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Dioramartin
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:36 PM UTC
Sheer quality Angel, superb work
ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 09:03 AM UTC
Thanks Tim!


I've finished construction on my RRH auf Sd.Anh.104:






Next will be cleaning, priming and painting.

petbat
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:35 AM UTC
Just needs some appropriate figures now. Think these would go well with the headphones"


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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 04:21 AM UTC
WOW Angel - - - - simply Wow!
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 04:38 AM UTC
Words come a bit short for this excellent build.
So music comes instead. Hope you like it.
One of the best classic performances ever IMHO.

https://youtu.be/MPjy55Y6hWU

Top job!

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 06:30 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!
I'll consider your proposal

Thanks Mike!
It was not without your help that this build happened!


Thanks Robert!
Pure pleasure listening to Carmina Burana!
It tuned me up for some more classical music and I finished my classical evening with one of the best performances I've ever seen(the late Dmitrii Chvorostovski and Anna Netrebko-Moscow Nights,Red Square,Moscow/2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SwumVFUMBg


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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 02:34 AM UTC
Great to hear that. I ended up with Händel's Water Music. I need this Music when my head is full. Loads of links go to music for every mood I'm in.
For the Russian Music, I still have to listen that, saw the intro and heard the voice. Very nice. Thanks for that.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 08:27 AM UTC
Hi Angel,

That build is really a beauty! Nice to see such and interesting collection of shapes and materials tied together so well! It seems sort of a shame to paint it - that attitude might reflect more of an appreciation of process than product though, and I guess, scratch built or otherwise the goal is to make a representation of something in its completed/functional state - who knows? Another part of the fun of the hobby - to build it as you want to see it, and, how you choose to build it! All of that aside, it’s a great build -

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 08:44 PM UTC
Oh my classy classical music, whodathunkit on this site? Angel’s now-completed masterpiece also brings to mind this, an extraordinary recording in more ways than one. Bliss arrives @ 6.23:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8vz1D_L_OE

ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:19 AM UTC

Thanks Nick!
And thanks, Tim(trully inspiring music)!

Painted the RRH(in several passes as I haven't painted anything in the last 5 month, so learning again, the hard way):



Might apply some light oil filters.We'll see...

In Bulgarian Royal Army, the RRH was towed by the Einheitsdiesel truck.I have one and lined both vehicles for a picture:




Stickframe
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 05:47 PM UTC
Hi Angel - great build - all around.

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 07:05 PM UTC
Thanks again, Nick!

Any new scratchbuilds from you?

I plan to finish the weathering of the RRH this weekend, and then will move to Pf.11(Pontonwagen) scratchbuild for the "Once More Unto the Breach!" Campaign, while simultaneously building the Henschel 33D1 truck that hauls it.

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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 07:45 PM UTC
Absolutely wonderful Angel. Just superb.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 06:43 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!

More to come soon

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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
ayovtshev (Angel Yovtchev) said
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… finished construction … Next will be cleaning, priming and painting.





wow! fantastic job
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 01:36 AM UTC
Thanks jsmith!

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 06:20 PM UTC
While waiting(for more than a month) to get in the mood for weathering some finished models(the RRH, the Pf.11 and the Henschel 33D1 I built for the Once More Unto the Breach! Campaign), I restarted work on the DDA-53 decontamination and shower vehicle.

I was missing some parts in the kit when it arrived- most importantly, the engine hood/bonnet- and although I was promised to receive them by the producer, they never arrived...

So I had to scratchbuild them, and then entered the vicious circle of filling, sanding, priming, sanding again, filling again, priming again e.t.c. My stamina ended with the fifth session...



Added 15 handwheels and painted the vehicle:







Next will be (when I finally feel like...) oil paint weathering.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 06:41 PM UTC
Hi Angel,

Great looking truck - and the gear in the back is really nice! The plumbing on the passenger side is particularly eye catching.

Yes - I’m still scratchbuilting too, but I’ve been posting on Automodeler. One truck in particular caused me similar problems to what you just finished on the hood. I know what you mean about it being trying....it seems to take more and more cutting, glueing, putty, priming, sanding, more putty and on and on.

I’ve got three builds there - one called “Chevy off road racers”, another called “old 4x4” both in the truck section - and a car you might like called “GT 40 MKIV a bridge too far” in the car section. You might enjoy seeing them. You’ll know the landscape of each - awkward fits, multiple materials....and lots of head scratching!

Keep up the great model building!
Cheers

Nick
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 07:48 PM UTC
You can't stop now Angel. You are so close to the finish line.

ayovtshev
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 07:56 PM UTC
Great builds from "The House of Haskell" there, Nick! As usual!

I've recently finished the build of the Pionierfahrzeug 11(Pontonwagen) with Halbponton/Brückengerät B for the "Once More Unto the Breach!" Campaign.Apart from the resin tires it is 100% scratchbuild.

Some (teaser) pictures:







2 days ago I found out I built the Transition ramp(8t) wrongly(it is arched, not flat), so I'm in the process of building it again.

ayovtshev
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 08:01 PM UTC

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You can't stop now Angel. You are so close to the finish line.




Yeah, that's what I'm telling myself each and every day,Peter!
Yet, weathering motivation-"sans changement"

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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 12:06 PM UTC

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. . . finished the build of the Pionierfahrzeug 11(Pontonwagen) with Halbponton/Brückengerät B . . .




great patience required for this; well done.


Q: how would this have been deployed? all manual power?


best I could find on my own was: http://amicale.3emedragons.free.fr/Docs%20materiels%20WW2/Waffen%20Arsenal%20So41%20-%20Kriegsbruckengerat%20der%20Wehrmacht+.pdf
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 06:31 PM UTC
Yes

Pall bearer formation, lift, shuffle, turn, march - front rows get wet.....
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 09:05 PM UTC
Thanks, jsmith!

The loaded Pf.11 was hauled by either m.gl.LKW or halftrack.

Once delivered in the proximity of the deployment, it was uncoupled from the towing vehicle and pushed to the river bank.
There first the front of the halfpontoon was raised,then rested on the two levers at the rear of the frame(they were sviweled upwards and locked in position), then the crew performed what Peter described.

Launching the halfpontoon gave free access to all bridge-building materials, loaded on the trailer.
2 Pf.11 trailers carried all the materials(beams and planks) required for building one 4t.ferry(there were 16 Pf.11's in the Brueckenkolonne B).

You can watch the deployment of Pf.11-and the build of a 4t. ferry- from 05.24 till 07.47 in this Pionier training movie from 1943:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZSFSVLEguI

HTH,
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:45 PM UTC

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Yes

Pall bearer formation, lift, shuffle, turn, march - front rows get wet.....




ah, the life of a soldier . .