Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tank Mark IV Male Part 3

Well, the first attempt at casting new rear horns didn't work:

So I tried again, making a new mould with Oyumaru (good job it's reusable) and this time filling it with Milliput because I have run out of Green Stuff.

This time it was good enough, so I went ahead with the transplant. It doesn't look fantastic like everybody else's work, but I am actually really happy with it:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Tank MkIV Male Part 2

Emhar on top, Master Box on bottom.

The MkI and MkIV used the same engine and transmission, therefor these should be identical from the sponson opening rearwards. The Master Box is accurate in terms of where the gear spindles (the four circles) are placed; the Emhar is off.

Ordinarily I wouldn't bother to correct the Emhar, but I may display this one alongside a MkI, so I thought I'd experiment. I used Oyumaru to make the mould.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tank Mark IV Male

Thought I'd make another MkIV Male. I only have one other and it's from years ago:
As you can see, it's a bit beaten up, but, surprisingly, it doesn't look as bad as I thought it did. I used the Matador Models sponsons on that one because, as we all know, the Emhar sponsons are the wrong shape.

On this new one I decided to use the sponsons from Mister X Models. The Emhar gun barrels have been sanded to remove mould lines and the ends drilled out. The gun shields have been cut to fit the Mister X sponsons. Some plastic strip has been used to fill the hole that the gun pokes through; another fault with the Emhar kit.

There are a number of problems with the Emhar MkIV; the sponsons are just the first.

To be continued.