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ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 06:47 PM UTC
The final Photo Gallery of this Campaign will be amazing...good things happening!
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 08:41 AM UTC

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Amazing build, Bob. Just amazing.




Thanks Mark. I think the amazing part will be finishing this one. Took 8 years to do the Dutch BARV. However, this one is progressing a bit faster.

I think that that bridge layer of yours will be another interesting build. So many very nice builds going on in this campaign, I am surprised that it doesn't show up on the main page more often. But there is still hope.

Later, Bob
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 06:16 AM UTC
Amazing build, Bob. Just amazing.

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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 05:33 AM UTC
Some amazing stuff being put together. Both of the cranes are very nice.... will look amazing when rigged. That short tracked bridge layer was nice enough, but to put it up on the recovery trailer really sets it off....

Looking forward to more....

And now for my little update. Unfortunately, I got so busy building that I forgot to post. And then again, just how much can you say about building track?



Bronco Pzh 2000 track and the sprockets from the Revell kit. Added bolts, but I still need to add some details to bring them up to the level that the track are.



Replacement drivers hatch with the mesh screen. I have since added the tabs to bolt it down.



Used the plans to make the work deck frame... and it fits pretty good. Wrong in places, but still a good fit. Decided to go another way to make sure that the fit is right and that I got the changes that have been made. The plans are early, and I am trying to model a current version.



So, I built the work deck supports. It is actually suspended over the top of the hull. You can see a couple pieces of the frame in place over the front supports.



The rubber push pads. I have to make the push pads before I can frame the rest of the work deck as they do interact. Besides which, they are an area that has been redesigned since the drawings. So, back to the photos...

Later, Bob
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 04:38 AM UTC
I'll kick off my build for this campaign tomorrow at the monthly club meeting. Here's my starting photo still in plastic:


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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 09:25 AM UTC

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Also need to do some reading on how the rigging is done, as the instructions do not give a good visual on how it is installed.

Cheers,

Tat



Hi Tat

Nice to see the 'Mini Me' of the kit I am building


Here is the rigging diagram from the 1/35th scale kit. Not that clear but might be enough to help you


In your scale, it would be unlikely that you would have a defined weave in the rope, so you could get away with nylon thread in lieu of cotton string. That might overcome the fluffing if the white glue/water doesn't work out (it usually depends on the quality of the thread. An alternate to that is ship rigging - Quality ones have little fluff.

Hope to see the finished product soon.



Great, thanks Peter! This would surely be of help. Yeah I was thinking of a nylon thread as well, maybe a fishing line too? Anyways will look for something suitable. If all else fails the fallback is the one that came with the kit. Cheers, Tat
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:20 AM UTC
Nice work on the Bruckenleger Mark. The timber colour does give the end result an interesting contrast.

Love the way you combined 2 group builds into one finished product. That is sure one monster of a build all together.

Thanks for joining in.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:15 AM UTC

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Also need to do some reading on how the rigging is done, as the instructions do not give a good visual on how it is installed.

Cheers,

Tat



Hi Tat

Nice to see the 'Mini Me' of the kit I am building


Here is the rigging diagram from the 1/35th scale kit. Not that clear but might be enough to help you


In your scale, it would be unlikely that you would have a defined weave in the rope, so you could get away with nylon thread in lieu of cotton string. That might overcome the fluffing if the white glue/water doesn't work out (it usually depends on the quality of the thread. An alternate to that is ship rigging - Quality ones have little fluff.

Hope to see the finished product soon.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 07:49 AM UTC

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It may be too thick still, but a cure for the fibers is a wash of watery white glue...



I gotta try that next time. Those fibers totally ruin it.




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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 04:56 AM UTC
Ah yes, thanks Clayton -- will give that a try. Cheers, Tat
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 04:42 AM UTC
It may be too thick still, but a cure for the fibers is a wash of watery white glue...
tatbaqui
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 04:30 AM UTC
Hello,

More torture with small parts last night, but I persevered to finish it before I lose momentum. Am practically done with the crane assembly except for the rigging:



The kit comes with a piece of string, per instruction it says 0.5mm, which I find too thick. Worse, one can see the fibers. Need to figure out a better a material for it. Also need to do some reading on how the rigging is done, as the instructions do not give a good visual on how it is installed.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 11:09 AM UTC
Here's my update.

There are 16 of these that need to be painted.



Looking a the spares box I found some 1/35 Pz IV hub caps that seemed to fit just right. So after a couple of batches I was done with these tiny wheels.

After all has dried I proceeded to mount them. Had to watch out to make sure they were aligned before putting on the rubber band tracks.



All the other small bits came next -- tools, headlights, etc. Am now done with the hull.





Moving on towards the last few steps, the crane assembly. More smaller parts and probably trickier parts ahead!

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 04:38 AM UTC
Thanks! I try to avoid 1/72 myself but there are just some in the stash that need to get the attention
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 07:20 PM UTC
Looking good (and tiny), Tat! I just don't have the eyes or fingers for 1/72, amazed that anyone can work that small!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 07:09 PM UTC
Congratulations on your finish Mark.

Here's my entry:



As I have finished a Morser Karl for another campaign I thought of building its ammo carrier.




It's braille scale, so it builds quick. So far my issue has been the very tiny parts that somehow take a life of its own and just roll off my work table. Still lucky I guess as I've been able to recover all.




The road wheels are at the paint shop, so once done with I'd be able to put them on plus the tracks.

Cheers,

Tat
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 08:15 PM UTC
A great way to combine 2 campaigns, Mark!
d111298pw
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 07:57 PM UTC
Here is the final version with my "Truck and Trailer" campaign build.

This is what I was loosely following



Close enough for government work





ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 09:04 PM UTC
Very nice work, Mark! Be sure to post a pic of the final display!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 08:15 PM UTC
She's finished. Not the easiest kit in the world. But, happy with the end result. Just need to weather the FAMO and trailer and then the two can be joined.









ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 08:41 PM UTC
Wow, that is shaping out to be one very impressive display,Mark!
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 07:08 PM UTC
Finished the tracks over the weekend. They came out nicer than I expected.

Test fitting the structure. A few minor adjustments to make.



And, just to see what the final product will look like!

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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017 - 10:13 PM UTC
Completed the left track. Putting them together just takes patience. I didn't have any real issues. Now to complete the right side track.

Test fit. Pretty similar to the picture

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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 11:41 AM UTC
Peter, thanks for the recommendations regarding the tracks. Hope to have some time this weekend to begin work on them.
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 05:41 AM UTC
Yes! Very inspiring progress going on in here.

Good to know the requirement for epoxy for that model.