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3 hours ago, PlaStix said:

That really does look awesome Ed. Lovely details. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

 

 

Thank you Stix

 

1 hour ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Looks good sir, I like Armor but some of these High piece count kits just scare me. 

 

 

Thank you Dennis, actually this kit is not too bad...

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Hello everyone, a very quick update, made my first mistake on this build, not a big one, but annoying all the same.  In the instructions you have a choice to assemble with or without screens...

 

 

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I should know by now, I've constructed enough Miniart kits, If I looked further to the end of the instruction book I would have found my answer. If you have screens or side skirts which fit over the wheels then you need to "assemble with screens". I decided not to, as I didn't look further, not sure why , must have had a senior moment! When the penny finally dropped it was too late as the parts where well and truly glued.

 

So anyone building a Miniart M3 just be aware.

 

So I have had to make some little protrusions as shown below...

 

 

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This is the reason why you need them...

 

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Not to worry that teaches me... AGAIN!

 

So I have carried on assembling, this is where I am at...

 

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Be back when I have done some more

 

all the best

 

Ed

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5 hours ago, edjbartos said:

 

Hello everyone, a very quick update, made my first mistake on this build, not a big one, but annoying all the same.  In the instructions you have a choice to assemble with or without screens...

 

 

y4mIa7EWXwW5_Rq6fxStiyakq_OfKFZJ_tybDJSc

 

 

 

I should know by now, I've constructed enough Miniart kits, If I looked further to the end of the instruction book I would have found my answer. If you have screens or side skirts which fit over the wheels then you need to "assemble with screens". I decided not to, as I didn't look further, not sure why , must have had a senior moment! When the penny finally dropped it was too late as the parts where well and truly glued.

 

So anyone building a Miniart M3 just be aware.

 

So I have had to make some little protrusions as shown below...

 

 

y4mHWxxGNca9H0zjcSEWgVfXl9AiCM-h9hymh5k0

 

This is the reason why you need them...

 

y4mGHm13aGYhAsvOldlQRFNTqdYn8Xs7n06xCwX7

 

 

Not to worry that teaches me... AGAIN!

 

So I have carried on assembling, this is where I am at...

 

y4mSTSMVJnuFS59aVW515j4dOvhn058gKsgVof6B

 

y4meZ_EZZX6gSJh_JsjGtgB86H2QOmiR7Yu1kUG2

 

 

Be back when I have done some more

 

all the best

 

Ed

Very good progress 👍

MD

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8 hours ago, diases said:

These miniart kits are looking better and better.

May have to get a couple

Paul

 

 

Thanks Paul, I really like them, I have done a few now. If you don't mind the parts count, they are great to build, with loads of detail..

 

Ed

 

4 hours ago, THEscaleSHOW said:

Very good progress 👍

MD

 

Thank you MD

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Good start Ed, I shall look forward to seeing your progress not least because  I have their Mk.I Grant in the queue. 

Wayne

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11 hours ago, diablo rsv said:

Good start Ed, I shall look forward to seeing your progress not least because  I have their Mk.I Grant in the queue. 

Wayne

 

 

Thanks Wayne, so far a really nice tank to do..

 

Ed

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On 3/24/2022 at 9:00 AM, edjbartos said:

So anyone building a Miniart M3 just be aware.

 

Thanks Ed. I'll watch out for that. 

 

Now that you have brought it to my attention, I might have the screen on the side with the full tracks, and no screen on the side with the cutaway components. I think that would be interesting and make sense for a 'training tank' in a tech school of a museum.

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13 minutes ago, Bertie Psmith said:

Now that you have brought it to my attention, I might have the screen on the side with the full tracks, and no screen on the side with the cutaway components. I think that would be interesting and make sense for a 'training tank' in a tech school of a museum.

 

That sounds like a good plan...👍

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These things happen, we've all done it, or will do it. What matters is you've overcome,  as if it was ever in doubt..

 

Nice progress Ed, starting to take shape. 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Jasper dog said:

These things happen, we've all done it, or will do it. What matters is you've overcome,  as if it was ever in doubt..

 

Nice progress Ed, starting to take shape. 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Darryl, So far It's a really nice model to make..

 

all the best

 

Ed

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Hi Ed. That looks like it's going together beautifully (despite your senior moment) and that was a good save with the plasticard. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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17 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Hi Ed. That looks like it's going together beautifully (despite your senior moment) and that was a good save with the plasticard. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

 

Thank you Stix, much appreciated...

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Hi  there folks, carrying on with my build, I have now added some more to the other side of the body, when doing the side walls it's good to have the top plate handy so that you can adjust and make sure that everything lines up before the glue sets.

 


 

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I have added the side doors on both sides with copper grab handles above to replace the plastic ones. View also showing the aerial mount on the back plate with filler caps below...

 

 

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I replaced the plastic .30-caliber machine guns with aluminium tubing...


 

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Next up is the engine cover plate and storage boxes at the rear....

 

Be back soon, thanks for looking...

 

Ed
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, edjbartos said:

 

Hi  there folks, carrying on with my build, I have now added some more to the other side of the body, when doing the side walls it's good to have the top plate handy so that you can adjust and make sure that everything lines up before the glue sets.

 


 

y4mQCE9AgRBheAsiIb9gsBpJ934FGE8yBMP20K1r

 

 

I have added the side doors on both sides with brass grab handles above to replace the plastic ones. View also showing the aerial mount on the back plate with filler caps below...

 

 

y4mhSr2AY4ptKTLQ5Fk4PCsj3bIE-JZkm7RbFzc2

 

 

y4mqz1Ij57vDIC2K9pGKXLT95xuH2axj_H5-2L_W

 

 

I replaced the plastic .30-caliber machine guns with aluminium tubing...


 

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Next up is the engine cover plate and storage boxes at the rear....

 

Be back soon, thanks for looking...

 

Ed
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good progress and nice pictures!
I can alsolut not detect any glue stains on the rivets-clean work or photoshop!? 😁

MD

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6 hours ago, Longbow said:

Nice progress, Ed !!

 

 

Many thanks Lee

 

5 hours ago, diases said:

Really Nice, and super Photography makes it even better.

 

Thank you, much appreciated.

 

Ed

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, THEscaleSHOW said:

Good progress and nice pictures!
I can alsolut not detect any glue stains on the rivets-clean work or photoshop!? 😁

MD

 

 

Thanks MD, definitely no Photoshop, I do process in Lightroom though, however every time that I finish glueing, once dry, I use a fibre glass pencil and rub over where I have glued, this takes away all the glue marks... Easy 

 

Ed

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Fantastic work there Ed, it's really coming together beautifully! :thumbsup:

Kind regards, 

Stix

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