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1/35 Hobby Boss M4 High Speed Tractor

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  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, November 16, 2020 10:51 AM
You’ve done a very good job.   

 
  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:24 PM

Despite the few items you still need to finish, it an outstanding job on a rare animal. It looks fantastic and you've really gone the extra mile to add wonderful extras. My next Boddington's is dedicated to your build. Cheers!

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:03 AM

almost finished, need windscreen, mirrors and doors (if I can the edges stuck down again)

 

 

 

 

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    September 2020
Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, November 7, 2020 3:32 PM

thank you all for your kind comments... keeps me plodding on...

 

and now with a touch of oil dot rendering and (according to "Uncle Nightshift") "Optical Occlusion"....

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:04 AM

Coming along very nicely. 

 
  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:06 AM

looking great. I built on of these in 1/72? scale many years ago. I reckon they are a really interesting vehicle. Might have to have a crack at one in 35th one day. sadly I don't have one in the stash. Oh my! Does that mean I'm going to have to buy another kit? how upsetting.....

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Friday, November 6, 2020 11:19 PM

Very impressive! The detailing is outstanding. There have been a couple other nice builds of the kit posted here, but yours is in a class of its own.

  • Member since
    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Friday, November 6, 2020 10:58 PM

Very interesting build Rob. Your tractor has come along nicely, it is definitely an unusual subject, I don't think I have ever seen one of these vehicles modeled before.

Harold

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by robw_uk on Friday, November 6, 2020 3:58 PM
Roof furniture on... going to rust up just the tip of the exhaust.. Hope to start on oil paint work tomorrow (going to try some of the NightShift technique)     
  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, October 26, 2020 12:43 PM

Looking good. 

 
  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 26, 2020 3:42 AM

Very sweet Rob

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:28 PM
finally glossed her up and decal'd... must admit do like how this is coming on. Will need some mud for sure....
  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:59 AM

Very nice work. 

 
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    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Monday, October 12, 2020 12:13 PM

Good work!  I like the direction it's going to. Re the tracks: if you can find them, AFV Club packages their one piece 3-bar cleat T-49 tracks separately, if that's what you need, and they're responsive to cryo glue. There's also a bunch of plastic indie link sets by AFV Club, all inexpensive and not terribly fiddly.

Apprentice rivet counter.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:45 AM

Very cool, the seat cushions came out really well! Yes

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

 

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    September 2020
Posted by robw_uk on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:08 PM
Slowly building up - engine and radiator in, winch fitted. Need to touch up (and paint missed parts) then I think I will button it all up 
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 5, 2020 11:30 AM

Oh cool! I love the wood grain look you're got going on there. 

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

 

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    September 2020
Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:20 AM

more progress on wood/stowage and cushoins/interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:00 PM

I'm watching this one with increased attention. You got me hooked.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:53 PM

Coming together nicely mate.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 27, 2020 4:53 PM

Okay, anyway you decide to do it the results look good!

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

 

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    September 2020
Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:07 AM

Gamera

Looks good, nice to see her all primed and ready for the first coat.

 

 

thanks... green on - not 100% happy with the very dark on the bottom so may give it a quick blast of the olive drab base (pain is AK Interactive modulation set)... will be doing internal detailing next then it can be buttoned up... Wood is painted MiG old wood as a pale base to allow darker staining on top...

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:16 PM

Looks good, nice to see her all primed and ready for the first coat.

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

 

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:25 AM

it has gone grey - seem to have lost a "cushion" which I will either find or make a new one later

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:58 AM

I also remember the Revell Long Tom with the high speed tractor, and very fondly. The long tom went away quite awhile before the tractor, but it sure seemed cool in its day.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:57 AM

Very cool, love all the added details for that 'lived-in look'. Yes

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

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:11 PM

Hmmm;

 I remember when I first met this neat machine. I bought the REVELL " Long Tom" and the High Speed Tractor kit. That one couldn't hold a candle to this one for detail!

 I have built probably dozens for all kinds of stuff. Even converted one to Eight Wheel drive instead of treads.

 I am definitely going to  follow this build!

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by robw_uk on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:31 AM

thanks all.. .NOW the build is complete (well apart from probably having to source replacement tracks - HobbyBoss ones just woot stick with anything (even heat!) - may have to resort to a staple!!!!

 

anyway, done some titivation this afternoon (better securing of the spare wheel, external support for the additional height at the rear and stowage (combination of Value Gear, Redog and AFV fuel cans). it does come out and is in 2 halves to allow for easier painting. 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:14 AM

Love how she looks Rob, looking forward to the finished photos! 

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

 

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