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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #420 on: January 29, 2018, 12:44:10 am »
Cheers for the explanation mate  :thumbsup: ....although I should have guessed  :banghead:

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #421 on: May 08, 2018, 03:55:06 pm »
well time for a quick up date.

As has been said in the Modelcollect thread, I got one of their new 1/72nd scale P1000 Ratte land cruisers.


Well work started on the running gear first, each unit has working springs. this thing can be built with a fully operational susspention.



And some paint work on the lower hull and associated bits.



Then the turret gets my attention.........yes I went there! its carrying all three 11inch tubes. Im calling this the AuftB version  :wacko:

Here is the turret after a few coats of RAF Medium sea grey......It looked close enougth to a pale(ish) battle ship grey to me.


And here it is as on tonight. The hull isnt glued togeather as yet, thats a lot further down the line.


At the model club tonight one of the guys brought in his newly finished Trumpeter 1/16th scale T-34. The 72nd scale Ratte is only a fraction smaller! theres only milimeters in it!

Next up is mounting the running gear to the hull and starting to put together 1068 track links  :banghead:
My intention is to have this monster sitting on its tracks before I join the upper and lower hulls.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #422 on: May 08, 2018, 04:45:42 pm »
GASP!  :o :o :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #423 on: May 09, 2018, 03:20:25 am »
Gasp indeed!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #424 on: May 09, 2018, 06:10:47 am »
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #425 on: May 09, 2018, 06:14:38 am »
Gasp indeed!

I second that!

I'll third it !

I started to count the road wheels etc and gave up. As for the track links, 1068 ? How long is that going to take ??  :o
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #426 on: May 09, 2018, 08:16:52 am »
Looking at the sheer size of that thing, I reckon the thread needs renaming.

'A LARGE work in progress' perhaps?  ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #427 on: May 09, 2018, 10:59:05 am »
Zoot!
Martin  that thing is huge.
but looking good so far.   :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #428 on: May 09, 2018, 11:21:32 am »
Chuffin' nora! :o

You need to start a new Ratte SIG, that thing'll take up a whole table on it's own!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #429 on: May 09, 2018, 11:31:17 am »
The mind is positively boggled if you try and imagine this beast in 1/35 scale.  :rolleyes:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #430 on: May 09, 2018, 02:14:22 pm »
I started to count the road wheels etc and gave up. As for the track links, 1068 ? How long is that going to take ??  :o

144 road wheels Chris.
12 units with 12 road wheels each. and each unit took around 45 minutes to build in total. There are over 40 parts in each compleated unit. Including 6 metal springs.

As for the track links, its three sets of track for each side. So your guess is as good as mine for how long it will take.  :wacko:
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Size (of the stash) matters.



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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #431 on: May 09, 2018, 02:45:49 pm »
I want to see someone do the BergeRatte.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #432 on: May 09, 2018, 02:51:36 pm »
I want to see someone do the BergeRatte.

Dock yard crane in place of the turret prehaps?
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Size (of the stash) matters.



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Re: A "little" work in progress
« Reply #433 on: May 10, 2018, 04:23:25 am »
Obviously one could modify this kit to portray the crawler that took the Von Braun moon rockets from the assembly building to the launch pad at Peenemünde.  But that would be a RW build...
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #434 on: May 10, 2018, 05:56:12 am »
I want to see someone do the BergeRatte.

Dock yard crane in place of the turret prehaps?

Perhaps, or the large yellow gantry crane that's still on the old Harland and Wolf site ? Samson and Goliath. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson_and_Goliath_(cranes)

Best of luck with those track links Martin  :thumbsup:
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