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rbeebe99
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 09:50 AM UTC
Well I can't wait to begin this kit, so here is my progress so far,



Not very much done yet :-) :-) , opened and inspected. I will post pics of my progress on this thread and also give some history and employment of the vehicle as I build. Come on May 1st.
Regards,
Robert

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Vadster
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 01:53 PM UTC
:-) You beat me to it! I'm still waiting some books and aftermarket goodies. Oh well, there's always the mundane process of roadwheel assembly & tracks... :-)
rbeebe99
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 02:08 PM UTC
Alex,
What after market are you waiting for? I tell you the kit is pretty nice ootb. The only thing I can recommend are the brass bolts for the shields, they look alot better than the plastic ones.
Regards,
Robert
Vadster
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2005 - 02:09 AM UTC
I didn't mean to confuse you - I meant you beat me to the idea of just posting the kit opened up like you did. :-) I am not building the same model.
Martinnnn
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2005 - 02:55 AM UTC
I have the same model on stash....if I've got time for it I'll built it too, but the Archer Valentine is my main entry.

Good to see you're so enthousiastic! But make sure you wait till the start date :-)

Martin
rbeebe99
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 01:24 PM UTC
Well I was able to get some work done the last few days. So far I have not had any fit problems with the kit, however some of the instructions are a bit ambiguous, and if I hadn't studied the instructions I probably would have run into some problems. The main area of concern is the interior walls. There are several locating marks for items that are not listed in the instructions so a good reference is a must. I have been using the Schutzenpanzer book from Ryton along with photos from the web and different magazine articles to aid with assembly. Well so far here is what I have.







And finally the bonnet, where as you can see I have a problem. The kit will require some pretty minor :-) surgery to correct if I decide to do it, the big question is if I want to do it.



The resin kit on the right is the Chesapeake Model Conversion which I would have used, but I am saving it for something else. Anyway that is where I am at. Have fun with the campaign.
Regards,
Robert
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 05:54 AM UTC
Hey Robert ...we're both around the same spot on this kit ...Is it just me or is this plastic hard to work with .(first AFV Club kit for me) Keep up the good work ..I'll try and post some pictures soon.

Rick