Author Topic: 1/76 Rhodesian Army FV101 Scorpion  (Read 1555 times)

Offline Some Duck with an Ultimax

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1/76 Rhodesian Army FV101 Scorpion
« on: August 03, 2019, 09:11:35 PM »
I have a lot of ideas for this GB, but Iím going to start with this:


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Itís an Airfix Scorpion Tank, Iím not planning to modify it at all in building, but Iím going to paint it in the colours of the Rhodesian Army. I might make a little base for it, too, we shall see.
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Offline Some Duck with an Ultimax

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Re: 1/76 Rhodesian Army FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 05:02:38 AM »
Well fuck that, Iím going to do something else
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Re: 1/76 Rhodesian Army FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 05:07:57 AM »
Well fuck that, Iím going to do something else

Well that was quick.  Things not work out mate? ;D
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Offline Some Duck with an Ultimax

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Re: 1/76 Rhodesian Army FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 05:54:40 AM »
Well, this is how itís looking at the moment:


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A short while ago it looked more like this:





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And before that it looked like this:





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Re: 1/76 Rhodesian Army FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2019, 07:29:52 AM »
Well, that looks definitive! Is there a Plan B?
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Re: 1/76 Rhodesian Army FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2019, 03:04:40 PM »
Short, sharp & shiny ... but fails to explain "Why?" ???
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Re: 1/76 Rhodesian Army FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 04:49:33 PM »
Short, sharp & shiny ... but fails to explain "Why?" ???

The tracks, man, the tracks were terrible. Not only were they about half an inch too short, they were almost totally inflexible and fitting them onto the running gear ended up being a downwards spiral of hell. By the time Iíd bodged them into looking not even decent, the tension on the idler and sprocket had forcefully bent the lower hull plate inwards, making it nigh on impossible to build up the lower hull - but not totally impossible. I eventually bodged that together, put it down on the table, leant back - and it promptly imploded. At which point I destroyed it in rage. And then set fire to it.

 
Well, that looks definitive! Is there a Plan B?

Yes, and a plan C as well. This has messed up my planned schedule but I have many ideas for African vehicles, and Iíll try to start my next one this evening.
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Re: 1/76 Rhodesian Army FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 07:37:35 PM »
Short, sharp & shiny ... but fails to explain "Why?" ???

The tracks, man, the tracks were terrible. Not only were they about half an inch too short, they were almost totally inflexible and fitting them onto the running gear ended up being a downwards spiral of hell. By the time Iíd bodged them into looking not even decent, the tension on the idler and sprocket had forcefully bent the lower hull plate inwards, making it nigh on impossible to build up the lower hull - but not totally impossible. I eventually bodged that together, put it down on the table, leant back - and it promptly imploded. At which point I destroyed it in rage. And then set fire to it.

Fair enough. ;)

Well, that looks definitive! Is there a Plan B?

Yes, and a plan C as well. This has messed up my planned schedule but I have many ideas for African vehicles, and Iíll try to start my next one this evening.

Good to see you have a back-up plan or two! :smiley:
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