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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC

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Very smooth, editing into the original post.


Since you asked.

Not so smooth ... uploading images into the campaign gallery today!!! 🤮

—mike
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 05:35 AM UTC
Very smooth, editing into the original post.
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 03:20 AM UTC
Great work Mike. Could you give us a pic from the back and maybe from the bottom also?
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 02:59 AM UTC
Hi-ya kids!

@ Goof – Very nice finish!

@ Peter – The GPA is looking better and better!

@ Johhar – The Kübelwagen und crew are looking good!


Calling my Bronco GPW done for the campaign! Here's my version with very minimal scratch-building (fuel can rack, w/strap, and a fire extinguisher) and some aftermarket. The ‘Sagged Wheel’ set is from DEF Models, the Musette bag w/helmet is from Value Gear, and the modified driver is from MiniArt with Hornet head and hands.



Photo inspiration.



I didn't bother with the pin marks under the hood since they won't be seen once everything is permanently buttoned-up — those were the worst of a very few. This kit was a true joy to build.



And a shot of the GPW with top up as it will appear in my forthcoming diorama.


Note: There is no weathering at this time, that will be implemented during the final diorama stage. ... Hope you like it so far.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC
Great work on the GPA. I built mine out of the box, but yours sure puts it to shame

Nice looking Kubel Johhar!
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:23 AM UTC
Vey Nice Johar
johhar
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 07:35 AM UTC
Finally another update. I took a break to work on Gazza's Crusader campaign and just kept going. Now I'm really under the gun to meet the deadline here. As always, the camera exposes issues I didn't spot with the naked eye or even under magnification.






Now it's off to attempt some of the wiring I see in reference photos and weather and wear.
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 04:25 AM UTC
Have cast up the components I needed, rear light and some stowage and finished the rear box as well.

Had to make a net to sit on top as well:



The rear with cast tail lights and finished box.


And the extras. The Bazooka is from an old Tamiya US Army weapon set. I just drilled out the ends, used some etch fret for the front sight and added the cable on the other side. It still needs part of the mechanism on the rear end. I used the kit frame for the rear, too lazy to attempt one with 6 wire spokes to get all in line and even......

You can also see the scratch built gear levers, wire pin for the shafts and Magic Sculpt boots - just the Tamiya knobs. There is also the scratch built fire extinguisher and to the left of the steering wheel a scratch built Bazooka Rocket carry bag also made from Magic Sculpt.



On the final run now, just need to finish the Bazooka and put a cover around the windscreen, then ready for paint.
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 04:10 AM UTC
And well done it is Goof. Suitably dirty and all. Thanks for joining in.
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 02:29 AM UTC
Great work.
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 01:06 AM UTC
I took more in-progress pictures, but seem to have misplaced them

The GMC and figures will have to wait a while. There are some other things i want to wrap up first.

For this campaign i am calling the jeep done







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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:58 PM UTC
The PE really takes this old kit to another level. Nice work.
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:21 PM UTC
Looking really good, Peter! 😎

—mike
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 06:39 PM UTC
Nice work, Peter. That PE looks nice with all other modifications. I hope you'll post the reference, too
cheers,
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 06:14 PM UTC
Yeah, the PE really spices it up. Lookin' good.
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 02:49 PM UTC
Sorry Johar, that one is a mystery to me.

Time to show where I am at. Getting close to finishing the construction. Have to cast up some tail lights and cargo to put inside. Have started the metal box for the rear. I am doing a particular vehicle that needs it and a lot of other stuff.

Some of this is loose fit. The Windscreen will have a canvas cover so I will just use the kit with modified support legs to resemble the real thing





The Voyager etch has had to have some work done to it to make it fit in places, but does add some finesse.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 03:16 AM UTC
That does seem to be a bit of seam on the inside of the thumb, much more clearly visible in the photograph than in the light I was viewing it in.
On a positive note, the heads are on the figures, barely, since the mating surfaces aren't great.
By the next photo update, both issues should be addressed.

