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GWH sWS general cargo version 1/35
lespauljames
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: January 06, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 04:20 AM UTC
Hello, here is the Blog for the new sWS by Great Wall Hobby in 1/35
i apologise beforehand for the picture quality, as its winter, the natual light is getting worse and worse,

the build.

i have 2 things to say so far with my progress,
-Section one, Be careful with the aligning pins on the torsion bar housings.

-mistake on instructions in segment two, part A49, pary of the towing hook holder, should actually be B-49

ill start with the wheels, they are in "slices" allowing for better detailed tread.









the steering mechanism is movable, but be careful it is delicate to assmble.



and the chassis and runnign gear go together with no problems,




more to come when light allows it!
lespauljames
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 02:54 AM UTC
more. flawless build so far, be careful of paint and glue build up in radiator, decals are great and dyr VERY flat















and some crew.







newfish
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Joined: June 23, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 03:26 AM UTC
Afternoon James. A interesting subject you have in front of yourself. It looks a gem of a kit! Your photos are fine mate. Nice start to the kit and great to see some paint on it already? Hows work? Are you going to put this on a diorama? I think it would be great on your diorama with the mini-art buildings.

Im keen to follow this blog mate.

Jaymes.

DT61
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 03:39 AM UTC
Nice build and I will be following it with interest.

How does this kit compare to the Italeri one? I assume the detail is crisper?

Thanks for taking the time to share your build with us.
Darryl
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 04:53 AM UTC
Thats a nice beast and build!
Do you have any photos which shows the frontside of the frontwheels ?
The slice-type looks interesting!

greetings...
Soeren
Berlin45
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Joined: June 25, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 06:39 AM UTC
Looks absolutely gorgeous so far!

Have you dealt with the outer 'late style wheel' problem yet, where they will hover over the track because the 1/1 scale compression can't replicated on the plastic kit? Just curious!

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/greatwall/gw_l3512.html
lespauljames
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 07:05 AM UTC
hi guys, thankyou for the responces.
in an important note, JDM, no mods or fixes will be made on this kit as it is a review sample, and i am going to keep it entirely OOB, meaning, no fixes no details e.t.c.
the review will be up in the near future.
James, its way to big for the miniart buildings diorama! thanks for the idea tho!
Darryl, thansk for looking in, i have not built the Italeri kit, but i mush say that it is a kit on Par, if not better than a DML offering.
Soeren, keep watching, ill try to meet this for you on monday!
a note.. the indy links are very good, and worth the cleanup,

also the milliput on the crew is tidier now