Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

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Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  fledermaus on Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:44 pm

This is my entry for the group build Very Happy , with some aftermarket sets by eduard and lion roar





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Go for it!

Post  Panzer on Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:37 pm

Is Dragon releasing a new version of this kit?
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Ah getting it out of the stash for the new one !

Post  Jenny Ryan on Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:57 pm

Looking forward to seeing the build on this one Abdin !

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  fledermaus on Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:27 am

Panzer wrote:Is Dragon releasing a new version of this kit?
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Hi Panzer!!

I heard rumors about a smart kit, but not 100% sure, this one have being waiting in the stash for a long time.

Jenny you are right, I better build this one soon before dragon re-release it... No Very Happy

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Ohhhh, shinny things!

Post  RickLawler on Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:30 am

The Lionroar uppers look so cool.

Nice choice, Abdin...

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  fledermaus on Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:00 am

Hi to all!! Very Happy

It’s my first update on this build, Laura, sorry for the delay but I have being working on
3 models at the same time and its driving me crazy! confused I’m not doing it again as the time to work with each is so reduced that its taking forever to finish one, so I focused on the flak panzer witch is awaiting paint orders. I put the 165 panzer build on halt till I finish this one. So here is what I have done till now: Wink

The hull with the suspension parts ready to assemble…


Here is all done…..







I have started to cut part of the hull as per the instructions and working on the Lions
Upper shields. Already started working on the photos so expect it soon. Thanks!! tongue

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  RickLawler on Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:23 am

Hey Abdin,

The plastic parts are nice, but I'm really looking forward to seeing the brass work on this baby.


BTW..I know what you mean about working on multiple projects...man, it can get difficult.

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Kreighshoer on Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:01 am

abdin started? cheers

working on three models at the same time! you don't like it relaxed and easy, do you? well ok ... i have two on the bench and this is already too much for me!

thank you for updating and showing pics of your very clean work! Very Happy cheers

knowing of the voodoo magic of you three musketeers this will be a killer build! bounce

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Noel-Petroni on Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:00 am

Nice choice of vehicle, abdin!

There is nice detail in the fighting compartment in this one. I had one built but sadly used it to practice paint work and weathering and have always wanted to build one seriously.

I'll be watching this with interest and can't wait till you arrive for the interior detail!

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Jenny Ryan on Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:02 am

I have the New Dragon Grille & I compared it to the old Kirin kit that Richie had & there is no comparison , the new kit is amazing !

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  fledermaus on Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:51 pm

Rick...the brass is the next step and I cant wait to start working on it, the eduard set is also used in the next steps, so soon....... Very Happy Very Happy

Laura,I hope to keep the pase now as the flak panzer was put aside just waiting on paint but as the grille is also yellow im painting both at the same time.. Wink

Noel thanks! this is an old kit, so with the aftermarket parts I hope to take it closer to todays kits standards
lets see how this one ends. get the new one and just start building it , is a great kit.. cyclops

Jenny, the new Dragon kits just get better and better every time, so I need to work hard on this one and
make it look really nice compared to the new one.. Suspect

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  noir on Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:03 pm

Hello, looks good so far. Will be following this build. I think I'll receive my smart kit grille H next week so will be interesting to compare these two.
Keep up the good job

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Noel-Petroni on Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:58 pm

Noel thanks! this is an old kit, so with the aftermarket parts I hope to take it closer to todays kits standards
lets see how this one ends. get the new one and just start building it , is a great kit..

I'll take your advice! It's been in the Hobbylink Japan cart for ages...... next week is pay-day.... I'll just click on that dreaded "Confirm Order" button!! Twisted Evil

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  fledermaus on Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:34 am

Noel, I almost fell from my chair when I saw your reply lol! , what most killed me was the Twisted Evil jejeje you are no match for the dark side of the force......
so you just let me know when you get the kit...... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Noel-Petroni on Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:55 pm

Very Happy I don't know if I should tell my wife... that's why the Twisted Evil

I really wish to buy it bounce

Lucky models don't have it and at Hobbylink Japan it's still in stock. Somehow when some items go out-of-stock..... I never see them again!!

