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France 1940
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 09:44 AM UTC
Looking good Gaz. I did not know the wheels articulated. I have both the SdKfz 263 and SdKfz 232 from AFV Club in the stash, so I am interested to see how this one builds up.

Also, I see you have your snacks at hand...
Bagration1944
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 10:55 AM UTC
Mark: Thank you!

Paul: Thank you! You are right, R 35 had a variety of interesting paint schemes. However, it seems that Hobby Boss dindn´t realize. They propose two boring options.



Zsolt: Very nice that Panzer IV!

Gary: That looks an excellent kit. Great advances!

This R35 kit provides nice interior. I built the engine up. It has 57 styrene and 5 P.E. parts. I took several hours to build the engine.







Regards!
Tomás
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 08:00 PM UTC
Nice start Tomás. A bit of putty work required, nothing unusual in a HB kit. Looking forward to seeing more.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:30 AM UTC
Gaz - That 8 wheeler is looking good. That is a huge parts count in the suspension. How much will we see when it is completed?
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:32 AM UTC
Tomĺs - Your HB kit is WAY more detailed than the old Bronco kit. Its going to be a very attractive model.
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:25 PM UTC
Very nice work, Tomas! I apologize for my lack of pronunciation. My keyboard refuses to cooperate.

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:31 PM UTC

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Gaz - That 8 wheeler is looking good. That is a huge parts count in the suspension. How much will we see when it is completed?



Thank you, Paul. Not much of it will be seen. what isn't hidden by kit parts will be dusty.
Bagration1944
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 02:11 PM UTC
Thank you Peter, Paul and Gaz!

Little update about my R-35.

Seat with some PE that add nice detail.



Interior almost complete.



Rear engine set.



And a problem appears. Road wheel trucks bring two PE parts to represent sand shields.



They are impossible to bend and fit. There are a couple of reviews of this kit that warn about this problem. I thought I will can! But no way. I had to use styrene as replacement. In my introduction I said that I build my models out of box... but regrettably it is not possible here.







Finally, sprocket wheels and idler wheels.



Regards
Tomás


GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 03:16 PM UTC
Nice looking work Tomas!
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 06:44 PM UTC

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Thank you Peter, Paul and Gaz!

Little update about my R-35.

Seat with some PE that add nice detail.


Interior almost complete.

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They are impossible to bend and fit. There are a couple of reviews of this kit that warn about this problem. I thought I will can! But no way. I had to use styrene as replacement. In my introduction I said that I build my models out of box... but regrettably it is not possible here.



Regards
Tomás





Dear Tomas,

Did you heat the etch parts carefully to take out the metal tension?
Most of the times it helps to ease bending.
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 01:49 PM UTC
HI everyone,
Just a little update.

Lots of little detail pieces on the outside. I'm quite impressed by the detail but some pieces are a bit small for the big clumsy guy I am.


I lined all of the headlights with aluminum foil as well as the reflector mirror. At this stage, the kit doesn't have blackout lights. The underside and wheels have been dusted though there are still valve stems to add to each wheel.



I'm just about ready to start on the turret.

Gaz
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 07:42 PM UTC
Good to see you branch out from Out of the Box Tomás. We will have you scratch building parts in no time.

Looking good Gaz.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:35 PM UTC
Got most of the base coat done. Crewman too...





Then I realized the commander didn't have a headset on... So I had to scratch one...

More later!
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:18 PM UTC
Gary and Tomas: Nice Kickoff!

Just one question. I found the Italeri Sd.Kfz. 232 in my stash in 1/72 scale. It is just a little kit with only one sprue.

Is this acceptable for the campaign?

Oliver
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 06:12 AM UTC

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Gary and Tomas: Nice Kickoff!

Just one question. I found the Italeri Sd.Kfz. 232 in my stash in 1/72 scale. It is just a little kit with only one sprue.

Is this acceptable for the campaign?

