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Very impressive build! I remember Matt's 1/16th KT which was a work of art but this is in 1/35th and is equally brilliant.

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Thanks Gremlin56, I shall search that one out.

 

Some more details of the lighting installation.

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Final picture shows the tab I've added to the turret ring to activate the microswitch.

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Forgot a comment.

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Exceptional.........and in 1/35......😳cracking piece.....looking forward to seeing it done 

 

 

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Go, I had lost this, what a great job you are doing in this magnificent kit, in my opinion, I take good note because I want to do one of these some day.
Very good detail of the LEDs, where have you got the micro-switch?...:popcorn:, cheers mate :yes:

 

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Thanks guys, I got all the components from led-essential on eBay. I got enough components to nearly 3 installs for about a £10.00. 

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Cool idea for a project and great work on the insides - very impressive work! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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More painting.

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I had some spare PE boxes.

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Shell production. Forgot to take a picture but found an easy way to paint the warhead tip, spray the first colour then slip a bit of heat shrink tube till it's just nips then spray the second colour and pull the tube off after a few moments.

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I did a bad bad thing, had to get the early turret version for comparison. Twill be a similar build with cutaway on the other side. Will set aside for Christmas.

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Some a bit messy but a camera this close takes no prisoners.

Here's the Megift

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Fantastic looking. I would think for that price these.kits with the interior included, are well worth the money, as one actually gets several kits in one.

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This was one from eBay and it was about £47.00 which I thought was good value given the quality of the kit.

 

I am like, I imagine, others that are awaiting Takoms Panther series.

 

You're right Soeren, the engine bay, transmission, turret basket, gun and drive system are little kits in themselves and are a pleasure to assemble, 

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This was one from eBay and it was about £47.00 which I thought was good value given the quality of the kit.

 

I am like, I imagine, others that are awaiting Takoms Panther series.

 

You're right Soeren, the engine bay, transmission, turret basket, gun and drive system are little kits in themselves and are a pleasure to assemble, 

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Turret and chassis closed, I think I've put everything in that should be there plus one or two extras.

 

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Dreading this part of the build as I've never done proper tracks like this so all new to me.

 

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Forgot the pic.  I plan to create separate track sections then paint them before attaching to model.

 

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Impressive look!!!, very nice and gorgeous interior job paint, i like a lot mate...:popcorn:, cheers Devcon 1 :yes:

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Thanks FrancisCL.

Before I embark on track painting which I'm nervous about and my head is spinning with all sorts of methods, does anybody have any personal recommendations. I'm looking for a very light weatherd look but trying to replicate a museum exhibit.  Thanks 

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I do not know which is your favorite work method, but lately I have tried to paint the tracks, with pigments, in dry, obviously the right colors for this task, and I have been pleasantly surprised of the result, because although there is no liquid , if it stays long enough for a realistic look. Then, for the metallic touch, drybrush ...

Of course, try it before in a model that does not work for you ...

Cheers mate :yes:

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Getting better every day.

Masking the interior will be a major pain in the *****, but it will all be worth the while in the end.

FYI: Later in the war, King Tigers were not allowed to carry ammo in the turret btw. It was a Fuhrerbefehl from early '45.

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Blaubar.  How very right you are on the masking, photos to follow.

I enjoyed the shells Gremlin56. 

It's fascinating to hear facts about Army orders and how they effect our models. I need to practice a little restraint and the old adage, less is more. One day I will pluck up the courage and determination to do a truly accurate rendition of a subject as I have the utmost admiration for those that do and thoroughly enjoy watching those builds.

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