Bowcat's Tamiya SU-76M 1/35

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  1. Mr Bowcat

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    Made a start on this today. The plan was for a fairly simple low part kit (after the 600+ part Bradley). Then I went and complicated things by adding an Eduard PE set. :)

    Obligatory sprue shots.

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    Just got the lower hull done today, the PE slowed me down a bit as I had to grind off a fair bit of plastic, and there were a lot of ejector marks on the side plates that needed sorting.

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    Looks like all your hard work has paid off as looks very good even from a hull perspective
    Look forward to more
    Regards

    Robert
     
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    Excellent start Bob, looking forward to following your build ;)
     
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    Cheers gents. :)
     
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    Spent a couple of hours tonight putting some complex (for me) photoetch together in the form of the three ammo racks. I think I'm starting to get the hang of it, each one was progressively better and I've started to work out how to use the tool to clamp parts for gluing, not just for bending. :)

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    real nice start to this one,looking good so far,;)
     
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    Cheers Moni. :)
     
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    Great start Bob
     
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    Nice start Bob.

    I know I keep saying it, but anyone who tackles P.E. has my utmost praise. I know I have neither the patience, nor the skill to even contemplate letting my mitts anywhere near the stuff!........:eek:
     
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    Thanks Ian & Ron.

    One thing this hobby has taught me is patience, and also to get up and walk away when my patience is exhausted. :D
     
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    Looking good Bob, great start.

    Have fun, John
     
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    Cheers John. :)
     
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    Snowman We come in peace, so shoot to kill!

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    On the roll again!

    Looking good, definitely liking the ammo racks!:cool:
     
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    Cheers Gavin.

    Yep, straight on to the next one, its my stress relief. :D
     
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    Nice work Bob.
     
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    Cheers Colin. :)
     
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    After several hours work, I got the ammo racks finished, including multiple bends in 31 tiny pieces to make the clips. :confused:

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    They do look good Bob, nice work.
     
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    Coming along a treat Bob, nice work with the pe mate;)
     
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