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Offline gedmundson

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Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor diorama finished
« on: March 26, 2021, 12:49:51 AM »
After seeing Chris Johnson's wonderful Holt tractor build from last year, I had to take the plunge and build one myself. Although an 8inch Howitzer Mk.VI came with the kit I purchased, I wanted to do something based in the Somme 1916, so I purchased a ResiCast Mk.II 8inch gun. This type was more appropriate for the time period, and has the wider wheels.

I was well warned about the Roden kit, and the cleanup of the parts is quite daunting. But I'm enjoying the process. I cobbled together some of the sub-assemblies so far for a show'n'tell.

Cheers,
Gary


A few of the sub-assemblies pieced together to show how all is slowly taking shape


The project will incorperate the Mk.II howitzer - more appropriate for the Somme 1916
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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2021, 01:48:52 AM »
Looking forward to this build, Gary!
Cheers,
Richard

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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2021, 01:58:22 AM »
Looks like it will be another of your Awesome builds!
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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2021, 04:25:27 PM »
oh! wow! another masterpiece by master Gary!
got my place in the first row!
spectacular build so far.... it seems a huge model, isnít it?

ciao
edo

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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2021, 05:59:10 PM »
Looks very interesting!

Itíll be fun painting that beast Gary.

Guy
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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 10:32:28 AM »
Thanks everyone! You folks are very kind  :)

Following Chris Johnson's build - I purchased some thin pewter sheet and made a new roof for the model. The sink marks in the kit part were abominable, and difficult if not impossible to remove. I made a tool from an old paintbrush and embossed the pewter into the grooves of the roof, sliding the segment over to emboss the middle section (to avoid the gaping sink holes!).

I'm also making some boxes for the fenders...a feature seen in the period photos.
Cheers,
Gary





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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 04:03:10 PM »
what a work!
but tourned out beautifully!
ciao
edo

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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2021, 04:45:59 AM »
All I can say is AMAZING!
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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 01:04:31 AM »
Impeccable work!

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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2021, 06:53:05 AM »
Edo, Rick and Steve - thanks for dropping in and making a comment!

I've made a few tarps for the roof using Aves FIXIT putty, and cobbled together most of my progress for a couple of photos before I start painting the sub-assemblies. Project on hold now whist I await some figures in the mail.

Cheers,
Gary








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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 12:30:33 AM »
The tarps look terrific and will be even better once painted! Overall awesome build!
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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2021, 11:09:42 AM »
Gary:

So........is this the reason the Hannover is stalled???  That (Holt Tractor) is a neat model, even though it's a bit rough, it turns out nice and I know that you, like Chris, will turn out a "barn burner" of a model.  I have thought about getting one of these, but right now I have four vehicles in the queue and not ready to tackle this guy.  I like the idea of using material and making a new roof, yours looks the part as do the tarps.
Looking forward to updates and the figures and how you are going to display this.
Mark

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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2021, 03:18:03 PM »
Love it!

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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2021, 05:15:50 PM »
Coming along great Gary, what a great subject. Very tempting!
Cheers,
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Re: Roden 1/35 Holt Tractor
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2021, 03:40:02 AM »
Thanks for the comments gentlemen!

Gary:

So........is this the reason the Hannover is stalled???

Thanks Mark - I've actually "stalled" this one now waiting on some figures from Model Cellar, nicely sculpted by Mike Good. The Hannover is well under way as I've changed tactics once again and abandoned the "frisket" idea for just plain old masking tape and lots of patience :-)

Cheers,
Gary