WEEKLY UPDATE - 14.5.2017

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

May 14th, 2017, 10:51 am #1

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This is not a private club or group, anyone and everyone can add to the thread, & is openly encouraged to do so.

All skill levels are encouraged to participate, & everything Braille and relating to this forum is in scope.

There is no need to write a "short story" to accompany any work submitted, though some notes about what you are posting is usually useful (though you may write at length if you wish) and queries for assistance, opinions or advice with a build or kit are encouraged.

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The intention is that a new WEEKLY UPDATE is created each week on the same day, to allow people to post new pictures and updates of their work, as the original will "move down" and will be hard to find after a week.

The WEEKLY UPDATE is not intended to change how people already use the forum, though anyone is welcome to add their updates and comments, its intent is to draw a few of those who work away on braille scale subjects and seldom or never post, to share some of what they do.
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Firefly hybrid Ic WIP

May 14th, 2017, 1:10 pm #2

Hi all,
Here's my hybrid Firefly in the making. I used the well known Heller kit together with the old Esci/Italeri hull front, OKB tracks and some spare bits from Dragon Shermans. I didn't have a decent gun shield (I do have an UM one but it's not that good) so I reworked one to match a Firefly shield and house a RB model barrel. The sprockets needed spacers to take the new tracks so that got fixed as well. All it needs now is some stowage and maybe some track armour on the turret. Any suggestions regarding stowage are welcome - I don't want to cake it with tracks as I put a bit of effort to make it look like a Firefly. I'm tempted to put a length of tracks hanging on the bracket I fixed between the front mudguards but I don't know if that's not too much load. I have Dan Taylors ammo boxes on order which will go as part of the stowage. I'm planning to put some camo on the barrel - was chicken wire exclusive to US tanks or was it seen on Commonwealth tanks as well? My plan is to do this one as a Canadian tank, no markings yet still under investigation.

Here we go, all feedback welcome.









Cheers
Piotr
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Joined: February 10th, 2013, 1:11 pm

this weeks work

May 14th, 2017, 1:57 pm #3

Consider this your invitation to reply to the WEEKLY UPDATE, with a post of some of your work, whether completed or "in progress" of kits, figures, and dioramas.

This is not a private club or group, anyone and everyone can add to the thread, & is openly encouraged to do so.

All skill levels are encouraged to participate, & everything Braille and relating to this forum is in scope.

There is no need to write a "short story" to accompany any work submitted, though some notes about what you are posting is usually useful (though you may write at length if you wish) and queries for assistance, opinions or advice with a build or kit are encouraged.

Comments are encouraged, be they suggestions, tips, advices, hints, warnings of kit or instruction deficiencies, questions, etc, with the proviso they show the level of respect to the poster and the work they have taken the time to show us, that is customary on the forum.

The intention is that a new WEEKLY UPDATE is created each week on the same day, to allow people to post new pictures and updates of their work, as the original will "move down" and will be hard to find after a week.

The WEEKLY UPDATE is not intended to change how people already use the forum, though anyone is welcome to add their updates and comments, its intent is to draw a few of those who work away on braille scale subjects and seldom or never post, to share some of what they do.
I started a few new models as I was away in the country for the weekend...to add to the bench

First up we have some modern items from Cromwell Models in the shape of the The Ajax and Are, formerly known as the Scout SV (Specialist Vehicle), is a family of armoured fighting vehicles being developed by General Dynamics UK for the British Army.

Ajax






Ares





and for contrast aBW Models Scammell Explorer

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Pz.Kpfw 38H735(f).S Model

May 14th, 2017, 4:14 pm #4

Consider this your invitation to reply to the WEEKLY UPDATE, with a post of some of your work, whether completed or "in progress" of kits, figures, and dioramas.

This is not a private club or group, anyone and everyone can add to the thread, & is openly encouraged to do so.

All skill levels are encouraged to participate, & everything Braille and relating to this forum is in scope.

There is no need to write a "short story" to accompany any work submitted, though some notes about what you are posting is usually useful (though you may write at length if you wish) and queries for assistance, opinions or advice with a build or kit are encouraged.

Comments are encouraged, be they suggestions, tips, advices, hints, warnings of kit or instruction deficiencies, questions, etc, with the proviso they show the level of respect to the poster and the work they have taken the time to show us, that is customary on the forum.

The intention is that a new WEEKLY UPDATE is created each week on the same day, to allow people to post new pictures and updates of their work, as the original will "move down" and will be hard to find after a week.

