Shinhoto Chi-ha 1:25 Model-hobby

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by josve, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. josve

    josve Active Member

    Thanks Michael!

    Of course I'm going to use lasertracks :)
    I'm a laser fantast!!
  2. josve

    josve Active Member

    The drivewheel.

    One drivewheel done!
    The parts

    And assembled
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  3. RTomedi

    RTomedi Member

    The big picture is getting better and better.... :thumb:
    Just another drivewheel and we have the pair.
    Of course, there will be some other wheels... sign1
    Go for it Johnny!
  4. josve

    josve Active Member

    Don't mention it.....There are a few parts left for the leading wheels.
    So I'll start that adventure after my vacation I think :)
    Now I'm working with details on the hull, and the suspension.
    Maybe I post a few shots tomorrow.
  5. josve

    josve Active Member

    I have been working with details here and there during the last couple of days.
    Been working on parts for the suspension and other bodyparts.

    Finished the hinges on the front hatches.

    The main spring for the four center leading wheels.
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    Details from unnderneath

    The rear lights and a hook. Note the nice weathering on the bolts on the left side!

    Cover over the front drive wheel.OMG I can spot a white stripe there!! That bloody digital faultfinder!!

    Some of the finished parts for the right side center suspension

    The rear belt adjustment

    Front drive axel

    My last shift today!! Now I'm off for 3 weeks vacation :)
    See you when I'm back!!
    Behave and take care :)
  6. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Not a big Japanese Tank fan but so far this is a 'worthy of attention' clean build.
  7. RTomedi

    RTomedi Member

    You´re evil Johnny, you´ll make us wait 3 weeks to see more of this beauty....
    Just kidding... :p
    Everyone deserves a vacation once in a while.
    Have fun with your family.
    See you in 3 weeks.
    Hugs to everybody.
  8. ntguardian

    ntguardian New Member

    Great job! I especially love the turret. The detail looks great. It almost looks like a plastic model.
  9. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    What can one say, but so far another supperbly detailed build!

  10. josve

    josve Active Member

    Thanks a lot for the "flowers" guys!!

    Lately I have been working on wheels and parts for the suspension.

    Parts for two sets of wheels

    The first two wheels assembled

    The four inner front and rear leading wheels.

    The two adjustable rear wheels

    Four of the center wheels

    The front and rear suspension arms.

    The finished parts....still have 14 wheels left.....

    All wheel parts fitted 100%, it's a bit time consuming get all 24 wheels finished.
  11. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    Welcome back Johnny! It is wonderful to see your builds going again!
    This is one beautiful tank and if anyone can do this build justice, it's you!

    The wheels look fantastic! The number of parts in one wheel is just astounding but if you want realism, it takes a lot of parts.
    Very nice looking work Johnny! It's always a pleasure to see your work.!
    Always so clean and precise!
    Go Johnny Go!

  12. Chas

    Chas New Member

    Wonderful looking build and a very cool subject... real nice work on the suspension detail...
  13. RTomedi

    RTomedi Member

    Welcome back Johnny, :thumb:
    Good to see your work going on again. You have some great wheels there.
    This model seems to be amazingly detailed.
    Can´t wait for more....
  14. josve

    josve Active Member

    Thanks for your kind words guys!!

    This build really surprises me!!
    So far it's the easiest model I have built.
    All parts have a perfect fit, any fit error has been totally my own fault.....not many of those so far :) but cutting little to wide or narrow happens all the time.
    The model seems very detailed,but I guess the human eye is fooled of the great 3d print on this one. Rivets,nuts and bolts etc is really looking good.
    So each wheel only contains 7 parts, and all of them is rather large and no strange shapes.
    The hull itselves is just a piece of cake. All parts fits 100% and I got the laserframes, so a blind man could build it....
    The most important issue with this model is the enjoy factor!! I'm really enjoying this build since everything just is there!! Very good drawings,very nice print and colors!,the fit is's just so fun!!
    Even if parts might look a bit tricky on the pics,they are not :)
    So if I should give some advice on this model......If you like it,don't hesitate just get it !! Because the build is a thrill!!

    So I might continue on more wheels tomorrow......I'm off for a week out on the high mountain platou on my annual fishing trip on wednesday!!
    I got the seaplane confirmed today,so now I'm doing some packing!!
  15. josve

    josve Active Member

    This night i have been cutting out the parts for the remaining 12 wheels....

    So now I'm onto some serious edgepainting.......
  16. josve

    josve Active Member

    I finished the lower runningwheels this evening.
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    To make it easier to put the wheelpart on after the suspension are in place I made some paper cylinders to center the wheels into.I also did this to strenghten the wheels a bit.I guess it would have been quite easy to rip it off with only the outer cylinder glued onto the suspension.

    The 16 centerwheels from above
  17. josve

    josve Active Member

    The front spring connected to the two links.
  18. josve

    josve Active Member

    The suspension system on the left side is done.Now I just have to try to glue it all together and hope it will line up in a way....Here I have just placed it on to see how it fits.
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    I also had to use another camera....forgot to bring with me my own,so the quality isn't as good as I wanted.I have tried to enhance the shots in PSP and I hope they are good enough to get an impression.
  19. josve

    josve Active Member

    Suspension system is mounted and wheels placed loosely on the side.
  20. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    Your back on a roll again, Johnny!
    Getting warmed up for our other build?

    This one looks even better every time I see a little more of her! What a beautiful tank!
    This one is definitely near the top of my pile!:thumb:

    Keep them pictures coming Johnny!
    Your really making nice progress on it!:cool:

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