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Tamiya 3.5 Ton Truck and Flak Gun

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Tamiya 3.5 Ton Truck and Flak Gun
Posted by Tcoat on Friday, March 17, 2023 7:41 PM

Close enough to armour.

As per this thread 

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/50/p/191992/2213251.aspx#2213251 

Will build this

 

Useing only this

 

Gun done. On hour 12 minutes. Only reached for sanding stick and tweezers about 100 times.

 

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Posted by armornut on Friday, March 17, 2023 7:56 PM

   RIGHT ON MY FRIENDBig Smile, can't wait to see the truck. Thanks for helping me clarify my thought in my original post. Model on Garth.

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Posted by Tcoat on Friday, March 17, 2023 10:54 PM

Chassis done. I almost feel like I am cheating! The truck is an ICM kit packaged by Tamiya. First ICM kit I have ever built and I WILL be getting more. Bit fiddly with loads of small parts but engineered really well and detail is off the charts. 

In the spirt of the exercise everything will get glued together in large sub assemblies and then painted.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tcoat on Saturday, March 18, 2023 9:22 AM

Cab ready for paint roof and rear will go on after details painted.

 

 

I am pretty sure that the glue bombs of the past were more due to a lack of tweezers for precision placement. The glue around the pedals is from trying to place very tiny parts with just my finger. It is extra thin cement so will disappear under paint but normally it would not happen at all.

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:19 AM

Pretty impressive Tony!  I've yet to do an ICM kit but they have some great subjects like their 1/48 B-26 line.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tcoat on Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:35 AM

keavdog

Pretty impressive Tony!  I've yet to do an ICM kit but they have some great subjects like their 1/48 B-26 line.

 

Not sure how indicative this one is of all their kits but I will be getting more! There are a pile of small, very intricate parts that seem intimdating but they go together so nice it is actually a breeze even without using all my tools. 

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Posted by Tcoat on Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:37 AM

Box done. That was an adventure!

 

 

Nice ejector marks but the whole idea was to not worry about such things so there they stay.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, March 18, 2023 1:20 PM

The 3.5tonne truck does not stick in my memory from photos.  So, I'll need to pull out my copy of Wheeled Vehicles of the Wehrmacht.

I have to wonder how many of those were driven around with the "doghouse" over the engine either opened up or removed.  Which would be a cool thing to model.

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, March 18, 2023 2:00 PM

Hello!

Nice work here - pure glueing fun, eh? I remember building the Tamiya Flakvierling 38, I needed like one hour and it "operated" in elevation and traverse complete with that sight moving together with the guns. That was no "turd" or "glue bomb", just not built to my today's standards, but a lot of fun none the less.

As for the ICM kits - that discussion reminds me about my ZiL-131 truck (the Ukrainian one) - now that kit looked really good on the sprues with a lot of detail, but when I compared it with the (much more expensive) Bronco kit, and especially with the real thing I realized how simplified it was. Like it pretended to have a coplete chassis/underside, but it didn't have the brake chambers for example... Anyhow, those simplifications made for a quick and fun build.

Cap'n - I think your intuition puts you on the right track here, driving vehicles like that with the engine exposed is very common, especially if it needs a lot of maintenance, breaks often and the cover is flimsy to begin with, plus you don't have a lot of time to remedy all this - and I bet that Renault fits those conditions.

My school colleague once told me about how he rode a small van with the tank fuel pump busted. So his uncle was driving, and my colleague got the job of pouring fuel from a milk bottlle directly into the carburator to keep the engine running... That musta have been a ride... Of course the engine had to be exposed to do this...

Good luck with buildoing that Renault and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, March 18, 2023 4:03 PM

   Most impressive for sure. Pretty cool eh? Big ol' injector marks...on the underside of the fender....where only you should be looking. AWESOMEGeeked

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Posted by Tcoat on Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:43 PM

Almost forgot to post paint pictures!

Had something go dreadfully wrong with my panzer grey Tamiya acrylic. Normally would have stopped but since the whole premise of this build is minimalist and what ever happens happens I just carried on as if I was 8 again. We will see what happens with it in the weathering process.

Looks worse in the pictures than it really is.

 

You can see where I started to do the tinted Future wash before I remembered to take pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by JoeSMG on Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:04 PM

You made serious progress on you build and it looks great. I got boged down in pre-painting.

- Joe the SMG

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, March 19, 2023 8:11 AM

  Way to muscle through Tcoat... a fine example of the excersise. Don't loose hope Joe..." you can dooo it"

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Posted by Tcoat on Sunday, March 19, 2023 10:11 AM

Gun painted in dark yellow. Since the grey was no good and this whole build was intended to be done with what was on hand I figured this was the way to go. Just means I have modeled an older truck with a newer gun. No doubt these transitional things were pretty common. At least that is what I am going with.

The paint is so close to the plastic colour it is hard to tell it was painted at all

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, March 19, 2023 1:12 PM

Coming along well!

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Posted by Tcoat on Monday, March 20, 2023 6:13 PM

Tinted Future on everything. Subtle but makes details show.

 

 

 

 

Selective brown wash. There is a difference I promise.

 

 

 

 

 

And the crew in Future and wash. They will magically transform with a flat coat.

 

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Posted by armornut on Monday, March 20, 2023 7:33 PM

  Rock solid Tcoat, that is one good looking " turd".Yes

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, March 20, 2023 8:30 PM

Great progress.  Those shiney dudes crack me up.

Thanks,

John

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