Thanks for the welcome and best wishes.
Yes, I have seen physical improvement but as far as I'm concerned its been a bit slow!
To sum up about this kit, it's a bit old school and shows how spoiled I became with the offerings of other manufacturers. It has caused me to "reawaken" skills that have been dormant for quite some time. @Braille
Sounds like you were having a bit of a scrimmage with the tweezers launching parts into space. I’ve been thinking of modifying a set of tweezers to accommodate holding such small parts that are usually prone to leave the area without permission. ...
In this kit's case it just so happened that a certain size tweezers appeared to be the best solution for the size of the part for the operation that I was performing on it (filing in this case).
Over at UMM-USA.com they market a tacky pencil just for holding small parts, it sells for around US $2.41 each. I'm thinking after what you've just gone through it might be a good idea to get one of these pencils and give them a try!
I'm sure I could use an item like this BUT, it won't hold the part for the type of operation I was trying to perform on it. I do have a "Grabber" tool but even it was a tad too large to hold the return rollers.
Jan, I have a few sets of the holding clamps you set your vehicle on and from this I can see this model is quite small. I was wondering from one your pictures if there was any rivet detail removed during the sanding process from the rear part of the hull turret housing?
Eddy, on the rear superstructure on which the turrets are mounted there was no rivet detail. I'm sure there may be rivets visible on that rear plate but they weren't on the moulded part before sanding. Further, I haven't found any images of this version of the tank showing the back plate in any detail.@spacewolfdad
I have used the 'sticky pencil' and for small parts, especially photo-etch, it is brilliant. ...if you intend to do Braille and handle small parts (my last use was placing tie downs on a Famo and they were minute!) they are a must...
As to the return rollers, my method was to mount one on a small piece of blu-tac and position the other using a cocktail stick with some blu-tac on the end, finally using extra thin glue to secure them. Mounting on the side of the tank can be done using the cocktail stick with blu-tac, worked for me .
Paul, as I mentioned above the sticky pencil is a great idea as is the blue tack but while it may be fine for parts placement, it lacks in the securing of parts for further shall we say processing/manipulation.
The return roller pairs for the right side are paired and "cleaned-up" and I'll glue them on and a few other parts on shortly with pictures to follow.