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ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 07:58 AM UTC

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As promised, here's a shot of some of the road wheels on the T-34 to give an idea of the problems in store for me:


Pretty horrid stuff. I thought briefly about getting resin replacements, but apart from not wanting to toss any more money at this kit (after already investing in a brass barrel), I felt like the quality control of this old Russian kit is somewhat reminiscent of the quality control in Soviet era factories so what the heck.

With some decent weathering it should be passable. Of course, with my weathering who knows...




You seem to be having a bad luck streak, Mark...better days ahead!
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:40 AM UTC
HI Mark I feel your pain! Some of the first ICM kits I got were similar some were perfect others farrrrrr from it. Time to try modelling wet mud over your road wheels and tracks??
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 05:28 PM UTC
That or snow. One good thing is that the wheels seem to be reversible so I should be able to pick and choose how to mount them so that the worst offenders are facing inboard.

Savage
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 06:31 PM UTC
For this campaign, I offer my Plastyk 1/72 Mig17PF

Oddly, on my profile, I have the following:

"As I always support the underdog in business, I am hoping that the ‘new comers’ to scale modelling production, Trumpeter, Ace, Maquette, Mirage etc… will give the ‘big guys’ a run for their money. Who knows? Well that seems to be all!"

Wrote this over a decade ago, after a heated debate on the 'Other' manufacturers.
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 09:42 PM UTC
I've got the running gear installed. Looks better sitting on road wheels.



c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 07:23 AM UTC
After last nights effort the wings are on and the cockpit and wheel wells have a wash on them. I did however neglect to paint the lower wing so I'll make an attempt to deal with that later tonight.





Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 07:38 AM UTC
Chris, that Hurricane is taking all of the cutting board room. So she must be big.

Mark, at least yours sits flatC|:-) not like mine more like it was going up hill.

Bob
d111298pw
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 08:00 AM UTC

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Chris, that Hurricane is taking all of the cutting board room. So she must be big.

Mark, at least yours sits flatC|:-) not like mine more like it was going up hill.

Bob



Bob,
Unfortunately, it's not perfectly square, but close.
d111298pw
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 08:03 AM UTC
Dry fitting the engine compartment. Everything looks to fit nicely.





Of course, once the rear deck is installed, everything is hidden.



I'll glue everything in place, but won't spend any time painting the parts that won't be seen.
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:21 AM UTC
Hi bob to give you an idea of just how big that's an A3 cutting mat. This is Pacific Coast Models 1/32 scale MkI hurricane (Fabric Wing)

Mark that's an awesome little kit it's a shame all that detail simply gets hidden.
iakarch
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 04:47 PM UTC
I'm going to build 5M's Pz. II Ausf. G VK.901

c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 03:40 AM UTC
Following recommended advice I've pinned the stabilisers in place as it will create a much stronger join.







SHAKY962
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 07:05 PM UTC
I´´m in with this

c4willy
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 02:14 PM UTC
Ah the Pucara! It's a great looking aircraft in the COIN and ground attack mould. Look forward to your build as I've beencurious about this kit.
Trigger1984
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:40 AM UTC
Hello,

I just enlisted with this kit:



Guess that should be accepted, right?
c4willy
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 12:31 PM UTC
If you really really wanna build it and it's from an obscure manufacturer .... of course! LOL
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:22 PM UTC
Never heard of Modelcollect. Bring it!

d111298pw
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:56 PM UTC
Finally got tracks installed on one side. Personally, I hate individual links. Still need to adjust the fit a bit.

Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:08 PM UTC
Indy links can indeed be very frustrating at times, Mark, but I will trash kit rubber bands for indy links every time. For me it's worth the time and effort, but I know that's not true for everyone--to each his own!

Your tracks actually look really good apart from the extra sag below the drive sprocket. I think if you take two links out from right in front of the first road wheel you'll be able to tighten that up nicely and get a good fit around the sprocket.

d111298pw
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 10:13 AM UTC
Looks like I won't be completing this build. As I said, I detest individual track links. Absolutely no patience for them. This is what happens when a build meets the wall. This kit will go where it belongs, in the trash.

On to the next build.

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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 04:11 PM UTC
Oh, that's a real bummer, Mark! You were so close! Will you come back with a new build? Hate to see you go!

Made some more progress on my own build. The kit comes with nylon mesh for the engine intake cover, but I find nylon to be ridiculously hard to work with and the cover itself was too thick to look right. So I whipped out the dremel to thin the cover, installed brass mesh and made some new stiffeners from the remains of a beer can. Much better than the original:


ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 08:39 PM UTC
Looks great, Mark.
69mudbone
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 09:05 PM UTC
"a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do".......John Wayne
Removed by original poster on 02/05/17 - 16:23:03 (GMT).
d111298pw
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 09:52 PM UTC

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Oh, that's a real bummer, Mark! You were so close! Will you come back with a new build? Hate to see you go!



Unfortunately I don't have anything in the stash that meets the requirements.