Go Back   planetArmor > planetArmor Features > Photos: In-progress Blogs

Photos: In-progress Blogs Post your in-progress photos in a blog-style topic!
Request vBench Photo Upload Access

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #41  
Old 02-23-2009, 08:53 PM
chadperkins chadperkins is offline
vBench
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Nasvhille, TN
Posts: 605
Send a message via AIM to chadperkins
Did some work on the bulkhead in the fighting compartment. Not a lot to report on this particular surface, but I managed to install the MP and the lever for the heating ducts. I added a strap to the MP just for some interest and I think it adds some flare. I couldn't resist leaving the ducts open slightly and the lever pulled away from the bulkhead just to show the lever and push rod in action. The hardest part of this was actually removing the kit lever as it's amidst all those bolt heads but this was easily remedied with some masking tape while sanding.




Next, it was on to finish up the radio side of the fighting compartment. The tamiya shell kit only includes 14 of the short shells for the racks so I elected to cover the rear rack on this side. Again, I made the tarp from two part epoxy sculpt and used the kit shells underneath to give it the appropriate shape. As an added bonus, I only had to make half of the tie downs on this side All of the shells will slide out for painting so these should be pretty cool when it's all said and done.




That's all for now, not sure where I'm going to start working next. Probably will start on the interior of the rear plate of the fighting compartment and maybe on the hatches and engine bay doors. Comments are always welcome.
Reply With Quote top
  #42  
Old 02-24-2009, 08:32 AM
Flak Flak is offline
vBench
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,152
Looks pretty nice...
Reply With Quote top
  #43  
Old 02-26-2009, 12:48 PM
Lost legionar's Avatar
Lost legionar Lost legionar is offline
vBench
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Now the Sun sets on the SF Bay Area
Posts: 205
Talking Now What?

Same thing here... so many details...
... now to decide which section next to detail, it's like 15 micro models in one large kit.
But...

Chad it's coming out brilliantly, when you start painting you will thank yourself for the detailing.

Show us the next section...
Reply With Quote top
  #44  
Old 02-26-2009, 02:56 PM
özgür güner's Avatar
özgür güner özgür güner is offline
vBench
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bayern / Deutschland
Posts: 219
Great job. Looks perfect with details and ammo.
__________________
www.panzermania.com
Reply With Quote top
  #45  
Old 02-26-2009, 03:46 PM
RickLawler's Avatar
RickLawler RickLawler is offline
vBench
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,092
Super work, Chad. Really sweet!

Rick
__________________




Vbench
Reply With Quote top
  #46  
Old 02-26-2009, 05:47 PM
chadperkins chadperkins is offline
vBench
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Nasvhille, TN
Posts: 605
Send a message via AIM to chadperkins
thanks for the kind words guys. been working on the tracks and some other things that don't warrant an update but I have made a bit more progress. Leaving on a Paris/Geneva/London trip next Friday so I'll be MIA for a while but I don't think I'll miss this little guy while I'm gone.
Reply With Quote top
  #47  
Old 02-28-2009, 01:04 PM
chadperkins chadperkins is offline
vBench
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Nasvhille, TN
Posts: 605
Send a message via AIM to chadperkins
I've been unsuccessfully searching for a reference for what holds the transmission access hatch open. Does it have some sort of support when in the open position or does it just flip all the way open on it's own weight?
Reply With Quote top
  #48  
Old 02-28-2009, 03:49 PM
camokid's Avatar
camokid camokid is offline
Custom User Title
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Just outside Providence
Posts: 274
Don't know the answer to your question but I just have to say wow, the detail is incredible. I hadn't noticed this thread until now.

Excellent craftmanship, the PE work is so clean.
__________________
Ken

Build how you like, like how you build.

Reply With Quote top
  #49  
Old 02-28-2009, 06:07 PM
Pvt Mutt's Avatar
Pvt Mutt Pvt Mutt is offline
vBench
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: S.W. Missouri USA
Posts: 845

Hey Kid,your eye sight is the first to go from looking at all that OD green.
Then your hair and your hearing goes next. Finally,well I won't mention what's next because this is a family type forum but you get the idea.

Tony the Mutt
Reply With Quote top
  #50  
Old 03-30-2009, 06:21 PM
chadperkins chadperkins is offline
vBench
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Nasvhille, TN
Posts: 605
Send a message via AIM to chadperkins
Just a quick update for you guys. As I mentioned earlier, I went on a great vacation and I just returned a week or so ago. Paris, Geneva, and London and a few days with the relatives in Preson England. Needless to say, it was a great trip So, now back to the real world and back to the Marder build. I've drawn the line in the sand and stopped building and have decided to go ahead and paint the driver's compartment and engine comparment before I go any further with the exterior. I don't want to get too much exterior work done as it will begin to get too fidly to handle so I thought I should stop. Not sure if this is the right way to tackle this but I'm doing it. I masked off the contact areas and the experior parts this evening and painted on a coat of tamiya surface primer. I should be able to get some paint shot over the next few days and will keep you guys posted but just thought I'd give a quick status report so anybody actually watching this wouldn't think I'd given up!
Reply With Quote top
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Marder III Ausf H [OOB] / 1st vBench posts M*D*R*S Photos: In-progress Blogs 44 01-10-2009 03:51 PM
Tristar Marder III Ausf H lquah Photos: In-progress Blogs 323 02-28-2008 04:29 AM
Tristar Pz.Kpfw Marder III Ausf H mit 7.5cm PaK40 tamigawa Photos: In-progress Blogs 94 09-13-2007 12:56 AM
Tristar Marder III Ausf H - finished Coda Photos: In-progress Blogs 18 08-08-2007 09:41 PM
"Marder III H" Panzerjäger 38 fuer 7.5cm PaK40/3 (Sd.Kfz.138) Ausf.H Panzergrenadier Your important news and kit reviews. 14 01-25-2007 03:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 PM.

Advertise with Us

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
planetArmor