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zak

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Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« on: June 14, 2019, 05:22:18 PM »
The Tirpitz has got the better of me at the moment.
I started this at our modelling day on Sunday.
After tidying and sorting out my modelling room I decided it was time to try modelling.
I have also catalogued my books and made a list of them and all the un made models that I have.
I may try to get rid of some of each at the club, so watch out.

I already have two of these tractors, one I scratch built and the other is the Resicast one, both have been featured on this site under my WW1 models. The photos have been deleted. That thread seems to have had 155986 hits - Wow!
The kit has a lot os flash, particularly on the individual track links.
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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 12:25:55 PM »
Front wheel assemble.d
Chassis under assembly.
A lot of cleaning up was required and a lot of ejector pins and marks to deal with

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 12:34:35 PM »
Nothing like a good tidy up for getting you going again I say

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 05:00:01 PM »
I know you all think I am strange -- but cleaning up is the part of modelling I enjoy best.

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 10:49:48 AM »
I find things seem to go better if I'm working in a tip, so I only tidy up when I can't find anything.
Haddock.

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 12:23:27 PM »
More progress, chassis and engine.

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2019, 12:24:27 PM »
More of the same.

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2019, 01:41:59 PM »
What speed do you think you will get out of the engine - it looks like it will work to me ???????

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2019, 05:36:51 PM »
Probably between 1 and 3 mph.

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2019, 09:39:52 PM »
Oh well!
I'm glad it won't overtake me, I can just about manage 3.5 miles per hour....downhill!
Nice build, I'm sure it will be another DS masterpiece!
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #10 on: Today at 08:01:01 AM »
Back from the Isle of Wight.
This kit reminds me more and more of an older offering, considering it dates from 2018, there is a lot of holes to fill and things to fettle.
Here are the mud guard, they come as a flat piece that folds up into the required shape.
Quite a lot of filler is evident.

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #11 on: Today at 08:38:31 AM »
Back from the Isle of Wight.
This kit reminds me more and more of an older offering, considering it dates from 2018, there is a lot of holes to fill and things to fettle.
Here are the mud guard, they come as a flat piece that folds up into the required shape.
Quite a lot of filler is evident.

So lots of extra work to do - that means it will not be finished till about 3 o'clock today - hohoho
Hope you had a good time in the Isle of Wight  - any good model shops ?????

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #12 on: Today at 09:00:57 AM »
Back from the Isle of Wight.
This kit reminds me more and more of an older offering, considering it dates from 2018, there is a lot of holes to fill and things to fettle.
Here are the mud guard, they come as a flat piece that folds up into the required shape.
Quite a lot of filler is evident.

So lots of extra work to do - that means it will not be finished till about 3 o'clock today - hohoho
Hope you had a good time in the Isle of Wight  - any good model shops ?????
I didn't find any, but then I did not look very hard.

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #13 on: Today at 09:01:48 AM »
More assembly.

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Re: Roden 1:35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor
« Reply #14 on: Today at 12:42:27 PM »
On the corrugated roof there are a nasty lot of sink holes, right down the middle.
This is the first application of filler.