Good day fellow modelers,
Yesterday I started working on the Tamiya SD. Kfz. 9 Famo.
I decided to work on this project one step at a time as it is a difficult and challenging kit to build.
Yesterday I have assembled the engine and I must say it is an interesting part or subject of the build.
I was thinking of posting pictures of every step in the building project.
And I also thought that this was a perfect opportunity to get tips and other good stuff from my project as I’m working on it.
I’m fairly confident that my building and constructing quality and skills are good to build a decent quality model kit.
Please forgive when I need more information or explanation on a certain technique or topic. Because I don’t know the technique or something.
I’m also hesitant on doing and trying new things as I’m mostly practical minded. And that I have to see the purpose of a certain technique or topic.
I’m going to try to update this topic as I’m making progress on the project.
But please forgive if I’m needing help doing this.
Enough words, here are the first pictures:
Engine assembled. Maybach HL108 if I’m not mistaken.
I have done the filing work on the carburoteur. And the seam is removed somewhat I believe.
But when I was working on this particular part, I came to the conclusion that I didn’t really have the tools to do this kind of work properly. The best I got was files from Tamiya and a knife from Revell which is rather old. And even that didn’t work that well. I think I need to do some more research online before purchasing some better tools do this kind of job better.
Yesterday I’ve worked on step two of the project according to the building instructions.
The process took a lot of time but I think the result turned out nicely.
I was founding it hard to determine if the seamlines had to be taken care of.
Because I didn’t exactly know if these were visible later on in the building process.
So I did choose to not do to much about them.
I did some filing with some sanding sticks I got from Revell.
But I just found it hard to determine, maybe with more experience and feedback I get more feel for it.
Or some tips and rules?