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A13 Mk.I/Cruiser Tank Mk.III
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 07:00 AM UTC

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Well you need something to do when you are stuck at home, quarantined or avoiding Covid, and unable to go out.



I like this idea
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 07:24 AM UTC
Here is some results with front hull. All shots on macro. Much work ahead.












Neonik
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 02:03 AM UTC
So. We are going further. All is wrong with driver's cabin. Fist of all there was a slope before vertical armor plate. There wasn't any hinge before it. It was something that holds rubber canvas. My variant of the slope is too sharp. I will fix it later with canvas.
The visor in the kit is too small, I have made my variant. L-shaped holder is not fixed yet. And I need to ad dozen rivets and nuts and fix some moment which are not strait.
You can see it on photos with arrows. Sad. More work to come. Now we modelers have much time for it.

First two photos have been taken from Terry Ashley and PMMS. For reference.

Please be healthy and stay home.


















Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:33 PM UTC
Yes Artyom we all have plenty more time for modelmaking & youíre making good progress here. Itís beginning to look like when it is finished there will be nothing remaining from the original kit! Do you think it would have been easier to completely scratchbuild it?! Be healthy yourself too
Neonik
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 01:01 AM UTC

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Yes Artyom we all have plenty more time for modelmaking & youíre making good progress here. Itís beginning to look like when it is finished there will be nothing remaining from the original kit! Do you think it would have been easier to completely scratchbuild it?! Be healthy yourself too



Hi,Tim! Unfortunately you are right. Almost all details were upgraded. Definitely this is the hardest my project by this time.
I think I have no such skills to do all by myself or maybe it's just a psychological problem and I only need a fulcrum.
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 09:35 PM UTC
Greetings to all! I hope all of you are fine and healthy.



Unfortunately I have lack of time to work with model. Last thing I have done was rubber canvas for drive's cabin. There were two stages. First with Tamiya's putty. Second one with aluminium foil. I tried to compare result with photos from Bovington.















petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 11:25 PM UTC
Sensational Artyom. Almost as if a full scratch build would have been better!
Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 06:29 AM UTC

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Sensational Artyom. Almost as if a full scratch build would have been better!


You are too kind Peter! Thank you! Aluminium foil is quite delicate material.
Neonik
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 06:23 AM UTC
Some very little progress. Dozens rivets.... Much more to come.












Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 06:39 AM UTC
Little progress so far. Those hinges.....I am only on a half way with front hull.










Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 02:19 AM UTC
Greetings,friends! I work very slow, but I have already good results. I have to make new hinges and fenders holders in front with putty. Not an easy thing to do. This is only the beginning. Also I've made front shelves.







Dioramartin
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 12:14 AM UTC
Glad to see youíre keeping well - nice holders, I might have tried making them from thick triangular pieces of plastic card and a short section of plastic rod on top, but yours look fine & the hinges are also effective. I hope progress is a bit faster though, otherwise Iíll be a very old man before youíve finished!
Neonik
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 03:28 AM UTC

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Glad to see youíre keeping well - nice holders, I might have tried making them from thick triangular pieces of plastic card and a short section of plastic rod on top, but yours look fine & the hinges are also effective. I hope progress is a bit faster though, otherwise Iíll be a very old man before youíve finished!


Hi, Tim! Thank you! I am glad too. I've suggested that it will be easier for me to use putty. I satisfied with this work and it is a realy rare phenomenon
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 08:26 AM UTC
So sculpting is another of your skills Artyom. They look great.