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Mrs PlaStix

Tamiya 1/48 German Schwimmwagen Type 166 - my 3rd AFV

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For my third build I decide to try this one, I found it at yet another Model Shop in Birmingham while Mr S was Tank shopping... Such a fantastic idea and seemingly successful, working in many different areas, over 1400 being built and used:

 

Now for the obligatory starter photos: 

 

Firstly the box - great box art: 


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Contents of the box:


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Individual sprues:


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A sample of the instructions:


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Painting instructions:


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Decals:


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Have decided to paint it grey - having watched Stix painting his last Panzer...

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The grossdeutschland scheme isn't that scary, honest.

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I would be more afraid of doing a convincing all-grey scheme than the camo actually Mrs. Stix, nice subject :thumbsup:

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Looks like a nice build, happy modelling with that one.

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On 3/20/2017 at 7:00 PM, Ozzy said:

The grossdeutschland scheme isn't that scary, honest.

Not convinced!:nah:

 

On 3/23/2017 at 4:18 PM, Gremlin56 said:

I would be more afraid of doing a convincing all-grey scheme than the camo actually Mrs. Stix, nice subject :thumbsup:

Possible challenged accepted... thanks - I thought it looked amazing too!

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54 minutes ago, BerndM said:

Looks like a nice build, happy modelling with that one.

Cheers BerndM! was ill at weekend so didn't make any progress...:(

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Just now, Mrs PlaStix said:

Cheers BerndM! was ill at weekend so didn't make any progress...:(

Hope you are well now.

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4 minutes ago, BerndM said:

Hope you are well now.

Much better now, thanks for asking! :smile:

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as always, looking forward to your build....

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This going to be good Mrs P .

I loved your Komatsu , you're becoming quite the AFV Convert ;)

Looking forward to seeing you progress with this one .

Happy modelling .

 

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On 3/28/2017 at 11:13 AM, robw_uk said:

as always, looking forward to your build....

Cheers Rob, hope gardening goes well, got Stix to do lawns at weekend... he needs some fresh air every now and then! :wink:

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I have done a little, but I've had other priorities of late. Painting started with Revell’s Tank Grey on various parts including wheel hubs:


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Also on the inside of the hull -  just in case it's visible at the end!:


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And the seats:


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Am hoping I can fit more in over Easter break! 

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On 28/03/2017 at 8:16 PM, sonofjim said:

This going to be good Mrs P .

I loved your Komatsu , you're becoming quite the AFV Convert ;)

Looking forward to seeing you progress with this one .

Happy modelling .

 

Thanks for your encouragement! I'll take a while no doubt, but hopefully will get there in the end!:D

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It wasn't a challenge Mrs. Stix but I will be very happy to watch your rendition of the Panzergrau schwimmwagen materialize, ( of course you have an excellent advisor, albeit one out mowing the lawn until teatime) ;)

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4 hours ago, Gremlin56 said:

It wasn't a challenge Mrs. Stix but I will be very happy to watch your rendition of the Panzergrau schwimmwagen materialize, ( of course you have an excellent advisor, albeit one out mowing the lawn until teatime) ;)

Cheers, but it may take a while!!:smile:

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2 hours ago, John_W said:

Nice. Needs a Kubelwagen to make up the pair.

It's on the list, but there's a few things in the stash to try first... but a small diorama is a possibility hum...:idea:

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Posted (edited)

I actually got on with a bit of actual bit of construction, having painted first, of course.

I worked on the wheel fronts - hubs painted and dry-brushed - tires painted with Revell's Anthracite  

 

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Then the wheel backs - hubs painted, dry-brushed and glued in place:


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I then finally sorted the front axle and steering parts and then glued them in place: 


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Hopefully I'll get on and do more over the Easter Break, I've got some embroidery to do as well, plus house and gardening...

Edited by Mrs PlaStix

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Nice work.

 

Interesting approach to start assembly while parts are still on the sprues...

 

Matt

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11 hours ago, Mrs PlaStix said:

Hopefully I'll get on and do more over the Easter Break, I've got some embroidery to do as well, plus house and gardening...

Isn't life a PITA the way it keeps getting in the way of modelling!!!

That said, it's coming along nicely.

 

John.

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On 4/12/2017 at 11:17 PM, Mattlow said:

Nice work.

 

Interesting approach to start assembly while parts are still on the sprues...

 

Matt

Didn't want to lose bits! also easier to handle on the sprue if you're as 'cack-handed' as I am! :oops:

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On 4/13/2017 at 9:29 AM, Bullbasket said:

Isn't life a PITA the way it keeps getting in the way of modelling!!!

That said, it's coming along nicely.

 

John.

Cheers John! Managed to do a little more, in between embroidery and housework... 

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Posted (edited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did a little dry brushing:

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I then had a bit of a 'test fit' of the upper and lower hull parts painted - 
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Some of the parts painted on the sprues:
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I finally got around to fitting the seat unit in place:


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Edited by Mrs PlaStix

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21 hours ago, Gremlin56 said:

Immaculate brushwork Mrs. Stix, looking excellent.

Cheers, must point out I haven't finished weathering, still a wip....

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