jrts armour comp. cat.2: Light Tank M5A1 Stuart VI

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by murban, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. murban

    murban Member

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    Hello friends,

    the parts are getting smaller, the progress slows down. Today only the rear lights and four hatches :D

    best regards,
    Michael
  2. bholderman

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    Murban,

    Thats a heck of a build going, I wish I could work that small and clean.

    Speaking of which, in reagrds to the small parts on the hood. How do you apply your glue? The reason I ask is that at my skill level, I tend to have little glue balls (too much glue) forming around joins/fits like that.

    Cheers,
    Brad
  3. murban

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    Brad,

    for small parts, I use white (wood) glue. I have a little bottle with a hollow needle in the top that I use to apply the glue.

    Or I squeeze a little glue onto a scrap piece of cardboard and pick it up from there with a needle or toothpick.

    With white glue, it doesn't matter too much if you apply a little too much - when it dries, it shrinks to almost no thickness and after applying some matte finish on the model, the stains are about invisible.

    hope that helps...
    Michael
  4. bholderman

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    Michael,

    Anything helps, thanks.

    Brad
  5. Jim Nunn

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    Michael

    I have always thought that this was one of the better armor models available. All I can say is that you are doing it justice, a very nice careful build.
    Let us know if you find any problems with the model it is on my to do list.

    Jim Nunn
  6. murban

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    Jim,

    so far, no big problems. You need to be careful that the cardboard used for the framework isn't too big (0,7-0,8mm for the reinforcment card) - otherwise the skin won't fit.

    Besides that, no problem so far. There seems to be a problem with part 18 where the conic strip doesn't fit, but that can easily be corrected.

    regards,
    Michael
  7. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Hi, Michael! :D

    Glad I checked in to see the wonders you are doing with this model...excellent work, superb detail and wonderful photos so we can all drool over our keyboards. :wink:

    A really excellent job, Michael...keep it up!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  8. murban

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    Hello friends,

    it's been a while since the last progress images, but all these small parts really are at the limit of my abilities - or above ;)

    Here the latest additions...

    best regards,
    Michael
  9. murban

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    Hello friends,

    todays progress:

    Main hatches, front light, a machine gun and the most important part of the whole vehicle: the horn.

    best regards,
    Michael
  10. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Michael, this is just an awesome build! :D

    I really love the little details you have added, and built so very well...it really adds so much to the overall look of the model.

    The neatness and cleanliness of the joints and overall work is brilliant!

    Looking forward to more when you can. :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  11. bholderman

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    Second on Jim's comments.

    Brad
  12. murban

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    Hello friends,

    thanks for your nice comments - they really drive me forward.

    So, two evenings and a dozen curses later, the first of two drive wheels is completed.

    best regards,
    Michael
  13. barry

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    impressive mate

    barry
  14. fuchsjos

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    Hi, Michael!

    This time contact in english - good exercise to enhance my skills. The wheel looks very good. It's so sadly, that only model builders could imagine who much work is necessary to come to such a result. I feel with you and your curses, because I'm just making the wheels for the jeep.

    Kindly regards
    Josef
  15. pmcquain

    pmcquain New Member

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    Are the pictures still available?

    ...Or was this thread from before moving to the new forum software?

    Thanks!

    -pete-