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panzerflix 07-27-2010 01:02 PM

Valentine Mk.IV | Lend Lease One | MiniArt 1:35
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Hi there,

Its been a while since my last post here
but thingz had gone so slow in my life,
that making an another dead workflow thread
hasn't made any sense...

but finnaly I hope I back to old good modeling road.

Part One | The build

Chapter one | The model

The model is new Miniart kit no 35092
I bough it just because I have some spare Friultracks ;)
it reprasent Mk. IV Lend Lease version of Valentine tank,
(attached file shows orginally one of model paintings)

Box contains classic grey sprues with tank parts as well as 5 figures,
small PE and decals and I must say it looks like a standart these days.

When You inspect the box the parts appear to be clean and crispy (really),
and looks suprisingly well, and thats why I decided to make it as OOB model,
with only addition of mentioned Friultracks and maybe some stowage.

Chapter two | Hull and suspension.

So far gluing the hull and suspension (wheels) was a bit tricky...
The really hard candy is to keep symetry and geometry in all dimensions
mostly because of poor engineering for parts connections.
I can only guess how inbox single track links works
combining with this suspension but definatelly can add
day or two additional work

So far model beats me 2:0

Chapter three | Conclusion

For sure I need to finish this one before I get new AFV club model.
And If I can give an advice - wait for AFV club model too.
I am sure it will be a bit better engineered plastic kit
with not so much more money involved - and the boxart version is also supercool.


PS. As long as I do this OOB the historical and tehnical matters are not the issue
but if somebody see some "problematic" areas I'll be happy to know and maybe fix it.

PS2 . Sorry bout my english . Hope at least the phots speaks well.

T90 07-27-2010 04:19 PM

Good luck Pawel....:)

Striker 07-28-2010 01:17 AM

I love the look of this baby

Radek 07-28-2010 12:00 PM

As far as I see you're a bit dissapointed about this kit, and that's bad news 'cause I was planning to add it to the stash... Good luck though, the lend-lease vehicles are so cool.

James Tainton 07-28-2010 08:40 PM

Nice layout and photos on your thread!- I too will look in on this one to find out about this kit.

flyeven 08-01-2010 09:01 AM

Looking very good:thumb:

gibbs 08-03-2010 04:10 AM

good job!! nice!

panzerflix 08-08-2010 07:04 AM

Thanks for supprot Guys.

I have some 24/7 work call of duty whole last week
and all works has been stoped.

Anyway I am almost at finish of the hull, and 30% of the turret,
still far to lego style model workflow.

There is need to add some cast textures here and there,
and I am not sure about detail in stowage boxes - I have made some tunning
but I am not really happy about... the question is if I am able to make 6 same lockers?

Alos the placement of figure going to be problemetic
becasue of gun "things" inside turret.

Feel free to comment.


panzerflix 01-20-2011 07:20 PM

ups it take a momment,
and just a small progress


PS Yes, the stowage boxes (black on fender) take so long ;)
PS. poor qua;ity photos but just work in progress in the meanwhile shot.

greybeard 01-20-2011 07:28 PM

Pawel, your photos are fine. Your English is fine --- much better than my Polish. Like many, I am interested to read your opinions of this kit, and curious to see how it builds up. Diekuje bardzo.

That sedan is a beautiful little kit, eh?

Carry on, and we will enjoy watching your progress.

Scott Fraser

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