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Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV


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Thanks MT.

So, picked up the HobbyBoss M706 to plagiarise the turret hatch. Was impressed/surprised by the size difference (& how closely it scales with my efforts, TBH)

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Decided to rework the splash ring that surrounds the commander's hatch, moving from .020 x .020 (0.5mm) to .030 x .030 (0.75mm). Also, instead of using multiple pieces, I'll fashion it from one bit, bending it around some pins drilled into the turret roof:

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I've also started to open up the viewing episcopes, & adding weld beads.

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My first experience with airbrushing. Beautiful tool... if I can get the thing to just spray evenly.

My 9 yr old daughter's Beargal. I'm under a lot of pressure here to not screw it up!

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Real life has been brutal this week, seriously hampering progress on the T50.

Take three on the commander's hatch seems to be working well, thanks in part to HobbyBoss providing a three dimensional reference. Also, have started hacking up a CD case for the episcopes. Will paint the inside of the turret sea foam green so that the correct shade is visible through the epis themselves.

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And a side view...only another four facets to go until the rough shape of the hatch is complete.

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(Oh, the gap at the bottom of the spacer is intentional.)

All comments welcome, as always.

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I recast the second bridge with clear resin to imitate some of the lager 1/500 scale kits.

There are actually some big bubbles, but the LED conceals them.

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I got a better cast on the third attempt. This one's a keeper.

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!!NOT MINE!!

But this a ship that Andrew C put together and put on Resin Illuminati

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If it looks like it may belong in Macross, that's because it uses Macross parts!! :D

http://resinilluminati.com/showthread.php?t=16964

Nice... although it would have been better being named the RNZS Te Kaha...

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These hull port-thingies didn't have clear parts or openings in this scale; I drilled them out and molded some resin for reflecting the light evenly.

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WW2 Japanese pusher prop fighter... play Warthunder and they pop up from time to time. The Americans have a crap version of it, the XP-55 Ascender... BUTT UGLY

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Nice Space Battleship Yamato there, arbit.

A little more progress over the course of the week.

The cargo hatch & filter box are close to completion.

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The trickiest work to date has been adding the gun depression rail ('Jesus bar') between the turret & cargo hatch to prevent own goals into the vehicle itself. The turret makes the full 360 degree/6,400 mil traverse, without interference.

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Interestingly, on the upgraded M113AS4, electronic interlocks superseded the need for a physical bar to prevent own goals, so one wasn't initially fitted. User complaints about the absence of a 'hand rail' led to the incorporation of a purpose designed one into the build state.

Cheers.

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Thank you guys, you all get 100 nerd points.

I used the beautiful 1/72 Hasegawa kit, great detail and dirt cheap.

Any ideas for a WWII TIE fighter?

Blohm & Voss BV141 would make a cool TIE Bomber

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Nice Space Battleship Yamato there, arbit.

A little more progress over the course of the week.

The cargo hatch & filter box are close to completion.

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The trickiest work to date has been adding the gun depression rail ('Jesus bar') between the turret & cargo hatch to prevent own goals into the vehicle itself. The turret makes the full 360 degree/6,400 mil traverse, without interference.

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Interestingly, on the upgraded M113AS4, electronic interlocks superseded the need for a physical bar to prevent own goals, so one wasn't initially fitted. User complaints about the absence of a 'hand rail' led to the incorporation of a purpose designed one into the build state.

Cheers.

Instructors tend to ride on the outside when doing crew commander initial training

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Thanks NZEOD - may be a Kiwi thing, only? My instructors were firmly inside the cargo hatch when I was learning how to be a crewie. Tanks were different, they had a cage bolted on in place of the turret bin. Looked like something from Mad Max.

The car I'm building - 134329 - had a M113 hull, not a M113A1, so it had the bolted plate around the armoured fuel filler cap. Thankfully, so did the 1/1 scale example I measured. 400 x 500mm...

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Anyone know where to find a 1/16 armoured fuel filler cap?

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borrowed some dirt from down the street and made an Endor dirt cheap base today.... LOL

Just need some Photoetch ferns and maybe a wee beastie in the bushes

Thanks NZEOD - may be a Kiwi thing, only? My instructors were firmly inside the cargo hatch when I was learning how to be a crewie. Tanks were different, they had a cage bolted on in place of the turret bin. Looked like something from Mad Max.

The car I'm building - 134329 - had a M113 hull, not a M113A1, so it had the bolted plate around the armoured fuel filler cap. Thankfully, so did the 1/1 scale example I measured. 400 x 500mm...

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Anyone know where to find a 1/16 armoured fuel filler cap?

I'll post up a pic of us messing round in the jungle in Timor... cowboy instructor on the roof.

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