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Old 04-24-2007, 09:31 PM
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Bison II

Look what landed on my bench…


I’ll build it “almost” OOB with a little help from my friend “Eduard”


So, lets begin…
First, I built the hull (the bottom and the sides) and attached the suspension arms. The parts went together without any problem. The three holes in the sidewall have to be filled with putty, as they will be visible from the outside.


One thing I replaced were the floor ammo holders. The plastic pieces didn’t fit so I replaced them with new ones made from brass tubing. I also sanded the rear edge a little so the rear wall has a better fit.


At this point I started replacing some details for the ones from Eduard; here you can see the rack and faceplates for the radios.


Here I was dry fitting the floor and the rear wall and also glued the drivers seat. There is a gap in the front of the chassis where it meets the upper hull so I glued a strip of .020 styrene to help fill it.


Next the transmission was assembled…


…and painted.


Here the front interior and the drivers seat has been painted and everything is in place just to see how it looks.

(What I would like to know is how the driver shifted gears with the transmission so far away from him.)

Until next time.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:59 PM
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Well look at you going off and building something new...and neat!!!

I've always been curious about the quiality of these kits...I'll be watching.

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Old 04-24-2007, 10:06 PM
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Great to seeing this Bison II on PA...nice start
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:26 PM
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Wow, good luck......you'll need it.

good start
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Very nice subject . Will be following this one.
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:34 AM
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:49 AM
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Goody! I love this variant. You are off to a good start.

I built (or started building, got to about 85% complete before giving up) this kit a few years back. The quality pretty much sucks, as you probably are aleady aware. It is a good base for improvement, though. The Eduard set helps out tremendously. I still foud myself scratchbuilding many major components, such as the entire rear firewall, the frontal gun armor, etc. It was easier than trying to make the kit parts fit. Many of the sloppy parts like jerry cans are easy to fix by using Tamiya stuff.

Good luck! I'll definately be watching your build.
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Great to see something new on your bench!

Nicely done on the brass ammo holders, there is no comparison to how much fun it is to turn a not so good kit into something nice. Keep it up! Lest see some more old school scratch!!


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Wow, good luck......you'll need it.

good start
Is it that bad of a kit Fletch??

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Nice subject. I always liked this little one !
I'm looking forward to your complete built.

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