VAB VTT 4x4 finished

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VAB VTT 4x4 finished

Joined: January 11th, 2006, 2:51 am

June 15th, 2012, 5:44 pm #1

Just posted my VAB VTT 4x4 by Heller with Extra Tech resin and P.E. upgrades.

I stalled on this kit about 5 years ago, frustrated with how difficult the small metal
parts were to deal with. A couple years later I realized my eyesight had changed
and I needed glasses! I finally finished the kit this month and with the aid of reader
glasses and digital photography I can really see how sloppy some of the work was.
The alignment of some of the metal parts is really sketchy. That's my excuse anyway.
Hope you enjoy anyway.







Lots more photos and details here:
http://www.kgwings.com/vab/vab.html

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Keith
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Joined: April 12th, 2007, 10:42 pm

June 15th, 2012, 6:24 pm #2

Great job Keith! Haven't been on KGWings in a while, You really have some great work there!

Thanks for sharing your work!

Matt
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Joined: November 22nd, 2004, 7:39 am

June 15th, 2012, 6:37 pm #3

Just posted my VAB VTT 4x4 by Heller with Extra Tech resin and P.E. upgrades.

I stalled on this kit about 5 years ago, frustrated with how difficult the small metal
parts were to deal with. A couple years later I realized my eyesight had changed
and I needed glasses! I finally finished the kit this month and with the aid of reader
glasses and digital photography I can really see how sloppy some of the work was.
The alignment of some of the metal parts is really sketchy. That's my excuse anyway.
Hope you enjoy anyway.







Lots more photos and details here:
http://www.kgwings.com/vab/vab.html

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Keith
Bravo for your good job !

Patrick
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Joined: December 21st, 2009, 9:39 am

June 15th, 2012, 7:01 pm #4

Just posted my VAB VTT 4x4 by Heller with Extra Tech resin and P.E. upgrades.

I stalled on this kit about 5 years ago, frustrated with how difficult the small metal
parts were to deal with. A couple years later I realized my eyesight had changed
and I needed glasses! I finally finished the kit this month and with the aid of reader
glasses and digital photography I can really see how sloppy some of the work was.
The alignment of some of the metal parts is really sketchy. That's my excuse anyway.
Hope you enjoy anyway.







Lots more photos and details here:
http://www.kgwings.com/vab/vab.html

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Keith
A great job on this kit. I built 4 of them and I know how hard it is to finish
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Joined: March 23rd, 2005, 5:26 pm

June 16th, 2012, 3:14 am #5

Just posted my VAB VTT 4x4 by Heller with Extra Tech resin and P.E. upgrades.

I stalled on this kit about 5 years ago, frustrated with how difficult the small metal
parts were to deal with. A couple years later I realized my eyesight had changed
and I needed glasses! I finally finished the kit this month and with the aid of reader
glasses and digital photography I can really see how sloppy some of the work was.
The alignment of some of the metal parts is really sketchy. That's my excuse anyway.
Hope you enjoy anyway.







Lots more photos and details here:
http://www.kgwings.com/vab/vab.html

What next?
Keith
Well Keith, you just proved again that with some TLC and patience, creating that "silk purse" is possible.

Great job and thanks for the inspiration.

Wayne

(Now if somebody would just do a conversion for the VCI T.20 version, I'd be a happy man.)
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Joined: December 21st, 2009, 9:39 am

June 16th, 2012, 9:50 am #6

Hello Wayne

Azimut do this conversion:


http://www.phpshopxml.com/azimut.shop/C ... e/AZI72008

I use the 20mm gun on another ADV mini VAB. It's very thin and fragile but well reproduced by Azimut.

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Joined: January 11th, 2006, 2:51 am

June 17th, 2012, 5:05 am #7

Great job Keith! Haven't been on KGWings in a while, You really have some great work there!

Thanks for sharing your work!

Matt
I don't build all that fast so you've probably got the right idea by not visiting my site too often.

Thanks for the kind words,
Keith
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Joined: January 11th, 2006, 2:51 am

June 17th, 2012, 5:06 am #8

Bravo for your good job !

Patrick
Thanks Patrick!
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Joined: January 11th, 2006, 2:51 am

June 17th, 2012, 5:13 am #9

A great job on this kit. I built 4 of them and I know how hard it is to finish
Arnoud,

Did you happen to build any of your VAB in Euro camouflage like I did?
If so did you find decals for the large round ID numbers that belong near the front? I decided to leave them off but am keeping my eye out for something suitable.

Thanks for the kind words,
Keith
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Joined: January 11th, 2006, 2:51 am

June 17th, 2012, 7:32 pm #10

Well Keith, you just proved again that with some TLC and patience, creating that "silk purse" is possible.

Great job and thanks for the inspiration.

Wayne

(Now if somebody would just do a conversion for the VCI T.20 version, I'd be a happy man.)
Thanks Wayne!

I second the motion on the VCI T.20... I'll start holding my breath now.

Keith
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