105mm Howitzer complete

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105mm Howitzer complete

Joined: April 6th, 2010, 8:25 pm

May 26th, 2012, 6:36 pm #1

The second of three classic Italeri kits.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/t ... tzer+-+WIP

After comments on the wheels, I re-worked them before I painted the model - old hub on the left - new hub on the right.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with information and resources.

Regards,
John







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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 7:44 pm

May 26th, 2012, 7:02 pm #2

John-- what a fine piece of workmanship. Your attention to detail is outstanding and amply supplemented by your talented painting skills. Well done!
Dave
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Joined: January 22nd, 2005, 10:18 pm

May 26th, 2012, 7:16 pm #3

The second of three classic Italeri kits.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/t ... tzer+-+WIP

After comments on the wheels, I re-worked them before I painted the model - old hub on the left - new hub on the right.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with information and resources.

Regards,
John






Nice job on the gun however the presentation and figure really set it off. Did you modify a WWII Cold Kraut in a parka and snow pants to create the mini Gun Bunny?
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Joined: May 4th, 2004, 8:47 pm

May 26th, 2012, 8:51 pm #4

The second of three classic Italeri kits.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/t ... tzer+-+WIP

After comments on the wheels, I re-worked them before I painted the model - old hub on the left - new hub on the right.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with information and resources.

Regards,
John






I wouldn't want to dig those spades in that frozen ground. Nice detail work - the casings look like the real deal - are they actually brass (especially the one the gunner is prepping)?



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Joined: April 6th, 2010, 8:25 pm

May 26th, 2012, 9:35 pm #5

Nice job on the gun however the presentation and figure really set it off. Did you modify a WWII Cold Kraut in a parka and snow pants to create the mini Gun Bunny?
Outta here, Mike sends . . .
Hi Mike,

Thanks for the kind words.

Yes - the figure is from DML's old 'German SP Gun Crew' (#6016).

The parka isn't very accurate for a USMC one but it gives the right impression. I used a pyrogravure to create the fur trim to the hood and gave him a 'fritz' helmet to complete the impression. The trousers should probably be plain green (I assume they are insulated to match the parka), but I wanted the contrast with the parka.

Regards,
John
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Joined: April 6th, 2010, 8:25 pm

May 26th, 2012, 9:40 pm #6

I wouldn't want to dig those spades in that frozen ground. Nice detail work - the casings look like the real deal - are they actually brass (especially the one the gunner is prepping)?



GD
Graeme,

Thanks for the comments.

The rounds are brass - the complete rounds come from the AFV Club ammo set (AG35030) and the separate casings and shells are from the RB set (35P05).

Regards,
John
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Joined: April 6th, 2010, 8:25 pm

May 26th, 2012, 9:42 pm #7

John-- what a fine piece of workmanship. Your attention to detail is outstanding and amply supplemented by your talented painting skills. Well done!
Dave
Dave,

Thanks for the comments - I love to do the detail work . Unfortunately I sometimes I get so wrapped in the details that I lose focus on the project!

Regards,
John
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Joined: January 10th, 2009, 3:29 am

May 27th, 2012, 12:08 am #8

The second of three classic Italeri kits.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/t ... tzer+-+WIP

After comments on the wheels, I re-worked them before I painted the model - old hub on the left - new hub on the right.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with information and resources.

Regards,
John






Looks really neat and great job on the white!
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Joined: February 11th, 2009, 7:18 pm

May 27th, 2012, 1:03 am #9

The second of three classic Italeri kits.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/t ... tzer+-+WIP

After comments on the wheels, I re-worked them before I painted the model - old hub on the left - new hub on the right.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with information and resources.

Regards,
John






Very original John.

http://chrisjerrettminatures.blogspot.com/
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