Finishing the idbox 3D Printer

Its been a while since I posted about the 3D printer build. This is because I decided to wait for the rest of the parts to arrive before finishing it all in one go.

I apologise that there may be a few black holes in this section of the build where I am missing photos.

Here is a summary of the second half of the build. Continue reading Finishing the idbox 3D Printer

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
Continue reading M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight” “Fury”

Skyrider Drone Pack 9

As with my 3D Printer build there has been a delay on getting the parts to continue.

With the SkyRider I have received part 9 before part 8.  This is not an issue though as Continue reading Skyrider Drone Pack 9

Metal Earth T34 Tank

When building my first metal earth model I soon realised the hard part of these models is when you need to create circular shapes. This put me off of tackling the rest of my t34 model for a while.

I decided to get on a finish this model so it was time to tackle the road wheels on this kit.

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The road wheels consist of a metal sheet rolled into a tube with a circular cap attached to the front of them. A final metal piece goes on top to hold it all together. These were very fiddly and some took several attempts to put together.

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Although smaller the gears at each end of the tank were easier to attach as these were only made of two pieces.

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The tracks went on pretty easy as these were just wrapped around the wheels and held onto the back plate that the wheels are attached to.  The complete set of wheels with tracks were then attached to each side of the hull.

One thing I could of got better was the road wheels. They do not sit on the track properly because of the metal tabs sticking out of the bottom of them.

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Given that this kit only cost around £6 I am very impressed with the outcome and detail. These are a nice alternative to plastic models as they require a different skill set and can be built pretty quickly.

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Next up I am building the himeji castle for my girlfriend.

Some more Metal Earth building

I have finished my first Metal Earth kit and all things considered it turned out well.

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I learned a lot from this first kit which will improve my future builds.

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The main thing I learned was that using screw drivers of different diameters is a great way of creating the cylinder Continue reading Some more Metal Earth building