The WEEKLY UPDATE is not intended to change how people already use the forum, though anyone is welcome to add their updates and comments, its intent is to draw a few of those who work away on braille scale subjects and seldom or never post, to share some of what they do.
hello


for made a dio with my S35 in Finland ,summer 1941 , i built a Pz.Kpfw 38H735(f).
A little improvement .






bye

phil
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Re: Firefly hybrid Ic WIP

May 14th, 2017, 4:16 pm #5

Hi all,
Here's my hybrid Firefly in the making. I used the well known Heller kit together with the old Esci/Italeri hull front, OKB tracks and some spare bits from Dragon Shermans. I didn't have a decent gun shield (I do have an UM one but it's not that good) so I reworked one to match a Firefly shield and house a RB model barrel. The sprockets needed spacers to take the new tracks so that got fixed as well. All it needs now is some stowage and maybe some track armour on the turret. Any suggestions regarding stowage are welcome - I don't want to cake it with tracks as I put a bit of effort to make it look like a Firefly. I'm tempted to put a length of tracks hanging on the bracket I fixed between the front mudguards but I don't know if that's not too much load. I have Dan Taylors ammo boxes on order which will go as part of the stowage. I'm planning to put some camo on the barrel - was chicken wire exclusive to US tanks or was it seen on Commonwealth tanks as well? My plan is to do this one as a Canadian tank, no markings yet still under investigation.

Here we go, all feedback welcome.









Cheers
Piotr
very nice conversion .

phil
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Joined: December 18th, 2015, 4:44 pm

Firefly

May 14th, 2017, 5:00 pm #6

Hi all,
Here's my hybrid Firefly in the making. I used the well known Heller kit together with the old Esci/Italeri hull front, OKB tracks and some spare bits from Dragon Shermans. I didn't have a decent gun shield (I do have an UM one but it's not that good) so I reworked one to match a Firefly shield and house a RB model barrel. The sprockets needed spacers to take the new tracks so that got fixed as well. All it needs now is some stowage and maybe some track armour on the turret. Any suggestions regarding stowage are welcome - I don't want to cake it with tracks as I put a bit of effort to make it look like a Firefly. I'm tempted to put a length of tracks hanging on the bracket I fixed between the front mudguards but I don't know if that's not too much load. I have Dan Taylors ammo boxes on order which will go as part of the stowage. I'm planning to put some camo on the barrel - was chicken wire exclusive to US tanks or was it seen on Commonwealth tanks as well? My plan is to do this one as a Canadian tank, no markings yet still under investigation.

Here we go, all feedback welcome.









Cheers
Piotr
Nice work on it, lots of kits gave their lives for this one.
What was the purpose of the composite hulled shermans??
Jl

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In the country

May 14th, 2017, 5:03 pm #7

I started a few new models as I was away in the country for the weekend...to add to the bench

First up we have some modern items from Cromwell Models in the shape of the The Ajax and Are, formerly known as the Scout SV (Specialist Vehicle), is a family of armoured fighting vehicles being developed by General Dynamics UK for the British Army.

Ajax






Ares





and for contrast aBW Models Scammell Explorer
And working at the bench.
More nice stuff in the works.
Are the first two shown in service or just developmental stuff?
Jl
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Joined: December 18th, 2015, 4:44 pm

S model

May 14th, 2017, 5:05 pm #8

hello


for made a dio with my S35 in Finland ,summer 1941 , i built a Pz.Kpfw 38H735(f).
A little improvement .






bye

phil
Looks good, lime all tje xtras you've added
Jl
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Joined: June 2nd, 2015, 5:53 pm

e100 with rheintochter

May 14th, 2017, 5:26 pm #9

Consider this your invitation to reply to the WEEKLY UPDATE, with a post of some of your work, whether completed or "in progress" of kits, figures, and dioramas.

This is not a private club or group, anyone and everyone can add to the thread, & is openly encouraged to do so.

All skill levels are encouraged to participate, & everything Braille and relating to this forum is in scope.

There is no need to write a "short story" to accompany any work submitted, though some notes about what you are posting is usually useful (though you may write at length if you wish) and queries for assistance, opinions or advice with a build or kit are encouraged.

Comments are encouraged, be they suggestions, tips, advices, hints, warnings of kit or instruction deficiencies, questions, etc, with the proviso they show the level of respect to the poster and the work they have taken the time to show us, that is customary on the forum.

The intention is that a new WEEKLY UPDATE is created each week on the same day, to allow people to post new pictures and updates of their work, as the original will "move down" and will be hard to find after a week.

The WEEKLY UPDATE is not intended to change how people already use the forum, though anyone is welcome to add their updates and comments, its intent is to draw a few of those who work away on braille scale subjects and seldom or never post, to share some of what they do.
hello all,
taking a short break from the m911 and m747 trailer combo. i put together this very what if rocket launcer.
i am trying to make it so that the chassis is a reconditioned unit, sent to the shops for refit with the launcher hence the difference in camo.
this is the model after a wash and some filters. the rocket still has to be painted.
thanks for looking,
jw







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Joined: April 12th, 2010, 3:21 pm

Thanks Phil! n/t

May 14th, 2017, 6:30 pm #10

very nice conversion .

phil
Thanks Phil! n/t
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