Metal earth models

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Metal earth models

Post by D_Conrad » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:25 am

Just recently started these. Built this BF109 last night, took about an hour and a half. LOTS of small pieces but very fun. They have quite a few WWII and modern vehicles. Aircraft, tanks and a g503! I have a B-17 and a color B-24 up as well.
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Re: Metal earth models

Post by slatgrille » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:36 pm

This post caused me to look up the company and 'voil'a'...I have ordered 4 models! I received a Christmas gift of the wood model kit 'Army Field Car' by ROKR (mostly written in an Asian language, not sure which) which is actually a GAZ 67B in 1:18 scale. Wood and metal models that appear to be very precise laser cut pieces. Certainly a different challenge than traditional plastic models.


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Re: Metal earth models

Post by g.keating » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:38 pm

I built the metal earth USS Arizona several years age. very challenging and you need a lot of patience and steady hands to do. I have the ww11 jeep model on the shelf and will get o it at some point. very nice models. you can see the small scale of these models



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Re: Metal earth models

Post by D_Conrad » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:46 pm

This one was 1 sheet and took me about an hour and a half to build. Several very tiny pieces. If you order these I suggest pplliers, side cutters and round nose pliers. I got mine from a jewlery makers set at walmart for about 18 bucks. They worked well. The B-17 is 2 sheets and the B-24 is 3 sheets. I'm going to do a couple more smaller, easier ones before I tackle the larger ones haha
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Re: Metal earth models

Post by D_Conrad » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:03 pm

Finished my second one tonight. It was more difficult than the BF109 for sure. M4 Sherman.
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Post by g.keating » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:49 pm

nice job!

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Post by slatgrille » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:16 am

I got my 4 metal earth kits yesterday (Fokker Dr.1, Model T, Model A and jeep) and began the T....wow, talk about small parts! Need to be careful not to bend sheet while removing piece from sprue.

You have done a masterful job and must have natural patience. Me?...not so much!

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Re: Metal earth models

Post by D_Conrad » Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:39 pm

g.keating wrote:
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nice job!
Thank you! Will be starting on my B-17 next
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Post by D_Conrad » Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:41 pm

slatgrille wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:16 am
I got my 4 metal earth kits yesterday (Fokker Dr.1, Model T, Model A and jeep) and began the T....wow, talk about small parts! Need to be careful not to bend sheet while removing piece from sprue.

You have done a masterful job and must have natural patience. Me?...not so much!

Craig
Thank you! They can be very challenging. I have been making good use of my tools haha. As far as removing the pieces, I use a pair of side cutters. It helps quite a bit. Round one pliers help a lot for rounding parts, and I have curved and straight needle nose pliers with no teeth. Got them all at walmart for about 20 bucks in the jewlery section.
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Post by D_Conrad » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:30 am

Finished the B-17! Definitely the most challenging one. Quite a few small parts and pieces, the turrets were all difficult. Pleased with how it turned out though!
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Re: Metal earth models

Post by Chuck W. » Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:49 pm

Looks like a lot of work, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Metal earth models

Post by g.keating » Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:37 pm

a good set of drill bits aid in rounding parts.

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Re: Metal earth models

Post by Chuck W. » Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:34 pm

Has anyone done the jeep yet?
Edit: Just looked it up and it says this model has been retired!
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Re: Metal earth models

Post by D_Conrad » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:47 pm

Its been retired? Ill have to buy one! I still have my B24 to do. I bought a set of transfer punches from harbor freight to use.
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