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Testors Italeri 1/35 M47, 759th Tank Battalion, Patton Project Pt.2

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:12 PM

Thanks Mike. I've been looking hard at photos of the engine and surrounding items to figure out the next phase of gizmology in that area.

The Rocketeer GB sounds very cool. You can still build it. Im sure that you've gotten better with applying yellow.

 

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:56 PM

"The Rocketeer" One of my favorite all-time movies, and a great paint job on that GeeBee.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:48 PM

stikpusher

Thanks Mike. I've been looking hard at photos of the engine and surrounding items to figure out the next phase of gizmology in that area.

The Rocketeer GB sounds very cool. You can still build it. Im sure that you've gotten better with applying yellow.

 

Lol, yes I've become much better at applying yellow.

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Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:14 PM

I have never successfully painted yellow coats with Testor's enamels, or using any brand of paint.  Yellow is a difficult color for me!

Bill

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:55 AM

warshipguy

I have never successfully painted yellow coats with Testor's enamels, or using any brand of paint.  Yellow is a difficult color for me!

Bill

 

Yellow tends to airbrush ok, it just takes more applications. Ive had good luck with Testors, but better results with Humbrol, like on my M46 here.

 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:31 AM

warshipguy

I have never successfully painted yellow coats with Testor's enamels, or using any brand of paint.  Yellow is a difficult color for me!

Bill

 

Try spraying a desert tan or sand color first, Bill. That's how I've been able to get good results with yellow since trying it that way. It will be a lot less troublesome with a base layer of a similar tonal value and you won't have to build up the color as much to achieve a good coverage. Just make sure you don't use any gloss for that undertone color of desert yellow or tan.

That should help you out.

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, January 24, 2021 11:37 AM

Thanks, gentlemen!  I will try these recommendations soon.  Carlos, that is a beautiful M-46! FYI . . . there is such an M-46 (with Tiger stripes) at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA.

Bill

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 25, 2021 10:55 AM

Thank you Bill. I hope that you saw my comp,eyed M46 last month on here. BTW, I airbrushed on the Insignia Yellow directly over the Olive Drab, no coat of white or whatever underneath to brighten it up. I suspect that the Yellow goes so well over OD is because OD is supposed to made from a mix of black and yellow, so yellow is part of OD's pigments.  

 

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Posted by warshipguy on Monday, January 25, 2021 11:01 AM

Andy of Andy's Hobby Headquarters once mixed Olive Drab on video by mixing black and yellow. It works.

Bill

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 25, 2021 11:26 AM

I have to agree strongly with Mike, tan or sand as an undercoat makes yellow cover FAR better. 

I still hate spraying the stuff but the undercoat makes it at least workable. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 9:47 PM

So the last couple of days I've been working on the engine. Yesterday I cut off Italeri’s sorry excuse for the auxiliary motor and generator

 

 

Which looks nothing like the real thing

 

 

And I also sanded off all the incorrect detail molded on the oil coolers, and drilled in holes in preparation for plumbing lines.

 

Today I measured and cut lengths of styrene rod to make up the ignition harness for the cylinder banks, then glued them in place. I also created a section of the right side hull fuel tank that goes under the auxiliary motor

 

 

 

Then a test fit into the hull with the top on to show what will be visible

 

 

I still have a couple more sessions worth of work to add more details in there.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, January 28, 2021 8:26 AM

The extra effort going into the rear deck area is paying off big dividends. All that scratch work looks amazing stik. 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 28, 2021 8:39 AM

Yeah, that looks really cool! 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:05 AM

PJ and Gamera, thank you. It's starting to get to the picture in my minds eye.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:45 PM

So today’s session of plumbing the engine was longer. But it feels like there is less to show. It was lots of trimming, fitting, drilling, and bending to get the stuff in place. And I added an oil filler tube and in the corner between the oil cooler and transmission housing on the left rear.

 

 

And the view from each side

 

 

 

Tomorrow I plan to work on the oil coolers and add in the carburetors and ducting, since it should be raining here all day.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 29, 2021 2:29 PM

oh Mr. Rabbit!   

 

So today’s session has to be broken up, I have so much planned. First off I’m using some sort of idea wheel mounts and sections of sprue here to create the carburetors and intake manifolds 

 

 

So quite a while later of sanding and filing to resemble what I want and make it fit, I had one completed

 

 

And then I added the air ducting from the air cleaner to the carburetor.

 

 

Now to finish the other side and get to work on the oil coolers...

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 29, 2021 6:55 PM

My final update for today.

 

I finished up the carburetors and intake ducting, detailed the oil coolers, and finished the plumbing in those areas.

 

 

 

 

I still need to add the auxiliary motor and battery lead cables. Next session.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 1, 2021 5:41 PM

So today I finished the final bits of work in the engine compartment. Using a jeep engine, I turned it into a two cylinder auxiliary motor

 

 

then I added the lead line for it, and the compartment fixed fire extinguisher nozzle and feed line

 

 

so now the power pack has gone from this

 

 

to this

 

 

painting to take place over the next few days...

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:04 AM

Very nice.  The engine/transmission area is looking great.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:13 PM

Thank you. Now I will step away from this for a couple of days before I dive into the painting.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 8, 2021 9:12 PM

And the painting begins. Today I airbrushed on a coat of gray Tamiya primer overall followed by Tamiya white primer on the areas that will be white. I’ll let it dry overnite, then start actual painting tomorrow.

 

 

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Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:11 AM

Carlos,

Very impressive work!

Bill

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:53 AM

Thank you Bill. At least now all of the Frankenstein work doesn't look so Frankensteinish... lol

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:55 PM

That's a thousand percent improvement!!! *

 

 

* More or less and rounded off. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:54 PM

Lol! Thanks Gamera. In hindsight I might have approached the add ons in a slightly different manner, but I'm happy with the look.

I’ve got all the base colors on the power pack now. Just need a wash and then I can install it and get the hull assembly completed.

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:26 AM

Looks good, as you say all it needs now is little oil and grease staining. 

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:51 PM

Stik this is truly inspiring work. A wonderful WIP to read.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:15 PM

Gamera & Dodgy, thank you. I'm happy to hear that you guys like this.

 

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Posted by Buckeye2 on Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:10 AM

That's some really nice scratch building there!Yes

Mike

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:03 AM

Thank you Mike. It's been a fun learning experience to do this.

 

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