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Hello from me
Posted by lposter on Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:35 AM

Hello

Just signed up so here is a sort of introduction. I like to scratch build armor (nothing later than the of WWII) in a number of scales (mostly 1:10 and 1:16) from metal (steel and brass mostly) from a number of countries. I'm not exactly a rivet counter but I do my best.

All my models so far have been designed for RC and built as such but I noticed that a lot of them seem to sit in boxes so I am thinking about abandoning the  notion of mobility altogether and just calling them static models!

Ive always had a fondness for looking at builds on the Finescale site but have always been a bit daunted by the level they are at but Ive now taken the plunge and signed up!

 

P

 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:08 PM
Welcome aboard

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:40 PM

Welcome Iposter. I'm new too, but very glad I joined. It's a great site and I'm sure you will find it helpful and entertaining.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:32 PM

Hi lposter! Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us.

Lots of great people on here that are very knowledgeable and ready to help you with any questions or problems. Don't be afraid to ask for help. That's what we're here for.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

P.S. - We also love to see photos of other peoples builds.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:18 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, August 28, 2020 12:17 AM

Welcome aboard!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 28, 2020 1:09 AM

Welcome aboard.  Would love to seen your work!

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by lposter on Friday, August 28, 2020 1:56 AM

Many thanks for the welcome.

I will post some pictures but I have to figure out how to do it!

P

 

Update.... Im really struggling with the pictures. According to the help section, to post images I need to use the "Rich Formatting " option to ensure they are shown. But this option does not appear for me to click. Only "Reply" and "Quick Reply".

How exactly do I ensure this "Rich Formatting" option is available?

 

P

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Posted by lposter on Friday, August 28, 2020 2:10 AM

 

OK i try again

This is a KV-2 in steel, 1:10 scale, full RC. Weighs about 40 kg and is totally impracticable for a 100 reasons. It has two sprockets and this is because it was the only way to keep the tracks (duplex industrial roller chain) on given teh terrain I ws drivingit on. Will never build a tank this big again. Unless I move house and buy a new car.

KV2_1

KV2_2

KV2_3

 

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Posted by lposter on Friday, August 28, 2020 2:13 AM

This is a 1:10 scale T-60- Steel and brass. RC ready but not kitted out with electronics yet. I painted it as a Beutepanzer simply because I had the paints.

T60_5

T60_4

T60_6

T60_7

T-60_1

T60_2

 

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Posted by lposter on Friday, August 28, 2020 2:44 AM

The next one is a good example of why I never posted on Finescale before. 

Im not a rivet counter at all and will sacrifice accuracy for getting something finished. I have no machine tools so things are a bit crude and body filler is liberally used.

AS can be seen with this 1:16 steel and brass Chi Ri. Its RC ready and needs a coat of paint to hide the scabby body work but I hate painting. It uses KV tracks and sprockets as there was zero chance of ever finding or making accurate tracks

Chi-ri_3

Chi-ri_4

Chi-ri_2

Chi-ri_1

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Posted by lposter on Friday, August 28, 2020 2:48 AM

This is a 1:16 aluminium and brass Stug III Ausf F (E variant or whatever its called, not the other one). I bought the tracks and running gear so its not 100% scratch. RC'ed and runs OK. I know the gun is too long and I will shorten it one day (!).

STUG_1

STUG_2

STUG_3

STUG_3

STUG_5

 

My current project is a 1:16 steel and brass T-12 prototype. I will start a build thread on that once I have something worth photographing.

 

P

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, August 28, 2020 11:59 AM

W-O-W!!!!!! Great work! The guys in the Armour section will love to see these photos.

I'm not an armour person. I've built a few but nothing special. I can really appreciate the work you put into those tanks. Had an R/C kit Panzer a few years back. Was a royal PITA to keep operating. Took all the running gear out, detailed the outside and gave it to the local WWII museum. They already had a US jeep and a 1/2 track in that scale so they set it up on a shelf as a separate display. 

Keep up the great work and keep the photos coming.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 28, 2020 12:20 PM

WELCOME!!!

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, August 28, 2020 3:50 PM

lposter

Hello

Just signed up so here is a sort of introduction. I like to scratch build armor (nothing later than the of WWII) in a number of scales (mostly 1:10 and 1:16) from metal (steel and brass mostly) from a number of countries. I'm not exactly a rivet counter but I do my best.

All my models so far have been designed for RC and built as such but I noticed that a lot of them seem to sit in boxes so I am thinking about abandoning the  notion of mobility altogether and just calling them static models!

Ive always had a fondness for looking at builds on the Finescale site but have always been a bit daunted by the level they are at but Ive now taken the plunge and signed up!

P

Welcome to the forum, P!  You should do a search for posts here in the forum by "armorguy".  He builds 1/6 scale armor, scratchbuilding and casting his own parts.  He runs East Coast Armory, too:  http://eastcoastarmory.com/index.htm  If you've never heard of him, you'll probably enjoy having a look.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:55 PM

Awsome work my friend. You have skills I can only dream of.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:58 AM

You will want to post future builds in the appropriate sections like these should go on the Armor Section,they will get more looks then in the the Intro Section

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Posted by disastermaster on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:47 PM

Tojo72
You will want to post future builds in the appropriate sections like these should go on the Armor Section,they will get more looks then in the the Intro Section

                           https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.9eGTOe8YiJBfcdnSXII_eAAAAA?pid=Api&w=200&h=200&rs=1

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:29 PM

Welcome to FSM Forums!  You do excellent work!!!

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

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