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1/35 Trumpeter m1132 esv Stryker WIP

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1/35 Trumpeter m1132 esv Stryker WIP
Posted by Keyserj on Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:18 AM

Time for the next build, a 1/35 Trumpeter esv Stryker. This is my first Trumpeter kit and I am impressed with the fit of parts so far. My other thought on the kit is Trumpeter could have gotten rid of some of the assembly's and just molded them as one piece.

Not much done yet, just the front armor and drive shaft. 

 

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench: 1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

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Posted by Keyserj on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:26 AM

Back for an update. The lower hull is now completed and I am ready to work on the mine plow for the next phase.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench: 1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

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Posted by Keyserj on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:23 AM

I am afraid that I have been bit by the pe bug. Indifferent Next thing I know, I will be spending more money on aftermarket parts than the kit itself.

The mine plow itself is now mostly completed. All that is left to do on it is the mount for mounting to the Stryker. 

I do have one quick question, what should I use to cut the excess chain length on the end?

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench: 1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

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Posted by LonCray on Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:30 AM

I don't think the ESV should have any extra chain hanging off the end - but I also think you might have your chain on too tightly - all the pictures I see have it draped fairly loosely from each of the springs.  My suggestion is to loosen it a bit so the excess disappears on it's own.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:37 AM

That looks good! You're making great progress on her. 

Can you cut the excess chain off with a pair of wire cutters? 

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

 

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Posted by Keyserj on Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:17 PM

LonCray

I don't think the ESV should have any extra chain hanging off the end - but I also think you might have your chain on too tightly - all the pictures I see have it draped fairly loosely from each of the springs.  My suggestion is to loosen it a bit so the excess disappears on it's own.

 

I did another dry fit with the chain much looser. There is still some excess but not as bad. The instructions say the chain should be 200mm but I measured it and the chain is about 225mm total.

Gamera:  Do you have two accounts now? All the wire cutters I have would be to big. I will just have to invest in a small pair from the hardware store.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench: 1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:27 AM

I can't get into my old account. So I after three weeks and four emails to tech support with no luck I just created a new one. 

It's friggin' annoying since I can't edit anything in my GB stuff now... Confused

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

 

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Posted by Keyserj on Monday, August 3, 2020 10:15 AM

I had a pretty productive weekend. The rest of the mine plow is complete and is now dry fit onto the Stryker. The plow can freely raise and lower and can be taken apart for painting by removing the pins that hold the mount together.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench: 1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 3, 2020 5:58 PM
Nice work so far. I started building one version of Stryker by Trumpeter when it first came out and thought some parts could’ve been one piece as well.

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