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chris fry
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Post by chris fry » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:59 pm

hello all,
please have a look at my latest finished armortek model, the mighty Ferdinand, a pleasure to build for the Wheatcroft collection, big plus on this model is all the space inside for the option packs, deciding to change the elefant in to the Ferdinand model it was apparent the amount of changes I had to make, not just the tools layout and removing the mg mount , biggest changes were the roof and engine deck, hope you enjoy,
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steve Winston excelent headlights
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roof and hatch changes,
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armorpax excelent tool boxs
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zimmerate and chequer plate mudguards added
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missing wheel detail
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rain guard and hatch air vent covers added
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smoker pipes redirected to exit above tracks
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Vince Cutajar
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Re: ferdinand

Post by Vince Cutajar » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:05 pm

Awesome Chris. Just awesome.


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Re: ferdinand

Post by Stephen White » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:30 pm

Brilliant Chris, a real masterpiece. Hope Wheatcroft is going to display his collection of your models in public. I also believe I recognize that painting style......!


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Re: ferdinand

Post by David Brady » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:42 pm

Looking good Chris...looks like you forgot one of the outer road wheels!!..That's hope you find the missing wheel detail.


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Re: ferdinand

Post by Robert Reid » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:18 pm


An amazing model!



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Re: ferdinand

Post by mark lawson » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:10 am

it does look great though I have to question why the Tiger II tracks all ferdinand were converted before Tiger II came into existence,.
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chris fry
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Re: ferdinand

Post by chris fry » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:46 am

hello all,
thank you for the comments,
the beauty of these models is that you can envisage in your own mind what the vehicles would/could have looked like, in my past builds I like to add details that might not be historically correct but i just like what it looks like, i have never seen a picture of a ferd/elefant with any extra side armour added, but i hope from this build you like what i have done,
many thanks, chris.
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Re: ferdinand

Post by Peter Silcock » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:32 am

A fantastic model there Chris - you should be very proud of it. I think its great that people build these models how they want them to be, despite the hand wringing of the "experts".

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