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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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1/16 Renault FT
TRM5150
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 12:08 AM UTC
Oh...soooo close!! LOL!! I seem to be right at the edge of finishing this one!

When last we spoke wheels were being painted and weathered, Transfers going on, Tracks being situated...all good stuff bringing this into the home stretch! I still have a couple small things to do and a tiny bit of weathering but thought this was a good time to slap all the components together.

I mentioned wanting to have some fun with this and in doing so add some color to the piece. There was only one real good place to do that...the turret! So I thought I would go with the "hey we need a turret for this tank over here...grab that one" approach!













Like I said, there are a few smaller items to do still..paint some straps, play with could more wash items some dust lightly...the chain. Hopefully finish this up shortly!! Thanks for tuning in!!
Venko555
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Bulgaria
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 12:26 AM UTC
Very nice work, Todd!
Always liked your work . I have one of these beauties, but in 1/35 scale (Meng), hope soon will start building it.

Cheers!
TRM5150
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 03:58 AM UTC
Thank you Venelin! Much appreciated! I might be interested in tackling one of these in 1/35 scale. The 1/16 scale makes for a huge canvas!! 1/35 might be a bit more manageable!!
TRM5150
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 02:45 PM UTC
Well before I call this done I have to share a little something I picked up from a couple friends! Seems some members of my modelling club got together and "acquired" a cast of a Renault emblem whilst climbing around some tanks one day last year. I managed to get my fingers on one of the copies and thought it was a fitting match for this build.



The cast was by Celticwerks and is perfect! All it needed was a little paint......





Well here it is...calling this one done!!















I want to thank everyone for swinging by to keep me company for this one, it was fun while it lasted!!
justsendit
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 02:56 PM UTC
Todd,
It was a wonderful journey for me. Beautifully done!

--mike
TRM5150
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:26 PM UTC
Thank you Mike!! Much appreciated!
gastec
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:36 PM UTC
Wow. If this doesn't tempt me to have a crack at one of these then nothing will!

Gary
metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 11:14 PM UTC
amazing build. you have some talent for it
TRM5150
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 06:03 AM UTC
Gary, Thanks a bunch Sir!!

Matan, Thank you my friend!

asmodeuss
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 08:03 AM UTC
Congrats Todd! As usual a very inspiring build.
You earned that one:

Phil.
TRM5150
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Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 12:45 PM UTC
Thank you very much Phil!! Most appreciated!
SammyP
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Ireland
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:59 AM UTC
Hello Todd,

I am new to this site and I just wanted to say your work is amazing.
You have inspired me so much with your build of the Renault FT that I have just bought the kit and thanks to your wonderful review and build I hope I can get a result half as good as you have.

Regards,
Sam.
TRM5150
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:06 AM UTC
Hello Sam! First...Welcome!! Secondly, thank you very much for the compliment, it is most appreciated!! You should enjoy the Renault kit a lot!! I had a bunch of fun putting it together!! Good luck! You should be fine as there are no real hidden speed bumps in the build but if you come across something, I might be able to help!

PantherF
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:57 PM UTC
Yes! Welcome to Armorama Sam! If you have any questions about anything feel free to PM me.


And Todd... what can I say. I not only missed your birthday but somehow I missed this beauty being finished too. I really had NO idea is was going to be a Beutepanzer either! THAT was a surprise!

Awesome work friend!





Jeff
TRM5150
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:12 PM UTC
Hi Jeff! Thank you my friend!! You've been a busy guy...never a worry!! Looks like I sprung that Beute on ya!!
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 01:15 AM UTC
Beautiful build.

Thanks for sharing the process.
TRM5150
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 02:33 AM UTC
Thank you Jesper!!
catdude01
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Puerto Rico
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 06:07 PM UTC

Wow, Fantastic Work, finally I see it, I love it! Hope mine turns out as good as yours!

TRM5150
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 07:26 PM UTC
Hello Pedro! Thank you! Judging from the pictures of your engine, I know yours will outstanding!! I enjoyed this one a lot! I am having a good laugh right now as I was at the AMPS Nationals in South Carolina and won Meng's FT-17 riveted in the raffle!! Looks like i might have to have a little more scaled down fun again soon!!
catdude01
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Puerto Rico
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:08 PM UTC

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Hello Pedro! Thank you! Judging from the pictures of your engine, I know yours will outstanding!! I enjoyed this one a lot! I am having a good laugh right now as I was at the AMPS Nationals in South Carolina and won Meng's FT-17 riveted in the raffle!! Looks like i might have to have a little more scaled down fun again soon!!



Awesome! the FT-17 have a lot of possibilities, I hope they make more decals and aftermarket stuff for this type of kits soon.

Thank you for your words! I'm just experimenting, so I hope my kit turn out ok. Posting pictures in here today, cheers!
Monte
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 08:42 AM UTC
That looks great Todd. Hopefully I'll get to see it in person around the NE circuit.
mag135
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Madrid, Spain / España
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 05:54 PM UTC
Beautiful model, although I don't understand the red armour panel...
TRM5150
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 04:15 AM UTC
Thanks G! You never know...maybe one of these days! Next local show I know I am scheduled to be at will be ArmorCon in Sept. (Danbury, CT)...maybe I'll see you there!

Thanks Javier! There is no purpose of the the panel...just thought I would add some contrast. The oxide rbings some color into he build!
bprice1974
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 08:26 AM UTC
Truly awesome work. This little FT-17 is one of my favorite builds on the sight right now, I look at the pictures quite often. Thanks for sharing some of the products you used and a description of how they were used. I learned a few things while following. Will a diorama be built in the future or just left stand alone?
11Bravo_C2
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 12:32 AM UTC

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Beautiful model, although I don't understand the red armour panel...



Possible panel repair and sent back to the field in primer.