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MENG 1/35 Terminator BMPT

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MENG 1/35 Terminator BMPT
Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:24 AM

Starting this one, first foray in to workable suspension/tracks...

 

 

most likely plan is for a what if pixel scheme (unsure of colours as yet)

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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:19 AM

ok so some progress... workable suspension was a pain so thats fixed but the workable tracks are going together nicely...

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:44 AM

Ohhhhhhh cool! Nice work!!! 

I've got the Meng T-90 kit and done some work on her- really need to get her finished. I hope my tracks come out anywhere near as good as yours. 

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

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Monday, October 12, 2020 1:43 PM

Gamera

Ohhhhhhh cool! Nice work!!! 

I've got the Meng T-90 kit and done some work on her- really need to get her finished. I hope my tracks come out anywhere near as good as yours. 

 

 

thanks... have to admit doing batches of track rather than sitting down to do 2x 81 in one session will save you... but they do go together really well

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:54 AM

That's good to know Rob. I pulled out the box last night and I hadn't even started on the tracks yet. 

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

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:39 PM

Good work Rob, looks like nice kit. I don't have any Meng stuff in my stash, but I might have to check them out.

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Posted by robw_uk on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:34 AM
thanks all, so far so good, nice fit, instructions make sense... progress. One side of tracks done (workable tracks went together nicely with only a few casualties) and the running gear done. On to the upper hull now.
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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:16 AM
Nice work. I’ve been thinking about getting this kit eventually and I’m interested to see how it builds up.

 
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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:19 PM

Looks good! 

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

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:38 AM

thanks all... both tracks completed - and 81 links/side seems about right. Have moved on to the upper hull and attached it to the lower... nice fit. Still not sure on the paint job this will get but so far so good

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Posted by robw_uk on Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:04 AM

More progress, side units mounted, now on to the protective parts on the engine deck

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:07 AM

Oh cool, she's coming along nicely! 

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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, October 24, 2020 11:19 AM

more work on the hull... the hatches are a multi-part assembly but build up really nice. Also done the side skirts, think I need to paint the wheels/lower hull/tracks (still think there is 1 too many link as well) soon then add the side skirts before the digital scheme (on this, I have primed up a plastic tub to allow me to trial the colour scheme - think the NATO green is too dark so need to see (plan to fade each colour as I go rather than at the end when all painted)....

 

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:00 PM

Looks great - can't wait to see the turret!

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, October 24, 2020 4:38 PM

Looking great Rob.

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

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Posted by GreySnake on Monday, October 26, 2020 12:42 PM

Coming along nicely. 

 
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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:48 AM

mrmike

Looks great - can't wait to see the turret!

 

onto the turret.... keeping the weapons system separate from the turret to aid the digital camo. So far so good... building up nicely

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 2, 2020 11:24 AM

Oh that's cool! Looking forward to seeing how she looks with the missiles mounted. 

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Posted by LonCray on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 5:04 PM

Without the missiles, he looks like a Female tank from WWI - big armor and treads but only MG's for armament.

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:01 AM
Terminator is coming along nicely.    

 
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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:21 AM

main build complete. Will need to wait until the new year to paint (running gear/tracks first so I can add the side armour before main painting

 

 

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Monday, November 16, 2020 10:52 AM
I’m looking forward to the next update.     

 
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Posted by robw_uk on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:22 AM
wahoo.... primer on. Next step will be portland stone on the lower hull & wheels (allowing side skirts to be glued on ahead of full digital scheme... as said, this is 100% what-if scheme
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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:37 AM

Looks good! Good to see you back on this. Yes

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Posted by Also known as Rob on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:04 PM

robw_uk

tracks (still think there is 1 too many link as well)

 

Tracks look just right to me

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Posted by Keyserj on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:24 PM

The cardboard pieces that hold the road wheels for painting is pretty cool. Can't wait to see how the digital camp turns out.

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Posted by robw_uk on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:30 PM

Keyserj

The cardboard pieces that hold the road wheels for painting is pretty cool. Can't wait to see how the digital camp turns out.

 

 

thanks - was a christmas present to myself ;-) made yesterday to replace a battered piece of polystyrene - could do with a second block as anything more than 12 wheels and things would start touching....

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:53 PM

Good to see you and the Terminator back on the bench. Looking forward to the camo. Happy New Year!

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Posted by robw_uk on Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:12 PM

mrmike

Good to see you and the Terminator back on the bench. Looking forward to the camo. Happy New Year!

 

 

Portland Stone running gear done... will add wheels and tracks and then need to glue the 2 layers of side skirts before I start on the digital

 

 

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Friday, January 1, 2021 11:53 AM

wheels on - check

tracks on - check

side plates on - check

 

next up mask lower half then start on the digital scheme

 

 

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