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No Asphalt for Dioramas (Ammo by Mig Jimenez A.MIG-2107)
Acrylic
Asphalt for Dioramas Asphalt Texture
Ammo by Mig Jimenez
A.MIG-2107
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1:72 E-100 Panzer Weapon Carrier (Modelcollect UA72108)
German WWII
E-100 Panzer Weapon Carrier with 128mm gun
Modelcollect 1:72
UA72108
2017 | Changed parts
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March 26, 2020

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1:35 Accessories for buildings (MiniArt 35585)
 
Accessories for buildings
MiniArt 1:35
35585
2018 | Changed parts
Multi topic
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March 25, 2020

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1:16 Chinese Army Type 94 Tankette (Takom 1009)
 
Chinese Army Type 94 Tankette
Takom 1:16
1009
2019 | Changed parts
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March 23, 2020

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1:35 2cm Salvenmaschinenkanone SMK 18 Typ 2 (Das Werk DW35005)
 
2cm Salvenmaschinenkanone SMK 18 Typ 2
Das Werk 1:35
DW35005
2019 | New tool
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March 13, 2020

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1:25 1978 Dodge Monaco (MPC/Round2 MPC922M)
California Highway Patrol
1978 Dodge Monaco
MPC/Round2 1:25
MPC922M
2019 | Changed parts
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1:25 Police Car (AMT/ERTL 38466)
Ford Interceptor
Police Car (1970 Ford Galaxie)
AMT/ERTL 1:25
38466
2005 | Changed box
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March 12, 2020

Simon Key
I'm just wondering if the supplied track can be switch for genuine model track for more realism. I don't know if the scale matches anything available from Hornby, Peco etc. I don't think the supplied track looks good at all.
Would it be possible to cut out the individual sleepers and mount them separately?
1:72 80cm K(E) Railway Gun "Dora" (HobbyBoss 82911)
German
80cm K(E) Railway Gun "Dora"
HobbyBoss 1:72
82911
2010 | New tool
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12. March, 12:14 Share
Ben M Model railway track would be 1:87. However note some model railway types hand-lay track, so components are available to build your own in 1:72.
12. March, 12:18
Treehugger @Simon Key
Edit: (I corrected Code 140 to Code 143 below)

Hello
First question to you : Have you already bought this kit?
Ah, seeing that you have this in your stash, I guess you have.
This is all problematic, but I have some ideas.

Several problems:
1) Track gauge = width between the two rails
2) Rail profile = You will want a 'flat bottom rail'
3) Gauge = size for scale modeling. I think the appropriate gauge for 1:72 is Gauge OO (from memory, not 100% sure)
4) Code = rail height for train hobby
5) Track fasteners. The kit uses fasteners that is molded into the ground part, but creates for some slack/hole if adding Code 143 metal flat bottom rails, instead of the kit's 5mm tall rails (iirc).

Btw, for the Peco Code 143 product, you can also buy separate fasteners for the metal rails. But only for Code 143 but not Code 100 (the smaller rails).

My investigation indicate that the ideal gauge is CODE 100 (but kit wheels ought to be smaller anyway so, better with Code 143). An alternative would be CODE 143. Iirc, Code 100 = 0.1 inch and code 143 = 0.143 inch.

The product code for the loose/separeate Peco Code 143 flat bottom metal rails is IL-7FB if you want to investigate further.
12. March, 12:26
Treehugger What you can do, is to either buy loose Code 140 flat bottom rails, and somehow attach them onto the plastic parts (the original rails are overly large, and also their fixtures), or, possibly cannibalize flexi track rails, that has the wooden blocks in plastic included (but are too narrow).

Toy trains, iirc, typically have a too narrow track gauge, so too narrow for the 1:72 kit.

I will be using Code 100 flat bottom rails, and I have bought them. I also have 6 loose x Code 140 flat bottom rails, that I don't need anymore, but probably cheaper buying them locally as shipping perhaps has to be done by expensive courier service. I may want to keep my 140 rails if they fit for 1:35 projects, haven't thought about that yet.

This is a weird kit imo, but some easy fixes can be done (the fixes offer only the most basic aesthetic improvements). I think Code 140 rails might look ok with the kit's wheels.

I have lots of advice, but you might not want to hear them. :D Bascially, you will want to adjust the placement of the 8 small carriages, and maybe shorten the barrel, and be happy with that.
12. March, 12:33
Treehugger "Would it be possible to cut out the individual sleepers and mount them separately?"

