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Old 01-31-2010, 09:58 AM
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Sunday Nite Foto Fun

We have lots of new faces and there have been quite a lot of tank releases in the last year, so lets give this a try again. The idea is to show the board what you have been working on. Works in progress, finished models, or just modifications. Doesn't matter what it is or how good it looks. This is not a contest, just a weekly thread to inspire and motivate.

Lets say you had a build thread going. You could take one picture from the build thread and post it here with a link to the complete build thread. The intent will be to have this as a Sunday regular occurance. This could work like a weekly table of contents.

So here it goes.

I worked on my Panther. I added the Mato 3:1 gear box, and added bearings to the rear idlers. I also had to take a file out and slightly file all the sprocket teeth. I found they were just too snug of a fit with the metal tracks, and I was getting track wrap happening,

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9376166/anchors_9376166/mpage_1/key_/anchor/tm.htm#9376166]Panther Rebuild Thread[/link]

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Old 01-31-2010, 10:01 AM
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I'm working to perfect the moving Tank Commander as well as a Late model TIGER 1 based on a HENG LONG TIGER 1
Old 01-31-2010, 03:11 PM
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ah the return of SNFF - ok, I'll bite:
Latest Progress on the Easy 8. Next up is the mounting of the recoil mechanism [&:]

Old 01-31-2010, 03:34 PM
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I'll bite

Daisycutter redux put a post asking about STuG III antenna

I posted these

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Old 01-31-2010, 03:59 PM
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Very cool Panther YHR, but it won't stand a chance against my Allied armored assault group, which has just run over these here Natzies just like the goose thing Patton was fond of referring too.

Well, the 24 Hours of Daytona Race is kinda boring today, so, I dragged out the camera for a little indoor fun.

I have been working on the Tamiya tanks since last June. The Sherman was built from the kit, the Pershing was an accidental find, built shelf queen, displayed at my local hobby shop, which is now out of business.

I purchased the Pershing cheap and then rebuilt it over a 6 month period so it would actually run and run good.

And the killer M-16 Half Track model arrived last week from Phil.

And your Sherman is shaping up and I like those parts Ex_Pat_Tanker.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_94..._2/key_/tm.htm

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_92...tm.htm#9268061

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Old 01-31-2010, 05:07 PM
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Nice work guys!! Here's my Tauchpanzer with Asiatam hull, asiatam recoil and rx-18.This tank would be done if not for my problem with it pulling to the right in forward and pulling left in reverse, which is driving me nuts!!! Anyway, here's the link and a picture.

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Old 01-31-2010, 05:23 PM
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Wow Ive missed these!! Here is my very last Bandai I will ever build.... started in 2004 right before helping found Texas Armor put it aside gathering dust. It survived a move and neglect till I was recouping from surgery and the wife told me to finish it!! Its not as detailed as I originally wanted but its a tribute to the other 5 Ive built since 1998.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:54 PM
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Here's my HL PZIII just after weathering and attaching of gear this past week. It started off life as a grey HL and is still bone-stock, although I took out the plastic gear boxes to true them up and remove some lateral slop, and the rear idlers are shimmed for slop as well. Never had much luck with an internal antenna so it's hidden under the panel under the cargo carrier by looping it back and forth through the plastic bracing underneath. It gives quite good range. Being a cheapo, the bucket, chain tow hooks, clevises, s-hooks, cargo carrier, cargo boxes etc. are homemade, so not authentic/accurate but I sure had fun doing them. Chain, barrels, milk can, water barrel are from a craft store, or my son's discard toy box. Massive thanks to Streetsquid for his weathering tutorial which finally gave me some skills to advance past rubbing pencil graphite all over my tanks. Still need to work on my weathering subtlety, but then that's what my son's Tiger I is for!
Not really happy with the gear tie down ropes (candle wick) as it's kind of clunky looking. What do folks use out there for rope, that is scale but lets you tie knots and still keeps that rope look? So far the cotton string's I've tried unravel or get "puffy" looking.
I'm liking your Panther YHR. Nice transformation from the original pics in its fresh paint.

Mike.

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Old 01-31-2010, 05:58 PM
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Spitvalve, go to etoarmour.com for rope. he has different thickness to choose from and good prices.
Old 01-31-2010, 06:16 PM
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EX Pat Tanker

Where do you find the opening grills on the rear deck on the Sherman?

Good contributions so far guys. Thanks. It is still early Sunday, lets see how many more guys we can get just to show us what they might be up to.
Old 01-31-2010, 06:38 PM
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The grills don't open - tho I guess you could make them do so if you wanted too?
I got them from Pcomm1 a while back, so I'm not entirely sure where they originated from - but I'm guessing that they are the Imperial Modelbau set, either direct from them or maybe Tankzone?

Hope this helps,
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:27 PM
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I am STILL working on those WECOHE roadwheels for my Late Production Panther G. [:@] Talk about cramping up, threading these little bolts into the locking tabs then gluing them into the center caps. THEN there are the road wheels bolts I need to glue in [sm=spinnyeyes.gif] yeah, and then prime and paint being careful to allow the paint rub off very easily on the rims to show off the shiny wheels.

And then there's my dog getting tired of waiting for me to play with him.


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Old 02-01-2010, 04:45 PM
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Those wheels look like a lot of work.
Old 02-01-2010, 05:06 PM
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Those wheels look like a lot of work.
Yeah, no doubt. I just finished the center caps so the 'other' bolts should be fairly easy. I still have to snip them for they are ALL way too long.

Too much work for the effect I was wanting. More photos next Sunday.


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Those wheels look like a lot of work.
Yeah, no doubt. I just finished the center caps so the 'other' bolts should be fairly easy. I still have to snip them for they are ALL way too long.

Too much work for the effect I was wanting. More photos next Sunday.


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THat is the modelers trade off. Just how much work, and how many will notice!!!!!
Old 02-01-2010, 05:20 PM
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ORIGINAL: Panther F


ORIGINAL: YHR

Those wheels look like a lot of work.
Yeah, no doubt. I just finished the center caps so the 'other' bolts should be fairly easy. I still have to snip them for they are ALL way too long.

Too much work for the effect I was wanting. More photos next Sunday.


- Jeff

THat is the modelers trade off. Just how much work, and how many will notice!!!!!

You'll soon learn that the only one that needs to notice, is me. I do it all for me, no matter the cost, time or what materials are involved.


- Jeff
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Hey TXtanker, when did you finish that Tiger. It looks great. So good in fact it looks like a much larger scale.
Old 02-01-2010, 07:29 PM
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I spent about a week solid in Oct painting and putting it together it was going to be my masterpiece but since I lost steam in 04 I figured Id give a last effort...... no more Bandai tanks for me!! Ill stick with Heng Long
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Yeah, the 1/15th Bandai Tiger is MUCH bigger than a 1/16th scale.

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Who made the Gear drive in your Bandai?
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Panther F

Who made the Gear drive in your Bandai?
Bandai. But before you get all excited, the gears are all hard plastic.


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