LetLetLet ~ Warplanes

Let Let Let - Warplanes => Ground Forces => Topic started by: modellius on March 21, 2020, 08:56:00 PM

Title: Škoda
Post by: modellius on March 21, 2020, 08:56:00 PM
Hi to you all !

I'm stuck with my aircraft project's so I need a little change so I decided to make a panzer for a change. It's an old CMK 1/35 kit Pz.Kpfw 35 (t) made by Czech Škoda factory. As always it wont be simple I got the CMK engine set and CMK interior.... First steps :
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Post by: No.1 on March 22, 2020, 05:52:37 PM
Best cure for unfinished build- start new build :)) enjoy mate ;)
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Post by: modellius on March 23, 2020, 08:37:02 PM
You have a point there mate !

Some progress, fitting the resin interior with some scratch work, the engine compartment needed new walls and floor and some copper wires added to make it more real, and the turret detailing started, to be continued....
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Post by: No.1 on March 24, 2020, 05:54:15 AM
And this will end with more parts then original subject ;) :))
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Post by: modellius on March 24, 2020, 09:42:55 PM
I really don't know how you get this funny ideas  :)) :)) :)) :))

Today's progress, engine compartment and engine detailing, uprgrade resin parts, some scratch work and brass wires....
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Post by: No.1 on March 24, 2020, 11:55:04 PM
Did I see there copper wire 0,6 mm diameter?
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Post by: modellius on March 25, 2020, 10:27:50 AM
Yes you see right 0,6, 0,3 and 0,15  :)) :)) :))
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Post by: No.1 on March 25, 2020, 11:12:02 AM
I miss that wire... order some but still nothing to come.
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Post by: modellius on March 25, 2020, 12:08:37 PM
I use old cables from different electrical stuffs that went K.O. like iron, fridge, computer, tv, antenna cable etc... You can find various diameters in these and works great, you have some extra work to get to the wires but it costs nothing.....
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Post by: modellius on March 27, 2020, 12:31:57 AM
Some progress on engine compartment and engine
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Post by: No.1 on March 27, 2020, 05:52:47 AM
You become great winding master as I see ;)
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Post by: draken35 on March 28, 2020, 02:31:14 PM
Gorgeous work!!!
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Post by: modellius on April 02, 2020, 04:29:28 PM
Engine on place so I call engine compartment done
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Post by: No.1 on April 02, 2020, 04:41:43 PM
Excellent work on rust!
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Post by: draken35 on April 03, 2020, 07:11:47 AM
Very nice!!!
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Post by: modellius on April 03, 2020, 03:48:00 PM
Thank you friends !

The interior, I like to put a little " life " in my models so I put some personal stuff inside newspaper, water canteen ..... The vehicle represents maintenance so some of the package witch is usually outside is now put inside to get it " out of the way ", ration box, water canisters
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Post by: No.1 on April 03, 2020, 04:32:10 PM
 :-clap :-clap :-clap
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Post by: draken35 on April 03, 2020, 09:43:23 PM
Splendid...
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Post by: modellius on April 10, 2020, 12:27:13 AM
Thank you friends !

A bit of progress, the upper hull and the mud guards are on their place but it wasn't simple, there was a section that I had to fill with plastic sheet between the hull and the mud guard, the open areas would make the gaps visible. Also the front section on the mud guard is completely missing in the kit so I had to scratch it with brass plate, but actually this is fine for me, on later stages I can simulate some damage on them....
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Post by: No.1 on April 10, 2020, 07:02:09 AM
I guess you widely use your precise soldering method there?
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Post by: draken35 on April 10, 2020, 07:14:57 AM
:-ok
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Post by: modellius on April 10, 2020, 11:46:34 AM
I guess you widely use your precise soldering method there?

Actually not on this one, it was a simple work only two pieces per side so for that one connection between the two parts the cyano glue was enough. I made it simple as much as I could, the front and the inner side is one piece and the outside is the second, the one connection between the two parts is only about 2.5 mm but they are all connected to the kit's plastic with all length so it is stable I can make the damage later on without any worries
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Post by: No.1 on April 10, 2020, 11:48:57 AM
Thanks for explanation :)
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Post by: modellius on April 10, 2020, 04:14:44 PM
No problem my friend, glad to do it  :-ok My fault is I did miss to take photos of the scratch mud guards before installing them but I was so happy with the result that I put them on place immediately.....
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Post by: modellius on April 14, 2020, 04:07:51 AM
The inside of the turret is poor but not much is visible anyway, so here are the parts going inside as well as the inside of the commander's hatch
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Post by: draken35 on April 14, 2020, 12:37:26 PM
Stunning work !
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Post by: modellius on April 14, 2020, 06:11:07 PM
Thank you !
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Post by: modellius on April 15, 2020, 11:51:33 PM
Joining of the hull parts wasn't  a walk in the park, some putty work was needed, the lost rivets during the process are made from scratch  with an excellent tool from RP Toolz
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Post by: draken35 on April 16, 2020, 05:39:54 AM
:-ok
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Post by: No.1 on April 16, 2020, 07:41:33 AM
Good job with rivets!
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Post by: modellius on April 23, 2020, 05:42:57 PM
I started to clean up suspension parts, after the first one it was clear to me that is better to make it scratch build..... In the early stage of war it was common on German vehicles to have a flag or canvas on them so I made one from Milliput ( didn't decide yet what it will be, canvas or flag ), some upgrade around the tools from my PE spare part box, painted with basic shadows and decals are on
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Post by: modellius on April 23, 2020, 05:48:01 PM
In the meantime I started the diorama, basic layout is done, I like to make my own buildings and surrounding, of course you can buy a lot of product on this theme but I have some freedom to make what ever I wish and to mach the model I make. More work naturally but on the end well worth it.A  lot more to follow
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Post by: draken35 on April 23, 2020, 06:15:02 PM
Waw... Splendid!!!
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Post by: No.1 on April 23, 2020, 07:15:44 PM
This goes much far!! Excellent!
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Post by: modellius on April 24, 2020, 11:39:36 PM
The boring brick wall construction started......
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Post by: No.1 on April 25, 2020, 06:10:40 AM
Brick by brick?
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Post by: draken35 on April 25, 2020, 01:07:04 PM
Outstanding!
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Post by: modellius on April 25, 2020, 04:32:58 PM
Brick by brick?

