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Duckwizard

Romfell Panzerwagen WW1, CSM 1/35

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I started building the new Copperstate kit, the Romfell Panzerwagen from WW1.

 

For a start this is the chassis (a big single part) with the lower segment of the steering column and the basic engine not glued yet and still without paint. The other picture show the engine, which is still wip.

 

What I can say up to now is that everything fits very well, but there is some flash, and many injector pin marks (no idea if this is English ;) ) on the inner side of parts. These are not nice in case you want to show doors an hatches in "open" positition.

 

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looking nice, and sleek lines... Also interested in this kit, but thinking about making it as a rat-racer (and no, I'm not a car adept, but the lines of this vehicle invite such ideas...). Parts are nicely cleaned up, none are visible...

 

BTW: ejection marks. it are the ejectors from the mold that make these circular dents:

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That is what I wanted to express, thanks Silenoz.

 

In the last phase of the war the Romfell WAS a rat car. ;) It looked very worn then.

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On 11/6/2019 at 1:46 PM, Silenoz said:

 

BTW: ejection marks. it are the ejectors from the mold that make these circular dents:

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Nice animation, also nice to know that some others oout there know that they are ejection marks rather than one person that tried to convice me that they were injection marks :headbang:

 

Gondor

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Now you can already see the unique "styling" of the Romfell.

 

I used an ivory colour for the inner surfaces. Nobody knows the real colours of the full scale vehicle as there are only few black & white pictures available.

 

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The latest pictures from the build (sry I am slow).

 

For now I glued all hatches and doors in closed position with easy to remove wood glue, even though I will show most of them opened in the end. This will make the painting easier (I hope).

 

The instrument panel is (a bit) scratched.

 

The body parts really fit extremely well. Big prais for copperstate.

 

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Changed the approach. As the hatches overlap a little bit with the body from the outside, I "masked" with thin sheet from the inside.

 

The wheels are not glued yet.

 

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On 20/11/2019 at 15:49, Duckwizard said:

The latest pictures from the build (sry I am slow).

 

For now I glued all hatches and doors in closed position with easy to remove wood glue, even though I will show most of them opened in the end. This will make the painting easier (I hope).

 

The instrument panel is (a bit) scratched.

 

The body parts really fit extremely well. Big prais for copperstate.

 

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I see when you fitted the hatch to the Crew compartment, you removed the handles from the catches, as per the build instructions. I was wondering why this was necessary ? Then it occurred to me, that perhaps it was for security. The crew would have a removable handle to insert into the catch, open the door and then secure it behind them once inside. Maybe ?

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I also asked (myself) this question but I have no real answer. Probably you are right, at least this is a possibility. :)

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I killed a lot of rivets when sanding, so I had to replace hundreds of them. After some trials I finally found "3D-decals" from Austria in the correct size and used these:

 

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The following steps included a preshading and the first layers of acrylic colours (Vallejo in this case) with a 0.4 airbrush:

 

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This is the current state, still some detailing and weathering to be done:

 

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I did some weathering using different thinned oil colours, re-glued the open doors everytime they fell of :) thus finishing the Romfell. I will soon post some more pictures in the rfi section.

 

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2 hours ago, Duckwizard said:

I will soon post some more pictures in the rfi section.

.....then I will hold fast with my comments until then, suffice it to say that I like it.

 

John.

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