SimonT - 1/35 Miniart Dingo - Rons Recon GB

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Kind of like the garage attendants in 'Ferris Buelers Day Off'. The "test drives" are often their own reward. PaulE
 

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I got a call from Inspector Corner (of the Yard) to say that the Dingo had been located

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Once back in the workshop I added a few more parts

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various small bits of etch and three plastic bits still to add once I figure out where they are meant to go.....
 

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Looks like it returned w/o damage. Looking very good. PauE
 

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Must have run out of petrol...good thing those yellow buggers didn't run it off the road. Nice little final additions Simon.

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Plenty of nice PE adding to the detail Simon, you shouldn't trust those minions!
 

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Steve - these Miniart kits are certainly comprehensive. They provide a good sized fret of etch - I think some of it must be for a different version though as I am unable to locate quite a few bits in the instructions. A lot of manufacturers give you a shaded diagram or list of parts not needed for the build but they don't appear to bother

Paul - well it was up on bricks.....

Richard - thanks. Various little bits being added - not far to go now

Graeme - ta


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well, I have managed to fold and add four teeny etch brackets - didn't know what they were for, however, having found a stowage diagram it seems they held a wallet style map case so I will knock one up (probably from pewter) and install it

End of GB came and went without any fanfare as usual - nearly time for paint.........
 
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Hi Simon
Glad it was returned so you could continue with the microscopic detailing.
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Steve - no coat of arms, sorry

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this is what it should look like

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this was my first attempt - looking at it now it is rubbish (modelling when tired didn't work) so there will be a MkII version

Looking at the same reference photo I see that there should be some handles on the vision slot hinges - these are missing from the kit
 

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Hi Steve - 0.152mm but thickness is not the problem, it fits just right in the etch brackets

The problem is I got the angle wrong on the flap corners and the snap fasteners are way too big

1/10 must try harder......
 

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Scottie - couldn't leave it like that :smiling5:

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decided to draw it up in CAD during lunchtime yesterday then printed it out - paper is about same thickness as pewter but it has a bit of texture to it

much better this time

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added some handles to the window openers as none in kit

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added strip and rivets along side of can racks - there were some etch bits for this but I lost one to the carpet
 

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Nice work on the map case. The texture will paint up well. Liking the damage on the cans. Great stuff
 
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