Si B's MENG 1/35 Renault FT-17 light tank (cast turret)

Si Benson

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Evening all,

Above is my entry for the WWI GB. Been after one for a while so was a good candidate for me! I’ll take some shots of sprues, as per the regulations, and post them up shortly.
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I don’t really want to start unbagging the sprues until I’m ready to use them so here is a link to a PMMS review. The sprue picture are at the bottom of the page...
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Si
 

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Looking forward to seeing this one come together. Will you be doing a six colour, three tier camo scheme??:smiling5:
 

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Looking forward to seeing this one come together. Will you be doing a six colour, three tier camo scheme??:smiling5:
Ermmmm:rolling: ! ........Maybe?! Lmao:smiling5:
I’ve not made any decisions on the colouring in yet mate...I got some research to do and I gotta finish a little StuG that I accidentally started building :tongue-out:
Should be making a start in the next few days...hopefully

Si
 

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Evening all,

Work has begun on the FT-17. I’ve not tackled a Meng kit before but have to say, it’s going smoothly so far.
Construction starts with the transmission

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Then onto the engine assembly
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Ermmmm:rolling: ! ........Maybe?! Lmao:smiling5:
I’ve not made any decisions on the colouring in yet mate...I got some research to do and I gotta finish a little StuG that I accidentally started building :tongue-out:
Should be making a start in the next few days...hopefully

Si
Si don't listen to Steve, he'll tell you next there was a 18 color version used on odd days.:smiling:
Nice start on the engine, don't suppose it will be seen, a pity as the detail looks good .
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Great choice Si , Looks like a beautifully tooled kit , shame that all that lovely internal detail will be invisible, unless you do a verlinden style cutaway job , like they used to have in the middle of the old tamiya catalogues back in the day ! cheers tony
 
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Off to a good start. Looking very good.

As an aside, the Germans used load of F17 turrets to build Turbruck pits all olong the Atlantic Wall.

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Thank you for you interest so far folks:thumb2:

The engine, transmission and radiator assemblies all done.
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Work had begun on the side walls, inside and outside parts added
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Some small parts but clean up is simple and the attachment points are logicaly located in most cases.
The biggest downside is it would appear my my phone camera has better magnification than my magnifying light, my photos show up my dodgy modelling:smiling5: oh well....I’m enjoying myself and that’s what it’s about

Thanks for looking
All comments welcome
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Si
 

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Hi Si I'm afraid I to have only just caught up as well, you have made a great start, the over all tooling looks really sharp the engine and transmission are very well detailed, how much of it can you see when the closed up ?.
Good luck with the rest of your build.
Pete :thumb2:
 
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