PzKpfw 38t 1:25 DrafModel

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  1. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Finally DrafModel is out with his new model!!
    Got it in the mail yesterday and could not resist starting building it :)
    First impression of the kit is that it holds the high standard of Rafaels design :)
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    The hull is made of laserparts....guess im kind of lazy...
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    Tower, also laserparts
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    Hull and tower
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    Start to put the skin on the tower. Very nice 3d texturing that doesnt show very good on the picture
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

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    It looks lie you are off to a GREAT start!!!
  3. josve

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    Continued the work on the small tank this week. Got a few things done, and now im going offshore for 14 days, and will continue when im back.

    Got the tower nicely assebled

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    Weathering is very good on the model, but dont show very well on the pics.
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    Roadwheels....just had to try to make one :)
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    Top hatch
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    Also did the skinning and shaping of the rear hull
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It looks really good.
    If I may ask, where did you get the screen?
  5. josve

    josve Active Member

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    i got it with the model as part of the laserparts :)
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    I laser everything if I could. Maybe even make a few models! :)
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    So you had the model lasercut out?
  8. josve

    josve Active Member

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    No just the frames and some other details as track links, part of the wheels and the meshes.
    This is laserparts you can order together with the model and will save you a lot of repetative work.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    They fit perfectly too. It is a great option. Looking good there too josve! :)
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  10. josve

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    Back from the sea, and did some small work on the cannon today.

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    The cannon can be built in two ways.One that can be adjusted and the other just glued.I built the adjustable(moving) cannon

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    Mounted on the turret
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  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Very cool! I always like to make parts that can move, move. Then you can change it now and then, to spice things up. :)
  12. josve

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    Did the front machinegun today

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    Made some utility plate at the rear end.
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    And the finished plate
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    Suspension

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    Rest of the leafsprings


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    A box on the right mudguard

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    Exhaust.

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    Mudguard.
    Very much straight forward building, but the small sidestrips can be a bit tricky to get right...

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    The drivewheel

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    Parts for one wheel are cutted and ready for assembly :)
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    One wheel done
    Wheel are very well designed, so there are no tricky parts here.

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    And i just had to try the caterpillars on the wheel :)

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    Every part fits 100% :) I just love the models from Draf!!
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  18. zathros

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    They sure do look nice. Fits like a glove! :)
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    I finished the roadwheels and put them losely on the tank.
    They just need some mud and dust to be finished
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    And started to do some caterpillarwork :)

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    Going offshore for 14 days now....and will do some work on the lefh there :)
    See ya!
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    Everything looks so clean and crisp.
    I like how the tracks turned out. They look GREAT!!!

    I hope that your offshore trip is a safe one.