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Campaign 500+ Mk. II
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 08:46 AM GMT+7
Good progress there Mark

Nice choice Guy. I have built that kit and it goes together like a dream. Just like a Tamiya build, but with more parts

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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 08:53 AM GMT+7
Michael, nearly 700 parts in aircraft model, even 1/32nd scale! There must be an awful lot of hidden detail on the interior parts - or do you build the engines up just like the real thing?

Rules are land based or Hybrid..... so what does hybrid mean exactly? The B17 rolls along the runway, sits on its undercarriage most of the time, spends a few hours in the air then sits around again with some mechanics crawling over and in it.. hybrid?.....I would ask for ruling
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 12:50 PM GMT+7
Guy,

Nice looking Panzer III, which kit is that? It looks like a Dragon kit to me.
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 05:16 PM GMT+7

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Guy,

Nice looking Panzer III, which kit is that? It looks like a Dragon kit to me.



It is the Dragon kit. The big red lizard has its flaws but I really like their Panzer 3 and Stug 3 kits. I am a geographic bachelor for a couple days so I see a lot of progress in the next few days!
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 08:21 PM GMT+7
Major assembly is now complete. Will get out the airbrush now and start spraying.

Turret basket, which will be hidden when completed.


Turret


Coupela vision block. Will install after painting.


Turret Assy


Rear completed


Front complete with add-on armor. The one vertical plate has been fixed after I noticed it wasn't installed correctly in the picture.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 02:24 AM GMT+7
@Mark, really liking that PZ IV!

I've gotten a lot of work done, but only taken limited pictures. All the wheels and sprockets are done. I clean up the road wheels on the sprues and then paint. I just find it easier that way.

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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 03:58 AM GMT+7
Thanks Guy. Looking forward to watching your build.

Now its time to solve the problem of fitting the wheels to the axles. I have come up with a solution that seems to work.

I decided to take some .3mm rod


Glue it inside the wheel.


Cut to length (circled)


Glue another on opposite side. (both circled)


Now the wheel fits tightly on the axle. Only 15 more to do.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:45 AM GMT+7
Shims for correcting sloppy fit of wheels to axles.

I think you should upgrade the solution to three strips/shims in each wheel.
Only two shims allows for movement and misalignment, movement perpendicular to the shims and tilting. If the shims are a 9 and 3 o'clock the wheel could move up/down & tilt around a horizontal axle, shims at 12 and 6 o'clock allows movement rear/front & tilt around a vertical axle (like a steering wheel).

/ Robin
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:53 AM GMT+7
Robin,
Good suggestion. I'll add a third shim.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:58 AM GMT+7

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Michael, nearly 700 parts in aircraft model, even 1/32nd scale! There must be an awful lot of hidden detail on the interior parts - or do you build the engines up just like the real thing?

Rules are land based or Hybrid..... so what does hybrid mean exactly? The B17 rolls along the runway, sits on its undercarriage most of the time, spends a few hours in the air then sits around again with some mechanics crawling over and in it.. hybrid?.....I would ask for ruling



It would be really interesting to follow the B-17 build in 1/32nd
I would support a relaxation of the rules
Compare with this multi million soil cultivator:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6yVU_yYtEc
The same pilot was yanking the stick in the second crash were only blind luck saved a lot of people from getting crushed by a plane.
/ Robin
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:15 AM GMT+7

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Michael, nearly 700 parts in aircraft model, even 1/32nd scale! There must be an awful lot of hidden detail on the interior parts - or do you build the engines up just like the real thing?

Rules are land based or Hybrid..... so what does hybrid mean exactly? The B17 rolls along the runway, sits on its undercarriage most of the time, spends a few hours in the air then sits around again with some mechanics crawling over and in it.. hybrid?.....I would ask for ruling



I have the same issue but with floaty things. Lots of parts in those though I suppose they do get Dry-Docked which means land
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:38 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the support, guys! I've proposed a bomber campaign over on AeroScale and hope that will get enough interest to do the Fortress there. Looks like you sure have some great progress going here without me!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 07:29 AM GMT+7

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Michael, nearly 700 parts in aircraft model, even 1/32nd scale! There must be an awful lot of hidden detail on the interior parts - or do you build the engines up just like the real thing?

