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Post  Highlander on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:06 pm

This is the vehicle I will do , the kit will be pretty much straight out of the box,I will also use the Moroe Perdue waterwheel mini diorama as a base and a figure ( I'm sorry I do not know what make the figure is as I've had it for a few years but it came in a little black box !)








I have made a limited start , I built up the basic suspension but left it articulated so that I could make all the wheels touch the base ,I have also done some tyre damage on the tyre edges with a scalpel , I hope to do a winter scene with snow on the ground and a whitewashed vehicle but this plan may change !



more to follow . . . .

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Excellent start Brian

Post  Jenny Ryan on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:17 pm

I never thought of it before but I can see the waterwheel with icicles formed on the paddles now ! The translucent blue of opaque frozen water .

Ooooooh now I want to make a snow angel , it is soooo hot here ! Cool

Sorry back to the build , I have pictures of the prototype of this vehicle with the upper hull made of wood with the rivets actually painted on !

I suppose there is a fair amount of interior visible with the Hanglefette turret ?

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Re: Brian's build Aufklarungspanzer 38(t) updated 27/04/09

Post  Kreighshoer on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:35 pm

nice start brian!

for inspiration:


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Waterwheel

Post  Highlander on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:03 pm

Yup ,that's the kind of thing I'm aiming for , when I first saw the waterwheel I thought of it frozen up ,maybe not quite so much ice Laura ! , I have some snow stuff that Hugo Luyten sent me (he used it on his Dumvee dio ) so I've been looking for an excuse to use it .we'l see how it goes ,Jenny ,I wouldn't moan about it being too hot ,it's wet and cold and horrible here Sad

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Update 27th jan

Post  Highlander on Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:08 pm

Tracks fitted and everything shaped to meet the groundwork .



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Great Start Brian

Post  Richie on Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:39 am

I really love that paddle wheel kit , I am eager to see the wet transfers when Jenny uses them on hers ! I really love the iced over paddle wheel idea .

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Re: Brian's build Aufklarungspanzer 38(t) updated 27/04/09

Post  Kreighshoer on Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:19 am

good progress brian! the track seems to be one link short, have you tried the look with one more link?

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Track links

Post  Highlander on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:59 am

Hi Laura

yes you are probably right about the number of links , I wanted them quite tight as most of the winter photos show the track run tighter looking ,maybe it is the cold contracting them ,I don't know, but I just thought that it looked better this way ,I am working away from home this week so not much progress ,|I have added the kink in the fender and made sure the hull front fits ok but apart from that not a lot done ,I'm pretty much doing an out of the box build though .

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Re: Brian's build Aufklarungspanzer 38(t) updated 27/04/09

Post  RickLawler on Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:01 am

Hi Brian
I must admit that little water wheel base caught my eye when I first saw it...pretty cool. Say, do you happen to know exactly what Hugo gave you for the snow? I'd really appreciate some WIP of your snow/base work. I've got a winter scene on tap that I looking for all the tricks I can get.

Thanks....oh btw, the Refectory is still here.

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Nice base!

Post  Shaggy on Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:23 am

I wanted to get that Monroe Perdue base when I first saw it, but it was a bit small for the vehicle I wanted to put on it. The 38t chassis looks like the perfect fit! I can't wait to see this all finished, especially if you do the frozen waterwheel!

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Re: Brian's build Aufklarungspanzer 38(t) updated 27/04/09

Post  Jose A. Azorin on Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:34 am

Hi Brian,
The Monroe Perdu base is really nice. I like very much and I think I'll use it for one of my projects. The photo posted by Laura is superb. If you achieve that effect in your paddle wheel the base will be fantastic.
On the other hand, I also think this track need one link more but it your taste and decision. Go on, Brian!

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Interior paintwork update

Post  Highlander on Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:32 pm

I started to do some interior painting , I want a vehicle with the worn look of an Eastern front winter ,always damp and cold and dirty ,some oil washes and chipping ,not a lot will be seen through the turret so I'm not doing any detailing ,I'll be happy if it looks ok through the turret grills




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Post  Jenny Ryan on Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:18 am

That looks really nice Brian Very Happy I think that will look really cool through the turret .

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Re: Brian's build Aufklarungspanzer 38(t) updated 27/04/09

Post  lupanzer on Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:42 am

Dear Brian.

