Phils Famo build

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Hi Brian what's up dude, trouble is with dents........the Armortek body work is built like a "brick out house" and so does not dent to scale but I will have a go when it gets its first outing maybe next week ! :D :D
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Nice.
Even if you leave it like that it looks good.

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I love the vinyl seat look! Just like the seats of the old vintage trains we used to have around here. Looks like you managed to capture the bullet hole in the passenger seatback from when gefreiter Schmidt dropped his rifle in the back seat as well! :lol:
A little too much is about right...

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Phil

All of a sudden I realised why I liked the paint scheme in your last photos and why it looked familiar.

http://maltacommand.com/malta%20camouflage.html

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It's in your blood Vince! 8) 8)
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Top coat on the body and the wheels, weathering process started.
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Starting to rub it back
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Top coat still tacky
There's a long way to go yet
There's a long way to go yet
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Another inspirational adding Phil. :idea:
Is the curved stripe plastic or metal?
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Hi Chang, well spotted. It's plasticard you could use very thing brass and cut with scissors but .7mm plasticard is very convenient, it being translucent so you can trace the outline. The original 1/1 had it to cover the discrepancy gap between the fender and the lower engine cover, and I had a big gap left over from fitting the removable side engine covers up a tad to fit the bonnet correctly.

A good expedient would be to draw around the lower side cover profiles on a piece of paper (use your build manual spare page so that you keep it safe with the vehicle as every one will be different) and use that accurate profile to make the fillet piece later on when you have assembled your fenders.

Some vehicles also had a rubber (split tube) capping that was fitted between the upper hull lower joint between the long rear fenders but I have not added that as yet.
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Hello Phil,
verry nice build. I make the curvey stripe in brass, and fix it with the rivet. - Need some more of that as in the kit availabal :shock:
Is your FAMO running now?

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Great looking FAMO Phil. Looking forward to see a run video. The engine detail is awesome! Really a great job.
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Thank you gentlemen much appreciated, There's light at the end of the tunnel for this build. Got quite a lot done today, after the gym tomorrow I will finish the dash and weather the crew areas.
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Still working on the dash
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Balls! I must paint those width indicator balls next!
Balls! I must paint those width indicator balls next!
I have absolutely no idea what that says but it looked good!
I have absolutely no idea what that says but it looked good!
That's the extent of my weathering so far , chips and scratches next, then shading.
That's the extent of my weathering so far , chips and scratches next, then shading.
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very impressive, looks a monster, regards simon manning.

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Hi all of FAMO lovers,

It looks like this book "The Military Machine FAMO 18T" is the only one that is NOT available on the market.
Claimed to be the best book, yet is un-available currently.
Claimed to be the best book, yet is un-available currently.
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I have obtained other 5 one:
Basically a historical photos album. No clear photos.
Basically a historical photos album. No clear photos.
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Many closed colour photos. Very informative.
Many closed colour photos. Very informative.
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Basically a historical photos album. No clear photos.
Basically a historical photos album. No clear photos.
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Many closed B/W photos. Informative.
Many closed B/W photos. Informative.
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A book with some photos.
A book with some photos.
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(These book's comments are just my 5 cents. You don't have to agree with me.)

If any FAMO lover is able to find the top one from any source, brand new or used, please tell me immediately. :D

With regards,
Lerh Chang

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+ Updated info: Finally I have found this book in late 2019 from a German book website : http://www.abebooks.de
+ It costs me more than about €200 including postage. But I just couldn't resist the chance.....
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+ And so far, I never regret about it! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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The "Military Machines" is the dogs dangley bits and has been my Bible, I have also been using the "Nuts and bolts" vol 12, which is the next best reference book although the binding is falling apart but that could just be use.
My favorite atmospheric Famo photo of all time is on the cover of "The History file" ...... the pi--ed off and fed up look on the faces of the crew, all keen to get on but have ended their day bogged down up to the axles in soft ground!
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I have the 'Waffen-Arsenal' and nuts and bolts Vol.12, which is my favorite. an good overview and allot of detail photos. As well the original pictures last but not least.
for me enough, because if you have too much of it, you maybe confused about your sign of your model. On the waraction every thing was posible. The soldiers made his vehicle right for her needs in the field. So nearly everything is posible.
For more than that into the books, you can ask Mr. google ;)

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