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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
Hosted by Darren Baker
Photos of my in-progress DUKW
pcmodeler
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 03:36 AM UTC
I managed to take a couple of quick photos of my Italeri DUKW, complete with replaced rivets, bolts and other scratchbuilt items. I still need to do some work on the mounting of the gun ring and am waiting for my Howitzer as stowage.

http://www.pcmodeler.com/modules.php?set_albumName=2003-02-23&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php
shermanfreak
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 04:05 AM UTC
Looking good so far.....do you ever want to see a rivet again though?
SniperSoldier
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 05:25 AM UTC
VERY NICE WORK
ROBERTO
slodder
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 05:42 AM UTC
Very nice, good and clean. Are they scratch built rivets? They look similar to stretched sprue.
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:18 AM UTC
They were made using .10 mil sheet and a Historex Punch and Die set.
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 12:00 PM UTC
I saw this already this evening on Missing links. I admired your patience with all those rivets. but when painted Im sure they will pay off. Really nice model.
War_Machine
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 02:25 PM UTC
I'll give you full credit for the job done with those rivets! I don't know which would have given out first on me if I had tried that; my fingers, my eyes, my patience, or my mind! #:-) Keep up the great work and keep us posted.
demodelbouwer
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2003 - 02:55 AM UTC
so far for what i can tell it looks very nice

i have to build that one also.......but i have to wait for some extra resin parts for it. and the usual P.E. aswell.

but time is on my side......



Eric
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2003 - 03:12 AM UTC
What did you use to mark out the spacings?
What punch n die set? The round or hexagonal one?

Looks incredible from here!
pcmodeler
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2003 - 05:42 AM UTC
I used the original locations of the rivets as a marker for the replacements. As they are so flush, the application of the liquid cement actually makes the originals disappear. I picked up each rivet with the tip of an Xacto blade for placement.

As for the punch, I did use the round one, even though they should actually be hex bolt heads for most of them. Had to make do with the punch set that I have. Given the size, I think it might be bairly noticable. However, I think it has given me reason to buy the hex set for future use.

The kit does have some minor flaws, but I think I may have to build another one in the future using the correct hex punch as well as possibly a small amount of photoetch.

In all honesty, there isn't a lot on this kit that can't be scratchbuilt. Photoetch may make a few things a litte easier. For example, the light guards and possibly photoetch window frames.