Steves shilka

Discussion in 'Bob's Modern tracked Armour GB: Jan - June 2017' started by Steve Brodie, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Snowman

    Snowman We come in peace, so shoot to kill!

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    They utilise the "spray 'n pray" targeting system. Put eneough lead in the sky and you are guranteed "a" hit. o_O
    It appears that they are deployed in battery's rather than as single units.

    Well, for all it's real life shortcomings it looks like a fun kit to build.:)
     
  2. Steve Brodie

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    I agree, just need to keep an eye on all the different options that pop up:)
     
  3. james pithouse

    james pithouse Models are fun just ask kpnuts

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    true so my advice is DO NOT HIDE BEHIND THE BUILDINGS stay in the sea under water , in an under water home, that way it can not hit you:D
     
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    Just seen this one Steve looks good
     
  5. james pithouse

    james pithouse Models are fun just ask kpnuts

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    this part i agree with you steve what you found by plato "Only the dead have seen the end of war." - Plato
     
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    Track links arrived today, superb quality but very fragile, trying to work out best way to link them together without breaking the teeth

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    james pithouse Models are fun just ask kpnuts

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    push them together very gently or use twisers like a shoe horn like putting on shoes that's my suggestion for you steve
     
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    The masking tape method might serve you well Steve.

    Lay a length of masking tape sticky side up & add the track links to the tape. Once your run is enough, add liquid cement to the gaps. Once the cement is nearly dry, bend the length around the wheels. The tape gives support & helps keep everything in the right place.

    Here's how I've done it before
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    HTH
     
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    Thanks, did think I might try that, won't need glue as they are workable
     
  10. james pithouse

    james pithouse Models are fun just ask kpnuts

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    looks more realistic if not glued :D
     
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    Those tracks look very nice.
     
  12. Steve Brodie

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    These tracks are so easy to put together, now I have found the correct process. Through trial and error I discovered that the nibs are not the same size, the right hand one been ever so slightly larger than the left one, so insert the link into the right side first then the left link just pops into place. All that's needed first is a quick file and then snap into place. Made 7 runs if 10 in less than 40 minutes last night.

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    looking good so far it will look great when on the tank :D still watching
     
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    Just caught up again Steve, nice work so far, and the tracks look great.
     
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    About an hours work and both track runs completed, links, put into runs of 10 then all joined together

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    All linked up, suppose I will need to build some more of the shilka next to the point where these can be test fitted;

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    Tracks and wheels done - for me this is the hardest part of AFV kits so well done there Steve, Good luck with the rest of the build.
     
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    Started putting bits and bobs onto the chassis last night, couple of parts, dont have any locating points just an arrow on the instruction booklet pointing to where the parts should go;

    Also seems that certain area's have been over engineered, for example - the shock 'units' are made from 3 pieces, yet the finished unit is buried in the sides of the chassis - so you only see the front face, also had a few fit issues as well, not helped by some of the sprue attachment points.
     
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    Really like the tracks!!:cool:
     
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    Nice work on the tracks steve can't wait to see the rest of your build
     

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