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jekrott
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:49 AM GMT+7

Think I can call the hull complete.Now onto the turret.
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 06:54 AM GMT+7
Making my brain hurt , Edward
When do we get to see what's happening inside the hull ?
Looks like you have a lot going on down in there already .
jekrott
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 09:31 AM GMT+7

I wish I could show you more.I don't know why I didn't take a shot of it before I buttoned it up.It was the CMK drivers area kit.Its meant for the Tamiya kit but if fit rather well for this kit.
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 09:50 AM GMT+7
Hi Edward,
Fantastic looking details you are adding, couple of questions

1) How did you find the CMK interior, I have it in my stash
2) I have tried soldering & not had much luck, could you show pics of the tools / type of gear you used, incase mine is too old or not the right type?

Cheers Mike
jekrott
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 12:24 PM GMT+7

This is what I've been using so far for this build.Hope this helps.
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 12:38 PM GMT+7
Very interesting to see that you use a torch Edward, and the fine brush for the paste. thanks for sharing that. Do you solder the smaller items like the tool brackets, or do you glue those to the fenders? I ask because I was wondering how you do it with a torch with all those other soldered pieces so close together.
jekrott
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 12:51 PM GMT+7
I will use the solder when I need a strong bond,IE damage fenders or tool boxes.Other than that I will use glue.But I'm trying to use more and more solder on my builds.Its sometimes hit or miss though with me.This build everything seems to be going well.
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 12:56 PM GMT+7
Thanks Edward, I am really enjoying watching your build, you've really got some momentum going!
jekrott
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 08:13 AM GMT+7
So its been a while since my last updates,so here we go.
Changed a wheel out from a miniart kit.More of that to come.
jekrott
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 08:18 AM GMT+7
A little more


All I can say on the miniart kits is wowwwww!
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 08:55 AM GMT+7
Excellent work Edward.
The level of detail you addeded to the good Takom kit ist just stunning.

Cheers
Walter
JSSVIII
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:41 AM GMT+7
Beautiful work Edward, may I make one general observation, I like how you have beat op the rubber on the road wheels, but at that stage in the lifespan of the wheel, usually the part of the wheel that is in contact with the track would have been worn smooth and not have the mold ribs still on them.

Fantastic job man, can't wait to see it with some color on!
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:00 PM GMT+7
Beautiful PE fenders.
jekrott
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:34 PM GMT+7
Thanks for all the kind words men,I agree with the road wheels and have started sanding them smooth,I also notice I have to take 1 more link from the tracks as well.More to come
jekrott
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Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 08:04 AM GMT+7
Well I've been able to get some work done over the last couple of Saturday's.Slow but steady
jekrott
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
Just the start of the basic painting of the Dshk.
I went with the Tahk DSHK,only because I had the kit gun fall out of my hand and well...lets just say it was steam rolled by my chair!!!But I will say the TAHK Dshk is beautiful.
JSSVIII
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 09:48 AM GMT+7

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...lets just say it was steam rolled by my chair!!!



Damn!!! I HATE it when that happens!
scubatwo
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 10:25 AM GMT+7
Great work! Can't wait to see how you paint and weather it.

Are the PE fenders Voyagers?
jekrott
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 10:50 AM GMT+7
Thanks,yes the fenders are from Voyager.Still have some work to do on the outside as well.But it's getting closer to painting
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 12:16 PM GMT+7

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Thanks,yes the fenders are from Voyager.Still have some work to do on the outside as well.But it's getting closer to painting



Thanks for the information. Thinking about getting a set for a future T-55 project
jekrott
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 06:28 AM GMT+7
A little update from this mornings bench time,did some welding with 2 part apoxy.Also was working with the ammo canisters strapes.What a pain in the.....
JSSVIII
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:05 AM GMT+7
Nice work on the weld beads Edward, very convincing. the straps may be a pain in the..., but they look great in the end.
jekrott
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 06:32 AM GMT+7
So construction is about 99% completed,starting to get ideas on supplies and other things to put on this

Thoughts?
justjohn
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 09:58 AM GMT+7
Looks great. Where did you get that 5 gallon bucket?
jekrott
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:17 AM GMT+7
It was from a Def Model set,I think modern equipment.