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Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:01 am

It's official, I'm all in for this:

https://youtu.be/cPUBPcTk088

(Weird, I can't seem to embed the video)

Here's the official website:

http://www.tank74.jp/home.html

Check out that display case with the rollers-totally awesome. I think it's only a bonus for suscribers, so I can't get it. I don't have a single issue yet, but the first few will be on their way. 100 issues within two years...welp here's to first steps!
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Mark » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:33 pm

Try embedding the Youtube video again. I have to enable the permission on the forum to allow that. As I have to do it individually for each forum, it would take forever to do the whole forum, and there aren't many videos posted.
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby royjess » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:33 pm

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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:12 am

royjess wrote:Instructions for embedding a video can be found here.

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Thanks for the heads up, royjess. I actually did follow those instructions but it's still a no-go. It's not a big deal, the videos can be accessed on the linked website.
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Mark » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:58 am

It should be OK now.

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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:35 am

Mark wrote:It should be OK now.


Nice, thank you!
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby casper » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:25 pm

Awesome looking partworks Val 8-)
looking forward to watching you build it. Looks huge and all the RC options look really good
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:27 am

It's time to finally start this thing.
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001
The journey of a hundred steps begins with the turret barrel. It's nice of them to provide a screwdriver, but it's too small for my hand:
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A couple of barrel cozy parts finished this issue. Forgive me, my knowledge of tank parts is rudimentary, so barrel cozies they shall be. Please feel free to enlighten me as I progress :D :
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002
A no build issue, just the turret top itself. It's the size of a plate:
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003
Pieces for the turret hatch, metal parts for a machine gun, and more barrel cozies are in this issue:
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Regarding the clear parts that line the edge of the hatch; the instructions say they are labeled as L and R for left and right. This is false. Nowhere on the packaging or the parts themselves are they labeled as such. I had to figure out where each clear part went based on the fit and matched it up to the illustrations as best I could. They fitted loosely, so a little dab of glue was used for each piece:
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More detailing was added to the hatch:
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The hatch was secured onto the turret top:
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More detail was added to the main barrel:
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:31 am

004
Parts from 003 and this issue combined for the commander's machine gun:
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There a few pieces here that are quite fragile. To make matters worse, a couple of them already had stress marks fresh out of the box, like the machine gun crank and rear sights. The completed gun was mounted onto the turret:
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005
Periscope and hatch parts for the turret are in this issue:
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A tiny handle from #003 was used for the new hatch. I had quite a time tightening a teeny nut for the new hatch. It didn't help the bolt doesn't have any tooling on the head so a driver could be used.
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006
More tiny parts for the turret and main gun are here. Also more barrel cozies:
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More handles and other bits were glued onto the turret. The underside of one of the hatches got some interior detailing:
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007
Smoke canister launcher parts and more turret detailing for this step:
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There is a misprint in the instructions when assembling the right launcher; parts 07-10 and 07-08 have to switch positions, otherwise the launcher is gonna look real wonky. To clarify, I made an annotation in the photo below:
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The launcher should end up looking like this:
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Winch loops, a spare barrel, and interior detailing to the commander's hatch were all added to the turret. Leftover parts will be present:
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Mark » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:30 pm

It looks like a very nice quality of finish! I shall watch this one with interest.
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:54 am

Mark wrote:It looks like a very nice quality of finish! I shall watch this one with interest.

Yes, the camo paint has been done well so far. It makes me want to touch up the small parts later on. At the very least, it would cover up the stress marks.

008
This step added a cargo rack and the other smoke canister launcher:
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There were a few parts left over:
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009
Pieces for the floodlight were introduced:
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It's powered by three LR44 sized batteries:
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010
The floodlight was completed with these parts:
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It wasn't obvious to me, but there were sheets of protective film on both sides of the rectangular lens that needed removal before installation. A toggle switch below the light opens internal shutters when flipped on. I have no batteries, so I can't test the light just yet:
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011
This marks the beginning of the turret foundation:
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An ammo box plus another bracket are leftover for later:
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012
More detail and turret base parts were in this issue. The base was completed:
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The empty holes on the turret were slowly filled by handles, winch loops, and more bits/bobs:
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:27 am

013
This step has a central piece for the turret base and some rigging for the turret top:
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Filling in the center of the turret base:
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Chains and footholds were attached to the turret, and another ammo box was assembled:
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014
Ammo box construction in this step, nothing too wild:
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One sprue of parts was left over. Cargo racks from 007 and 008, plus the ammo boxes from 011 and 013, were used to fill in more holes on the turret:
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I'm not liking the idea of using rubber bands to secure those ammo boxes. It doesn't seem like a durable method to me, but I'll worry about it when they break.

015
The first motor!
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This motor was secured onto the turret base:
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016
Metal tread cover parts are provided:
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The front of the tank begins to take shape:
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:40 am

017
More metal pieces for the frame and a nicely painted plate for the hull front were in this issue:
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A frame piece was added to the structure built in 0016:
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018
For this step, I got another painted metal panel and parts for the driver's hatch:
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As far as assembly goes, a handle was attached to the hatch door and clear windows were glued onto the viewing ports:
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019
This issue has parts for the left front area of the tank:
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A storage box was assembled, and a winch loop was glued onto the metal plate from 017. Several parts were left over for later:
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020
This issue has more parts for the top of the hull front:
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Leftover parts from 017-019 were used build up the frame from 016:
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021
This issue gives a battery case, a testing board, and a top lid for a storage box:
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Using parts from 020, another storage box was assembled, and testing of the motor installed in 015 was completed. Once powered up, the motor should turn the control disc clockwise:
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:49 am

022
Not much here; a new control box was installed at the base of the turret:
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023
A no-build issue, just one big motor was provided:
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024
Parts in this step mean more work on the turret:
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Guide plates and main cannon mounts were attached to the turret base:
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Antennas for the turret along with their respective "sconces" from 008 were assembled:
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025
LED boards and main cannon parts were in this issue:
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The motor from 0023, which will simulate the firing motion of the main cannon, was attached to the barrel assembly from 003:
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The main cannon was mounted onto the turret base:
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:13 pm

026
LED assemblies using parts left over from 019, 020, and 025 will come together in this step. These new parts weren't even touched:
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I had to make sure the wires from the LED boards didn't get caught between the panels shown in the area circled red:
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The headlights were completed:
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027
Metal parts that mirror the ones left over from 026 were provided:
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All these metal parts were screwed together to make the upper surface of the hull even larger:
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028
Several parts here were left over, this step just added more detail to the hull and another LED:
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Some extra care is need to guide the power lines from the new LED housing down through the hull cavity:
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029
The only part in this issue was a mechanism for turret rotation:
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It was secured directly in the center of the turret base:
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:50 am

030
Just one part in this issue, the FPV canera:
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The camera was installed within the commander's viewing port:
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031
External detail parts and an inner frame piece:
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The inner frame just keeps getting larger:
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032
Metal exterior panel pieces for the left side:
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Detail parts from 028 were glued onto one of the panels once it was secured on the inner frame:
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033
Metal parts like the ones from 032, but for the right side this time:
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The details added mirrored the ones in 032:
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034
More metal panels to top off the inner frame:
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Once the panels were secured, the left over parts from 031 were glued to the exterior:
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Re: Hachette's JGSDF Type 74 Main Battle Tank

Postby Valkyrie Hunter D » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:19 pm

035
A no build issue, just a piece of the inner frame, and storage box:
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036
The matching half of the frame piece from 035, and the contents of the long box from 035:
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I still don't know what those poles are for. My translation app says they are "wash poles":
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The inner frame for the rear of the tank comes together:
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