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Well I'm going with this one for the sherman sig.

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Its been in the stash since june 2012 so I think its ripe. I might even buy a few extras for it.

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Cool!

Great to have you on board Ian ;)

Good luck with it

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nice one Ian, hope to see lots off pics off this one
 

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Just got to finish the lightning before i start on this one.

due to chances of the house sale going through Im trying to keep to one build at a time..

I have not forgotten. maybe ill put some sprue shots upin the near future.

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Just splashed a wash on the lightning so while that dries I took some sprue shots of the Grant.

Still in the bags as I didn't want to start loosing bits!

The detail is pretty good and there is an interior Aaron. That will be fun. The turret has a nice cast effect to the plastic- 'orrible rubber band tracks though. Might see if I can find some better ones...

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Might get to stick some bits together come the weekend.

Ian M

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It looks nice Ian will watch this one
 
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Looks a fine model.

My Sherman has a rubber tracks too, I don't know exactly if I will change them, like all the Sherman ones, are very simple.... O_o
 

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if this is any thing like the Academy Sherman it will go together extremely nicely

when i did my Shermanski the other year i used the rubber tracks with no probs, better than some i can think of
 

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Cheers Paul. The rubber bands look OK I just don't like them that much. A pain to paint and a pain to pose... Each there own.

Right then. Lightning is in the hanger and time for the next victim.

Wise move or not, I have assembled the boggies before painting the wheels. time will tell.

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Made a start on the internals as well. I wonder if there is a resin engine to be had somewhere....Well it is a SIG after all.

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Off shopping again I can see.

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Cheers Polux.

Got a bit more stuck together today, fast getting to the point where I will have to paint some thing soon before I can proceed.

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Take good time with the top hull. Each plate is a separate piece and but joined. The destuctions say to put the hatches on here, but then we wont be able to see inside will we!
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Here is the inside so far, LOTS more to go in there yet, but need to paint the floor first.
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And to wrap up for now, a quick peek at the wheel units with out the clamps...
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I like the work on the wheels Ian. Seems a good kit O_o isn't it?

I'm sad.....on my kit there aren't interiors :sad:

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I like the work on the wheels Ian. Seems a good kit o_O isn't it?I'm sad.....on my kit there aren't interiors :sad:

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That is why there are people that sell them Polux... ;-)

There is a lot of detail missing, all the rivets shown on the outside of the hull are not depicted at all on the inside....Yet.

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It looks this is going to be an interesting work.

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Bit more done. This is a god kit and goes together real easy.

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I made a start on the internal frame which is so visible in the riveted hull.
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Still not found out if I can be worried about the five hundred rivet heads though.

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That is a lot of spotting Ian for the interior. Looks a nice quality kit though and knowing your dedication it will come out a cracker.

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T'is rather a lot Si. The most noticeable are the frames, so I might just stop there.

Looking at the rear deck and the openings it would be a waste of time and money buying an engine for it. I'll save the money for something else.

Still thinking about some tracks though.

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T'is rather a lot Si. The most noticeable are the frames, so I might just stop there.Looking at the rear deck and the openings it would be a waste of time and money buying an engine for it. I'll save the money for something else.

Still thinking about some tracks though.

Ian M
I have a Academy 1/35 Panzer IV and the tracks are just horrid on that too. I think you could be right regarding detailing, it will look awesome with the rivet detail, but the time could end up spoiling the fun of the model in the end. The framing looks superb in plasticard and I do like the cast turret, nice touch in moulding.

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