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Famo Sdah116 Trailer and Pzkpw III
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 04:50 AM UTC
Michael Walsh shares his beautifully finished Tamiya Famo Sdah116 Trailer and Dragon Panzer III after a 5 year build.



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Thanks!
dhines
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 12:50 PM UTC
Really fantastic job Michael.I can see why it took you so long to finish, but what a first class presentation it is. I have the same kits with all the Aber sets in my stash, but every time I look at them I think about how long a build it would be. Best regards....Dale
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 01:52 PM UTC
Thanks Dale,

Aber cover a substantial amount of etch on the Famo.
Did not touch any of the etch that was internal or under the tractor as you will never see it in the final result.
Kudos to Aber for going the extra length to giving us these options.

I found Eduard etch covered the trailer with the enhancement upgrades enough to not to go too far overboard with detailing.

I'm glad you like the finished images.

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 03:35 AM UTC
Really nice work, Michael.
Kaktusas
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 08:29 PM UTC
Great work Michael!
airborne1
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 08:53 PM UTC
Thanks Bill and Darius.

For an 18 year old kit Tamiya have done an excellent job to give us a beautiful model.

Just be careful of the front trailer steering assembly.
It is fragile and needs to be handled with care when building and mounting to a board or diorama base.

Michael