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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:11 AM UTC
Todd Michalak cooks up a braille scale winter warmer. Ingredients: Dragon's PzKpfw IV Ausf H, Reality In Scale's Dutch Farm Stable, and some Precision Ice and Snow. A three product review and diorama build story in one!



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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:26 AM UTC
Todd, I enjoyed this feature very much, and like the finished result a great deal, all three products look excellent, and your work did them justice. The PzKpfw IV does indeed look to be on the good half of Dragon's Armor Pro series, and by the way, you're right not to worry about the lack of zimmerit - not all H's had it in any case.

Great to see another braille feature as well!

Matthew
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:46 AM UTC
Now I can improve much for myself from build articles that also contains about snow-how-to like this, very useful! Really like the lifelike cold effect and also the photographing techniques. Many thanks for sharing and congratulations for your very artistic braille work!

Kind regards,


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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:59 AM UTC
Outstanding review Todd. Thats a brilliant little dio right there. Well done sir!
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 12:08 PM UTC
Todd great work on this build review/feature. I really like the work you have put into getting that finish. I also wonder how long it wil be before that header picture turns up somwhere not related to models.

Matt: Great work on this very complex build review/feature, your editing has added to this great piece of work.
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 12:20 PM UTC
Todd

Amazing article and even more amazing finish. An impressive piece of work in any scale. thanks for sharing.

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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 08:59 PM UTC
Most amazing winter scene T ! Your skills set the standards !
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 09:49 PM UTC

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I also wonder how long it wil be before that header picture turns up somwhere not related to models.



This is So cool...in a bit....the photo will probably be taken as an actual 1944 photo .

congratz!
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 09:52 PM UTC
Matt - Thanks again for working to get this one up, Great job on your part! All three pieces were a blast to work with. The Pz. IV a lot nicer than what I have seen recently, The Stable fun little piece but I think the Precision Ice and Snow had to be the most fun if you ask me. Even up close it looks to scale...plenty of possibilities!!

Garry – Thank you very much your kind words are most appreciated!

Gary – Thank you buddy! Might be time for a little “snow for you” down there on the Boggs Ranch ey?

Darren – Thank you Sir! LOL…The pic threw me for a second!! By the weekend I would say…

Kevin – Thank you for taking the time to swing by and check it out and for the kindness!!

Guy – You are too kind…thank you!

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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 09:54 PM UTC

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I also wonder how long it wil be before that header picture turns up somwhere not related to models.



This is So cool...in a bit....the photo will probably be taken as an actual 1944 photo .

congratz!



LOL...almost missed you there...Thank you!! Next stop, Google: Pz.IV Winter 1944...LOL!!!
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 10:39 PM UTC
I had to do a late edit once it was already live to make it 44 instead of 43!!! I knew there be someone otherwise who'd pick up on it being an ausf H traveling back in time!
Seriously though Todd, I was a bit understated with my comments, being the editor, I kind of wanted to leave it to others to give their opinions first, but now some have, I must say it is a great piece of work. The icicles, the melted snow, the schurzen are all such nice touches and really work at this scale. A cliche in a way, but there's no clue looking at the promo picture on the home page that this is small scale, and I like the way you "went for it" with the effects; sometimes I think people hold back and play safe with a "neat" look. (All those lectures about equipment maintenance from US vets...)
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 10:51 PM UTC
LOL...I would have left the "43"!! Now it will show up in WWII Ordnace Illustrated!! Thank you again! I try to have fun at whatever project I am working on even when I am trying to track with a review...or in this case three I guess. Never been too much for the "neat" work...just ask my wife... but there is a time and a place! I only regret my new appreciation for the braille world...I thought when we got older the scale would go up and not down!!
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:39 PM UTC
Impressive, Todd! Very impressive!
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:58 PM UTC
Great diorama, some of the most realistic snow effects I've ever seen, 1/72 too superb job!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 04:17 AM UTC
Hello Roman!! Thank you very much my friend!!

Hi Dave...thank a bunch, most appreciated!!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 08:28 AM UTC
Hi Todd,

Excellent work, the build up of the snow on the vehicle looks terrific, a really interesting read and a super little dio.

Nice work Sir.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 08:34 AM UTC
Todd, pretty sweet Dude. A great build and review. Truly Grand And the correct scale too
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 09:16 AM UTC
AL - Thank you Sir! The Ice and Snow is a really neat product. I think I am just touching the surface on what can be done. "Directional" applications, working with clear resin and silicone to create ice effects...I think I have some playing around to do!!

Jeff - Thanks buddy!! LOL...does it show that braille is not my forte'?? Big fun! The Panzer fell together! I am sure there will be more little builds in my future!!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 08:52 AM UTC
Buddy, I wish my builds came out half as good
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 09:30 AM UTC
LOL...they do my friend! We are always most critical of our own work!!
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 06:52 PM UTC
goooooooooood
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 08:22 AM UTC
You da man Todd!!!!!