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Joined: August 7th, 2000, 10:41 am

March 18th, 2008, 3:14 am #1

Hello folks,

Announcing another round of new releases that's finally ready for orders.

Starting with:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 351016.htm

It wasn't easy making the decisions on the LAH set. Particularly on the question as to whether to fill the white-outlines with a solid color or not. If we chose to fill it, what color should it be - panzer grey or dark yellow, or maybe dark yellow with second camouflage color overspray (which isn't easy to print)? I've brought this matter up on ML axis forum before, it seems no one could agree 100% on the body color of all the tanks. Thus, after months of deliberation, I've decided to embark on another route - providing masks, hoping to alleviate the tricky situation. I've also decided to invest on a cutting equipment that would enable me to cut simple masks, among a number of things (like mirrors). I've seriously considered including masks for the entire set, but given the time taken to cut each piece that would make final price almost 2 to even 4 times more expensive. Plus not everyone would utilise the whole set anyway. Thus, I've decided to include a small set of 3 vehicles (which wouldn't upset the costings much) for modellers to try them out. In the near future, masks for the rest of the vehicles would be made available separately, broken down into 3 vehicle per set. That would enable you to choose which sets to get for the vehicles you want.


Challenger 2 in Op Telic:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsketten/T35010.htm

Like a number of sets before this, it is the result of much research effort and big help provided by a couple of modelling friends. Yes, a few have been done before, after some close scrutiny and justification I felt that they could be done a lot better, accuracy wise. The one big thing that held me back in releasing this set earlier was the lack of some accurate data on the vehicle registration numbers. To me, the VRNs are the true identities of each vehicle, being "born" or "christened" on the first day out of the assembly line or paint shop. But of course, VRNs are not the only reason why these tank were redone - there are other markings which were recreated with better clarity and details.

Last but not least:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356035.htm

For the Swedish AFV / MBT fans, reflectors for your Strvs! Plus, they are self-adhesive types!

Plus most recent new releases (some of you already know) not yet annouced here:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356017.htm


To the kind sole who helped me with this set, could you please contact me? My Outlook once crashed out on me, a big chunk of e-mails was lost so I couldn't find out who it was:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356032.htm


http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356033.htm


More ideas are in the planning stage similar to the orange reflectors. How about precut - colored reflective surface for your M1 Abram/LAV/Leclerc/Challenger/Leopard periscopes! Blue, orange, green, red, yellow, gold, even smoke (gun metal, you name it - it's only a matter of determining which color is suitable for which MBT's vision blocks.

Thanks for your time and support!

Best regards,

Lawrence
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Joined: October 17th, 2007, 1:17 pm

March 20th, 2008, 12:54 pm #2

G'day Laurence, I was wondering if maybe you could do a decal sheet with just mod plates/placards that are standard enough for several kits. I have one of the Abrams sets that you put out but to complete all the decals I have to use spare mod plates from the ASLAV set that I have. Also I was wondering if you would consider a set of decals for the Aussie Abrams, as a friend of mine and I are working on a yet to be released conversion set to convert the Dragon M1A2 SEP to a Aussie M1A1 AIM, and I am sure that the is enough interest in Aussie armor to warrent it. I am pretty sure that I can help you with info re markings for 6 - 7 cars. Just send me an e-mail. Cheers.
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March 20th, 2008, 8:38 pm #3

Hello folks,

Announcing another round of new releases that's finally ready for orders.

Starting with:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 351016.htm

It wasn't easy making the decisions on the LAH set. Particularly on the question as to whether to fill the white-outlines with a solid color or not. If we chose to fill it, what color should it be - panzer grey or dark yellow, or maybe dark yellow with second camouflage color overspray (which isn't easy to print)? I've brought this matter up on ML axis forum before, it seems no one could agree 100% on the body color of all the tanks. Thus, after months of deliberation, I've decided to embark on another route - providing masks, hoping to alleviate the tricky situation. I've also decided to invest on a cutting equipment that would enable me to cut simple masks, among a number of things (like mirrors). I've seriously considered including masks for the entire set, but given the time taken to cut each piece that would make final price almost 2 to even 4 times more expensive. Plus not everyone would utilise the whole set anyway. Thus, I've decided to include a small set of 3 vehicles (which wouldn't upset the costings much) for modellers to try them out. In the near future, masks for the rest of the vehicles would be made available separately, broken down into 3 vehicle per set. That would enable you to choose which sets to get for the vehicles you want.


Challenger 2 in Op Telic:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsketten/T35010.htm

Like a number of sets before this, it is the result of much research effort and big help provided by a couple of modelling friends. Yes, a few have been done before, after some close scrutiny and justification I felt that they could be done a lot better, accuracy wise. The one big thing that held me back in releasing this set earlier was the lack of some accurate data on the vehicle registration numbers. To me, the VRNs are the true identities of each vehicle, being "born" or "christened" on the first day out of the assembly line or paint shop. But of course, VRNs are not the only reason why these tank were redone - there are other markings which were recreated with better clarity and details.

Last but not least:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356035.htm

For the Swedish AFV / MBT fans, reflectors for your Strvs! Plus, they are self-adhesive types!

