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Re: Rickshaw's Roundup
« Reply #60 on: October 14, 2019, 01:17:55 am »
OK, the weather has improved - markedly and the modelling room is no longer icicle in temperature.  Yesterdays SA Model Expo has inspired me!   Back to the M47.  Finished assembling it (more or less, still needs it's tracks down a few holes filled) and started painting it.  Yucky Olive Green.   :( :(

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Re: Rickshaw's Roundup
« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2019, 05:48:53 am »
M47 is finished and painted in Olive Drab.

Onto the M60a2!   In fact I'm nearly finished it.  God, I hate turret baskets.  I've had to replace one of the Tamiya rails with some plastruct 'cause I broke the Tamiya one.  What is particularly annoying is that Tamiya decided to print the left basket reversed.   :banghead:
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Re: Rickshaw's Roundup
« Reply #62 on: October 20, 2019, 06:19:36 am »
The M60a2 is almost finished.  Just started painting it.   Ghastly green colour.   :banghead:
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Re: Rickshaw's Roundup
« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2019, 06:29:01 am »
Well, where are the pic's? :unsure:
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Re: Rickshaw's Roundup
« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2019, 03:55:55 am »
Well, where are the pic's? :unsure:

Patience, patience, my dear chap.  I intend to do a grand reveal.   Actually, I hate taking photos, they never work out.   :banghead:
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Re: Rickshaw's Roundup
« Reply #65 on: October 30, 2019, 11:19:42 pm »
Working on M103 now.  Bit of a trial with loads of parts, some unnecessary IMHO.  The kit has errors in it, I am well aware but it will do for a What If scenario.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Rickshaw's Roundup
« Reply #66 on: December 07, 2019, 10:36:13 pm »
OK, I am back on deck now.

God I have come to hate this Dragon M103 Heavy Tank kit.  It is a right bugger to put together.  It has taken over two months to get to this stage.  The damned mudguards won't bloody well stick!  I've also lost a grab rail from the turret.  Bloody carpet monster!   Not enjoying this at all.  Not at all.  Grrrr.    :banghead:
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Re: Rickshaw's Roundup
« Reply #67 on: December 08, 2019, 08:36:41 am »
Worry not!!  The missing mudguards are a field modification to help clear the treads in adverse conditions, and the grab rail devoured by the carpet monster was damaged and removed by an incompetent mechanic at base.  As we all know, with a good backstory one can blarney one's way out of most situations!
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Re: Rickshaw's Roundup
« Reply #68 on: December 08, 2019, 11:13:52 pm »
Worry not!!  The missing mudguards are a field modification to help clear the treads in adverse conditions, and the grab rail devoured by the carpet monster was damaged and removed by an incompetent mechanic at base.  As we all know, with a good backstory one can blarney one's way out of most situations!

Thank'ee for your concern.

The grab rail I will replace with wire.  The mudguard is reattached with oodles of glue this time.  Hopefully it will stick.  I've also had to reattach two wheel arms (with wheels attached).

This kit is an abortion.  I do not recommend it.   :banghead:
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