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On 7/22/2022 at 5:46 PM, LSP_K2 said:

The bad news. Spraying out on the deck, I accidentally sent the whole thing tumbling to the deck surface, picking up all manner of dirt, grass bits and other crud. However, no major damage was sustained, and complete cleanup will just be a matter of lightly buffing with some mild Scotch-Brite.

 

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IIRC This  is your second boo boo spill. You need to corral your paint bottles cowboy. And stick the tank down with Blu Tack.  

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15 hours ago, Rick Griewski said:

IIRC This  is your second boo boo spill. You need to corral your paint bottles cowboy. And stick the tank down with Blu Tack.  

 

Not with this kit, I don't think. I'm normally very careful when I'm painting. Waiting for some more Tamiya colors right now so I can resume. My goal had been to begin painting before July ended, so I've at least accomplished that much, which pleases me a bunch.

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Oh Boy, tracks! Tonight I began the time consuming (and tedious) task of cleaning up and assembling the track runs for this baby. 100 pieces per side, at least as a starting point, but I'll adjust as needed.

 

Cleaned up, pinned, excess pin cut off and pin head glued in place. (This is but 20 links out of one hundred per side, so I still have quite a way to go.)

 

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The best thing though, is the fact that track flex remains.

 

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1 hour ago, LSP_Mike said:

I do sets of five. Do a few, then assemble.

 

Yep, I'm doing ten at a time, less boring that way, as assembly itself is a bit more fun than cleaning the individual pieces.

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41 minutes ago, Rick Griewski said:

I saw a set of tracts from the kit on eBay.  If you want more spares to mount On the tank let me know.  We can split a set. 

 

It's a nice thought, Rick, and I appreciate it. For the moment, I'll live with what I have, as they did give me 10 extra links. Right now I'm considering the eventual purchase of the Trex set for my IA. 

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Good news, and not so good news. The good news? My order of Tamiya paints for this effort arrived a couple of days ago, when I was away from the house. The bad news? The XF-90, which is supposed to be red brown, is actually more green than anything, though that doesn't seem to show up well in the photo. So, now I have to order more paint, wait a few days for it to be delivered, and that, combined with a complete lack of passion at the moment, means I'll probably not get it finished for the show in September. I will soldier on when and as the mood strikes, so will eventually finish it. This sucks.

 

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9 hours ago, N.H.71 said:

I‘ve seen this video also mentioning the brown being more like a green in the bottle but when sprayed turning into brown. Strange.

 

Interestingly, that's exactly what's happened to me too. Both patches of the -90, now appear to be an excellent chocolate color, with just a teeny hint of red, perfect for this early Panzer, so it'll be OK to use "as-is". Very strange indeed.

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Hace 10 horas, LSP_K2 dijo:

Hasta aquí todo bien. Se trata de 80 piezas de vía, limpiadas, fijadas y pegadas. Nuevamente, pequeños pasos, pero mejor que ningún paso.

 

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Y una vez más se mantiene el track flex, que es excelente (y necesario).

 

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Ese tedioso trabajo avanza poco a poco y se ve muy bien.

 

 

 

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Apparently I can't count. What I thought was 80, turned out to actually be 60, so tonight I made it my mission to finish the other 40. What you see here is now 100 pieces even, enough for one side of the vehicle. From this experience, I now suspect it'll be quite some time before I tackle the 1:16 Panzer IA!

 

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