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ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 08:03 PM UTC
Nice and clean build,Brent!

Is it a stand-alone model or part of a railrod project?

North4003
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 03:14 PM UTC
This is my Tanant Valley Lite Railway OO scale goods shed. I used Straithmore 300 weight card and basswood to construct it. Plans came from the Wild Swan Tanant Valley Lite Railway book.
165thspc
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:12 PM UTC
Kalin & Peter - thank you for your kind words.

My "wood making" abilities seem to have arrived in just the past few months thanks to a company named Citadel.

Please check out this thread:

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=274950
petbat
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 08:06 PM UTC
I too am a lurker on the blog.... and yes it is very nice work. The wood is especially well done.
k_mero4
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 07:54 AM UTC
Michael, it is beautiful! Master work!
Congratulations!
Kalin
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 05:03 AM UTC
A related rail project that has also just come together since the start of the year is this end ramp/ loading scenario as a small diorama:





The loading ramp is a converted flatcar and also enjoys the individually stained and applied "wood" decking.
165thspc
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 04:47 AM UTC
Thank you Sir - I appreciate your understanding.

( I sort of started this project with the intent that it would simply be a background to whatever I would display on the flatcar but it then took on an existence unto itself and became a modeling project in its' own right.)
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 03:23 AM UTC
Mike,

I don't see any reason why your conversion/scratch build cannot participate this Campaign.
Your project involves conversion from one scale to another, further it combines two branches of modelling-railroad and armour.
You even have a dedicated blog(where I-BTW-regularly lurk) for this build-something none of us(I mean the rest-including me) did.

Gentlemen,
let's welcome this railrod-armour/conversion-scratchbuild among our Campaign participants!

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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:32 AM UTC
Current status on the project with more construction and paint work needing to be done:



My recently completed Dragon Ssy platfformwagan with individually stained and applied "wood board" decking. (I like that you can see daylight thru the cracks in the boards.)



Currently working on "distressing" the rails and other track work.

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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:31 AM UTC
Painting and staining of the Trumpeter railroad ties (sleepers) for the bridge.

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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:30 AM UTC
More photos from the construction blog covering this build:



I was told by my Army Corps of Engineers Niece and others that a bridge as short as my first attempt would have been built, in real life, as a simple plate girder bridge and not a truss bridge. My response: OK I will double the length!" The general rule of thumb is that a truss' depth should have a minimum 12% ratio to its' length. This one now works out to just about exactly 12%.

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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:22 AM UTC
I would like to ask for the approval of Angel and the rest of the group on the following question:

I was one of the early enlistees to this campaign but without a specific model in mind. So far I have yet to become involved with what I would call a truly serious scratch build. However at the beginning of this year I did start this somewhat involved scratch build/conversion of a HO model railroad bridge into a 1/35th scale model.

This build is not part of any other campaign, but as of 25 January I started a build blog here on Armorama covering its' construction. The two abutments are totally scratch built and the bridge is actually a combination of two HO model RR bridges with considerable scratch built structure added to it.

I would hope this would be acceptable that I might submit this model as my entry. However I will accept the judgement of the group. - Thank you for your consideration.


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The thread covering the construction of this and several other small bridges can be viewed at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=274761
petbat
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:47 AM UTC

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Well still very happy to have an original with captions written on the back as well as the soldier's name and date.




Absolutely. It is like having a first edition book with author's signature. A pdf scan of the book and page is certainly not the same! Thanks for all the pics. I appreciate the time you took, and especially to share a private collection.
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:16 AM UTC
Thought the photo might still be of interest to you because of the unusual (to me anyway) tripod case strapped to the Horch fender.

Keep up the great work.
Removed by original poster on 02/11/19 - 02:36:59 (GMT).
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 02:30 PM UTC
Well still very happy to have an original with captions written on the back as well as the soldier's name and date.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 11:29 AM UTC
Hi Mike

You could be right, but I think the second photo is showing the battery pack outside the carry case with shoulder strap the soldier is using in the first one. The film magazines came in 2 different sizes at the time, later an even larger one was made.

