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Raupenschlepper OST - RSO/03 - Western Front
Jcondemichtoy
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:36 AM UTC
Hello,
My latest vignette, first model of 2019, RSO/03 :



Model Kit : Italeri 1/35
Photo Etched : Eduard
Metal Tracks : Friulmodelismo
Headlights : Elf models
Resin Figure : Evolution Miniatures
Resin Tarp : Warriors
Fuel Drum : Armand Bayardi
Seats : Scratchbuilt (Greenstuff Epoxy)
Terrain : Texture Rolling Pin by Green Stuff World (Epoxy)
Vegetation : The Scenic Factory
Wood Base : Hydra Models Italy
Paints : Mission Models, Vallejo, Ammo, Polly S, AK Interactive, Model Master, VMS Pigments.
Nuts & Bolts Reference Book

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Any comments are welcome !
Best
Julian
obg153
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:48 PM UTC
The details, colors, weathering, all top notch work!! Would you explain the Texture Rolling Pin you used for the road surface?
obg153
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:58 PM UTC
Please disregard my question,, I found what I needed to know.
Jcondemichtoy
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:59 PM UTC
Thank you Jack ! The roller pin from Green Stuff World, and this build is going to be an article about it (review) and how to make my base using that tool for the Michigan Toy Soldier Blog, which I write.

This is the one :



It works with any epoxy and clay. But since I was adding it to a wood base, I needed self curing epoxy, nothing that needs to be baked after.

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Julian
Dioramartin
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:59 PM UTC
Excellent work Julian, especially the weathering & really impressed by the rolled cobbles too, Iím considering trying it myself so if you have any other tips about using it, Iím listening. (Just wondering if the Raupenschlepper Ost (East) operated on the Western front, though - I guess anythingís possible) Great photography also - what will be your next project? Ė a larger diorama hopefully!
Jcondemichtoy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 05:10 AM UTC
Hello Tim, thank you !

This build is going to be a full review article on the rolling pins on the Michigan Toy Soldier blog, which I write. Check the blog link in my signature, it should be up later this month. I explain in detail how I used, and it's very easy to use.

About the western front, yes, they had RSO's. After 1943 which this one came to existence (03 Variant) they were sent also with older 01/02 models to Italy and Balkans like the 114 Jšger Division. In the Fall of 44 a large number were delivered to the western front to the Volksgrenadier and Volks-artillerie as the main Pak tow vehicle. There are some other regiments with smaller numbers.
As documented on the Nuts & Bolts Book Vol 29.

Best,
Julian

ryally
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 02:37 PM UTC
You Have done a great job on this and also added a very nice painted figure. Love the RSO and that old tarp set from Trakz is fantastic and very very hard to find now.

Everything in this little dio looks great the RSO the way you painted the tarp the figure and the groundwork.
Jcondemichtoy
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 02:50 PM UTC
Thank You Peter !

This was a shelf queen for more than a decade.

The tarp is actually from Warriors (the box at least).

I am very proud of how it turned out, and was actually happy that I waited this long to build, because it was done with a lot more expertise from myself.

Best,
Julian

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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 04:42 AM UTC
Nice, very nice.
One of my favorite logistic "trucks" from WW2.

What exactly are the headlamps used from Elf models?
Jcondemichtoy
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 04:54 AM UTC
Thanks ! Its a very premium headlight set from Russia which you get a sprue with light housing, aluminum reflector, lenses and light bulbs. Each headlight has its own parts and are the most realistic there is in 1/35th scale. Very hard to find, but some japanese stores and russian carry them.
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 09:40 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello,
My latest vignette, first model of 2019, RSO/03 :



Model Kit : Italeri 1/35
Photo Etched : Eduard
Metal Tracks : Friulmodelismo
Headlights : Elf models
Resin Figure : Evolution Miniatures
Resin Tarp : Warriors
Fuel Drum : Armand Bayardi
Seats : Scratchbuilt (Greenstuff Epoxy)
Terrain : Texture Rolling Pin by Green Stuff World (Epoxy)
Vegetation : The Scenic Factory
Wood Base : Hydra Models Italy
Paints : Mission Models, Vallejo, Ammo, Polly S, AK Interactive, Model Master, VMS Pigments.
Nuts & Bolts Reference Book

More Photos :













































Any comments are welcome !
Best
Julian




VERY NICE, JULIAN!!!
TopSmith
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 01:55 PM UTC
There is only one criticism that I could find. Otherwise, it would look fantastic on MY shelf .

The road wheels would have all the paint worn off where they rubbed against the guides on the track. It would have left a ring of bare metal around the outside edge of the road wheel.
Jcondemichtoy
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 02:05 PM UTC
Thanks !

It has the metal worn out as you described, first using chipping to a metal color underneath, then polished with Uschiís metallic pigments. Maybe you canít see on the photos.
cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 09:13 PM UTC
Very , very cool build Julian , I was just on the Green Stuff site yesterday looking at their rollers and wondering how they looked in a build . Excellent !!