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Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:32 PM UTC
Good luck getting all eight to come out level! I have a hard time getting just four tires to come out level. Heck! I once did a kettenkrad and I couldn't get ONE tire to come out level!

canismalus
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 02:40 AM UTC
Agreed - good luck. From your pictures, though, Martin, it all looks pretty level and flat.

Jerry
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 01:08 AM UTC
Martin
The chassis along with the tire holders looks impressive! Based on your photos, it does look like you aligned everything level. This is a great build so far!
have fun modeling
Mike
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 04:47 PM UTC
Thank to everyone for the kind worlds.
For now the model is frozen (trying to finish another one), so I'll back with this in the next 2-3 weeks.
Have a nice buildings
GulfWarrior
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 02:25 PM UTC
The weekend I'm going to start painting the digital camo pattern for the tow vehicle for the Type 63 rocket launcher.



The rear seat is just dry fitted in the picture. I've got the front seats and steering wheel painted but I'm not putting the interior in until after the exterior painting is done. I'm already wishing I would have left the shifters off. I hope I don't break them off while masking.

Oh, and I've got a question. I got a smudge of cement on the rear glass on the top. It's Testor's plastic cement. How can I remove it without screwing up the window or the paint?
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:14 PM UTC
Richard,
A coat of Future might fix that, but I'd be more inclined to just replace the window with a homebrew one. Can you show us a picture?


GulfWarrior
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 01:08 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Richard,
A coat of Future might fix that, but I'd be more inclined to just replace the window with a homebrew one. Can you show us a picture?





Sure! I already figure I'm going to have to mask it off and repaint the rear panel...



zontar
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 01:31 PM UTC
Richard S: is it a soft top, or a shaped hard top? I ask because if it is a soft top, the smudge kind of makes it look like an old decayed soft plastic window, like you might see on a really old Jeep soft top. Of course, it might not be as convincing in real life. Might be able to sand it out, then coat in Future/Pledge, (test on a scrap) or replace with a piece cut from blister packaging.

-Zon
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 01:36 PM UTC
It's a soft top. I'm going to paint the body in that digital camo that the Chinese like on their parade vehicles.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 02:57 PM UTC
Try sanding it first, then with very fine emery paper polish it. Then you are likely to still see scratches, so use an abrasive polish on a Q-tip (I think you guys call it that) to take most of that out. Abrasive polish could be toothpaste (not the gel kind I think) or automotive cut and polish compound. Then a coat or two of Future.

The alternative is to cut it out and replace it with clear sheet - like the windows in boxes so you can see inside, etc.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC
One other option would to remove the window and after the rest of the top has been painted block the window with a piece of wax paper or parchment taped in place. Then create a new window from something like Testors Clear Part Glue. that stuff dries crystal clear, and you'll get enough texture that it should come out looking like a flexible, soft window.

GulfWarrior
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 01:35 AM UTC
Thanks guys! I'll see if one of those ideas will work.
V2Phantom
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 01:37 AM UTC
Working my way to the ground, here's the completed turret minus the missile box. It is now ready for its primer coat. I did cut off the thick styrene rod and drilled out the base for the antenna as I'll substitute a more in-scale wire for the kit part.





Have fun modeling!
Mike
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 08:21 AM UTC
That shape kind of reminds me of a Star Trek Federation spacecraft, Mike.

Looks like you had some clean up 'fun' on it too. Looking good.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 08:47 AM UTC
Calling this one done.




You'll have to forgive the extremely primitive photo setup (Not to mention the extremely primitive modeling skills!). Do we have a campaign gallery yet?

Good luck everyone with your WIPs!

d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 01:33 PM UTC
Namabiiru,

Nice.
zontar
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 02:33 PM UTC
Mark C: congrats on finishing and nicely done. An interesting vehicle for sure.
Happy Modeling,
-Zon
GulfWarrior
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 02:35 PM UTC
Wow! Very good job, Mark! Better than I did on mine way back when!

I'm hoping to put down the base color on the BJ-212 jeep for my Type 63 rocket launcher this weekend.

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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 04:22 AM UTC
Lots of resin and lots of work. Right out of the box all the large pieces needed a dunk in boiling water - lots of warping. I'll be looking for replacement wheels as the ones in the kit are rather poor. Haven't thoroughly surveyed the bags of smaller bits yet. Hopefully they won't be too bad.

Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC
Mark, Zon, Richard;
Thanks for the kind words, Gents!

petbat
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 07:55 PM UTC
Excellent finish Mark. Well done overall. I really like it.


A bit of work their Chris!
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 09:09 AM UTC
Should have listened to that little voice in my head. Basically flushed $70.00. 50% of this kit is unusable. Parts broken, short shot, mold shifted or massively flashed over Hoping that my parts stash can salvage this project. Lesson learned, won't make this mistake again.





Skybow Bigshot 1 1/2 ton truck, Italeri 2 1/2 Ton truck and Italeri WC54 Ambulance parts.

V2Phantom
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 01:14 AM UTC
Mark C.

Your build looks great! I really like the overall camo that you did. I was not familiar with this launcher but I may need to now add one to my collection. Well done!
Have fun modeling
Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 02:40 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Calling this one done.




You'll have to forgive the extremely primitive photo setup (Not to mention the extremely primitive modeling skills!). Do we have a campaign gallery yet?

Good luck everyone with your WIPs!




Great job. Like the camouflage painting and overall finish.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 05:33 AM UTC
Thanks, Mike and Chris!