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bulldawg380
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 10:01 PM UTC
SUCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ready for paint


here is my first attempt at a diorama I used MiniArt did not know it was vac-form till it came in the mail
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 01:11 AM UTC
Perseverance has it rewards

Looks great Ronnie.

Nice crisp build. Yes the Vac formed dio's from Miniart get a lot of people first time round.
JSSVIII
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 03:39 AM UTC
Nice work Ronnie, glad to see you got the photos posted!
scaccianoce
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 04:48 AM UTC
Great work, I like this dio
Kanguroo
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 08:34 PM UTC
Good idea with dio, Ronnie.
bulldawg380
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 03:23 AM UTC
Ok so I put the diorama together and it as ready for primer.

bulldawg380
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 03:25 AM UTC
I eally need to start proof reading my posts better.
bulldawg380
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 03:26 AM UTC
REALLY...... see what I mean
JSSVIII
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 04:11 AM UTC
Ronnie what happened? all your photos are gone.
bulldawg380
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 03:01 PM UTC
Could someone tell me if my photos came back up. I deleted them from imgur not thinking about it and that is why they probably did not show on here. The photos show on my computer and I re-uploaded them to imgur. Hopefully that will solve the problem.
JSSVIII
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 03:13 PM UTC
Nope, can't see them.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 04:05 PM UTC

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bulldawg380
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:19 PM UTC
Sadly Takom dropped the ball on this one. The wheel does not portrude a little where the rubber meets the wheel.

ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 01:12 AM UTC

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Sadly Takom dropped the ball on this one. The wheel does not portrude a little where the rubber meets the wheel.



Yes, unfortunately...
My solution to this problem was:
I glued the "rubber" rim on the inner side of the outside wheel.
Then glued the other "rubber" rim as per TAKOM's instruction (on the outer side of the inner wheel).
Glued both wheels together.
Marked both spots on each wheel where the track touches the wheel.
Filed with a knife file bit of the "rubber" on each spot so the track guide horns can be accomodated between the outer and inner wheels.

Thus I have a protruding wheel-at least on the outside.
My omission- I forgot to sand flat the protector profile before glueing the "rubber" to the wheel...
bulldawg380
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 01:56 AM UTC
Well mine's going to have to stay as is as they are already glued together. Oh well I guess the rivet counters will love it.
bulldawg380
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 02:19 AM UTC
OK so painting started.


Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 03:18 AM UTC
Very nice!
petbat
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 03:50 AM UTC
Looking good Ronnie.

Suggestions for the lack of protruding lip:

1) Using a circle template cutter and thin sheet styrene, cut out a disc the diameter size of the steel wheel and the lip that should protrude, then cut from that the inner circle that represents the steel wheel diameter in the kit. That way you will have a thin circle to glue over the rubber part and the steel wheel. Kind of like what I did here:


2) Using the cutter and thick painter's masking tape, cut a hole in the tape the diameter size of the steel wheel and the lip that should protrude. Place that on the wheel, then brush on some brushable primer around the rubber tyre up to the steel part. Several light coats will build up a lip on the rim. If you apply a bit more than needed, you can then sand back to a smooth finish the right depth.
bulldawg380
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 04:08 AM UTC
Thank you very much for the advice but I think I'm just going to go ahead and finish the kit I am going to refer to rule number one and that is to have fun but maybe on another kid in the future I will definitely try that thanks for all the input
bulldawg380
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 06:39 AM UTC
OK been on a role got 99% of the paint down now half to wrap up the skirts and get them attached.



JSSVIII
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 03:12 PM UTC
Great progress Ronnie, it's always a great feeling to get the paint on!
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 06:13 AM UTC
Very Nice Ronnie. Great airbrush control, nice soft edge with no overspray.
deerstalker36
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 04:02 PM UTC
well fixed the track issue


First undercoat is down, gonna try the Black and White technique


Hmmm, paint cracked at the back, need to refill that

on another note, what is the colour for the inside of the turret and the gun, i cant find any references

Now for the next issue, the rubber tyres. Thanks Takom for the silly sprue joints to clean up, 16*4 to clean up


bulldawg380
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 06:16 PM UTC
Looks very nice I do not know for sure but all of my research shows that most armor vehicles will have hatch undersides and exposed interior spaces painted the color of the primarary exterior color base. And usually the tooling and extra track sections too including rubber track pads. Just note the isse I found with road wheels.
bulldawg380
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 10:50 PM UTC
OK vacation over back to work tomorrow. I will be slowing down on the progrees now but now ready fo varnish, decals and weathering.