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ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 02:14 AM GMT+7
Hope you get to feeling better, Bob, we'll leave the lights on for you...
petbat
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:43 PM GMT+7
Looks good Sal. A very quick build.

All the best Bob. Hope things get better for you soon
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:20 AM GMT+7
Sorry to hear that, Bob. Good luck with the sawbones.

dioman13
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 08:07 AM GMT+7
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.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 02:39 AM GMT+7
Looks very good Sal, a neat little piece of work!
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 01:26 AM GMT+7
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
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:12 PM GMT+7

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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.

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:01 PM GMT+7
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.



ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:40 PM GMT+7

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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
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 02:04 PM GMT+7
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?




Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 06:52 AM GMT+7
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: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 01:02 AM GMT+7
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
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 09:30 AM GMT+7
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 - 11:25 PM GMT+7
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 - 09:26 AM GMT+7
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....
dioman13
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 03:22 AM GMT+7
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.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:26 AM GMT+7
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 - 07:58 AM GMT+7

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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!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 04:21 AM GMT+7
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: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:37 AM GMT+7
I haven't seen that kit, Sal, looks like a winner!
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 02:06 AM GMT+7
Pulled my kit out of the stash yesterday
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Hope to get started soon
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 04:35 AM GMT+7
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: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 04:12 AM GMT+7
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.




Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 01:20 AM GMT+7
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?

Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 01:15 AM GMT+7

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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!