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Group Build #2: Progression?

Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by PanzerProfile, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. PanzerProfile

    PanzerProfile New Member

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    Hi all!

    The Group Build II will start today! So get yourself ready! :p
    You can inform the others on progress or ask questions in this topic.
    As for my own progress: I'll be off to a shop tomorrow...

    Good luck everyone!
     
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    I opened the box and looked at the instructions - I'll think about reading them tomorrow :grin:
     
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    I got the box opened. Laid out the sprues. Will get busy this weekend.
     
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    I have a busy week coming up - my model will remain in its box until next Saturday (10th) :(
     
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    I intend to get building today.
     
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    With one course at work just finished and another probably due to start in a week (Finishing in April) I'm unlikely to have sufficient freetime to take part this time... :(

    Maybe next time...
     
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    Too bad Simonr! Isure hope you can join us next time.

    To all the others, you seem to be taking an easy start... I bought my kit yesterday, and I will start working on it tonight. :)
    About the kit:
    I've got myself an expensive PST kit (you may have heard of the brand, it was recommended to me by Roel) of a Russian ISU-152. The info on the box tells me this model has seen no more than 1 prototype for production, so it otta be a beauty :p
    I'm very happy with it though, because it comes with a sheer truckload of extra parts: spare fuel drums, cables, tracks, even extra barrels and mantlets. Enough to scrap build from! :D Yeey! :cool:

    Good luck to you all, and keep all of us informed!
     
  8. JCalhoun

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    I have a PST KV-2. Not a bad kit at all. Not the same level as Dragon or Tamiya though. I think you will be pleased with it.
     
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    Thanks, good to hear so! I've no experience with Tamyia but I know Dragon's really good. Enlightened to see what PST's going to bring me.


    I have one question though:

    Did the ISU-152 have have rubber rims on it's wheels (both roadwheels and track return rollers), or were they fully metal/steel? Cause I can't really tell from the box and I need to know for accurate painting.

    Thanks a lot in advance!
     
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    The IS series had all steel wheels.When doing the tracks,you'll probably have to trim a few teeth off the drive sprocket where they mesh with the track.It won't be noticable.
     
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    BTW,I've completed the road wheels and part of the hull.I might be finished with the construction part today.
     
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    PST are nice kits, and very generous with 'spares' :wink:

    I actually got the chance to start my model! I now have the lower hull all glued together. Sadly, owing to an unusal way the kit fits together, and vague instructions, and me being dense, I think that I have now created a lower hull that is slightly too short to fit the upper hull to... :oops:
     
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    Me and Boba are well on our way.I've got the turret/turret interior of my TD built and painted.Boba just finished the wheels and lower hull of her TD.We're taking a break for breakfast right now.
     
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    well unfortunately it seems to be a little disappointment here, the kit parts don't come together as easily as I hoped. I have to adjust almost every part to make them fit, which ruins my early paintwork.
    The tank is coming along well though, despite the parts not fitting very well I succeeded in completing the lower hull and most parts on the upper hull, so now the tracks and smaller parts need to be done.
    I have thesame problem as you though ricky, the upper and lower hull aren't going to fit that easily... ;)
    Good luck!
     
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    On PST kits you have to do a lot of trimming.Just be patient and test fit everything first.They really build into nice kits.If you use the decals that come with the kit,gloss-coat the vehicle after they are applied.Then dull-coat the kit when the gloss is dry.Otherwise the decals appear very shiny.Actually,this is a great technique to use with all decals.
     
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    thanks for the tips sturmtiger. I already found out that testfitting is crucial in this model, but it works fine.
    The problem with the gloss and dull coats is that I don't have any of those, not do I have an airbrush so I might not be able to apply it...
     
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    Gloss and dull coats should be available as a spray,the same as paint.
     
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    I've got my TD built and base coated.Next comes the detail painting.It's been kind of a drag seeing that 1950willys has passed.He was an integral part of the hobbies section of the forum.I'm gonna try and work in a tribute to him with this build.
     
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    Yep. It's just not the same.

    PM sent.
     
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    That's a lovely idea. Mind if I do the same?
     

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