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1/35 Tamia Sdkfz 9 FAMO - WIP

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:51 AM

So cool! A truck type vehicle always looks better with some junk in the bed! 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 22, 2022 12:32 PM

Accessories are just about finished.  She's about ready for the paint booth now.

 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

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Posted by Keyserj on Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:20 PM

I feel just the same as you feel on painting figures. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 13, 2022 3:37 PM

Thank you Bish.  Looking at all that required figure painting just steals my momentum!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 13, 2022 3:35 PM

Thanks Gam.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:53 PM

Mopar Madness

Thanks guys!  Question, do resin figures have annoying seam lines like the plastic ones do?  

 

Well, some do and some don't. They generally come with mold blocks on their feet instead of being a sprue like injection molded plastic figures. The better quality ones come with no or almost no seam lines. Some of the lower quality ones though can be a pain to clean up. 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:34 PM

Thats going to look sweet with all that crew on board, nice work Chad.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 7:40 PM

Thanks guys!  Question, do resin figures have annoying seam lines like the plastic ones do?  

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 10, 2022 9:03 AM

Mopar Madness

Figures are done for now. A few stray arms and heads will be painted separately, but I feel like it's all coming together now.

 

Those look great Chad! Though looking at the photo I get the impression they were speeding along and the dastery Russians set up a razor wire at about neck level and whack, whack, WHICKY-WHACK they all lost their heads!!!

 

All joking aside those do look much better than the older Tamiya figures. I think Alpine resin figures may be the best out there now but as Bish said the MasterBox and Mini-Art stuff is close behind.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 9, 2022 2:15 PM

Wowzers!! This is incredible, how have I missed this. Chad, you are killing it again.

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A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:23 PM

  Keep up the good work Chad, your on your way to a very impressive display. If you keep it up I might have to front my Famo for fun.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 8, 2022 10:51 PM

Figures are done for now. A few stray arms and heads will be painted separately, but I feel like it's all coming together now.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 2, 2022 1:28 PM

Their figures have deffinetly got better. But while i do like resin figures, there are some really nice set from european companies like Mini Art, Masterbox and so on.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 2, 2022 1:20 PM

Thank you Bish.  Tamiya is making it easier by producing higher quality figures than in years past.  The molding on these figures is outstanding.

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 2, 2022 1:15 PM

I'm sure you will do fine Chad. I switched to Vallejo for figures a few years back, so much better than Tamiya.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:52 PM

Well, I can't put it off any longer. I must start on the inevitable. Definitely not looking forward to painting figures but we will see how it goes. I'll use Vallejo acrylics.  That should make the process a little easier. 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:50 PM

Thanks Gamera.  Yeah, that thing is different for sure!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, January 1, 2022 9:21 PM

Great progress Chad!

 

You've got to get her done so you can start on that gigantic roadway gun soon!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, December 31, 2021 9:56 PM

Still trudging through PE.  Subassemblies are done and she's just about ready for paint.



Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, December 31, 2021 9:52 PM

Thanks guys! 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 19, 2021 7:03 PM

Oh yeah, she's coming along so nicely- the PE really looks good there!

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, December 19, 2021 12:09 PM

   Oh yea that is sweetBig Smile

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:29 PM

Nice details Chad.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:26 PM

A little progress Armornut.  Nothing too exciting, just trudging through PE.

  

Making the radiator is a slow process.

  

But, it really adds some zest to the front end.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, December 12, 2021 1:30 PM

 Awesome Bish thanks for the reply. Any progress MM?

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 12, 2021 12:56 PM

Sd.Kfz 9. Notice the shape of the guard between the roadwheel and track. Also, one section for crew seats behind the driver with a large cargo bed, more suited to a recovery vehicle.

Sd.Lfz 8. The guard is a different shape and an extra row of crew seats, more sutable for a gun crew.

The 9 is the larger of the 2, 18 ton to the 8's 12 ton. Though the track section has the same number of wheel stations which makes it look the same size, the 9 is about 1m longer than the 8. The 9 might have slightly larger wheels which would make up the extra 3 feet.

And this is the one from the movie.

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, December 12, 2021 12:39 PM

  Great info CaptMac, with all the tech available today, we tend to forget the skill that was to bring action scenes safely to us. Sometimes I miss the good 'ol days.

 Bish how can one tell the difference between the Famo and a larger? 12ton seen in the movie?

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:21 PM

Ok, been looking around for "making of Dirty Dozen" info, and find all sorts of cool info--just nothing on the vehicles used.

It's probaly worth noting that the prop houses/model shops will routinely build 1/4 and larger scale models for "effects" shots.

The shot-up boat scene used a 1:2.5 replica, becase "water does not scale" on film.

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:52 PM

I have always wanted to build this thing, just need to find one. Easy, right? Watching here.....

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