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Italeri (mostly) M47
Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 3:39 PM

Couldn't help myself, I've been wanting to do one of these odd ducks for quite a while, and when my wife gave me the kit last Christmas, it was a sign........

I realized pretty quickly that, while this is a good kit for its time, there are a few things about it that bug me, one of which being the road wheels, which are a little soft in detail. So I pulled one of the Tamiya M26s out of the stash and started comparing. Things looked good, so in about an hour I had the Tamiya suspension arms on the Italeri hull, and shortly thereafter, the Italeri shocks and bump stops, all done with a minimum of fuss. Then the reason for all this, the Tamiya road wheels, went on.

The rest of the kit is typical 1970's so I'll be doing lots of texturing, pulling pieces where applicable out of the Pershing kit I robbed, and using the DEF Model M47 set that's on the way. I also have the appropriate AFV Club tracks in the stash, just need to make sure they fit the Italeri sprocket or I'll be robbing more parts out of the Pershing. I jsut have to decide whether to do a Korean tank witthe cool camo and cut-back front fenders or something more ordinary.

Anyhoo, so far:


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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 5:12 PM

Yes You are off to a great start so far! Good thinking to use the Tamiya running gear to replace the older Italeri parts. This should be a fun one to watch... Toast

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 7:43 AM

Very cool, kudos! 

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 1:12 PM

Thanks gents. DEF Model kit just arrived, whoopie!

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 2:18 PM

Nice start, will be following along on this.

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Posted by tigerman on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 6:53 PM

I generally enjoy Italeri kits even if they aren't top-of-the-line these days. Look forward to your build

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, March 03, 2016 10:51 AM

Looking great so far.  This is Italeri's best kit, hands down.  I found the kit roadwheels to be pretty nice on it though.  Looking forward to seeing how it comes out w/the DEF Models set.

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:31 PM

Sorry to have dropped this like a hot rock, we moved in June, had to pack the stash in April, and I'm just now getting un-packed. Hope to get back in the swing of things soon and pick this one back up.

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:52 PM

I had wondered where this went.
http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/im-watching-you-smiley-emoticon.gif I'll be watching.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:11 PM

Hi Russ,welcome back aboard,will be checking in on this.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:33 PM

Good to see you back.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:57 PM

Bish

Good to see you back.

 

Ditto 

 

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 4:51 PM
Thanks gents, it's been a lengthy moving process. I did a little more unpacking today, now for some shallow shelving and I might actually be able to clear off my work space and model.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:54 PM

Happy here too to see you pick this back up. I'd completly forgetten about you starting this.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:32 AM

HeavyArty

Looking great so far.  This is Italeri's best kit, hands down.  I found the kit roadwheels to be pretty nice on it though.  Looking forward to seeing how it comes out w/the DEF Models set.

 

It's one of their best, probably #2 with their Leopard 1A2 being a better overall kit. Regardless, their A Team put their best work into these two kits.

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Posted by Modelrob on Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:39 AM

Moveing is always so much fun. I and't wait to see how this comes out.

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Posted by RBaer on Monday, August 21, 2017 11:19 AM

My how time flies....  After settling into the new digs, I bench this one becasue I didn't feel like messing with the kits tracks, typical Italeri: so stiff they are near to impossible to use without breaking the suspension.

Until today, when I had a flash: I had stashed a set of Dragon DS tracks from their Orange Box M46 that I had started for another project and changed directions with, why not give them a whirl? And they're the metal chevron, very good for what this model may end up as. Anyway, it's back on the bench.

 IMG_0551 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0552 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 21, 2017 11:33 AM

Ohhhhhhhh, looks good to me! 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, August 21, 2017 9:58 PM

I'm really, really liking that! Nice work with those tracks! :)

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:30 AM

Nice to see it back RB, looking good.

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:44 AM

Thanks gents. I have the DEF Model update/detail set for this one, looking forward to using it. It includes a new mantlet with cover, very nice stuff.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, August 25, 2017 8:36 AM

I love DEF Models stuff. I've got a whole load of it in reserve for Patton projects. 

I am looking forward to seeing the next round of progress. :)

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Posted by RBaer on Saturday, September 02, 2017 10:59 AM

Small progress, getting into the DEF stuff. I'm passing on most of the PE, it's just too tiny for my fat hands. I will however use as much of the resin as possible and applicable, as it's lovely.

I've added a few hull bits, done some stippling as Italeri has molded the hull (and turret) perfectly smooth, and begun the turret assembly, using the DEF mantlet cover. The turret halves' seams will require lots of putty to fix, and then the mold parting line will have to be added, no biggie.

 IMG_0555 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0554 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0553 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

More soon, I hope.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 02, 2017 4:59 PM

Looking real good!!! The added texture is well done. And that mantlet cover looks to be a much simpler option than scratching one up.

What scheme and markings are you planning for this build? 

 

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Posted by RBaer on Sunday, September 03, 2017 4:07 PM

Thanks Carlos. It'll probably be Korean, thinking about the camo now. I have some thoughts on doing it very dirty, as I will have to do the different colors with a brush and the scheme is definitely what one would call "soft edge". The other, more workable option is Jordanian, since the camo is green over tan and hard edged. I just need to find some more pics of Jordanian tanks with the front fenders cut back like the Koreans did, hopefully soon as it's moving along nicely. Pics soon.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, September 03, 2017 6:19 PM

I look forward to what you're gonna do next. Its looking great so far.

 

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Posted by RBaer on Monday, September 04, 2017 9:03 AM

Thanks.

I had a day off yesterday, and hit to bench for some 70's style Italeri fun. Turret condtruction is moving along, texturing started, and some more hull work, including the PE tool rack. I have to say the Italeri storage box handles are pretty good. I have some resin bits in the stash, but decided to use the kit parts here. I've also cut and thinned the front fenders, comitted here. Rear fender edges will be thinned also. I used the kit mufflers, heavily textured, along with the DEF inlets and outlets, much easier than trying to use the very nice but incredibly fragile DEF PE muffler mounts and shields along with the resin DEF mufflers.

 IMG_0559 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0558 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_0556 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I'm off again Tuesday, hope to get some more done then.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, September 04, 2017 12:21 PM

Great texturing on the turret! What did you use there?

 

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 8:25 AM

Thanks, it's my favorite, MrSurfacer 500. I will smooth it a bit as it's too rough is it is now. I'm thinking it's time to do the headlight clusters and guards next, gonna have to use the etch parts as the kit parts were broken. Apparently my kit got some rough treatment: lots of small bits are broken on the sprue, oh joy.

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