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Old 11-12-2019, 04:44 PM
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Hi,

The interior*concerning the lower hull is*now mostly completed and ready to paint. Most of it went together without major issues. Only the ventilator belt detail on the Part side were*
a bit too large, so I decided to go with only the pulleys and add the belt later.*

It's pretty cramped in there, but most of the large details are dry fitted and can be removed to allow painting.










This is how the hull looks when empty:






This is the engine disassembled:




And this is the whole thing laid down on the table.





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Old 11-18-2019, 12:23 AM
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:12 PM
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:46 AM
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Thank you, Lost Legionar and Gopher.

The Interior is now painted. I'm going with polish early camo scheme, which they called japanese style camo and which the vehicles in estonian service had as well. The scheme has three exterior colors - bluish gray, sand yellow and olive green divided with a thin black line, and interior of these vehicles were painted with the same bluish gray.

Painting the main color of interior didn't go too well though - I tried many different grays, but most ideal seemed to be an old half-a-jar of Modelmaster RLM63 that I had in my stash. My Airbrush didn't like this old paint too much and the result was a bit of grainy surface on the side walls and floor. Weathering and other details do good job to hide this, but seems that for the exterior I have to find a new jar of this MM paint (which is hard/expensive to find in Europe) or find an alternative gray.


















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Old 11-22-2019, 08:25 PM
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Wow

Christjan you have excelled yourself with the perfect attention to detail
weathering and painting.

It is impressive to see the large amount of brass used on the model.

I unfortunately do not have the exceptional skills and will not be detailing the schnellboot like your TKS. Lol

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Old 11-28-2019, 03:56 AM
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Thanks, Mike.
You over-exaggerate the skills thing a little - I'm just a slowly learning hobbyist like everyone else. My lately acquired soldering station helps the brass part though and has made assembling the etched parts easier and more enjoyable.

The next thing to deal with, is the front and the rear glacis, both with the hatches. The hatches are from Part set and are meant to be soldered together of two sides and had these little hinge pins to be seated in the grooves of the plastic plate. The grille part on the rear hatch were a bit more challenging and needed some care because of the construction Part uses. Instead of interlocking assembly, they have little pins and the ribs were not fixed in the position. The plastic part of the rear glacis were too fragile at the end too, so I decided to do one myself using brass sheet.





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Old 11-29-2019, 10:15 PM
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Where does the madness end? Great job on the PE
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