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I Got one!! E100 quickish build 6 months 3 weeks ago #1

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Thanks to Member Stinker, I’ve finally managed to score DML’s old E100 with Maus turret. This will go nicely with the Trumpeter E100 Crocodile sitting on the shelf waiting for more painting. These are huge vehicles which is why I love them. Beyond silly for a nation about to lose a war, but awesome nonetheless. The shots of the incomplete prototype show just how far the E series had moved. Interesting that they would try building the largest first. I guess the E55 and E75 kind of existed with the Panther and Tiger ii so this really was the one the needed to build from scratch.

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The box, with Hitler’s face blanked out on all but the instructions



The guns with seams to sort and a muzzle to make



The enormous hull and suspension



I have left the fenders off the Croc. I really like the look. I’m undecided about this one as they would help balance out the huge turret. I actually think there were issues with turret size wise, but this is not my concern here.
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I Got one!! E100 quickish build 6 months 3 weeks ago #2

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Bish, you have my utmost admiration. Your workbench should be a lesson to us all on the benefits of organised chaos!
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Haha, you're not mucking around with it. It's sat on my shelf since 2008, so the last couple of weeks has been quite hectic for it - a flight, and now assembly - phew!

I'll be watching with interest, and I reserve the right to steal any ideas for use on my Maus when I get to that.
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I Got one!! E100 quickish build 6 months 2 weeks ago #4

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Nice one Tony :woohoo:

I'm sure that is the boxing I had.

Mine has bit the dust, a victim of multiple house moves :pinch:
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It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

I Got one!! E100 quickish build 6 months 3 weeks ago #5

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At last my work bench is no longer lonely,yes organized chaos rules
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Turret and hull constructed. Ridiculously big. 100 tons for goodness sake.





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I Got one!! E100 quickish build 6 months 2 weeks ago #7

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Some progress. The wheels are done and the gun attached to the turret. I can now attach the tracks, drying at present, and finish adding parts everywhere. The exhausts are from the now defunct Tamiya Tiger ii as the kit ones were too much hard work to be bothered with. This thing was so huge the JagdTiger happily parks on it with room to spare. What were they thinking?

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First track on. Like giving birth really. I’ll wait till tomorrow for the other. Looks good though.



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Horrid tracks done. Nothing magic about these baskets. Grrrrrrr. Anyway, they do look rather smashing in their massive glory. Now on with the other bits and then the complete red oxide experience. I’m so tempted to do a chalk markings rushed into Berlin battle fantasy piece.



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I Got one!! E100 quickish build 6 months 1 week ago #10

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Done. Now waiting for painting of details and stuff. What a huge vehicle.

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I Got one!! E100 quickish build 6 months 1 week ago #11

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Utterly ridiculous vehicle, wasn't it? But still cool. Looking good Tony so far!
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