Trick or treat hopefuls.

Trick or treat hopefuls.

Joined: February 12th, 2009, 6:28 am

October 31st, 2011, 4:54 pm #1

Hi Guy's

Despite throwing more money at aftermarket items for my Jagdtiger Ive failed to meet the (extended) timeframe. I had a week off in Melbourne Town and still havent recovered.



I think for a first effort the guys that finished should be congratulated for understanding the brief and building/finishing their models.

My biggest achievement was to clean my workspace for the first time in 10 years so that was some kind of breakthrough Huzzar!



However, this is no time for acrimonious recriminations or churlish resentment, but time to reflect and draw from all lessons learnt It's time to half start a new kit.

I havent heard if E-vember was still on or not but Ive set a personal target along those lines. So if anyone is interested please feel free to join in constructing an E type subject this November.

It should be easy with all the great offerings to just grab an E 10 or 25 or what ever but in another effort to almost guarantee my failure to complete the project Im going to do a bit of kit bashing.



Building on various researches Im taking a leap of faith and attempting to construct a UHU II based on the 8-rad chassis. How this was going to be achieved in reality (if at all) I dont know but Ill see what I can reasonably convince myself was possible.

Given I couldnt finish a non-turreted vehicle in two months, Im now going to attempt to build this vehicle, make a diorama base with figures and everything in one month.

The plan is to have a UHU II about to be bumped by an aggressive British patrol (I know, it just gets more fantastic as I go on).


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Joined: September 14th, 2008, 1:28 am

November 2nd, 2011, 1:03 am #2

No real excuses either for my failure to finish, after a flying start I just lost my mojo and motivation to knock them over during the past month with other stuff getting in the way and I barely got near the bench...

I got fairly close to finishing the building on this second one before running out of puff - really just the MG post, jack brackets and the small tiedowns to go and its virtually there in that sense. Then just paint and crew... So I might put them both on the backburner too and come back to them over Xmas after E-vember.























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Joined: April 27th, 2005, 10:44 am

November 2nd, 2011, 11:04 am #3

All this work and your shifting subjects ...nooooooo

The tanks you guys have started are very well done and it would be a shame
not to see the final result.

The best part of the painting and weathering is yet to come.

Don't drop the ball now the goal posts are close.

I'll still show my WIP on the Jagd completed on a base with figs.
Who knows it may make a trip to Victoria in June .


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Joined: September 14th, 2008, 1:28 am

November 3rd, 2011, 9:22 am #4

It was an epic time management and motivational failure by me Mike and I've learnt my lesson for the next one - no interiors this time and maybe just one vehicle or a couple of simple ones to keep it manageable for the month.

So I'll finish the last of the minor construction on the exterior of the second JT tonight and then push them both to the back of the bench and get paint onto them over Xmas, and start a fresh E-vehicle on the weekend for this month and try to get it actually finished this time round...

Otherwise it will get us all out of step if we're trickling in like Brown's cows and is unfair to the guys that finished on time having to twiddle their thumbs or pushing the next start date back.

Anyway E-TIME it is!
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Joined: February 12th, 2009, 6:28 am

November 3rd, 2011, 3:33 pm #5

Hi Guy's

Despite throwing more money at aftermarket items for my Jagdtiger Ive failed to meet the (extended) timeframe. I had a week off in Melbourne Town and still havent recovered.



I think for a first effort the guys that finished should be congratulated for understanding the brief and building/finishing their models.

My biggest achievement was to clean my workspace for the first time in 10 years so that was some kind of breakthrough Huzzar!



However, this is no time for acrimonious recriminations or churlish resentment, but time to reflect and draw from all lessons learnt It's time to half start a new kit.

I havent heard if E-vember was still on or not but Ive set a personal target along those lines. So if anyone is interested please feel free to join in constructing an E type subject this November.

It should be easy with all the great offerings to just grab an E 10 or 25 or what ever but in another effort to almost guarantee my failure to complete the project Im going to do a bit of kit bashing.



Building on various researches Im taking a leap of faith and attempting to construct a UHU II based on the 8-rad chassis. How this was going to be achieved in reality (if at all) I dont know but Ill see what I can reasonably convince myself was possible.

Given I couldnt finish a non-turreted vehicle in two months, Im now going to attempt to build this vehicle, make a diorama base with figures and everything in one month.

The plan is to have a UHU II about to be bumped by an aggressive British patrol (I know, it just gets more fantastic as I go on).

Sorry Michael, I look forward to seeing it in June (along with mine) but the name of the game is quick builds. Ive come fully prepared and have brought two new shelfs to take all the shelf queens that Im going to generate.



Right so I wasted all the pondering time I can on this and plunged into mocking up a few concepts with the new Duppleschienwerfer on an 8-rad tp chassis that was actually at Munster for this purpose.







Ive decided to couple it with an escort wagon - an up to date Sdkfz 251/23 (serries II) 2cm (complete rubbish).




Here we have the final configuration. What I was reading as double (dupple) lights I think is in fact double anode/feed light single. Some sort of new light to replace the 60cm searchlight but this wasnt going to be available until after July 1945 so lets say it hasnt yet hit the market.




And here we have the makings of our creeping British fighting patrol (E type tabby) (thats the E bit). Theyll be in a ditch, the British love the low ground.



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Joined: April 27th, 2005, 10:44 am

November 4th, 2011, 11:02 am #6

Wow ,
Jon, you have some serious bad ass shelving there.
The work you have done is looking good .

I come into the group build late so i'm sticking with the 'J"'s and not going to the "E's .
I do want to see more preview photo's of your Jagd in the next few months as you and all the boys south of the border have done some exceptional workmanship to inspire me to contribute and provide something.

James,
It is a sad tale for the Jagd to go on the back burner as there was the interior detailing ,impressive as it was mostly scratch built and not commonly seen in this day .But start on the 'E" build and we look forward to seeing the work .

Cheers
Michael
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