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SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 11:40 PM UTC

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Sorry Sal but your the newest victim of the new Photobucket policy.



Yes, it is clear we have to find somewhere else to upload pictures. I have heard imgur is good, but have not tried it yet.
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 02:58 AM UTC

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Sorry Sal but your the newest victim of the new Photobucket policy.



Yes, it is clear we have to find somewhere else to upload pictures. I have heard imgur is good, but have not tried it yet.



Yes I see that just opened a imgur account have to try and upload my photos to that I still have them on my computer
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 07:07 AM UTC
Ok this is the start up pic again

And yesterdays progress
JSSVIII
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 07:15 AM UTC
Nice photos Sal, a little off topic, how do you like Imgur?
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 07:46 AM UTC

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Nice photos Sal, a little off topic, how do you like Imgur?


Haven't figured out how to create albums yet but the site is pretty user friendly
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 01:40 AM UTC
This KV- 5 is a beast
JSSVIII
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 07:56 PM UTC
Fast work Sal, looks nice.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 07:45 AM UTC

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Fast work Sal, looks nice.



Thanks this is one of those shake and bake kits. Drop a tube of glue it the box shake it and it comes out built
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 09:45 AM UTC
Nice progress, Sal. Sure is a beast!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 12:55 PM UTC
Sal, you shaked well that box. The result is convincing
I do my T-35 very slowly due to lack of free time but in small steps I've started the PE work on the upper hull.
Buying the Voyager PE sets was a waste of money for sure. The HB T-35 provides very nice PE with the kit. No need for anything else.

cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 06:12 PM UTC
Admittably, I dont think I'll actually be able to finish in time now.
I did get my airbrush figured out, along with getting my Merkava painted up (Looks so much better than brushed...), so that's not an issue.
But I both ended up clogging my airbrush to a point where I need to get cleaner for it, and I "might" have gotten 2 kits instead of the Chamond I was planning on. Specifically a Meng Tiger II and Takom's Maus V2. (Admittably an impulse buy)
I'm honestly not sure if a Maus would be 'valid' (... 2 guns, massively oversized... No sponsons / mini turrets though), but the added "bonus" of seeing how photobucket is lately has certainly made me feel like I should just wait to see how it goes before posting builds... As I never learned it in the first place, so I think I'll wait and see what the solution is!
Also, RIP old build logs. Loved looking at those for inspiration / advice, but there's a few messed up ones now, to say the least.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 03:26 AM UTC

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Buying the Voyager PE sets was a waste of money for sure. The HB T-35 provides very nice PE with the kit. No need for anything else.

cheers,
Zsolt



Thanks for posting that Zsolt, it will save me from buying that set.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 04:35 AM UTC

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Buying the Voyager PE sets was a waste of money for sure. The HB T-35 provides very nice PE with the kit. No need for anything else.

cheers,
Zsolt



Thanks for posting that Zsolt, it will save me from buying that set.



I couldn't agree more. I also bought a PE set (Eduard, I believe) for my T-35 and barely touched it.
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 05:51 PM UTC
Hello all,
John, Karl, you are welcome.
On the meantime I summed up our summer family programs and got to the conclusion that I can hardly finish my T-35 in time... I like to have some interior in my models and in this case we have 5 turrets, all of them completely empty. My inner-beginner-scratchbuilder told me to try to fill them with details.

The machine gun turrets are quite an easy cake: a machine gun, a turret rotating wheel, a vision port and some dozens of drum ammo holders... I have the basic pieces plus some turned barrels at hand and I'll create things from plastic pieces, I hope, this week...

cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 06:40 PM UTC
Zsolt,
I look forward to the interior build pictures! I would have liked to try that myself but I had no idea even where to begin. I've only recently gotten the courage to attempt some serious scratch built details, and those have been done on a $10 model. To butcher an expensive T-35 is not my style (yet)!
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 06:55 PM UTC
Karl, with the interior you can not go wrong If you feel that the result is not as nice as you expected, you simply close the hatches and tadaaaammm problem solved

The main problem is that there is hardly any photograph of the interior of this big beauty. Thought the turrets are completely same as the T-28 and T-26 turrets the amount of photographic (or blueprint) reference material is very scarce...

So I will use a lot of "artistic freedom" when I build.
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 04:29 AM UTC
I'm just back from a two week road trip and bustin to get back to a little modeling. I did build the T-26 Fruils for the Polish 7TP (Poland 1939 campaign) and they were handed. There was no way they were going to stay together without gluing the ends. Perhaps I'm using too large a drill?
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 04:33 AM UTC
Sal - A perfect choice for a Landship. I built the same kit for another campaign and also found the fit very good but for the main turret hiting the forward MG turret. You did not run into this issue?
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 04:35 AM UTC
Shalta - There is still 6 weeks in this campaign and plenty of time to complete a build. Jump in, the water is fine!
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 04:39 AM UTC
Zsolt - The PE really shows the difference between the HB & Zvezda kits. The later has just molded plastic screens that are not nearly as convincing. I wonder if the Voyager PE set will also fit the Zvezda kit? It would be a nice upgrade if it did.
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 01:05 PM UTC

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I'm just back from a two week road trip and bustin to get back to a little modeling. I did build the T-26 Fruils for the Polish 7TP (Poland 1939 campaign) and they were handed. There was no way they were going to stay together without gluing the ends. Perhaps I'm using too large a drill?



I think the size of the track is the key. The T-35 has quite large links (though not a Jagdtiger, but still large) and their weight helps to hold the pin inside the hole. Or so...
If you drop me a mail address in private message, I'll post you my Voyager PE to try it out with your Zvezda kit
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 03:56 PM UTC
Hi guys ready to call the beast finished. I didnt want to go to crazy with the weathering so just a dusty wash


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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 06:45 PM UTC

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Karl, with the interior you can not go wrong If you feel that the result is not as nice as you expected, you simply close the hatches and tadaaaammm problem solved

The main problem is that there is hardly any photograph of the interior of this big beauty. Thought the turrets are completely same as the T-28 and T-26 turrets the amount of photographic (or blueprint) reference material is very scarce...

So I will use a lot of "artistic freedom" when I build.



Close the hatches! Too funny! And after all of that work. I guess that's what is so frustrating for me: no blueprints or photographs to work from. I'm working on a French bomber (Amiot 143) from the interwar years and trying to build an interior; the available photographs make it even more confusing in some instances. If I only had a diagram to work from! But I guess that this is what makes it fun.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 05:36 AM UTC
Sal - Great looking KV-5. Did you have any trouble with the main turret colliding with the front MG turret during rotation? I had to hack some of the front mantlet to allow some clearance.
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:58 PM UTC
The seemingly endless filling, sanding, filling, sanding have come to an end. The first basecoat with highlights is on. It took more than an hour to paint. This must be the biggest tank I have ever made. Very satisfied so far.

Next is some mud on the running gear and decals. Then it is painting all the details.