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Scratch Build Project 8 years 1 month ago #1

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With the Bergepanther finished and the results of the poll on here and over on the Zone the vast majority of the votes where for the scratchbuild project so I've made a start
During this build I'd like you guys to attempt at guessing what it is

Here is how it starts off

Here is where I've got to so far


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Re: Scratch Build Project 8 years 1 month ago #2

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Battlestar Gallactica? That would be cool, or even better the tardis!:pray:

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That type of plastic is fun to build and hard to paint as it peels off because the plastic is so soft. (Why its good as a pallet for the paint actually) Run some tests before you get too far and see if its going to work. If not change over to some Evergreen plastic sheets etc which is the same type of plastic as model kits and glues happily with standard model glue.

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I've done some testing and I don't know about the jars but the Tamiya rattle cans go on and stay on solidly enough so that I have to use sandpaper to get it to start coming off

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That's the idea. Let them dry for a day and that will give you an indication of whether they'll crack when completely dry. What glue will you use?

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I tried using my normal glue yesterday it dries but dosn't stick it just leaves a film so I'm going to try white glue as it did a good enough job gluing the figures to the tiger

I'm also thinking of sealing the paint with klear at some point to provide better protection

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You may need a contact adhesive (in AU something like Tarzan's grip) that will hold the parts together rather than melting them together. The white glue may actually snap off the plastic like dried paint. See how you go though. Its very exciting waiting to find out what it is.

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I've had to get a few measurements off Gary from the karl gerat transport carriers these measurements where the width of the carriers and the distance between the buffers so that may be helpful to you guys for guessing what it is

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If you're making Karl you're a brave man in deed. Wow. Funnily enough its got lots of straight edges and boxes so it may not be as complicated as some of the guns.

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Armourd box car

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Bishop I could do at some point but I'm not this time and as a plus I've got a kit of it to measure the parts off

Maarten your a bit closer on the shape of it,trumpeter make a kit of this so that may provide a clue

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I've made a bit more progress today and have got this far



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Re: Scratch Build Project 8 years 4 weeks ago #13

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I've made a large amount of progress on this today



also while I resized this photo I came across some photos of my first builds and realized that today is one year since I took up the hobby again

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Re: Scratch Build Project 8 years 3 weeks ago #14

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did some more work on this today and have got to this stage


so the question is what is it

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Re: Scratch Build Project 8 years 3 weeks ago #15

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I think I know what it is.... Is it a WR360 C12 locomotive? :pray:

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CyNaKyL wrote: I think I know what it is.... Is it a WR360 C12 locomotive? :pray:

- Gaz


:evil: That was going to be my guess too :lol:

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Andrew wrote: :evil: That was going to be my guess too :lol:


Great minds think alike, and so do ours.... Must be all this awesome west auckland tap water...:silly:

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Re: Scratch Build Project 8 years 3 weeks ago #18

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CyNaKyL wrote: I think I know what it is.... Is it a WR360 C12 locomotive? :pray:

- Gaz

Andrew wrote: :evil: That was going to be my guess too :lol:


Well done guys that is it I've just got to figure out how to make the grills for the sides

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Re: Scratch Build Project 8 years 4 days ago #19

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I've finally got back to this today



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Taking shape mate! :woohoo:

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I think this is classified as a Rail Road build now :)
Looking good Declan, hows that plastic holding out and what did you use to bond it in the end?
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Re: Scratch Build Project 8 years 3 days ago #22

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so far it is all been bonded together using a glue gun

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