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M18 Hellcat
Easy_Co
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: September 11, 2002
KitMaker: 1,890 posts
Armorama: 971 posts
Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 05:30 AM GMT
I like it, really looks lived in, great personal details.
wfan4503
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Taipei, Taiwan / 台灣
Joined: September 14, 2006
KitMaker: 21 posts
Armorama: 21 posts
Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 04:56 AM GMT
Dear Konstantin
It's a great work you'v done,I'd like to know to build the front light guard?how to to scratch build the tie down loops?Thanks!
wfan4503
Dmitriy_Dregval
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Respublika Krym, Ukraine / Україна
Joined: January 15, 2010
KitMaker: 43 posts
Armorama: 42 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 02:13 PM GMT
Model liked.

Kaz1982
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Novosibirsk, Russia
Joined: August 05, 2009
KitMaker: 4 posts
Armorama: 4 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 05:48 AM GMT
Thank you for sharing, Randy. Great idea to connect the subject of diorama with your father's trait, well-known in your family.
DioRandy
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Illinois, United States
Joined: October 04, 2007
KitMaker: 108 posts
Armorama: 84 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 03:32 AM GMT
Hey, Konstantin
Here are some pics of the diorama I dedicated to my father. I entitled it "Which way to the Front." My mother still says he can't find his way to anywhere.






Halaci
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Budapest, Hungary
Joined: October 05, 2005
KitMaker: 219 posts
Armorama: 211 posts
Posted: Friday, January 08, 2010 - 09:46 PM GMT
Konstantin, you releaved me - I've been workig on mine for two years so I have plenty of time!

But joke aside, your work worth every minutes you invested into it, it is a very nice and thorough build, congratulation!
Kaz1982
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Novosibirsk, Russia
Joined: August 05, 2009
KitMaker: 4 posts
Armorama: 4 posts
Posted: Friday, January 08, 2010 - 09:20 PM GMT
It is a cheap analog of Milliput used for domestic needs (pipes etc.)
Petition2God
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Maryland, United States
Joined: February 06, 2002
KitMaker: 850 posts
Armorama: 683 posts
Posted: Friday, January 08, 2010 - 05:32 PM GMT

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Super scratch detail in and around the turret. Thank you for showing how to properly do a mantlet cover!



Great looking model Konstantin! Thanks for sharing after 10 years! Just one question, what material did you use to create that mantlet cover? Is it just regular hobby putty?
Kaz1982
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Novosibirsk, Russia
Joined: August 05, 2009
KitMaker: 4 posts
Armorama: 4 posts
Posted: Friday, January 08, 2010 - 05:12 PM GMT
Armorama community! Sorry for not answering your questions so long.

First of all it is 1:35, but I can do the same in 1:72
Rear engine deck I made from styrene because the detail in the kit has incorrect profile on the top. It seemes to me that Friul tracks are not narrow - they are to long. So, if you have 3 Hellcats - buy just 2 Friul track kits for them. As for fitting to Academy road wheels - You might be right, Rick. I'll pay attention to that on my next Academy Hellcat. Thank you.

Mr. Keho. I think your father is a very brave man. Hope, you'll finish your diorama soon. Now I'll be happy to know that he saw the Hellcat I've built. Can you show this page to your father?
Removed by original poster on 01/09/10 - 04:59:12 (GMT).
DioRandy
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Illinois, United States
Joined: October 04, 2007
KitMaker: 108 posts
Armorama: 84 posts
Posted: Friday, January 01, 2010 - 10:57 AM GMT
Sweet build, Mr.K,

My father was a crewman in an M18 Hellcat near the end of the war. He says they were very grateful for the speed of the vehicle and he enjoyed driving it. I dedicated a dirorama I built featuring the Hellcat to him and now the first thing he asks when I see him is what am I working on?
I am also familiar with the satisfaction of completing a 10-year project. That's how long it took me to complete a Late Model Panther G from Tamiya.
SHERMANRULES
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Oregon, United States
Joined: September 12, 2006
KitMaker: 7 posts
Armorama: 5 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 07:59 AM GMT
Like your M18 and wonder how you treated the rear deck engine screen?
05Sultan
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California, United States
Joined: December 19, 2004
KitMaker: 2,819 posts
Armorama: 1,427 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 09:29 AM GMT
Absolute killer build, Konstantin!!! I could not look at or spend 10 years on any one kit(I hide my stash from everyday view ) Super scratch detail in and around the turret. Thank you for showing how to properly do a mantlet cover! Inclusion of the 'little' things-oil can,boots,tea cup really make it jump into reality.
One question- The fruil tracks look very narrow with the road wheels. No margin on the width of the pad at all. Are they correct or is it me?
Cheers for sharing your 10 years work!
Rick
guni-kid
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: July 21, 2007
KitMaker: 206 posts
Armorama: 205 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 01:39 AM GMT
Nice one! Very nice one! Just a question: which scale is it? It seems to be 1:72... is that right? Anyway: I love the detailing and even more the weathering! Great!
milvehfan
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: June 26, 2007
KitMaker: 2,060 posts
Armorama: 1,051 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 09:17 AM GMT
Congrats on a Very Well Done vehicle, (Great Detailing). milvehfan
Tonyfr
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Ohio, United States
Joined: June 12, 2009
KitMaker: 516 posts
Armorama: 391 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 08:46 AM GMT
Wow! Congrats for a finish after 10 years. I like the debri and accesories around the turrent on the front. Nice touch.
Peelou75
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Budapest, Hungary
Joined: April 09, 2009
KitMaker: 139 posts
Armorama: 137 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 08:15 AM GMT
Nicely done little cat Konstantin, congrat! It worth that 10 years:) I love those small details around the turret.
Henk
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
KitMaker: 6,391 posts
Armorama: 4,258 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 07:43 AM GMT

Konstantin Ponomarev shares his M18 Hellcat, a labour of love that took ten years to finish. Enjoy.



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