Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Read & Understand Before Building!

I bought a box of 1/72 SU-85 Tank Destroyers from ArmourFast the other day and last night I started the build. Armourfast you say? Oh, they practically build themselves don't they? Well, yes and no. The instructions on the back are straightforward enough provided you actually study them. Not the 'I'm-a-MAN-quick-look' which I did.

I put the first one's hull together with little difficulty until it came to the gun mounting. Not only did I glue it on upside down I also glued the top cover for the mounting behind the gun mantlet. I gazed at the big hole on top of the mounting and then the penny dropped. Cue much gentle slicing and prising to correct the error. And I had to make another top cover out of plasticard. Silly James

After that it was a piece of cake...........

PVA Glue & 'New Mod' In Place

TTFN!





6 comments:

  1. We've all been there! I'm saying nothing....

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  2. To err is human James...Good progress.

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    1. ....But not Soviet, Paul, the gulag awaits me ;-)

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  3. Oh yes, I remember the AF SU-85 gun mount very well...It took me a while to work that one out!

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    1. It's a test of loyalty to the regime....... ;-)

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