Heavy tank MkVIII, full scratch 1/16 scale

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Postby Manu-Military » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:14 am

Hello,
This is the new long term 1/16 scale build from scratch I’m starting to tackle with: the 1919 heavy tank MkVIII to complete my range of tanks of the interwar period (after the Chrsitie T3 built in 2010 and the most recent Ford 3 ton tank).
The work has just begun so this is where I’m so far and I'll post more photos when more sub-elements are ready.
Thanks for reading this.
Manu
P.S.: though in 1/16 scale, as usual my model will irremediably stay static.

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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:31 pm

Nice! Will be following. :thumbup:
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Postby Manu-Military » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:35 am

Hello,
After a cumulated 5 to 6 days of work, here's where I'm.
Thanks for looking.
Manu

P.S.: if ever I'm asked, here's the answer:
- 275 rivets, 1,4mm,
- 54 rivets, 1mm.

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Postby spee34 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:56 am

that was super-awesome ! Hope we see more about that ! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Postby midlife306 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:49 am

Beautiful work


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Postby Manu-Military » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:59 am

Thank you for your kind comments.
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Postby Manu-Military » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:42 am

Hi all,
Though my work is at this stage still look rather ugly, this project is coming along pretty nicely and it at last starts to show what the result will look like.
Next steps will be the exterior side frames then the gun barbettes and finally all the surface details such as the rivets.
Thanks for watching.

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Postby Manu-Military » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:42 pm

Hi,
The engine deck is done.
Still some more rivets to add to the front and rear of the hull, the tensioning system to create on both side of the inner panels.
Once all these are done, the center hull will be totally done.
Next step the gun barbettes and oustside panels (already in construction).
Both tracks (148 cm long each) are already almost ready to be put in place in the very last stage of the process.



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Postby midlife306 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:39 pm

Beautiful work


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Postby Ragnar » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:12 pm

Had a chuckle at first thought I was looking at a caboose on steroids.lol :lolno:
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Postby Manu-Military » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:16 pm

Thank you!

The masonry is finished on one of the casemates.
It is ready to receive all the small finishing refinements such as the rivets not to mention them.
I only have one left to finish but it's already underway.

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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:33 pm

I never really liked the look of World War 1 tanks, until I saw this one. That's very cool and you're doing a really great job on it. I'll be watching.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:24 pm

A good balance of skill and determination here. :thumbup: The end result should be a museum-quality model. :clap:
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Postby Ragnar » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:49 pm

Being that this looks to be all scratch built you’ve got quite the project ahead of you ,excellent work so far and Its going to be enjoyable watching it unfold.
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Postby Manu-Military » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:42 am

Thank you all for your interest.
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Postby Manu-Military » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:25 pm

After a long break, the 116 axle greasers are in place allowing me now to put around them the stirrups.
Once these 116 stirrup are in place, I'll only have to glue a nut at each end to put an end of these details on the "running gear".

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Postby square4 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:35 am

Some very good work being done on this model, well done. :clap: :clap:
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:51 pm

Brilliant work as usual, very nicely done
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Postby Manu-Military » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:32 pm

Hi!
Sooo, this long term project is coming along nicely, slowly but surely.
I already achieved the upper casemate, the main central body and remained the four sides to "dress".
Though the two inner ones are already in progress as is the left outer one, it is now time to show the right hand side completed with its complete set of road rollers greasing ends, rivets and bolts.
Thanks for looking!

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Postby Tiger6 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:44 pm

Good lord, that's a lot of rivets! 8O

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