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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Mark IV female from Takom
PitiWei
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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.
LeeSpender
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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
Neonik
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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.






Neonik
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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.
petbat
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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
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 03:53 AM UTC

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Awesome - and you made that tiny rear light?? Gem


Hello,Tim! Yes,I have made it. It was a very hard work. That's true.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 10:43 PM UTC
Awesome - and you made that tiny rear light?? Gem
Neonik
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 02:17 AM UTC
Greetings! Some work in progress. Reworked railings,new log,little rag and some firewood. This is only the beginning....










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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 06:20 PM UTC
Some fresh news. Previous tail light was wrong. I have made new one. And rivets on a cabin sides were flat.





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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:20 AM UTC
And I already have a little progress with detalization!
That's what I am fond of doing











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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 06:16 PM UTC

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Artyom, you have some incredible skills and the patience of a saint, simply outstanding work.


Hi,Colin! Thank you! I try to do my best.I hope I can show some fresh photos soon.
Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 06:14 PM UTC

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Well the kit’s shortcomings are one thing, but your work looks like pure quality to me. I suspect you are a Perfectionist – so am I & the problem is always that the result never, ever matches up to the goal in the mind. However take consolation from the fact that the rest of us can see you are a gifted model-maker & that with your skill you will win the fight with this kit to make something quite exceptional. Bravo



Greetings,Tim! Thank you for your words and for support also! Indeed. I am perfectionist and you are right I am very rare happy with the result. Always think that something could been better. But I fight with this
I think this stage was the hardest on this model, so I can concentrate on detalisation.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 01:28 AM UTC
Artyom, you have some incredible skills and the patience of a saint, simply outstanding work.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 11:53 PM UTC
Well the kit’s shortcomings are one thing, but your work looks like pure quality to me. I suspect you are a Perfectionist – so am I & the problem is always that the result never, ever matches up to the goal in the mind. However take consolation from the fact that the rest of us can see you are a gifted model-maker & that with your skill you will win the fight with this kit to make something quite exceptional. Bravo
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:23 PM UTC

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Looks pretty good to me Artyom!

I have built Takom's Gepard and Cheiftan and apart from the Gepard rear hull have found both to be very good quality and accuracy. Their bevelled edges for corners takes some getting used to, but the rest was fairly good. Hopefully the Turtle will be less problematic



Hi,Peter! Sucsesfuly don't make what I am inrerested for I hope turtle will make me to change my mind.
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 08:53 PM UTC
Looks pretty good to me Artyom!

I have built Takom's Gepard and Cheiftan and apart from the Gepard rear hull have found both to be very good quality and accuracy. Their bevelled edges for corners takes some getting used to, but the rest was fairly good. Hopefully the Turtle will be less problematic
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 06:28 PM UTC

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this is some fine modelling indeed. It is a pleasure to watch. Keep on going. We are craving for more!



Greetings, Michael! Still much work to do with this tank. I will do my best
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 06:27 PM UTC

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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.



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


Well, I have just finished building the Takom M3A1 Lee and it's an absolute joy to assemble. The fit and detail is absolutely first rate.

Just to provide a perspective on a different Takom kit

Paul



Hi,Paul! I was very dissapointed. I will make a final coclusion about Takom for myself when will do their Skoda PA-II armored car. Perhaps, I was just unlucky with this Mark IV and this is not a quality marker.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:47 AM UTC
this is some fine modelling indeed. It is a pleasure to watch. Keep on going. We are craving for more!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 04:13 AM UTC

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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.



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


Well, I have just finished building the Takom M3A1 Lee and it's an absolute joy to assemble. The fit and detail is absolutely first rate.

Just to provide a perspective on a different Takom kit

Paul
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC
Greetings! I am back with a big update!

I have worked with sponsoon almost a month. It was a terrible work. Sponsoon have almost killed me. They didn't fit at all to the hull. So I have decided to do all this my may. I am not satisfied with my work. And this is the final and the best attempt to build something alike.