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Some of the detail on the M31
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12/10/17
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Greetings All!
Started work on the Asuka M4A3 Sherman 76mm, kit # 35019. When completed it will be a 1/35th version of tank 711, of the 12th Armored Division. Alot more detail will go into this other than the HobbyBoss 1/48th version I did.
This is a great kit and goes together easily, and although the instructions, are partially in Japanese, (I wish I could read and speak it), there are some English subs as well. My opinion? the instructions are better than Dragon; you just have to pay close attention.
So the bogie assemblies and lower hull are somewhat done. Roadwheels are in the works and so are the tracks. On the tracks, I decided to use Model Kasten T 54 E1 Sherman tracks. Or it seems more like torture myself by assembling these tracks. But actually they seem to be going together pretty well, slowly but surely. I also purchased a set of duckbills to add to these tracks. The duck bills are manufactured by Bronco models and fit the ends perfectly. From what I see it takes 80 links per side on this kit.
I've also started using mr. Surfacer 500 to add texture to the transmission cover and the front top portion of the hull, and hatches. Started adding some Foundry marks to the hatches and bottom portion of the transmission cover.
Oh if your a Shermanholic like me the book in the picture is highly recommended!
More to come.
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12/10/17
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The Takom M31 is a fun kit. Note have a bit set because this tank you will be drilling many different size holes all over. The top next to the file was 13 1mm holes and the haul had 7 (3 different sizes)

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I am in the ModelFan Yearbook 2018

Ich bin in dem ModellFan Jahresbuch 2018

https://youtu.be/pn-Fmyg7zwo

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I am proud 😊 In the yearbook 2018 of the "Modellfan" one of my dioramas is presented. The article consists of 6 pages.


Ich bin stolz 😊 Im Jahresbuch 2018 der "Modellfan" ist eines meiner Dioramen verteten. Der Artikel umfasst 6 Seiten.
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04.12.17
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More work has been done after these were taken and the final pics will be on my site. That post will have new final and old ones that was posted on and around here.
The setting is wet grassy field, I thought about some trash or junk but figured it might take away from the look. In this set of photos is the start of the base. (I really did not think to snap more as it was coming together. Right now I'm just waiting on things to dry to see if any changes are needed. Fell free to let me know what you think....
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12/2/17
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This came in today by UPS
This might be my next build.... We will see after this M10 is completed
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11/24/17
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone
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