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6 years 5 months ago #61 by Gary
Remember guys Cyanoacrylate (Superglue) was developed by the military to bond wounds, I use it all the time. If it's bad just pinch the wound shut and pop some on then get yourself to A&E. They can unbond it and poke around if needs be or if it's ok it'll heal easier, just remember it's not water tight so it will debond in water if you soak it. Also don't just bond it up and watch the blood make your pinky swell up, that means you've probably cut an artery and probably need to see a medical professional.



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6 years 5 months ago - 6 years 5 months ago #62 by 1/35th Battalion
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Well bung thumb or not, I have been determined to move on with this build so have attacked the Verlinden Resin M1 Dozer Blade .
Boy, what a peice of work! Fairly standard for this era of Resin apparently. Vague instructions - NO Locating Devices of any kind! - Vague instructions - Damaged parts OOTB - Brittle Resin - You actually have to make some of the peices from supplied materials - Vague instructions - Some parts that just aint straight honey . . .blah blah blah.
I don't have specialist PE folding/rolling tools or soldering/brazing tools.
So here is my attempt so far...just a couple of parts to complete at the base of the A-Frame structure. I have made all the handles and the angle arms from brass rod as the material supplied ( plastic rod and tube ) just seemed the wrong scale and would be odd to shape to look right IMHO.

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Few, got the logo in . . . :woohoo:

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The grey styrene brackets are out of the Dragon M4A2 PTO kit which this will be mounted to.
One of the original parts entered the Void of no return during prep, so these or Not In Use on the Sherman build and fitted just so.

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The PE All Angles part top left is the Armoured cover which mounts over the A-Frame and Hydraulic Ram parts.

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Yes, the top arm is at an angle. It will be the very last thing to attach once the whole structure is mounted/fixed in place, so is just sitting there at mo.

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So it's almost ready for a wash preparatory to Primer and fixing some of the minor blemishes, mainly around the repair I had to make.
I should also note that this is my very first Real Resin Build.

Thanks for lookin'
Comments and opinions always welcome
David (D1)

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6 years 5 months ago #63 by Kiwimav
looking great dave (d1)...soldering on thumb or no thumb, but 2 thumbs up m8...

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6 years 5 months ago #64 by Wally
I know how you feel then D1. Lockheed Hudson interior is my first real (substantial) resin experience and I don't especially like it.
You look like you are going great guns on yours. Not just resin either, Resin plus Photo Etch plus some scratch building. Well done.
I am keenly following this build.
Cheers
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6 years 5 months ago #65 by Tiger
Looks bloody awesome Dave.
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6 years 5 months ago #66 by Michaels Models
Bugger about the thumb. Picking not only does it make modelling difficult but can't be much fun to have in your line of work.

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6 years 5 months ago - 6 years 5 months ago #67 by 1/35th Battalion
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Cheers all.

The thumb is healing rapidly and am now down to a thin layer of dressing with a condom over that. (Actually the thumb and finger parts off surgical gloves :silly: )

It has made both my work and modelling a significant challenge which I have mostly been able to rise to. Amazing how we can adapt to not having an opposable thumb in action.

Hey I'm with Wally on the Resin not being a lot of fun concept. It has certainly pushed me to extend myself beyond my skill abilities so far. So far without too much damage, to model parts or ego :lol:
But I am really glad of the times I have spent in, under, over and around race cars and engineering workshops in general with this Dozer build to date. The poor instructions have been overcome with some of that prior gained knowledge. Whew.

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6 years 5 months ago #68 by Dads Army
Certainly looking good from where I'm sitting David - great stuff!!

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6 years 5 months ago #69 by Kiwimav
it's coming together well Dave...looks great, good job.

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6 years 5 months ago - 6 years 5 months ago #70 by 1/35th Battalion
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Just another quick update.

The thumb has healed pretty fast and is now out of cover and well in use again, although with caution at times. :lol: Still a bit tender . . .

Upper hull is near completed assembly including additional PE. Just waiting on Brass MG and main gun barrels.
Parts count including the lights, pioneer tools, front fenders and tow cable not yet installed but awaiting paint is 127 for upper hull and turret as you see them here. The turret has not been closed up as those barrels still need to be fitted. There will be some filling around the base and rear of the turret at the joint seems. Then primer and paint for the dozer and upper hull/turret parts. And then assembly of those into the Dozer Tank. :S

I also have some PE Nut and Bolt heads on the way to complete the finish.

Heres the Logo Shot

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that's me for the mo . . .
Catch ya later

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6 years 5 months ago #71 by Wally
Nice progress. Glad to hear your thumb is okay.

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6 years 5 months ago #72 by 1/35th Battalion
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Thanks Wally, I'm glad the thumb survived another attack too! :P

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6 years 5 months ago - 6 years 5 months ago #73 by charlieboy
just been reading about your build and got to say it's a nice kit and figures are good too.
glad the thumb has healed ok.
i too will be watching this build with interest.
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6 years 4 months ago - 6 years 4 months ago #74 by 1/35th Battalion
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Thanks CharlieBoy and welcome back.

