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Removed the casting block and everything is just resting in place. Not as good as Oliver’s but I will take it.


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Somethings are different in my kit then Oliver’s in that the tracks are resin and not metal, however I was sent two tracks lengths less and one less idler wheel set. I have an email out to them today about replacement. I do have other options if the need arises but I would prefer not to have to use that option.

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If I remember well mine looked that way too. So I’m not better than you :grin:


I have a couple of WIP pics to share if you are interested in.
Olivier

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The sides appear the same but you seemed to have removed the pour block better then me as your gap doesn’t seem as bad.

Always, been using the other two unpainted photos on your page to help along with images @smolensk sent me.

Forgot to added that I heard back from MR and he will be sending me the parts. Good customer service in my book. :+1:

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Lots of excellent stuff so far! I’m thinking of jumping in with this kit:

But I might also just enter the Tamiya R35 instead. Will just be finishing other projects before joining.

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Nice entry. However be aware that the engine grille is flawed. The number of slats is wrong. I’m not an expert but read it in a French forum. If I’m correct Blast did an upgrade set.

Olivier

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First painting steps for the ARL. I applied a base coat of XF-58 Olive Green. I then applied a pre-shade in XF-85 Rubber Black. I ended with the highlights in a lighter shade of Olive Green.




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Olivier

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Looking good Olivier. Are any of these still in existence ? Museums etc ? That exhaust does look crazy.

Just saw the last post you did above, that looks great with the green on it now. It really is a big old wagon. Nice build :+1: :+1:

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Thank you Johnny. I know two remaining tanks. The best preserved is displayed in Saumur museum, the other one is displayed outside in Mourmelon army base.

Olivier

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Like I said earlier, I will be making the AMX13-75 kit by Heller:


But without the rokcet set, allready used that in the christmas holiday campagne and will be using this tank afterwards in my IDF diorama.
When I bought this, it came with an upgrade set:

But I later found out that set was for the Takom kit instead of the Heller kit, which was probably why it was so cheap… so will have to see which parts I can use and which not…
anyway, started on the tank, builds nice, no problems sofar:

It won’t be half as nice as those AM13’s that Bison12 built a while ago, but… I will have equally amount of fun building this…

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You will find you need a lot of it. The Heller wheels are poor- the hubs especially.

Just remember, the one at Latrun is not an ex-Israeli one, so don’t rely on it for references.

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Thanks, and there are wheels in the AAset, but the set up of Takom and Heller wheels is different, dont know if I can use them…

Good choice. :wink:
I’ve adapted the Heller wheels (I had improved) to my Takom hull. So I assume the reverse is possible.
You should fill the recesses representing the hatches on the front glacis. On the actual tank they’re flush with the armor.

If you are interested in you could send me a copy of the instructions so I can give you my comments. Not that I am an expert however I did some homework to build mine and you share my thoughts.

Olivier

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The ARL is getting dirty, a little bit. The turret sides need some streaking to break the monotony of the green. I’ll try to keep a light hand though as I don’t want to overdo it. Those tanks did not last long. Their service life didn’t exceed 2 years.




I forgot to add the registration plates. Amusing Hobby only gives you one option which isn’t even described in the instructions nor on the boxart.

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Thanks, I have been looking at your AMX Challenge again, and will be pikcing a few of your point from that one.

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I never realized that they were in service for so short a time. It’s looking good and is definitely distinctive.

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I have added more dust all over the tank. Not much though as I didn’t want to show it just after some training session in the field but just like if it has rolled on one of the dusty lanes in Mourmelon army base.
So I call this one done. This was a fun and quick build. To be honest I didn’t anticipated such a quick build.







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Olivier she’s beautiful. You’ve done a wonderful job conveying a sense of being in service without the weathering hailing your excellent paint work.

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Lovely work Olivier and another great sympathetic weathering on it. Was a nice kit to see being built up as I’d never even heard of them before…:+1::+1:

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Lovely job Olivier, like the others I appreciate the subtle weathering.

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Magnifique.

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