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Old 08-31-2014, 04:29 AM
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Hello again,

Back with the next instalment of images.
Left side track on and battle damage done .Not too over the top.



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The battle damage to the drive sprocket looks very convincing. In one of the later Panzerwrecks issues there was a picture of a Panzer IV with pretty much this kind of damage. Good job on the shredded fender. You captured the deformation really well.

Looking forward to the next steps in this build,
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Old 09-07-2014, 12:45 AM
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Thanks Johannes ,

Sorry for the late reply head down and into the modelling.

The Panzer 3'S in the early 1940's copped a fair share of punishment through the advance into France and there has been some good photo's posted around on the net and in Panzerwrecks on the battle damaged tanks .Perfect for the modeller.

It's the first time for me to try and replicate a damaged tank to this extent. Still a little more to do

Here is the latest
Track tools have been trimmed with all the plastic latches around the tools being removed off
A combination of Passion Models and Aber etch for the clamps and brackets . Both sets will be used depending on the type of tool.
Not an easy fix ,very time consuming .
Last nigh[t 1 latch 25 minutes , not for the feint hearted .




caved in to using these wheels on the vehicle .
The summers here can be quite hot and to sum it all up I do not want to do all the work on the Famo project only to have cracked tyres down the track .
Not a good feeling
The best thing with the tank workshop products is that the trailer and the prime mover wheels are in the same pack .
Picked them up from Dragon hobby on EBay if anyone is asking .
Good price and speedy delivery .




I was not going to use photo etch sets for the Famo prime mover. Initially the Famo was going to be built out of the box but there was some key areas of the external side of the prime mover where there is a requirement for some enhancements .I was going to gloss over them but unfortunately this was an area which cannot be overlooked. One specific area is the rear fenders on the Famo ,they are hinged and Tamiya seemed have slid straight over this one .Surprisingly because the Famo is so well engineered in detail they missed this particular area.
A good Friend of Mine Ross Allen had purchased the famo etch sets way back in 2000 but never used them .Some money changed hands and it is onwards and upwards for this build.
,mmm I have a lot of work to do, happy days , thanks Ross

Here are the 3 etch sets to play with

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Old 10-04-2014, 05:53 AM
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Hello again, I'm back

Here is the instalment of images.

We're still in the boring part of the photo etch,just bare brass and plastic.



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Old 10-07-2014, 05:26 AM
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tonight's viewing

Took a small break from working on the panzer 3 and decided to try my hand in a little assembly painting for the Famo load .
Here is Cromwell Models resin cargo load ,fits perfectly in the back, note it is early stages and more painting ,washes and weathering to the resin load will be required to look the part









The painting was a good space saver because it's been awhile with a paint brush in my hands

Really piled into the work this weekend and it's full steam ahead .


I have stripped the MG's and tools off the tank .The repair crews stripped them off for use on other vehicles .Weird because I like a good mg 34 hanging around somewhere .


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It's becoming better and better. If only I had the space, I'd buy the FAMO w/Sonderanhänger in a second.
The Cromwell stowage looks fantastic. Very nicely painted, too. It will be an impressive model once finished, that's for sure!

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Old 10-17-2014, 03:27 AM
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Thanks Johannes.

next instalment

Overview , complete Famo now out of the box and a lot of parts to play with



The first part to where the work will start will be the rear driver's section.
The figure has been test fitted in the seat to see how much work is required to make it all come together.
The rear section will be the first part to be painted and detailed.
A kit within 4 kits .This will show variation in stages as I move through from rear to front of the vehicle .







Took a brief break and started with washes and weathering of the famo stowage .Trying to bring the best of the resin stowage .There will be more items included around Cromwell resin piece in the cargo tray .


More to follow shortly.

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Old 11-09-2014, 08:04 AM
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Hello again,

I was originally intending the trailer was going to be made out of the box till I found Eduard do an etch set .




I am not using all the items from the etch set and I will not be cutting the draw bar on the trailer but the other components in the set help.



Progress is slow probably due to the shear size to overcome
Here is where I have sanded down the sink holes inside of the trailer cab.
It may not be seen but I was not taking any chances.
I will be using the etch handles for the inside and outside door handles.



I have also started working on converting the Famo tools with photo etch latch's .


Thanks for watching till next time
Michael

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Old 11-15-2014, 08:18 AM
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Ammo primer and german grey had been laid down on the interior and exterior of the drivers compartment.
Mig washes and highlighting of the drivers floor was done with Humbrol enamel 63 .

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The window area of the drivers compartment had been painted before the windscreen glass was glued in place with white glue.
Tamiya tape was applied to both sides of the glass .
Once the drivers compartment is in place and the rear trailer section has been painted I will remove the tape off the windscreen .





Evergreen rod and wire had been used for the wiring for the lights .
Eduard provided the speed decal and metal ring which was glued in place with white glue. I punched out a clear film panel and inserted above the decal to the glass look appearance .The metal ring was white glued above that, happy days





Till next time
More to follow .

Michael

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Old 11-22-2014, 02:30 AM
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