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Tamiya/Tasca Easy 8 as Fury Comp. 11/8

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Tamiya/Tasca Easy 8 as Fury Comp. 11/8
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:48 PM

Well not that anyone has been holding their breath,but its been awhile since I posted a build log.I have been getting my feet on the ground again and feel confident with armor.So I will be throwing up some progress pics from time to time if all goes well.I built a Tasca Firefly,so I am familiar with their sherman line.Thanks for checking in.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:35 PM

Cool! I always enjoy watching a Sherman build.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:09 PM

Got a little foothold tonite

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:04 AM

Yeah, very cool! Really looking forward to seeing how the aftermarket parts work out for you. 

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:36 AM

Lol, I have this exact build to be starting soon. The only difference is I got the figures also. This is gonna be very enjoyable to watch.

BK

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:14 AM

BrandonK

Lol, I have this exact build to be starting soon. The only difference is I got the figures also. This is gonna be very enjoyable to watch.

BK

 

Thanks I hope so Zip it! tracks will be interesting

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:25 PM

Glad you are WIP-ing this. I need a 40 year armor refresher course, this should be a great start.

-Greg

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Posted by RBaer on Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:29 AM

Confession time: After seeing the Fury movie, my wife bought that same kit as my next birthday gift. I contemplated those tracks for a while, and ended up trading that kit for two Tamiya "Easy Eights". I know, I'm a lightweight.....

Apprentice rivet counter.

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Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:58 PM

My son once told me that "Fury" is his favorite movie. I was in my LHS that weekend where I saw the Italeri M4A3E8 "Fury" on the shelves, so I decided to give it a try.  I was very surprised when I opened the box!  Except for the tracks, it looked much like the M4A3E8 by Dragon that was already in my stash.  In other words, the Italeri kit was a real treat!

It was a pleasure to build.  The parts fit well, the details were crisp, and there was nothing overly complicated.  I even used the kit tracks, which were the cementable D&S tracks.  

After I painted it, I placed it I placed it on a muddy, icy, and snowy display base much as in the movie.  My son has it on display in his living room.

Bill

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Posted by Real G on Monday, August 17, 2020 1:31 PM

Tojo72,

Here is some inspiration for you:

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:42 PM

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:55 PM

Tojo: That looks good! I like those bogies a lot more than the insanely complex ones in Builder's model.

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

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:07 PM

Gamera

Tojo: That looks good! I like those bogies a lot more than the insanely complex ones in Builder's model.

 

I don't know about the other kit,but 19 parts for each assembly wasn't exactly simple Big Smile

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:10 PM

Tojo72

 

 
Gamera

Tojo: That looks good! I like those bogies a lot more than the insanely complex ones in Builder's model.

 

 

 

I don't know about the other kit,but 19 parts for each assembly wasn't exactly simple Big Smile

 

Lol, yeah I've built the same kit and they're not simple. But look at Builder's thread- each of his updates gives me a headache just to listen to the amount of work involved... Dead

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

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:30 AM
Coming along nicely.  

 
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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:09 PM

Was finally able to get back to this one after I finished my F-16.Construction went along nicely,some small bits were tedious but got thru it,its primed and ready for paint.I used the Badger primer,it went down real nice and leveled out,real easy to sand.I plan to try some Misdion Model Paints.

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Posted by TigerII on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:16 PM

This is coming along nicely Tojo. The track links look very good. I'm keeping a close watch on this baby.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:29 AM

Beautiful clean smooth job on the primer! 

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

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:53 PM

Thank you gentlemen,today I planted my roadwheel garden,right up there with German tanks

  

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:09 PM

"Road wheel garden" - I love it! Never heard that one before, but its appropriate.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 11, 2020 10:06 AM

M1GarandFan

"Road wheel garden" - I love it! Never heard that one before, but its appropriate.

 

LOL, I agree!!! 

Well said Tojo! 

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

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 18, 2020 3:46 PM

I did my OD basecoat with Mission Model Paints, stuff really lays down nice, also assembled one side of tracks, 77 links

Next up black camo and had painting rubber roadwheels, not so hard with the raised rim

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:20 AM

Looking good mate. I love the comment about the roadwheel garden, I'll be embarking on my own " roadwheel garden"  in the next couple of days. Hope there's not too many weeds!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:06 PM

I'm really liking the build shots here. I've got the new tooled kit and the comparisons are striking. 

Nice progress!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:05 PM

I have not posted any updates lately moving along slowly.I weathered the lower chassis and road wheels and am working my way upward.I added somme of the bits and pieces also.Happy with the way its going.Of course any suggestions and comments welcome.

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:18 AM
I really like how the olive drab and tools look.  

 
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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:18 PM

You're doing a fine job on her Tojo! 

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

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:14 AM

I really like how this build is looking and I've been taking notes. I love the movie and you're doing a heck of a job replicating it. 

I may have to take a stab at it too. She'd be a trophy on display with the movie poster!

Keep on inspiring!

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, October 16, 2020 2:45 PM

GreySnake
I really like how the olive drab and tools look.  
 

I used Mission Model paints for the first time the wood handle is Modelmaster Wood enamel with a burnt umber wash.I like to hand paint them after attaching to vehicle.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 16, 2020 3:40 PM

It looks really really good. I can't tell by the pics but did you give it the two tone drab and black paint scheme? Fury is a camo painted tank. Either way, this one looks amazing.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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