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Hey builders, to attempt to dislodge a serious lack of motivation I am going to build a Tamiya M20 in the classic Verlinden style.

The kit is very nice, it was amazing how long it took just to get to this phase.

47028107604_cd6b7ab5c7_c.jpgM20 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

47765446702_d6a73c12c6_c.jpgM20 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

Ryan

 

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Go Ryan !!........harv :popcorn:

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Great start, Ryan!

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Ryan , this is such a little gem. Just do it Man ! OOB trouble free Tamiya, yes. Also a dry brush can be quite aggressive. I would say Tamiya weathering powders or artistic dry pastels would do the trick. 

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That looks nice and a great start to it too! 

Looking forward to the Verlinden style. 

Carl

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Looks like a good candidate for the D-Day GB!

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I'm in for this.........................:popcorn:

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Managed to get the entire undercarriage completed this week end, only a couple of snags, one being a gap on one of the front leaf spring mounts.

Tried something new also, instead of cleaning each part prior to assembly, I stuck it all together and made the choice then of what to clean up (based on what really can be seen). Made assembly a lot faster.

40873517813_3fa0fde85d_b.jpgM20 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

40873517903_c24f8854d1_b.jpgM20 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

47840293331_291158b5f3_b.jpgM20 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

40873517663_cc6802b786_b.jpgM20 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

Ryan

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Lookin great Ryan................. aren't those old school Verlinden boos great?  I have one or two as well, I love them.... following with interest......... nice clean save on the spring mounts....

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Yeah that was a bit odd, since the other side fit perfectly.

Ryan

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yup, Ryan, this needs to be in the D-Day GB, just because.   :)  It's so cool!

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If this kit even hears "group build" it's over.

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Looking good Ryan, hope the mojo is returning.......this baby could do with a lot of weathering......

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14 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

Looking good Ryan, hope the mojo is returning.......this baby could do with a lot of weathering......

Not sure yet on the degree of weathering.

Some pics, didn't do much last night.

40878380493_6d6baf6ede_b.jpgM20 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

47845176251_7fd0d9c2f1_b.jpgM20 by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr

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Ryan,

    Looking good.  I’m glad I’m Not the only one reducing build time by not focusing on the soon-to-be-invisible.

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1 hour ago, GazzaS said:

Ryan,

    Looking good.  I’m glad I’m Not the only one reducing build time by not focusing on the soon-to-be-invisible.

Yeah I used to beat myself up for not cleaning each part as if I was cheating.

Of course there are some parts that must be cleaned first, but it seems easier to assemble what you can and clean only what is seen.

Another bonus is the assembly will also hold the smaller parts so they can be cleaned easier.

Time to make this fun again.

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Ryan this looks like a lots of fun, I feel like to go to the local hobby store and pick up one of these as well. :)

Cheers

M.

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Do it.

Mine will have fenders, you can do one without them!

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Ryan, that's some great progress you're making on this. Its nice to have a simple build once in a while and not worry about adding every bit of AM to it.

Carl

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