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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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Posted 02 March 2020 - 02:41 AM

Hi all,

Though my work is at this stage still look rather ugly, this project is coming along pretty nicely and it at last starts to show what the result will look like.

Next steps will be the exterior side frames then the gun barbettes and finally all the surface details such as the rivets.

Thanks for watching.

 

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 04:42 AM

Hi,
The engine deck is done.
Still some more rivets to add to the front and rear of the hull, the tensioning system to create on both side of the inner panels.
Once all these are done, the center hull will be totally done.
Next step the gun barbettes and oustside panels (already in construction).
Both tracks (148 cm long each) are already almost ready to be put in place in the very last stage of the process.

 

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 10:54 AM

Stunning craftsmanship! Can´t wait to see this tank completed.



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 11:26 AM

Stunning craftsmanship! Can´t wait to see this tank completed.

Ditto!

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:39 PM

I can only echo what Lars and Manny have said, stunning craftsmanship.

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:46 PM

WOW! Looks amazing so far! I'm curious what you made it out of? I haven't seen any of your other model builds until now, but you mentioned rivets so I'm guessing it's made out of some sort of metal or something? Can't wait to see it finished!

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 08:12 AM

Thank you all!

 

The masonry is finished on one of the casemates.

It is ready to receive all the small finishing refinements such as the rivets not to mention them.

I only have one left to finish but it's already underway.

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:17 AM

I never was a fan of " boxed" plastic kits nor 1:35 or 1:48 scales, until I was gifted a very large collection of 1:16 scale aircraft. 1:16 scale simply can not be appreciated until handled and viewed....same with handmade, handcrafted by skilled modellers like you. Wise decision using your skill in building in 1:16- be sure to sign and date them!


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