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Old 08-23-2006, 10:57 AM
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Here is my latest project and my first ever 1/48 scale AFV. I was at the LHS on Monday and I came across this kit. I was like - who the h*ll is Hobby Boss! I wasn't that interested until the shopkeeper opened it up and I was sold! I just can't describe the feeling but here are some shots of the sprues to show you.

Boxart


The roadwheels


Chassis interior parts


Turret and some hull parts


Suspension parts, idler wheels, sprocket wheels and exterior hull fittimgs


Turret, some hull interior parts and gun parts


Engine and transmission parts


Upper and lower hull


Tow cable, transparent lens and check this out - PE grill molded with the plastic frame. OK, the PE grill is a bit to big and doesn't look that fine molded in but you got to give Hobby Boss credit for trying something new.


So for all that at a very reasonable price of USD10.30, how could I not buy it? :lol:

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:16 AM
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This kit looks like fun! Nice buy.
So are you going to start on it right away, or finish some older projects first?


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Old 08-23-2006, 12:01 PM
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Whoauu!! Looks great! With interior and everything. And what a price! I'm sure I have bought 3 of those! Well I can be sure I don't find it from finland.

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Old 08-23-2006, 12:21 PM
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I can not stop myself from building it. I started building as soon as got back from work and this is what I completed tonight.

Side sponson damper housings back and front.




These are the interior sidewalls and firewall. Look at all those pin ejector marks that need to be filled


Overhead shot of the lower hull. The front is to the left.


Driver's, hull gunner's seat and steering arms completed


The rear chassis compartment with batteries, engine frame and sprocket fittings


Engine, fan and transmission dry fitted to the hull. I forgot to fill in those ejector marks. I will re-do them.


Front view of the fan. Nice isn't it?


Inside the front hull with spare MG magazines and driving dials


Exhaust mufflers and radiators


Left side view of the lower hull


Right side view


Also completed the gun but too tired to take photos. Need sleep!

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Old 08-23-2006, 12:22 PM
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Looks Da*n great!

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Old 08-23-2006, 12:26 PM
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That's what keeps me going! Can't wait to see it all done.

It's actually quite an easy build. Nowhere near as good as Tamiya, DML or Tristar but the parts fit quite well and the locating pins are cleverly done so that you can't make a mistake. Only problem is all those mold seams and ejector marks - minor problem though.

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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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Old 08-23-2006, 01:29 PM
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You are fast! I agree, the fan is a beauty. Strangely it makes me want to buy the Trumpeter 1:16 version. :lol:


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Old 08-23-2006, 03:27 PM
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It probably makes you want to but the Trumpeter kit because these are just scaled down versions of the Trumpeter kits! They look reallly nice, though, this might be my 1st quarter scale tank kit!
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:27 PM
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Hi Man...are you sleep

Agreed with you...I got the T-34/76 & T-34/85 last weekend...and I cannot stop to built it...I'm working on the T-34/85 version...and I will posted the pictures later...But I never build it faster than you! I need SLEEP :lol:

Again...Great work and can't wait to see it complete...
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:55 PM
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At work now and I am so sleepy .

I want to finish the construction by this weekend. It's quite fun to build without worrying whether the parts are accurate/correct. Brings back good memories of times when there were no AM stuff and everyone built OOTB.

Marco
Can't wait to see a detailed build post from you.

Ok...time for coffee.

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