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Once More Unto the Breach
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 04:16 AM UTC
Thanks Peter!

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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 07:34 AM UTC
Give a man a screwdriver and he is happy - only nature at work....

Sensational Angel, and the fact it all works without destroying itself is awesome.
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 06:26 PM UTC
Thanks, Richard!

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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 01:51 PM UTC
Angel, the detail you've put into this is amazing!

It looks awesome!


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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 10:32 AM UTC
Me too!

I spent 2 days constructing the elements, that open the bridge:
-2 heavy duty ropes with harnesses
-4 spring-tensioned cables, that hold the harnesses in position to be engaged by the opening hook,
-4 pulleys for the cables above.

Tonight I started a test assembly for the lower part of the bridge(the one that rests on the vehicle in transport mode).

I mounted and fixed the heavy duty rope in its pulley systems.
Mounted 2 cable pulleys and run the spring-tensioned cables through them, then fixed the cables temporarily on the harness eyelets.
All this- while constantly taking care that the harness might be engaged by the opening hook.

Elements described:


Rear view:


Front view:


It all worked well, and I took the chance to open the bridge by pulling the harness with a screwdriver.

And the bridge opened

I'm tired and happy!!!
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
Sounds like a plan Robert. Hope to see pics soon.
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 01:16 AM UTC
Good news from Disaster Area Tambon Ban Klang - Ampur Mueng! (That's where I live) I'm gonna move the hobby downstairs so I can work in my kitchen and finish the Sd.Kfz.251/7 Ausführung C in time.
More to come later this week(end.

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 08:07 PM UTC
Looking really good sofar, Peter!

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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 07:04 PM UTC
Okay, an exercise in patience...


Followed by an exercise in discipline with glue application


and we have tracks


Also spent time heating and reshaping the Legend resin. It came out better than I expected after I wrapped the resin in thick styrene strip which straightened it enough that a dip in boiling water pulled it almost perfect.

I still have to make a few pieces that just won't co-operate...

As you can see, a fair bit of putty needed in places - and these are the places you can see!!!

I just realised... I put the roller on backward! Those Brass rings should be on the opposite side....
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 06:19 PM UTC
Sorry to hear that, Robert...
Heal fast and take care!

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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 05:14 PM UTC
Hope you heal fast and it is nothing major Robert. Take care
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 04:42 PM UTC
Well I need to take a serious rest now. Yesterday my right Knee collapsed.
Made a wrong move getting of my bike and bang! I went to hospital and came back with my leg packed.

Minimal of 2 week, then they might remove the pack to see what happened inside. I had a lot of pain yesterday, but medication works ok now
Will try to finish the model for this campaign, not sure if I make it in time, we will see.

Regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 04:44 PM UTC
Time to consult a Styrene Doctor Freud.
Fantastic works observed in plastic heavens.

In awe,

Robert Jan (already on the sofa)
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 07:45 AM UTC
Ooooohh ahhhh

Off to buy a drool bucket....
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
Looks fantastic, Angel!





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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 05:45 AM UTC
Yeah, that's quality bench time!

Had some in the last 2 days.
Made some brass tube cutting, PE leftovers shaping and drilling and a lot of soldering(with more soldering to come).
All bridge halves struts are ready:


Bridge halves are temporarilly connected, I need to install plenty of wire roping between their quarters.

Here the bridge sits on top of the vehicle:



I'm slowly advancing and plan to be ready(fingers crossed) by year's end.

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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 09:42 PM UTC
Back working on the Sherman Crab. Have annual leave in 2 weeks, but the wife is working, so I'm hoping for quality bench time..
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 09:20 PM UTC
Thanks for the reminder, Richard!

Pf.11 Pontonwagen pictures uploaded to Gallery,

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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 01:50 PM UTC
We're 30 days out from the end of Once More Unto the Breach!

So far there are only a couple completed works in the campaign gallery. Don't forget, in order to get the ribbon at the end of the campaign you've got to post two pics of your completed project in the campaign gallery.

I hope everyone has enjoyed this unique campaign.





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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 08:03 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!

Well, here you have the usual 3/4 scratchbuilt

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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 07:52 PM UTC
Just sensational Angel. Your abilities just continue to astound me.
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 06:00 PM UTC
Thanks Robert!
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 02:35 PM UTC
Top Shelf Modeling Mister Angel!

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC
Thanks Richard!

It's quite big too...

I had problems taking the pictures in the usual confined space I use for photography.Therefore the eternal chaos on my workbench is also visible

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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 07:51 AM UTC
Very impressive, Angel!