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Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by Fishcarver, May 21, 2006.
Before and After
....the original ABC Model and the Tractor Plant rescale!!
Wow, they sure know what they are doing down at that tractor plant!
They do some very professional work there! 8)
The difference is in the details!
Memo from Sergey
"Red Banner" State Tractor Factory #187
"The Party always finds you."
Many thanks for your words of solidarity and approval for the output of the Red Banner Tractor Plant. My fraternal socialist colleagues and I are pleased to be able to be presenting both a decent model, and a build thread that incorporates a bit of "Fun", (assuming that "Fun" is a dialectically appropriate concept! ).
At the danger of getting an unlimited, all-expenses paid Siberian vacation, I will risk telling you that most of what we Tractor Plant Boychiks now know, we learned on this Forum.
We are now taking summer vacation. After finishing up the BMP, we will return with a BIG new project!!!
Best regards from Wintergrad,
Sergey, Sr. Sgt. K, The Zampolit and the rest of the TP Boyz!
Frog Russkie Rocket
Dear Comrade Fishguy,
You have done a most excellent job of assembeling this Tactical Missile!!!...I have one of the old Sam Kits from the 1970's that I may tackle one of these days...it really needs a lot of cleaning up to make the kit buildable...but they look soooo cool when they are finished....Once again , you did an excellent job on this kit...absolutey:grin: outstanding!!!
Wow, your rescale is fantastic. What a difference between that and the original.
Gang: your kind words are much appreciated!
It's not all that hard to do. Get some good reference material and if at all possible, some decent 3-view drawings. Rescale the model. Then, figure out how to replace everything on the model that is printed in 2D with 3D. (My model railroading buddies refer to this as "Creative Gizmology".
Sure, there are mistakes:
My road wheels are a little too small for a PT-76 drive train. (They were turned out of wood dowels with a Dremel). And I'd build the transport cradle out of styrene tube next time, for a finer effect. I've left off the pioneer tools, too.
But hey, this is only my 4th card armour build. The point is (as I tell my carving students) to finish each piece and build upon the lessons that it teaches. A lot was learned here, from the rest of you!