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Old 03-11-2014, 04:34 AM
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Mk1 Male

Hello Friends,

Just getting around to making a start on Wayne McCullough's most excellent WW1 tank models. My local IPMS club is doing a WW1 themed build this year and my contribution to this starts here.

Work so far,



http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/a...6&d=1394533275

http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/a...7&d=1394533275

I have built this according to the instructions with just a few structural enhancements. The hull box was reinforced with some 2mm grey-board to provide structural integrity and keep everything square. I have deviated from the instructions for the tracks in that I have printed these on standard copy-paper and have embossed them from the inside to enhance the track spuds.

This kit (along with Wayne's others) can be built as simply or as complicated as you wish. There are lots of extra parts for lifting out surface details.

Many thanks to Wayne for providing his excellent series of kits to the Paper Community.

All the best and happy modelling.

Bernie
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:57 AM
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Nice neat build so far. Your enhancements will really add a lot - good idea on dealing with the tracks.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:23 AM
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Cardist,
Your are very welcome. My only pay is seeing folks making my models, so I really enjoy this.
Looking good!
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:53 AM
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Oh, Bernie! I'm so glad to see you applying your excellent paper modeling skills to one of Wayne's tanks.

I really like his models, but have not yet built any of them, The Mk VIII in inter-war U.S. Army markings is at the top of my own list, and watching you build this one and learning about your refinements makes me eager to give it a try.

I hope to have at least one, and I hope more, of Wayne's tanks to display at the Paper Modelers at Army Heritages Days event in May Paper Modelers at Army Heritage Days 2014 - 17 and 18 May

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Old 03-12-2014, 10:44 AM
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Don (rps), Wayne and Don,

Thanks for looking in and for your comments.

Work continues with the completion of the main sub-assemblies. No problems here and built as per the (very comprehensive) instructions. Circular raised details were
just single sheet thickness and punched out with hollow punches. Plate joiners were added from the spare sheet in the kit.



Sponson and hull details. The sponsons seemed a bit daunting at first, but once all the bends were produced, they just fell together.





The next part to tackle is the steering-gear. As with the tracks, I printed these on normal copy-paper (80 gsm) for ease of cutting. So-far so-good.



Still to tackle the gun barrels, but that's for another day!

All the best and happy modelling.

Bernie
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:32 AM
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Building up nicely! Looking forward to the steering gear, should be an interesting part of the build.
The raised detail adds a lot.

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Old 03-12-2014, 02:39 PM
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Ok, an evenings work on the steering-gear. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. The most difficult part was gluing it all together and making sure all the layers lined up. Anyway this is my method.

I decided to punch out the lightening- holes in the support plates.



I needed to remove some extra material under the triangular supports for a see-through effect. Don't forget to colour the backs of these.



Glue the strengthening plates to the top and bottom frames before joining the frames.



Lastly, glue everything together carefully. I'll leave it to dry overnight then clean up the edges and then touch it all up with watercolours.



Next! the wheels.

All the best and happy modelling

Bernie.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:31 AM
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Hello friends,

Work continues on the wheels, but meanwhile, I have managed to put all the main sub-assemblies together.




With regards to the gun barrels, I was going to do my usual trick and just use wooden toothpicks. However, after seeing how Leif made his fine tubes from paper,
( check out his excellent build thread on the Po-2 here: 1/16 scale Po-2, "Night witches" version) I was inspired to have a go at making the barrels along the same lines. My barrels however are slightly different, in that they are supported with a toothpick core, but still having the illusion of being hollow.

The parts were cut from the sheet with large margins at each side and then rolled on varying diameter brass rod to bring them down to size.....



..finishing with a tightly rolled cylinder. This tempers the paper for shaping into an elongated cone.



Open out and trim to size.



Prepare a toothpick, carved and sanded to a small diameter. I have illustrated the use of a file and nail board here, normally I would use my mini-lathe, but I wanted to show the ease of this technique without using specialist tools.





Make the prepared toothpick slightly shorter than the barrel, this gives the illusion of a hollow barrel, and glue one edge to the toothpick. Roll tightly around the toothpick. Having already tempered the paper, this becomes very easy. Depending on the thickness of your paper/card, you may find that the card de-laminates. This is ok, because in the next step, just smear the joint with pva glue and then roll again to even out the shape.





Once the barrel shape has set after a couple of minutes, run a bead of PVA along the joint and leave to cure for a few minutes. After this time, wipe off any excess. This fills the joint.



Hide the join line under a coat of your favourite edge colouring medium. In my case it is watercolour mixed with PVA. Once everything has dried, trim the barrel to length and fit.







There you go, anyone can do this!

Seems a bit wordy, but hopefully the photos will help here.

All the best and happy modelling

Bernie
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:19 AM
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Beautiful model. Your work on the steering gear is particularly fine. Great documentation of your process.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:13 AM
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Looks terrific, Bernie, and the very clearly illustrated and narrated gunbarrel tutorial is much appreciated. I have filed the info along with Charlie's approach.

Of course this all makes me want to down tools on the Marek I-16 that has temporarily diverted me from the Jim Gausman Otter and begin work of Wayne's Mk. VIII . . .

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