Scratchbuilt Swedish tankette part 4 - more interior (upper fighting compartment)
March 24 2012 at 12:51 PM
(Login young_sven) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 22.214.171.124
I apologise for hogging the forum, but I got some work done during the day today and I hope you don't mind me sharing already the day after my previous post..
I have spent some time on the upper portion of the fighting compartment this time.
The interior rivets have been recreated by pressing a sharp tool on the rear side of a strip of PC, never tried it before but it seems to have worked fairly well. Since the rows of rivets inside the vehicle are strengthened with steel strip in the real vehicle, this is an ok procedure for the inside, but of course not for the exterior. Exterior rivets will have to be done the old fashioned way, i.e. glue them on one by one.
The main work involved here has been on the area directly in front of the driver, i.e. the visors and opening mechanism.
Thanks again for looking!
Now, no more modelling for the rest of the weekend.
(Login young_sven) Missing-Lynx members 126.96.36.199
March 24 2012, 2:34 PM
You are very kind, I am very grateful for your feedback..
I planned to use a lot more interior parts from the Panzer 38(t), but it did not not quite work out that way.. So far from the 38(t) I have used the transmission block (heavily modified), the driver's seat, an instrument gauge (which can be seen in these latest pics), and some other smaller parts.
I was so pleased with myself, Ive actually done some serious modeling today amd made good progress to i thought, until I see this...
Anyway, great work, and thank god you show us these photos, i mean, after you finish the little beatle noone will be able to see this, and noone will belive you when you tell them what youve done!
Of course you will bring this one to Moson, if not for the ordinary classes at least for the "in progress" class.