T28 1:25 DrafModel

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by josve, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Another kit from DrafModel. DrafModel has proven to be one of the best designers.The Pak40 and the LeFh are both something I call a 100% kit.
    Everything fits....no need to trim any parts. very few designers can beat this.
    So my expectations for this T28 are really high. I will also give a lot of thanks to Rafal for this great model!!

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    When starting a new model I also have a chance to clear my workshop a bit...
    First pic shows the desk at the final stages of the P51...second pic shows present stage!!
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    So the build starts with a fresh workbench.
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    The hull was first out.
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    Frames put together. This will as we can see be a big model :)
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  2. misacek

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    Nice clean desk . Maybe you should post a pic of your desk in about 2 days. sign1 Make sure you take a pic with current newspaper showing a date . sign1


    Every time I clean my work area it takes less than a day to mess it upp again .

    Good luck with T28 . Love your work with other previous models .:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  3. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Continuing with skinning the hull.
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    Also started on the front hatch, that looks like an escape tunnel!

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    Parts to fit in the gaps under the upper leadwheels....I'm going to need an awful lot of nuts....
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    And some nuts....needed :)
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  4. snake7

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    Good luck with the new model!
  5. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Thanks Igor!! The advantage of DrafModels is that everything fits :)

    Some stiffeners for the skirt.


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    Paint isn't dry yet....I paint with Humbrol 105, hope that is close enough....
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  6. Mousemuffins1

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    wow. All those wheels. you are a braver man than I am. :thumb:

    looks awesome so-far.
  7. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Not brave....I just have some spare patiente to use :)

    Started on the turret.

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    The assembly of the frames for the main turret went very well.
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    Next was the top skin that will be covered on the sides with another skin part.
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    Top skin is on, and the flips are bent over the rounded edge and glued.
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    Next was the side skin....the other part will be glued tomorrow.
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    All stiffeners for the sideskirts are done.
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    And in between I'm placing nuts and bolts......
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  8. Jim Nunn

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    Johnny,

    Another outstanding build, the model must need several hundred nuts to do the added detail.

    Jim Nunn
  9. Mousemuffins1

    Mousemuffins1 Member

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    no, only one....... :mrgreen:
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    Looking good.... Keep it up :D
  11. josve

    josve Active Member

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    A lot of nuts....and a skittload of wheels.... I have to do something with my motivation when the wheelbuild starts :)
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    Another outstanding build report, with great photos showing the work!!!!!! Looking forward to updates........:thumb:
  13. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Hi Peter!!

    Not much for an update...but some turretwork is done :)


    Two turrets done
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    Closer look at the main turret
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    Delicate laserparts for the grids!!
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    A little more progress on one of the small turrets.

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  15. josve

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    Front turret machinegun port.

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    When I looked at the drawing the port first looked a bit tricky to make.
    It's half way sunked into the turret.

    I cut out the parts and glued the 3 pieces together.
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    I also had to cut a hole in the turret to have the port fit in.
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    And when I put the piece in....of course it fitted :) hey! it's a Draf Model!!
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    Gun and outer plate mounted
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    The main hatch.
    Now I got use of the tiny screws I got a year ago!!
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    Hatch mounted in place.
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  16. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Hello guys!!

    Continuing this build after a little...break :)

    Did some work on the turret today.
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  17. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Ok...last day at home before i go to work tomorrow, and will be away for 2 weeks out in the north sea

    Some progress made on the T28

    Did the front cannon and the left air intake this morning

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  18. zathros

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    Wow! That is awesome. I can imagine banging my knee against it and swearing, it look so real! Those intake vents are amazing! :)
  19. josve

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    Hello guys!

    Back from the north sea for some days now, and have been doing some paperworks.

    Engine fan. This is going to be covered, so i did not put a lot of work in detailing here...
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    Finished the turrets and machineguns. Started to put on some weathering and dirt and rust pigments. It will be smeared more out when its finished...

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    Will continue on the exhaust
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  20. josve

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    Finished the exhaust.
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