login   |    register
Armor/AFV: Early Armor
WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
Hosted by Darren Baker
Mark IV female from Takom
Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 02:50 PM UTC
Greetings! Few months ago I have promiced to my friends to take part in their Group build devoted to the Great War. This is not my topic at all,but i have promiced.
This is the beginning. I build this kit with help of great master - Andrey Fonin.

For this kit I have Masterclub tracks,mg's from Aber,lot's of copper,plastic and brass. Chains are handmade. Everything is workable.
I will build this kit in parallel with my A30. So temps of building will be not very fast.

barkingdigger
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
ARMORAMA
#013
Visit this Community
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: June 20, 2008
KitMaker: 3,266 posts
Armorama: 2,788 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 11:31 PM UTC
Nice start! The Masterclub tracks are great, but do yourself a favour and paint all the links BEFORE putting them together! Otherwise it is a real big pain to paint under the edges where they overlap, and it shows more than you'd think. (Learned that lesson the hard way...)
Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 03:05 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice start! The Masterclub tracks are great, but do yourself a favour and paint all the links BEFORE putting them together! Otherwise it is a real big pain to paint under the edges where they overlap, and it shows more than you'd think. (Learned that lesson the hard way...)



Hello,Tom! Thank you for good advice!
metooshelah
#011
Visit this Community
Jerusalem, Israel
Joined: February 06, 2009
KitMaker: 1,491 posts
Armorama: 1,295 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 12:07 AM UTC
looks amazing, keep us posted!
Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 06:57 PM UTC

Quoted Text

looks amazing, keep us posted!



Thank you! Here it is.
Cabin is almost ready. Unfortunatelly Takom has poor connectivity of parts. It was a very big problem and have taken much time.

I need to add some more datails and use some putty. I saw some gaps only on photos.
All pistol ports have movable caps.


Vicious
Visit this Community
Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
KitMaker: 1,336 posts
Armorama: 982 posts
Posted: Friday, April 06, 2018 - 03:22 AM UTC
WoW .... if this is just the beginning I can not wait to see the rest ... congratulations!
petbat
Visit this Community
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 1,437 posts
Armorama: 1,393 posts
Posted: Friday, April 06, 2018 - 03:42 AM UTC
Artyom, the skill and amount of detail you add to your models is astounding. Sometimes I wonder why you buy a base kit to begin with!

If you have a good look at the real deal, you will see WW1 era tanks were not precise fit with gaps between the plates, etc. If it were not for the angle braces the panels were bolted on, the daylight would have seeped inside... which still does not excuse the gap in the angle plate you had to fill though.

At least the parts were not warped !
Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 11:06 AM UTC

Quoted Text

WoW .... if this is just the beginning I can not wait to see the rest ... congratulations!



Thank you! Will do my best and i hope you will enjoy it
Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 11:48 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Artyom, the skill and amount of detail you add to your models is astounding. Sometimes I wonder why you buy a base kit to begin with!

If you have a good look at the real deal, you will see WW1 era tanks were not precise fit with gaps between the plates, etc. If it were not for the angle braces the panels were bolted on, the daylight would have seeped inside... which still does not excuse the gap in the angle plate you had to fill though.

At least the parts were not warped !



This is a good question. Sometimes I think I need some kind a starting kit
I have one mate who makes models by himself. And a very rare models like A7VU,Skeleton-tank or Holt gas-electirc tank.
If you want I may give a links.

I agree with you bolted panels are not perfect decision for tanks

But Takom has more problems with them than WW1 tanks. :-)
petbat
Visit this Community
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 1,437 posts
Armorama: 1,393 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 02:55 PM UTC

Quoted Text


But Takom has more problems with them than WW1 tanks. :-)



Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 03:25 PM UTC
Very little progress. I have decided to make a flat rivets insteard usual type.
Like this.


Some photos with this cobra



Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 04:57 PM UTC
Unfortunatelly first variant of the fixing rod was wrong. Here is my second attempt.
petbat
Visit this Community
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 1,437 posts
Armorama: 1,393 posts
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 01:59 AM UTC
Just gets better Artyom.
TheoBraat
Visit this Community
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 21, 2017
KitMaker: 76 posts
Armorama: 76 posts
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 01:41 AM UTC
Sorry, a rather late reply to your latest project.

Interesting project and great work on the front parts, good choice to go for flat rivets, and the result looks excellent!

I asume that the barrel is an Aber one?

Good luck with the next phase of your project
gaz_ewart
Visit this Community
United Kingdom
Joined: November 26, 2016
KitMaker: 70 posts
Armorama: 66 posts
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 04:28 PM UTC
Missed this the first time around. Amazingly detailed build, more like engineering than modelling.

Look forward to it.
Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:08 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Just gets better Artyom.


Thank you, Peter!
Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:15 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Sorry, a rather late reply to your latest project.

Interesting project and great work on the front parts, good choice to go for flat rivets, and the result looks excellent!

I asume that the barrel is an Aber one?

Good luck with the next phase of your project



Hello,Theo! Glad to see you! Unfortunatelly last few weeks I have a lack of time for modelling. While I am working with Mark.IV I have stopped all works with A30. I need some rest from it and a new flesh vision of futyre works. Mark IV is interesting bolts/rivets project.
I have decided that Aber will be perfect variant of MG's. When I have any choise I always choose Aber. Very good quality!
Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:20 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Missed this the first time around. Amazingly detailed build, more like engineering than modelling.

Look forward to it.



Hello Gareth and thank you! I hope next stages will be also interesting for you.
And I have some new photos
I have replaced bolts and worked with track link tensioner.



petbat
Visit this Community
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 1,437 posts
Armorama: 1,393 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 12:59 AM UTC
I'm not a rivet counter but you missed one... Just kidding.

Your attention to detail is just astounding.
Silantra
Visit this Community
Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
KitMaker: 2,505 posts
Armorama: 908 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 12:18 PM UTC
very insane and brave move...
i'm amazed by the level of realism you want to create... gives me headache just to see all those rivets...

keep it up bro...

Sil
Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 02:12 PM UTC
Peter,Sil,thank you! As usual I will try to do my best with each detail
j76lr
Visit this Community
New Jersey, United States
Joined: September 22, 2006
KitMaker: 1,009 posts
Armorama: 995 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 04:08 PM UTC
very nice so far !
Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 11:38 AM UTC

Quoted Text

very nice so far !


Working hard!
Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 05:34 PM UTC
Greetings to all! I have found that Takom gives wrong location of the towing device from the inner side. Than I've tried to make another chain with fixator. Now I am working with inner part of the hull side.
(Photo for discussion only)


Neonik
Visit this Community
St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: July 19, 2011
KitMaker: 234 posts
Armorama: 234 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 07:12 PM UTC
And also we need to separete all connecting riveted bars. Like that and so on.