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

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Posted by TigerII on Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:05 PM

Nice work Stik. This engine/transmission upgrade is really looking good.

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:53 PM

That engine is looking amazing. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:51 PM

Tiger & Grey Snake, thank you.

 

Wash on and cleaned up, then power pack installed.

 

 

and what will be visible.... 

 

 

Time to get this one moving forward past this stage.

 

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Posted by Also known as Rob on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:44 AM
Looking very nice.
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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:01 AM

It's coming along great.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:19 AM

Yeap, she's coming along very nicely! Yes

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:21 PM

Rob, Gino, and Gamera, thank you guys.

 

Today I got the upper hull glued in place. Starting to look like a tank now!

 

 

 

 I need to deal with one seam on the bottom rear and then I can add all of the last little bits to complete the hull

 

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Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:30 PM

Carlos,

She's beautiful!

Bill

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:20 PM

Thanks Bill. I'm happy with how it's coming along so far.

 

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Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:11 AM

That engine is looking spectacular!

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:40 AM

Thank you John. First time that I've ever tried that sort of thing on a tank. Normally you can't see that area. 

 

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Posted by RBaer on Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:14 AM

The completed power pack is very convincing, well executed. I have a HobbyBoss set from their M26 that I keep thinking I want to use somehow, somewhere.....

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:17 PM

Thanks RB. Not sure what else you can do with that M26 power pack. The M26 used the same engine as the M4A3. I'm not sure about the transmission. But that changed with the M46, which was essentially a re engined M26A1. The M46, M47, and M48 prior to the A3 shared the same power pack.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:38 PM

It's great that you can still see a lot of that engine. All of that nice work won't go to waste!

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 1, 2021 9:35 AM

Mopar Madness

It's great that you can still see a lot of that engine. All of that nice work won't go to waste!

 

Yes indeed! It's nice that Italeri gave such an option.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:59 AM

Yes, very cool you can see all that work you put in there! 

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:39 AM

Lookin great Stik. Nothing worse than putting in a lot of work only to have it lost when you do the close up.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:59 PM

Dodgy

Lookin great Stik. Nothing worse than putting in a lot of work only to have it lost when you do the close up.

 

Thanks Dodgy. I do have another of these to build one day. And I can say with certainty that one will simply have the engine compartment closed up and be in a more "operational" look.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 5, 2021 9:45 PM

Back in the saddle on this one today

 

I added the small bits to the rear of the hull

 

 

and began adding the small bits to the front of the hull

 

 

Not much longer until hull construction is done...

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:37 AM

Italeri was always known for it's "small bits".  You, sir, are doing well with them.

Bill

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:45 AM

warshipguy

Italeri was always known for it's "small bits".  You, sir, are doing well with them.

Bill

 

Thanks Bill. Yes, Italeri loves the small bits. Each headlight is a separate piece, as is their single mount piece, followed by their brush guards. The infantry phone box on the rear hull plate actually has a seperate hand piece, the commo junction box, a flap cover, and (again) a separate handle piece. It's a shame that area didn't fit into my end set up. All it needs is a wire line. It would look good modeled in the open position, just needing the latch work mechanism added to to inner side of the armored cover.

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, March 13, 2021 4:50 PM

Looking very nice.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:57 PM

Thanks GS. I finally finished adding all of the small bits to the hull today. Now I can move on to the turret and adding the cast armor texture to the hull.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:09 PM

I finally finished all the basic construction on the hull. It was pointed out to me that the hull attachment point for the rear fenders was inaccurate. So I modified them to look more like the real thing.

 

 

 

And I added all of the little bits to the front of the hull

 

 

Now I just need to add the cast armor texturing and casting marks to the hull

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:10 PM

Those extra details look fantastic.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:26 PM

Thank you PJ! Stay tuned for more in the days ahead.

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:20 AM

WOO HOO!!! Superb job!!! 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:25 PM

Thank you Gamera! I'm starting to think that this one might be completed in the not too distant future.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:02 PM

Small progress on the turret. Over the past few days I assembled the main gun, sanded the seams smooth then installed it into the turret bottom

 

 

 

And today I airbrushed the turret interior white...

 

 

I just need to paint the breech block steel, sand off the paint on the surfaces to be glued, and assemble the turret halves... then this will start looking like a TANK!

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by warshipguy on Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:30 PM

Carlos,

This is already looking like a tank! I am very impressed!

Bill

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