Often numerous photos were printed off the same negative. Photos passed on to each person in the photo and then home to loved ones. I saw on another website where someone had bought a ex German veterans personal album and there were duplicates in it.

Then of course there are the people that buy them, scan them and have a copy made, then sell the original again to recover outlay. That is what makes me laugh when you see someone in the movies paying to get blackmail photos and negatives..... they take the Blackmailer's word there are no copies... yeah, right.
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 09:16 AM UTC
Diorama idea: - for a Kriegsberiehter exhibit.

Please note what I am guessing to be a wooden tripod case strapped to the fender of this Horch.


Photo by Edgar Ihing 18 Mar 1939-40 - From the personal collection of Michael Koenig - All Rights Reserved)

I purchased this original photo right out of Mr. Ihing's photo album at the big Louisville Military "Show of Shows". I guess the seller had other ideas as the image must have been scanned beforehand. I saw this image recently appear in a military model publication - smart guy!.
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 08:28 AM UTC
Similar but slightly different tripod. They are shooting handheld with the Airflex but the other camera is, I believe, Russian so the tripod is probably Russian as well. Also I am guessing that massive tripod head is some sort of fluid head for doing smooth pans and tilts. Note the electric drive on the Russian camera - never saw that before.


Again photo from my personal collection - Mike Koenig
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 07:38 AM UTC
Thought you might need that tripod - go for it!

Very delicate build in 1/35th but easy enough with a bit of Evergreen.

Looks like there might also be different sized battery packs.
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
Thanks Guys

Mike, that second pic is a pearler. Thank you, it is just what I needed for some clear pics of the full tripod. I have pics of the mount and the upper part of the legs, but the lower part has been hard to find so clear.

The first pic is a great reference for paint chipping on the food transport cannister! I have a Tamiya 'Gulashkannon' in the stash...

Angel, many years ago I picked up a Superlux magnifying lamp at a garage sale. It has a magnifying glass centre and a cast iron base so I can position wherever I like. It has been my best modelling tool ever since. It is keeping the hands steady enough to position the tiny parts that is the hard part!
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 05:41 AM UTC
That is a nice surprise,Peter!
Both bold(man, how do you see what you build?) and superbly built!

For me your modelling subject is a legitimate entry, so go ahead and do the super-duper detailing!


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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 05:27 PM UTC
First a round of applause for Peter and his build, then a little reference:




The second photo is from my personal collection - Mike Koenig
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 04:46 PM UTC
Okay. Time I put scalpel to plastic for the build. I wanted to do something a little different - not so grandiose as the large, awe inspiring work here, but something still quite detailed and needing a little skill. I decided on doing 1/35th scale Arriflex 35 Motion picture camera and equipment.

The Arriflex was the first of its kind, with the basic camera components manufactured from 1937 and well into the 60's. It was the used by the Germans for front line filming, etc, due to being hand held and also tripod capable. One of the finest camera's ever made and used for filming actual Motion Pictures by Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas and many others....

Okay, emough of that. The pics of where I am at so far (tried to show as much as the detail as I could):




The camera itself is nearing completion, a few (teeny) tiny details left for that. The carriage case it comes in, complete with internal supports and fittings to keep it snug. The front shroud section of the camera is actually removed for storage - it fits in the top right corner. Still a few details to go here too.


Next up will be the portable battery/charging pack (the 'handle' sticking down from the camera is actually the motor and power source) and a box with spare film magazines. A few more hours work for sure.


Angel, I could not se in the rules where this would be excluded, but if it is not what you expected here, let me know, Cheers to anyone still reviewing the thread!.

ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 04:54 AM UTC
You got me, Nick...I've run out of Phillips head screws...and stamina to continue building the damn'd Thing...and decided the missing ones will go unnoticed...I'm busted now

Thanks, mate!