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Armor/AFV: Early Armor
WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Fiat 300 mod 21 I Series
Nahuel1943
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Chubut, Argentina
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Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011 - 11:20 AM UTC
Hi everybody

I show you one of my models. This is a Fiat 3000 in Roma, by the 1934 year.

What do you thing?


Fiat 3000 A - FINAL
Fiat 3000 A - FINAL
Fiat 3000 A - FINAL



Bye

Omar
Nahuel1943
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2011 - 05:09 AM UTC
Hi, Here are photos before I painted it. I have problems with the tracks and I had made it with resin and plasticard










Omar
GeraldOwens
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2011 - 11:18 AM UTC
Congratulations on assembling the Tauro Fiat 3000 kit--it's very primitive. And nice work on redoing the tracks!
The only glaringly obvious problem is that Tauro had to mold all of the panel parts very thickly, far too thick for scale. Where panel edges are visible, particularly the turret roof, it looks like the tank had about sixty millimeters of armor, impossible on a light tank in 1922. This has to be addressed during construction, filling and rescribing the joints, and doing so without destroying all the rivets, which are right next to the joints. That's a nightmare job in itself (and one reason why many people don't even approach this kit--I gave up on it, myself, so my hat is off to you for getting it done).
Nahuel1943
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2011 - 11:22 PM UTC
Yes Gerald, Its true Tauro had to mold all of the panel parts very thickly, far too thick for scale, but If you like the model, You can alow some mistakes.
Thanks by your comments.-

Omar
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2011 - 03:45 AM UTC
I think you did an excellent job on an ancient kit.
Tracks look great.
Did you cast each link separately , or do a longer section casting?
Nahuel1943
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2011 - 11:37 AM UTC
Hi Dave!

I made they one by one, but their guides (plasticard) some ones had more one link.-
Cheers
Omar
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2011 - 12:22 PM UTC
Thanks Omar.
firstcircle
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 10:42 AM UTC
I just checked out a book I have and can see what Gerald means about the roof thickness... the turret on the real thing looks like a tin can!

Nevertheless a very nice build and I for one haven't seen a model of this vehicle before, and it is great to see something different.

I like the finish and somehow the faded appearance makes it look as if it is from the 1930s.

Finally, well done for taking on the challenge to fabricate the tracks . . . super work.
Nahuel1943
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - 10:40 AM UTC
Thank Matthew