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TIE Tank

1/24th scale Steve Niessen Resin kit with scratchbuilt Tank treads

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After a design was selected on paper, it was drawn full size and cut out
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After a design was selected on paper…
 
The template is used to make 4 copies in plastic
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The template is used to make 4 copie…
 
Then the pattern is transferred to 1/4" plastic. It's then cut out using a band saw
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Then the pattern is transferred to 1…
 
The pieces are shaped by a disk sander
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The pieces are shaped by a disk sand…
 
2 sets of 1/8"x1/4" Jumbo strip styrene are joined together to make the inner structure
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2 sets of 1/8"x1/4" Jumbo strip styr…
 
The holes are traced out.
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The holes are traced out.
 
The holes are ground out using a moto tool
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The holes are ground out using a mot…
 
The parts are assembled. 5 minuet epoxy is used to stregthen the interior
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The parts are assembled. 5 minuet ep…
 
Full View
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Full View
 
Greeblie bits are added
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Greeblie bits are added
 
Inner left side view
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Inner left side view
 
Inner right side view
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Inner right side view
 
Outer right side view
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Outer right side view
 
Track belts have been added
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Track belts have been added
 
Closer View
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Closer View
 
Tracks were added using .060"x.500" styrene strip
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Tracks were added using .060"x.500" …
 
Inner right side
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Inner right side
 
Outer right side
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Outer right side
 
Left side inner
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Left side inner
 
Ready for primer and paint
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Ready for primer and paint
 
Profile
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Profile
 
In the afternoon, Tamiya USAF Tan is used to cover the primer
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In the afternoon, Tamiya USAF Tan is…
 
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