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stevej60

Steve's got his armour on!

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stevej60    15,411

Hi Folk,s and nearly a happy new year,laying down a marker for some armour related stuff I want to do in the coming month's as a change 

frommainly wingy thing's I thought I would start with a couple of small subject's that I had not done before so Tamiya's old but still nice Jeep

(SAS  seems to be well represented on BM not so much the standard Jeep) and the good old universal carrier which I'm delighted to find has  

the TT marking's of the 50th Northumbrian Division on the sheet,all have figures so a small dio base will be in order.I hope later to cover A

Dragon Wagon with a suitable load(I've even seen a period photo with a landing craft on board} and Trumpeter's Char B.

                                                                                            Here's the boxes.

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Badder    2,900

The best choice of the available Universal Carriers because the other Tamiya kit has the driver and bren gunner seated and they are an awfully tight fit! That frontal armour plating is also a pain to fit properly, requiring a bit of bending.

 

Following with interest,

HAPPY NEW YEAR,

Badder

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stevej60    15,411
11 minutes ago, Badder said:

The best choice of the available Universal Carriers because the other Tamiya kit has the driver and bren gunner seated and they are an awfully tight fit! That frontal armour plating is also a pain to fit properly, requiring a bit of bending.

 

Following with interest,

HAPPY NEW YEAR,

Badder

Thank's Badder the sprue with the original desert crew is included in this later boxing which is handy for spare helmets etc.

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Sgt.Squarehead    6,182

Is that Trumpeter's 1/72 Char B1 bis?  If so check your driver's periscope cover.....On the early releases they had fit (the apparently seperate and fully detailed) master part upside down and then copied it like that.  :doh: 

 

They fixed it in later releases:  http://www.onthewaymodels.com/reviews/Trumpeter/Trumpeter_Char_B1bis.htm

 

If it turns out you have one of these early kits, you can get a simple part to fix it from Friendship Models, for all of a quid:  http://www.friendshipmodels.org.uk/

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PlaStix    12,383

Hi Steve and Happy New Year!

Good to see you back building some AFVs!

:popcorn:

Kind regards,

Stix

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stevej60    15,411
7 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

Is that Trumpeter's 1/72 Char B1 bis?  If so check your driver's periscope cover.....On the early releases they had fit (the apparently seperate and fully detailed) master part upside down and then copied it like that.  :doh: 

 

They fixed it in later releases:  http://www.onthewaymodels.com/reviews/Trumpeter/Trumpeter_Char_B1bis.htm

 

If it turns out you have one of these early kits, you can get a simple part to fix it from McKeeman Models, for all of a quid:  http://www.friendshipmodels.org.uk/

Thank's for the info Sarge,I'll check it out.I have yet to buy the kit it looks like a newer boxing.

 

2 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Hi Steve and Happy New Year!

Good to see you back building some AFVs!

:popcorn:

Kind regards,

Stix

Thank's Stix and Happy new year to you Mrs Stix,I thought just a very simple base for the Jeep but something big enough for the

carrier( it having three figures) and using the house front from that failed vignette from last year's GB.

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stevej60    15,411

Morning Folk's a start on the Jeep,I forgot just how good Tamiya military kit's are the fit of parts and detailing even on this older

boxing is first class,nine parts make up the engine and chassis.

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The body shell is a one piece affair and here with the panels added.

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Ripaman    832

Hi Steve nice to see another Jeep been worked on, looking good will be watching

 

:popcorn::popcorn:

 

Regards

Richard

 

 

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stevej60    15,411

Morning folk's,I,m getting as much construction done before needing to break out the airbrush so as with the Jeep the bulk oft the carriers

bodywork is assembled,no issues at all as expected so next session will be laying some paint on.

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PlaStix    12,383

Lovely progress Steve. You are definitely right about these Tamiya AFV kits being rather good. I'm having a go at only my second Tamiya 1/35 tank (the newish Panther D) at the moment and so far everything seems to go together beautifully.

Good luck wth the painting.

Kind regards,

Stix

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stevej60    15,411
3 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Lovely progress Steve. You are definitely right about these Tamiya AFV kits being rather good. I'm having a go at only my second Tamiya 1/35 tank (the newish Panther D) at the moment and so far everything seems to go together beautifully.

Good luck wth the painting.

Kind regards,

Stix

Thank's Stix,the carrier is a newer tool and the detailing is superb,fit of parts can't be beat,that said the jeep goes together very well

also.

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beefy66    2,801

Looking good so far Stev  :popcorn:

 

beefy

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stevej60    15,411

Hi folk's bit of progress with the jeep,built to the stage of painting,the wire cutter option for the front of the vehicle promptly snapped

while being cleaned up and for the life of me I can't find the other half so I've gone for the tow bar option.

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stevej60    15,411

Morning all,base coat on the jeep.

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And rear axle assembled on the carrier.

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stevej60    15,411

Morning,most of the base painting finished tyres seats etc,just a couple of handles tools etc to add and I can start weathering.

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stevej60    15,411

Hi folk's last pieces fitted including tools so glossing and weathering next.

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PlaStix    12,383

This is coming along quickly (as usual!!!) and really well. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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stevej60    15,411

Evening folk's,just a quick update glossing done and main decal's on I took off the towbar and went with the standard fitting,now after a few

more decals I can weather her.

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Ozzy    2,163

Nice job Steve, the jeeps. Looking good.

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Blaubar    165

I am so looking fwd to that universal carrier! If you need pics, I have taken many at the Sinsheim museum recently.

/Stefan

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Love this build! Has to be my all time favorite Jeep so very happy to see it here and the other model is certainly interesting.  Keep up the good work :D

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PlaStix    12,383

Looking great Steve. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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stevej60    15,411

Hi all,I thought it time to get the carrier moving so tonight I've assembled the wheels and sprockets and also the seats and front armour

section fitted all ready for paint.

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SleeperService    1,683

Great start there Steve, Nice work.

 

Doing something a little smaller can be quite nice therapy IMHO sort of less is more?

 

Has the Carrier still got those awful tracks? Plenty of mud may be your friend....

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