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Half a Year for a Half Track
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM UTC
Give it to my wife for a few weeks and like every plant she ever owned, it will brown up...
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 05:13 AM UTC
You have plenty of time to ungreen it,
27-1025
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 01:59 AM UTC

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Hi Chris coming along nicely. Those tracks look so much better than the Tamiya kit.



Thanks.
69mudbone
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 12:25 AM UTC
Hi Chris coming along nicely. Those tracks look so much better than the Tamiya kit.
27-1025
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 10:42 PM UTC
Base color laid on. Needs some dark OD filters to tone down the way too green.

petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 04:11 AM UTC
Coming along nicely Chris

You too Karl

In regards Fu. Spr. F radio wiring:
Aerial top right (there should be a small junction box between it and the aerial itself)
Power socket lower left
Microphone top left and
Loudspeaker under that.
The panel under that is for the Headphones

Power socket comes from the transformer

http://www.pietvanhees.nl/251/drawing/radio-7.jpg

http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq49/Lolo_des_champs/FicheFusprechfretaille.jpg

This might give you the idea (this is from a Marder though)
http://www.rjproducts.com/Catalogs/K59_Production/pic/K59_Production_K59005A2.jpg
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 06:53 PM UTC
Nice repair job, Karl, and good info to know!
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 08:31 AM UTC
Finally I've made a start. My computer went belly up at the beginning of Feb and has been with my dad until now being fixed. Lets just say he didn't attach a lot urgency to fixing it. I'd held off starting the Sdkfz 251/9 until last weekend so I've only had a few days of building. Here's where I'm at now...



After I'd made a start I was a bit curious as to why there were two radios to be fitted that were the same, one for the co-driver and one in the crew compartment so I did a bit of digging on the internet. It turns out that DML were completely wrong. There was no seat fitted for the co-driver/radio op on the 251/9! I had to cut out the seat mount which left a big hole but fortunately I had a spare floor. I cut a square out of that so I had the same pimpled floor and filled the hole in the gearbox with Humbrol filler from the underside, smoothed it flat and sanded it. Voila! No signs of a seat. You probably won't see it once the main gun is in but I didn't want to risk it.





I bought a box of 251 spares off ebay a couple of years ago to go with my own DML spares from the 3 in 1 251's and other 251's so I had 3 extra brass shells (for some reason there's only 3 in the kit) so instead of using the plastic ones I was able to put a full ammo rack of brass shells. I just need to paint the fuses now.



I need to weather the panels before I glue them on, just for ease really but I need to wire the radio up (not shown here) so that's better done while they're off. If anyone knows of a decent picture of the wiring going to and from the radio I'd be very grateful if they could share it as I want to have the power cable going to the radio also going to the antenna.

The most hated part is out of the way ie painting the road wheels and adding the individual tracks and rubber track pads. I love 251's just hate doing the wheels and tracks lol.





So that's where I'm up to now. Hopefully over the next few days I'll get the hull together then I can build the main gun. Some nice builds coming through on here. Three months without a computer gives me a lot of catching up to do.
27-1025
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 07:07 AM UTC
Managed to get a little bit done after a couple of weeks away from the bench.









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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 04:13 AM UTC
That came out very nice. Great looking half-track.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 02:18 AM UTC
Look good Ken, Thanks for sharing!
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 01:56 AM UTC
Nicely done Ken. Great to see someone taking the plunge and trying new things. This looks great as it is. Cheers.
69mudbone
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:52 AM UTC
Hi Guys, I'm calling this one finished. Tamiya 1/35 M-21. I learned a great deal, tried some new techniques and materials with mixed results but that's how you progress.

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petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 04:34 AM UTC
Looking great Tim.

Sal Nice job. Thanks for joining in. Hope you had fun
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:55 PM UTC
Looks great- that must have been the Original Monster Truck!
ltb073
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:58 PM UTC

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Very nice vehicle, Sal, it looks great! Super paint job!


Thanks Clayton, I mud-ed it up a bit more and Im ready to call this one finished
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This was a fun kit to build
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 02:41 AM UTC
Very nice vehicle, Sal, it looks great! Super paint job!
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 01:50 AM UTC
Thanks Guys
I got some more work done this weekend and was going to call this one done
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However I think I need to weather the tracks, wheels and undercarriage a bit more photo P1100219_zpsn2oqvs61.jpg photo P1100221_zpsppckmbob.jpg photo P1100223_zpsp5jijnoq.jpg photo P1100220_zps0mtk2pai.jpg
Other wise comments and suggestions are always appreciated
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 08:53 PM UTC
Coming along great, guys!
Hard_Target
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 08:14 PM UTC
I'm making a little progress.
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 05:31 PM UTC
Big indeed Peter -- when I first inspected the sprues I was thinking that it may be off 1/35 scale. It has this beastly, brutish look to it, and at times I'd think that it wouldn't be out of place in a post-apocalyptic scenario, ala Mad Max
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 08:56 AM UTC
Looking Tat. It is a beast isn't it. You don't realise how big it was until you put it beside a tank model and compare sizes. It is bigger than a panzer IV!

I have a shelf queen awaiting paint. I built the interior and put it aside while I cast up some additional rounds for it. After seeing yours, I may go and finish mine.... after I finish the group builds I have already subscribed too!
justsendit
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 08:39 AM UTC
Looking good, guys! Really digging the builds, the details, and the paint schemes!

Very cool campaign!🍺
—mike
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 08:06 AM UTC
It looks cool Sal -- I might try that dark yellow over dark grey scheme in a future build.

I've started to paint the road wheels and lower chassis. Will finish these first before putting on the tracks.



Test fit for the upper sub-assemblies:




Cheers,

Tat
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 05:30 AM UTC
Coming along nicely Sal. Glad the idea paid off you, looks great.