It's cheaper for me to by from Lucky or Hobby! They arrive to my door and I don't pay VAT or tax duty!

I'll let you know as soon as I have it Smile Hold on tight!

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new update 5/27/09

Post  fledermaus on Thu May 28, 2009 1:36 am

Hi my friends!! Very Happy Time for a small update on the grille H, this time I started with a small surgery as the sides of the hull must be cut 4.5mm on both sides…..

The side vision port has to be removed and sanded smooth….




Then the guide line is traced and the sides are cut to the new height…….




With the sides corrected I moved to cut the base of the kits side panels as these are required to install the Lions roar ones




This is how it looks when trimmed………


When both sides are cut, the bases are glued to the new PE panels……..




Next step is the replacement of the plastic barrel with an Aber aluminum one, the stock
Barrel has to be trimmed from the base……..




Here the new barrel is installed and some PE details are added from the Edward set


Now the fire wall gets the sanding treatment, all the details are removed to be replaced with PE parts………….




With the fire wall installed on the hull the floor fuel tanks get some PE anti skid plate


That’s all for the moment, already working on the rear deck and interior PE details
More soon, thanks!!!! tongue

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Richard Marchand on Thu May 28, 2009 1:50 am

Nice progress But the real deal here is: What's that cool looking sanding machine you're using? I want some details Very Happy

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  fledermaus on Thu May 28, 2009 3:03 am

Hi Richard!!

This is my sanding machine, I love this little gadget, it has different attachments with different shapes, you just chose the grid and apply the self adhesive sandpaper to the desired sanding shape adapter.7000 strokes /minute with 2.5mm stroke. Got it from micromark.com



Here it is compared to my stug III in size



Comes with this different shapes adapters straight or angled


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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Richard Marchand on Thu May 28, 2009 3:30 am

Thanks for the link Abdin. That tool is going straight at the top of my "tool I must buy list" Very Happy

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Kreighshoer on Thu May 28, 2009 6:27 am

wow abdin! major surgery! you are a brave man! Shocked

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Jenny Ryan on Thu May 28, 2009 6:53 am

NIIIICCCCCEEEE Cool I would have gone the easier way but doing all this is where modelling is all about Wink !

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  holmerz on Thu May 28, 2009 9:37 am

Nice surgery Abdin, your effort will be well worth the work.

Looking forward to see more.

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  Noel-Petroni on Thu May 28, 2009 11:10 pm

Very neat surgery! The side shields look far better than the plastic ones that look even thick.

Cool sander you've got there! Must save a lot of time in sanding!

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  noir on Fri May 29, 2009 6:17 pm

Hello, looking nice so far. It is interesting to compare the two kits. Actually as I see, this older grille surprisingly has better detail on some parts of the interior floor. I think it is a challenge to improve this kit, the question is how "correct" grille are you building :-)

Keep posting

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Re: Abdin's build: Dragon Grille 138/1 H FINISHED 10/31/2009

Post  fledermaus on Fri May 29, 2009 8:21 pm

Laura you already know how we (voodoo boys) like complicate things(kits), but thats the name of the game cyclops

Jenny you are 100% right, I like the challenge on doing this "inferior" kits as they help you keep your skills sharp
and improve in the ones that need a little more practice Very Happy

Noel thanks, the Lion roar set looks nice but it has some mayor mistakes, I will explain in the next up date, about the sanding machine, just go for it, it saves you an incredible amount of time in sanding kits parts, Im addicted to it cyclops

HI Tibor, the old kit has good detail inside, the only down part is that the transmission is very simple and the steering controls are missing completely. I have the Edward kit, but Im not planning on super detailling it, just
adding the basic missing details. I already ordered the steering control set in PE and a set of brass ammo but I think thats going to be all.....I hope tongue

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