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JSSVIII
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 05:10 AM UTC
Boy that's a lot of work Nick, excellent job!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 05:30 AM UTC
Nick, that is easily the best work you've done. I can't wait to see it all brought together the way only you can.

Regards,

Erjc
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 02:45 PM UTC
Robert, the Feuerleitpanzer is shaping up nicely!
Nick, commercial truck pulling a trailer with T-55- there must be a "Desperate Prime Mover Situation".Nice story in this couple and superb build!
I've done some work on my RRH basement(Bettung):


And on the Sd.Ah. 104 trailer:


I've hit a snag with the wheels-Armorscale seems to be out of business, at least there was no reaction to my online shop order and reminder e-mail...
Decided to cast copies of Tamiya's 88 Flak limber wheels by myself.Have no experience with casting, but I think it is the right time to venture into mold-making and resin-casting.
Wish me luck and a steep learning curve
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 10:37 AM UTC
Nice work Angel. I picked up the Sd.Ah.115 for some painting this weekend.
Mr. Colour Primers Black and Grey. Mix of wood colours and German Grey.
HWG decal for realistic wood colour. Decal is transparent and super thin. Drops into every detail of grain.
Some pictures...









Robert Jan
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 06:48 PM UTC
Beautiful work guys, I don't have a lot of interest in the subject matter of some of these builds, but the quality of your work being done keeps me watching. I really like that woodwork Robert.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 09:20 PM UTC
Mark this is GREAT - well worth posting again!


Very hot stuff - the outfit - for the day no doubt!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 09:24 PM UTC
Latest work on my conversion of a couple of Mk23 6x6's into the Oshkosh Mk?? 8x8 LHS:









More in-depth construction coverage at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=252818
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:11 PM UTC
p.s. Not to worry, regarding the "wasted" second Mk23 chassis: It is now being utilized to represent the also experimental Mk?? 4x4.



And even the second left over loadbox didn't go to waste: Working also now on a conversion of the Panda M-ATV into the again experimental Oshkosh mine protected small cargo truck:


(I apologize in that I know I have posted these last two somewhere else before on Armorama.)
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:39 PM UTC
Angel - just wanted to make sure you have seen these reference photos on the 150cm searchlight!

http://www.maquetland.com/article-phototheque/2493-projecteur-150cm-sw37-auddhingen
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:52 AM UTC
Just touching base with this thread after a bit of an absence.

Greetings to everyone!

A few recent projects:

Container Handling Unit - Full Scratch Build


Oshkosh Mk?? Experimental 16.5 ton 8x8 LHS - Some scratch, some kit-bash, some digitally printed parts.


CROPS Flatrack - Full Scratch Build



The link to the thread covering these builds can be found at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=252818&ord=&page=14
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:58 AM UTC
Hello everyone -

Roger and Nige over on another parallel thread are proposing a scratch build campaign.

Leon, Tat, Nick, Ian, Angel, Gino; is anyone still up for the challenge? - I know I am!


Link to that parallel thread:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=244424&page=2#2233745
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 01:07 PM UTC
I even know what my proposed new scratch built campaign project would be:


This rather unusual CCKW based, Australian built aircraft crane. I am gathering parts and plans right now for the project!
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:10 AM UTC
Hi Mike, Good luck with your new build, can't wait to see the build and the finished Models.
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:55 AM UTC
I'm up for it!
My modelling time is quite scarce lately-I have commited myself to a business project that makes me drive 300km/200 miles each and every day...
Still that cannot be an excuse-I'll find something to scratch-either planned, or not...
And I have this "beauty"(SU-6) waiting to be finished for more than dozen of moons:



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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:05 AM UTC
Angel you are the "machine" when it comes to scratch building - Amazing - OMG!
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 02:29 AM UTC
Regarding a possible scratch-built campaign:

I'm thinking the rules would have to be more or less wide open given the task. Any time period, any scale, any genre - interiors or exteriors.

Others will have to help me out on the desired percent of a build that should be scratched in a campaign such as this.

I would think a model would be allowed to contain a goodly amount of kit parts but still a significant portion of scratch building would be required. I would think it unwise to limit the campaign to just full scratch items as that would be too limiting as to the number of participants we would get.

What does everyone else think?

Full scratch? 50 percent scratch? ANY scratch parts?

Honestly I don't want to leave any interested parties out of the campaign so I would think the rules should be very open on this question.
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:49 PM UTC
Thanks for the kind words,Mike!

Regarding Scratchbuilding Campaign my 2 cents would be:

Build has any part scratched.Adding nuts to a plate is detailing, not scratchbuilding.

Any media is allowed.Styrene, but also metal, resin, paper e.t.c.

Build blogs are most welcomed, they should point/link to the Campaign.

How-to's are encouraged.Let's share what we learned and where we failed.

Build for other Campaigns is allowed(never understood the point behind not allowing that).



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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 12:00 AM UTC
Angel - all good points. Yes I would add those to the "rules".
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 12:02 AM UTC
A display something like this is what I had in mind for my scratch build: The aircraft crane picking up a Piper with a broken landing strut after a hard landing.


(The piper b/c it is one of the few planes available in 1/35th)

A dio a.k.a. along the lines of these photos below:



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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 01:15 AM UTC
Not up to the standards of many of the builds in this topic, but I will show my ladder.... complete scratch build..





Actually would work, until I glued the two sections together. It was built as part of a WC-59 Telephone Maintenance Truck. Not sure how close I got the truck, but I am happy with it...





Oh, and Mike.... I would be interested in your proposed Scratch Build Campaign. Probably won't finish on time as I tend to build slow.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 01:19 AM UTC
One that I actually finished.....





A BARV based on the Leopard 1 chassis of the Netherlands Marines.

And one I need to get back to.....





A Hippo of the Royal Marines. Probably just over half way done.

Later, Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 01:40 AM UTC
Bob, I am working on the exact same telephone line repair vehicle and your ladder is much better that mine. I now plan to copy some of your details onto mine! Thanks!

p.s. Also I have a "thang" for beach recovery vehicles!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 02:26 AM UTC
Angel; regarding your Soviet SG-122(A) conversion. I was in my LHO the other day and I saw what I think was the exact same model being offered by Dragon as a full kit!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 02:32 AM UTC

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Bob, I am working on the exact same telephone line repair vehicle and your ladder is much better that mine. I now plan to copy some of your details onto mine! Thanks!

p.s. Also I have a "thang" for beach recovery vehicles!



Mike,

Hope you have more photos of the truck than I did. Mostly worked off of photos of a later version and the couple from the manual. Not to mention I don't have the feel for trucks that you do, which would explain the sit of this one.

That one BARV only took me 8 years to finish... definitely had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started. However, I got a lot of support, and photos from Michael Shackleton for both of the vehicles. He might be a resource that you would want to touch base with if you decide to do either vehicle. He wrote the Leopard 1 Trilogy.

If your proposed campaign goes I was thinking of building a Brazilian HART...



That photo shows all both of them....

Later, Bob