Oliver



Oliver - It looks good to me. I believe these were used in in France during the 1940 campaign?
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 06:14 AM UTC
Tomas - I am impressed with the level of detail in this kit. Too bad the PE gave you so many troubles. Looking good so far!
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 06:19 AM UTC
Gaz - Those steerable wheels add something to the look. That may make all your hidden work on the suspension worth the effort. Were you able to make the foil reflectors lay flat? I have just been using decades old Pactra chrome silver.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 07:13 AM UTC
Nice to see a figure without the beret Gaz. Not so common at the time, but definitely pics of 232 crew wearing them.

Oliver, the 6 Rad is definitely okay for the build. The invasion of France (and Poland earlier) showed up how poor the vehicle really performed in battle. It was the last theatre they were used in, in numbers. I believe two of the marking options in the kit are for the 2nd and 3rd Panzer Divisions in France. Your box top picture is the 2nd Division vehicle.
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 07:08 PM UTC

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Gaz - Those steerable wheels add something to the look. That may make all your hidden work on the suspension worth the effort. Were you able to make the foil reflectors lay flat? I have just been using decades old Pactra chrome silver.



Thank you, Paul. I used a q-tip to press the foil into the light. I also used microscale glue for aluminum foil to help it lay flat. If I needed 2 pieces of foil to cover completely, I did. If there was a tiny sliver not covered, I used a bit of Alclad.

Gaz
Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 03:05 AM UTC

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Oliver - It looks good to me. I believe these were used in in France during the 1940 campaign?



Thank You Paul, I am happy to be part of this campaign.

Oliver
Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 03:12 AM UTC

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Oliver, the 6 Rad is definitely okay for the build. The invasion of France (and Poland earlier) showed up how poor the vehicle really performed in battle. It was the last theatre they were used in, in numbers. I believe two of the marking options in the kit are for the 2nd and 3rd Panzer Divisions in France. Your box top picture is the 2nd Division vehicle.



Peter:
Yes, many of the pictures I have seen show a 6 Rad gone offroad and mired in the mud. Well, this sounds like a nice idea for a diorama with the title "Off the track)".

Oliver
Bagration1944
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC
Gaz: Thank you Gaz. I like a lot the advances with your 231. It´s a very interesting vehicle and you´re doing a great work.

Paul (de reus): No I didn´t! I didn´t know that secret. It´s a bit late, but I´ll try then as a test. PE parts are very stiff and those sand shields haven´t bend lines (only partial lines).

Peter: Thank you Peter. I´ll resist scratch building!

Oliver: Thank you Oliver. The 232 is another interesting vehicle. And that is a nice kit.

Paul: Thank you Paul. This kit has really nice details and, at the same time, generate unnecessary problems. There is one more with the return rollers. I´ll show it then.

Regards
Tomás
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 08:30 AM UTC
Gaz,

Are you going to keep a tally of how many times you break something off that hull? If you can get through to the finish without any I will crap my pants.

I've built an AFV Sdkfz 251, and mine broke when I looked at them. I like the detail and variety of AFV's kits, but a hillbilly could pick one up and play a tune with it they're so fiddly.
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC

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Gaz,

Are you going to keep a tally of how many times you break something off that hull? If you can get through to the finish without any I will crap my pants.

I've built an AFV Sdkfz 251, and mine broke when I looked at them. I like the detail and variety of AFV's kits, but a hillbilly could pick one up and play a tune with it they're so fiddly.



Shell,

Lets see...

complete fender... once
Forward starboard...post with reflector... once
Exhaust shroud (PE) starboard... once
Exhaust shroud (PE) port... once

Got the decals on... all 7 of them, yesterday as well as painting and decaling the commander.

The rear-view mirror is another scary spot... I have liquid mask to remove from it, yet(dreading the prospect). But I won't be removing the liquid masks from the mirror and lights until after the final matte coat is on.

There is really only one or two ways to pick the kit up safely. What I should have done was pinned those four corner indicators... dangit!

Gaz
marcb
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 11:28 AM UTC
For anyone wanting something different.
Dutch Armoured Car Pantserwagen DAF 39M


https://www.mrmodellbau.com/_shop/product_info.php?products_id=130&MODsid=91104843c4f0d6fc358f5dd86ec81622


Or a Landsverk L180


https://www.scalemates.com/kits/crossroads-scalemodels-crv0002-landsverk-m38--167606

Regards,

Marc