Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 4

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The Tiger 2 is almost complete. The spare tracks have been added to the turret and any accessories have been attached to the tank hull. From the above Continue reading Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 4

Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 3

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The next thing to do on my tiger 2 was to add the decals and tank commander. I applied the decals to a layer of varnish and then varnished Continue reading Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 3

Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 2

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Next on my todo list is finishing off the r/c Tiger 2 that I started last year.

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The upper hull turret and barrel is air brushed dunkel gelb.

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After the main coat was applied I hand painted on a red brown camouflage pattern.

M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight” “Fury”

When I start getting back into my models I always end up buying more kits even if my pile is not getting any smaller.

I was pleasantly surprised to find a Fury kit as I was not aware that one existed. I know people have been doing custom Fury builds but
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Chinese Type 59 Tank

I intended go get some modelling done over the Christmas break but that did not happen. So over the last week I decided to finish of my Italeri World of Tanks Type 59 1:35 kit.

I picked this kit up at Tankfest
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Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Electronics and Lower Hull

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Over the weekend I decided to focus on the lower hull of this kit. That way I could start playing about with the electronics and get the thing moving.

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The first thing to do was to start masking areas that should not be painted. These are areas where the wheels will be attached Continue reading Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Electronics and Lower Hull

Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control

The problem I find with R/C vehicles is they take up a lot of space considering how often I use them. I stumbled across (and won) one of these great kits on eBay the other day. I did not even know these kits existed!

They are Tamiya 1:35 static kits modified to take R/C components giving you a highly detailed R/C model. This one is from 2001 and they seem pretty rare. There are some pre-built 1:35 models around abroad but these seem to have some ugly ir sensor on top of them.

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This is what you get in the R/C box alongside the kit. There are motors and gears for the drive and turret rotation along with some extra parts to convert the static model to R/C.

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This is the model kit itself. I looks like it comes with stronger tracks that you would get with the static model.

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I purchased some after market options for my build. The first is a zimmerit sheet. This give the surfaces a texture representing the paste that was put on some armour to prevent magnetic mines from sticking to the hull.

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The second upgrade I went for was the photo etched grills. I did no realise at first but you also get a sight for the turret gun as well.

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I started the kit by glueing the photo etched parts into place.

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Next I started adding the zimmerit. I had to cut out areas on the sheet with a modelling knife where any parts would stick out from. First up was the rear hull.

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Next I added zimmerit to the front lower hull.

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Finally I added the zimmerit sheets to the turret sides. On each side a large square is cut out for the unit markings to sit in.

That’s all for now, more on this build soon!

Flames of War Tiger Tank

I felt like doing a bit of hand painting this week and decided to give the Flames of War Tiger tank I built a go.

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I thought it would be nice to go for a simple camouflage pattern and decided on green and brown stripes over the yellow base coat. The green looked pretty horrific Continue reading Flames of War Tiger Tank

Poseable 3D Models & First Blender Creations Printed

I decided to have a go at making a basic 3D humanoid in blender. After a little research I gave it ago and I am rather pleased with my initial results.

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Here I am using a mirror modifier Continue reading Poseable 3D Models & First Blender Creations Printed

A Quick Clip Of Animated Tank Tracks In Blender

Again this is a very basic model and I am already playing around with better ways of doing this using physics and motors.

The animation was made by moving the y coordinates of the duplicated track piece forwards or backwards by the width of the track piece.

The video demonstrates one track going forward and the other going backwards.