Unfortunately, the wooden sleepers in the kit is molded into the base, together with the fasteners. If somehow finding the patience to cut off the molded sleepers, you get a hole in the rest of the base.
12. March, 12:45
Treehugger I guess, one could somehow use the existing base, add real pebbles/sand, and somehow add custom made sleepers, and hide them with real pebbles/sand. It is somewhat difficult figuring out exactly how you want to change things around.
12. March, 12:48
Simon Key Lots of ideas to mule over Treehugger, many thanks my friend.
12. March, 18:33
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1:35 Diorama w/ruined church (MiniArt 36030)
 
Diorama w/ruined church
MiniArt 1:35
36030
2009 | Changed parts
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March 4, 2020

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1:9 German BMW R75 & Sidecar (Italeri 7403)
 
German BMW R75 & Sidecar
Italeri 1:9
7403
2016 | Changed ???
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February 27, 2020

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February 26, 2020

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1:12 Wallace & Gromit (Airfix 51100)
 
Wallace & Gromit motorbike & sidecar
Airfix 1:12
51100
1999 | New tool
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February 25, 2020

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No Rubber Brush Set (Ammo by Mig Jimenez 7606)
 
Rubber Brush Set
Ammo by Mig Jimenez
7606
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February 24, 2020

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February 18, 2020

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February 17, 2020

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No Mr. Paint Remover (Gunze Sangyo T-114)
 
Mr. Paint Remover 40ml
Gunze Sangyo
T-114
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February 14, 2020

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No Mr. Cement (Mr. Hobby MC124)
 
Mr. Cement
Mr. Hobby
MC124
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February 13, 2020

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Modelling School (Ammo by Mig Jimenez Vol 3.)
 
Modelling School The modelling guide for rust and oxidation (A.MIG-6098)
Modelling School Nr. Vol 3.
Jari Hemilä
2018
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February 7, 2020

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1:6 Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf.B (Dragon 75025)
 
Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf.B
Dragon 1:6
75025
2011 | New tool
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1:12 Wallace & Gromit Anti-Pesto Van (Airfix 51102)
 
Wallace & Gromit Anti-Pesto Van The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Airfix 1:12
51102
2006 | New tool
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No Mr. Cement (Mr. Hobby MC130)
 
Mr. Cement Limonene Type
Mr. Hobby
MC130
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1. February, 11:27 Share
Simon Key More progress.
1. February, 11:29
Treehugger Interesting. Any trick to making sure the barrel sticks straight out without a tilt to either side? I have a similar project going on. :) Haven't drilled out and glued on the metal barrels yet.

I wonder if maybe one can drill out a four-hole guide template, a piece of styrene, that can act as a guide for all four barrels. The four holes would then have to match the very locations of the plastic holes.
1. February, 11:35
Simon Key Hi Treehugger, I just drill slowly and the barrels I purchased have a good amount of material going into the original plastic gun, so they stay in place I didn't need glue. Once the armour piece is glue into place the barrels lined up perfectly. :o)
7. February, 13:09
Simon Key BTW, I stared with a small sized drill bit, before going onto the 1mm
7. February, 13:10

February 5, 2020

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No Oilbrusher - STARSHIP FILTH (Ammo by Mig Jimenez A.MIG 3513)
 
Oilbrusher - STARSHIP FILTH
Ammo by Mig Jimenez
A.MIG 3513
2016 | New tool
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No Oilbrusher - STARSHIP FILTH (Ammo by Mig Jimenez A.MIG 3513)
 
Oilbrusher - STARSHIP FILTH
Ammo by Mig Jimenez
A.MIG 3513
2016 | New tool
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No Oilbrusher - RED PRIMER (Ammo by Mig Jimenez A.MIG 3511)
 
Oilbrusher - RED PRIMER
Ammo by Mig Jimenez
A.MIG 3511
2016 | New tool
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January 31, 2020

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No Mr Spout for Mr Thinner (Mr. Hobby GT33)
 
Mr Spout for Mr Thinner (3pcs)
Mr. Hobby
GT33
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No Mr. Round Case (Mr. Hobby GT84:380)
 
Mr. Round Case
Mr. Hobby
GT84:380
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No Mr. Brush Stand (Mr. Hobby GT45)
 
Mr. Brush Stand
Mr. Hobby
GT45
2016
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January 30, 2020

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29. January, 12:49 Share
Alec K Excellent rust job and great detail. Congrats . Welcome to Scalemates!
30. January, 13:15
Neuling I agree with Alec.
30. January, 16:38
Simon Key Thanks Guys, never had the confidence to post before.
30. January, 19:41
Martin Oostrom Well done Simon!
If you need encouragement, just take a look at one of my albums from a couple of years ago: WALL OF SHAME: Revell Fokker D VII | Album by Mahoo76
As you can see, you should be confident enough. Compared to what I posted back them.....
30. January, 22:18
Chris Greathouse Nice and rusty, well done!!
30. January, 22:19
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1:12 Wallace & Gromit Anti-Pesto Van (Airfix 51102)
 
