The Children of Doom

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The Children of Doom

Postby Stikpusher » Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:41 pm

The Children of Doom… they told him to throw away his unfinished builds and return to the earth…

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Hah! Time enough for the earth in the grave. :wink:

So I’m starting off with this T-72B build that was close to being finished way back in 2004 when I was mobilized with the Guard for 18 months. Unfortunately during my time away, something happened to the kit and the TC hatch was broken off and lost. I figure that one of my kids or the neighbor kids got into my work area while I was gone. So it sat in a box on a shelf in my work are for May more years and a few moves. Then tragedy struck and my daughters cat decided to visit that shelf and sent the box, along with several others, crashing down onto the display area below, damaging this kit and several completed ones… :pod: :hissy:

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You can see the lower hull and a broken track under the Stuka :headslap:

So I repainted what I could, boxed it up, and set it aside again, still unable to complete the build. Then a stroke of luck happened, not to long before I left CA. At Brookhurst hobbies, on consignment, was an incomplete boxing of the same kit that had the parts I needed. I bought it, packed it for the move, and left things as they were after moving here. I really had no idea as to how I wanted to finish the build. This is how it looks today.

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Aside from a bit more repair and assembly work to do, this will mostly be a painting & finishing project. The current war in the Ukraine has shown lots of these tanks with quite a variety of markings and schemes, so I have decided to pull this one down and finish it up. Tomorrow I think that I will get back to work on it…
"Surely I have made my meaning plain? I intend to avenge myself upon you, Admiral. I have deprived your ship of power, and when I swing 'round, I intend to deprive you of your life."

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Re: The Children of Doom

Postby keavdog » Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:02 pm

That's a survivor story right there! Be cool to see it finished.
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Re: The Children of Doom

Postby LyleW » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:29 am

I assume you are dressed and all face painted up like Mel Gibson? Neat story.
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Re: The Children of Doom

Postby Stikpusher » Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:06 am

keavdog wrote:That's a survivor story right there! Be cool to see it finished.


A survivor’s tale indeed! Now to finish it… :hmm:

LyleW wrote:I assume you are dressed and all face painted up like Mel Gibson? Neat story.


:lol: Nope, no face paint or dress up… at least not yet… :whistle:
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Re: The Children of Doom

Postby Duke Maddog » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:25 pm

That rocks! I'm glad that things worked out so perfectly. I'm looking forward to seeing this completed.
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Re: The Children of Doom

Postby Stikpusher » Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:21 pm

Me too Mark. And for only $5, I don’t think that I could have cast the part for less. Now as for what to do with the rest of the beast… :hmm:
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Re: The Children of Doom

Postby Medicman71 » Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:45 pm

It's good that you're able to save it. Looking forward to the completion.
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Re: The Children of Doom

Postby BlackSheep214 » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:31 pm

That’s why I won’t display my completed kits in a cabinet with no glass doors. I own a cat myself and she likes to climb in high places and anything small. I’m still looking for some sort of curio / display case with glass doors. I’d build my own but lumber prices has been high as of late. Plus I don’t have the proper tools like a table saw to proceed. :bag:
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Re: The Children of Doom

Postby Stikpusher » Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:35 pm

Thanks Mike. I’m looking forward to finishing this one too. It’s way overdue… :headslap:

Tom, this one never even made it to display. It was simply on a shelf in the garage when the cat struck. The cat wasn’t even supposed to be out in the garage. And as much as I like cats, no more of them for my home.

Today was the first stage of fixing this one up. I added the TC hatch from the donor kit, and then glued the broken off spot lights and TC windscreen back into place.

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I’ll let that dry overnite, then get some paint on there hopefully tomorrow.
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Re: The Children of Doom

Postby jeaton01 » Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:01 pm

That tank must have some horsepower if the commander needs a windscreen!
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