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Crusader to Gazala Campaign
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 04:31 AM GMT+7

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WIP Update

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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 09:16 PM GMT+7
Gaz you picked the perfect weather to lose the car air-con in didn't you! Well look at it this way, you can lose a couple of pounds on the way to and from work each day now.


Looking good Johar.

Iain nice to see some scratch built added details.

GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 06:27 PM GMT+7

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Well if you want something that looks good but does bugger all then I'm your man!



Hah! Excellent answer!

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 05:46 PM GMT+7
Well if you want something that looks good but does bugger all then I'm your man!
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 04:57 PM GMT+7
Iain,
WTG on that oil cooler! Maybe I should have called you to fix the aircon in my ute. I fear I either had a hose, or the condenser blow out the other day. I have an appointment to have it fixed late next week.
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 04:03 PM GMT+7
Work on the Stuart has begun.

Shaved the detail off the back wall and filled in the holes, and started making a oil cooler from styrene strip and stretched sprue





Replacing the kit American radio with a spare No. 19 set from AFV Club



Started adding extra detail to the turret.


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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 03:24 PM GMT+7
Looking good, Johhar! A lot of nice detail there!

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 03:18 PM GMT+7
Better late than never, 32 pages in. Some pre-assembly pics.






Now it's back to the Jeeps campaign until I finish that.
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 03:07 PM GMT+7

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Gaz, Peter thanks for your feedback and pictures. I will try some new ones.



I can tell you from personal experience, that filling sandbags is a rotten job. Messy...sand gets everywhere, especially in your boots.

Often your shovel full of sand either misses the flexible opening of the bag, or hits the hands of your buddy who is trying to hold the bag open.

And despite the weave of the bag, they always leak! Hoisting them over your shoulder guarantees sand down your back. This sand finds its way into your undies.

Few things I ever did while in the military sucked as much as filling sandbags.

Gaz



I knew there was reason I chose the Navy for a career
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 02:35 PM GMT+7
And if there's one thing they have in Australia, it's sand.
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:37 PM GMT+7

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Gaz, Peter thanks for your feedback and pictures. I will try some new ones.



I can tell you from personal experience, that filling sandbags is a rotten job. Messy...sand gets everywhere, especially in your boots.

Often your shovel full of sand either misses the flexible opening of the bag, or hits the hands of your buddy who is trying to hold the bag open.

And despite the weave of the bag, they always leak! Hoisting them over your shoulder guarantees sand down your back. This sand finds its way into your undies.

Few things I ever did while in the military sucked as much as filling sandbags.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:33 PM GMT+7
Marc,
Thank you for the update photo. It came out real small, though. Could you make it bigger, please.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Gaz, Peter thanks for your feedback and pictures. I will try some new ones.
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:20 AM GMT+7
WIP Update
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:11 AM GMT+7
Hi Ken

These look good, but as Gaz said, the bags generally conform to everything, depending on how full they are. More sand gives a rounder shape and less movement of the contents, whereas part filled bags, like your flatter ones, really conform to everything. Here is an example:


Note how the bags on the spare tracks form around the guide horns, how each bag on top conforms to the curve of the one under it with little or no gap and how the edges of others droop right down

and another with fuller bags



How full they are depends on the crew. Filled bags are heavy and after they have hoisted a few on a vehicle, the crew usually quickly decides not to fill them all.

A reference of sorts for you
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 09:15 AM GMT+7

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Would like some feedback on my first attempt at sand bags before I go any further. Thanks



Ken,
You've done a pretty good job, but the right side needs a little touch up.

The weight of the bag on top modifies the shape of the bag on the bottom. And the bottom bag will conform completely to the shape beneath it.

The only part of the bag that won't conform is that area near then ends where the fabric and seam causes lift.

So, the two bags on the right of your photo show themselves lifted by the other bags and the structure beneath. With a vehicle that is moving, those bags would really snug themselves down to the surface and to each other.

Hopefully this is helpful.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 07:18 AM GMT+7
Would like some feedback on my first attempt at sand bags before I go any further. Thanks

Removed by original poster on 02/17/18 - 06:55:16 (GMT).
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 07:49 AM GMT+7

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@ Gaz – The PzIII looks even better with the crew and additional backdrop — really brings the scenario to life.
Question: Did you wind up with an extra track link on the RH side?

Cheers!🍺
—mike



Mike,
I was having real trouble getting the right side tracks on, so I added a link. I should have positioned the Friul tracks better before taking the pics. This is one area where Dragon makes it difficult.

With a Tamiya kit you get a drive sprocket that spins which really makes adding tracks easier. With Dragon, the drive sprocket is glued into place.

Cheers,

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 05:22 AM GMT+7
@ Paul – Nice extras you've put into your Cruiser!

@ Peter – Typical Bronco kit: Lots of parts — love ‘em when they all come together! Nice how the large access doors on the Diana show off the fighting compartment. The Diana must have presented a huge target for looming Hurricanes!
BTW: Nice cut-away reference ... or should I say BLAST-away. Lol!

@ Gaz – The PzIII looks even better with the crew and additional backdrop — really brings the scenario to life.
Question: Did you wind up with an extra track link on the RH side?

@ Ken – Tamiya Kits = clear instructions, good fit, and ease of assembly — gotta’ love ‘em! Looking forward to progress.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:19 AM GMT+7

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Peter,

I am hoping that a SdKfz6 will be produced soon in 1/72 and then I can have a go at a bit of scratch building, certainly an interesting vehicle.

All the best,

Paul



There is a resin one:
http://gbmodelli.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/news-kit-72011-sdkfz-6-m-zgkv-5t.html

and a Diana in 1/76
http://gulumik.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/sdkfz-6-diana-176.html

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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:02 PM GMT+7
Peter,

Those are very interesting photos, I have not seen them before and they show a lot of detail. I am hoping that a SdKfz6 will be produced soon in 1/72 and then I can have a go at a bit of scratch building, certainly an interesting vehicle.

All the best,

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 06:14 PM GMT+7
Paul and Mark,
Thank you very much!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:43 PM GMT+7
Gaz,

Sweet looking Panzer and figures.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:10 PM GMT+7

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@ Peter: That is an interesting build, I have always liked the vehicle, looks very quirky. I too didn't realise that the wheels were still attached to the gun, I have never seen a picture of the fighting compartment though. Look forward to seeing it progress.

Paul



Not that many pics around of these vehicles but there are a few of interest. What is the best way to see behind a wall - take it away:


This one shows the wheel next to the door. It also shows the rear hatch flap I mentioned earlier and how the back of the ammo rack is seen (there is no back on the kit part, hence the void) and also how close to the rear it seems compared to where it sits if you have the front up to the brace location on the floor



Note the 'u' shaped pipe step fitted to the compartment floor above and to right of the red z in the first pic and no step on the second pic which is vehicle number 7. Bronco gives you these parts and shows it used for number 7 in their artwork. Numbers 4 and 8 Had the step based on photos.

Interestingly, this one does not appear to have them, yet it has the unusual rack on the rear as per the first pic - but it is the opposite side.