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Tamiya Famo Sd Ah 116 trailer and DML Panzer
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 08:14 AM UTC
Great modelling - top notch; just the motivation I need to restart the Famo I've had on the go for the last 3/4 years! (Is it just me who seems to be never able to complete a model.....?!) Lol
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 01:34 PM UTC
Here are the some more images of work to bring me closer to the finish line.

You can never have enough reference on the subject. I had to rummage through the reference books to try and locate the black and white image to show what has been done.

The spring retention is not too exact but it's close enough to give the viewer the idea. Not sure if it springs down or up.

The nuts and bolts book Vol 12 Schwerer Zugkraftwagon does not cover this as they photographed a restored vehicle and the rear doors are missing.
The Tamiya Famo has the molded brackets on the bottom of the doors and to this date I have not seen it replicated in 35th scale.



Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 12:01 AM UTC
Thanks Dale and Tim.

Good news your heading to Brisbane, the Hobby Expo has a lot to offer.

Will be at the show both days and it would be good to catch up.


Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC
I'll second that, a masterpiece & maybe I'll get up to Brizzy next month to see it & meet you.
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:47 PM UTC
Hi Michael, you have done an incredible job on the Famo. It has been a pleasure watching your build unfold. It makes me want to start my own kit. I look forward to your next build as this one is fantastic.....Dale
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 11:52 PM UTC
Tractor and trailer glued to Board with white PVA glue and super glue.

Minor external parts to place around the tractor and trailer and the 5 year build is over



Michael
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 07:56 AM UTC
Thank you Tim and Thomas for your words.

I am pushing forward to complete the model and take it to the Qld Model Hobby Expo on the 25th of August this year.
Direct link Here
https://qmhe.com/

The show has been running at this venue for a couple of years now and it's positioned in a good location and held at a nice time of the year.

The Famo and trailer will be on the competition table all weekend. The model was started somewhere around November 2013 and after 5 years blogging it on the internet I thought it would be good for everyone to come and see it close up and share their thoughts and suggestions with me.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:05 AM UTC
Superb – great vehicle, great figures. Any chance of seeing it in natural daylight? - you’ve got a wide range of tones/colours in that selection! Very well done
(Oz coded message – sorry ‘bout Origin…not really )
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 11:27 PM UTC
Michael, absolutely incredible work! Well done!
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 07:07 PM UTC

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Woaah! Looks like those two unfortunate guys weren't aware of the low bridge they just went under....!😳😳



Nice

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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:52 PM UTC
Woaah! Looks like those two unfortunate guys weren't aware of the low bridge they just went under....!😳😳
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:34 PM UTC
Thanks Shell,

I appreciate your comment. There was some extra work to do on the Famo before getting pinned and glued to the base and immediately got to work addressing the figures as the first stage to close off the build.
Here is the update to the figures. It is the first time with close images of the crew.




Michael
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 05:37 PM UTC
I actually did the same thing with the entire crew of the Tamiya 88mm, and someone pointed it out to me. The pics I found online as a uniform reference at the time didn't make the distinction. I've since found more accurate websites.



Little secret: I never went back and fixed mine and it's been six years.
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:22 AM UTC

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Referring back to your FAMO riders; weren't collar pipings only found on NCOs and above?



Yes
Thanks ,about to start back on the Famo and they will be corrected.
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:15 AM UTC
Referring back to your FAMO riders; weren't collar pipings only found on NCOs and above?
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM UTC

Had to finish these 2, started a couple of years ago and accidentally come across the box and they had been 80% completed.
Nothing worse than half finished models is there


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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 07:53 AM UTC
Thanks Tim,

Will do.
The B17 build is over here at this page.
https://forum.largescalemodeller.com/topic/5415-hk-models-b17-memphis-belle-with-ac-models-aircrew/

Michael
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 07:28 PM UTC
Good grief soooo much work in there & it's looking fantastic Michael - always mo' dust of course! I'd like to see that Belle when it's done too
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 08:31 AM UTC
Hello again,

Back again with the next installment of work.
Work has been slow on the Famo and trailer. I have put extra work in staining the base and glueing and chaining the Dragon Panzer 3 to the trailer.

The brake airlines for the front chassis have also been glued into place on the front trailer arm.

Work has been slow as I have taken on the HK Models B17 with AC Models B17 aircrew.
It has been a passion of mine to build the Memphis Belle in 1/32nd scale so it now become's a reality.
With obtaining the base for the plane in the last couple of weeks it will be built alongside the completion of the famo and trailer.

The aircrew will be completed and the work to finish the famo and trailer will finally be over.





















Michael
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:01 AM UTC
No Worries Tim,

I'm glad to have helped.

I don't think there needs to be an argument over dusty plastic wheels.
That's the joy in our hobby and how we represent our models.

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:29 AM UTC
Hmm thanks for tricks-of-trade, must try that myself as it clearly works very well. As for the wheels, for variation I usually make the sides dustier relative to the shade of the surface contacting the track...although there is an argument to have it t'other way round!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 05:27 PM UTC
Thanks Guys,

Tim,

It's not the best of photo's but a good point about the wheels.
The intention was to show wear on the rubber wheel being worn by the metal track. Trying to provide a variation of colour to the outside wheel rubber.

The Panzer was airbrushed with a final satin coat.Weathering was then applied over the top in a wet format.ie:Pigments mixed with Methylated spirits and applied with a fine brush around the recess sections.

It was a first time using the satin coat, sort of a metallic like appearance when looking at the model at different angles.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 07:14 PM UTC
Aha wondered about this one. Just to say that Mk III actually looks like it’s made of metal rather than plastic, mainly due to all the tone/colour variations – did you brush or air-brush? Might quibble about the shiney rubber on the wheels (unless they're representing wet?) but otherwise it’s a real gem
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 04:20 AM UTC
nice job
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 03:25 PM UTC
Small update

The final figure to go in the Famo.




Michael