.jpg
however i didnt have a problem with the Bazooka hold downs
Got some color and some mud on the undercarriage photo P1100291_zpswjmruueg.jpg  photo P1100292_zpsuooabyew.jpg
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 02:30 AM UTC
Under the gun to wrap this up: Moving out on the 20th of July, and I don't see me getting back to the bench for quite some time after we get settled in the new place.

Have managed to finish construction:


I was out of grey primer and went to get more, but the guy at the auto parts place recommended some stuff I had never heard of before. It's called adhesion promoter, and it's a clear spray designed for plastic. That's why the tank has that dusty, mottled look to it. Will be interested to see how it works under acrylic.

ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 04:25 PM UTC
Mark Thanks for the heads up tips I will be on the look out for that when I get up to that
I started the build this past Sunday this was my 1st days progress
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ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 02:26 AM UTC
Ouch, I really hate that for you, Bob! Let it do some healing, and remember you have until the end of August for your build....
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 08:22 PM UTC
Well, I really screwed up this time. I am 1/2 way done with my M35A1 and I damaged the nerves in my left wrist leaving me with hang wrist. I have no wrist use at all but some finger movement. Tomorrow I will be taking off the splint and see if I can accomplish any more work on it. I'll let you guys know how it goes. Bob D.
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 05:26 PM UTC
My pleasure! I'm sure you would have figured that out on your own and corrected it, but it's fun to compare notes when you see someone building the same kit.

Also, I lied: I built that for the Dragon OOB campaign, not the 4x4 campaign. The campaign leader wouldn't let me replace the bazooka hold down since it was supposed to be a strictly OOB build. Frustrating!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 12:58 AM UTC

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Sal, I built that one awhile back for the 4x4 campaign. Instructions suffer from the usual Dragon issues, and the armor shield can be a tricky fit. Also, the PE hold-downs for the bazooka are too short--recommend replacing them with wire.



THAT is a great example of what makes these Campaigns so enjoyable- heads ups, tips,etc...thanks, Mark!
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 09:21 PM UTC
Sal, I built that one awhile back for the 4x4 campaign. Instructions suffer from the usual Dragon issues, and the armor shield can be a tricky fit. Also, the PE hold-downs for the bazooka are too short--recommend replacing them with wire.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 08:37 PM UTC
I haven't seen that kit, Sal, looks like a winner!
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 07:06 PM UTC
Pulled my kit out of the stash yesterday
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Hope to get started soon
Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:35 PM UTC
Yep, but I'll tell you what: Your blog was spot on about the tracks. Zero cleanup required, and certainly the easiest styrene links I've ever worked with.

KoSprueOne
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:12 PM UTC
yes, yes, yeah, and yup. Some of the grab handles were either numbered incorrectly on the I-Sheets or they didn't fit. The engine deck access panel had to be shaved down a little to fit, etc.




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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 06:20 PM UTC
KoSprueOne,
Did you find that nothing on this kit fits the way it is supposed to? Every hole is a little too small for whatever is supposed to go in it, and the "turret" and lift arm supports don't fit on the raised alignment marks without major trimming. Crazy! But, then, what did I expect from a Russian kit?

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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 06:15 PM UTC

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That is the look I was only trying to achieve. That looks super realistic! This is going to be a fantastic looking bridgelayer.




Are you kidding me?! I'm using your build as the benchmark I'm aiming for! I don't think I'll come close, but at least you've shown me what it SHOULD look like!

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 08:24 AM UTC
Sweet finish there Mark.
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 06:25 AM UTC
That is the look I was only trying to achieve. That looks super realistic! This is going to be a fantastic looking bridgelayer.




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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 02:14 AM UTC
Hope I can finish this one in time. Just found out I'm moving to different job in a different part of the country in June or July. Going to be tight!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 08:46 PM UTC
Looking pretty authentic there, Mark!
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 07:55 PM UTC
Got the bridge span planked, painted, and distressed:



Still need to distress the steel parts in order to start bringing it together.

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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 06:42 AM UTC
That was a fast build Tom. Must be a fairly decent kit to build. Any issues with fit or anything?
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 04:21 PM UTC
Nice B.Panzer, Tom!

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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 06:02 AM UTC
Bob, Tom, Looking good!




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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:54 AM UTC
That's looking great Tom, another one of my must-haves!