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Postby Mustang » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:21 pm

If you just screw the screw in lightly just to hold the part in place while you then look at doing the other part should be fine.
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Postby chill » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:49 pm

Yep making sure my magnifying glass is in position to get everything in view
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Postby chill » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:28 pm

I had a quick look at the Airfix Magazine this morning at the Newsagent. The review of the tank gave me a few ideas. The person making the tank for the review has attached part C4 into D3 and C3 to C4. they havnt used the motor part.

I'll give the attaching C3 to the motor via the screw and go from there once I'm sure everything lines up and will be sparing with the glue and tack the part on before going full whack with the glue. :shifty:
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Postby Mark » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:19 pm

I didn't use the motor part (saving it for something else) but if I remember correctly, I dry assembled the horseshoe part, base and side, then ran extra thin into the joins while holding it together. I think I'd glue it before tightening the motor screws fully.
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Postby chill » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:07 pm

Few more photo updates.

Whilst I'm plucking up the courage to glue the aforementioned parts I did some more simpler build steps.

The roof:

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The piece by the side fits into the fuel tank poly cap that we all discussed earlier.

Voila piece glued in place

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The entrance hatch (?) Again I've gone for the closed position. As lets be honest there is not much interior detail to warrant an open hatch. Other than the view of the battery box.

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Like so

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The driver cab as it were.

Pieces freed from the sprue

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Tided up and prepared

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First the side walls

Oh be careful not to cut off the protruding spigots as I nearly did :oops:

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The observation hatch and the back part fitted

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Now I am debating to keep the hatch covers open on the front to stop the Tank looking like a closed tin can. But concerned they may snap off so maybe leave this to the very end of the build. I may stick the two bigger pieces in flush and have the two smaller items open. Instructions say both can be built open.

Thoughts?

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Postby chill » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:04 pm

Bit more work

I attached the cab front to the roof of the tank. Used a few clamps to ensure a tight fit/bond as there was a slight warp on the front of the cab.

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Now heres a picture of the attached cab (cant think of a better term for it -but open to suggestions) courtesy of my new additions to my tool box magnifying glass and torch :dance:

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Now there is a gap at the top of the cab(in line with my torch body. Maybe I did not press the cab fully home. But its there and I didnt see it when fitting. I was thinking of painting Mr Surfacer 1200 on the inside of the cab and flood/fil the gap.

I'll have a choccie biccie and decide.

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Postby Mark » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:51 pm

Can't see the gap to be honest. However, unless it's bigger than I think, I don't think Mr Surfacer will run through the gap. May be better applying it from the outside. Nothing to lose by trying though :clap:
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Postby chill » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:29 am

Thanks,

I'll give it a go tonight.
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Postby chill » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:51 pm

Quick flying visit. With regards to the Poly Caps. Do you glue them in or just pop them in and let the other parts hold the caps in place
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Postby Mustang » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:59 pm

Just pop them in, no need for glue.
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Postby chill » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:19 pm

Just a quick update with the few spare minutes I managed to grab to myself.

Put the first set of window shields

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Following on from my question about the Poly Caps I pressed on with some sides of the Tank.

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Poly Caps inserted:

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First cover on:

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Repeat three more times:

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My build is coming along nicely.
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Postby Mustang » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:42 am

Coming on nicely the Chill, your soon have that finished. ;)
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Postby chill » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:37 pm

Very slow progress. But every piece put together is one step nearer
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Postby Mark » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:43 pm

It's coming on very nicely Chill :clap:
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Postby chill » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:27 pm

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Postby Dazza » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:26 pm

Looks fantastic, and slow is good, makes a better build!! Love it!! :clap: :clap: :D
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Postby chill » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:35 pm

Thanks Dazza.

Just build when I grab a few minutes here and there.

I know I'm in the early stages but its going to gether like a dream. No real issues.
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Postby casper » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:18 pm

Coming along nicely chill :clap: :) I love these tanks :mrgreen:
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:54 pm

Me too . I want to get the tadpole version.
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:19 pm

Bit more

Some Medium Poly Caps to fasten in position

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And the caps in their correct location

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Oh and I got myself a shiny new set square.

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Next step is the big one. Fitting the vertical centre support and the first side piece. Bit of pondering to do through my magnifying glass :think:
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