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Postby chill » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:56 pm

Yes its here. After a good few of you guessed correctly I am now the proud owner (with a big thank you to Mustang :clap: ) off:

Tamiya WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Tank.

I've had a look at it through my very big magnifying glass and peered at the parts I think I chose well.

I cant promise a quick build, nor a lick of paint.

In box review coming soon and build dairy. (red roo has set the bar high)
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby Mark » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:24 am

Looking forward to your slant on the model Chill :D
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Postby Mustang » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Your very ;) welcome Chill, have a good Christmas mate. And I look forward to seeing the build.
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:53 pm

Well here we go.

My inbox review combined with the build.

First up the box. I think a very nice box cover art showing what you get in the tin as it were.

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With it being the Export version you get a set of 1.35 infantry as well. :clap:

Now opening the box you will find it packed with bags of sprues and other exciting goodies

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Theres is an amount of printed documents.

First the instructions.

Cover page

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And the internal pages.

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Also included is a Addition Noticfication for the orientation of the gears/gearing system.

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As part of the additional troop kit we have an excellent painting and reference guide.

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Along with a fantastic coloured reference document for the WW1 Mark IV Tank

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Now the actual sprues

The bonus Infantry parts:

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Now the Mark IV components

The main parts, the base and top of the Tank Body.

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The sides

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I have to say all sprues are flash free and clean and crisp mouldings.

The main gun barrels/turrets

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Additional side pieces/panels

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Two very full sprues, comprising of wheels guns , and other parts..

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Onwards into the depths of the box.

Gearing parts:

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Next up the tracks. Now these have had excellent reviews on the Interweb. And now i have a set I will agree.

This bag is filled up with parts:

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Again each link is clean and crisp .

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They just 'go' together. Just a simple push together with a slight click.

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Hopefully you can make out the detail on the links

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Finally the motorised parts themselves.

The motor components are greater in number than the Tank parts themselves.

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The motor itself is a work of art. Sturdy and well constructed. Just says quality

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Main drive gears and spools

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The battery box and bag and fixtures and fittings

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(batteries not included!)

Bags of screws and drive axle.

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More product. Cant wait till I find where these go. :think:

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Finally the obligatory Tamiya screwdriver and allan key.

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Oh , almost forgot.

A tube of grease

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I hope you have enjoyed this over view of the kit. I am looking forward to building this little tank. For thee RRP £40.00 - £45.00 you do get a lot of model for your money. To a degree i want this to be a group build. I want all comments and advice on this build and for al to get involved.

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Postby Mustang » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:11 pm

Nice looking kit Chill. :text-woo:

I'll be dropping in and out on this build :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Postby Mark » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:26 pm

Great start to the build diary Chill.

First piece of advice is that the metal axles, SA5 are not trapped by plastic part G1. See step 14. They will fall out if the tank is turned over. Ask me how I know :angry-banghead: They are only secured by the outer armour.
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Postby Dazza » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:59 pm

After that review I may have to get one!! Can't wait to see the build proper!! :dance: :clap: :D
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:05 pm

Mark wrote:Great start to the build diary Chill.

First piece of advice is that the metal axles, SA5 are not trapped by plastic part G1. See step 14. They will fall out if the tank is turned over. Ask me how I know :angry-banghead: They are only secured by the outer armour.



Thanks for that.
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Postby chill » Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:42 pm

So together we take the first steps on the journey together.

I've cheated a bit and jumped ahead to the track section. As indicated before, these tracks have had superb feedback and well I just had too.

We have in the instructions some very well detailed steps and 1:1 scale schematics (middle right of the document ) to assist us the builder in the construction of the left and right tracks.

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Each track has 87 components.

So out with the contents of the bag.

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The eagled eyed amongst you can see we need to built sections some of a certain number of links and some otehrs to get to the 87 links. I think doing it in sections will ensure no cross eyed situations!

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With the assistance of a magnifying glass and over laying of the links on the 1:1 drawing will ensure no errors are made

Here you can see the different length of track. 1x 7 and a 1 x 10 together. The pin ejection moulding marks will (fingers crossed :pray: )will not be noticable once the tracks are in place

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It didn't take me long at all to get the required number of lengths together (quite theraputic really!) Oh don't worry about breaking any there plenty of spare links left over. I was worried about how flexible the parts were but they are quite solid and pose no issues.

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Now split the amount in half. 8 x 10 lengths and 1 x 7 length = 87.

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Connect them together as you did with smaller links and you will get one full track.

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Repeat for the next track length:

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Behold. We have two completed tracks.

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Place to one side in a side location.

Next steps. The Tank will take shape.

Comments anv views welcome.

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Postby Mustang » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:24 pm

Very nice looking job on the tracks Chill. They look very good :clap:
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Postby number1 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:24 pm

Excellent start chill, looking forward to the next instalment :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:52 pm

Thanks man.

Was a bit of a struggle fitting parts
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Postby Mark » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:50 am

Call me stupid.... I didn't realise those drawings were 1:1 :doh: I spent ages counting the links :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:

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Postby baby_astons » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:01 am

:laughing-rolling: @ mark
oh boy chill, this might save you big money on therapeutic sessions with your braindoctor - very well made indeed
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:48 pm

Now to the tank itself.

Page 1 (so to speak ) the fuel tank.

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I shall be mainly using this to fix parts together

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The parts for the fuel tank are on this sprue:

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The plastic is a joy to work with , clean and stiff - but not overly so- easy to separate from the sprue.

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With a few fixtures attached.

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Im not concerned about the blemishes on the side of the fuel tank as these will be sat flush with the sides of the Tank.

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Postby Mustang » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:56 pm

Mark wrote:Call me stupid.... I didn't realise those drawings were 1:1 :doh: I spent ages counting the links :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:


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Postby Mustang » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:57 pm

Looks like a very nice and tidy fit, normal Tamiya standards. :clap:
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Re: Its here...WW1 British Tank Mk.IV Male.

Postby chill » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:00 pm

yes its a very snug fit. Even dry fitting the parts 'stick' together.

I wil be honest one of the parts 'bowed'slightly

On this picture - the right hand piece.

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Had to pack out the box to make the part straight instead of bending as the glue went off. But nothing to major.
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Postby Mustang » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:01 pm

Hi Chill, it doesn't show up that much so it can't be to bad ;)
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Postby chill » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:03 pm

Nope. But my OCD kicked in. As i wanted it to be spot on and square.

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