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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2018, 08:12:38 pm »
If you want to display it properly, just display it stuck in a river.  It won't be powerful enough to drag itself out once it enters...   :banghead:
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2018, 06:50:36 am »
Or belly-down in mud, any mud but especially Russian mud. ;D
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2018, 06:29:30 am »
The correct way to display one of these is to put it on the floor and have a 1/72nd Lancaster dropping a Tallboy on it from scale height...

Think about "Showroom" rather than diorama...  :rolleyes:

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« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2018, 09:36:20 pm »
I just got mine straight from Modelcollect.

This kit is huge!  Lots and lots and lots of parts!  It'll build up into something entirely absurd.  One thing I noticed right off the bat however, is the main gun turret.  It's the one they created for their Gneisenau shore battery kit.  That means it's a three gun turret and not the two gun turret specified for the Ratte.  Never fear as Modelcollect includes a blanking plate for the middle gun port.  Well, I think that when I set to making this I'll be doing a bit more than just blanking that out.  More like shaving and sanding that detail away so that it all matches and looks like a two gun turret from the start.

Aside from that?  It looks excellent.  Very cleanly moulded and well engineered.  This'll be a right monster to build up!
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« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2018, 10:54:22 pm »
Mine arrived last night.

yeah its a big bugger! and not a quick build when you look at the running gear and countless individule track links that will need putting togeather.
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« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2018, 12:22:35 am »
Mine arrived last night.

yeah its a big bugger! and not a quick build when you look at the running gear and countless individule track links that will need putting togeather.

Well the running gear does work after all !!! :-\

Be interesting to see if somebody does an interior as its more likely to be like a ship than a tank with a control room, a comms room, Armoury, engine room, galley and cabins !!!
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2018, 01:54:08 am »
Mine arrived last night.

yeah its a big bugger! and not a quick build when you look at the running gear and countless individule track links that will need putting togeather.

Well the running gear does work after all !!! :-\

Be interesting to see if somebody does an interior as its more likely to be like a ship than a tank with a control room, a comms room, Armoury, engine room, galley and cabins !!!
dont forget the sickbay/operation room and a place for 2 recon motorcycles, how are they going to get down?
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« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2018, 02:44:45 am »

and countless individule track links that will need putting togeather.


Purely because I'm curious any idea how many ?
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« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2018, 01:11:05 pm »

and countless individule track links that will need putting togeather.


Purely because I'm curious any idea how many ?

No idea yet, havent plucked up enougth courage to open that bag yet LOL
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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2018, 05:48:52 am »
Well I'm expecting to see it finished at the MK show  ;)
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