Sd.Kfz. 9 Famo (Angraf 5/2005)

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  1. snake7

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    the picture of prototype, the place where stunt must join and the model

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  2. sr5nm

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    You'd better be careful. If less scrupulous designers know that poorly designed kits can be built this well, they may not put forth the effort to design models that fit well.

    Your build is excellent and does a great job of hiding the kit's flaws.
  3. snake7

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    thank you :)
    you have a point :D
  4. josve

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    Just brilliant work Igor!!!
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    A princess from a Cindarella!
    BTW, I'm building a pl*stic version of this half-track :D
  6. snake7

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    thank you Johnny :)

    well, you probably will finish the model before me ;)

    p"s: i liked the asterisk in a pl*stic word, lol :D
  7. exzealot

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    I heard this was a nice model with some terrible design flaws in it. It takes a very skilled person to successfully build this kind of model. I sure hope that somewhere down the road when you are 75 percent complete, you don't come across something that can't be fixed. By the looks of your work, this shouldn't be a problem.

    VERY NICE! :thumb:

    Ken
  8. snake7

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    exactly!
    thank you Ken. i don't want to think about the moment I'll come across something i can't fix. i always remember that there is a completed model, so i hope i can do it too :)

    suspension rocking levers and air pressure tanks.
    the rocking levers aren't fixed. i decided to do it at later stage. there are couple of reasons:
    there is also front wheel line that i must to take in mind and the assembling of front suspension was complex, so probably there will be minor error in height of axle line.
    tracks. they big and have their height. so i must consider it as well.
    so, the order is: front wheels, track wheels, tracks and only then i can fix the levers in place


    bugs: detail 18c have wrong leafs spreading for spherical part of a cylinder and it was difficult to assemble - i was enforced to sand it and paint it :(

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  9. snake7

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    Hello!
    transmission block is finished
    rear shaft wasn't glued in place, because i fear that the length is wrong. only when i will assemble and glue in place block with other shaft that attaches to it i can know for sure the length

    bugs:
    part 21a too small for about 3 mm - i added a piece of spare paper strip to it
    part 19 k is short for about 3 mm - i cut out 2 circles from 1mm cardboard and that filled the gap
    at general, all the assembling was with a lot of mismatching, wrong gluing places and aligning, i was forced to do a lot of cutting, painting and fixing

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  10. snake7

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    the transmission block is glued in place

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  11. joryyys

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    Yeah, probably... I'm already mounting tracks on the wheels sign1

    Keep fighting the mismatching!:wave:
  12. rman

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    Really great work. I envy your skills.
  13. snake7

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    thank you rman

    well, i started the assembling of engine and it still sad how the part not fit at all
    almost every second part is wrong in length or width or not painted correctly
    and again: cutting, painting, fixing
    on the first picture you will see the rear part of engine, this was, for now, the most problematic part from point of mismatching

    and of course i was not surprised when trying to mount it on the frame, the supports was not aligned to engine joining, and i know i glued everything in right place... also the triangle strut and the bolt, joining it, prevent from engine to enter in place
    you will see it on last three pictures

    bugs:
    29o too long for about 1mm
    29n wrong curving line
    30g too big
    30h to long for about 2 mm
    30k too big
    30u the length of short leg is wrong
    30c wrong white places

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    Hi Igor,

    Even though this is obviously a really poor kit, so far you're making a real masterpiece out of it. Your skills are great!

    I'm looking forward to more on this one!
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    Wow, it sounds like this model is plagued with design errors from bumper to bumper! How does something like this become a commercial product? Did the designer not test build the thing? And the publisher continues to sell it in this condition - ??

    That makes this excellent build all the more amazing. Please continue the great work, Snake7! And thanks for all the photography and posting which lets us watch over your shoulder!
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    redhorse: thank you

    Art Decko: well, he did test build and, as i understood, his conclusion in general was - "yep, this is for experienced builders only" :D and they sent it to publishing :)
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    Excellent!

    Ken
  18. snake7

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    may i introduce you...
    12 cylinders Maybach HL 108 TUKRM, 270 hp :)

    now i really starting to realize how amazing this model is, in spite all of its defects

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    pictures continuing from previous post

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    continuing from previous post
    and the engine is placed on the frame, just hope that later installments will fit with it



    bugs:
    thickness of half of the parts of block 38 is wrong - 38e,38k,38f must be glued on 1 mm cardboard (in overall there must be 2mm thickness to insert the belt
    39g - wrong length (too long)
    39e - missing 4 additional parts
    39h - wrong size (too big)

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