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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Posted by Keyserj on Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:56 PM

Haven't had to much time at the bench now that school back in session but I do have a little progress to show. The rear has now been assembled and is attached to the lower hull. With this being my first modern armor build, I also thought I would try doing an anti slip coat.

The anti slip coating is made with Testors tube cement that was stippled with a cotton swab. Enjoy and please tell me what you think of it.

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

 

John

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 16, 2020 8:39 AM

Oh cool, love the plow and the PE fenders. Sorry, don't know enough about the anti-slip coating to comment on how accurate it looks. 

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Posted by Keyserj on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:55 PM

Thanks Gamera.

Not to much progress on the build lately but I did start scratch building some slat armor. Still have quite a ways to go but it is a start.

 

 

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

 

John

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:23 AM

Oh gosh that slant armour looks like a royal pain. But your results look fantastic- you're doing a great job on it! Yes

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Posted by Keyserj on Friday, August 28, 2020 7:06 AM

Thanks for your compliments gamera. Cutting styrene gets pretty tedious but the end result will defenitly be worth it.

 

I did have a big screw up yesterday. I was soaking the chains for the mine plow in some vinegar to blacken them but, I lost track of time and left them in for too long. Now the chain is in pieces and I will have to order some. Oops 

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

 

John

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 28, 2020 11:28 AM

Keyserj

Thanks for your compliments gamera. Cutting styrene gets pretty tedious but the end result will defenitly be worth it.

 

I did have a big screw up yesterday. I was soaking the chains for the mine plow in some vinegar to blacken them but, I lost track of time and left them in for too long. Now the chain is in pieces and I will have to order some. Oops 

 

 

Yikes!!! 

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

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, August 28, 2020 9:04 PM
That slate armor looks great. I would not have the patience to do that.

 
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Posted by robw_uk on Friday, September 18, 2020 4:18 PM
very nice. I am most of the way through the mine roller version, kit is very nice (and tempting me to get more Strykers).
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Posted by Keyserj on Monday, October 5, 2020 7:32 PM

I almost bought the mine roller version. Overall, I am really liking this kit and will probably build some of the other variants when I get my hands on them.

I now have completed the slat armor for the right side of the hull and was able to dry fit to make sure everything fits right. Got a bit of the slat armor for the rear door and left side of the hull started but they are still a ways off from being completed.

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

 

John

On the bench: 1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:48 AM

Oh wow those slats are amazing!

Those would have driven me to drink...  

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

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:53 AM
Looking very nice and I imagine it will be fragile once completed.  

 
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