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Postby Meter rat » Fri Jul 22, 2022 6:53 pm

Being stuck at home with withe a leg in plaster, following being knocked off my bike, on the way to work, I decided to do some small scale modelling.
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Tamiya 1/35 Callenger

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Me g 1/35 Leopard 2. Still needs some weathering.

Made a start on this. Academy 1/35 ROK, Black Panther. I would like one of these in 1/16.
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Nice box.

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Two assembly manuals.
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This bundle is for the tracks. Individual assembly for each link.

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Progress so far..

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:23 pm

Thank you for showing your recovery successes--and I wish you more recovery success. You sure are making good use of those cast-ings. :/ Before you cast off, I suggest a 1/35 Abrams, too. And as to those 'idiot's delight' track links, you should have heard one of the Tuesday modeler gang (USMC Vietnam Vet) express his terror when he saw the separate track links on the Tamiya Famo kit. !!! 8O :haha:
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Postby Meter rat » Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:41 am

Herr Dr Professor. Thank you. Your modelling is better than your jokes’.
I have these in the wings, waiting to be built
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Your wish is my command

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Not really into WW2 stuff, but friends bought this as a moving present. The thought of all the PE stuff, looks terrifying.

Enough to keep me occupied for a while.

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:41 pm

Oh, indeed, Photo Etch is so much fun. Some years ago I bought one of the other Tuesday modelers a 1/200 USS Hornet with hundreds of photo-etched parts. Ohhh! That was nasty of me: @)
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Postby tankme » Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:45 pm

My photo etch skills have greatly improved since using hot air, liquid flux, and liquid solder for soldering. Actually the liquid flux has helped all my soldering with hot air or iron. A specialized PE bending tool has also helped a lot. I bought one like this a few years back; although, it was about $10 cheaper back then:

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:50 am

I checked it out: 45 smackers, bucks, greenbacks. If I really start having trouble with the bending pliers, I may need one. But first, I should probably spend on an eye exam and new glasses (the ones I have now are significantly pre-Covid :problem: ).
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Postby Meter rat » Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:28 pm

I just throw any PE straight onto the floor for the carpet monster. Then make own from the sprue. A least that’s what seemed to happen when I built the 50 cal mg for my Abrams.

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:17 pm

A police drawing:
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Crime solved? I think not.
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:19 pm

Now there is photo evidence:

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Postby tankme » Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:43 pm

I can't even imagine the amount of time I've spent looking for parts on the floor under my bench. I have one of those plastic carpet protectors under my roll around chair so parts will actually bounce off of it and end up all over the place.

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Postby Meter rat » Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:11 am

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That’s akin to tucking the table cloth into your shirt, standing up and pulling everything off the table 8| :O

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Postby Pavel » Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:36 am

Small size models ;)
Here, if the part falls to the floor .....
I turn into Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
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Postby Pavel » Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:32 am

Herr Dr. Professor wrote:Oh, indeed, Photo Etch is so much fun. Some years ago I bought one of the other Tuesday modelers a 1/200 USS Hornet with hundreds of photo-etched parts. Ohhh! That was nasty of me: @)


Yes, it's cruel...

Enterprise 1/350 ... I will not show, for the sake of maintaining mental health ....
To take my time, my son bought a Hummer with a full set of photo-etched parts and epoxy parts ..... and I raised him and educated him ....
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