Rules are land based or Hybrid..... so what does hybrid mean exactly? The B17 rolls along the runway, sits on its undercarriage most of the time, spends a few hours in the air then sits around again with some mechanics crawling over and in it.. hybrid?.....I would ask for ruling



I have the same issue but with floaty things. Lots of parts in those though I suppose they do get Dry-Docked which means land




I don't have any drawings or plans to facilitate a build but this vessel would be perfect.
Small steamer/sloop with railroad wheels powered by the steam engine. It trafficated some lakes where there was small rapids connecting two of the lakes. The powered wheels made it possible to pretend to be a steam engine and bypass the rapids on railroad tracks. Rapids/Falls are in the background.

Link to large image:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Lokomotiv%C3%A5ngaren_Svanen.jpg

/ Robin
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:11 AM GMT+7
Lot's more done. The hull and fenders are complete.



I was very happy with the exhaust/smoke grenade area. Everything fit really well and the PE screens gave me zero issues.

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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:13 AM GMT+7

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Michael, nearly 700 parts in aircraft model, even 1/32nd scale! There must be an awful lot of hidden detail on the interior parts - or do you build the engines up just like the real thing?

Rules are land based or Hybrid..... so what does hybrid mean exactly? The B17 rolls along the runway, sits on its undercarriage most of the time, spends a few hours in the air then sits around again with some mechanics crawling over and in it.. hybrid?.....I would ask for ruling



I have the same issue but with floaty things. Lots of parts in those though I suppose they do get Dry-Docked which means land




I don't have any drawings or plans to facilitate a build but this vessel would be perfect.
Small steamer/sloop with railroad wheels powered by the steam engine. It trafficated some lakes where there was small rapids connecting two of the lakes. The powered wheels made it possible to pretend to be a steam engine and bypass the rapids on railroad tracks. Rapids/Falls are in the background.

Link to large image:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Lokomotiv%C3%A5ngaren_Svanen.jpg

/ Robin



Robin,

that's a really cool picture, and a great subject. Please post pics if you ever build it!
petbat
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 01:53 PM GMT+7
Yes thanks for posting this Robin. Very Interesting... and great ingenuity on their behalf. Kind of like a Landswasserschlepper on rails!
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:37 AM GMT+7
Got the back deck and upper hull done. Some mess with the glue I need to clean up!






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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 03:24 PM GMT+7
Guy,

Coming along nicely. Those fiberglass brushes really do a nice job of removing the glue. Mind gets a lot of use.
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:22 PM GMT+7
Sorry for dropping out for so long! I have a couple of very busy days.

I see some really nice progress has been done in the mean time Congrats to everyone!

Concerning the rules, these have been re-worded to allow planes and ships, as well. Looking forward to seeing some of those being built, too
Charlie-66
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 10:14 AM GMT+7

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Guy,

Coming along nicely. Those fiberglass brushes really do a nice job of removing the glue. Mind gets a lot of use.



Thanks, I will have to get one!

Glad to see the campaign opened up for the planes and ships.
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 07:14 PM GMT+7
The basecoat has been applied. I used AK704 RAL 7021 Dunkelgrau. Now time to deal with the tools.







Hard to tell in the pic, but the hard rubber is painted with AK720, Rubber Tire
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:37 AM GMT+7
Tool brackets are complete and installed.

Before and after bending the track bracket




Jack brackets installed
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 03:44 AM GMT+7
Mark, nice work with the PE.
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 04:45 AM GMT+7

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Mark, nice work with the PE.



Thanks.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 04:01 PM GMT+7
More progress to post; The Turret is done.




The track is on. All road wheels, track runs, sprockets and idlers are dry fit and can slide off for painting. The inner halves of the 3 return rollers are glued in place. All the major components such as the back deck and upper hull dry fit