Author Topic: El Gatito Blindado  (Read 1491 times)

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2018, 05:12:19 AM »
I really like the look of those details, Frank and I think you're on the right track!

Those little diesel decals are a nice touch.

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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2018, 09:18:56 AM »
Nah, Frank, you just need to recruit Cornish miners!


Note: Here is South Australia there were a lot of Cornishmen who came out to work in various mines. At 6' 2+" whenever I got into their old cottages I have to be careful not to knock myself out on the top of the doorways or, in some cases, the ceilings!
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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2018, 07:16:57 AM »
I think I'm done with this one. The radio antenna is missing and I'm not happy with the rolled up tarp at the rear, but I think it's good enough. I moved the toolbox and jack to the front left fender - there just wasn't room anywhere else. I placed the second spare track on the lower forward hull:



Here's Jorge Richter (totally not a German) passing judgement on the Kätzchen Gatito Blindado, The attachment loops are 3D printed and came out OK, despite their small size:



I like the spent shell bag for the .50 cal; it's from a Tamiya set that I bulked up with some 2 part epoxy. The bag looks like it's frowning.

Here's Jorge inspecting the interior. The front spare track is drooping a bit - I fixed it:



Here's a top view. The Gatito could fit maybe 4 very uncomfortable troopers (three on the bench, one on the jump seat) and two crew members. The rolled up tarp looks bad in these pictures but looks better in person:






I still have one more picture to take - the tank on the pile of rejected 3D printed parts and support material. It should be impressive.
Thanks for looking and for all the comments!

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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2018, 07:32:08 AM »
Wow is that fantastic Frank!

I think it looks every bit the business and your placement of the tools & spare tracks seems legit.

I like that you added the figure with the operations manual. He's probably trying to figure out how to fit the rest of the squad in there.

Great stuff and your final shot sounds like the perfect capper to this exquisite piece of armor modeling!

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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2018, 07:39:28 AM »
Thanks Brian! I think he's going to reject this vehicle...

Here's a picture on the pile of 3D printed rejects etc. (on top of the 3D printer...):


Just the parts:


Some of the parts (and supports) will be reused since they have regular shapes. What can't be used will be dissolved in acetone and plastic cement to use as plastic putty.

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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2018, 08:32:31 AM »
That shot is wonderfully apocalyptic!

It'd be my choice for the diorama base but I enjoy giving folks something to chat about.

One of your best, Frank!

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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2018, 09:01:05 AM »
If Jorge doesn't give you at least a 92% grading he needs to be sacked!

Great job on this, Frank! :smiley: 8)
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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2018, 09:45:19 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2018, 03:02:34 AM »
... and thanks to Franks scratchbuild.

Taaa Daaaaa !!!!!!


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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2018, 05:08:33 AM »
...Please don't be a photoshop ::)

Seems ligit ... there's sprue shots on Thunder Model's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ThunderModel/?ref=py_c
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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2018, 11:12:33 AM »
... and thanks to Franks scratchbuild.

And my buying a resin one...
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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2018, 11:48:50 AM »
They're even using the same idler wheels!

I made the sides on mine taller than the published drawings. That alt-reich soldier is very short...

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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #42 on: September 26, 2018, 12:55:35 PM »
That alt-reich soldier is very short...

Probably a teenager at that stage of the war.
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Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2018, 03:24:14 PM »
That alt-reich soldier is very short...

Probably a teenager at that stage of the war.

Yeah, like thirteen! :(
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