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Posts posted by Harrypotter

  1. On 9/16/2018 at 12:55 PM, Nocoolname said:

    Brilliant stuff!! It’s really annoying that no company has thought to produce a proper IM kit of such an iconic ship in her final (and arguably most celebrated) configuration, whether 1/700 or 1/350 (Airfix... are you listening?) or even 1/200 (Go on Trumpeter... you know you want to...!)


    I'll take a Falklands Hermes first please :)

  2. 2 hours ago, Niall said:

    The octagonal lantern was the design first used, this was then replaced by the round one. It does not seem that ships were refitted with the round one if they had the octagonal one.


    I've been working on some 3D prints of alternate parts for the kit, namely the curved gun shield, round lantern, tall depth charge racks and minesweeping gear. I'll also do the alternate 4" gun platform and possibly the extra Oerlikon platforms that some ships had(mainly those in the med and arctic convoys). These will be up on my Shapeways shop in a few days.


    Do you have a link to your shapeways shop?

  3. Thanks guys, Rob your build is ridiculously inspiring (and daunting).


    Is the round radar for the 271? Type as opposed to the sw1c? 


    I've been on the forum suggested, some excellent stuff there. There any resources that are useful for nailing down a specific ships unique differences?  

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  4. Chips. 


    Chips with everything...






    Started to pin wash the hull after a yellow ochre filter. 


    Been using raw umbest oils as burnt umbest didn't pop for me, and I have no van dyke Brown.


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  5. Started building up the tracks last night, they will need the Academy drive sprocket - the teeth on the Tamiya ones won't engage the tracks properly because the Tamiya wheel is 1-2 mm wider. 


    The Academy tracks are nice to work with though.

  6. 7 hours ago, MikeR said:

    The Academy tracks are a scutter to put together, but they do look the part once on the model. Patience is the key to making them up and I would recommend doing one track run, then having a break for a day or two, then do the other one. It can take a few hours to get one run done.


    To give you an idea of how they look, here's my Hungarian StuG III from last year:


    Magyar StuG 05


    Magyar StuG 04



    Thanks Mike. 


    Do they need the academy wheels or are the tamiya ones ok? 


    Assuming this is a tamiya kit of course ☺

  7. 1 hour ago, Badder said:

    Thanks for the info on the PE.

    A suggestion for your warped tracks. Dunk them in boiling water for about 10 seconds then pull gently on each end until they cool. That should straighten them. If not, dunk for progressively longer periods until it does. If you leave them in for longer and pull harder, you can actually stretch the tracks... which means you can 'droop' them over the wheels rather than have them looking tight.





    Thanks for the tip, might give it a go if I don't like the academy tracks. 

  8. 2 hours ago, Badder said:

    Great job, Potter.

    I will be following as I have this kit in the stash. I have to admit that I totally overlooked the zimmerit though. I will have to get some too. Can you tell me which brand you've used?




    It was the Eduard kit 35483 iirc.


    Have some academy tracks on the way from eBay for a tenner, hope they're ok to use as the vinyls got twisted out of shape badly in storage. They're currently taped flat to a board to see if it helps.

  9. First armour that wasnt for war gaming for 25 years. 


    Picked the kit up years ago, I just happen to like stugs 😁 got the photo etch a while ago to. 


    Really enjoying the build so far, never used photo etch before but it was simple enough. Mantlet got some Mr surfacer 500 and a light buff with wet and dry. Not quite sure where I'm going with it as a kit yet, just wanted to build something where I didn't need any more aftermarket that I don't have and i didn't want to light (sci fi kits).











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  10. 10 hours ago, Mike McCabe said:



    Good news and not so good on this one.  L'Arsenal will be releasing their resin upgrade set which will include new weapons and boats which will be a great improvement on the kit parts.  In terms of not so good, with the Eduard set being released most of what I was intending to produce was already replicated in there, so reluctantly I decided not to continue with the etch side of the set.  With the L'Arsenal set it would mean that not all of the Eduard etch sets would be required, I think a combination will result in a very good upgrade of the pretty basic kit.


    Thanks Mike. 


    I know not to hold out now :)

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