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Italaerei Carro Armato M13/40 Italian Tank 6 years 5 months ago #1

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Here's my entry to the build, an Italaerei Carro Armato M13/40 Italian Tank, 1/35 scale, and she's an OLD kit.....





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Re: Italaerei Carro Armato M13/40 Italian Tank 6 years 5 months ago #2

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I started this kit 10 months ago and got as far as some of the roadwheels.....







Those pics were from May !

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Many months have gone by since ast May and the model has sat collecting dust, but I have jusr re-started this kit after -months or so down, but here's what was done Monday.....





If you look up in the upper left of the second picture, you will see an axel pin is snapped off....hadnt noticed that until yesterday when I pulled the kit back onto the bench. What I ended up doing was glueing the roadwheels togenther as usual for that one, and glueing it directly to the chassie. Ended up solid so it should hole. I'm lucky it as a top roadwheel pin and not a bottom!

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Re: Italaerei Carro Armato M13/40 Italian Tank 6 years 5 months ago #4

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So on to roadwheels and springs! Cleaned them all up by scraping the moldlines off and sanding smooth, and then began assembly onto the springs...



And then onto the bottom tank chassie....



And a rear plate....

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Yes, I know....I didn't pint the roadwheels first. decided to go against convention on this one!

This next little gig was a little unusual....





Never saw this kind of set up for support before! That whole whell is glued on and held by that little plate!!!

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Then came some of the top hull....



And this is where she stands for now.





Next bit of work has to wait until the weekend, unfortunately.

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Looks good mate. Going to be interested to see how you paint this baby. Still doing the captured Aussie one? Good on you for getting back on the horse too.
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Re: Italaerei Carro Armato M13/40 Italian Tank 6 years 5 months ago #8

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Thanks man....felt good to start flinging the glue again! Yeah, the plan remains the same for the paint job, though we'll see where inspiration takes me, LOL!

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This is interesting for me as i know nothing about itialian tanks
Nice job so far and lucky the broken pin is unoticable, cant even tell.

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Mines the Aussie captured one but investing in the model Victoria turret first ;)
And better tracks, stowage etc :lol:

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Finaly mate! You're off to a good start here. From what I see I must say that the ancient Tamiya kit is miles ahead of the Italaerei kit. I like this cute little tank though, havin' built two allready n' got one in the stash.

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Re: Italaerei Carro Armato M13/40 Italian Tank 6 years 5 months ago #12

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Thanks mates...yeah, this is definitely not a high end kit but it's a fun little kit. My biggest intention is to explore more weathering and chipping technique advancement, but we'll see in the end. This kit is breaking me back into the swing before starting either a Russian T-34/85 or Russian truck.....I have never done winter camo and I may stretch myself by giving it a whirl on the Eastern Front.

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Re: Italaerei Carro Armato M13/40 Italian Tank 6 years 1 month ago #13

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Yikes! Been forever and a day since I did any modeling!!! Work. Life. The usual. I am taking some time off the end of this week with the plan to rclean out and reorganize my furnace room, which also just so happens to house my modeling workshop!!! I re-modelled my basement family room and te furnace room got over-run with the leftoves. I can't even GET to my workbench, but.....I can see my little Italian tank on ot still!

This build shuld be back underway soon!!! :)

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Re: Italaerei Carro Armato M13/40 Italian Tank 6 years 1 month ago #14

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Hey Em welcome back mate, now I know why it's seemed so quite, ah nuts I just remembered I was supposed to do something for you :whistle: slipped my tiny mind......
Will crack on with it this weekend :D

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Re: Italaerei Carro Armato M13/40 Italian Tank 6 years 1 month ago #15

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Hey, no problem there mate...and no rush on 'ya. Truly.

Crickets on the nuts, front, eh?? Well, I serve a purpose :P

I've been on the road A LOT and finally slowing down so as I'm home for the foreseeable near future :) It's been so long since I smelled glue on plastic, it feels...well, weird. In my between times home, I fixed up a bunch of 28mm Battlestar Galactica miniatures....so i dod some work with glue. I found Gorilla Glue superglue is awesome stuff for white metal! Also finished up my space combat miniature game rules...starting playtesting shortly.

This Carro Armato has literally been on my mind for months....I can't wait to start work on i again. And, I've also really been missing airbrushing.....hope I haven't lost whatever touch I had with it!

Thanks for the welcome back....glad to be back in the soup.

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