FROG 3/4 Tactical Missile Tracked TEL in 1:35

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  1. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

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    I'm not sure exactly which kit manfacturer it was but the thing was pretty much scratch after the guy finished adding the required details he wanted.
  2. Fishcarver

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    Steve: I don't suppose you can recall what mag you saw this in?
    Jim
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    no ... but i will be heading there today in an hour or so.
  4. Fishcarver

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    Assembling the Suspension

    Moving right along here, we begin the final assembly of the suspension. First, the drive sprockets and idler wheels. I was able to get a 1/16" brass rod across the chassis after all.

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  5. Fishcarver

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    The road wheels are being assembled.

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    Once the road wheels are attached, the torsion bars are hardened off with CA glue, and the arms are epoxied into position.

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  7. Fishcarver

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    The track is dry-fitted and checked for length. (you can just barely see the copper foil joining strip in the gap at the bottom)

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  8. Fishcarver

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    The vehicle is now ready for the paint shop!

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  9. Stev0

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    Scale Modeler.... I think was the magazine.

    Unfortunately it wasnt there when I was there.
  10. Fishcarver

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    Another QSP (Quality Socialist Product)

    Here is the finished product, complete with crew!

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  11. Fishcarver

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    The high-priced help inspects the final product.......

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  12. Fishcarver

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    Heres another view.....

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    The launcher in the raised position.........

    I'll post a bunch of detail shots in my Gallery later this week.

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    Fantastic job Fishcarver!

    I've been watching this whole thread with great interest right from the beginning and I must say, "Bloody good job O'l chap, bloody good!" :yep:

    Your attention to detail is astounding and the scale figures bring this model to life!

    I've enjoyed watching you work. Have you decided what your next adventure in card will be? Whatever it is, I know we will enjoy it as much as you and I am looking forward to more.:grin:

    Russell
  15. Fishcarver

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    Russell: Many thanks for the kind words! I too really enjoyed this build. It sure taught me a lot, lemme tell ya!

    I have a couple more Soviet vehicle projects in mind, including a PT-76 amphib tank and a BMP. But what I am really looking forward to tackling is a 1:35 rescale of the ModelCard SCUD B on the MAZ TEL. I will have to scratchbuild an interior for that (and should be able to use some photoetch parts). And I intend to use Eric Truax' SCUD Missile without recolouring. So stay tuned!

    Regards,
    Jim
  16. Stev0

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    I think he cheated and switched in a plastic model in the end.

    =P
  17. Fishcarver

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    Nothin' plastic but the people....

    and a few little detail bits here and there!
    :)

    Jim
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    Ahhh........ so true .......... so true.......... everybody is so shallow and plastic these days!

    But the vehicle looks great!

    Where do you put all these great builds?

    john
  19. Fishcarver

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    John: As far away from my katz as I can get them!!

    Thanx for the kind words!
    Jim
  20. josve

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    Very nice work Jim!!
    Looking forward to the next project.