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Postby tomhugill » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:45 pm

The postman came today, big thanks to Gary Farrow for all the work he's done on my KT.
She started life as a torro BB almost all metal KT. She's been heavily upgraded with a DKLM gearbox, tk60, rctankelectronics recoil, servo elevation and vampire battle unit.

Detail wise she's had
High line hull mg34
Schumo tow cables
Schumo tow cable holders
Schumo mg 34 mount
Schumo mg 34
Fender mounts
Mk modellbau 3m antenna
Mk modellbau star antenna
Shapeways fire extinguisher
Shapeways fuel breathers
Shapeways tool clamps

She's had the hull zimmerite removed, weld beads, flame cut ends, rolled texture and some fenders removed

She will be getting a full crew at some point too.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Postby c.rainford73 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:54 pm

Tom that is an absolutely magnificent piece enjoy!!
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:08 pm

That looks fabulous :thumbup:

Should I be saying "Well done Mr Farrow?"
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Postby tomhugill » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:09 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:That looks fabulous :thumbup:

Should I be saying "Well done Mr Farrow?"


Most definitely! His artistry is right up there on the top shelf

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:17 pm

Oh, I thought you too painted like that?

Or have I missed something?
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Postby tomhugill » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:21 pm

And a video of her in action

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Postby Model Builder 4 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:15 pm

Fantastic looking KT Tom, great work by yourself and Gary making it into a piece of art :clap:

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby PainlessWolf » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:43 pm

Good morning!
Another Work of Art! Especially loved the sounds. Spot on! ;o)
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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Amazing job!

Well done Tom and Gary.

Gary has painted three of mine and is bloody good.
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Postby Soeren » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:52 pm

This is a fantastic result Tom. And you pulled it off in no time. Awesome Camo. You brought it to live with your weathering. Really artistic streaking effects. And I have to say, its the details. The wheels, and I have to learn from you, are just great. Although there is harsh contrast, it just works. :thumbup: And I see the DKLM gearbox. Effortless driving because of that power in it.

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Postby Lert » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:23 am

Absolute beauty~
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:20 am

Jeez Mr Hugill, can it get any better ??!!
Love the fine detail such as the spare track ice cleat marks on the turret paint around the hangers, and the discoloured mesh over the vent where the paint has been subject to walk over.
Dont often see a 'Bulge' King Tiger in the period paint, a joy to behold.

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Postby Jay-Em » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:17 am

My word!

That tank looks like before running back to Muti, the Germans stuffed the thing in a leaky barn, and it was found years later.. :haha:

Great weathering. In my 1/32 tanks I used to weather quite heavily, but always wondered :”would a good commander let his tank go this bad?” ... and went-on adding more rust and grime.. :P

By the by, did the gearbox come with a 550 motor, or is that a later addition?

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Postby tomhugill » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:10 pm

550 motors standard. It's a beast of a gearbox, I'll get some videos from the club meet showing it drifting

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Postby Soeren » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:11 pm

That's the artist at work. More painting technique takes nor time. Equals more enjoyment and results in an interesting model to behold. But my guess would be less rust, chips and streaking. But your choice of dust, mud, dirt or grime until pulling down the hose.

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