...the interior is looking cool...and the base from Monroe Perdu that you chose is amazing!...I hope to see a great job!

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Aufklarungspanzer

Post  G Cooper on Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:40 am

This is really looking good. I really like what you have done to the side walls. It looks lived in, but not 300 years old like some do with their weathering.
I was a little curious as I'm about to start on the tracks of my Dragon Marder, did you have any difficulties or problems with the tracks? I've read on the net that several others said they were very loose and hard to get a good sized run together.

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re - progress

Post  Highlander on Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:43 pm

Thanks for your comments all

I did not have any trouble with the tracks Gary , I think I have put in one link less than was recommended but I wanted a fairly tight run ,I built then in runs of about 20 ,then just bent them round to shape and joined them up on the vehicle .

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Post  Highlander on Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:06 pm

Upper Hull superstructure now in place (not the best fit in the world I have to say) , I think it looks suitably lived in now ,I may add a few personal items that I can paint up and slip in later ,It is an enjoyable project though ,I'm looking forward to the hairspray whitewash ! Twisted Evil





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Re: Brian's build Aufklarungspanzer 38(t) updated 27/04/09

Post  Kreighshoer on Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:12 pm

good pace brian! this lil bugger takes shape already! i'm looking forward to the whitewash! to the whole scenery anyway - inspiration is out there enough with all that dreaded snow and ice europe is hit with!

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re inspiration

Post  Highlander on Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:20 pm

Hi Laura

Yes ,there has been big white heaps of inspiration all round my house for the past few days !

I now have the mudguards in place ,more pics to follow soon

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Re: Brian's build Aufklarungspanzer 38(t) updated 27/04/09

Post  Bob Letterman on Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:15 pm

Hey Brian,

Somehow I missed this so far. It is really looking great! The 38T is coming along nicely, and you have done an excellent job with the base! Looking forward to seeing it finished!

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A little more progress

Post  Highlander on Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:46 am

Thanks you for your kind comments Bob.

I have added the fenders (including the infamous "kink" ) , this is probably one of the worst fitting Dragon kits I have built , the engine cover fit is bad , the tool clamps are vague (I did not replace anything as I really don't want to get involved in a huge correction/improvement thing when i have so many things on the go at once !) ,I'm just trying to do any major fit issues and hopefully leave it looking half decent ! ,It is a cool vehicle and really worthy of spending some extra time on .Anyway ,tools are on ,some boxes ,fenders .Not a huge amount left to do on the hull ,exhaust and some stowage and detailing .I'm just trying to work out what order to do things before painting .

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Very Cool Looking vehicle

Post  Jenny Ryan on Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:01 am

Looking good Brian , Very Happy I really like the shape of these ! Very german hexagonal build ! I love the bent down fender & bent up corner on the tool box .

Now what is that in the background ??? Shocked A Swedish S Tank ? Question Question Question

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"S Tank"

Post  Highlander on Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:57 pm

Hi Jen

Not quite an S tank but similar design ,given my madness for anything German ,big and heavily armed this ticks all the boxes , It is a paper panzer based on an E100 running gear in braille scale ,I'm just going to paint it for Cromwell alongside my other stuff .should be fun ,I'm thinking splinter and zig zags Twisted Evil




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15/0/09 update

Post  Highlander on Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:46 am

More 38t woes !

The stowage boxes that come with the kit are too wide and overhang the sides when they should be flush with the fender edge so I had to cut and narrow the width of the boxes and add a new rib , the spare track bracket on the front upper hull cannot be used as the track is thicker than the bracket due to the uparmoured plate on the lower hull pushing it out so I just left it empty ,locating holes for the aeriel pot and fire extinguisher are HUGE and need filled or you end up with a gap all the way around the locating pin sigh , I don't know what got into Dragon with this one , I hollowed out the exhaust a bit and gave it a coat of Mr Surfacer ,hopefully the worst is over ,the turret looks like a lot less hassle .




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Re: Brian's build Aufklarungspanzer 38(t) updated 27/04/09

Post  Deano on Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:02 am

Great work so far Brian,the interior looks great and well worn.How is this one building?,Ive heard a lot of people having nightmares with this kit.

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Btw I like the Paper Panzer,which scale is this?

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