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A13 Mk.I/Cruiser Tank Mk.III
Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 02:20 AM UTC
After a hard work with grills I have this variant. Was very hard to do all that and especially to separate upper deck . This is my final attempt. Three to go. Later I will do the grills bottom.










Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 08:03 AM UTC
Little add on. I have installed the bottom. I just need to fill the gap and change the technology. Bottom first and the grills - second.











petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 08:58 AM UTC
quite a lot of work, but it is a big improvement Artyom.
Neonik
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 06:18 PM UTC

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quite a lot of work, but it is a big improvement Artyom.


Hi,Peter! Indeed. Quite a hard work with these grills. But I think it worth to.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:00 PM UTC
Yes those white plastic grille strips refused to be straight, I’ve had the same problem - the only way to line them up is to glue them to a base panel with spacers in between until the glue dries. Which is annoying because the whole point of the vents is to allow air to circulate beneath so there should not be anything in the way. But I think it’s the only solution, neat job and good luck with the other 3!
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 06:36 PM UTC

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Yes those white plastic grille strips refused to be straight, I’ve had the same problem - the only way to line them up is to glue them to a base panel with spacers in between until the glue dries. Which is annoying because the whole point of the vents is to allow air to circulate beneath so there should not be anything in the way. But I think it’s the only solution, neat job and good luck with the other 3!



Hi,Tim! I agree with you. It is a hard work. But for me was much more harder to separate the plates and glue 0,4mm rivets.
Neonik
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC
Finally I've done it. Looking forward to work on air cleaners next week.








petbat
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 07:53 AM UTC
Significant improvement. Worth all the hard work Artyom.
Neonik
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 08:06 AM UTC

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Significant improvement. Worth all the hard work Artyom.


Hello,Peter! That wasn't easy for me to do this and to get grills be strait. And those rivets,separate plates,sided with angle. Uff. At last it came to an end =))))
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:55 PM UTC
Ouch I can imagine some of the pain you must have endured to achieve that symmetry – very difficult…and excellent, well done!
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 07:21 AM UTC

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Ouch I can imagine some of the pain you must have endured to achieve that symmetry – very difficult…and excellent, well done!



Hi, Tim! Thank you. That wasn't easy. It's true. But this was a really good experience for me. I think this grills makes this model much more attractive and accurate.
Next week I will start air cleaners. It will be another interesting and hard work.
Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 01:01 AM UTC
Hello,friends! Sometimes we should choose between accuracy and what we able to do with model. I've tried to do accurate work with air cleaners. Unfortunately it is very hard to get all this tiny parts together. I did my best,bit this is not final variant. Next week I will do some more works with cleaners and they will look better than now. Half work done with them.




















Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:25 AM UTC
Unfortunately, Bronco's plastic is very hard and sharp. I don't kike it at all. It is difficult to work with it. Shavings constantly appear. Because of this, it is very difficult to separate the plates in the front of the case. All time after work you shoul polish the surface. Bronco has almost completely ignored this point with plates. This is only the preparation of the front part. There is still a lot of work ahead.







petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 03:20 PM UTC
Beautiful work Artyom. A lot of work but really paying off.
Neonik
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:54 AM UTC

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Beautiful work Artyom. A lot of work but really paying off.


Thank you! More to come.