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The Great War, A Last Hurrah
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:18 AM UTC
It looks like Takom did a nice job on the Mk 1. Your build is good motivation to get working on my Mk IV.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:16 AM UTC
That Whippet is looking great even in its naked plastic.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 01:56 AM UTC
The Whippet build is almost done. I’m procrastinating about putting the grousers on the track or hanging them from the hull. I haven’t found any pictures online of them fitted to the track so will probably do the latter. Also need to add the tools, of which there are two… And now the long procrastination about applying paint…

Here are some progress pics…







Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:45 AM UTC

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We have a product called Elmer's School Glue that is basically a white glue that is perfectly clear. I use it as an adhesive and to make glass lenses and instrument faces. It does shrink a lot and repeated applications are needed to fill any gap.



Ah. Gonna see if we have something similar in Sweden.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:36 AM UTC
We have a product called Elmer's School Glue that is basically a white glue that is perfectly clear. I use it as an adhesive and to make glass lenses and instrument faces. It does shrink a lot and repeated applications are needed to fill any gap.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:23 AM UTC
Just started on the Takom Mark 1 yesterday. Its coming together quite well, the only tedious part is assembling all the road wheels.


I decided to drill out the head lights and I think I might add a drop of
Super glue to make it look like a lence.


Gonna continue the boring work of assembling the rest of the small wheels while waiting for the MR Modellbau resin correction set to arrive.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 07:22 AM UTC
Thanks Paul. There aren't too many parts in the box and they fall together very easily, hence the quick build. Still not sure what markings it will have. Maybe "Firefly" or "Caesar II". Will post more progress pics soon.

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:39 PM UTC

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Is it too late to join in??



No, please feel free to join in. I have yet to start my own project, a Mk. IV tank.



Awesome! Just started on the Takom Mark 1 female today, will post picutres soon.
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:07 PM UTC
Matthew - Your Whippet is coming along quickly. Have you decided on paint & markings yet?
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:32 AM UTC

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Is it too late to join in??



No, please feel free to join in. I have yet to start my own project, a Mk. IV tank.
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:56 AM UTC
@James. Love your Chamond - looks very nice indeed.

I have quite a bit of progress to report on the Meng Whippet.

I didn’t follow the construction steps, but cracked on with the running gear first. Steps 7 -13 are finished. Then I started on the hull. Steps 1-5 also finished, but for a few small detail parts. The kit is superbly engineered, and the fit is excellent, but I advise removing all the parts for the turret structure and assembling them in quick succession to ensure the right angles, etc.

Here are a few pictures:







I will press on with the details, tracks, etc. this evening.

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 04:09 PM UTC

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James - What a great job on one of the lesser know tanks of the Great War. Your build is convincing, the undercarriage looks properly used and the bright colors with the separation line will draw many an eye.

Great job on your first campaign! Don't forget to post a few pics of your project on the gallery.


Thank you. Those bright colors will also look good on the shelf (it's a sea of green right now). Uploaded a few pictures to the gallery, gotta start collecting ribbons now.
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 12:28 PM UTC
Is it too late to join in??
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 12:14 PM UTC
James - What a great job on one of the lesser know tanks of the Great War. Your build is convincing, the undercarriage looks properly used and the bright colors with the separation line will draw many an eye.

Great job on your first campaign! Don't forget to post a few pics of your project on the gallery.
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 12:09 PM UTC
Matthew - Glad to see a Whippet under construction. They are so odd looking they are cool.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC

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How were these painted on the originals? Possibly they were done freehand with a brush just as you have done . . .


I have no idea but that sounds possible. I'm happy with the result regardless.

Managed to finish it today, so here are some completion shots








And that's my first campaign. Gonna stick around and see how the other builds go
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 06:21 AM UTC
start up picture...



cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 05:45 AM UTC
I’m inspired! Will start the Meng Whippet this evening.
Cheers
Matthew
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 10:22 AM UTC
Welcome Kelly. Great choice, these beasts are little known and deserve a bit of light here.
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 03:53 PM UTC
I am in with the French Saint-Chamond. If time permits I will try and do a mark IV build also.

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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 12:54 PM UTC
Welcome John with your figures. I will enjoy you bringing them to life.
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 12:53 PM UTC
Glenn - Your Model T is looking good so far. The main body was wood and I imagine would have a large variation of looks after a little service.
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 12:47 PM UTC

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As promised, a close up. You can see it's a little shaky, and the thinning wasn't always consistent. But It's good enough for me



How were these painted on the originals? Possibly they were done freehand with a brush just as you have done . . .
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 09:58 AM UTC
I forgot I had a start pic!

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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 08:06 AM UTC
Overall excellent progress here!

Don -Look frwd to how those figures turn out, some nice combat poses!
James - That paint scheme's a real stunner, came out beautiful! The St Chamond was certainly a early war beast, not to mention a true "landship".
Glenn - That ambulance is turning out great, very nice paint job you've started. Will you be adding interior gear and stretcher kit, and any crew?

I have small increments of progress on most of my figures, just need to post them here

Cheers
Dave