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Littorios new build hanger
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015 - 03:49 AM GMT+7
Well I have a hanger of shame now one for those new builds.

So to kick off with we have the Aussie Centurion 5/1 that was started at the Telford show. It will be mostly OOTB, although I have the Eduard set I'll only be using a few bits from it, I will however be using AFV Club track link set.

So here's some in progress photos.



And with the completed 5/2 finished for Telford

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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015 - 05:34 AM GMT+7
Very nice.

I had thought you might have a few days off !

Hope your trip to the Museum on Monday was enjoyable

Paul
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015 - 05:54 AM GMT+7
Cheers Paul, a few days off well yes Monday and Tuesday which was mostly spent on the road or walking around a museum.

Monday spent at the Midland Aviation Museum and Tuesday visited Tangmere Museum, photos taken and a photo feature will be put together for each, I'll also do one for the museum we visited on the way up to Telford, the National Motorcycle Museum something different!
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015 - 08:32 AM GMT+7
Great stuff mate.
Paul.
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Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 03:49 AM GMT+7
A little more progress, start made on the AFV Club separate link tracks, as this Cent will be finished without side skirts I thought that it will benefit from better tracks. The resin commander that came with the kit glued together and cleaned up ready for primer.



And with it's brother
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Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 04:00 AM GMT+7
Excellent progress now Lucky.

Paul.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 08:48 PM GMT+7
That is looking good mate
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 07:17 AM GMT+7
Thanks Paul and Mal, should get some time on it over the weekend and try and get those tracks done or at least one set, I think the idea is to do a bit of them at a time otherwise they end up across the room.

Now planning for the next build, which would you prefer:
AFV Club Centurion 3 Korea (Cast off conversion and Bison decals)
AFV Club Centurion 5 dozer
AFV Club Centurion 6
Tamiya Cromwell
Tamiya Chally 2 Operation Telic

Need paint for a couple of those builds so let me know which you prefer - I want to build them all but I'm happy to let you pick from that list which one I build next.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 07:55 AM GMT+7
Armourtek 25Pdr
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 08:28 AM GMT+7

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@:) Armourtek 25Pdr



Keeping it to British (built) cruiser tanks Paul with a bias on the Cent although I do have my eye on a FH-70
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 09:18 AM GMT+7
Oh well, sorry mate, I was thinking ahead.

You know...... Tow the gun behind to Perth in Aptil, room for me inside the car!

Korean Cent then.. or Aussie one from Vietnam.

P

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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:09 AM GMT+7

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Korean Cent then.. or Aussie one from Vietnam.

P




Aussie Vietnam Mk.5/1 is what I'm building above, so I'll take your vote as a Korean Mk.3
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:25 PM GMT+7
Like!

P
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 07:50 PM GMT+7
I, of course, would say Spitfire

Tamiya Cromwell gets my vote, for a change. So a coin toss?
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Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 07:01 AM GMT+7

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I, of course, would say Spitfire

Tamiya Cromwell gets my vote, for a change. So a coin toss?



Mal, there is a Seafire III waiting it's place for the hanger of shame. Special Hobby that fought me so it went back in it's box!

OK so one vote for Cent Mk.3 and one for a Cromwell, I'll not be ready to start for at least a week yet so I'll wait until ready to see if I get any more votes.
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Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 08:24 AM GMT+7
Count again please I'm voting 10 times for a figurine from the scale 75 company.

Ha haaaaar !

Paul.
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Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 09:50 AM GMT+7

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Count again please I'm voting 10 times for a figurine from the scale 75 company.

Ha haaaaar !

Paul.



Well Paul, two of the figures I brought at Euro plus one I purchased previously have been primed and I've started the base coats but as this is a hanger and not a fantasy castle/cave/forest/dungeon they'll have to wait awhile. Once I've had my fill of tanks then I'll get back on them.
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 04:05 AM GMT+7
Little bit of work done, turret basket mesh added from a AFV Club 'touch' pe set, one track run put together some of which has been glued and shaped around the sprocket. Primed the RAAC commander and got on with some little bits.



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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
Looks great mate, it's coming on a treatm
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 06:39 PM GMT+7

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Mal, there is a Seafire III waiting it's place for the hanger of shame.



At some stage I need to build a Seafire

Just seeing all of those links makes me cringe! I am looking forward to seeing the end result, as much to know that your pain (in having to put together those tracks) is over as anything else!
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 01:37 AM GMT+7

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Just seeing all of those links makes me cringe! I am looking forward to seeing the end result, as much to know that your pain (in having to put together those tracks) is over as anything else!



Mal they are not too bad, hardly any clean up and they just click together, you do get the occasional loose joint but once you find it just add a touch of glue. I've seen how armour builders do the tracks as two sections glue all the ones around the sprockets and idlers so they hold their shape then take them back off for painting, so that's what I'm doing.

Any way away from the tracks I've been thrown a curve ball, I've just discovered the instructions had me fit the wrong mantlet, I just happened upon a review and AFV Club admitted it was wrong and were correcting the instructions, this a couple of years ago, however my kit was a first edition which has the mistake. Time to curse Tamiya extra thin glue for being too good, removed the mantlet but can't remove the back block as the glue is too strong and I used plenty due to it having to take the weight of the metal gun barrel. So ordering a 'type' B mantlet cover which will hide the error, also found that a couple of other bits were missing from the instructions but none of those required major reworking at this late stage.

So the Cent has been temporarily defrocked.


See the difference between the mantlets? It's the ranging machine gun aperture, the one on the left is the correct one while the one on the right is the one the instructions would have you fit (like I did). Luckily the supporting parts for the spot light are on sprue F which you also get in the 5/2 kit but only use one part so I have a spare set of those.

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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 01:57 AM GMT+7
Ouch ..........

There must have been some choice words at that point
Lucky !

Condolences.

Paul
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 08:33 AM GMT+7
Paul the room was blue for sure.

Regarding the vote, results back from the club and combined with those here the Cent dozer has won through so that will be next.
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 09:02 AM GMT+7
Oh?
Well that will be interesting.

My grasp of such reality has always been tenuous.

Why, even as I type, I am making a dragon into a Napoleonic trumpeter smoking a pipe.

Paul;)
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 09:08 AM GMT+7
good save on the mantlet lucky! i'm getting really tempted to dig out something armour from my stash after reading this thread, although i'm still in the post telford vibe of wanting to build everything in my stash right now!