After screwing up my AFV Centurion build and then having Covid 19 I have got my mojo back. I will try and RTFM properly this time.
It will also make a interesting sided by side comparison with the Takom one on my display shelf.
Will be tagging along with this one @Catsrcool , although looking at the complexity of the wheels alone I am having doubts about unnecessary work needed to do it… I did like the Takom ones, the Mk 10s and 11s.
The two parts circled below are both called out as part C15 but one is C13. I have assumed they are some track return “skids”, so they would be on the side facing the front of the wagon? If the above is correct one has to be put on the opposite side as per picture but the instructions would have you put them on the same end.
I did not read the instructions properly and screwed up the suspension. That alone would not be too bad as you would not see it. The icing on the cake was with the metal tracks on the drive sprockets have a noticable “toe out” and the rear of the track does not sit flat.
Now I know it is like that I can’t unsee it.
Looking good Cats. Have this on order with my guys in Glasgow so I’m glad you’re building it before me and can spot all the spurious parts call outs first! I happened to be in Edinburgh yesterday and did the obligatory visit to wonderland models and they had just got a delivery of these, looks like a lot of plastic, and I should think so at three quarters of a hundred quid!
The Postman has just delivered the Tankograd book.
Meng have got the roadwheel colour as light grey, the wagons in the book have black roadwheels and are very shiny and dark.
So firstly do you think it is Nato Black with a gloss coat or something darker please?
The machines also look pristine even the track pads look very new. Were they always kept like that or are the pictures depicting “show” standard for the pictures?