I read through this thread today (when working obviously) and love this quote.
The pain of these builds is the length of time they take, and as you say, the risk of something going wrong that spoils all the work. You have to be able to accept some things I think, but in the end it’s more satisfying. This one looks great, you just need to make sure you actually get it finished and don’t put it away for another 20 years!
One way of preserving your hard work so others can see it is to go over to the Armorama “content” site and create a build article about it! Jim just put a set of how-to vids in the General discussion forum that explain the process now that the new set-up has different systems for the forums and the content sites.
@barkingdigger, Tom, thank you for sharing, I didn’t know about that. I’ll check it out.
I didn’t like either set of fenders. The front hinges are OK on the dark gray but the rest is terrible. The light gray are pretty good except for the terrible hinges. With the the light gray, Imperial DML’s and removed the hinge detail.
The M551 Sheridan, has a special place in my heart. Way back in like 1975, my dad bought the original Tamiya Sheridan for me when I was a kid. It was the model tank I played with until it literally fell apart, was glued back together and fell apart until it was hopelessly fragile. I’ve always wanted to do a new Sheridan due to the fond memories of that first model tank & my dad.
…and the other Border Models Pz IV mid/late G. Ausf G is my specific favorite of all Pz IV’s.
Just went through this build and have to say WOW! You have done an amazing job of reconstructing a hairy old kit Wade, you have far more patience than I will ever have I think. I agree it will be shame to paint this right away and cover up all your hard work and exquisite detailing.