GROUP BUILD 2018.1 - 'Open topped' - Week 19 of 24

Joined: July 1st, 2009, 6:49 pm

June 13th, 2018, 9:54 pm #1

Another week passes and the year rolls on, I can't believe that it is halfway through the year already and you know what?  The first advertisements for Christmas have already made their debut, I kid you not.  Anyway, a good week last week with contributions from Piotr, John, Lindsey, Mike, Tim and Kevin, all exciting builds and I must apologise for my lack of input, but I have been rather busy looking after Memsahib, who is still poorly.  I will say that all the builds were brilliant and full of inspiration.  Let's hope we have as good a week as this week and see some builds coming to fruition, so gentlemen, can we have your updates please...

All the best,

Paul
“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”
― Douglas MacArthur
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Joined: December 18th, 2015, 4:44 pm

June 14th, 2018, 4:49 am #2

Next open top is this Skoda kubel. So far this is the only pic, but have a good start on it, so good i've had to saw the rear body off the chassis after goofing on the location.
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My modeling is done at work, and i've just started the seco d week of a 3 week vacation, so not much of an update.
I'm working on this open top project while on vacation, getting this 100 year old out building habitable, then on to the main house.
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Joined: January 16th, 2006, 2:54 am

June 14th, 2018, 6:42 am #3

Nashorn gets dirty ...
So the weathering and fine detail stuff starts now.
Dirtied up the tracks then started with washes and splash on the hull, there's still more to go yet.
Also got the scissor periscope and MG swing arms on, getting to the nitty gritty now.
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Tim James
aka TJ
Styrene Manipulator.
Lover of heavy metal armour and shiny fast muscle cars.
"Slow progress is better than no progress"
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Joined: May 13th, 2014, 7:06 pm

June 14th, 2018, 12:58 pm #4

Looking good Tim - don't forget to add the exhaust pipes!
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Joined: November 17th, 2015, 8:53 pm

June 14th, 2018, 1:22 pm #5

The AEC:
 Down to the twiddly bits, so progress is going to slow down a bit (that and my business is demanding a bit more of my time…)

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The filling hose carrier and tank access covers have been added- bit more needs to be added, and some cleaning up done.


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Rear hose drum, locker and light brackets have been added. There is also an AFFF fire extinguisher to be added to this area (and a BCF one for the cab)

 
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First of four beacons.


And finally, the grill. All the framework has been built behind it, so hopefully that should show through when it’s painted. I’ve left a opening so I can slot in the radiator after painting.
 
 
The Bedford:
    I could overshoot on this one….
 
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Joined: November 17th, 2015, 8:53 pm

June 14th, 2018, 1:29 pm #6

Sorry about the state of my last post- but that's the best I could do after two hours of fighting the stupid, clunky tapatalk post editor.

Let me put that in context, that's £100 (based on my hourly rate) or two hours of modelling that I haven't done!

I don't seem to be able to put more than three photos on. Or even put them in such a way as to make a coherent narrative- And thats on either my ipad or my PC, running windows 10. Let me be clear, this isn't a one-off it's every time.
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Joined: March 29th, 2006, 6:32 pm

June 14th, 2018, 2:14 pm #7

ok, I hope i did this right,  I have been building along with the group though I havent posted.   this is the UM flakpanzer 38 , needs massive work on the interior that I have barely started, but it is fun  folded down the top metal screens, they have angle problems seriously and made a stab at the hardware to latch them.  next up are the racks upon racks of ammo boxes that live around the pedestal.  and a lot of little detail.  I actually like the UM stuff,  makes me feel like a modeler....but can be a pain.   The M20 was for the Recon group build but fits in well here,   doing detail on the interior, should be a challenge to paint now,  resin wheels, It is the Italeri kit,.  have to make a bazooka and mount, then more stowage and tie it all down.  I was going to try my hand at casting a crap ton of ditty bags, off the good ones from the Heller shermans...
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Joined: March 29th, 2006, 6:32 pm

June 14th, 2018, 2:16 pm #8

man, I need to dust this stuff,  that is a lot of large dust you can see there...
I slso rebuilt the machine gun ring on the M20 as the original is very simplified.
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Joined: April 10th, 2018, 10:28 am

June 14th, 2018, 7:27 pm #9

I have applied a thin oil wash and a little more weathering to the '36 Ford V8, dirtied up the inside and given it a coat of matt varnish. I still have some stowage to add to the back seat and, hopefully, a rifle rack. I might add a shovel and tow rope on the outside. You can see why they tried to avoid using civilian cars in combat units. There is very little space for equipment other than an empty passenger seat.
I've spent some time since last week looking for crew figures, making a start on my diorama base and finding a towing vehicle for a le.ig.18. I have a Dragon Horch Type 40 (which is really a Type 1a) but was surprised to see the interior is almost bare while they gave the underside a lot of detail that isn't going to be visible when its built. Also the rear doors are wrong. I remember this error existed on the 1970's Tamiya 1/35 model of the Horch because a photo they used when designing it was of a vehicle with the removable side doors hung on the back.  It's a bit hard to believe after all this time but I suspect this is a scaled down copy of that model. model 14-6 013.JPG model 14-6 010.JPG 069.JPG 063.JPG 061.JPG 004.JPG model 14-6 029.JPG 011.JPG
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Joined: April 10th, 2018, 10:28 am

June 14th, 2018, 8:31 pm #10

@ John Lewis - Good luck with the Skoda kubelwagen, especially if it is the Attack model. The one I built was all poorly fitting parts and soft details and was a very frustrating build. Nothing seemed to fit without needing a shed load of filler.

@ Tim James - Nice work on the Nashorn, great detailing.  I especially like the running gear, particularly the bogies, and the wooden ammo crates and gun cleaning rods. Looking forward to seeing it fully completed.  Thanks for sharing.
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