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Once More Unto the Breach
petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 09:08 AM UTC

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So I assume a future campaign called "Big loads with Crates" will get you there @:)

Best regards,

Robert Jan



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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 08:29 PM UTC
So I assume a future campaign called "Big loads with Crates" will get you there @:)

Best regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 07:44 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!

I know Kalin(the old muzovir) is hinting me

It is not that I don't want to learn something new from modelling perspective.

I've done "feasibility study" on casting resin myself and- at least at this stage-I find it economically unsound.
To make it viable, I need a project where big size parts are required in big numbers(like running wheels or crates and loads).

I'm sure this will happen one day,


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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 02:21 PM UTC
Angel, I think Kalin is hinting that you are a 'scaredy cat' and avoiding learning to cast parts. I am with him, it's about time you expanded your already astonishing talents... if I can do it, you certainly can.
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:51 AM UTC
Robert, thanks for your kind words!

The Bridge Column(Brueko) "B" had a total of:
24 Uebergangschienen(8t), carried as follows:
- 1 in each Pontonwagen(16 in total),
- 8 as Reserve;
8 Uebergangschienen(16t)-all carried as Reserve.
I guess the Reserve was loaded in the load beds of towing trucks.

I have no experience with resin casting.
But I can scratchbuild all these parts again.
I'm sure-now that I've made them once- I can make them look even better.

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:33 AM UTC
This is a good idea. All the more so in his mind are often thoughts of making resin details.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 11:20 PM UTC
Hi Angel.
To be honest I thought is was some kind of wooden plank/ramp, because there's only one. Surprised there's only one on the trailer. The scratch build one is just phenomenal. For those parts you should consider making molds to produce resin pieces.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 08:28 PM UTC
Short update from my side:

-A thread about German Assault Bridges made me realize I did a stupid mistake in my Campaign build: while building the Uebergangsschiene(8t) for the load of Pf.11, I somehow missed the fact, that it is arched, not flat...

-I scratchbuilt one(AFV Club's Assault Bridge was used as refference) and mounted it on the trailer:




As to finishing my subjects-I'm still waiting for the Weathering Muse to drop by...

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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 01:41 PM UTC
OK. The Takom M9 ACE is under way!





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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 01:44 PM UTC
lookin' good, Peter!

petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:49 AM UTC
Okay, just to show I have not been idle (doing several kits at once....)

Dragon Sherman V (aka M4A4) and Legend Crab Flail conversion.

Firstly, an often overlooked requirement for this vehicle - the front 4 suspension bogies have been modified to lower the front of the tank. The weight of the Flail apparatus resulted in the front bogie almost bottoming out and the middle ones compressing noticeably as evident in photos of the real vehicle.



Legend mantelet with cover and periscope extensions added. Had to use the kit barrel as the Legend one had a huge slot hole from trapped air and correcting was not worth the hassle. Just cut the cover part off the Legend barrel section, dilled it out and fitted the Dragon one. Didn't see a need for a turned replacement. Also added some cast texture:



Added Meng bolt heads to the track skids although you can barely see them here. The kit instructions do not mention these (however I discovered that there are a string of bolt heads moulded in the sprues which I did not notice until later). All the white bits are styrene rod glued in the location holes for the kit tools. These will be trimmed flush and PE straps and tie downs added later. This pic of the other side proves all road wheels sit flat after the mods have been done!!


PS, before someone tells me the grouser box tops are on backwards, they were turned around on the flail to prevent dirt and debris accumulating in them!

Some of the Legend parts trimmed from the carrier blocks. A few air holes, which is to be expected, and yes I have to try and straighten quite a few bananas, or some scratch building will be needed. Note the slot hole in the barrel (second from the top) as per comment above.

Cheers

Peter

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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 01:40 AM UTC
Thanks Robert!

It was a fun build with a lot of Manual reading, guessing and combing for photographic proofs.

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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 11:52 PM UTC
Congrats on this Outstanding build Angel. Great detail on the load.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 10:58 PM UTC
Thanks again Peter!

There's no better way of modelling wood, than using real wood:
Cheap wooden(birch) coffee stirrers.
Sprayed with the basecolour, left to dry, then sanded to show the grain.
Then thinned AK Wood Wash(highly recommended, BTW), some White Spirit here and there.
Then another sanding with fine grit paper and finally- 2 layers of diluted Tamya Flat Clear, applied by brush.

Plain and simple as that

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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 10:17 PM UTC
You really have the wood down pat there. Simply fantastic Angel.
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 07:16 AM UTC
Thanks Peter!

I'm getting closer and closer to the finish line with my builds for this campaign.

Pontoon painted and partially weathered:



Had to do some changes to trailer load locations to assure the pontoon is sitting nice and neat:




Tried the combo:



48 cm. long...
I will need quite a big display box for it.

Still need to do some final weathering, so a bit more to come from me soon,

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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 12:22 PM UTC

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Thanks Batze, but...

The finished models will definetely not lay on their side in a road ditch




The original roll on roll off trailer design....

Looking fantastic Angel.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 05:22 AM UTC
Thanks Richard!

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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 07:35 AM UTC
Lookin' good, Angel!


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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC
Halfpontoon's construction finished:





Some ropes will be added once halfpontoon is painted,

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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 12:53 AM UTC
Thanks Batze, but...

The finished models will definetely not lay on their side in a road ditch

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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 11:33 PM UTC
The last picture is how the model will look finished.
I think he'll be cool.
Good luck.
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 04:45 AM UTC


Sprayed some paint on the Pf.11 I'm doing for this campaign:



Started construction of the halfpontoon:


Made a wrong calculation with pontoons width, but found the mistake early and now the pontoon is sitting on top of the Pf.11:





And a mock up of the most usefull picture for my build (Pf.11 in a road side ditch):


The original:


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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 06:06 AM UTC
Well, it's a little farther along than I'd like; but sure, why not!

Welcome to the campaign!

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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 04:30 AM UTC
Hello, Richard!
About a month ago I began building a Pionierfahrzeuge Pf.12 (Rampenwagen). Scratchbuild + Panzerart's resin tires. This is my progress in building it.






My question is, can I join the campaign?
Kalin