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Posted: Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 04:24 AM UTC
Got a chance to start the build, and after an evening and afternoon I have the frame done, and am about to start on the engine, which looks to be a kit in itself.






Note: I will be doing a full build log on my blog http://sgtrammodeltips.blogspot.ca/
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Posted: Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 03:49 AM UTC
Grabbed this little gem off the clearance shelf at the LHS yesterday.



Saved enough on it that I will probably convince myself to get resin wheels to replace the vinyl tires in the kit. Cracking open the box, it appears to be a nice kit.

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Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015 - 03:11 AM UTC
Marco, Nice work. I was worried on how the vinyl would turn out, especially for the center wheels. Yours look great.

I'm still planning on a 2016 start with an EBR-10. I've got it on the list for a Black Friday Sale order.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 04:53 PM UTC
You're right Alex, but some wathering helps a lot.

As it's a OOB build, I'm not so worried about it, but I think it's turned out in a good way.

Cheers!

Marco
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 02:35 AM UTC
Dillon, I love the base that you made for your 234. The vertical steps in the groundwork make it very appealing. Base paint on my 234 w/Luchs turret and ready for some chipping and pastels. I wanted a different paint scheme on the hull and turret to emphasize that they two parts were from different vehicles. Now I hope that further weathering will bring them both together visually.


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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 03:03 AM UTC
@Cam - Looking good

I should have more progress pics up soon.
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 03:41 AM UTC

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Hi guys!

One week later here a big update:

After some green paint, I started to work at turret dust cover:







After that, some filter/wash and dry brush:









Anda finaly, the weathering:









Now, it only needs some final touches.

Hope you like.

Cheers!

Marco



Nice work Marco! Is the mud a pre-mix paint? Cheers, Tat
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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:56 PM UTC
I am having some trouble with Dragons 234/4. How are the (preformed) brakelines supposed to be attached?
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 07:40 AM UTC
Things are starting to come together, and it is starting to look like something.





I think I am starting to see the bottom of the box, there are a lot of parts here.
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 08:54 AM UTC
Robbert - I have the dragon kit #6221 of the 234/4 and it does not have any brake lines included. Which kit do you have?
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 02:29 PM UTC
Nice Kevin! Is it going to be the "standard" green?

I had a short chat with Trumpter regarding the door handles on step 14. They are apparently pointing to the wrong place for the assembly and I of course ended up mounting it that way

Here's the correct position:



Hope this helps! Looking forward to seeing more of this build!
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 07:56 PM UTC
@Cristian - thanks for the information. Yes, I am going with the basic green.
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 08:38 PM UTC

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Robbert - I have the dragon kit #6221 of the 234/4 and it does not have any brake lines included. Which kit do you have?



Cam, I have the premium version, the one with pre formed brakelines but without metal barrel. Here is the review of the kit Im building.
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 12:16 AM UTC
Caught buying one of Dragons initial releases again.
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 12:25 AM UTC

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Caught buying one of Dragons initial releases again.



From what I understand the initial release is better value formoney compared to the premium version. Thankfully I picked mine up for half price at a model show
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 04:07 AM UTC

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Caught buying one of Dragons initial releases again.



From what I understand the initial release is better value formoney compared to the premium version. Thankfully I picked mine up for half price at a model show



Robbert,

Here's a build review from IPMS Seattle:

http://www.ipms-seattle.org/reviews/armor/2013-EC-Dragon-06772.pdf

Just briefly touched on the brake lines, but maybe you can ask more from the guy who built it. Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Tat






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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 12:24 AM UTC
Hi Guy,
It's time to start.Here is the model I chose Tamiya Sd Kfz 232 8rad with Eduard PE,Panzer Art road wheels and Jordi Rubio alluminum barrel.A little old but still charming







best
Antonio



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Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 04:19 AM UTC
Okay. Package arrived today. I'm still doing the Hobby Boss EBR-10. Obligatory starter picture.

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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 01:41 AM UTC
Still moving ahead, there are a lot of parts to this kit.

The rear interior section looks good with the kit decals, but if I had wanted to leave the doors open, I would have painted and added wiring, but with doors closed, should look good.



Same goes for forward sections.



I did glue the missile halves together today, so the end may be in site.
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 07:11 PM UTC
That looks nice, Kevin! I'm fighting the control cabin myself and the decals are not that great to work with.

Regarding the protective green of the cabin, are you sure about this? My references show a rust-brown interior for the control cabin and green for the drivers cabin.
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 07:56 PM UTC

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That looks nice, Kevin! I'm fighting the control cabin myself and the decals are not that great to work with.

Regarding the protective green of the cabin, are you sure about this? My references show a rust-brown interior for the control cabin and green for the drivers cabin.



The decals are very thin, a bit of a hassle, so care needs to be taken.

From what I read, the interior, including control cab should be Light Seafoam Green, I used Vallejo Pale Green. It was stated in the instructions that is should be Pale Blue, and I have seen some images of the Pale Orange Brown, but I have also seen images of the Pale Green. So I am not sure what the actual color should be.
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 12:17 AM UTC
This is what I have:


More great images here: http://www.primeportal.net/artillery/tim_roberts/maz-543_scud_b_tel/index.php?Page=1
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 02:35 AM UTC
I started on the EBR-10. Looking at the parts, it looks pretty good. The PE fret has a lot of very small parts...looks like rivets. I wish HB had used styrene for the solid steel inner wheels.

Getting started. As per the instructions I started with the main suspension. A little over-engineered but everything went together well.



Opened the noted holes on the upper hull. Assembled the wheel centers for the center wheels.


Upper hull mounted to the lower hull. I did mark the front with an arrow on the underside and on the inside of the hull floor.


Mounted the suspension assemblies to the hull. Assembled the ...whatever those are...half way down the hull.


Mounts for the solid wheels.


Cover plates for the sides.


With the lower hull basically assembled, I went ahead and prepainted it.


That's where I am now.
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Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 05:52 AM UTC
Getting there, and I think I am running out of parts. Wow, there is a lot to this kit.





Work is currently focused on the cab, and will be priming the rocket and the cradle soon.

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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 10:19 AM UTC
Alex - I had nightmares about all of those tiny photo-etched fender bolts in that kit. Gluing them on with gloss or matte coat makes the job a lot easier.

I have been working on winged things and have not finished my 234 w/luchs turret but this is where it sits.