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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2019, 06:08:11 AM »
Finished the tracks...









Nrxt will be the weathering of the rest of the tank.

More soon,

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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2019, 12:24:18 AM »
The tracks look awesome! I am looking forward to your weathering of the rest!
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2019, 09:23:09 PM »
Thanks!

In the midst of it now, but it's a slow process. Did more filters and the grease/fuel/oil and water streaks.



I can now add dust and earth where needed.

Also busy with replacing or modifying the leather tool straps and finally found a suitable rope towing cable.



The roasting cord found in a kitchen drawer....perfect! ...apart from the colours.  :(
But, with some paint..





Not too bad. :)
On this photo...the new leather straps for the hammer.
Still need to replace the underwhelming straps on the jack box...and make complete new ones to secure the rope.
And on the other side...for the spade and pick axe.

Robin  :)



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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2019, 03:15:53 AM »
The weathering...this is what it is....





Dust effect with dry pigment...Mig Industrial city dirt. Lightly brushed on the upper half.

Earth / dried mud with Mig Earth nature effects (enamel) mixed with Mig Europe earth dry pigment.
Blended and cleaned with enamel thinner. Lower half and anything "inside the tracks".

To do: the ammo racks and some leather straps, so almost done.
Thinking about a base. No man's land with barbed wire.....lots of it. Not just a strand or two.

I need space on the bench for the WNW Halberstadt pretty soon. :)

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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2019, 06:14:55 AM »
Wow Robin, looking spectacular.  Really enjoying the details and your journey.

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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2019, 11:14:18 PM »
You are really doing Awesome work on this one! The tow rope and tool attachments as well as the weathering are spectacular!
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2019, 11:31:10 PM »
This is really looking great!
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2019, 04:02:55 AM »
Thanks guys,

Busy with the last bits and pieces....


Done the straps


Working on one of the ammo racks.
Had to widen the holes in the top trays and scratch build the lower trays.


Another batch of shells and shell cases. About halfway now. :o

More on sunday I guess...
Oh and the WNW Halberstadt arrived, the aftermarket stuff starts to trickle in also now. :)

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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2019, 07:40:08 AM »
Superb work on the Renault, Robin  ;)

Which brand of paint do you use for all your metal coats?

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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2019, 08:04:02 AM »
Thanks Bob,

I only use Vallejo at the moment. Mostly the "Metal Color Airbrush" range, but also the regular metalics in their range.
Bare metal on the tracks and chips: Metal dry pigment, lead pencil and graphite sticks.
The chips themselves are painted with a mix of black, dark grey and a touch of red brown. For tracks I also use this homemade mix. ::)

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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2019, 09:21:00 AM »
Haz ammo now.  :P







One of those jobs where I proudly show my wife what I've done...and get slammed back to earth.
"Nice...never to be seen again, right?....idiot".

Meh! :-[
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2019, 06:03:13 PM »
Love what you’ve done with this! Will use your build as a reference when I get around to building one of these. Cheers Matt

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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2019, 08:03:41 PM »
Thanks,

I think it's a very good kit. Seems accurate (including armour thickness), goes together really well, no flash, few push marks...most on places where it doesn't matter.
Easy to build fun kit. Good price. Can build 4 versions with the 3 in 1 kit. The Hotchkiss machine gun can also be used in the Berliet turret without the need to modify anything. Silly they didn't call it 4 in 1.

Some of the (few) PE parts make little sense, like the driver back rest. Could be done in plastic with much nicer details. I regret I didn't do that.
Missing: Wire cutter and fire extinguisher in the driver compartment....that's a pitty. Sadly no figure in the 3 in 1 kit.
One side of the hull (one part) was slightly warped. Because of the thickness, just bending wasn't enough. Solved with hot water.

Overall....easy and fun. Recommended.
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2019, 12:55:16 AM »
The shells and rack, as well as the rest are Fantastic!! Your wife sounds a lot like Mine  8)
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Re: Takom 1/16 Renault FT. Berliet turret with 37mm Puteaux gun.
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2019, 12:10:47 PM »
Those shells are outstanding!  Did you make them yourself, or are they available on shapeways?  I have the same kit to build soon.  RCing mine, and found a way to hide all the motors and equipment whilst still having the engine and interior.