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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Mark IV female from Takom
Neonik
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 08:21 PM UTC

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Simply Exquisite Artyom.

Happy New Year



Thank you,Peter! Happy New Year! My best wishes!
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 08:53 AM UTC
Simply Exquisite Artyom.

Happy New Year
Neonik
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 10:41 PM UTC

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Meticulous construction & beautifully photographed Artyom – looks like it will start rolling at any moment. Maybe one or two crew figures would bring it alive even more? And I can’t believe the woodgrain on the ends of that un-ditching beam. Well done, it’s a real gem & you’ve selected a real beauty for your next project too



Hello,Tim! Thank you very much! I have tried to do a good photos to showw all small things.
It was interesting to work with the wood. I liked it. It is a good experience. I future I will work with wood when will build Sherman.
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 09:57 PM UTC
Meticulous construction & beautifully photographed Artyom – looks like it will start rolling at any moment. Maybe one or two crew figures would bring it alive even more? And I can’t believe the woodgrain on the ends of that un-ditching beam. Well done, it’s a real gem & you’ve selected a real beauty for your next project too
Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 11:03 PM UTC
Macro.

























































Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 11:03 PM UTC
Merry Christmas to all! Final fotoset.




















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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 11:46 PM UTC

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I agree with Peter those grousers look great despite the problem. If we must wait until next summer to see it painted what will you amaze us with in the meantime? счастливого рождества!



Hello,Tim! Yes. I think it was worth to buy those grousers insteard all hard work.

Indeed. I have something special:) Next weel I will start a new build log.


I wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 10:43 PM UTC
I agree with Peter those grousers look great despite the problem. If we must wait until next summer to see it painted what will you amaze us with in the meantime? счастливого рождества!
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 09:43 PM UTC

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Pity the grousers did not fit but they do really add something more to the visual appeal Artyom. Looking great. On the final run now.


Hi,Peter! Yes, that's why I have spent my money on it =)) they make this female more brutal,ahah
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 07:13 AM UTC
Pity the grousers did not fit but they do really add something more to the visual appeal Artyom. Looking great. On the final run now.
Neonik
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 08:46 PM UTC
Hello! The final thing in assemble of this kit - grouser spuds from Friulmodel. I have bought them. They were expensive. I have understood that they were produced for original Fruilmodel Mk.IV tracks (for Emhar etc.). Of course I realised that it will be problems.
Tracks from Masterclub are too wide for spuds. I have cutted them off. Then I have made them wider with compound and added some bolts.






Neonik
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 08:38 AM UTC

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Magnificent work Artyom, take some brave tablets before priming - I see you didn’t take Barking Digger’s advice (page 1) to paint the links before installation….? Is this going to be part of a diorama or stand-alone?


Hello,Tim! Many parts could been removed before painting. Links etc I hope everything will be ok.I have no place in a little flat for dioramas. That is very sad. And I can paint only in summer. Maybe I do something else until summer. I have some plans.
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:57 PM UTC
Magnificent work Artyom, take some brave tablets before priming - I see you didn’t take Barking Digger’s advice (page 1) to paint the links before installation….? Is this going to be part of a diorama or stand-alone?
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 01:15 AM UTC

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It will be a pity to cover all the hard work with paint Artyom. Simply stunning work.


Oh,yes. It will be
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 09:33 PM UTC
It will be a pity to cover all the hard work with paint Artyom. Simply stunning work.
Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 09:23 PM UTC
My work is almost done. I am waiting for Friulmodel spurs.































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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 04:22 AM UTC
Impressive work!
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 07:08 PM UTC

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Artyom I just found this it's very impressive a lot of hard work has gone into this i love the way you use all the extra bolts and sheet metal for maximum realism great work mate cheers

Lee



Greetings,Lee!

Thank you! Much work has been done indeed. And much work ahead. I hope next steps will be interesting too.
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 05:15 PM UTC
Artyom I just found this it's very impressive a lot of hard work has gone into this i love the way you use all the extra bolts and sheet metal for maximum realism great work mate cheers

Lee
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 01:39 AM UTC
There were two mistakes with the log.I have fixed them. More massive shacles and chain.






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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 01:51 AM UTC
The log.... In progress. In future I will buy a bigger chain. this chain not suit but I don't have another one.












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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 08:25 PM UTC

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The craftsmanship just gets more impressive everytime I look at your build Artyom.



Hello,Peter! Much work ahead with log and chains.
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 08:04 AM UTC
The craftsmanship just gets more impressive everytime I look at your build Artyom.
Neonik
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 12:36 AM UTC

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But Takom has more problems with them than WW1 tanks. :-)






Yes. My first Takom kit was the 12.8cm Flakzwilling 40.[/quote]

Same problems with the kit?[/quote]

Yes, poor fit in several places and some missing details that should have been obvious to those cutting the molds. Still looks impressive when done, but could have been much better.[/quote]

Sad to hear. I have had some plans to biuld some other Takom's kits. But I will think twice next time.[/quote]

Hey guys-- I'd ask you to consider the alternative to the Takom kit-- which is the very expensive Tamiya MkIV, or the ancient Emhar MkIV. Tamiya's is nice, but very spendy. It's fit is exceptional, but it still has detail issues. Takom's kit may have some fit issues, but you haven't seen fit issues until you've built the Emhar version. I for one have built several Takom kits, and like any kit, they all have peculiarities. I applaud Takom for bringing out these kits that others have overlooked for so long, and as Modelers, we should be ready to "adjust things" if needed occasionally! Artyom's extra work is beyond exceptional though, can't wait for this one to be painted!
VR, Russ[/quote]

Hello,Russ! Yoy are right!I remember how terrible was old Zvezda,Alan and some other old Russian manufacturers. Seems to me I became old, grumbling and squeamish
I have Skoda PA-II from Takom. It will be interesting to build it and make a final coclusion
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 04:04 AM UTC

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But Takom has more problems with them than WW1 tanks. :-)



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Yes. My first Takom kit was the 12.8cm Flakzwilling 40.[/quote]

Same problems with the kit?[/quote]

Yes, poor fit in several places and some missing details that should have been obvious to those cutting the molds. Still looks impressive when done, but could have been much better.[/quote]

Sad to hear. I have had some plans to biuld some other Takom's kits. But I will think twice next time.[/quote]

Hey guys-- I'd ask you to consider the alternative to the Takom kit-- which is the very expensive Tamiya MkIV, or the ancient Emhar MkIV. Tamiya's is nice, but very spendy. It's fit is exceptional, but it still has detail issues. Takom's kit may have some fit issues, but you haven't seen fit issues until you've built the Emhar version. I for one have built several Takom kits, and like any kit, they all have peculiarities. I applaud Takom for bringing out these kits that others have overlooked for so long, and as Modelers, we should be ready to "adjust things" if needed occasionally! Artyom's extra work is beyond exceptional though, can't wait for this one to be painted!
VR, Russ