Quik pass by

On to the Bronco Individual link "Working" Tracks.
Small, Fiddly, Time Consuming
and hopefully they will be worth the effort. Each link has an upper and lower part into which the pivot pins lay, one on each edge of the bottom peice then glue the top bit on, with miniscule amounts of adhesive if you still want them to move. Once a section is assembled I am now placing the guide horns, with even smaller amounts of glue. I'm using Tamiya Extra Thin cement with extreme care and caution.
I have only partially assembled one half of one side so far. I am using a Swann-Morton No.3 handle with a No.15 blade for removing parts from sprues.
I have only just started using this and what a great move that has been, serious accuracy for parts removal . . .
Here are pictures . . .


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The Lower and Upper Track link sections. just under four sprues per side. Same with the pivot pins and guide horns

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The pivot pins, guide horns and link parts not used in the build

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I have the assembled section slightly under tension for placing the guide horns on the sides of the pivot pins.

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This is just over one half of one side. 47 links of the 83 needed per side. It's pinned (real sewing pins) at each end with very slight tension on it.

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Swann-Morton no.15 blade. New and Keen

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Every peice has the cut marks cleaned and tidied before assembly.

Until the next installment
See ya

David

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6 years 4 months ago #75 by Gary

Swann-Morton no.15 blade. New and Keen

Do you want me to call the ambulance now or do you have them on speed dial (use your nose in the event of finger loss) :P



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6 years 4 months ago #76 by 1/35th Battalion
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Nah, I only hack myself around in the Kitchen :woohoo: But thanks for the speed dial idea :whistle:
Hang on, my work space is the other end of the Kitchen :pinch: Now where'd I put that phone . . . ??? :ohmy:

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6 years 4 months ago #77 by Andrew
Those indi links are fun aren't they? :evil: I've started a small section of them on my build, they actually go together alright. A lot of fiddly clean up :woohoo:

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

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6 years 4 months ago #78 by Tiger
Looks good Dave, and yes it does look fiddly. I bet the end result is worth it though.
Still watchin as ya do.
Keep it up Dave and thanks for sharing :-)
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6 years 4 months ago #79 by Kiwimav
man, that's a lot fiddly track bits to work with Dave...looks great tho...watchin for your next update

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6 years 4 months ago #80 by Gary
Wow and I though Fiuls were hard, good work so far mate, keep it up.



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6 years 4 months ago #81 by grunzter
yeh, looking good so far, I like the bull-dozer blade :).
maybe there is something to be said about 'rubber band' tracks :P
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6 years 4 months ago #82 by 1/35th Battalion
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grunzter wrote: maybe there is something to be said about 'rubber band' tracks :P
grant


Like OMG, Arrrrgggh, absolute last resort . . . :lol:
The single length DS tracks in the kit are actually really good. For what they are they are very detailed; trouble is they just won't look right in a diorama, the sag and all that kind of thing won't quite reach that level of authenticity which these Bronco Indies certainly will achieve. Even if it is going to take about a week to assemble these buggers . . . :whistle: :woohoo:

Thanks for looking folks

David

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6 years 4 months ago #83 by Gary
I'm no WWII tank expert but I thought Shermans had direct drive and thus not much sag?



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6 years 4 months ago #84 by Andrew
Sherman tracks shouldn't have much sag at all. The trouble with the DS tracks is they are about 4 or so links too long to be a good fit on the kit. You can shorten them though, and glue them together using Tamiya Extra Thin. I believe Tony did so successfully on a couple of his Sherman kits.

The indi links give the advantage of being workable. The DML Sherman suspension has some degree of articulation, so having workable tracks will be advantageous, especially when placing it on terrain for a diorama

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6 years 4 months ago #85 by grunzter

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grunzter wrote: maybe there is something to be said about 'rubber band' tracks :P
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Like OMG, Arrrrgggh, absolute last resort . . . :lol:
The single length DS tracks in the kit are actually really good. For what they are they are very detailed; trouble is they just won't look right in a diorama, the sag and all that kind of thing won't quite reach that level of authenticity which these Bronco Indies certainly will achieve. Even if it is going to take about a week to assemble these buggers . . . :whistle: :woohoo:
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haha... yeh, I know. I had to do the same with my Centurion for this GB. :)
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6 years 4 months ago #86 by 1/35th Battalion
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grunzter wrote: haha... yeh, I know. I had to do the same with my Centurion for this GB. :)
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So lets see images in your thread of these marvelous centurion indi tracks then Grant . . . :whistle:

And thanks Andrew for articulating the info about Indi tracks and the DS comparo.
Articulation was what I was looking for rather than sag . . . :lol:

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6 years 4 months ago #87 by Gary
Nice save Dave :P
I'll remember that if my wife ever asks if she has started to "articulate"..........



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6 years 4 months ago #88 by 1/35th Battalion
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:ohmy: :dry: ;) :P :lol:

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6 years 4 months ago - 6 years 4 months ago #89 by 1/35th Battalion
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ARTICULATION

The same 47 track links completed. Another 36 to go to have a full track-set for one side of the vehicle.
What you see here is about 282 pieces assembled. And NO - Where Not There Yet . . . :silly:

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Articulation

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Each Track Link consist of ,effectively, 6 parts. The track lower and upper parts, a double pivot pin/axle on each edge and the end connecters/guide horns on each outer end, a total of 83 links per side adding up to somewhere around 498 parts per side . . . :ohmy:

See yuh in the next post . . . somewhere down the track.

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6 years 4 months ago #90 by Wally
I rest my case.
I always knew you Crawlie modellers were completely mad!
That's insane.
It'll probably result in a damn good looking model though. Don't count your winners before they've batched! (Didn't quite work but you know what I mean)
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