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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #61

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yes there is a seat missing which I cant fix until the driver is finished and I can close him in sitting on the seat.
I may now address the driver before I crack open the load.

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #62

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ere the first attempt at the driver

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #63

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One other thing I am left to consider is the road. I think its too grey well it is grey and needs to be a bit red. So I may mask it up and spray it some form of red it doesn't actually represent a road that's out there somewhere. its just a grey road. I think I need to research block paved roads

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #64

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For a brief moment there I thought there was a disaster. One of those moments that you experience from time to time and realise that you have thrown away an important part or in this case parts. After emptying 2 recycle bins searching fruitlessly and coming to the conclusion their gone. You aimlessly open draws 5 times each to search for the missing pieces you open every box 5 times you have had dealings with in the last 4 weeks. And then a feeling of hopelessness falls upon you has you slowly come round to the fact that you have actually thrown them away.to echos of "where the diddly doo have they gone" And then you scan every box every place they could have been.
But suddenly in this case I remembered where they were put ,in a place so safe I had forgotten where I put the pre cut window pieces and there they were exactly where I had put them .In the box of the Load to be, in a plastic bag. Result!!! :woohoo:

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #65

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Don't you hate it when you are too clever for your own good (or memory)?
You describe it very well....that frenzied feeling when you know you haven't thrown it away, but can't think where else it could be. Happens to me often...

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #66

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Moving forward trying to fit the remaining pieces.

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #67

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #68

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Well apart from a few little touch ups here and there there isn't anything more to do as to complete it really is time to bring on the "load" ,which will need to be in place to put the fixing chains in place so it can be tied down securely. So from here on its a whole new model.i put a nominal amount of thought into what the load might be that was it could have been one of those new Abrams or one of those digger machines that have apeared in recent times or one of those new state of the art troop carriers .instead I settled for something traditional but impressive non the less.The next post will reveal all.

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #69

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Perhaps a captured T72 :lol: Great build this.
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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #70

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Very nice build mate, you've done well on it! Glad you found your missing pieces though - I think we all know that feeling well.
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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #71

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I have been a little side tracked for the moment .One of my daughters bought me a Lego
Ferrari for Christmas .So I have been away building that ,There is something quite therapeutical
about building lego ,this was classed as an expert level and it took about a week to finish it.
Now as ever I am faced with the problem of where do I put it
But I must say I am surely tempted to take it all apart and do it again.
One thing is you definitely cannot build it without the instructions.

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 6 months ago #72

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OOoo... a lego kit thatg takes a week to build... now that is something I could get into. The last big one I brought only took me a couple of hours lol :)

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #73

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I was so taken by the theroputical nature of building the Lego Ferrari.I stripped it all down and did it again.I didn't want to strip it down again so what I did was to cover it in cling film and put it in the display case.No doubt I will break it all down and do it again.Any way for the present I have got it out of my system and it really is time to get on with the load.

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #74

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Well here it is ......

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #75

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Nice Eagle, combined these should be one pretty cool display.
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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #76

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Oh nice choice of vehicle.

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #77

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The first thing I notice about this kit is that the plastic it is made of is very thin and therefore brittle.
It would seem to have the smallest pieces I have ever encountered in a model kit, some of the pieces are so tiny. So a lot of care is needed when cutting off pieces as they don't just jump they disappear from view and if any tiny piece were to fall on the shaggy pile I don't have much confidence I will ever see it again.


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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #78

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Sounds like an aircraft model with those tiny pieces :P Best of luck, and hopefully the carpet monster doesn't claim any pieces from you

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #79

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Slowly, slowly , it begins to take shape. As the vehicle will be on the back of the HET the gun nozzle will be tied down by the clamp and all hatches closed. That's the plan anyways. There sure is a lot of parts to this kit.

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Progress is moving forward, and that's the right direction :)

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #81

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A couple of cabbage crates hanging on the rear.

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #82

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Looking good. Such a large gun is such a small space. These are amazing.

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #83

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For the aerials I used two pieces of fibre optic cut from a display table lamp.



And here it is sitting on the back of the trailer. And it sure is big.

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #84

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Tank transporters are the best.
Looks great with the Paladin on top!

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #85

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Going to break away from the main builds and do a bit of accessories and a bit of undercoating. See if I can use a useful amount of these accessories .I've had them lying about for some time now so its daylight for the rucks.

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #86

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First job is to undercoat everything .I learnt a long time ago that whatever paint I use to leave it for 24 hours before I touch it again. works for me.
undercoat will be Mig ammo acrylic.

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This is moving along nicely Eagle.
Looking good and adding the accessories is a good idea.
Wow that Paladin is a big gun.

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #88

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Beast of a tank, this is all going to look great when done. Quite like that accessories kit also!

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #89

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Preparation

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Accurate Armour ----Oshkosh HET 2 years 5 months ago #90

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more prep


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