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    Ferdinand - Dragon

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:06 pm

    My new project.... the Dragon Ferdinand....... one of the best Ferdinands on the market when this kit came out.

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    To save money on metal tracks I am converting the kits' single links into workable track links!!

    First I drill a hole:

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    ...and insert a pin..
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    Re: Ferdinand - Dragon

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:09 pm

    They look more than ok!
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    Good idea...

    Post  Dottore on Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:45 pm

    Dont like plastic tracks either....

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:03 pm

    Lovely work, once painted you won'tknow the difference, well done, brilliant engineering.
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    Post  Maxi_Model on Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:10 pm

    Awesome, I would have tried that, but the tracks I'm using are too small to handle.
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:01 pm

    Good morning Noel, Very Happy

    Well done mate, a good job indeed.
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    Post  Ray on Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:57 pm

    Bravissimu Noel, you're showing one & all that modelling is MODELLING as well, not JUST buying after market RESIN & PE Sad

    As Brian wisely stated (he's been there quite often & ALWAYS emerged with FLYING COLOURS IMHO) NO ONE would notice the difference once painted and finished cheers
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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:44 am

    Thanks for the compliment Ray, you are making me blush!! Sorry for this Noel but i could not resist!!
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    Post  Noel Petroni on Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:45 am

    Ray wrote:Bravissimu Noel, you're showing one & all that modelling is MODELLING as well, not JUST buying after market RESIN & PE Sad

    As Brian wisely stated (he's been there quite often & ALWAYS emerged with FLYING COLOURS IMHO) NO ONE would notice the difference once painted and finished cheers

    @ Ray....THanks! And as you rightfully sated about Brian.... I concur 100% .......... a brilliant modest modeller! (I admire your work Brian)!

    @ Brain... Thanks and I agree that once painted they will not show the differance!

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    Re: Ferdinand - Dragon

    Post  Noel Petroni on Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:48 am

    Dottore wrote:Dont like plastic tracks either....

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    Well..... at a price of about Euro 30 for metal tracks, I prefer to have workable plastic tracks! ......... I also need a metal barrel... decals..... and the cost rises!
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    Post  Tancred on Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:38 pm


    Great idea Noel and an interesting new project Cool


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    Post  Maxi_Model on Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:21 pm

    Did U only drill the outer ends of the tracks or all the way through the middle links too?
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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:31 am

    Maxi_Model wrote:Did U only drill the outer ends of the tracks or all the way through the middle links too?
    The outer ends are right through but the middle ones and only half way.
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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:33 am

    So at the moment I'm building 3 kits!  Yes I'm still into AFV's and here is a small update.



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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:17 am

    NIIIICE Noel, you have the touch!!
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    Post  Ray on Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:46 pm

    Very good Noel keep them on Track  cheers cheers cheers 
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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:24 pm

    Thank you all!

    Now I re-did the fender flap. I sliced it and scratch build the hinges.  I think it looks better.



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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:08 pm

    Amazing detail work Noel! looking real
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    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu May 15, 2014 9:23 pm

    Before I proceed to painting, I am placing the figures and arranging a "sit" with the help of putty. At the moment they are displayed just to see what it would look like.

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    Post  Ray on Fri May 16, 2014 11:48 am

    They seem Okish even though headless as they are, it is virtually impossible for the viewer to identify what is going on between them  Shocked Suspect 
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    Post  Magal on Fri May 16, 2014 9:14 pm

    Prosit Noel - I absolutely concur with your approach to modelling....keep it up
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    Post  Carius on Mon May 19, 2014 9:50 pm

    Excellent build!
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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:57 am

    Some good progress and getting ready to paint.....



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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:23 pm

    Good to see you back, love it, get on with the painting. It is going to look really great, it is already really nice without paint.
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    Re: Ferdinand - Dragon

    Post  Ray on Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:46 pm

    Looking good Twisted Evil

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