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robw_uk

1/35 Mirror Models T-20 Komsomolet

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4 minutes ago, Redcoat2966 said:

Yeah, maybe........not sure what the back of T-20 is like until you build more of yours......either way, a good look for this little AFV.

middle photo of my last set - it just "ends" - in essence the rear is a vertical plat the same size as the rear plate of the driver compartment... with the engine in the rear as well am just concerned it would be rear heavy (another reason I am thinking side mounted)

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so 2x stuka zu fuss will be mounted (as the spares I was gifted only had 2x crates). I think side mounted with framework going over the top of the seat and a support from the center of the seat... some pics of where she is tomorrow as its moving on quite quickly now

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Looking good Rob.......and yeah.......titchy😊..........whats taking you so long...😜

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9 minutes ago, Redcoat2966 said:

Looking good Rob.......and yeah.......titchy😊..........whats taking you so long...😜

ha limited bench time - none in the evenings at the moment... nearly a disaster as I was missing the plates that the crates mount on to (have the mounting framework) - couple of scratch built plates coming up - photos later/tomorrow

 

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stuka zu fuss framework complete (just placed in place unitl its all done and tracks on)... wheels & tracks left then its off to the paint shop:

 

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15 minutes ago, flashlight said:

Looking very good! Funny idea to give it an "Stuka zu Fuß"-outfit!

 

Have a nice day!

Nick

thanks.. there are a few kits out there of captured vehicles with them mounted (not sure if they are based on reality) but just wanted something different. Not sure on the paint scheme for the Stuka frame, am thinking 1941 captured vehicle so will have a look at what was happening then

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Looking great all round Rob........as regards paint job, I’d go Dunkelgeb with some camo’.......not a lot of camo’ as its a small vehicle......and as it was probably captured in ‘41, and by the time they were doing bolt on’s in desperation on captured afv’s....Dunkelgelb was standard away from the original grey.

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30 minutes ago, Redcoat2966 said:

Looking great all round Rob........as regards paint job, I’d go Dunkelgeb with some camo’.......not a lot of camo’ as its a small vehicle......and as it was probably captured in ‘41, and by the time they were doing bolt on’s in desperation on captured afv’s....Dunkelgelb was standard away from the original grey.

just wondered if they would go to all that trouble... how about the russian green with dunkelgelb camouflage patches - thinking they wouldn't waste time/effort to completely repaint....

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think this but with Russian Green not German Grey

 

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13 minutes ago, robw_uk said:

just wondered if they would go to all that trouble... how about the russian green with dunkelgelb camouflage patches - thinking they wouldn't waste time/effort to completely repaint....

Hi Rob......I would say what you have there is something that would have had to be processed through workshops. These rocket launchers weren't in the field in this form (disposable crates) until later in the war 43' to 44' onwards; after all the welding etc, and knowing the Germans; they would have given it a lick of Dunkelgelb.....but keeping it in Russian green would give a certain look....with a field applied (in haste), dunkelgelb camo' lines.......still as good.

 

S

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On 4/28/2019 at 10:39 PM, Redcoat2966 said:

Hi Rob......I would say what you have there is something that would have had to be processed through workshops. These rocket launchers weren't in the field in this form (disposable crates) until later in the war 43' to 44' onwards; after all the welding etc, and knowing the Germans; they would have given it a lick of Dunkelgelb.....but keeping it in Russian green would give a certain look....with a field applied (in haste), dunkelgelb camo' lines.......still as good.

 

S

Perhaps the rocket mounts full dunkelgelb with the T20 body in field applied camo...

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That would work Rob.........try and show the welds maybe as I did on my Zugkraftwagen; straight onto a painted surface........:yes:

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no progress but have just ordered primer (trying Mig 1 shot - went black and grey) and Dunkelgelb (trying Mirror Model paint) - all are "straight from bottle for spraying"

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Oh no. Just finished main build... Which can only mean 1 thing..... Indi-link tracks start tomorrow (as does the Matilda probably to give my eyes a rest)....

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what a shame - no liquid cement so cant do tracks... will have to wait

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Any excuse not to track bash - can't blame you for that though I don't like doing tracks either!

 

  Roger

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pictures once done but 1/3 of each track run done... small links but a nice fit and Tamiya extra thin doing its usual magic....

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ok, not finished but this is where the first session leaves me.... more tomorrow I hope. Not sure how people paint track when mounted on wheels, these will be in 2 halves (top & bottom) and painted off chassis

 

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Looking good Rob........nice to see a size comparison to give a better idea if that I imagine are micro track links.......nice job so far👍

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2 hours ago, Redcoat2966 said:

Looking good Rob........nice to see a size comparison to give a better idea if that I imagine are micro track links.......nice job so far👍

well the bottom half of the Matilda tracks are done so will take some photos later

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more progress on the tracks. lower run complete on both sides... tops to follow... and one shot of relative size vs the TAS-44 I completed earlier in the year

 

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I can see that they look really fiddly small to put together......Panzer II tracks were bad enough on my Wespe😬......good luck with the rest 👍

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