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Trumpeter Hetzer-complete 9/28

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Trumpeter Hetzer-complete 9/28
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:21 PM

This is one of the kits that I have been working on,picked this one a few years ago at Armorcon in Connecticut.It's a pretty nice little kit,I was looking forward to trying the Modelkasten type indie tracks that came with the kit,but they were a total nightmare,too many attachment points to clean up,too tiny,the pins didn't hold the tracks together tight,so I dumped them and ordered Fruils.Once they come they will be added and more weathering and streaking will be added. I did a different camo scheme then what the instructions called for.

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:09 PM

Looking good Tony.  I like that camo.  I can't believe they put 4 dudes in that tiny thing!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:26 PM

That looks good Tojo! Nice work! 

And I don't blame you on replacing the track links. They'd have to be tiny! 

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

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1:47 PM

I got back from vacation in NJ Monday night and my Fruil tracks had arrived early from the Czech Republic,so I got a small start on them,man they are small as you can see,but the process is easy and as I get more time,they will grow quicker.

thanks for checking in

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Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 2:43 PM

It is looking great so far!  I find that the Fruilmodel tracks add a certain depth of realism to any tank model. Good luck!

Bill

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 4:01 PM

Yup! And don't forget Scale weight!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, September 1, 2022 1:43 PM

Looking very good so far Tojo.

Eduard made one a while back and is really nice.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:27 PM

Thanks guys

Keavdog,yes must have been claustrophobic,thin armor too,not much protection.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:56 PM

Tojo72

Thanks guys

Keavdog,yes must have been claustrophobic,thin armor too,not much protection.

 

Like the US Hellcat, big gun, light armor but fast a tank destroyer.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 2, 2022 9:14 AM

Very cool!!! I did metal track links on a Japanese Type 95 some years ago, about the same size links. I had to shove a bit of wire into the soft metal of every link. Ended up with very sore hands by the time it was all over....

But as Bill said they do look great, the heft of the metal's weight looks soooo good compared to the plastic tracks.

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

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 2, 2022 2:58 PM

Looking real good Tony! You made quick work of building the basic vehicle. Now the tracks are your only real speed bump.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, September 4, 2022 7:46 PM

Well I know I shouldn't actually play football anymore,but now I know I can't even play catch at a BBQ.Dislocated right index finger,will probably keep me away from the bench for a little.Urgent care referred me to a hand specialist to make sure I avoid permanent damage.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 5, 2022 8:27 AM

Tojo72

Well I know I shouldn't actually play football anymore,but now I know I can't even play catch at a BBQ.Dislocated right index finger,will probably keep me away from the bench for a little.Urgent care referred me to a hand specialist to make sure I avoid permanent damage.

 

OUCH!! Sorry to hear that! Wish you a speedy full recovery. 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 1:30 PM
Ouch!  I had an NFL style football break the first joint in my left pinky years ago.  I have this theory of being safer on the couch Stick out tongue Here's to a speedy recovery and definitely pulling for you on the no permanent damage thing!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 7:42 PM

Yeah OUCH Tojo, wishing for a swift and complete recovery! 

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

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 6:22 PM

The finger is doing well,no surgery just splinted for another 2 weeks,but I was able to finish the tracks and do the weathering and got err done.It was a nice little kit except for the fragile tracks.

Check out the size difference with my KT

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 29, 2022 11:50 AM

Great job! Other than maybe a little mud or dirt I'd not add anything. Superb job- love the rusting you did on the muffler!

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

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 30, 2022 5:45 AM

Gamera

Great job! Other than maybe a little mud or dirt I'd not add anything. Superb job- love the rusting you did on the muffler!

 

Thanks Gamara,a little Mr Surfacer 500 on the muffler for texture,yes I went a little light on the pigments this time,just some faint streaking which is hard to see in the pics.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 30, 2022 8:06 AM

Nice job Tony.  It is a tiny vehicle, hard to believe they squeezed 4 dudes in there.  I love the finish.  Are you going to build big brother next? (Jagpanther)

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 30, 2022 9:22 AM

keavdog

Nice job Tony.  It is a tiny vehicle, hard to believe they squeezed 4 dudes in there.  I love the finish.  Are you going to build big brother next? (Jagpanther)

 

Thanks Keavdog,is this quick enough for you ??!!

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 30, 2022 9:55 AM

Whoa!  Nice.  Maybe a whole family of tank destroyers?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, October 3, 2022 6:58 PM

keavdog

Whoa!  Nice.  Maybe a whole family of tank destroyers?

 

Definitely getting there,thanks

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