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

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  1. Fishcarver

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    SS21 with Primer Paint

    Here is a shot of the Tochka missile, in its primer paint coats. Segments have been outlined with a black drawing pen. The paddle-shaped structures are steering vanes.

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    Adding Bits to the Hull

    I am adding grab irons, tow hooks and other "naughty bits" to the hull, using #20 copper wire. All major openings will be fully functional.

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    Here's another view:

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    Progress to date:

    So, here we are so far!!
    Next steps will be the jacks and the undercarriage.......................

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    I love watching your Russian factory Jim they are a bit like fairy tales a sort of ugly duckling that in the last scene becomes a fully flrdged swan and I sit here and wonder how did he do that all of a sudden.
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    Barry: I take this as high praise, given the quality of your own work!! Thanks!

    I sometimes wonder how these vehicles turn out as well as they do myself. Mind you, Russian Armour Green tends to hide a multitude of sins :)

    My wife is looking forward to the end of this build, as it is taking place on a folding table in the kitchen.........

    MTF

    Jim
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    Stabilizing Jacks

    I decided to "cheat" here!! ;-) (remember where the build is taking place!!)

    After setting pieces of 3/32 ID brass tube into the hull for the hydraulics, I found some pop rivets in the bottom of one of my tool boxes. With a little reconfiguration, they become the stabilizing jacks, as seen here:

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    The jacks are now all in place. To tighten up the fit of the jacks into the brass tubes, I wrapped the ends of the jack pistons with aluminum foil, secured with CA Glue.

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    We start painting...

    The first of a couple of coats of Tamiya Russian Armour Green is being applied. Typiically, I'll put the first coat on with a large brush so as to get into all of the nooks, crannies and glue joints. I'll finish with an airbrush later.

    Slowly but surely, the model becomes a little less ugly. Still a lot of work to do, though....

    As an aside: yesterday, I sprayed the missile with Krylon matt finish and set it outside to dry in the rare BC sunshine. I forgot about it, and it stayed outside all night. There was no problem this morning: I just brought it in and let the frost dry off naturally. I'll finish painting it this week.

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    Moving Right Along Again:

    With the hull details largely(but not completely) finished, the EL mechanism is installed. The hull gets another coat, and the sliding doors are test-fitted.

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    Another View.

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    Starting to Come Together

    Here is a top view, showing the (closed) operable missile doors:

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    ...And a side view, with the wheels in place. Still a few details to add to the hull yet, and some further painting. We are almost there!!.

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    The Finished Product

    Top View:

    The tac number is a dry transfer. "612" denotes the year and month of the start of the build

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    Doors Open

    Here are the missile doors open, with the missile stripped for transport. (I had to build a second missile for this shot!)

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    Front Quarter View

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    Side View

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    Rear view

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    Congatulations with another great bashbuild Jim!!
    Already looking forward to your next project!!
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    very cool!