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  1. Very nice looking job. As always, your weathering really looks good. I like the leaves!!
  2. I really like the restrained weathering.
  3. What guage copper wire do you use for the bigger handles?
  4. I'm always interested in seeing a good old fashioned kit-bash! I look forward to seeing more progress.
  5. I'm torn by your last update. Don't worry, the modeling skill on display, is fantastic as always. No, it's the full length axles on the swing arms. I'm torn because while I'm happy that Miniart designed these better on their T-34 series than on the T-44 I'm mired in; I'm unhappy that I passed up the 20% discount on Miniart T-34 that was being offered yesterday on Sprue brothers, because I thought I didn't want to deal with their wheels again!
  6. A bunch of turret details were added today, and some Mr. surfacer was spread over seams in the canvas cover. Grab handles still need to be added to the turret, but I think I'll use wire. I'll also replace the handles on the tool boxes, as those have snapped in a few locations. After that, the only other thing to do is the tracks. I'll revisit the kit tracks and see if I can get them to work.
  7. This weekend, I began work on the turret. The fit of the main parts is fine. There will be a few small seams to fill on the mantlet cover, but nothing a little filler can't handle. I'm glad Takom went with plastic rather than vinyl for this. The kit also has parts for an uncovered gun and mantlet.
  8. Wow! I'm impressed with how nice the camouflage looks.
  9. Hi, again. This is why I typically dont do WIP threads. I either get drawn off to other projects or I forget to photograph crucial steps. I'm trying to be more focused, but sometimes the winds take me Still and all, the Patton is underway. Over the course of the last week or so, I've worked on the fenders. They are tacked onto the hull for now. Not much to say about them, other than that the hinges for the storage boxes, like to fly off into the nothing. One reason this took as long as it did is because I lost two and spent a while searching. A Thorough s
  10. Sorry about the lack of progress photos, but activities in my little Tankograd have been hectic. I have like five active projects, mostly as I assemble like mad during long Zoom meetings for work The patton is moving along at a pretty good clip. The kit is fairly well engineered, and Takom really reached a nice balance between detail and "buildability" with this one. Here is the digest version of the last few days. First the wheels were assembled and tacked on. They'll be removed prior to painting. Not much to say here other than they're sufficiently round!
  11. Very nice, Robert. I'm working on this one right now. I'm about to start painting but I'm tempted to glue on all of the landing gear prior to painting because it feels like it might get very sloppy afterwards. Any advice on that?
  12. Hi all, In between the frustrating steps of my other projects, I've decided to start something a little more easy going. I picked up Takom's M-46 and Jeep combo, a few days ago. Bother kits have been previously released separately. I don't think there is anything new here. The patton has the fantastic Korean War tiger markings, and the jeep can also be built as a USMC Korean War vehicle. The choice was simple. My thoughts on Takom kits, shift. Some of the early ones were extremely frustrating, but the more recent releases are like Tamiya+
  13. Hi all, In between the frustrating steps of my other projects, I've decided to start something a little more easy going. I picked up Takom's M-46 and Jeep combo, a few days ago. Both kits have been previously released separately. I don't think there is anything new here. The patton has the fantastic Korean War tiger markings, and the jeep can also be built as a USMC Korean War vehicle. The choice was simple. Some of Takom's early kits were extremely frustrating, but the more recent releases are what I like to call "Tamiya-plus". The kits are wel
  14. lovely sunset for some heavy hitters. Shhh. Don't worry Challies, the bad man won't hurt you anymore.
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