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Postby royjess » Mon May 08, 2017 10:39 pm

I was lucky enough to win a couple of Nuffield Crusader tanks, the comp was kindly run and prize supplied by Corelki2005 viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7903

The first kit that I'll be building is the MKII

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As well as the kit and instructions, inside the box was some magazine cuttings with illustrations of the model tank along with a couple of packets containing aftermarket metal detailing. Whether I'll be using these or not, Ill decide at a later date.

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I manage to put some of it together

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To be continued...
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby Mark » Tue May 09, 2017 2:48 am

Italeri make some nice kits, so I hope this will be an enjoyable build for you.
The etched details can add some nice detail to the model, but can be fiddly. Etched grills are worth the effort. Shout if you want any advice, and I did a master class on using etched parts some time ago.

Ironically, the one pic you posted with Google Photos isn't showing up !
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby royjess » Tue May 09, 2017 8:33 am

The google image uploaded is showing on mine

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Here is another one which I've uploaded to Jessica's photobucket as my photobucket is now impossible to use, I spent over an hour last night trying to upload the image to my photobucket and several failed attempts this morning. Even I had 3 attempts to upload this image to Jessica's account

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Can any one else see the first image on this post, I wonder if the Chinese government blocked google images?

Instructions for posting from google photos can be found here

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I've just edited the images with the new URL codes, so you should be able to view them now
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Postby Mark » Wed May 10, 2017 9:53 am

China probably do block Google photos, but I'm in Hong Kong. No censorship here :D (well, not yet anyway !)

The tank is looking good
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby royjess » Fri May 12, 2017 6:54 pm

Details added to the main tank body

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The upper gun was put together, but I didn't glue all because I wanted to leave until after painting

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Taking a closer look at the etch metal, there wasn't much in the way of difference between the original plastic and the metal detail to warrant using the etch metal. There was some additional detailing, including metal hinges which were so tiny to even worry about and the interior of the tank which won't be seen unless you are planning to open her up now and again. So I decided not to use the etch metal.

The tank is now ready for painting, so I'm now going to hand over the thread to Jess who is going to build the MKIII Crusader tank

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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby Jesscheekylee » Fri May 12, 2017 7:35 pm

This is my first tank I'm building. My Husband kindly gave me first choice of two tanks he had won. I have chosen MKIII.

I have put main body together and had to put elastic bands to hold while the glue sets.

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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby number1 » Fri May 12, 2017 7:50 pm

Nice looking tank Roy, Looking forward to seeing the one Jess is doing.
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby Jesscheekylee » Mon May 15, 2017 9:27 pm

Time to remove the elastic bands and continue with the build

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The wheel are now on

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I've been using my nail file to file down the rough bits

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That is all that I can manage for time being
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby number1 » Mon May 15, 2017 9:41 pm

Looking good Jess, just do what you can when you feel like it, theres no hurry, some of my builds take so long they never finish ;)
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby royjess » Tue May 16, 2017 10:06 am

I think Jess is putting my build to shame, she is doing a neater job than me :oops:
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby Mark » Wed May 17, 2017 1:00 am

Coming on nicely Jess. Nail files are a really useful tool.
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby snapdragon » Wed May 17, 2017 10:43 am

Outstanding, Jess. It looks like we have a budding Morrigan coming on!

Keep it up!
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby wingnut » Wed May 17, 2017 5:17 pm

:text-happynewyear: opps sorry the wrong emo :laughing-rolling: :text-goodpost: Nice work Jess ! Roy better watch out, the pupil will be teaching the master ;) :laughing-rolling:
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Postby steve131 » Wed May 17, 2017 7:08 pm

Great work Guys ,look nice kits 8-)
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby Jesscheekylee » Wed May 17, 2017 7:45 pm

Thank you

wingnut wrote: :text-happynewyear: opps sorry the wrong emo :laughing-rolling: :text-goodpost: Nice work Jess ! Roy better watch out, the pupil will be teaching the master ;) :laughing-rolling:
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It's a good job I like you, you cheeky boy, I know what you mean, I know I'm blonde but I'm not that blonde, I do have a brain inbetween my ears :laughing-rolling:

Just manage to do a bit more, but not a lot, I'm struggling to squeeze the glue out, but Roy is flexing his muscle on that for me. Roy suggest some Tamiya thin cement. I know that this is going slow, but please do bear with me, I eager to finish, but I'm getting frustrated that my body wont allow me to do what my brain wants. I am really enjoying this, especially the tank, I think I've caught the modelling bug and I want to do something else when this is finished. Thanks to Roy for his help.

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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby snapdragon » Thu May 18, 2017 11:03 am

It is great that you have got the modelling bug!

Never worry about the length of time it takes to build a kit. Model building is more than a hobby. It is a discipline and teaches you patience, attention to detail and construction. You also teach yourself research skills too. All good things to gain for later in life.

You are learning that some kits go together better than others and that tamiya extra thin doesn't always do the job. There are others on the market and my go to cement is the revell contacta with the long nozzle.

Keep going with this Crusader as you are doing a superb job and maybe check out my Jagdtiger thread to see what you could be building! :D

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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby Mark » Thu May 18, 2017 5:24 pm

snapdragon wrote: and that tamiya extra thin doesn't always do the job.


Heresy !! People have been burnt at the stake for lesser !!
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby snapdragon » Fri May 19, 2017 10:13 am

I do use tamiya extra thin as well as other glues, but only for cockpits because it doesn't fog.

Heresy doesn't come into it. Sometimes a thicker glue with a stronger grip is needed for big parts. :D
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby Mark » Fri May 19, 2017 3:25 pm

Joking aside, try Krystal Klear for canopies. Doesn't fog, excess wipes off, and it dries crystal clear.
Tamiya Extra Thin is great for large parts. Simply hold the parts together and run Extra Thin along the join. Capillary action will draw the glue into the join and it will make a very strong join within a few seconds. Don't paint it on and then put the parts together, it evaporates too quickly.
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Re: Nuffield Crusader Tank MkII and MKIII

Postby casper » Mon May 22, 2017 7:39 am

good progress on your tanks Jess and Roy :clap: :)
I always steal my wife,s nail files and nail polishing sticks :shifty: :lol: they are perfect for scale modelling....and fixing the odd broken fingernail
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