What's on the Bench?

David Lovell

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The152 currently on hold as other half sent home to work ,seven cases of covid in the office so have lost the spray booth/work bench (dining room table) . Have squeezed on one end and managed to start a future build won't say what it is I'll keep you guessing ,1/72 of course made by PST so not surprised nothing fits ,no glazing for the cab ,if you've got some brass rod you can supply your own axels all pretty par for the course but a great little subject and not too bad if your prepared to put the time in. All the little sub assembly's I find it easier to build on the sprue saves having loads of little bits floating about.......at this point I to ran in to pic probs .........so sorry for wasting your time. Dave
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Well sat on the throne this am dont know what I did but reduced the pic to eighty per cent and it worked(hope it hasent done my whole album in )but any way you can see what I meant about building on the sprue the little bogey assembly's ,the brick shaped pieces on same spru are the track links for the link and length assembly.
So on to the track assembly's Mmmmmm not the best set of mouldings but I'm not moaning you know what your in for before you even take the lid off of a PST kit you just have to put your head down keep the toys in the pram so without hurling abuse at the dog or kitten keeping it to myself ended up with these
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Not too bad ,always nice to sit back and give yourself a pat on the back for the effort put in. Seem to have photo thing sorted wasn't to bothered John says once the shop site is completed and running this part will get sorted ,I've semi sussed it so let's hope people stay off of his back he has to put his bissiness first. Dave
 
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Andy the Sheep

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Another hour at the bench. Some fiddly parts added, hull and turret dry fitted and tank primed :sick:. Just some small retouch here and there (handles, mainly). Next time is hissing stick time...:sick::hungry:
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The main mistake in this kit is the turret: it's too narrow by almost 1 cm. (0,4 in), but I haven't the guts to gut the turret :cold-sweat: as a friend of mine did (see pic below - pic for discussion only) while building the last version, the one deployed to Iraq. Please also note the difference between his gun barrel (the right one) and the kit one (the one on my tank).
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...and this brings my memory back to the awesome and inspiring job Simon T did resizing a StuG that was too large ... :crying:.

Andrea
 

Tim Marlow

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Another hour at the bench. Some fiddly parts added, hull and turret dry fitted and tank primed :sick:. Just some small retouch here and there (handles, mainly). Next time is hissing stick time...:sick::hungry:
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The main mistake in this kit is the turret: it's too narrow by almost 1 cm. (0,4 in), but I haven't the guts to gut the turret :cold-sweat: as a friend of mine did (see pic below - pic for discussion only) while building the last version, the one deployed to Iraq. Please also note the difference between his gun barrel (the right one) and the kit one (the one on my tank).
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...and this brings my memory back to the awesome and inspiring job Simon T did resizing a StuG that was too large ... :crying:.

Andrea
I seem to remember Simon cutting a Stug IV into so many bits it was more like reassembling sushi than building a kit…..….
 

Tim Marlow

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Sorry these farm tractors keep making it to my bench here’s what I’m working on
Its a custom scratch built manure bucket. The tractor is a Farmall 300 the lift device came off of a international Farmall 544. These are 1/16 scale
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Looks great Lee. Love the way the design keeps the operator as far away from the stinky end as possible as well….
 

Lee Drennen

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Looks great Lee. Love the way the design keeps the operator as far away from the stinky end as possible as well….
Thanks Tim. Never thought of that but a good idea. When your a Farm Boy like me that just smells like money you get immune to it. Lol
 

Andy the Sheep

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Something (very) different on the bench yesterday: TEAC turntable 1:1 scale.
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No output on the left channel so I checked the wiring. First problem: the disconnected red wire. Solved/soldered, but no output yet. There must be some other broken circuit/wire elsewhere... To be investigated...
Today the bench is busy with something more traditional:
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NATO green livery on. All parts are dry fitted as the wheels will need some retouching and tracks still miss the rubber pads painting after they've been coated with Dave's track paint recipe to which I added some "rust" (all Humbrol enamels) :thumb2: .
 

adt70hk

I know its a bit sad but I like quickbuild kits!!!
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Something (very) different on the bench yesterday: TEAC turntable 1:1 scale.
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No output on the left channel so I checked the wiring. First problem: the disconnected red wire. Solved/soldered, but no output yet. There must be some other broken circuit/wire elsewhere... To be investigated...
Today the bench is busy with something more traditional:
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NATO green livery on. All parts are dry fitted as the wheels will need some retouching and tracks still miss the rubber pads painting after they've been coated with Dave's track paint recipe to which I added some "rust" (all Humbrol enamels) :thumb2: .
Nice work Richard. I'm loving experimenting with Dave's track recipe. It's such a brilliantly simple idea!!
 

Tim Marlow

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Something (very) different on the bench yesterday: TEAC turntable 1:1 scale.
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No output on the left channel so I checked the wiring. First problem: the disconnected red wire. Solved/soldered, but no output yet. There must be some other broken circuit/wire elsewhere... To be investigated...
Today the bench is busy with something more traditional:
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NATO green livery on. All parts are dry fitted as the wheels will need some retouching and tracks still miss the rubber pads painting after they've been coated with Dave's track paint recipe to which I added some "rust" (all Humbrol enamels) :thumb2: .
Interesting shot of the Teac part. Have you checked the cartridge end connections? Those wires are so very fine it’s easy to knock them off if the tonearm is accidentally handled badly….
 
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