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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 09:47 AM UTC
still in progress. Way too much very fiddly PE and lack of instructions for accurate placement of said PE

johhar
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 04:58 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words. I've probably built a million jerry cans and all with the spout in the center. I guess I've been a rookie for a long time.
justsendit
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 02:48 AM UTC
Looking good, guys!

@ Ken – To answer your earlier question, here’s the basic gist of what I have in the works: The diorama will include a GPW, an M21 Half-Track, and approx. nine figures. Here’s a rough scenario:

During the battle of the Hürtgen Forest, Autumn, 1944. ... US vehicles are parked at a roadway bottleneck, drivers idle their engines ready to move out at a moment’s notice. Officers step out of their respective vehicles in order to pore over battle maps. Bewildered at their current location, they attempt to make some sense of the unmarked road upon which they’ve been traveling in opposite directions. During the stop, GIs are allowed to dismount and take a short break. ... “This mission is FUBAR!”

Here’s a related thread: M21 Mortar Motor Carriage

Cheers!🍺
—mike
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 07:43 AM UTC
So far so good Linus.
LinusB
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 07:23 AM UTC
Progress on my Kubelwagen



petbat
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 01:53 AM UTC
Looks great Johhar. The wiring really does pop out and adds a lot of interest to keep the viewer looking - exactly what a model should do. Thanks for joining in, I have enjoyed watching this one come together.


One thing I just noticed, something to think of next time, the spouts on your jerry cans are centred. German Jerry cans had the spout off centre due to the weld seam of the two halves like this:


When I first started modelling, many, many moons ago, this was one of the Rookie mistakes I made (and I made a lot of others too )

Also, if you want to make your figures a little more interesting, consider getting some uniform patch decals for things like the shoulder boards and eagle emblem on the tunic and feldmutz (cap). There are a few manufacturers that do them, even Tamiya. Thye do a set that covers Afrika Corp, Heer and SS

goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 12:37 AM UTC
Great work on the wiring. Looks really convincing
johhar
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 07:39 AM UTC
Calling this done but probably will notice things that need touching up every time I look at it.










johhar
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 05:25 AM UTC
I may try that on my next kit, perhaps even the 251.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 03:22 AM UTC
Johhar, so much spaghetti but no meatballs!

Another tip for handling models to avoid damage:

Some people screw a handle into the bottom of the model but that leaves a big hole. I made myself a selection of different size mortar boards from a sheet of thin MDF and a cut down wooden broom handle as a spindle.

Cut the MDF to sizes that are a bit bigger than your average model. Drill a hole in the centre and also one in the top of the cut broom handle (or dowel)so that a reasonably long wood screw will slide in the mortar board and it can be screwed securely in the handle. Pop some wood glue on top of the handle and screw it all together.

Then when you are painting the model place Blu-tac where the wheels are, or the tracks are, to hold the model down on the board. Then you can turn it any way you want for detail painting without actually holding the model as well.

If the tracks are loose and not secured to the bottom of the road wheels, you can Blu-Tac a piece of wood narrow enough to fit between the tracks to the mortar board
and the Blu-Tac the model to the wood.

Also, if you can get a separate large block of wood you can drill a hole in that and pop the mortar board handle in the hole to hold up the mortar board like a turntable and for just storing the model while it dries ready for the next session.
johhar
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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:16 AM UTC
Some of the reference photos show a lot of wiring and I kind of liked the look. I'm basically done and just waiting for the dullcote to dry before final touch ups and pictures. The problem is that all the handling now is literally making wheels and doors fall off and I foresee having to spend time fixing two bits of damage for every added bit of detail, and I can't think of any other detail that I really want that badly. Photos at least will be in before the campaign ends.
justsendit
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:01 PM UTC
Wow! Johhar, that’s a lot of wiring — more than I’ve seen in most exposed model engines! Looking good!

Now, will somebody please answer that phone!

—mike
johhar
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 03:00 AM UTC
Update 4 (I think). More wiring than I think anyone should have the patience for, and still need to paint it. Biggest problem is not damaging what's there as you trial and error new stuff to bend it about 50 times before getting it close enough to right. I think historical accuracy takes a back seat to a sort of composite semi-realistic look. Going to be really tight to make the deadline though all construction is finished today.




petbat
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 03:50 PM UTC
Nice Job Pawel. Thanks for joining in.


Quoted Text

Eight days to go and I haven't started weathering yet...



I haven't laid paint down yet, just primer.

Hit a snag though, I can't find my archer vehicle registration numbers. I need the early war blue drab ones not the white in the kit as I am doing this well known vehicle.





It is actually a decal option in the kit, just the decals are not correct and some markings are not provided (large stars on the rear sides, the 'ATS' chalked on, the rego numbers are wrong, etc.

I have to order another set, but it likely won't be here in time. I'll have the GPA painted and other decals on, but the weathering will have to wait.

Ramanathan
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:55 PM UTC
Eight days to go and I haven't started weathering yet...
justsendit
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 09:37 PM UTC
@ Pawel – Nicely done!

@ Peter – Great reference. Thanks for sharing!

—mike
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 09:05 AM UTC
Saw these on the weekend and thought of you guys, most likely late but thought some of you may still like them for future builds.

johhar
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:48 AM UTC
Pawel, the weathering is superb. Looks very well used.
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:30 AM UTC
Nice work Pawel! I have the kit lying around too. Maybe it's time to move it to the front of the stash
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:01 AM UTC
Hello all,
Beautiful work gentlemen, the amount of detail in the Ford GPA is amazing, Peter. Mike, will the generals be in your Jeep too? Well done all.
I finished my Jeep some time ago but I did not have the opportunity to take pictures. Finally, I managed to do them, here they are:



























69mudbone
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 09:04 PM UTC
Mike, well done. What is your idea for the diorama?
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 06:24 PM UTC
Great looking GPW Mike
When looking earlier, i wondered if the roof would still fit on. The driver looked like he might be too tall. But it seems to fit alright
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 02:07 PM UTC
Great job on the GPW Mike. With the roof up, it reminds me of the opening scenes of Kelly's Heroes.
justsendit
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 06:11 AM UTC
Here's a link to the 'Jeeps 2017' Campaign Gallery. Once there, make sure you are logged in to the Gallery's page. Then click the 'Upload Photos' button and make you're selection. HTH.

—mike
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 06:02 AM UTC
If you do figure out how to get pics into the gallery, let me know, so I can do the same.