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Old 07-03-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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This is my first work

The BA-64 was made with stirene and came partly from paper models!

Today im starting a new project an T-60!

Good look to you!
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:45 AM   #2
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My first scratch build was this SdKfz 250 Neu:

I scaled it up from a 1/35 Dragon kit. It was built out of 1/4" PVC and 3/16" Acrylic. Every single road wheel was carved out of PVC and the tracks were 3 pieces each cut out of acrylic. Everyone had to be cut and shaped. I started out with my Delta scroll saw but after the tracks, that's when I got a belt sander. If only I'd known about casting then! It was cheaper than buying them but the time invested was ridiculous. I eventually sold the halftrack to 9th Waffen SS for about $500 (seriously) and it's now in Bobby Dalto's collection. This was all before Armor Hobbies, summer 2004 I think. Took me about 6 months to completion working all the time. My record was 6 weeks on a Marder in 2005. Ah...the memories...
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:48 AM   #3
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Ah, so that was your first build! You did a great job on it, especially for a first. How had would you say it was to build? I might go ahead and try it.
Fusilier, I'm quite amazed. I can't even imagine the time you had to spend on that project! It's just great, a little too advanced for me right now. But the ideas for materials really help. I still cant believe you carved out all of the tracks and road wheels!
Great stuff and ideas guys, thank you very much for posting!
A t-60, that will be an awsome project How will you go about making the running gear?
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:16 AM   #4
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She's still a beauty, and $500!? What a steal
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:21 AM   #5
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First 1/6 scratch built project was my Stuart interior.First complete vehicle was the Japanese Type 95.Toughest part is running gear (wheels,sprockets,idlers and tracks).There is a complete series of photos on Tim Kano's site action figures at war.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:13 AM   #6
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Like fusilier1944, my first was a 250/1 Neu scaled up from a DML 1/35th kit. For some reason, I never got around to the front hooks.

Everything was scratch built except the front wheels. They are from a Pak 36 resin kit from years back. If only Panzerwerk's wheels were available back then.

Unfortunately it took a spill in my shed and looks like it took a direct hit from artillery.
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:53 AM   #7
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Just before Dragon's Hans came out I bought 2 Cotswold German figures. I had my old German G.I. Joe so that gave me 4, which sounded like a good number for a crew for this:

I upscaled a 1/35 model and used pvc tubing, acrylic plastic, and wood to build it. I posted a few pictures of it on the old Greenleader's Board and I think it's still there (look for picture 100).

I sold it not long after I posted those pictures for around $80-85. I can't remember who i sold it to, but I've wondered if it's still in one piece???
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:10 PM   #8
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Well my first scratchbuild was in HO model Railroading. My first 1/6th vehicle scale scratchbuild is/was a Nam M113 then the 250 Neu from Jepy's plans. I did a lot of scratchbuilt structures in 1/6th before the vehicles.
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