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Mark IV Female, Takom
Bizarre
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 01:46 AM UTC
Hi all, this is my female kit in the works.

Don't know if you have seen sprue images or not - here they are http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=6083

and there are build reviews here
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/takom/takom2008-9.html

and here

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2014/09/takoms-wwi-british-mkiv-male-part-1.html

so my thread would be just another Mark IV build Hope it will be useful to someone anyways

Main hull parts assembly is straightforward;)



so are the side sections



drive train and bulkheads



a pile of rollers



installed.


now the fun part starts - closing the side sections and building the tracks which are 1000 parts in this set
92 track links per side and each link is 5 parts however, there are shortcuts and I will cover that.
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 02:01 AM UTC
OKAY!! I am buying one this weekend! Put it off too long, what a great looking build Roman.

Are the chains in sections? I mean, it wasn't a belt to drape over, right?


Hope to see more!





Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 02:04 AM UTC
drive train chain? no that's single part
Hederstierna
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 05:27 AM UTC
Having build a coupe of Emhars oldies, this one really looks up to date. I just Wonder, are those drive trains going to be visible at all after the assembly?
Jacob
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 05:59 AM UTC
no, these parts are hidden as soon as you close the hull sides and put the tracks on

but if you want to do a wreck - Takom is the best start
Motives
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 08:20 AM UTC
Aww, and here I was eagerly awaiting updates to your befehlswagen...

Looking good though. I have this kit lined up after my Pz.IV so great to see someone showing me how it's done!
Bizarre
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 09:21 AM UTC
yeah, but I need to do some writing during the weekend first
Bear432
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 02:59 PM UTC
I will be following your build with great interest. I just started mine. Dan
Bizarre
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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:07 AM UTC
As soon as you close the side hull parts there is nothing to be seen from that complicated suspension



both sides done - glue them to hull. I have a feeling that it takes extra time to harden the styrene from Takom and strongly advise using some kind of pressure or fixation until it is 100% hardened. Tried both Tamiya and Deluxe glues.




As for the tracks - simply glue only 3 parts and not five to get something like this
Bizarre
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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:09 AM UTC
and then install on the model.


the gaps that I got between the side hull sections and main hull will be fully covered by tracks.


Rock on!

I need to add the unditching beam though...

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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 11:39 AM UTC
Looking good! Isn't it nice to have newly tooled state of the art Males and Females instead of those Emhar dogs.
AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:04 PM UTC
Nice work Roman, looking good.

How did you find the tracks?

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:07 AM UTC
Great work Roman!
I love this monster...

Will you go with german markings?
Bizarre
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Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:55 AM UTC
thanks, all.

Yes, I will paint it as Beute.

Alan, the tracks are PITA, but I managed
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:20 PM UTC
Here we go I converted photograph to BW, just to see how similar it would be to original BW images.

AlanL
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:51 PM UTC
Hi Roman,

Very cool work.

Al
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:58 PM UTC
Very nice work as always, Roman. It always baffles me how you can build a model so darn fast.

I need to start building faster :-)
Bizarre
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:46 PM UTC
thanks guys.

Sven, OOB is fast >)
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Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:48 PM UTC

Quoted Text

thanks guys.

Sven, OOB is fast >)



Hehe, I really must try that one day, instead of digging myself deeper and deeper into every build :-)
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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:03 PM UTC

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Here we go I converted photograph to BW, just to see how similar it would be to original BW images.




Did you need to remove some rivets to put the decals? I found no other way on mine...
Bizarre
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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:21 PM UTC
no, I punctured the decals in these areas and then added some satin black or white on top of the rivet.
young_sven
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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:39 PM UTC
Don't keep us in suspense, Roman, how about a colour pic now? :-)
Bizarre
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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:50 PM UTC
I am at work now

young_sven
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 12:02 AM UTC
Ok, I can wait until you get home
Bizarre
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 07:25 AM UTC
here you go I am not 100% happy with the red colour, but it will be closer to what it should have been as soon as I put layers of dust/mud, etc.