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Old 01-03-2015, 12:10 PM
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I think David Diaz put it best...an epic build! Impressive in almost every way! nice work Mike
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:08 PM
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Thanks Dan,

Appreciate your kind words.

Next instalment
Have applied decals on the driver and are now in the closer stages of having him in the compartment .
A little more work to do but here is where I have spent the recent weeks .










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Old 01-16-2015, 08:22 AM
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Hello again,

Just a small update, managed to pick up the plus models fuel and oil cans.
I will drop a few in a cargo tray and around the rear of the trailer cab .



Just about finished with the trailer driver .
All cleaned up and detailed and ready to be glued into place .
Still a few things to drop into the cab and weather in but we are getting there .

Included a cover over the cable reel .From looking at the references in books and on the net it looked like it was covered most of the time until they used it.




Just started weathering the tyres .I used the Mig Ammo tyre rubber colour as the base .step 2 / applied the pigment with a fine brush and methylated spirits 0Then highlighted with Humbrol matt black and panzer grey Matt 67

Done 1 an 9 to go



more to follow

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Old 01-17-2015, 04:37 AM
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quick update
Tyres are done ,depending on appearance a coat of matt varnish will be applied to subdue a little further.






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Old 01-28-2015, 10:40 PM
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Hello again,

Been a little quiet with head dead on some detail painting on some accessories for the famo load to break up the cargo bay
Trying to make it a little more interesting when looking under the folded tilt .


Here is a brief snapshot of the road wheels and famo sub frame assembly
This will receive a coat of primer , dark grey and weathering before the upper super structure goes on.
It may make it ease of handling .I have not done this before so it is a learning experience .





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Old 01-29-2015, 02:17 AM
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Hi Mike,

great attention to detail and excellent painting

I love the shine of the apples and the look of the vegetables

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Old 02-06-2015, 08:24 AM
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Amba,
Thank you , mate your work is impressive .
Keep those images rolling on the work on half track ,Perfect work

Sorry for the late reply head down on the lower running gear on the Famo .
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Sadly to say I will be using Fruil track on the Famo.
The kit will be on a timber board and I do not think the plastic track will hold under the weight of he resin load...etc .
Last recent kits I have used Fruil and although it is an added expense to the wallet it is more durable to take the punishing washes and weathering.
In the recent work with the plastic track all I can see is problems with the track coming apart when it's glued on the board.
I do not want that to experience the extra work of replacing track if a link snaps out of place .



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Great progress, Mike.
The finished models look very nice, too. I especially like the Nashorn and its camo.

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Old 02-22-2015, 06:54 AM
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Thanks Johannes

Appreciate your kind words .

Been a bit quiet of late trying to get the famo track together and finish off the driver compartment before I put the lid on .
Finally got the oil drums in the compartment to give it a bit of a lift .


Next will be the Famo tilt and he is closed in

I was surprised to see the amount of detail the Fruil Famo track holds .
The plastic track is good but the better option is Fruil.


There is a right way of placing the track together and a wrong way .
This is the right way , cut the wire insert into the track link and then glue the pad on.The instructions are not all that clear .


Happy modelling people , lets get these models built

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Old 03-28-2015, 08:03 AM
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Hello again,

It's been a long time, I was going to use the fruil track and found difficulty with detail on the Fruil track so I have gone back to the plastic track for the time being to see how it sits .
May look at the Fruil shortly to re-asses the detailing of the track .

In the interim the canvas cover over the rear drivers compartment was glued on and spent some time weathering the trailer wheels and chassis , famo chassis and the famo wheels and track



More weathering to do on the famo chassis and wheels .


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