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robw_uk
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 08:46 AM UTC

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Hi there
For my first campaign i plan on doing a whatif of a T17E3 Staghound,going to be a bit of a learning curve as this is only my second experince with resin.


At the moment still waiting on the donor kit and the m8 conversion kit to come through the post.
The conversion kit is from The new TMD and looks like this


Hopefully they and the other bits will arive soon as im very keen to get started



interesting... qq.. did you order the TMD conversion set form a UK distributor or direct form TMD in the states? need the A13 correct engine deck (and perhaps correct fenders and if available some flimsies) but cant find a distributor in the UK... if you ordered form the US, what was P&P like?

cheers
FlackNine
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Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 10:18 AM UTC
Hi Rob

I did order straight from TMD and found the customer service to be great so far, it cost $15.25 in packaging for both items (turret and front deck)

As for the rear engine deck and fenders you have got me there any info you would be appreciated.
As for a uk supplier I only found the deck in the uk ill try to find the company for you
FlackNine
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Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 05:46 PM UTC
Hi Rob

didnt read your post correctly (spent the night checking the rear deck of the t17e3 )

the new TMD website is having some problems updating at the moment but I would suggest sending Mr Bakanovic an email for what you require ( joe@newtmd.com )




alewar
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Canelones, Uruguay
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Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014 - 12:34 PM UTC
Following Jason's tracks....

My entry



Tiger1944
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014 - 07:38 PM UTC
@Alvaro, good choice! Looking forward to seeing how yours comes out.
@Robert, welcome to Armorama and your first campaign. The Staghound sounds like an interesting project.

Have started on the 4 bogies for the suspension, only have part of one done so far. Lots of small and fiddly parts in these bogies and also be very careful what you glue!

c5flies
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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 02:39 PM UTC
Excellent work so far, some of you guys are blasting away so I figured I better get started





I knew when I first opened this kit that it wouldn't be an easy one and so far it hasn't let me down! The first 4 steps are complete with nearly 100 parts being used. The 2 frame siderails were warped (probably the way they were stored) making matters even more difficult...but the detailing is outstanding.

The engine/tranny, not accurately painted as I've read that the fan housing, while being made of aluminum was painted green as were all the stabilizing struts. I just wanted to brighten things up a bit:



Transaxle subframe:



Assembly of the main frame:







And a size reference:



Hey...its a start!
35th-scale
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Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 07:24 PM UTC
Wow James, that's a lot of parts for what is a realativly small kit. Seems to be going together very well and that that engine looks so real I'd almose expect it to work....
Tiger1944
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:02 PM UTC
Outstanding work on that Stag-hound James!
Amazing details, especially the engine.

I have most of the suspension components almost done. Although I have to fix up one of the bogies because I put something on the wrong way
Each bogie comprises 32 parts.

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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:27 AM UTC
Hello All,

I'm doing a Zrinyi, too... Is there (or will be there) an interior available?

Tiger1944
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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:40 PM UTC

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Hello All,

I'm doing a Zrinyi, too... Is there (or will be there) an interior available?




I have been thinking that exact same thing and am contemplating not gluing the upper hull, to the lower hull specifically for this reason.
All those open hatches and nothing to show
Bronco confuse me at times, they gave me a 30 piece engine on my SdKfz 6/2 half track that is never seen once assembled!
Yet give us a model like the Zrinyi with a minimalist interior..c'mon Bronco you guys can do better than that!
Tiger1944
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Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 11:26 AM UTC
Some more work done on my Zrinyi, lower hull assembled and ready for primer and interior paint.




My lower hull had a slight warp in it, hence the use of filler.
Tiger1944
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 08:38 PM UTC
More work on my Zrinyi, lower hull and interior painted. Now it's on to the tracks which are quite excellent to assemble as they actually lock into each other.
alewar
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Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 09:55 AM UTC
Wow, 3 Hungarians!. Excellent work Jason, tell me wich color did you choose / brand.

I start with the gun assembly, and not add any interior details.
As I like the shape of the kits, and dont left any hatch open....



No more updates, I start to paint a RSO and GMC so....

Regards from the south

Alvaro
Tiger1944
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Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 05:19 PM UTC
Nice work Alvaro

The colour I used for the hull is Mr Hobby H405 "olive green".
I have other olive drab shades but they are closer to US Sherman colours.
PvtMutt
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 03:25 AM UTC
Hungarian Green was darker than Russian Green if that is of any help.

Tony lee
Tiger1944
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 10:07 PM UTC
Tracks assembled, painted and fitted. Mudguards on and gun and mantle installed. Now comes all the tiny fiddly PE bits on the upper hull
AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 11:46 PM UTC
Hi Tony, Jason and James,

Off to a good start. Hopefully by December I'll get something built. I'll be following along in the mean time.

Cheers

Al
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Hame, Finland
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Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 11:06 PM UTC
Nice projects going on but I haven't even started yet...
35th-scale
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 11:31 PM UTC
Does this qualify for the campaign?



Only joking....I will do a "full" scale kit soon I hope for the campaign but thought some may be interested in these little things. I'm building up a supply of planes, vehicles and LCACs in 1/350 with the plan of eventually building a Marine landing diorama

alewar
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Canelones, Uruguay
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 12:13 AM UTC
Hi Tony

Thanks for the data. The instructions called for "olive drab" color, so I could use a dark OD as "almost pure" Tamiya one?.
Any idea?

Regards from the south

Alvaro
PvtMutt
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 12:59 AM UTC
It's been a while since I built mine but I think I added a few drops of flat black to the Tamiya OD Alvaro.



HTH
Tony lee

Tiger1944
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2014 - 08:49 PM UTC
@Sean, wow that's a tiny little build! I have seen some of the 1/350th tanks you can get and they are tiny.

@Tony, The Zrinyi looks great!

Knuckled down on my build over the last couple of days and have it almost ready for paint. The tiny work involved in the shurtzen has left me no other choice than to leave it off. A few build reviews of this kit have mentioned that the brackets on the schurtzen need to be soldered And I don't have a soldering iron, so they are staying off and into the spares bin.

Because I have rushed in with this build I purchased another Bronco kit to build after I finish this one. A GAZ-69 anti tank missile truck, an interesting bit of cold war kit.

Some pics of the Zrinyi:


PvtMutt
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Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 01:31 AM UTC
Nice clean build Jason, it will look good under paint.

Tony lee
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 07:16 AM UTC
Here's my choice:



Still don't know when I'll start it..

Tiger1944
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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:30 AM UTC
My first attempt at doing hard edged camo!
Used kitchen foil for the masking, still some detail painting and decals to go before weathering starts.