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Takom Renault FT 1:16 out of the box 3 months 3 weeks ago #1

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Thought I’d have a go at making something out of the box while taking forever to make break and remake three things out of boxes. It comes with both turrets so there may be a Turm in my future with the second turret attached.

Looks lovely and straight forward, but I have David Bowie singing “injection pin city” in my ears so it will certainly be bog standard if nothing else. I think there’s plenty of aftermarket stuff for this kit now, but my priorities in this regard lay with the Tigers. This is just for fun.

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Nice, it will be cool to see what a tank expert can do with this kit, having built it myself. :)
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The real truth is I hope I can make it half as well as you did. Your build made me decide to have a go at it.

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Takom Renault FT 1:16 out of the box 3 months 2 weeks ago #4

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This will be something different to see. Wonder if you get the urge to "improve" any aspect :)

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No no must resist!!!

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It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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The engine ready to be attached to the radiator. All goes together nicely. No dramas. Not a huge amount could be done to this apart from aftermarket stuff, but boy it will be hard not to add to some items in the next few steps.

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A question for those who’ve built Takom kits. How accurate is their paint guide? I have to start the painting of all this as I go along as it won’t be possible to paint well if completely assembled first.
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The engine grows. No fit issues, but boy the fan belt needs changing. Must not.. MUST NOT!!!

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Takom Renault FT 1:16 out of the box 3 months 1 week ago #9

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A bit further. The final drive constructed and sitting with the engine.





Sitting

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Takom Renault FT 1:16 out of the box 3 months 1 week ago #10

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I automatically looked to see what was scratched...

good stuff anyway heh

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Nup, I’m being good, killing me, but I’m being good.

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Undercoat. The interior is white and the engine etc a gun metal colour.



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Looking good. Started on the track parts yet? :pinch:

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Tracks? What tracks??? Heehee.

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Takom Renault FT 1:16 out of the box 3 months 5 days ago #15

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Crew area now going in. The pedals are awaiting PE as is the driver’s back rest and the cover for the cogs and chain on the rear crew wall. All provided in the kit.

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Takom Renault FT 1:16 out of the box 3 months 4 days ago #16

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And again, awesome.
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Takom Renault FT 1:16 out of the box 3 months 3 days ago #17

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Just discovered that the kit comes with two 37mm canons due to the arrangement of parts on sprues. This means I can easily turn the plate armour turret into an FT Turm.

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:ohmy: Doesn't that mean a little scratch work :lol: :lol: the dark side is calling

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Nup. Different turret different build. No scratching here! :lol

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Walls done. They fit nicely actually. They now need to be painted and weathered.

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Takom Renault FT 1:16 out of the box 2 months 4 weeks ago #22

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As I’ve now reached the point where I have to paint the details of interior items before I can close up and proceed, I threw together the riveted turret so that I can think about a Tobruk Turm for it. It will look rather good, I just need to decide how much to show. Rather big in 1:16 especially if I was to use this piece of packaging

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Could anyone point me to an Ammo Mig colour chart? The kit lists a host of colours left un-named in the instructions. Sigh!

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I still need to sit down and sort my colour chart so pushing on with this the rear skid is done.

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Takom Renault FT 1:16 out of the box 2 months 2 weeks ago #26

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The turret is now done and looking for a Tobruk to sit on. The rear doors open so I’ll throw some paint around inside. Tiny compared with a person.

I’m now completing the list of colours I need curtesy of Maarten so time for a Scotch and some scribbling. Got to get the interior painted so I can press onwards



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Smashing stuff there Bishop.
Interior details is nice. looking forward to seeing some paint splashed around.
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Held up with this because the painting doesn't interest me, but I've checked what's coming up next in the build and can move on and come back to the interior shortly. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the next day. :whistle:

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Some cute paint schemes on these tho..

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Takom Renault FT 1:16 out of the box 2 months 1 week ago #30

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Great work,
Where did you get that ruler and what brand is it?:) :)

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