PS - Does anyone know what that third radio unit they seem to store behind the passenger seat is for. I can't find any reference photos where more than two are on the platform.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:11 AM UTC

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Maybe the heads are somewhere doing something useful, maybe on a road to nowhere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWtCittJyr0
The missing heads doesn't have to mean that a psycho killer has been in action.
/ Robin



I guess that is 'Life during Wartime' then Robin. Being headless sure isn't 'Cross-eyed and Painless' either.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 03:27 PM UTC

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Goof, it is amazing what you find after you burp the little monster. I once found a brass 20 cm flak round months, and many vacuums later...

Johhar the Kubel is looking good... a bit disturbed about you preferring the crew headless though Is there a seam line on the left hand of the figure holding the MP 40, the area between the thumb and forefinger, or just a trick of the light?



Maybe the heads are somewhere doing something useful, maybe on a road to nowhere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWtCittJyr0
The missing heads doesn't have to mean that a psycho killer has been in action.
/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 02:57 PM UTC
Goof, it is amazing what you find after you burp the little monster. I once found a brass 20 cm flak round months, and many vacuums later...

Johhar the Kubel is looking good... a bit disturbed about you preferring the crew headless though Is there a seam line on the left hand of the figure holding the MP 40, the area between the thumb and forefinger, or just a trick of the light?
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 09:35 PM UTC
@ johhar, Cool! The figures will add a lot to the Kübelwagen.

BTW: Looks like the driver doesn’t have much say in radio station selection. … Max has the MP40 in his lap and Max wants to hear American Swing. 🎹🎺🎷… “Fahr schneller, Otto!”

Wikipedia: Swing music was a notable example of wartime radio music. Even Nazi Germany fielded some swing music bands despite Hitler's objections to "decadent Western music." After the end of World War II, this music escalated until the paranoia of the Cold War made this kind of music irrelevant after the Soviet menace (under Joseph Stalin) replaced the Nazi menace (under Adolf Hitler). Lawrence Welk would later play this kind of music on The Lawrence Welk Show. Jazz music would also become part of the "cultural war" that raged alongside the actual fighting of World War II. Having its roots in African-American music, the racist Nazi regime had declared it to be "inhuman music" and banned it in all of occupied Europe. The local musicians of Paris, France chose to play jazz music in French rather than in English as a loophole in the Nazi jazz music ban. Rebellious German kids would meet in secret locations and listen to Allied music stations to hear jazz music behind the Gestapo's metaphorical back. This generation of German kids saw jazz music as a "religion worth fighting for."


@ Goof, Glad to see the Carpet Monster hasn’t slowed down the assembly line.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:52 AM UTC
I'll post an update as well. The pictures aren't great (they're pretty bad actually)

After priming everything i painted it in a mix of Tamiya Olive Drab and Dark Yellow. Perhaps not the most close match, but it looks nice anyway. After that some detail painting was done with Valejo and Ammo paints. Here's a bunch of jeep parts on sticks:

And the jeep itself:

The stowage is more or less painted as well, but on other sticks somewhere. And after a week of being missing, the carpet monster coughed up the steering wheel again. Sometimes you feed it, sometimes it feeds you

Next it's a decals, varnish, putting it together and weathering. And work on the GMC of course
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:08 PM UTC
Update 2.
My Kubel-kiddies are nowhere near ready for prime-time but it seemed time for an update. The hands look like mannequins, everything has a brand new look, and there are construction misfits to address, but I think seeing them without heads is a nice touch.






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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:27 PM UTC

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Zsolt - is that the Tamiya Kubelwagen engine maintenance set that comes with one figure.



Yes, that is it. Includes a figure and also a wheel with extra details if someone wants to depict a wheel-change situation
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC
Zsolt - is that the Tamiya Kubelwagen engine maintenance set that comes with one figure.

Anyone - can anyone explain what that third radio box that comes with the radio car kit is for, the one that seems to be stored underneath the platform on which the other two sit. I don't see any pictures with wires leading from it to the other two. Is it a spare or does it have a different function?