General Ruoff`s Personal Ride.

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I'm in too Mr. Smiff as this was a really cool wagon!!! 4 WD, air cooled V-8 motor and built by Steyr-Daimler-Puch. If you should run into any probs and/or muck it up, please see my post in the Latest Acquisitions from yesterday for a solution.....Now get crackin'!!!!.....Where have I heard that before Buddy????............

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Hi Allen,good to see you .... I have absolutely no idea where you`ve heard that before?!!!;):tears-of-joy:
They do have that "Certain Something" about them don`t they!.... and yeah.... that is a definitely possible outcome!!
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Should I sit or stand Andy.
Got my good eye on the Dragon, has he eaten this week ?
As part of the Site`s Royalty Sir..... you can sit,stand or lay down...... it`s your prerogative to choose!!:cool:
Cohan hasn`t graced us with his presence for nearly a week now!.... He`s retired to his favourite hidy cave and gone into Broomation,(It`s a reptile equivalent to Hibernation),so when he decides to next arise is anyone`s guess!!:flushed:....
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Looks a nice kit andy , i take it that its going to be grey , with it being Russian front ? ( excuse my ignorance of all things armour ! )
Hi Tony,
It is a cracking little kit...... so far:thumb2:,
Yes,it will be Grey,although i`m still undecided as to do it with remnants of Winter camo white wash on it,just to add a little extra interest:thinking:,
......as for "Ignorance".... Not at all Sir.... If something`s not your usual "thang",then why would you be expected to know all about it?!..... Actually,that makes it all the better to see you look in!!;)
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..... and now for some progress pics.....
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A typically well crafted Tamiya kit,making it a pleasure to build up,and the first stages flew together,........
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All four wheels touching the deck..... always a bonus!!:tears-of-joy: Next up,primer on.......
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and finally,for this update anyway, the "Top side stuff".......
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So there ya go,not overly exciting,but the next update will show it looking much more "Car Like"..... just need to paint some details on the above stuff,and these sub assemblies......
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As always,thanks for your comments,or even just for looking in:thumb2:,
Cheers for now,
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Going together really well Andy. Lovely job so far. You’ll finish it by the end of next week……
By the way, do you have a giant Noddy figure to go in there…..it looks like a version of his car on steroids ;)
Thanks very much Tim:hungry:
Yes,it was always meant to be a nice`n quick build!
Hmmm,I`m afraid i`m right out of Noddys mate....I see what you mean though,it is very much like his chariot!!:tears-of-joy:
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........... and seeing as i can`t help with Tim`s wish for this car`s occupant,here`s the actual Officer in question.........
I give you Colonel General Richard Ruoff......
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He was a very successful, career Soldier/Officer who ended up Commanding the 17th Army,(Army Group A),on the Eastern front from 1st June `42 to 24th June `43.
Despite having some rather dubious mates......(Ruoff is the Guy on the extreme Left of the pic)........
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... He actually survived the war,and died at the age of 83,in March 1967.
(At least he had to suffer the indignation of seeing his Germany Losing to England in the `66 World Cup before he went!!)
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Very clean looking Andy, and quick too.

Hope Rach is ok and Cohan is not sulking with you modelling .
 

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Unfortunately this week has been a bit bereft of benchtime,but i have made a little progress:flushed:.....
I didn`t want to use the kit supplied "Mesh" for the engine grilles,so dug out some old etch bits..... not all the same,but i doubt it`ll be noticed....... unless i get a visit from the the Steyr engine grille Police?!!:rolling:....
Kit stuff......
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awfull rubbish..... the bits i used....
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With a bit of hacking about they came out more or less ok.....
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You may of also noticed that i`m STILL using the left over dials from my Protze Dashboard decals,(They`ve served me VERY well for lots of kits now.Not EXACTLY correct,but as you`ll hardly see them at all,they`ll be fine!!
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There tiz,German Grey`d up..... along side the seats,coming on ok.... I`ve also managed to shove the top chassis together,and decided that would be a good point to put on the decals on the pennents/boards.......
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I`ll get some proper benchtime in tomorrow,so hopefully it`ll be quite close to the final build!!
Cheers for looking in,
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Looking really good Andy……only trouble is that the Steyr police have alerted me to the different meshes you’ve used on the bonnet…….they are on the way and apparently it’s a five year hard labour sentence making individual track links for that infringement :loudly-crying:
 

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Looking really good Andy……only trouble is that the Steyr police have alerted me to the different meshes you’ve used on the bonnet…….they are on the way and apparently it’s a five year hard labour sentence making individual track links for that infringement :loudly-crying:
HA! Very good Tim :thumb2: ,
Thanks for the thumbs up.... gotta go now....
...... it would appear someone`s trying to kick my front door in?!.........
 

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Looking good Andy, and it's a lot less fugly in the flesh.

Far be it from me as a devout Tamiya fan to disrespect the brand but some of their box art is a little slack in certain areas now and then.

Generally brilliant but occasionally a bit of rushing or lack of an eye for the subject creeps in maybe ?
 

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Andy,

Just had a catch-up. Coming on very nicely.

ATB.

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