Chris S Posted August 10, 2013 Share Posted August 10, 2013 Here's a little armour build I've recently started on . Its Dragon's Isherman ...or Israeli Sherman . Its actually one of their older kits with some new bling thrown in the box ,and the age of the kit is showing a bit I started off by making up all six HVSS suspension units ,these are quite nicely detailed and are fully workable ....120 parts here already ! Then got started on the hull ,and this is were the fun starts ....Not !! Just look at the fit of that Tranny housing ...and this is after a lot of sanding and jiggling about !!! The rear plate faired a bit better and went into place with no issues . But moving to the upper hull and more problems The rear deck just behind the turret ring had a bad bow or sag in it and the upper hull had a warp from front to back too ,set on a flat surface it rocked about corner to corner . So I used some warm water to soften the hull ,then straightened it out ,I fitted the rear deck panel and the back panel to keep it all in shape ,I also added some stiffeners inside the rear deck to make sure the bow didnt come back ...so far its looking good . you might just see the stress marks in the plastic from having to bend it to shape . Adry fit with the upper and lower along with the tranny housing before fixing it in place. So I moved on ,filled the edges around the tranny housing ,fitted the bolt down strip and smothed that in as its part of the housing ,then re-textured a quick blast of primer to check .I then fitted the hull MG and brought the upper and lower hull together . The welds didnt look to hot on the hull ,looking like ...errm ..lumps ..lol so I removed them and made some new welds from Milliput . ( the keen eyed among you will notice I fitted the Idler carrier back to front !! D'uh ....its been fixed now ) I then started adding parts to the front of the hull while getting the turret together ...which was another nightmare ! the join between the upper and lower part needing some sanding ,filling ,sanding ,then re-textured ,I also removed the ugly looking weld on the Bustle and have made a new Double weld ,still have to add the weld on the bottom of the bustle . And thats where Im at now ,hopefully all the hard work is behind me and I can enjoy the rest of the build Thanks for looking. Chris. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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