Something Fishy This Way Comes.......

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by Fishcarver, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member

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    An Ugly Duckling

    The result is more-than-somewhat ugly at this stage.

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    Raising a Tschmel

    or, does the word "tschink" mean anything polite in Russian? :)

    We will set the ugly duckling chassis aside for awhile, and begin to work on the "bolt-in" launcher assembly for the Tschmel (Bumblebee) ATGMS.

    This, we've discovered, is going to be a little model in itself !

    Because of the reduced scale, the plan is to approximate the mechanical minutiae with what my model RR friends call "creative gizmology". Nonetheless, reference material is important:

    Jim

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    Meanwhile, we anticipate futire problems:

    Like "that little rack out back" (see above), and the mechanism for the folding canvas top, which we intend to fabricate out of wire and tissue paper.

    Stay tuned for more fishy business from your friendly local Tractor Plant!

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    We have more or less successfully noodled up the launcher assembly. Some further refinements and tweaking will definitely be required, but we do, in fact, have a plan.

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    The Senior Sergeant seems to be impressed. Meanwhile, the zampolit continues to take down names, while Sergei ponders the export market. It is hard to find good third-world clients these days.........

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    Fresh from the Paint Shop

    The "ugly duckling" has got a fresh coat of paint, and the doors are installed. Looks like Sergei has found a fraternal socialist buyer!

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    Here's a front quarter view. I am giving serious consideration to installing resin wheels...........

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    A close up of the business end. The Senior Sergeant carries out a further inspection.

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    Hope to see more

    Hi Fishcarver. Your model looks good! I hope to see the final build soon. Its good to see rare vehicles getting attention instead of the usual subjects (tigers, panthers, etc.) and a good way to learn about their history and development.
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    Thanks for the kind words, Roland! We are on the same page when it comes to "unique" vehicles. The only model of the 2P26 that I know of is this MAC 1:87 scale plastic kit:
    Regards,
    Jim

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    Moving right along here:

    The "canvas" top for the rear of the vehicle has been fabricated. This was a challenge,to put it mildly. The covering is made of tissue paper, liberally treated with Tuffilm, over a supporting structure made of floral wire built up much like the prototype. I'll incorporate some pix of the build-up of this later on!

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    June 5, 1951

    Hey Fish,,,,

    Ya... and then.....

    Some of us are just waiting to see waht the senior sargent does next!!!

    ....... Bill......and den...... and den......
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    Almost Ready to Roll.....

    The Tractor Plant has decided to go with resin wheels....these have been requisitioned. The "canvas" top has been painted and installed.....
    Stay tuned, comrades.....

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    egh, egh, along came Jones... Tall thin Jones...
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    The Roll-Outsky,#1

    So, here we are. Outside the Tractor Plant with the 2P26...........the usual suspects are in attendance.

    PS: The resin wheels arrived. They were for a GAZ-66, therefore, too big. Therefire, we "rolled our own!"

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    Roll-Outsky #2

    The TP Boyz get ready for ATGM deployment........

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    Roll-Outsky #3

    ...and the search for targets begins.......(that fire extinguisher REALLY slays me!!)

    (Sorry about the too-dark earlier photo: Here's a better one!)

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    I'm really impressed!! You did a great job on the Gaz!!
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    Johnny: Many thanks for the kind words! It doesn't hold a candle to your work, though!!
    (and I am finding out that 1:35 is getting to be "Braille scale" for me....gotta invest in a magnifier if I'm gonna keep this up!!)
    Jim
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    Very nice model! I really enjoy the "used" look you give your models. What's next on the cutting mat?