Big spring contest build up of my autoblinda AB41

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OK here is the staring build pics of my ab41 armoured car
If i can remember how to use photobucket beening awhile since i have posted anything in forums
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the box art yes i got it cheap from my local model shop but looked intresting
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The important shot of the date and the unstarted kit
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Date close up


Metal chassis part


spruce detail
I choose this kit as it is different and looks good casting looks good and none or very little flash but we will see once i start on it
More to come soon
 

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Re: Big spring contest build up of my autoblinda AB41 by Italeri

Ok first update time

bottom of the chassis some nice detail there

more chassis parts sorry for bad focus camera having issues
bottom of the chassis secured togther

the wheel mounts in place (not glued in just placed)

another image of it

the car sides

some nice rivet details

the chassis mounts

a couple of nasty injector marks above the one wheel
more to come
 

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ok update number 2


nasty injection marks

gone and started to fill in the other 2 that maybe seen

side of the main body


the start of putting the body togther a few gaps to take care off
Thats all for now and does anyone know if the paypal payment email address has been sorted out yet so i can send my payment for this comption in?
 

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I don't think it has, but by tomorrow, the email address should be sorted out.
 

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i heard this year is a build first pay later thing
 

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Nice choice of build, ww2 armoured cars really have a cool look to them, I'll be watching this one.
 

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Grendels said:
I don't think it has, but by tomorrow, the email address should be sorted out.
Ok thanks for the help
Leighbo said:
Nice choice of build, ww2 armoured cars really have a cool look to them, I'll be watching this one.
Yeah was looking at my kit stash to see what jumped out at me for this build.I have some nice ones but this kit jumped out hit me in the face saying build me. So i did. Its a nice model a few seam issues and a small amount of flash but overall pretty good more pics later
 

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Ok update number 3

Turret and a few other bits

turret and the front of the car

wheels

progress so far




A few close ups

all packed away in its nice store tub
 

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Scott Girvan said:
Nice clean build.
Grendels said:
Scott Girvan said:
Nice clean build.
Agreed!
thank you both
not much in the way of an update just some new materials

the mig stuff cane new from an ebay seller. As did the white squadren putty
which i have never used before any advise welcome . I had only used milli putt / green stuff before now.
and the tamiya stuff came from a mate
 

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Get yourself some acetone based fingernail polish remover to mix with the squadron putty. It will thin it down if it gets too dry. Also, it might shrink up a bit, so don't be surprised if you have to give it a second round of putty.
 

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Ok update 4 mainly spent time like this
apply tape , putty said area, allow to dry, remove tape and file down any rough areas
rinse and repeat
only a bit more to do now before primer can be used



putty work


more putty work


the turret

mock up of the finished item (no wheels inside the tires)
more to come
 

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ok update number 5
started to apply primer to the wheels and lower half


turret

the mess ( primer , wet sanding back more more putty work to finish filling the gaps, wet sanding that back and more primer)

vallejo dark sand applyed as a base coat for the bottom of the chassis
 

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Quaralane said:
Little bitty thing, isn't it?
Looking sharp
thanks
it is 1:48th scale
Grendels said:
Looking good!
thank you
update 6

glued the chassis to the mail body

primed in black


base coated in dark sand and marked where the camo patterns are

first pass with the 2 camo colours

2nd pass with the 2 camo colours
 

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This is coming along quite nicely, that is an interesting armored car, never seen this before.
 
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