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Not all projects have to be challenging. Here are a few images of my progress on the Meng Whippet. What a joy to build! Even with the individual tracks that had to be clipped, I managed to build this in a weekend. I then spent the rest of the week adding and scratching details, but that's my own fault and none with the kit. :lol: I replaced many of the molded on brackets with brass or copper strip. The stowage box is scratch from styrene. The stowage is ValueGear. The asbestos exhaust wrap is from nylon string. I still need to clean up the guns but will hold off on those until I'm closer to paint so nothing gets broken.

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The grouser hanging bracket on the right side was the most difficult to replace. I replicated it with some scrap PE fret that was the perfect width and already had the rounded corner. All I needed to do was solder them together.

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Lookin' good, Bryan! I'm working on one also and agree with you on the ease of assembly. I think I'll still need to glue some of the tracks together as they keep coming apart but that's no biggie. I have to add some details along with some tarps, etc. before heading to the fun part of this build. Can't wait to see how yours will turn out.

 

dt

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Dennis - Thanks. Yes, some of the tracks are a little loose. I'll deal with them later on after painting.

 

Pedro - Thanks. It's a super easy kit. And much larger than I imagined.

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Here are a couple of shots before it went onto the base.

 

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And here it is on the base. The bard wire was hand made.

 

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This project is a Massive success! the way you achieve a lot of texture and many tones/shades of dirt is really remarkable. The paint is perfect too, and the cherry on top is the extra stowage, really make a difference.

 

and for the end the base, fantastic presentation overall, thanks for sharing it! Really Inspirational work. :smiley16:

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Whippet! Whippet good! :D

 

Can't believe no one hadn't gone there yet... :smiley2:

 

Very impressive painting and weathering! Even if the build wasn't particularly challenging compared to some others you've done, you nailed it.

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Thanks Greg

 

Here are a couple of reviews. You can search the blog for additional build articles.

 

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2015/08/review-takoms-35th-scale-whippet-gets.html

 

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2015/11/in-boxed-andys-review-of-mengs-35th.html

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Gorgeous work, Bryan. I'm going to use your photos as a guide when I weather mine. Sweet barbed wire!

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I guess it wasn't a "dog" of a kit.

 

Very nicely done on all fronts.

 

Bill

They are both very nice kits. Only thing Meng got wrong which I didn't know about until I was finished was the hole for the top radiator cap. There is only a half-hole on the model where they mimicked the museum piece. It should be a round hole with a small dome cap.

 

Thanks Dennis! The barb-wire wasn't that difficult to make.

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