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Old 01-27-2007, 04:58 PM
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Tristar 38(t) E/F

I guess that these little guys are pretty popular at the moment. I began this a couple of weeks ago, before I had my vBench set-up. I've taken some photo's along the way in anticipation that I'd be up and running soon.

I have no particular vehicle in mind with this build, so this is pretty much OOTB. I generally place my kits into some sort of scene, so I'll probably be including that portion in my V-builds also.

As I opened the box I remembered that I had built the Italeri (?) kit some 25 or so years ago. I think I remember building it when I was in my teens. So for a bit of comparison and nostalgia, a few shots of the old and the new.

I like the way my original has held-up...what if that was as good as I'll ever be? This could be scary! Let's see what happens.
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More to follow soon. I struggle more with the camera/upload/posting part at the moment more than I do the actual build.

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Old 01-27-2007, 05:31 PM
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Nice subject Rick.

It seems everybody is into one of those these days. Im going to have to get me one too. The old kit was a good one, considering its age, and your build came out pretty good.

Got any ideas as far as the scene for it? Well be following your post with great interest

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You'll get used to it.

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Old 01-28-2007, 06:21 AM
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I like the 38t's and looking forward to your build. That Italeri 38t held up pretty well considering that's it's older than Fletch

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oh great, now I'm the age comparison!
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Nice to see another one in progress.

It really is a great kit, have fun with it.

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Old 01-28-2007, 01:15 PM
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Siim, yea I really like the kit so far...no real surprises. Fletcher, I thought that the age thing was a compliment!!!

More updates soon, thanks guys.
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Adrian Cronauer [imitating Walter Cronkite]: I just want to begin by saying to Roosevelt E. Roosevelt, what it is, what it shall be, what it was. The weather out there today is hot and shitty with continued hot and shitty in the afternoon. Tomorrow a chance of continued crappy with a pissy weather front coming down from the north. Basically, it's hotter than a snake's ass in a wagon rut.
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So the finished model is one you did 25 years ago. wauw, it's looking real great, I understand your concern.

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Hi all,

Got a few more steps done on the 38(t).



Attatched the suspensioin. I was careful enough ( for a change ) with the glue, so it is still workable. I'll be keeping the wheels off for now, at least till I get a bit of paint on her.

Next began some work on the upper hull.





As you can see there are some gaps, or mis-alignment, that I just couldn't seem to tighten-up.

So a bit of filler. I was able to fill the gaps with my Green Putty thinned with Testors Thin cement. I dropped a bit of putty in the larger gaps with the aid of a toothpick, then smoothed things out with the brush.

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On working on the engine deck, I found that one of the covers had a 'nick' in it which needed some fixing.





Because the chip was on the edge, I decided to build it up with a bit of 2 part Apoxie Sculpt rather than my Green Putty - it tends to be a little more durable.

Thanks, more later -
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Good progress. I had problems with some gaps too.
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