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Takom 1/16 FT-17 Renault

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  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: On my kitchen counter top somewhere in North Carolina.
Posted by disastermaster on Friday, May 6, 2016 3:06 AM

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  MARVELOUS!

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    December 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Friday, May 6, 2016 10:21 AM

Beautiful work.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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    January 2012
Posted by catdude01 on Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:32 PM

thank you guys for all the great comments! I really appreciate it! I just finished the main weathering of the tracks & wheels, so I attached it to the hull. Some oils and wet mud also added, but I'm with mixed feelings, probably I make some minor changes to the actual mud effect. More to come!

  • Member since
    January 2012
Posted by catdude01 on Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:35 PM

Now 2 pictures of the full kit, still in progress, but almost done. Need some micro-detailing here and there and the base.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:37 PM

That's just plain out cool. I love how those wooden front wheels came out. 

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

 

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    January 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Thursday, May 12, 2016 1:27 PM

Wow!  The front wheels were wood?!?  I didn't know that. 

Awesome work!

 

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

 

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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    January 2012
Posted by catdude01 on Monday, May 16, 2016 7:37 AM
only at first were from wood, later you can find different type of metal version of the wheels.
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    January 2012
Posted by catdude01 on Monday, May 16, 2016 7:38 AM

Well the kit is finally done, only the wooden base is pending. I present you my version of the Japanese FT-17 Trainer tank during the 1929-1940 period more or less, using the Takom 1/16 FT-17 Renault. Hope you have enjoy the ride like I did.

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    March 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Monday, May 16, 2016 7:06 PM

Your weathering is top-notch. Just an all-around excellent build.

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 Eric 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:53 PM

Just stunning, love what you've done here. And love that you can take the top off to show all the extra work you did on the engine and interior.

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:36 AM

Beautifully done.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: On my kitchen counter top somewhere in North Carolina.
Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:04 PM

                         http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/sport/won-the-trophy-smiley-emoticon.gif
First rate, TOP quality build.........

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Posted by catdude01 on Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:03 AM
Thank you everyone for your comments! Its was a great experience for me, I have never done a kit so big! (^^)/
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    January 2012
Posted by catdude01 on Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:05 AM

For the base I used a native wood base donated by one artisan last year.

 

For the final touch, a Rising Sun flag printed in high quality paper, cut and trimmed.

 

  And here the final result!

 

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