Plus most recent new releases (some of you already know) not yet annouced here:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356017.htm


To the kind sole who helped me with this set, could you please contact me? My Outlook once crashed out on me, a big chunk of e-mails was lost so I couldn't find out who it was:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356032.htm


http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356033.htm


More ideas are in the planning stage similar to the orange reflectors. How about precut - colored reflective surface for your M1 Abram/LAV/Leclerc/Challenger/Leopard periscopes! Blue, orange, green, red, yellow, gold, even smoke (gun metal, you name it - it's only a matter of determining which color is suitable for which MBT's vision blocks.

Thanks for your time and support!

Best regards,

Lawrence
Echelon Fine Details
Hi Lawrence:

I'm not sure whether the new technologies you're using would be suitable to make WWII US air recognition panels in the standard colours and sizes, but I bet they would sell pretty well if you could/did produce then (which is to say that I would buy several sets!).

Looking forward to those T-72 decals...

Cheers,

Scott Taylor
Thachweave Products
http://thachweave.tripod.com
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Joined: December 7th, 2003, 8:11 pm

March 22nd, 2008, 11:44 am #4

Hello folks,

Announcing another round of new releases that's finally ready for orders.

Starting with:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 351016.htm

It wasn't easy making the decisions on the LAH set. Particularly on the question as to whether to fill the white-outlines with a solid color or not. If we chose to fill it, what color should it be - panzer grey or dark yellow, or maybe dark yellow with second camouflage color overspray (which isn't easy to print)? I've brought this matter up on ML axis forum before, it seems no one could agree 100% on the body color of all the tanks. Thus, after months of deliberation, I've decided to embark on another route - providing masks, hoping to alleviate the tricky situation. I've also decided to invest on a cutting equipment that would enable me to cut simple masks, among a number of things (like mirrors). I've seriously considered including masks for the entire set, but given the time taken to cut each piece that would make final price almost 2 to even 4 times more expensive. Plus not everyone would utilise the whole set anyway. Thus, I've decided to include a small set of 3 vehicles (which wouldn't upset the costings much) for modellers to try them out. In the near future, masks for the rest of the vehicles would be made available separately, broken down into 3 vehicle per set. That would enable you to choose which sets to get for the vehicles you want.


Challenger 2 in Op Telic:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsketten/T35010.htm

Like a number of sets before this, it is the result of much research effort and big help provided by a couple of modelling friends. Yes, a few have been done before, after some close scrutiny and justification I felt that they could be done a lot better, accuracy wise. The one big thing that held me back in releasing this set earlier was the lack of some accurate data on the vehicle registration numbers. To me, the VRNs are the true identities of each vehicle, being "born" or "christened" on the first day out of the assembly line or paint shop. But of course, VRNs are not the only reason why these tank were redone - there are other markings which were recreated with better clarity and details.

Last but not least:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356035.htm

For the Swedish AFV / MBT fans, reflectors for your Strvs! Plus, they are self-adhesive types!

Plus most recent new releases (some of you already know) not yet annouced here:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356017.htm


To the kind sole who helped me with this set, could you please contact me? My Outlook once crashed out on me, a big chunk of e-mails was lost so I couldn't find out who it was:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356032.htm


http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356033.htm


More ideas are in the planning stage similar to the orange reflectors. How about precut - colored reflective surface for your M1 Abram/LAV/Leclerc/Challenger/Leopard periscopes! Blue, orange, green, red, yellow, gold, even smoke (gun metal, you name it - it's only a matter of determining which color is suitable for which MBT's vision blocks.

Thanks for your time and support!

Best regards,

Lawrence
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I'd like to see a set of Cold war (US Army Europe) markings for fe M48, M60 and M113's. OD vehicles with white markings and crests, Berlin Brigade, etc. Also US Army Reforger markings would be great, for both MERDC vehicles (M60A1, M113 series) and Forest green ones (M1 and M2/ M3 Bradley).

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Marc Brandes
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March 23rd, 2008, 6:16 am #5

G'day Laurence, I was wondering if maybe you could do a decal sheet with just mod plates/placards that are standard enough for several kits. I have one of the Abrams sets that you put out but to complete all the decals I have to use spare mod plates from the ASLAV set that I have. Also I was wondering if you would consider a set of decals for the Aussie Abrams, as a friend of mine and I are working on a yet to be released conversion set to convert the Dragon M1A2 SEP to a Aussie M1A1 AIM, and I am sure that the is enough interest in Aussie armor to warrent it. I am pretty sure that I can help you with info re markings for 6 - 7 cars. Just send me an e-mail. Cheers.
Yes, I'm aware of the current "developments" for Aussie modifications. Sure, please spill the information over so that I may see what can be done that's strictly catered to the Aussie M1s.

Thanks for your suggestion.

Cheers,

Lawrence
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March 23rd, 2008, 6:19 am #6

Hi Lawrence:

I'm not sure whether the new technologies you're using would be suitable to make WWII US air recognition panels in the standard colours and sizes, but I bet they would sell pretty well if you could/did produce then (which is to say that I would buy several sets!).

