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zak

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Thunder Models 1/35 Scammell Pioneer tractor TRMU330 and Trailer
« on: February 02, 2018, 09:08:45 AM »
Although the V2's will still be on going as I source the kits required, I decided to have a go at this kit.
The name Thunder Models is new to me.
The kit has over 600 parts which on initial inspection seem to be well moulded.

I do have trouble searching for parts on the sprues - old age and failing eyesight I guess.
So now I put a large label on the sprues so that they are easier to see.

I have just built the engine, this is quite detailed and comprises over 40 parts, some of which are etched brass.
The etched brass supplied is ok, it is very coppery coloured though.

Here is their website

http://www.thundermodel.com/

They seem to do a range of 1/35 models, I expected Takom to have produced this before them.
I have already built the IBG Scammel Recovery Tractor, its on page 3 of the modelling section.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 10:02:42 AM by zak »

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Re: Thunder Models 1/35 Scammell Pioneer tractor TRMU330 and Trailer
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 09:43:29 AM »
Did you manage to get a Sherman at Bolton?

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Re: Thunder Models 1/35 Scammell Pioneer tractor TRMU330 and Trailer
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 10:04:13 AM »
I got a Valentine, I now jst need to work out the colours for North Africa or Palestine in 1943 for the Tank Transporter, then it will fit with the Valentine.
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Re: Thunder Models 1/35 Scammell Pioneer tractor TRMU330 and Trailer
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 12:58:23 PM »
Well, the engine was more like 50 pieces, forgot to count the bits of etched brass!

The kit is fine but has more than the usual number of moulding tabs on the back of pieces 9there is probably a fancy name for them.

The engine is now being painted after construction.

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 11:48:43 AM »
I do often forget to take photographs so here are some after the event.
Probably too involved with the modelling, no bad thing.

The model is made up of quite a lot of sub assemblies.

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 06:59:48 PM »
Hi Zak,
Looks good so far.
For me, too many bits and sub assemblies,
If I have to take my gloves and socks off, then I lose the will to live...........
For you, my admiration on your tenacity,
Cheers,
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 10:54:29 AM »
More details added and the chassis painted.
You can see the coppery coloured etched brass in the first photo.

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 01:34:13 PM »
More work done. etched brass visible.
Interior painted, the dashboard is yet to be added.

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Re: Thunder Models 1/35 Scammell Pioneer tractor TRMU330 and Trailer
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 10:07:13 AM »
This looks really nice.  What technique have you used for the floor?
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2018, 10:43:46 AM »
This looks really nice.  What technique have you used for the floor?
Roger
Fortunately the wood grain is etched into the plastic so after undercoating it had a coat of Vallejo wood, after drying I then used raw umber oil paint thinned and applied, it ran into all the crevices and the result was as you see.

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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2018, 04:09:31 PM »
Nicely done, looks very effective.

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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2018, 09:13:27 PM »
Superb work once again............
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2018, 11:17:50 AM »
Slow progress here.

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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2018, 02:40:30 PM »
6 days in and you are this far on, I'm impressed!

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2018, 04:18:44 PM »
6 days in and you are this far on, I'm impressed!

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