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Kevin Thiele (kevthiele)
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Wall

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21. September, 02:57

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September 16, 2021

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6 | 10. September, 00:06
Adrian Forest
Very interested in this!
10. September, 11:42
Kevin Thiele
The turret will be the most difficult because of all the compound curves. I was planning to do it in layers of styrene, add putty to smooth then hollow it out with a dremel. Also looking at Patton style tanks for a similar turret and then copying it with a resin mould. Interesting project!
15. September, 06:35
Adrian Forest
For compound curves, you might find it useful to look at some of the techniques used by gunpla scratch-builders, i.e. making profiles from styrene to define shapes, then putty to fill gaps
15. September, 11:53
Kevin Thiele
Thanks for that, I dont even know what gunpla is, but there's Google.
16. September, 00:18
A.J. Madison
I've done construction with all well known techniques, and a couple that aren't known. Depends upon your confidence level and how much you want to be faithful to the plans. A lamination can hit the profile perfectly, but applying the putty (2 part epoxy?) and sanding it smooth is very labour intensive. Building a rough profile with frames (like a balsa wood model) and filling that with epoxy also works, but has the same labour intensive problem of sanding it smooth. From then picture I'm looking at, I would build a profile with frames, but *skin* the the profile with 15 thou sheet, because what I see is a frustum (truncated cone) for the upper, a step, and an upside down frustum for the lower, which could be a lamination. Wish I had converted this photo album to scale mates, but it's here for the time being, hope it gives you ideas on how to scratch out your turret:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ajmadisonmodels&set=a.323441348115164
16. September, 06:38
Adrian Forest
AJ, this is amazing work! Sort of the next step of the kind of thing I was thinking of.
16. September, 08:53
Kevin Thiele
Thanks AJ, that was exactly the information I needed. I can now move ahead confidently. Making the turret in 3 sections with the bottom virtually a mirror of the top, and using ribbing with a 0.15in sheet skin seems the way forward. I have crude plans and photos but they will be adequate. I will use some of the M3 Lee kit parts (it was the original inspiration for the tank, although heavily modified) in the detail. The War Thunder image (main photo) seems very close to actual photos and I can get any angle I need from the game.
16. September, 22:46
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1:35 Demag D7 (ESCI 5007)
1Ton Halftrack
Demag D7 Sd.Kfz. 10
ESCI 1:35
5007 1976 | New tool
16. September, 01:55

September 10, 2021

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Scratchbuilt
 
10. September, 06:10
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10. September, 01:41
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1:35 U.S Motor Grader (PlusModel 426)
 
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1:25 Construction Bulldozer (AMT 1086)
 
10. September, 01:23
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1:35 Bulldozer (MiniArt 38022)
 
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1:72 de Havilland Heron Mk.II (Airfix A03001V)
 
2 | 10. September, 00:39
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8. September, 11:57
Kevin Thiele
Gift for my son
10. September, 00:28

September 9, 2021

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1:35 M1A1 AIM (Dragon DR 3535S1)
M1A1 AIM SA Abrams Battle Tank ADF ARMY
Dragon 1:35
DR 3535S1 2010 | Changed decals
9. September, 22:43
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August 25, 2021

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August 24, 2021

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24. August, 22:54
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1:35 Centurion Mk 5/1 (AFV Club AF35100)
Royal Australian Armoured Corps
Centurion Mk 5/1 Vietnam Version
AFV Club 1:35
AF35100 2006 | New tool
24. August, 22:47
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August 23, 2021

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October 31, 2020

Kevin Thiele just joined this community.
31. October 2020, 04:08
31. October 2020, 08:20
Gerald Willing
Hello Welcome here Gentleman😉
31. October 2020, 09:43

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