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Tamiya 1/35 M40
Posted by michael151722 on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 7:49 PM

Hello 

I am currently building the Tamiya 1/35 M40 (TAM 35351) and have gotten to step 9 of attaching the differential cover but no matter how hard I try I cannot close a small gap on the side am I doing something wrong? 


instructions: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/tamiya-35351-self-propelled-155mm-gun-m40--1009852

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Posted by michael151722 on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 7:50 PM

Images 

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 4:00 AM

What's the problem?

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by michael151722 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 6:49 AM

Do you think you can provide me with some help on the build, in case you missed it there is two more photos, I am quite stumped at the moment!

 

Thank you

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 8:24 AM

Wow,I built this kit maybe 3 years ago and I don't remember any fit issues at all,it was typical Tamiya,shake and bake,can't imagine what went wrong.

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Posted by michael151722 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 8:30 AM

Tojo72

Wow,I built this kit maybe 3 years ago and I don't remember any fit issues at all,it was typical Tamiya,shake and bake,can't imagine what went wrong.

 

 

Did you have that gap at the side, mine is really small after pushing it in but I am not sure what went wrong, please help!

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Posted by michael151722 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 8:31 AM

Tojo72

Wow,I built this kit maybe 3 years ago and I don't remember any fit issues at all,it was typical Tamiya,shake and bake,can't imagine what went wrong.

 

 

there are three images to it which shows gap to the side

 

Thank you 

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 8:48 AM

Sorry, after a lenghty investigation I was only able to find one photo, the one I reposted.

It's kinda hard to help with fit issues, without the option of actually laying hands on the parts... First question is did you already glue the parts? If yes then you have two options - fill and sand the gap or take them apart again. If you didn't glue the parts or you were able to take them apart again, then you have to look carefully for things like sprue attachment points not sanded proparly, or flash or similar casting artefacts. If these are taken care of, then you have to check if other parts are aligned properly and correct if necessary. In case of Tamiya models that should be enough. Try dry fitting the parts SEVERAL TIMES, that should give you the idea what's in the way of good fit, then you can take care of it by cutting off the ofending part or realigning everything properly.

By the way the photo I found shows some problems with alignment, of the towing hook attachment points for example - you might want to correct them soon, that will be easier than doing it later, or looking at them misaligned for years (I say that from experience!).

That's actually all I can tall you at this point, good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by michael151722 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 8:54 AM

Pawel

Sorry, after a lenghty investigation I was only able to find one photo, the one I reposted.

It's kinda hard to help with fit issues, without the option of actually laying hands on the parts... First question is did you already glue the parts? If yes then you have two options - fill and sand the gap or take them apart again. If you didn't glue the parts or you were able to take them apart again, then you have to look carefully for things like sprue attachment points not sanded proparly, or flash or similar casting artefacts. If these are taken care of, then you have to check if other parts are aligned properly and correct if necessary. In case of Tamiya models that should be enough. Try dry fitting the parts SEVERAL TIMES, that should give you the idea what's in the way of good fit, then you can take care of it by cutting off the ofending part or realigning everything properly.

By the way the photo I found shows some problems with alignment, of the towing hook attachment points for example - you might want to correct them soon, that will be easier than doing it later, or looking at them misaligned for years (I say that from experience!).

That's actually all I can tall you at this point, good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

 

 

Thabks for your reply I appreciate it, here is the gap I am referring to and the hooks they are not set tightly so I can fix. In terms of fit it is not glued yet. Here are more pics so you can take a better look!

 

Thank you 

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 9:25 AM

Here are your other two pictures.  To post them here, start by clicking on the Share tab at the top of the postimage page.  Next, copy the HTTP:... for the image in the Direct Link block.  Now come here and select the button that looks like a mountain and a sun above when posting your message.  Paste the HTTP:... for the pic into the Source block and hit OK.  Do the above for each pic individually and your pics should show like below.


