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Building A CM-11 (M48H) w ERA ROC Army
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 07:49 PM UTC
Really nice. Now it's on the want list.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 07:03 PM UTC
Nice build! Thanks for testing the Bronco tracks, saved me the trouble
I really like that neat and tidy diorama base in pictures 78 through 98. Never seen that type of rock formations before
Maybe I should get me one of those to photograph my models on, good combination of colour tones to show off the model on.
/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 06:53 PM UTC

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Well, that escalated quickly

Thanks for the tips n the model, your build turned out great.

Did you have any prolems with the gun barrel?



You'r Welcome.
I didn't have any problems with the Gun Barrel , it's just clean up the mold seam very carefully and add the hollow end part.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 03:51 AM UTC
Well, that escalated quickly

Thanks for the tips n the model, your build turned out great.

Did you have any prolems with the gun barrel?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 03:02 AM UTC
Well here are a few of my thoughts on this build and kit.
For painting I used a base coat of Model Masters Field Green.
The Camo was brushed on using Tamiys XF52 Flat Earth and XF1 Flat Black.
I used Tamiyas XF85 Rubber Black for the tires on the road wheels.
The kit gives you clear parts for the headlights, but I used 3mm. MV lenses instead.
The Decals for the ROC markings are rather thick and I had a time getting them to snugle down.
The Camo patterns on the instructions don't match up side views to top views.
Needles to say the Track while being nicely detailed really sucks, after being painted it still is sticky and should be replaced.
The Bronco Track that I used didn't fit really good. Next time I think I'll try the AFV Club Track.
All in all I think this is a very nicely detailed kit, the fit was really good and except for the rear turret basket went to gether relatively easy.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:48 AM UTC




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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:44 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:39 AM UTC
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:34 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:31 AM UTC
I have just finished this build.
Here are the Pics. I hope this helps those of you that are building this kit.




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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:27 AM UTC

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what Mfg green paint are you using on the lower and wheels ? looking good am following as this is a favorite



The whole thing received a base coat of Model Masters Field Green.
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 03:16 AM UTC
LOTS of good info here. I just ordered the non-ERA version at a deal, to get the hull and running gear for an IDF project, but the turret looks good too, thinking another project?
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 06:51 AM UTC
great build very nice and clean ,well done .
GTDeath13
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 07:42 PM UTC
Looks like Takom followed Dragon's approach to the engineering of the basket. Not my favorite...

The rest of the kit engineering looks really nice though and the hint to remove the dimples on the attachment points of the ERA proved helpful.
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 07:20 PM UTC
what Mfg green paint are you using on the lower and wheels ? looking good am following as this is a favorite
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 02:56 PM UTC
Great looking build, keep up the good work.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 07:37 PM UTC
I have the rear Basket installed along with the tow cables.
I had trouble getting the parts to line up, I must have screwed up here.




Now for some more painting.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 03:09 AM UTC




Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 03:04 AM UTC

I trimmed the small dimples off the mounting posts it's easier th line them up.


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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 02:59 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 02:54 AM UTC
Here is the ERA assembly and the mounts.

You just line up the tiny pins with the dimples.



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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 01:26 AM UTC

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That looks like a very nice rendering of the Urdan cupola.... which makes me think this kit is a treasure trove of goodies to finish up a lot of projects I have laying around half-started.



Ther's a lot of nice parts for other versions , it's just the Track that sucks.
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 09:03 AM UTC
That looks like a very nice rendering of the Urdan cupola.... which makes me think this kit is a treasure trove of goodies to finish up a lot of projects I have laying around half-started.
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 02:39 AM UTC

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curious, did any other countries use this version of this tank?



No
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 01:15 AM UTC
curious, did any other countries use this version of this tank?