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JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:52 PM UTC
Some cool, well done models here. Man, that Tamiya Pzr II brings back fond memories.
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 07:04 PM UTC
If photobucket is cooperating here is some progress:






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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 01:10 AM UTC
To One and All,
Here is the sprue and tool shot of my 'Back to Basics' entry; the Tamiya 1/48 Pz38t. For some odd reason, I was in the mood for something in Panzer Grey!



More to come!

Stephen
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 02:55 PM UTC
Hello,

My start pics:




More to come.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 05:27 PM UTC
@ Tat: I have built that kit several times and love the ease of its construction.

@ Stephen: nice looking Pz.38t. I could not work in 1/48, my eye sight even with a magnify hood would be too hard.

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 06:23 AM UTC
Thanks Bob -- I second that. The ease and simplicity in construction is very welcome break from more complex kits. My progress from a couple of hours work:



Just need to put on the tools and other small bits and it would be ready for painting.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 07:31 AM UTC
Greetings Group,

Ian was generous enough to allow me to join. This is my subject:



These are the tools.
JPTRR
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 07:45 AM UTC
I just looked at the other participants' photos and noticed i didn't include my glue, and that it would make my number of tools 8. I will get rid of the black Xacto for glue.
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 08:40 AM UTC
Some more progress pictures of Meng's A7V Tank.



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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 07:21 PM UTC
Hello,

Quite an interior you have there Brenton -- looking good!

Tamiya's old Pz II exhaust looks really bare -- missing the heat shield / exhaust plate whatever it's called. Didn't want to spend on any AM stuff so I thought of making my own:



I slapped on a thin piece of styrene, taped a pattern I made from the computer and drilled holes. It definitely won't win points in scale and accuracy, but it'll do.



Come to think of it -- it may have been easier if I just taped on a piece of band aid!

I've primed it and put on the base coat -- Gunship Grey from a Tamiya rattle can.



Decided not to use the spare road wheel as I'll put on a tow cable instead.

Been thinking of finishing this one in winter camo -- newly applied whitewash without much distress as yet.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:31 PM UTC
Well despite my initial post being over 10 months ago I've just finished this one. I did complete using just the tools shown and now have a new found appreciation of my Dremel!






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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 05:39 AM UTC
Nice one Ian -- congrats on your finish! Cheers, Tat
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 06:35 AM UTC
Thanks Tat, yeah I think the A7V had a crew of 18! Ian excellent work, I wish I had a smidgen of your skills.
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 06:55 PM UTC
Ian that Tow truck looks great is that a Mirror Models Diamond T
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 01:07 AM UTC
To One and All,
There is some progress on my Pz38t. Some of the folks on my model club gather on Saturdays and hang out at the hobby shop and build for a few hours. This Back to Basics campaign was perfect for this, so here is a sort-of halfway there picture.



Thanks,
Stephen
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 08:04 AM UTC
Hi Group,

Here are some pix of my long-delayed progress.


Nice engine:


Instrument panel is better than I remembered.


The powerplant and mount:


The engine and the cockpit are set:




Last night I glued the fuselage together. Photos forthcoming.
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 04:14 PM UTC
Frederick, looks nice. It will be good to see what you get from the big old kit.

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 07:35 PM UTC
Hi Jesper,

Thank you.

The fuselage has been mated together. Sanding reveals that there is some lip-sinking - where the edges of the halves warp inwards - but otherwise the fit is surprisingly good. The only gap was where a heavy sprue connector left a burr. Otherwise, filling was accomplished with liquid glue and firmly holding the halves together.


The engine compartment. Very basic and screaming for more detail.


I may not be able to do much for another couple of weeks. Which is sad because all that's left at this point is attaching the skids, stabilizers, weapons pylon-wings, minigun and rocket pods, turret, canopy,paint and decals.

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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 06:35 AM UTC
So last weekend I took my kit to the lake house so here is the start up picture with the basic tools photo P1090919.jpg
This is what it came home looking like
 photo P1090923.jpg photo P1090922.jpg
Sorry for the blurry pic Shot this and some other parts with some flat black today
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 07:40 AM UTC
I see some hard work with construction going on here.
I have a delima since I don't know much about the DAK.

Question: which color is appropriate for DAK?
RLM 79 (Tamiya XF59:3 + XF64:1
Tamiya XF 59
Tamiya XF 60

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 07:56 AM UTC
First photo is primer and black accent lines
Second photo is one coat of XF60 and Buff


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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 03:06 PM UTC
Looking good Bob! While your Pz I hails from a hot and arid climate, I'll have my Pz II in a wet and freezing cold environment




Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 05:38 PM UTC
Tat, what type of paint are you using? Acrylic or enamel?

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 07:55 PM UTC
Hi Bob,

I used Tamiya enamels here. The finish is rough as I sprayed only a thin layer of white from a rattlecan over a base coat of german grey.

Cheers,

Tat

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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 11:27 AM UTC
I be joining in with a Dragon kit.


Looking it over, I should be a nice simple build. Will be adding some PE, and a DShk as I saw in a picture somewhere.