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#1 Manu-Military

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:14 PM

Hello,

This is the new long term 1/16 scale build from scratch I’m starting to tackle with: the 1919 heavy tank MkVIII to complete my range of tanks of the interwar period (after the Chrsitie T3 built in 2010 and the most recent Ford 3 ton tank).
The work has just begun so this is where I’m so far and I'll post more photos when more sub-elements are ready.
Thanks for reading this.
Manu

P.S.: though in 1/16 scale, as usual my model will irremediably stay static.

 

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#2 Proud Kraut

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:56 AM

This is another very interesting project. I'm looking forward to the next steps.

 

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:18 AM

I am also looking forward to your progress! I love to watch your builds!

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:56 PM

Well, it sure don't look like a tank now, but I look forward to watching you build it!  Should be cool!

 

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:28 PM

TAG! Your it! I will definitely keep a close eye on this project.

 

Semper Fi.

 

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:44 AM

Like such projects. Good Luck, wait for more pics



#7 Manu-Military

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 01:39 AM

Hello,
After a cumulated 5 to 6 days of work, here's where I'm.
Thanks for looking.
Manu
 
P.S.: if ever I'm asked, here's the answer:
- 275 rivets, 1,4mm,
- 54 rivets, 1mm.
 
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Posted 19 December 2019 - 05:34 AM

That is amazing work. Thanks for posting. I’am looking forward to seeing more as you progress. Thanks again. Mike

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 10:50 PM

Wow! Incredible work so far. Thanks for answering the question of "How many rivets" but I want to know, did you order the rivets or scratchbuilt them yourself?

I am really looking forward to what looks like to be an extraordinary model.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny



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Posted 20 December 2019 - 12:06 PM

What an excellent project! How many hours did you spend for the hull so far?



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Posted 21 December 2019 - 12:20 AM

Thank you for your interest in this (long term) project.

 

Wow! Incredible work so far. Thanks for answering the question of "How many rivets" but I want to know, did you order the rivets or scratchbuilt them yourself?

I am really looking forward to what looks like to be an extraordinary model.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

All the rivets come from the excellent Masterclub range.

They have a pretty extensive range of rivets, nuts and bolts of different shape and diameters with very clean moulding.

The only drawback is that they are in resin and thus can't be glued with styrene glue.

 

So far the only part I scratchbuilt is the vision slit that I have had duplicated inresin by a friend.

The mg's ball mounts are 3D printed.

 

What an excellent project! How many hours did you spend for the hull so far?

 

This build took me a cumulated five days time frame to achieve it.

 

Thanks for looking, I'm now working on the side track frames, next one will be then the center hull and finally the gun sponsons ; pretty long term project...



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Posted 05 January 2020 - 05:27 AM

WOW.  That is very impressive work!!




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