Author Topic: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's  (Read 73429 times)

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #775 on: January 03, 2023, 06:01:42 AM »
Whilst the seats really do look great, the amount of work to assemble with teensy tiny Etch parts would put me off these days. I spent 10 mins a couple of days ago looking for a tiny resin bolt head for the Leopard AS1 model I am currently doing, there were spares, but principle was involved. ;)

I do like the HumVee work you do.

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #776 on: January 03, 2023, 07:53:43 AM »
Impressive! :smiley:


Thanks!


Whilst the seats really do look great, the amount of work to assemble with teensy tiny Etch parts would put me off these days. I spent 10 mins a couple of days ago looking for a tiny resin bolt head for the Leopard AS1 model I am currently doing, there were spares, but principle was involved. ;)

I do like the HumVee work you do.


Thanks!
I didn't bother with those itsy, bitsy, teeny, tiny bolts as you won't even see them anyway.

The PE seat bases took me a little longer than it should have because the instructions for folding them was not very clear. Step A shows to bend two areas but after that nothing else.



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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #777 on: January 03, 2023, 01:18:36 PM »
Attention to detail.  Patience required.   Surprised seat kit is made.   On second thought can see there being a market for it.   Beats trying to do it scratch.
Interior is going to pop.    :smiley:

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #778 on: January 04, 2023, 04:19:45 AM »
Attention to detail.  Patience required.   Surprised seat kit is made.   On second thought can see there being a market for it.   Beats trying to do it scratch.
Interior is going to pop.    :smiley:

I was planning on closing the doors but after all that work on the seats, I will probably leave one or two doors open. Even with the doors open though, you still won't see much at all.


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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #779 on: January 09, 2023, 06:20:06 PM »
I was planning on closing the doors but after all that work on the seats, I will probably leave one or two doors open. Even with the doors open though, you still won't see much at all.

As Brian (buzzbomb) said, there's principle involved; you will know they're in there, & so will we, that's all that's important! ;) :smiley:
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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #780 on: January 25, 2023, 06:20:56 AM »
Started another what if project. I am using the Zvezda 1/35 BMPT Terminator and the MiniArt 1/35 SLA APC T-54 with dozer blade. I am attaching the dozer blade to the BMPT.

I got the Zvezda kit as a gift from my brother back in 2018 but am just starting on it now. The MiniArt kit I also got as a gift but just recently. I was only looking for the dozer blade but the person sent me the entire kit.



Here is the MiniArt dozer blade.



Test fitting the dozer blade to the Zvezda BMPT glacis plate.


The dozer blade didn't fit the Zvezda kit as there are two pieces sticking out of the glacis that connect to the front fenders. I need to remove those for the dozer blade to fit.



With the glacis protrusions removed, the dozer blade fits the BMPT glacis plate now. The dozer blade looks like it might block the driver's view but won't know for sure until I get the hull completed.


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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #781 on: January 25, 2023, 09:44:27 AM »
The blade looks good! It looks like it fits well with only minor "field mods"

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #782 on: January 25, 2023, 10:20:15 AM »
The blade looks good! It looks like it fits well with only minor "field mods"

Thanks! The mount is definitely too high and blocks the driver's view port. Being what if, I will make the driver's position either the left or right side instead of the middle. I will have to eliminate the side mounted grenade launchers. The left and right side have higher view ports which can see over the dozer blade mount. I did forget to attach the glacis plate ERA though which will make the dozer blade mount even higher. I will have to trim the edges of the ERA blocks so they can fit around the dozer blade mount. The ERA blocks are shown in my next post below.

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #783 on: January 25, 2023, 10:34:42 AM »
The dozer blade mount will definitely block the driver's view port so being a what if build, I will make the driver's position either the left or right side instead of the middle. The left and right sides have higher view ports which can see over the dozer blade mount and dozer blade itself. I will have to eliminate the side mounted grenade launchers though but not a big deal. I forgot to attach the glacis plate ERA though which will make the dozer blade mount even higher. I will have to cut the edges of the ERA blocks so they can fit around the dozer blade mount so the mount will sit on the glacis plate.

In this image, you can see the driver's position is in the middle. With the dozer blade and mount interfering with his view, the new driver's position will be either to the left or the right.


Zvezda includes two different ERA blocks for the glacis plate but they say to use part B7 which is option #1. I also showed option #2.



The dozer blade mount has two raised sections on the bottom of it. They are to raise the mount off the glacis plate. I might have to trim them off so the mount sits flush on the glacis plate which will lower the mount and dozer blade a bit for better driver's view.


These images show the mount fitted on top of the ERA blocks. I will see which one is easier to cut out for the best fit for the mount. Option #2 looks like it will work the best as it is just a straight cut across.


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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #784 on: January 25, 2023, 11:12:36 AM »
#2 looks easier to cut. You could add a taller periscope for the central driver position - tall enough to see over the blade.

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #785 on: January 25, 2023, 11:47:00 PM »
#2 looks easier to cut. You could add a taller periscope for the central driver position - tall enough to see over the blade.

I was going to go with #2 and just cut straight across but decided to go with #1 and leave it as is. I will trim the tabs off the bottom of the dozer blade mount and have it sit flush on top of the ERA blocks. The front part of the ERA blocks won't be ERA though. I will fill in the panel lines/grooves to make it smooth and use the front part of the ERA block as a mounting plate for the dozer blade mount. I don't have any spare periscopes tall enough for the driver int he center position. I will move the driver tot he left side and remove the grenade launcher from that side. The grenade launcher will still be on the right side.

Only thing is with the dozer blade attached, it blocks the headlights but either way, the headlights won't fit as part of the mount blocks where the headlights mount to. The headlights will have to be relocated from the glacis plate to the fenders.

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Re: A few 1/35 IFV's and AFV's
« Reply #786 on: January 25, 2023, 11:52:43 PM »
The Zvezda suspension attachment points are extremely flimsy and look like they will snap easily. I glued them in with Mr. Cement S liquid cement but then reinforced the joints with CA for a stronger hold. Hope that works.