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Half a Year for a Half Track
RivetCounter
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 03:18 AM UTC
One poor quality photo just to show my current status. T-48 (SU-57) is under construction. Despite the kit seems to be quite easy, there is a lot of sanding and filling. There are some parts that doesn't fit properly. The steering rod is too long, propeller shaft break doesn't fit to the transfer case etc. It hinder the building process, but besides that, making this half track is a real joy.



And Mike's model is a benchmark for me
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 06:15 AM UTC
I started on my halfback today. Made some tiny progress. It's a start and hopefully I'll make more progress soon.

I'd upload a picture but I think photobucket is having issues.
justsendit
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 03:35 AM UTC

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... There are some parts that doesn't fit properly. The steering rod is too long, propeller shaft break doesn't fit to the transfer case etc. It hinder the building process, but besides that, making this half track is a real joy.


Hi Marek, Looks like you've got things under control. I recall having similar issues with the M21 at that stage. However, I think you'll find the kit practically snaps together (with thoughtful dry-fitting) from here on. And I completely agree with the joy factor! 😃

@ Ken – That OD looks really good!🍸... Watching with interest.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 06:37 AM UTC
Had a SNOW day here in he north east so i was able to get started
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Nice smooth kit so far
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 06:50 AM UTC
I'm Back. jet lagged and all...

Great to see some new guys signing up... and some classic kits being built too. Comrade, that Tamiya kit brings back some memories..... Just like the US Half tracks, they are still a decent build considering they are 40 YO .





ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 07:33 PM UTC
Old Tamiya kits are like comfort food- no fuss, no glitz, just calories
Thirian24
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:29 PM UTC
Making some progress on my Sd.Kfz.7 finally.



I should be able to make small progress each day while I'm out of town for work.
Hard_Target
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 12:35 AM UTC
Starting to make some progress.
Thirian24
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 04:48 AM UTC
More progress here.

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:16 PM UTC
Coming along nicely Tim.

You too Dustin... if it were me, I will have knocked that PE headlight mount off by now
TMoon
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 07:26 PM UTC
Here are my finished photos. The same photos are in the gallery.









Great campaign!
Tom
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 07:44 PM UTC
That is a beautiful Half-track, Tom, very good work!
justsendit
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 08:04 PM UTC
Awesome, Tom! Really nice paint job — crisp!
Congrats!🍺

—mike
69mudbone
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 08:33 PM UTC
Looking good Tom, I like how your tracks turned out. Congrats on crossing the finish line.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 12:02 AM UTC
Lovely work Tom. Thanks for joining in.

Fingers crossed I will get to lay some paint down in the 250 interior today.
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 05:57 AM UTC
Nice Clean build there Tom
Here is my progress
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Found some troopers in the spare box too
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Should I give the guy on the left a bottle of wine or a rifle
petbat
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 03:24 PM UTC

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Should I give the guy on the left a bottle of wine or a rifle



Looking good Sal. Wine would need to be shared around and a rifle is a bit cliché. You could add a little more life to the image thinking a bit outside the obvious.

A pipe or cigarette, a water canteen or just the tin cup from the top, a can of food, an apple, a hunk of sausage, a piece of hard rye bread, etc. Maybe have a bag or box on his right hand side with a few edibles in it to round out the theme.

Then maybe be a bit more adventurous, he could be showing off some war booty - a small framed painting, a musical instrument, a Hat, a book, even a pair of shoes - your options are many and not too hard to fabricate.

Close the thumb up and you can put a map, photo or letter from home in his hand.
Go on, be inventive!!
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 04:30 AM UTC
Okay, finally able to lay some paint down on the 250/9. Tried something different - used Vallejo acrylics as a filter and pin wash medium. Gave it a go as not a lot will be seen with the turret in, so I had the ability to start over if I needed to. In the end, I am quite happy with the result.

Just working on the detail painting and accessories to add .. and have to do the transmission cover - forgot to prime and base coat that.




ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 05:28 AM UTC
Looking good, Peter!
27-1025
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 09:21 AM UTC
Not sure what I've been waiting for but I'll be doing a T-19 for my entry.



ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 07:18 PM UTC
Welcome aboard, Chris!
27-1025
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 03:17 AM UTC
and a in-progress shot. My third Dragon White Half-Track; hoping I can avoid the upper hull fit problems I've had in the past.

69mudbone
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 06:40 AM UTC
Hi Guys, WIP update. Put the 20 year old decals on they held up fairly well , and initial weathering , waiting for flat to dry and will give oil colors a shot . Am learning a great deal during this build

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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 06:55 AM UTC
Coming along very nicely.
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 01:00 PM UTC
Hello,

Time to get started on my entry:




I was planning for another vehicle but this one got me interested as it looked a bit what-if and also beefier with its wide tracks. Moreso after reading that this Panzerwerfer 42 variant has not been photographed as much -- over the years there has only been one vehicle visually documented. Though last month I believe there was photo for sale at eBay making it the second vehicle to be captured on film. Anyways, so much for that.

Onto the build:





More to come.

Cheers,

Tat