ModelKopia SS21 Tochka TEL (1:50 to 1:35 kitbash)

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by Fishcarver, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member

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    Interior design

    Here's a shot of the scratchbuilt interior before the upper hull is attached.

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  2. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member

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    The upper hull has been attached. This was a multi-phase operation, and involved some "welding" with white glue as we (as expected) encountered some fit problems due to the rescale.

    Yes, it looks ugly. This model will be painted. The windows are glazed with PVA packaging material.

    More to follow....
    JR

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    Missile Doors Added

    With the hull assembled, we fabricate the missile doors. Noodling up the sliding mechanism was interesting, to say the least.

    As printed, the doors proved to be slightly too narrow. I am resigned to dealing with fit problems (none too severe) throughout the rest of this enlarged build.

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    a top view of the open doors:

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    A top view of the closed doors, loosely fitted. here, you can see the sliding mechanism, as well as some of the "welding" that had to be done along the sides of the missile box.

    When/if I build this puppy again, I will approach the installation of the missile box a little differently, attaching it into the upper hull from the bottom.

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    Rear View

    Here is a shot of the rear view of the vehicle at this stage. It looks REALLY UGLY NOW. But we are a long way from done yet!!

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    Model Kopia

    O/T.Ithink I can help.jay
  8. Fishcarver

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    Launcher and Transport Cradle

    Work begins on the launcher arm and the warhead transport cradle.
    The cradle has nine parts:

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  9. Fishcarver

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    and assembly of the missile begins:

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  10. josve

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    Nice work there Jim!!
  11. Fishcarver

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    Still Homely as a Hedge Fence!

    but remember: it is in 1:35.

    I'm still learning, guys.......

    Jim
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    Details start......

    First, the crew hatches.

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    Dry-fitting of the Sub Assemblies.

    The usual suspects are in attendance.

    Nothing has yet been finally assembled. We are just checking the whole model over for fit/further detailed assembly.

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    Ss21

    Here's a view of the unpainted, unassembled missile....

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  15. josve

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    Great progress Jim!
    It comes very nice together!!
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    Hey Jim, you really work those little guys pretty hard! But they all seem as interested as the rest of us in your build!

    Chris
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    Clashter/Johnny: Thanks for the votes of support! I am, at present, working off a folding table in my (wife's) kitchen, with only a vague general idea of where the bulk of my modeling stuff is. (In boxes, out back, someplace....)

    I am glad to see that there is interest in this build!!

    More to follow...

    Jim
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    Jim,
    This is a really interesting build!!! on a very interesting subject...thanks for "tackling" this obscure kit about a really exciting subject....keep the screws tightened on the little guys....they should NEVER mess with the BOSS!:cry: .....Bob out here...
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    Bob: Many thanks for the kind words and for your support! It is folks like you that have made me want to keep my hand in, despite a 1600-mile move and the loss of my 250-sq ft personal workshop in the process.

    My new workshop is on order, and I expect to get my act firmly together at the end of next month; at which time I hope to move the tractor plant out of Jill's kitchen and away from the ravages of the Household Katz. At that blessed time, I'll also find all of my modeling tools, as well.....

    My friend brought me back a few ModelKopia issues. I am impressed with the quality of their fit and their design. Their construction is simple, but, as I hope that you can see, with a little attention to detail, you can build them up into a decent model.

    As printed, the Modelkopia models are at a nominal scale of 1:50. I have enlarged them to 1:35.

    I REALLY like the job you did on downsizing the MM SA2 to 1:120 scale. I will contact you shortly offline about that kit.

    Your rescale of the GPM B-52 is awesome, also!

    Regards,
    Yer Canadian friend,
    Jim
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    Adding Bits to the Hull

    All large opening structures will be operable.

    First, grab irons; made 0f 0.5mm copper wire:

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