Looks like some major alignment issues.  Follow what Pawel says above and you should be good.  Good luck.  

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Posted by michael151722 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 12:01 PM

Does this look a lot better, I don't see a gap anymore

 

Image

Thank you

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, January 18, 2024 7:17 AM

Still can't see the pic.

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Posted by michael151722 on Thursday, January 18, 2024 8:48 AM
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Posted by michael151722 on Thursday, January 18, 2024 8:50 AM

HeavyArty

Still can't see the pic.

 

 

try now 

 

https://i.postimg.cc/PfZc743P/IMG-4471.jpg

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, January 18, 2024 9:22 AM

HeavyArty
To post them here, start by clicking on the Share tab at the top of the postimage page.  Next, copy the HTTP:... for the image in the Direct Link block.  Now come here and select the button that looks like a mountain and a sun above when posting your message.  Paste the HTTP:... for the pic into the Source block and hit OK.  Do the above for each pic individually and your pics should show like below.

 

Follow the above and your pics will show.

It is better, but the transmission is still angled down too much in the front.  It should be level with the bottom of the hull.  This will also get rid of the gap at the top of the transmission and bottom edge of the top hull front.

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Posted by michael151722 on Thursday, January 18, 2024 9:43 AM

HeavyArty

 

 
HeavyArty
To post them here, start by clicking on the Share tab at the top of the postimage page.  Next, copy the HTTP:... for the image in the Direct Link block.  Now come here and select the button that looks like a mountain and a sun above when posting your message.  Paste the HTTP:... for the pic into the Source block and hit OK.  Do the above for each pic individually and your pics should show like below.

 

 

Follow the above and your pics will show.

It is better, but the transmission is still angled down too much in the front.  It should be level with the bottom of the hull.  This will also get rid of the gap at the top of the transmission and bottom edge of the top hull front.

 

 

I follow the steps but it wouldn't work and thanks to you and Pawel for telling me to realign everything. The transmission according to instructions do angle down from what I can see

 

Thank you

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, January 18, 2024 9:52 AM

Hard to tell from pics, but it should be level with no gap at the top along the bolt line.

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Posted by michael151722 on Thursday, January 18, 2024 9:57 AM

HeavyArty

Hard to tell from pics, but it should be level with no gap at the top along the bolt line.

 

If you mean the gap at the top between transmission and D96 is no longer there I was just dry fitting it when I took the pic. But I do have a question is the transmission suppose to have a slight angle downwards?

 

Thank you 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, January 18, 2024 9:58 AM

No, the transmission should be level at the bottom with the bottom of the hull.

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Posted by michael151722 on Thursday, January 18, 2024 10:16 AM

HeavyArty

No, the transmission should be level at the bottom with the bottom of the hull.

 

 

here are more images for you to see, still can't post normally 

 

https://postimg.cc/gallery/nzPv5BJ

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Posted by michael151722 on Thursday, January 18, 2024 11:02 AM

HeavyArty

No, the transmission should be level at the bottom with the bottom of the hull.

 

 

And here are pics to the bottom of the hull

 

https://postimg.cc/crc2XH6N

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:20 PM

Looks pretty good now.  I guess we are sort of describing the same thing w/the cover sloping down.  To me, the end blisters where the sprockets attach are sloped down a bit, but the center flat plate is inline w/the bottom of the hull.

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Posted by michael151722 on Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:22 PM

HeavyArty

Looks pretty good now.  I guess we are sort of describing the same thing w/the cover sloping down.  To me, the end blisters where the sprockets attach are sloped down a bit, but the center flat plate is inline w/the bottom of the hull.

 

 

Thank you for your help, in this case I should be good to go and proceed onto next steps?

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:53 PM

It looks that way.  Good luck as you proceed.

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Posted by michael151722 on Thursday, January 18, 2024 1:01 PM

HeavyArty

It looks that way.  Good luck as you proceed.

 

 

Again really appreciate your help.

 

Thank you

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