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Old 02-12-2012, 06:27 PM
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Default SNFF 2012 02 12

A little late but I am not going to give up on this weekly feature. Thanks to those who post and even get it kicked off some Sundays

I am still working on my Sherman. Progress is real slow as I am making silicone molds of everything. I have spent time on a M4 Low bustle turret with loader hatch. I have a use for a bunch of these so I decided I would cast a bunch. I got tired of applying rough casting texture so these trurrets have the texture cast into the detail.

If you have been working on something and just want to quckly showcase it without a full thread, feel free to add a couple of teasers on SNFF.

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Old 02-12-2012, 06:35 PM
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Havent done much of late, but last night I got the bug. At about 20:00 I decided to take apart the Tamiya Pershing adn install Daryl's gearbox plate. Well, to make a 4 hour story short, I added the plate, then figured while I'm in there I should throw in the 480 motors I had sitting on the workbench for spares. I also fixed the slight whine in the one gearbox and greased the boxes and the outdrives. She purrs like a kitten now. Due to the spur of the moment modss, I did not get any pics, but some of you will see it in action soon enough.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:14 PM
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Thanks Joe. SNFF is perfect for spur of the moment type stuff. A quick picture, a short note, and back to the bench.

Tonight I am casting some persicopes, and hatch latches.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:24 PM
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Looks great YHR. I'm waiting for a few more parts on my Tiger I before I prime it and paint it. My next project will be my King Tiger.
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Default RE: SNFF 2012 02 12

I started a Tamiya Sherman last weekend - got some primer on some parts and am waiting for some stuff to get in (and better weather for painting) before I get started in earnest.  So while waiting, I filed my taxes, planned a spring vacation to Hawaii, and started on a few US troops to support the tank.


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Old 02-12-2012, 07:44 PM
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YHR, Thanks for hosting it tonight, I always enjoy this thread.

Here is what I started on this week. I am making spare track holders for the Panther G.

I'm using sterling sliver bar stock, some chain and earring posts I had laying arround. For mounting to the tank I used brass bolts, it solders well to silver. They are not done yet.

One pix at a time, here we go...
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:51 PM
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Dan, it looks like your starting an armored division of Shermans.
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My project tonight was cleaning up my child's cheerios [&o]


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No projects from me for a while, I'm setting in Petaluma.
I start the CPO academy tomorrow, so no tanks for th next 33 days.....[]
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Real Jumbo.... Nuff Said.
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Been doing something a little different
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:26 AM
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Oohh, me likey! Is that the kit or the RC version? I appreciate the M16 but the standard M3 has my attention!

I must get one soon and I will be asking questions!










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Old 02-13-2012, 07:17 AM
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Pzjgr, Like the surface texture, also where did you get your track hangers on the turret of the Tiger I from?

YHR, what kind of RTV do you use?

Thanks,

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:08 AM
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ORIGINAL: MAUS45

Pzjgr, Like the surface texture, also where did you get your track hangers on the turret of the Tiger I from?

YHR, what kind of RTV do you use?

Thanks,

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I use Smooth SIL 940 and Smooth 300 for resin.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:10 PM
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Hi Maus45, I got the track hangers from ETO:
http://www.etoarmour.com/product_det...oductID=T10014
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Thanks Dan and Pzjgr. , those are beautiful, look like they are workable as well. May have to save up to get a set. Going to try and find me some RTV as well.
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Striped down one of those department store RC JEEP toys by NEW BRIGHT. It was originally black and yellow with paper decals and now it is OD with the roll bar, seats and dash the black plastic.

I figure it's the next step into RC trucks. Just gotta find some narrower tires as these are not quite as wide as a rock crawlers, but too wide for my taste.

The dogs hate it.









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Jeff, where could one find one of those critters if one was looking for one?

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WalMart for $25.00

It only has one speed and a narrow turning radius but only takes AA batteries.










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Striped down one of those department store RC JEEP toys by NEW BRIGHT. It was originally black and yellow with paper decals and now it is OD with the roll bar, seats and dash the black plastic.

I figure it's the next step into RC trucks. Just gotta find some narrower tires as these are not quite as wide as a rock crawlers, but too wide for my taste.

The dogs hate it.









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Need some pics would like to see what it looks like
sometimes what you guys have in your Wal marts and stores we don't have in ours
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:35 AM
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ORIGINAL: Panther F

Striped down one of those department store RC JEEP toys by NEW BRIGHT. It was originally black and yellow with paper decals and now it is OD with the roll bar, seats and dash the black plastic.

I figure it's the next step into RC trucks. Just gotta find some narrower tires as these are not quite as wide as a rock crawlers, but too wide for my taste.

The dogs hate it.









~ Jeff
Need some pics would like to see what it looks like
sometimes what you guys have in your Wal marts and stores we don't have in ours

I gave all the information that was needed!! Use the Internet, that's what it's for!

http://www.newbright.com/product/view/id/118



I wanted this one:

http://www.newbright.com/product/view/id/106



But they were out. They are very simple toys that can be expanded some.










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Default RE: SNFF 2012 02 12

Spent last weekend installing my new asiatam panzer III hull under my Tauchpanzer H

Im very, very happy with it

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Looks good!!!
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