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Gigaton #81 Posted Feb 26 2012 - 23:01

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Might go without saying, but modelling knife for cutting the sprues and cleaning the parts is also more or less a requirement. Normal kitchen/office stuff is usually too flimsy, too clumsy or too dull to work well.

LeftyDan #82 Posted Feb 29 2012 - 01:02

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Sprue cutters if you want to spend the money. Though a good xacto knife and a spare blades do wonders. That's why I have a scar on my right thumb when a blade slipped.

Two glues the slower standard model glue for finicky parts and some superglue for small pieces.

Tamiya makes good spray cans, and good acrylic paint. And cheap brushes are easy to find.

Tamiya makes cheap simple kits around 20 bucks that require little cleanup. Their Marder 2 being an example.


My update: Im ready to be done with the Tiger. Everything is so finicky right now....oh well that's how some kits work. Next might be a Tiger P in 72nd. Annoyed cause box art shows zimmerit but its absent on the kit. Looks like work ahead.

Locrano #83 Posted Feb 29 2012 - 10:47

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View PostNytherr, on Feb 25 2012 - 09:37, said:

Great work around here! I'm tempted to do also.

By the way, how do you all do these stuff? Do you need something? Sorry, but I don't know much.

I would recommend getting something fairly simple for starters.

This would be nice, it shows age but the fit is excellent and isn't too expensive.
http://www.luckymode...aspx?item_no=TA 35049

The reason I recommend 1:35 scale is because the parts are not too small to handle.

The tools you need to start are as follows:

Sprue cutter
http://www.luckymode...tem_no=TA 74093

Modelling knife
http://www.luckymode...tem_no=TA 74098

cement
http://www.hobbylinc...ic_model_cement

and of course paint if you do want to paint your model, I did not paint mine many many years ago and there's no shame in that.

Good luck!

Locrano #84 Posted Mar 31 2012 - 03:52

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Yo good news for Centurion fans. AFV Club re-released their Yom Kippur War Centurion with the diesel engine and L7 105.

Locrano #85 Posted May 01 2012 - 04:00

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Finally after all the wait for stuff ordered via the internet
First proper project in a long long while

Tamiya's old T-34/85 almost done

Built out of the box save for a como models metal barrel and AFV Club's individual track links

Locrano #86 Posted May 01 2012 - 04:10

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I think this is better.
Very old school finish, some new tips and feedback are welcome!

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Big_Benn_Klingon #87 Posted May 04 2012 - 00:51

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i havent had a chance to read the whole thread yet - but great idea for a section. it was so hard to even find this thread.. im an long time model builder too and im interested in making an e-50 with the upgraded turret. im not so talented in the scratchbuilding arts - anybody got an idea what i could use for that turret?

Locrano #88 Posted May 05 2012 - 00:22

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View PostBig_Benn_Klingon, on May 04 2012 - 00:51, said:

i havent had a chance to read the whole thread yet - but great idea for a section. it was so hard to even find this thread.. im an long time model builder too and im interested in making an e-50 with the upgraded turret. im not so talented in the scratchbuilding arts - anybody got an idea what i could use for that turret?

I believe what the devs did was to extend the schmalturm with a bustle that is somewhat derived from the Tiger II/E-75/VK4502. I think the rear panel seem to retain the schmalturm proper with the escape hatch. I've never really seen the dimension differences between the schmalturm and production turret of the Tiger II so I'm not sure if a kitbash can be done. You might just have to do it from scratch with sheet styrene.

A couple of guys from the first page of this thread were building the E-50 from Trumpeter too so maybe they've given it some thought as well.

Metalgod_ #89 Posted May 05 2012 - 05:30

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View PostTheAnarchist, on Feb 14 2012 - 19:19, said:

http://www.dishmodel...how.htm?p=10556
awesome scratchbuilt is-4
Hey Trumpeter, you seeing this, or maybe Hobby Boss...one of the things I do not understand is that the entire "E" series has been released, and none of them where ever completed. The IS4 was actually produced in numbers (around 250) and tanks like the T29, T32, T34 and T30 have basically been overlooked. I'd also like to see a kit of the T44 produced, it was produced in number (around 950 by best estimates) and served in Russia until around 1981!!

Locrano #90 Posted May 05 2012 - 06:21

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Actually I think Accurate Armour did the T-44, but I believe in resin. That's a nice IS-4 what did he use as the lower hull? Tamiya's IS-2?

flippa1856 #91 Posted May 05 2012 - 22:24

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Not sure if this counts here, but thisis a picture of my son's BoyScout Pinewood Derby Car...er....Tank.  He was not the fastest, but he won the design competition by vote of his peers!

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DV_Currie_VC #92 Posted May 05 2012 - 22:43

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I've been doing lots of WW2 planes lately. I picked up a Canadian Leo 2A6M to work on. I'll post some picks of it later, and some of my planes too. I have a 1/24 Mossie, 1/48 P-38, and 1/32 P-47 on the go right now too.

Locrano #93 Posted May 07 2012 - 11:50

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Don't we have a model building thing this month? No news so far.

Metalgod_ #94 Posted May 08 2012 - 14:12

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View PostLocrano, on May 07 2012 - 11:50, said:

Don't we have a model building thing this month? No news so far.

Yes we do!!!!

http://forum.worldof...ost__p__1858053

Locrano #95 Posted May 09 2012 - 07:35

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Hey metalgold, you got a few nice works to show us here? Hehehe, what're you gonna pull off for the contest?

Metalgod_ #96 Posted May 10 2012 - 06:12

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View PostLocrano, on May 09 2012 - 07:35, said:

Hey metalgold, you got a few nice works to show us here? Hehehe, what're you gonna pull off for the contest?

Sorry man, by the rules, I cannot enter because of my status in the community...: (

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View PostLocrano, on May 05 2012 - 00:22, said:

I believe what the devs did was to extend the schmalturm with a bustle that is somewhat derived from the Tiger II/E-75/VK4502. I think the rear panel seem to retain the schmalturm proper with the escape hatch. I've never really seen the dimension differences between the schmalturm and production turret of the Tiger II so I'm not sure if a kitbash can be done. You might just have to do it from scratch with sheet styrene.

A couple of guys from the first page of this thread were building the E-50 from Trumpeter too so maybe they've given it some thought as well.


thanks for reply. oh so the turret is the devs creation eh.. i think its really cool looking.  i think i will try to work with a schmalturm and try my hand in scratchbuilding the rear of the turret. ya the tiger II was my first thought but im pretty sure its too big. i wanna paint it up in the wot "zebra" style.

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Competition thread seems empty...

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View Postgooner_1963, on Sep 23 2011 - 19:11, said:

I have over fifty models to put together but some game is taking up all my modeling time!

haha! this has been the story of my modeling for the last year or so :P




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