Looking forward to those T-72 decals...

Cheers,

Scott Taylor
Thachweave Products
http://thachweave.tripod.com
what do you mean by air recognition panels - do you mean the orangy rectangles tied to the decks? If that's the case, what is the real material made of anyway?

Oh the Finns T-72 decals are in already, it's just I don't have the time to complete the instructions due to juggling madly between several projects and things lately. But it will surely be completed in due time.

Cheers,

Lawrence
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March 23rd, 2008, 6:27 am #7

I'd like to see a set of Cold war (US Army Europe) markings for fe M48, M60 and M113's. OD vehicles with white markings and crests, Berlin Brigade, etc. Also US Army Reforger markings would be great, for both MERDC vehicles (M60A1, M113 series) and Forest green ones (M1 and M2/ M3 Bradley).

best regards,




Marc Brandes
I've this information piling up on me that I've been meaning to work on - it's just that I'm really picky on details because I'm missing some digits on some of the styles. And I hate to resort to computer fonts (unless of course the real ones also used it, like in some cases). Berlin Brigade - I've always wanted cover this (proper Brigade badge), it will probably come up on a "world user" Chieftain set as I've a few very interesting data on this (thanks to a number of very kinds souls). No ETA on these yet... but on the list (long one actually, and may jump the queue when the time is appropriate).

Cheers,

Lawrence

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Joined: December 7th, 2003, 8:11 pm

March 23rd, 2008, 8:44 pm #8

what do you mean by air recognition panels - do you mean the orangy rectangles tied to the decks? If that's the case, what is the real material made of anyway?

Oh the Finns T-72 decals are in already, it's just I don't have the time to complete the instructions due to juggling madly between several projects and things lately. But it will surely be completed in due time.

Cheers,

Lawrence
They were made of canvas IIRC. there's a relevant thread on the Allied forum, including dimensions, etc.

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Marc Brandes
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Joined: October 17th, 2007, 1:17 pm

March 24th, 2008, 2:25 pm #9

Yes, I'm aware of the current "developments" for Aussie modifications. Sure, please spill the information over so that I may see what can be done that's strictly catered to the Aussie M1s.

Thanks for your suggestion.

Cheers,

Lawrence
G'day Lawrence, I need your email to send you some pics and information re Aussie markings. Cheers
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Joined: February 20th, 2003, 12:29 am

March 25th, 2008, 12:31 am #10

Hello folks,

Announcing another round of new releases that's finally ready for orders.

Starting with:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 351016.htm

It wasn't easy making the decisions on the LAH set. Particularly on the question as to whether to fill the white-outlines with a solid color or not. If we chose to fill it, what color should it be - panzer grey or dark yellow, or maybe dark yellow with second camouflage color overspray (which isn't easy to print)? I've brought this matter up on ML axis forum before, it seems no one could agree 100% on the body color of all the tanks. Thus, after months of deliberation, I've decided to embark on another route - providing masks, hoping to alleviate the tricky situation. I've also decided to invest on a cutting equipment that would enable me to cut simple masks, among a number of things (like mirrors). I've seriously considered including masks for the entire set, but given the time taken to cut each piece that would make final price almost 2 to even 4 times more expensive. Plus not everyone would utilise the whole set anyway. Thus, I've decided to include a small set of 3 vehicles (which wouldn't upset the costings much) for modellers to try them out. In the near future, masks for the rest of the vehicles would be made available separately, broken down into 3 vehicle per set. That would enable you to choose which sets to get for the vehicles you want.


Challenger 2 in Op Telic:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsketten/T35010.htm

Like a number of sets before this, it is the result of much research effort and big help provided by a couple of modelling friends. Yes, a few have been done before, after some close scrutiny and justification I felt that they could be done a lot better, accuracy wise. The one big thing that held me back in releasing this set earlier was the lack of some accurate data on the vehicle registration numbers. To me, the VRNs are the true identities of each vehicle, being "born" or "christened" on the first day out of the assembly line or paint shop. But of course, VRNs are not the only reason why these tank were redone - there are other markings which were recreated with better clarity and details.

Last but not least:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356035.htm

For the Swedish AFV / MBT fans, reflectors for your Strvs! Plus, they are self-adhesive types!

Plus most recent new releases (some of you already know) not yet annouced here:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356017.htm


To the kind sole who helped me with this set, could you please contact me? My Outlook once crashed out on me, a big chunk of e-mails was lost so I couldn't find out who it was:
http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356032.htm


http://pachome1.pacific.net.sg/~kriegsk ... 356033.htm


More ideas are in the planning stage similar to the orange reflectors. How about precut - colored reflective surface for your M1 Abram/LAV/Leclerc/Challenger/Leopard periscopes! Blue, orange, green, red, yellow, gold, even smoke (gun metal, you name it - it's only a matter of determining which color is suitable for which MBT's vision blocks.

Thanks for your time and support!

Best regards,

Lawrence
Echelon Fine Details
Labels for crates. Decals of various stencils for application to crates used as loads for 6x6, DUKWs, Dios, etc.

TIA
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