mostrich's workshop of 2020

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mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby mostrich » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:00 pm

Some of you guys opened a production thread for showing your work on different projects. I really like that format, cause it's so suitable for a modeler with a short attention span like I am.

So what happend in the first quarter of 2020? Finished two models, of which one was 98% completed by New Year's Eve - Revell's Dodge Challenger SRT8. It got it's final touches during the first week.
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Right after that I got back on a shelfed project. The Aggregat 4 was completely assembled and primed when I left it. I dusted it and gave it the paint job and weathering it'd to wait for so long.
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Since then I stray between different projects. A few weeks ago the gorgeous 3d printed parts by falcon3dparts for my Revell Star Destroyer. Also got me the lighting set and meters of fiber optics. On a rainy evening I cut out the kit's hangar bay to make space for the printed one.
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The details of the printed part are finer and also closer to the studio model. The two hangar gates are open to the back and can be illuminated. All holes for the fiber optics are prepared, too.
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Next and running project is Takom's Jagdtiger from their Blitz line. That means it's easy to assemble and has a reasonable number of parts. I bought this kit a few months ago because one of the options in the kit depicts a vehicle that was abandoned at the end of the war in a litte town called Neustadt an der Weinstraße (Newtown at the wine street). A big part of my mothers family lives there. Knowing that Easter is near I cracked the box open and jumped right at it.
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The rear doors are clever enineered and moveable. I substituted the handles with copper wire because the plastic parts had two gates per part. But in general that's not an issue with this kit.
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Details are good, building the jack was a fiddly task. Some parting lines on the smaller parts and ejection pin marks are a small letdown. The EPM you see in the picture is still there because hard to see later and I'm lazy.
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To give you an idea of the size. With the gun attached it'll be about a foot long from exhaust to nozzle break.
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Stay tuned for more random stuff.
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby KSaarni » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:03 pm

Very interesting !

I do also like this concept!

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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby Stikpusher » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:15 pm

There’s some great stuff going on here! I’m really liking the Jagdtiger... but the 3-D stuff for the Star Destroyer is pretty cool too!
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby BlackSheep214 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:34 pm

I’m liking the Jagdtiger. It’s one of type of tanks I’ve always wanted to do.
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby Duke Maddog » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:13 pm

Torben this is awesome to see. I like this format as well because I can follow so many of your projects without jumping all over the Forums to find them. Everything looks fantastic! Keep them coming man!
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby Norman » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:30 am

Nice projects for the next months! The Jagdtiger is a nice kit, I got two of them and waiting for the Porsche production of the Jagdtiger.
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby LyleW » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:02 am

Looks great!
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby Medicman71 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:16 pm

I wanna see the Star Destroyer!!
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby speedgraflex » Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:30 pm

I will stick with what I know here. Is that the Revell / Zvezda 1:2700 Star Destroyer? The new piece looks phenomenal!!! More please, like Mike wrote!
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Re: mostrich's workshop of 2020

Postby mostrich » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:07 pm

Thank you guys! Yes, it's the SD by Zvezda bought in the Revell box. Will give you some more of that when time comes, but at the moment I'm pushing really hard on the Jagdtiger build.
The kit comes with two jigs for the track assembly. There are three straight segments per track to speed up the work, but still much of the length is made of single segments. Also each segment had four gates that needed cleanup. So in the end it took most of the weekend's bench time to finish them.
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The mighty main gun was a two piece plastic affair. I glued the pieces together and cut the barrel off right before the bracket. The hollow bracket was closed with sheet plastic to give the aluminum replacement barrel enough suface to be glued on. It's a butt joint so I used 2K epoxy to secure the fit.
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Lots and lots of tiny parts need to be glued onto the side and upper armor plates. Here's how it looked before and after the treatment.
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And here's the actual status. The gun mantle will be attached later on.
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So I'm calling the building stage as finished. Up for painting, yay!
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