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APC / AFV Mk.II
BogiBg
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 09:34 PM UTC
I did. There are a few more interesting details on this photos. Seam line on spare return roller, degradation of rubber on wheels, air recognition flag... A picture is worth a thousand words.
petbat
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 08:05 PM UTC
Fantastic work Bogi. Looking suitably road tripped.

They are a great sequence of photos. I have seen them before, but did you notice the jerry cans in this one?



W for wasser…..
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 05:15 AM UTC
Nice work Bogi! I enjoy the photos.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 01:05 AM UTC
I am almost finished with Panzerjager I.
I was really lucky with lot of original photos for my Aec build.
And even luckier with Panzerjager I...
So... New tank with number 35 with greenhorn crew in clean uniforms


and their road trip trough desert...

Camping (note - white sneakers and British leather jerkin)

New friends



Posing


More camping (note - musketeer boots and home slippers )

and sand and dust

Lots of it

:D
I have to order metal tracks and to add some details.
Until then I will play a little more with overall dust effects.



BogiBg
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:49 AM UTC
As I looked, you have to cut it in 3 places to come to right length. I think that best option is to use Miniart hub and replace only the final screw because Miniart got it wrong, hexagonal.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:07 AM UTC
Thanks for the Heads Up Bogi. It seems the centre section between flanges needs to be cut out.

Still looks fantastic though.
BogiBg
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 08:43 AM UTC
I finished AEC Armmored Car.






I added side reflector light and support for boxes on turret, like on this picture


Panzer art wheels are nice, but I think that they are little too high. Biggest problem with them is back hub, which is far too long. I noticed that after gluing with CA glue so I have to live with it.

And real thing


BogiBg
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 12:21 AM UTC
I made some progress on both AEC and Panzerjager I.



I just finished painting them so I will post more photos later.
BogiBg
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 08:24 AM UTC
Peter, wheels are perfect but rear hubs are not (I hope hub is right word for part in the middle of the rim.) I will post some pictures and explanation.
Shell, I feel your pain. Good luck.
brekinapez
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 07:50 AM UTC
I have now entered the "breaking off of small bits as I try to prep the final paint" portion of the build.

The worst offender are the two PE plates that act as the shields protecting the suspension from hitting ground debris. They have to be curved on one end, and as is typical there is VERY little contact surface for good adhesion. Right now they are the worst parts of the kit other than no interior under the open vents.
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 07:48 AM UTC
Those wheels look great Bogi. I definitely need to get a set.

BogiBg
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 07:33 AM UTC
I came as far as I can with this build for now. Panzer art wheels arrived but I am still waiting for metal barrel and British equipment set.


So, I will make second entry.

petbat
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 07:22 AM UTC
Looking good shell. I have reference photos of some of the interior, but none show what is under the vents. I know there are rods attached to the vents to make them all move in unison, but just what the radiator compartment looks like is a mystery.

brekinapez
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 02:06 PM UTC
I think I'm going to be finished by the end of next week.





There really isn't much to the kit since there is no interior, and the shape itself is fairly basic. Other than soft plastic, which gets very thin in spots such as the crew doors, the kit is going together trouble-free.
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC

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Ouch. I feel your pain MLD. I built the old Tamiya LVTP7 adding much detail and scratchbuilt parts, only for the wife to knock it out of the middle of the table whilst the base coat of paint was drying. Accidentally flicked it off shaking sheets before folding them.

Hope you get your mojo back soon.



Thanks man, it sure takes the wind out of the sails..

Overall the mojo is still strong, just not going to get/take time to start up on a new kit.
I've got a buncha WIP to wrap up this summer. Hangar Queen Millenium Falcon, Unfinished Business Jadgpanther, and a Meng AA gun for the AA campaign.

I'll get in on the next one.
Mike
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 07:39 AM UTC
Ouch. I feel your pain MLD. I built the old Tamiya LVTP7 adding much detail and scratchbuilt parts, only for the wife to knock it out of the middle of the table whilst the base coat of paint was drying. Accidentally flicked it off shaking sheets before folding them.

Hope you get your mojo back soon.
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 07:01 AM UTC
Not looking good for me gents..
After finishing building the Fine Molds Millennium Falcon (wip for 15+yrs) for Hangar Queen pt whatever,



and having my wife knock the sci Fi campaign Launcelot off the table (she 'thinks' she found all the piece)


I just packed those parts away...

Not really felling like working on an APC right now, maybe later.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 06:49 AM UTC
Started work on the chassis today. The engine is simple, but nice at the scale. Too bad it won't be seen.

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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 09:42 PM UTC
Looking good.
Thanks for the info. I think there were a few front and rear driven armoured cars in the 30's. Seems to have been a European thing as the idea never caught on in Britain or the
US. Pretty sure the Italian AB40 series had it too.
brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 05:04 PM UTC
Oh, here's the other end.

OR IS IT?!!!
brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 09:37 AM UTC

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Brekinapez, the M35 looks really interesting. Not a vehicle I know anything about. A captured Austrian vehicle pressed into German service?



Indeed. The Austrian army and police force had about a dozen apiece, and when Germany took control the SS ordered another couple dozen. Three were used in the attack on the Polish post office in Danzig; one was lost. Otherwise it was mostly policing duty on the Eastern Front and about 52 were all they built.

As it has no true front, it can be driven in either direction just fine. In fact, you have to make sure you are holding the hull sections the right way to make sure you attach the smaller parts on the correct end.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 09:17 AM UTC
Thanks Peter. That diagram is really helpful. The kit does lack the antenna mount, so I think the AT rifle rather than radio will be the way I'll go.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 08:28 AM UTC
Stephen, just a heads up. The radio equipped vehicles did not have the Boys anti tank rifle, so you need to choose your options.

phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 07:49 AM UTC
Thanks BogiBg, at some point I will make a start on that kit. It does look very complicated! Wonder how much of it will actually be seen when it's finished.

Brekinapez, the M35 looks really interesting. Not a vehicle I know anything about. A captured Austrian vehicle pressed into German service?

Happy to be here petbat, was about to start anyway so may as well join in with the Otter. Looks to be a good little kit. Neat moldings, low part count (yet still manage to include the interior and engine!), small fret of PE parts and decent looking decals.
Thinking of finishing it in the Polish II Corps colours. The box top shows a vehicle in 7th Armoured markings. These are not provided, but it is good to have the less obvious and overlooked markings that the kit does provide. It's also missing the Boys AT rifle. Hard to excuse this as it's a prominent feature of the Otter and IBG include one as an extra in their Universal Carrier. Still, gives me an excuse to buy that kit.









Planning on starting over the weekend.
BogiBg
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:01 PM UTC
Stephen, welcome aboard. No problems with this kit. It only looks complicated.
Considering "wavy belt" (I have no idea how else to call it) I don't know what is it for.