Wallace & Gromit Anti-Pesto Van The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Airfix 1:12
51102
2006 | New tool
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27. January, 15:59
Simon Key Thank You!
29. January, 12:39
Gerald Willing Hello Welcome here Gentleman :)
30. January, 00:30
Simon Key Thank you Gerald :0)
30. January, 10:44

January 29, 2020

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No Heavy Muddy Set (AK Interactive AK 077)
 
Heavy Muddy Set
AK Interactive
AK 077
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Civil Vehicles Scale Modeling Guide (AK Interactive AK 282)
 
Civil Vehicles Scale Modeling Guide
FAQ Nr. AK 282
Fernando Vallejo
2018
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Mud (AK Interactive 1)
 
Mud
Rust n' dust series Nr. 1
Kristof Pulinckx Michael Mass
2019
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Tracks & Wheels (AK Interactive 3)
 
Tracks & Wheels
AK Learning Series Nr. 3
Rubén González, Michel Pérez
2014
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METALLICS Vol. 2 (AK Interactive 5)
 
METALLICS Vol. 2
AK Learning Series Nr. 5
Fern, o Vallejo
2016
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METALLICS Vol. 1 (AK Interactive 4)
 
METALLICS Vol. 1
AK Learning Series Nr. 4
Fern, o Vallejo
2015
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Realistic Wood Effects (AK Interactive 1)
 
Realistic Wood Effects Second Improved Edition
AK Learning Series Nr. 1
Mike Rinaldi, Robert Ramirez, Daniel Zamarbid...
2016
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Dioramas F.A.Q (AK Interactive AK 8050)
 
Dioramas F.A.Q 1.2 Extension – Water, Ice & Snow
Nr. AK 8050
Rubén González
2018
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Photo Etched Parts (AK Interactive 7)
 
Photo Etched Parts Complete Guide
AK Learning Series Nr. 7
Adam Wilder
2018
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Tracks & Wheels (AK Interactive 3)
Tracks & Wheels The definitive guide for all kind of effects; nature, weathe...
AK Learning Series Nr. 3
Rubén González, Michel Pérez
2014
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MASTERING VEGETATION IN MODELING (AK Interactive 10)
 
MASTERING VEGETATION IN MODELING
AK Learning Series Nr. 10
2019
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Realistic wood effects (AK Interactive 1)
 
Realistic wood effects
AK Learning Series Nr. 1
2013
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Extreme Reality (AK Interactive 1)
 
Extreme Reality An incredible approach from scale modelling to true life
Extreme Reality Nr. 1
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Extreme Weathered Vehicles (AK Interactive )
Extreme Weathered Vehicles A complete guide with all techniques and detailed step by step
Doozy Okugawa, Marc Reusser, Per Olav, Virgil...
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Catalogue 2019 (Ammo by Mig Jimenez )
 
Catalogue 2019 AMMO by Mig Jiménez
2019
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Urban War (AK Interactive 7)
 
Urban War
Tanker Techniques Magazine Nr. 7
2017
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Extreme Rust (AK Interactive 1)
 
Extreme Rust
Tanker Techniques Magazine Nr. 1
2015
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Tricks & Tips (AK Interactive 10)
 
Tricks & Tips
Tanker Nr. 10
2018
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1:24 1966 Model Volkswagen 1300 Beetle (Tamiya 24136)
 
1966 Model Volkswagen 1300 Beetle
Tamiya 1:24
24136
1994 | New tool
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1:35 VENDING MACHINE & DUSTBIN SET (Meng SPS-018)
 
VENDING MACHINE & DUSTBIN SET
Meng 1:35
SPS-018
2015 | New tool
Multi topic
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1:24 7UP soda vending machine (Doozy ! Modelworks DZ008)
 
7UP soda vending machine
Doozy ! Modelworks 1:24
DZ008
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1:35 20mm Flakvierling 38 Mit Sd.Ah.52 (Tamiya MM191)1:35 German 2cm L/65 Flak 38 and Flakvierling 38 gun barrels (4pcs) (Master GM-35-006)1+
 
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1:35 KamAZ-5350 (Zvezda 3697)
Russian Three-Axle Army Truck
KamAZ-5350 "Mustang"
Zvezda 1:35
3697
2019 | New tool
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1:16 Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.A (Takom 1008)
 
Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.A
Takom 1:16
1008
2019 | New tool
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