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Let Let Let - Warplanes => Ground Forces => Topic started by: draken35 on April 16, 2011, 09:43:00 AM

Title: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on April 16, 2011, 09:43:00 AM
Last year I've begun that kit for a French group build, but I did not finished it in the delays. I will restart the build soon (as soon as the KV-1 will be finished in fact).

Here are the work already made, step-by-step...

The kit:
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag01.JPG)

I will add Eduard's photoetch
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag02.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag03.JPG)

The kit contents
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag04.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag05.JPG)

The photoetch. Three, not two...
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag06.JPG)

The decal sheet. I will of course opt for the Belgian...
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag07.JPG)

First elements removed from the sprue, and the third PE from Eduard
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag08.JPG)

Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on April 16, 2011, 09:47:25 AM
First steps. Removing of plastic, to be replaced by PE
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag09.jpg)

Episcopes. More realistic than the plastic, but not easy to form...
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag10.jpg)

PE again, and tyres. You will note my "home-made" tool for the manipulation of the little PE parts: toothpick + Blu Tack
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag11.JPG)

Sanding of the excess of glue
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag12.JPG)

Again PE
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag13.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag14.JPG)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on April 16, 2011, 09:51:35 AM
The Eduard's jewel on the PE sheet: the interior of the turret!!!
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag15.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag16.JPG)

Then the forward machinegun
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag17.JPG)

But back on the turret interior. The work was not simple. All the plastic but one part was removed and replaced by PE
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag18.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag19.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag20.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag21.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag22.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag23.JPG)

Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on April 16, 2011, 09:54:02 AM
And that will gives what follows:
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag24.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag25.JPG)

Nice, isn't it? Yes, but...
... When I wished to continue, I constated that I formed and glued the PE inverting the sides!!! The interior is outside and the exterior inside...

After the need to calm my nerves, I dismantled all the work made...
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on April 16, 2011, 09:57:15 AM
With the correction made, I continued to work on that turret interior, forming little PE elements
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag26.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag27.JPG)

And, progressively, the interior is more detailed
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag28.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag29.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag30.JPG)

What will be seen when the work will be finished is something like this:
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag31.JPG)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on April 16, 2011, 09:59:56 AM
See the last photo just above, and the modification with the replacement of plastic by PE
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag32.JPG)

The leader trap
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag33.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag34.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag35.JPG)

The light...
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag36.JPG)

Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on April 16, 2011, 10:06:46 AM
... And, again, back on the turret...
I was annoyed because the interior is splendid thanks to Eduard's PE; but it was also so empty without ammunition...
I visited my preferred hobbyshop (Tankit, Charleroi) and my friend MichaŽl found this for me in its stock
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag37.JPG)

I prepared the ammos for painting, like this
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag38.JPG)

Then, gluing of the lateral doors
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag39.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag40.JPG)

The front windows. One is open, the second closed
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag41.JPG)

The part #43 of the kit is replaced by Evergreen and PE
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag42.JPG)

Some work on the rear door traps
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag43.JPG)

Again, some PE
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag44.JPG)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag45.JPG)

Preparation again: some plastic removed, to be replaced with PE
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag46.JPG)

... And here we are. I will resume my work soon...
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: No.1 on April 16, 2011, 01:01:16 PM
This is very new for me but it look so nice!
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: Sall on April 16, 2011, 02:14:11 PM
Wow.So much small parts. :-eek
Looks good! :-clap
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: samuraj77 on April 21, 2011, 10:28:55 PM
Excellent  :-clap
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: POMPEO on April 22, 2011, 02:26:47 PM
nice progress, looking forward for new updates

cheers

Pompeo
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on April 23, 2011, 09:35:48 AM
Thank you mates! Hope to restart the work soon...
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on July 15, 2012, 06:48:57 PM
After more than one year in stand by on the shelves, I restart the work - My goal is to finish all the kits I've begun before to start new ones (except the kits received for review of course)...

White airbrushed. Looks nice...
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: No.1 on July 15, 2012, 09:50:55 PM
It look like you have 'primer day' :))
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on July 15, 2012, 09:55:02 PM
It look like you have 'primer day' :))

I like your perspicacity... ;)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: Sall on July 16, 2012, 06:49:16 PM
Glad to see that you continue this. ;)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on July 16, 2012, 07:00:44 PM
Oh, I never had the idea to drop definitively that build... It's just that time is fleeing ;)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: No.1 on July 16, 2012, 07:03:51 PM
I wish more subjects on this board :-ok
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on July 16, 2012, 07:10:20 PM
Well, I hope I will be more active in the next few weeks... ;)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: No.1 on July 16, 2012, 07:15:05 PM
This would be nice mate :)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: Second Air Force on July 17, 2012, 01:55:33 AM
Great to see you pick up on this again!
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on October 19, 2014, 06:43:29 PM
Believe it or not...

After sooooo a looooong time, I'm restarting the work on this one!

The shelves (from Armorscale) are painted using Agama metalic for brass; Tamiya for copper and Citadel for yellow and black
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag001.jpg)

And the seats are also painted
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag002.jpg)

(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag003.jpg)

Hope to show you next step before 2017... ;)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: No.1 on October 19, 2014, 06:45:15 PM
Great :-ok
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on October 19, 2014, 07:40:06 PM
Thank you! ;)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: Second Air Force on October 20, 2014, 12:45:45 AM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on October 21, 2014, 07:53:30 PM
Thank you Scott!

Gloss varnis airbrushed
(http://users.skynet.be/bk320910/stag004.jpg)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: modellius on October 24, 2014, 08:19:28 PM
great !
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: No.1 on October 24, 2014, 08:24:28 PM
White interior look interesting :)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on November 02, 2014, 11:44:29 AM
Well, bad news: kit is definitively abandoned. Bad reaction between old paint and oil wash; and the tiny PE parts dropped when I tried to place the ammos...

No problem, going to other builds! ;)
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: No.1 on November 02, 2014, 11:54:06 AM
Sad :( I see you remove all images...
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: draken35 on November 02, 2014, 04:31:41 PM
Sad :( I see you remove all images...

Yes; it's an accident in fact... I deleted all the photos I had but have completely forgotten that there were not "safely" posted here...
My apologies for that, my friend...
Title: Re: Staghound MK I late version (Italeri 1/35)
Post by: No.1 on November 02, 2014, 04:38:48 PM
... all right :(