There was a lot happening on the workbench in the second week of Q3 (10 – 16 July 2016)
The new road wheels and doors are sorted.
The doors (which we borrowed from the Ratel model) open forwards to offer some more protection to dismounting troops. There is also a step plate and a handle to help troops remount.
All doors and hatches can be modeled open. There are some tiny bugs with this file and we want to change the detailing on the sides… the “icon” on the side will be dropped in favour of some more armour detailing. This should be released next week.
Estimated cost will be $12.50, worldwide postage will be $3
MK IV tank
Lots of detailing has been added. We are loving this model! The model is 1% smaller than 1/48 scale. Still some teething issues with the armour plates on the sponsons. The next cut should fix all of these (including bumping the size up to be exactly 1/48 scale)
The kit price is looking at being around $16 but we will try get that down with the production cuts.
Lots more detail added, and a short range mortar version of the barrel as a test.
We are going to scrap the working cogs and gears and rather ramp up the detailing. The gun will still go up and down in the mount but the side handles will no longer turn. They are fiddly to build and we would rather it looked awesome and not work, than look simple and work.
FT17 and A7V
The “first fit” cuts for these had mixed results. The A7V was a dream… we are moving straight on to detailing.
The FT17 needs a lot of work – this way is hard to build.