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T55a wip
Removed by original poster on 07/23/17 - 01:30:34 (GMT).
urumomo
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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 06:31 AM UTC
jekrott
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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 08:54 PM UTC

[img]http://i.imgur.com/51o5ueH.jpg/img]
Small update,not totally complete, still have some minor work to do on this area.
jekrott
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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 08:56 PM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:09 PM UTC
Looks like a nice,clean build so far.
But i wonder which kit this is....
jekrott
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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:31 PM UTC
Takom t-55a
Gore_X
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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:57 PM UTC
Thanks
Could you say something about the fitting of the parts in general? Are there any issues? I built the C2 MEXAS a while ago and there were some minor issues with parts placement and such.
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 12:27 AM UTC
Edward, coming along nicely. Are those fenders specifically for that kit, or did you adapt them from a set for another kit like the Tamiya T-55?
jekrott
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 01:10 AM UTC
So far I haven't run into anything with fit issues at all.Some flash on stories but nothing really worth a mention.They included a separate piece of paper with corrections of a couple of miss number parts.But I'm very happy with this kit.I also have another T55 from them and the king tiger as well.
jekrott
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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 01:13 AM UTC
The fenders are from voyager for the Takom kit.They also make fenders for the t54 kit also for the TaKom kit as well.
jekrott
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:51 AM UTC


Started a little more today,fuel lines are a little confusing though.
Armorsmith
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 01:03 AM UTC
Impressive PE work. Arthritis and poor eyesight limit my ability so kudos to you who can still manage.
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 01:05 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Impressive PE work. Arthritis and poor eyesight limit my ability so kudos to you who can still manage.



Right ? -- I think I sub-out my PE work to jekrott
jekrott
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 02:04 AM UTC
Thanks guys but I have my moments to.The one thing I do like about the option with working with PE is I only use what I can do.If its above my abilities then I move on.A man needs to know his limitations!😀
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 06:52 PM UTC
A little update from this mornings bench time

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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 06:55 PM UTC
Forgot this shot.
jekrott
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:10 PM UTC
Moving along to the other side now,not sure if I'll do the other 2 storage boxes or not.
urumomo
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:27 PM UTC
what kinda set-up are using to solder ?
jekrott
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 12:06 AM UTC
I have a mini torch set,and I use the thinnest
Solder I can find,I forget the #.I'll have to look when I work at it again
urumomo
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 12:15 AM UTC
I have good solder -- from Aber
..but two crappy mini-torches
What brand torch ?

JSSVIII
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 03:03 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I have good solder -- from Aber
..but two crappy mini-torches
What brand torch ?




I have one that I got from Home Depot Keith, it seems to work well, but I have not used it as much as Edward has used his!
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 04:09 AM UTC
Edward, could you just give us your mailing address? We could just send you our PE and be done with it. All in favor say AYE!. Do I hear a second?
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 06:12 AM UTC
AYE!
jekrott
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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 09:40 PM UTC
Well it's been a mile since my last post,so...
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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 09:48 PM UTC