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Hobby Boss 1/35 Defender Wolf WMIK

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Hobby Boss 1/35 Defender Wolf WMIK
Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:18 PM

Don't normally build armor, but I'm giving it a go for the Weekend Group Build as well as Bish's British Army Group Build. Per the rules all kits must be unstarted, here's photographic proof.

About an hour in.

I thought I had a couple of more pics, but I don't.  Taking a break because my chair at the workbench isn't exactly back friendly and I need to do some research. Can't figure out how the transfer case mounts to the frame.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:45 PM

A little over five hours in and the chassis is ready for paint.  My googlefu worked a miracle with regards to my wondering how the transfer case mounts. I came across the review from none other than FSM.  They couldn't figure it out either and just attached the drive shafts and then glued it in place so that's what I did.  I did check it for clearance with the floorboard and it passed.  Here's some pics of the finished chassis.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:08 PM

Chassis has been primered. Tow hoops have been attached. The basic bed has been completed.

The bed mocked up on the chassis.

I have one more part to paint and then the engine and tranmission will be done.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:36 PM

Engine and transmission have been completed.

Engine and chassis mocked up.

Fuel tank installed.

Engine and bed mocked up on chassis.

More soon.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:12 AM

Paint has been slung. The frame is painted as is the bed.  The powerplant has been installed (took three tries to get it right) and the bed has been glued down as well.

Here she is with the machine gun cage and firewall mocked up.

I have a self imposed deadline of being done by 1415 this afternoon. I have to make a run to the lhs because I ran out of primer.  I don't know if I'll finish in time. I can save some time by not adding the weapons and the boatload of ammo cans, but I don't know if it will be enough.  I have a feeling the front end will be a nightmare.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:59 AM
Looking good you’ve made a lot of progress in such a short time frame.        

 
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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:08 PM

Thanks GreySnake. Still making progress on it.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:09 PM

Made some progress today on the WMIK.

The dashboard/firewall.

The dashboard/firewall installed.

Installed the few decals, but not really pic worthy.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:21 PM

Nice work on the dashboard. 

 
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 8, 2021 8:34 AM

Nice progress! 

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

 

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