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Kiwikitbasher

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  1. Thanks, Keith, That biscuit took a about an hour to make using a hairdryer to speed things along.
  2. Kiwikitbasher

    Japanese Type 61 MBT at Home on The Range

    Thanks, Keith, Actually, I don't sleep much and sometimes model until midnight or even 3am on occasion. 22 finishes since June this year and counting!
  3. This is the 1/72 scale Modelcolect kit with Tetra Model PE for the Pershing II trailer and lots of wire for the M1001...
  4. The JS-7 was a 68-tonne monster with a 130mm main gun, no less than eight machine guns (most probably superfluous) and phenomenal armour thickness from all sides. Obviously impractical due to its weight, it was nevertheless well powered for its time (just after WW2). See link for more details: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar/USSR/is-7-object-260 This is the Trumpeter 1/72 scale kit. I scratch-built the cage-like headlight guards, and added after-market two-ropes and made their tensioners. I also drilled out the 40 holes in th3 muzzle-brake, as well those in the tow rope shackles and mg muzzles. Solidly moulded handles were replaced with wire. My build-log is over on Missin Lynx: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/home-front-gb-js-7-t316760.html I decided this being a prototype was a good excuse to finish it "factory-fresh". I've put it on a quickly-made tank biscuit as I may yet give the same treatment to a JS-4 and possibly a JS-3 and have the three parked and lined up, as if ready to take part in a comparative evaluation. Here are images of the finished model, except it has just dawned on me that I forgot to paint the exhaust outlets (doh!). Something I'll obviously fix.
  5. This is Trumpeter's 1/72 scale Type 61 tank on the live-firing range. It was built for a "Home Front" group build on the Braille Scale discussion group over on Missing Lynx. I scratch-built the mantlet's canvas dust-cover, headlight-guards, tow-rope and smoke-grenade launchers. The kit is quite well detailed but suffers from very thin and flexible hull and turret, plus the vinyl tracks are thick, poorly detailed and crammed in under the track-guards. My build log is linked to here: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/home-front-gb-japanese-type-61-t316653.html
  6. Kiwikitbasher

    MAN KAT-1 / M1001 Tractor Unit Help please

    Agree 100%
  7. Kiwikitbasher

    MAN KAT-1 / M1001 Tractor Unit Help please

    Thanks, Yes, I found those (only 8 or 9 are M1001 tractor units, and several are of quite low resolution. I have however just found a US Army manual to download that has the camo plan for the M1001 and numerous other vehicles: http://imfmotorpool.com/015165.PDF
  8. Kiwikitbasher

    MAN KAT-1 / M1001 Tractor Unit Help please

    Thanks, it's the lack of pictures that's the problem, I have had very little luck finding any that show how they were finished or the camo pattern etc.
  9. Kiwikitbasher

    MAN KAT-1 / M1001 Tractor Unit Help please

    Thanks, I am also trying to find out what external schemes were used by the US Army M1001s when towing Pershing II missiles in West Germany in the 80's Olive Drab? Green? NATO Green/Brown/Black woodland camo?
  10. Kiwikitbasher

    MAN KAT-1 / M1001 Tractor Unit Help please

    Can anyone please help with photos or links to walk-arounds of the above? I'm not having much luck with my searches. Thanks.
  11. Kiwikitbasher

    MAN KAT-1 / M1001 Tractor Unit Help please

    Can anyone please help with photos or links to walk-arounds of the above? I'm not having much luck with my searches. Thanks.
  12. Kiwikitbasher

    Dieppe Raid Churchill with bailing crew

    Thanks, Mick, Glad you liked it.
  13. Kiwikitbasher

    1/72 Kong Jiang-1 AEW (B-29/Tu-4 Conversion)

    Thanks, Jason, Now a Tu-80 would be impressive to see modelled.
  14. Kiwikitbasher

    1/72 Kong Jiang-1 AEW (B-29/Tu-4 Conversion)

    Just realised I never posted finished photos from the beginning of the year...
  15. Kiwikitbasher

    Syrian T-72BM

    Thanks Mate, glad you liked it. (I'm in Auckland, but don't consider myself a JAFFA as Te Anau's my hometown)
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