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Aussie Marines AAV
« on: February 26, 2020, 03:26:54 am »
I may be biting off more than I can chew with this.  But I will do so and chew like heck.

Using this kit.  Which is missing the crane.
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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 06:04:02 am »
With that "porthole" below the cupolas looking like an eye I've always thought those things look like friendly dinosaurs ?
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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 06:46:21 am »
Cool, that's one option off the list! :thumbsup:

Now to figure out which of the other 99 I'm going to build! :banghead:
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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 12:42:11 am »
Cool, that's one option off the list! :thumbsup:

Now to figure out which of the other 99 I'm going to build! :banghead:

Don't let me stifle your creativity.  Going on previous form I'll have to grant myself an extension and even then not finish something this big.

Here's a pic of all the bits plus some paint I received today.
AAVR-7 Start 2 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 01:27:34 am »
It's OK, Fred. :thumbsup:

I'm closing in on what I plan to build, the AAV (being a full interior kit) isn't one of them.

One of its predecessors, however, is on the cards. ;)
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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2020, 02:06:11 am »
I may leave much of the interior out, or at least not bother to paint it.  I bought the kit for the crane which I used on my CAT D9 Dozer build.
I'm keen to try out the SMS paints though.
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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2020, 12:39:08 am »
And we're off.

My initial thought for this build was to put in only the minimum of interior parts - those that would help brace the hull.
However as I got to gluing stuff together I decided to add just that detail which would be visible if the three round hatches were posed open.
I made good progress today.  i can paint the interior now.
AAV WIP 01-03-2020 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
AAV WIP 01-03-2020 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
AAV WIP 01-03-2020 03 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

And in my stash of 1/35 detail stuff I found these.
AAV WIP 01-03-2020 04 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2020, 01:25:22 am »
Good start! :thumbsup:

I've got at least 2 days* & some final decisions before I can make a move.



*: One of those being dedicated to cleaning up the build spaces. :angel:
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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2020, 01:40:39 am »
Good start! :thumbsup:

I've got at least 2 days* & some final decisions before I can make a move.



*: One of those being dedicated to cleaning up the build spaces. :angel:

Thanks.  It's pretty much all I did today once i'd mowed the grass.
I like this part of armour builds.  Although cleaning up all the road wheels (12, each in two halves) was a PiTA.
 
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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2020, 03:11:42 am »
Today I had some time before work and some time after.
I detail painted interior parts that will be visible through the hatches.  The seats will block most of the view but glimpses of other stuff will be possible.
I also glued some parts to the inside of the top of the thing.  Again, only parts which will be visible through the hatches.

I am impressed with the fit of the interior parts on this.  It is all going together well.  There is a massive number of ejector pin marks and some mould separation lines on the interior.  Some would be hidden if it was built with all the parts in there but some would still show.
There are also some sink marks on the underside of the nose and two sprue attachment points on the belly to hide (which are marked "repair" in the instructions).

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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2020, 04:26:42 am »
Thats it.  I'm over tracks with individual links.  The novelty has definitely worn off.  It was fun when I build the Cat D9, but now...
Today I spent about 3 hours and still have only cleaned up 2/3 of the links.  1/3 have the rubber pads glued in place.
It's link and length tracks in future if I have a choice.
Although I do have a 1/35 Dragon Pz iv in the stash with individual links.  Dragon call them "magic" tracks.  Don't know why.

Road wheels and driving wheels first side primed.  Also underside of roof primed.

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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2020, 04:32:09 am »
Thats it.  I'm over tracks with individual links.  The novelty has definitely worn off.  It was fun when I build the Cat D9, but now...

Yeah, fun, aren't they. :banghead:
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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2020, 04:43:18 am »
I'd still choose them over rubber bands.  In 1/35 at least.
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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2020, 06:09:20 am »
Dragon call them "magic" tracks.  Don't know why.


Perhaps because you need some mushrooms after building them ?  ;)

Not built anything with them and they have put me off buying some armour kits. I do intend try some link and length kits though.
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Re: Aussie Marines AAV
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2020, 08:51:37 am »
I'd still choose them over rubber bands.  In 1/35 at least.

Hell, yeah!

Unless it's Dragon's "Dragon styrene", which is a "flexible styrene", looks good & paints up nicely, although I've heard reports of it getting harder as it ages & basically crumbling to dust.

Link & length would be my preferred option, though.
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