Yes mate, brick by brick....

Thank you draken35
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Post by: modellius on April 27, 2020, 02:07:51 PM
After hundreds of bricks and four days I finished the damn thing. After painted in red some bricks are filtered with lighter and darker color to get a more realistic look
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Post by: No.1 on April 27, 2020, 04:27:56 PM
 :-clap :-clap :-clap :-eek
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Post by: draken35 on April 27, 2020, 05:28:04 PM
:-ok
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Post by: modellius on April 29, 2020, 12:05:30 AM
Thank you friends !

On his own feet dusted, a few more touches with brush and the track and it's done. The turret is not fixed yet put on just for the pics
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Post by: No.1 on April 29, 2020, 05:34:13 AM
Wait- you will finish this kit???
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Post by: draken35 on April 29, 2020, 06:20:32 AM
Nice!!!
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Post by: modellius on April 29, 2020, 12:59:38 PM
Wait- you will finish this kit???

Looks like it, unusual for me I know.........
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Post by: No.1 on April 29, 2020, 01:08:45 PM
... just hope asteroid will not hit us... :))
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Post by: modellius on April 30, 2020, 01:44:42 AM
Let's all hope so  :-green :-green :-green

A bit of progress on the diorama
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Post by: draken35 on April 30, 2020, 05:38:28 AM
Splendid !
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Post by: No.1 on April 30, 2020, 07:51:30 AM
 :-clap :-clap :-clap
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Post by: modellius on May 06, 2020, 06:43:46 PM
Thank you friends !

Some progress on the diorama and the kit's exhaust went in to the trash can, had to scratchbuild one....
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Post by: No.1 on May 06, 2020, 07:52:34 PM
 :-eek :-eek :-razz :-obey
Title: Re: Škoda
Post by: modellius on May 10, 2020, 12:50:31 AM
Thank you !

Exhaust painted, rusted and mounted some weathering still to come. And a bit of progress on the workshop
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Post by: No.1 on May 10, 2020, 09:37:37 AM
Reconstruction of old machine tool is so dedicated work!!!
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Post by: modellius on May 14, 2020, 01:04:36 PM
Progress on the diorama, fuel and oil barrels, fuel and water canisters, the work bench, air compressor..... Some detailing still to come, but the layout is done
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Post by: Second Air Force on May 14, 2020, 01:33:25 PM
This is great, and a beautifully equipped workshop to go with the machinery!!!!
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Post by: No.1 on May 14, 2020, 02:29:00 PM
Excellent rust work, most natural I ever seen!!!
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Post by: modellius on May 16, 2020, 12:49:45 AM
Thank you friends !

The making of the screwdrivers
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Post by: modellius on May 16, 2020, 12:51:51 AM
And the Škoda is done, next step finishing the diorama
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Post by: modellius on May 16, 2020, 12:52:33 AM
Part two
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Post by: modellius on May 16, 2020, 01:02:26 AM
After looking at the pictures I realised that the track is not in the proper position so here it is as it should be, representing the maintenance
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Post by: No.1 on May 16, 2020, 05:26:19 AM
 :-clap :-clap :-clap
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Post by: draken35 on May 25, 2020, 07:19:03 PM
Great work! Well done!
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Post by: modellius on May 27, 2020, 07:16:48 PM
Thank you all !

A bit lazy these days but I made some progress anyway, the door of the workshop
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Post by: No.1 on May 27, 2020, 08:48:13 PM
What? And where is spider in the corners of the door frame structure?
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Post by: draken35 on May 27, 2020, 08:50:03 PM
Splendid !
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Post by: modellius on May 28, 2020, 02:39:06 PM
What? And where is spider in the corners of the door frame structure?

Now that's a great idea !  I'll give it a shot
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Post by: No.1 on May 28, 2020, 03:33:55 PM
:))