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Old 02-08-2011, 10:13 PM
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DML Dicker Max WIP

I'm guilty i've been away from PA myself but i'm always watching.
Anyway this is the kit i've been working on of late and I must say a pretty good one at that.

This is not a kit you can just slam and jam together so study the instructions,take a good look at the parts and dry fit,dry fit and dry fit some more.

When others have done a SBS of a kit I just do what I call a diary of what I get done each day and post that, so i'll catch you up to the point i'm at as of today.

First days work was getting the lower hull together.


Since the top was open I went to work on some Voyager PE ammo bins the next day.



The PE locker was narrower than the kits so I had to place a spacer in the door storage slot so the door wouldn't fall out.

I used the kit parts on the rear panel because of the excellent detail the third day.

and also installed items on the rear.


The next day I needed some more storage boxes and while I was at it made the seat frames too.

The back rest even work,sexy


I spent all day assembling the gun breech and sight.


Sunday while waiting on the Super Bowl to get underway I installed a few small parts,cleaned and dry fitted some others.

Drilled the scissor scope bracket and shaft,then put a pin through it so it can be swung around out of the way when need be.



Then today I put the working suspension on and prepped all the road and return wheels.


That's it, now you're as up to date as I. What's the plan for tomorrow?????
I may work some on my Trumpeter Sturer Emil that i've got going too.

So until next time stay warm.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:49 PM
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Whoa! Nice work Tony, I really dig the photo-etch work

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:30 AM
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Tony, AKA Pvt Mutt.

1st of all, thank you for posting your latest build here on planetarmor.

2nd I really, really (yes that is 2 reallies) like your style of posting as you call it; "When others have done a SBS of a kit I just do what I call a diary of what I get done each day and post that"

I am like you and prefer more of a "DIARY" style posting then "SBS".

I have tried to "SBS" and FAILED miserably with that.

My style is to build and when it is time to, OR not time to post some in-progress photos as I go along. Like they say; "with a wing and a prayer", BUT that is me!

"SBS", "Diary" or what-ever, how-ever style, The main mission is to post model builds here on planetarmor.

You have a cool build going on with your DML Dicker Max and sounds like a very interesting subject to share here on planetarmor.

I along with MANY OTHERS are Looking forward to seeing further updates of your build.
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Great job so far. I have this kit but it is in the stash along with so many others. Some day when I am 175 years old I may get to it. That is if I don't buy any new kits before then.

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The PE is so pretty one would almost not want to paint it...
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:17 AM
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The PE is so pretty one would almost not want to paint it...
Could not be said more precisely...
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The PE is so pretty one would almost not want to paint it...
"to paint or not to paint..."
Shakespeare could not have said it any better.
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Got to have paint folks. Those fighter jocks would just love to target all that shiny.

The guys who build almost the entire machine out of PE are the ones I hate to see painted. So much hard work.

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OK,

the decision has been made...PAINT IT!
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Yeah it has to be painted. I think a model looks so much better when it is painted. The ones I do hate to see painted over are the ones that are extensively made by scratch with lots of sheet plastic and such. That is real modelling. P.E. can be a pain but everything is right there for you with the folding points clearly defined (most of the time) and the parts already defined. Tony, how much snow did you get there in Missouri? We haven't had any since mid Dec (knocking on wood).

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