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Resin modeling was Re: [sg] Hover tank

From: Bill Brush <bbrush@u...>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 16:50:36 -0500
Subject: Resin modeling was Re: [sg] Hover tank

owner-gzg-l@lists.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU wrote on 06/22/2004 02:33:26 AM:

>  From the description, this is NOT actually a GZG model; I think what
> you've got is one of the ones that GeoHex  made as one of their own
> products, though the design is based on one of our Future Wars 6mm
> tanks.

Which means I'm probably one of about 10 people in the world who bought
one.  :-)  I guess I'm on my own with this one.  I appreciate the info!

>I can't recall whether it ever had a lower turret half or not.
> KR did once send me an example of it (it's around somewhere up at the
> workshop I think!), but the casting was not great and it would have
> taken a significant amount of time to get it in a condition where I
> could make moulds for it over here, so I never put it into UK
> production.

I don't know about yours, but mine is a pretty mediocre sample.  The
more I
work on it the more I find needs done to it to get it up to some kind of
standard.  I've told my wife to point to it if I ever consider buying
another resin model, then smack me with something heavy.

This is my first resin model.  Does anyone have any really handy tips or
tricks for finishing one?  I've washed the parts, and I have the hull
together.  I'm in the process of filling the multitude of air voids,
and such.  I'm planning on wet sanding the filler smooth (which is a
pain in the arse).  One thing that is bugging me is the fact that the
doesn't have any sort of a turret ring, so the front of the turret is
a big overhang into space.  Am I the only one this sort of thing bugs,
would it look better if I built up a turret ring?  Another alternative I
just thought of would be to move the turret back and fill the current
turret mount hole and build a proper turret ring.

So anyone want to offer opinions?


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