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About Frank Glackin (Plasticbattle)


Just amazing - congrats on a superb build. I especially like the different layers of dried mud on the blade - very realistic Brian
OCT 25, 2006 - 04:21 PM
Looks great Frank. Nice weathering. One of those kits I have always said I'd like to build, I don't do much modern stuff, but always liked the look of that tank.
OCT 25, 2006 - 04:28 PM
Really nicely done. Just wondering if this is the Trumpetur kit? If so, did you use the kit tracks or aftermarket? If aftermarket, who's tracks? I am just starting to weather my Strv-103B by Trumpetur and am looking for track options. Eric
OCT 25, 2006 - 11:29 PM
Nice work Frank, agree with the comments on the blade weathering, well done indeed.
OCT 26, 2006 - 12:14 AM
Thanks very much for posting these Vinnie. And also thanks for your nice comments guys. Much appreciated. Brian; The mud was built up in layers with pastels, static grass and white glue. Darker colours on top of light coloursto show newer mud. Then with a huge make-up brush (stolen from her indoors :-) ) I added more dusty pastels to tie all together with the silvered blade. Dave; Not a modern armor guy myself either, but a part of me had to build this. Living in Sweden is only half of the reason ... it is a cool tank, IMO. This was built as part of the Swedish campaign some time ago. Eric; These are the kit tracks. Horrible vinyl and one must be careful as the paint will flake if you dont take care. Dont glue on the drive sprockets until you fix the tracks ... they were a "job and a half" to get on! Cheers Bill!
OCT 26, 2006 - 12:24 AM
Nice one! I still have to understand how big this strange tank is...
OCT 26, 2006 - 01:57 AM
Cheers Giacomo Im not sure what you mean by this. In reality or the model?
OCT 27, 2006 - 03:09 AM
Nice work Frank. Like the subtle weathering you did overall. This swedish tank was voted as one of the greatest ever tanks i believe.
OCT 27, 2006 - 03:58 AM
Nice work Frank, as has already been said the dozer blade looks great. If there was ever a sports car tank then I think the S-tank is it, it looks like it doing 50 just standing still. Ciao Luciano
OCT 27, 2006 - 03:02 PM
A seven minute video clip showing the S-tank Some off the fotage is of a prototype but it's quite nice to see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fARGfVA7Mm8&mode=related&search= One clip showing clutch/brake manouvre and mgs firing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uxzDq8IpjI&mode=related&search= /Thord
OCT 28, 2006 - 03:36 PM