FV101 Scorpion AFV

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  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Just finished my last project, the Saab J35 Draken, so for my next project it will be the FV101 Scorpion from this forum.
    instructions are 4 pages that I printed in grey scale to conserve color ink, and front to back to save paper.

    The parts printed out on 3 pages of 110 Lb card stock

    Attached Files:

  2. Zathros

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    Looking forward to this. Make sure you use heavier card stock for the main body (110 lb.) , you won't regret it! :)
  3. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    The parts plan sheets are printed om 110 lb card stock, but I am already thinking that I might have to print one of the parts sheets on 20 lb paper just to make rolling the gun tube easier.
  4. Zathros

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    You definitely must use common sense in these things. 110 lb. stock rolls really well, but not for super small stuff. :)
  5. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I'll see how the card stock rolls then if needed I'll print it on 20 lb paper
  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Update today:
    Step 1 is the upper hull part 1 cut out edges colored and folded
    20120829_134436.jpg
    Then parts B 2 - 11 are cut folded colored and attached for a finished upper hull top
    FV101 step 1-1.jpg
    and another view
    FV101 Step 1-2.jpg
    and another
    FV101 Step 1-3.jpg
    and finally
    FV101 Step 1-4.jpg
    next step is the rest of the hull.
    More updates as the work progresses.
    Thanks
  7. Zathros

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    If that's any indication of things to come, another fine model is coming together. :)
  8. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Thank you. Work interferes with modeling again though. Time to try and do another 40 hours in 3 days. The rest of the hull is next but won't get any real time to work on it till Monday.

    :wave:
  9. Zathros

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    It's been too long since I have built a model because of events in my life. A common problem. These models do take time. A lot of time! :)
  10. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I just recently changed jobs, and not by my choice, so now I am just luck to have a job... It may only be three days a week for now, but the boss has told me that the next truck she gets free will be mine. I took up paper models as a way to pass the time with relatively little expense.
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    Update today, a day early.
    Got the lower section of the upper hull assembled and forgot to get a pic of it, but I gut the pics of it attached to the rest of the upper hull.
    FV101 Step 2-1.jpg
    and another two views,
    FV101 Step 2-2.jpg
    FV101 Step 2-3.jpg
    So now the next step is to complete the hull by assembling the lower hull and drive-train.
    more pics to follow
    Thanx
    :cool:
  12. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Happy Labor Day to those here in the United States :wave:
    Update today:
    The lower hull assembled and ready for the drive train, Front view
    FV101 Lower hull 1.jpg

    and rear view,
    FV101 Lower hull 2.jpg

    and finally side view.
    FV101 Lower hull 3.jpg

    next is the drive train, consisting of 10 road wheels, 2 drive sprockets, 2 return rollers, and 2 tracks

    PS. sorry about the poor picture quality but it is raining again here, pics are inside with flash.
  13. micahrogers

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    Update today.
    the lower hull is complete, pics taken of the return rollers attached.
    FV101 Front return rollers.jpg

    I did the road wheels last night and didn't take a pic of them. But this morning I put the tracks on and got some good pics of the completed lower hull.

    Front view
    FV101 Lower hull complete 1.jpg

    and side views.
    FV101 Lower hull complete 2.jpg
    FV101 Lower hull complete 4.jpg

    and rear view
    FV101 Lower hull complete 3.jpg

    Next is to attach the Lower hull to the Upper hull then to start on the turret.
    TTFN
  14. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    another update today.
    I got the main hull complete including the fenders and headlights. edge and touch up painting done with Vallejo Model Color acrylic paints.

    Front view.
    20120905_170133.jpg

    Side view
    20120905_170149.jpg

    and rear view
    20120905_170201.jpg

    and finally the other side
    20120905_170208.jpg

    Next is the turret so wish me luck.
  15. Zathros

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    Whoa, what happened! You went to an almost complete model in the wink of an eye! Greebling all the way along, that takes a lot of discipline. That's in this forum, eh? :)
  16. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    It just looks impressive because I attached the upper hull to the lower hull. the plans are in the download section.
    :thumb:
  17. Zathros

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    I think it looks impressive because it is impressive! The greebling you did is making this model really pop. :)
  18. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I have to give the credit to the models designer, all the greeblies are part of the kit.
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    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Work interferes with modeling again but the good news is that I get my own truck Sunday. With luck I will start on the turret Saturday or Sunday.:mrgreen:
  20. Zathros

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    That's good news! I imagine, in your line of work, not having your own truck has to be a real drag, for a few reasons. :)