T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

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Front Track Guards

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:54 am

Front Track Guards fitted on.
Used a couple of coats of that Upol spray on the Gun and the light machining marks
dissapeared.

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Front Guards Fitted

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Fuel Tanks and Straps

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:34 pm

A bit more work on my Fuel Tanks and Tank Straps

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Fuel Tank Straps

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:18 pm

Fuel Tank Straps fitted

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Fuel Tanks Fitted

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:32 pm

Fuel Tanks Fitted

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by Robert E Morey » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:56 pm

Phil,
She's looking all business now. The details you have added are really paying off. Looks excellent with tracks on! Keep up the great work. I am enjoying your progress.
Best regards,
Bob

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:27 pm

Hi Bob
Thanks for the nice comments :D
Cheers
Phil

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by Tim Bowman » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:43 am

Hi Phil

Really, really nice! Great job on all the cast surfaces and your tracks look perfect! You have a nice, growing collection of green tanks in your home.

beautiful!

Best regards
Tim
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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:53 am

Thank you Tim for the nice comments :D
My Panzer 111L is the odd one out I did it in the North African colours :)
Cheers
Phil

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Grab Handles Kit Handles and side Guard Stiffeners

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:33 am

Some Grab Handles,Tie down handles and side guard stiffeners

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Log Clamps and Shackles

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:56 pm

Couple more bits of detail

Log clamps fitted

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Shackles in place

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Log clamped to side guard

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:51 pm

Log clamped to side guard

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by robert michael hilton » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:15 pm

Hello Phil, I am following your T34 build with great interest.

I am thinking of investing in a spray gun, suitable for these models. I have searched in vain for the type you use.
Can you provide details, gun, air presure reservior, and any other equipment etc,.

I have now completed the working searchlight, wheel nuts, pannier stays and other bits on my Comet.

Best wishes....Mick

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:02 pm

Hi Mick
Glad you are enjoying doing a bit more to your Comet.
I use the following webb site,I found them and stuck with them because of
the service and delivery.
http://www.airbrushes.com
I bought the Sprint Jet Mini Air compressor,max 80 psi I work at between 20 and 35 psi,it
depends on how much you thin the paint.
I have 2 Air brushes
First one I bought was the Iwata Revolution BCR,it uses a little bottle for the paint
underneith the brush.
Later I added the Iwata Revolution CR which has a medium size cup on top and I have
a smaller nossle in that one.
Its great for detail and dust effects etc.
Plenty of playing arround spraying on bits of tin to practice and see what it does.
I only ever spray acrylics,nice and easy to clean with water and cleaner.
They sell all the stuff like cleaner,thinners paint,cleaning brushes etc,I use the
Lifecolour Range of paint.
Post some pics on your Comet posting as you go allong.
Cheers
Phil

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by robert michael hilton » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:16 pm

Ok Phil, thanks for the advice...I will check all options before I buy.
I would like to be able to add paint details, with a long 'Winter' period ahead I need further interests.

I will take some photo's of my Comet, although most Comets on the Forum have these details already in place.

I must admit.....when I am alone, ( wife at the Day Centre ) I have this little secret vice......I turn the sound system on my Comet up to it's loudest limit.....start the engine.......and make the walls shake.
Yes Phil, The tank is garaged in the dinning room, warm and dry.
The main gun echo's around the bungalow....I also run the smoker.....and then have to open all the windows , to clear the air.... :D

Anyway, thanks again, best wishes, Mick

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by Nick Farrugia » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:36 pm

Hi Phil
your T34 is coming on well,I like the cast effect on the turret ,very good. Nice to see all the details coming on .your poor old pz111 is going to have its work cut out when it comes up against your comet and a T34/85 as well :shock: :shock:
best wishes
nick

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