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  • Member since
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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 4, 2019 12:14 PM

Archangel Shooter

When I seen the prices on Aliexpress I figured the figures were knock offs and when a set I ordered came wrapped in nothing but bubble wrap that only confirmed it. But as a consumer... do you shell out $60 or $17? And free shipping.

 

Once you get them could you please comment on the quality of the molding. A couple of sets are up on ebay but no they don't have free shipping but still a lot less than $70.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Monday, March 4, 2019 1:12 PM

Here's a couple of figures I aready received.

This set is of a 1/16th Bundeswehr female tank crew which I will place with the Leopard, my second build in this GB

 

This is a 1/10th bust of a Luftwaffe Helferin

 

So far the details on these are excellent and those with finer smaller parts i.e. fingers etc. were not broken. As for the Panther crew, I will most likely order it since Sprue Bros told me they just shipped out the Panther.

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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Posted by TigerII on Monday, March 4, 2019 1:27 PM

Very nice work Matt. I like the camo and your weathering of the tank, tracks and especially the skirts puts this baby over the top.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 4, 2019 10:01 PM

AS

The figures look very good. Will be checking the crew out.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:37 AM

Archangel: The quality of those looks fantastic. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:19 PM

THere's some good work going on here. I've got to get started soon on mine. Just got to finish the house first.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:14 AM

here's an update on the beast. Have most of the major components on the superstructure assembled and glued.

This is the usual Dragon "where in the heck does this go?" build since the instructions are vague here and there. One has to do some dry fitting first to determine how the parts go on. One of the bolts had to be thinned down cause it would not fit against a particular part, usual Dragon oops moment but easily corrected.

The top is ready for the smaller details yet to come.

Even tough the punch out marks are under the platforms, they can still be seen since they attach very high up on the superstructure. A little PPP will fill them very easily.

This is how the side platforms sit.

The HUGE mufflers were assembled and cleaned up. The pipes were carefully drilled out with a hand held drill bit.

More big parts went together and cleaned up.

That's it for now.  

 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:37 AM

Nice start PJ.

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On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:21 AM

PJ: Wow, nice start!!! 

 

I need to get photos up of my Leopard. With this sprained ankle I went most of the weekend barefoot or in bedroom slippers and since I couldn't do much else I worked on the Leopard. Got a lot done too so I guess there's something good about all my limping around. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:19 AM

Thanks gents.

Gamera sorry to hear about your hard landing. Be careful and get better!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:25 AM

Thanks PJ, I'm much better now. I should look at the bright side that I did get a lot of work done on the Leopard and Mechagodzilla. On the other hand I've got a lot of stuff further along that needs to be airbrushed piled up... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Rambo on Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:55 PM
Looking good PJ. Dragon instructions are most of the time a headache.

Clint

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:12 PM

Thanks Rambo. I’ll have some more pictures later of the massive breech mechanism.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, March 8, 2019 8:40 AM

I have run into a questionable area just below the gun mechanism where Dragon left it as one big empty cavity. The gun would recoil into this area once elevated and fired.

I suspect this area was boxed in. I finally found something online showing this detail that needs to be built from plastic sheet.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, March 8, 2019 6:13 PM

Aaaack!  I need your help, folks!  I was building the Pzkw. 1-B, and noticed that my kit is missing a very major part.  This shelf queen has been on the shelf for the past 30+ years, so it's not surprising it is missing a part.  If any of you have this part to spare, part no. 41 on the call-out heet, as shown in the photo, or know someone who has a spare one of these parts, can you help a brother out?

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 8, 2019 6:19 PM

AA: It's the transmission cover. Sorry I don't have one but hopefully knowing the name will help some.

If worst comes to worse you might be able to throw together a halfway decent looking one with sheet plastic and then if you don't like it slather 'mud' over it to conceal any issues.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, March 11, 2019 2:30 AM
Thanks, Gamera, but I finally found it! After hours of tearing through my hobby room, searching through every box of model parts, every container, every HobbyZone compartment, every nook and cranny, I finally found the loose part, which I had stored for safekeeping so that it wouldn't get lost. A little too safely, however, as I forgot where the "safekeeping" place was! DOH!

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 11, 2019 11:19 AM

Good news!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, March 11, 2019 4:23 PM

Finally making significant progress on the Pzkw. 1-B:

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 11, 2019 4:39 PM

Ah, that looks good! Yes

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 11, 2019 5:53 PM

AA, glad to see you found the part. Coming on nicely.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, March 11, 2019 8:01 PM
Looking good AA

Clint

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Monday, March 11, 2019 8:36 PM

Armor_Aficionado
Finally making significant progress on the Pzkw. 1-B:

That is sharp looking! Interesting to see how these tanks evolved in just a few short years

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:56 AM

Looks like painting will be next. Don't know which scheme to go with, either boring Panzer Grey or the brighter tri color.

I used up some of those junk plastic advertisement cards we get in the mail to fill in the area Dragon left vacant. In reality it would have gone further down into the hull but for simplicity's sake this will do. This area is barely visible anyway.

The kit includes a metal 60cm projectile.

The tracks, mufflers and road wheels will get painted soon.

The beast is ready for paint.

The driver's cabin.

The seat bottom and instruments will be attached later on after painting.

The loading sled will get the hairspray weathering trick.

  

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:54 AM

Coming on very nicely PJ. That lump of metal could do some real damage.

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On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: Netherlands
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:23 AM

Bish

Coming on very nicely PJ. That lump of metal could do some real damage.

 

That they could. Here is am image of one hitting a building in Poland:

And a couple of videos of the 1000lb JDAM bomb that has about the same yield:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLZvDB-a2sg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij8yKLR3boI

(The language is a bit rough, so be warned)

   

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Posted by TigerII on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:20 PM

Hey AA, that's is a nice looking Pz I B. Looking forward to more WIP pics. 

PJ that Morser is coming along very nicely.

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Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:01 PM
PJ: That looks like it should be more of a railgun and not something on tracks it's massive.

Clint

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:37 AM

Sailing_Dutchman

 

 
Bish

Coming on very nicely PJ. That lump of metal could do some real damage.

 

 

 

That they could. Here is am image of one hitting a building in Poland:

And a couple of videos of the 1000lb JDAM bomb that has about the same yield:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLZvDB-a2sg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij8yKLR3boI

(The language is a bit rough, so be warned)

 

Geez that is one heck of a bang!! I ve seen those JDam videos and that’s a pretty impressive air delivery.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:42 AM

Thanks fellas. I started painting this thing and it’s gonna take several sessions and a LOT of German Yellow Paint to cover all the parts.

I decided to go with the lighter tri color scheme since it will make details more visible with washes than the Panzer Grey which is very dark and monotone.

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