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  1. Thank you Simon, You are too kind. Last progress on this for a bit while I await the metal tracks from Canada. I am going to see if I can make the early Friulmodel Panther track work, I know they aren't quite right but, eh? If not I'll use them on the D I have in the stash Should be a bit of a lark as I haven't used any of those metal track before. A few bits to futz with on this until then but I'm not holding my breath about shipping times these days as the mail services are stretched pretty thin. Our Posties are having to send mail outside my own state for sort
  2. A little progress; Schruzen hangers needed fixing once I noticed them while looking at some photos of the real tank. I thought that they were bolted on but no, they have a neato bent metal bracket. Soooo, off the the races and I added some plastic and brass bits and used the paper schurzen from the MP zimmerit set. I did use very thin superglue to stiffen the paper and it looks pretty good. They are removable too I'm interested to see how durable they will be in the end. Might just have well gone with the plastic ones from the kit but I wanted something thinner, with overlap
  3. Thanks Simon, though I don't think mine is good enough to run with that crowd. I really like the form of the Panther but think the Panzer IV should get more credit for being the bigger threat on the battlefield. I'm am dazzled by just how many different camouflage schemes there are for the Panther. Looks as if you can think it then somebody, somewhere tried it. Still a bit weird building the hull and turret before the running gear but then I wanted to get that zimmerit finished. I tried some green stuff welds but didn't twig to rolling
  4. Well I thought I'd wonder off and start some old wingy thing but once I got that box open and started messing about I could tell my heart wasn't really into it. The squirrels were playing pretty hard in the side yard so I started rummaging thought the darker recesses of the to build pile and found an old Panther G that I had bought, got the PE sets, turned barrel and even a MP zimmerit set for then promptly forgot about. Not exactly true as I can remember looking at the zimmerit set and those boxes on the rear plate and thinking, " Not tonight Josephine." Well courage and sticking points me
  5. Latest quick build. A nice kit and easy to assembly as are all these 1/48 scale Tamiya kits. I added a few little bits from wire and styrene but nothing too fancy. I may make a proper base for it one day but too many kits in the t'to do' pile. I hope you like it and thanks for dropping in for a look.
  6. Well, kept my head down and finished this one. Pretty much OOB and a simple as I could keep it. Maybe someday I'll make a base for it but I'm already to start my next one I thought the kit figure was pretty good OOB. A really nice quick build. I love how well these 1/48 scale Tamiya kits build up. Thanks for looking in. Dan
  7. Just a quick one pretty much OOB. A bit of fun to see if I could bend up the plastic fenders. I will need to do a few more until I get the hang of it. Nice kit, builds fast and I'm almost ready to weather it. I love how simple these kits are to build. Thanks for looking in. Dan
  8. If you just got one of these kits MM be on the look out for the new Hauler T-55 set, it looks a treat and has both PS and resin parts. I'm saving for a set to use on my next T-55. Almost finished . I just need to find the antenna that I put somewhere 'safe' and a few more bits and bobs. Thanks for looking in. Dan
  9. Got a bit done quickly. I need to get this done before I get distracted.
  10. Glad you like it Stuart. Latest weathering; Working my way around the tank and doing bits and bobs. Thanks for looking in.
  11. A bit more landscaping. Still working on some figures and need to finish the weathering on the T-55. But, I think it's coming along okay. Thanks for looking in. Dan
  12. Matt I also do most of my work in 1/48 scale. I like to draw to output/printed size, that is, all real dimensions reduced by 1/48. I work in metric so this is easy. Just input the dimension and multiply by 0.0208 and Fusion 360 will spit out the scale dimension. Even easier you can set up all kinds of 'parameters' under Modify/Change Parameters. I usually set a unit less parameter of 'A' to 0.0208 at the start of all drawings in 1/48 scale as my ' Scale conversion'. Thus type a*385 into a dimension box and you'll get 8.008mm . Same goes for converting inches to mm (a*11.5*25.4= 11.5
  13. Not to be a trouble maker Murdo but how small ya want to go? The two marker lights on the corner of the 1/48 scale T-55 just above the fender fuel tank are about 2x2mm and I regularly successful print details down to about 0.25-0.3mm square and I'm not a great printer. I think you can do just about as well as most manufactures as far as detail is concerned. And gosh help us when 4K screens get cheaper. Dan
  14. Matt, Self taught is good. I started picking it up in December and while a zillion years ago I trained as a draftsman, when CAD was so expensive the Uni had very strict limits on how much time a student could play/learn the darn stuff, I'm more concerned with forgetting how the program works between drawing sessions. YouTube is a big help as you can jump back online to 'refresh' your memory on how you did it last time. The hard thing is sometimes you know what you want to do. And you're sure that it can be done. But you don't know what the system calls the command or procedure to get it
  15. One chief use of a component is that it allows you to draw a part on a seperate drawing and then import( copy) it into another drawing. That's how I did the open ammo box I showed in the other post. I did a drawing of the 100mm shell then made it into a component. ( Used the shell drawing to export a STL file to print lots of single shells) When I drew up the open box I started with a copy of my closed ammo box. Split the top off ( Made a new plane at the break of the top and body, then used the Split body command) and rotated the top back. Then roughed out the interi
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