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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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StChamond 1/35
pilote14
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Pas-de-Calais, France
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 06:47 AM UTC
Hi;
for the 100 years of the first world war :













start to building the tracks...
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pilote14
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 05:11 AM UTC
next step, the styrene is perfect to cut...
the first track : 1h30 min



starting the tank : perfect !





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thebear
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 05:34 AM UTC
Hi Olivier.. Great start ...I will be watching as I'll be starting this kit Next week..
Amusez vous !

Rick
pilote14
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Pas-de-Calais, France
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 06:38 AM UTC
next step,really easy to build...for the moment...lol









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rolf
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 07:06 AM UTC
After looking over my kit for a few days now, I can truly say that this looks like a very nice kit. About the only thing I do not like is the over simplified main armament. This cannon is screaming for an after market replacement. Nice start on your project.

Roy
hofpig
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 07:35 AM UTC
Oliver, Great work so far, could you place it next to something a little more modern so we can get a sense of the scale of the beast?

Paul
Phael_minis
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France
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 07:47 AM UTC

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Oliver, Great work so far, could you place it next to something a little more modern so we can get a sense of the scale of the beast?

Paul


Same length as magach 6B
MadModeler
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 12:07 PM UTC
Cool. Continuez votre bon travail.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 03:40 AM UTC
Except for those pesky knock-out marks, the tracks look well detailed, and, especially, textured. Unless those knock-out marks are covered by the other parts.
thebear
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 04:44 AM UTC
Hi Biggles ...they are completely hidden in the end ..

Rick
pilote14
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 07:13 AM UTC
hi,
next step, perfect adjust !








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iowabrit
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Iowa, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 07:28 AM UTC
I got mine yesterday and I'm still drooling over it. My two main concerns are 1. the paint scheme....omg and 2. How to make the cast 'St Chamond' plaque you see on the back of these vehicles (and which Takom tell you to PAINT on ????) really????, It's a raised embossed plaque, how is paint supposed to represent that?
I guess I'm going to have to try plastic card and putty but it's not going to be easy.
Frenchy
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 08:07 AM UTC

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How to make the cast 'St Chamond' plaque you see on the back of these vehicles (and which Takom tell you to PAINT on ????) really????



Maybe some enterprising AM company will released a PE one...

H.P.
iowabrit
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Iowa, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 10:16 AM UTC

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How to make the cast 'St Chamond' plaque you see on the back of these vehicles (and which Takom tell you to PAINT on ????) really????



Maybe some enterprising AM company will released a PE one...

H.P.



Actually, I think a PE one would still be too thin unless it was laminated. IMHO it really requires a resin one to replicate the cast plate.
tankmodeler
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 03:04 PM UTC
Sounds like a "Shapeways" solution, to me...
dylans
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 04:08 PM UTC
are you talking about this plaque?


it is cast on the rear plate of my copy
iowabrit
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Iowa, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 04:15 AM UTC
yes that's the plate and its on my kit too, I was looking in the wrong place for it.........DUH !!!
Frenchy
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 04:28 AM UTC
Here's a vuiew of the 1:1 manufacturer's plate :

http://data3.primeportal.net/tanks/david_lueck/saint-chamond/images/saint-chamond_13_of_68.jpg

H.P.
pilote14
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Pas-de-Calais, France
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 07:27 AM UTC
sorry but I don t looking for this plaque, i see tomorow







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pilote14
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Pas-de-Calais, France
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 06:40 AM UTC
the undercarriage is not difficult to build, but I have preferred to do without placing parts A1 at the beginning but after the establishment of the undercarriage on the base.





the body resting on the base without mud guards. (just for pics)





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pilote14
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 03:28 PM UTC
hi,
i search pics or scheme with colors reference before to start painting.....
thanks
pilote14
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Pas-de-Calais, France
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 03:29 AM UTC
i don't know which schem i'll paint, but i start with simple grey....and metal on the tracks...



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thebear
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 04:36 AM UTC
Nice work Olivier..

Rick
pilote14
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Pas-de-Calais, France
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 05:40 AM UTC
thankjs...i'found my colors in a french BD "le pilote a l edelweiss" from Romain Hugault...it's a modele 2 but i think modele 1 have the same...





ca va le faire !!!!
merci
thebear
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 06:04 PM UTC
I plan on painting mine as TEDDY which has a grey ,brown and green camo with a thin black line between the cokors.. Painting the name is going to be the tough part... ...

Rick