WEEKLY UPDATE 17.6.2012....

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WEEKLY UPDATE 17.6.2012....

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

June 17th, 2012, 2:57 pm #1

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 each week, for the inclusion and enlightenment of all forum visitors and regulars.
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June 17th, 2012, 9:16 pm #2

Hi all,

I'm working on the Waterloo 1815 British Airborne pack howitzer set:





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June 17th, 2012, 9:18 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 each week, for the inclusion and enlightenment of all forum visitors and regulars.
... the Dragon twin set of the PaK36 & PaK40. Started these many months ago but as life intervened for a while I finally got around to finishing them this week. Will be reviewing them on OTW soon.










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Joined: April 21st, 2003, 10:39 pm

June 17th, 2012, 10:08 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 each week, for the inclusion and enlightenment of all forum visitors and regulars.
Finally, I have finished the Protected truck nº 4. I'm happy with the decals. They are the first ones in years. Excellent decals, great result.
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More pictures in my blog.

Best regards.

Pedro.

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http://neloan.blogspot.com/
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Joined: April 19th, 2004, 12:34 pm

June 17th, 2012, 11:33 pm #5

... the Dragon twin set of the PaK36 & PaK40. Started these many months ago but as life intervened for a while I finally got around to finishing them this week. Will be reviewing them on OTW soon.










al
A very nice pair of guns there, and nicely finished! Does the Pak 40 come with grooved wheels?
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Joined: January 1st, 2008, 6:44 pm

June 17th, 2012, 11:55 pm #6

... do indeed come in the kit. The wheel/tire combination is separate which allows you to make the PaK40 with either stamped or spoked wheels. The kit barrels were terrible so I used the RB Models Marder barrel 72B05.

al
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Joined: October 15th, 2008, 4:11 am

June 18th, 2012, 12:32 am #7

... the Dragon twin set of the PaK36 & PaK40. Started these many months ago but as life intervened for a while I finally got around to finishing them this week. Will be reviewing them on OTW soon.










al
Hello Al

A neat looking duo in your pictures. It will be interesting to see how they compare with the other offerings, such as Roden's & ICM's kits of the same. I read your comment below about the barrel, I'm presuming the problem was with the shape or profile of the barrel ? seems strange that for such a recent release that getting a nicely rounded barrel should be so hard to achieve. Its a good thing that RB barrels are competitively priced.

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Neil
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Joined: October 15th, 2008, 4:11 am

June 18th, 2012, 12:39 am #8

Finally, I have finished the Protected truck nº 4. I'm happy with the decals. They are the first ones in years. Excellent decals, great result.
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More pictures in my blog.

Best regards.

Pedro.

MECHANICAL DOG
http://neloan.blogspot.com/
Hello Pedro

Another great achievment from you with this fantastically ugly truck Great choice of subject and even greater realisation of the subject. This would have to be an award winner against the toughest competition. Even better, you have a unique model in your collection, you never have to worry that Dragon or Revell will ever release a kit of it

cheers
Neil
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June 18th, 2012, 12:54 am #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 each week, for the inclusion and enlightenment of all forum visitors and regulars.
Hello

no progress on anything in the 1/72 world from me this week.

1/1 scale modification & enhancement of bathroom plumbing has been my weekend's achievment. Now thats done I have to restore the wall that I had to cut a big hole into - luckily all the filling and sanding jobs I have done in 1/72 scale should allow me to do a neat job in 1/1 scale that will even pass the macro lens setting test

so here is a model from the archives,I built a year or two ago, ACE's BA-64 with rail wheel conversion. Built entirely from the kit, the base also came with the kit. These were not a success in the 1/1 world, they kept jumping the tracks.

cheers
Neil

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Joined: September 15th, 2007, 8:24 am

June 18th, 2012, 2:04 am #10

Hi all,

I'm working on the Waterloo 1815 British Airborne pack howitzer set:




Ian,

Nice set of nicely painted and posed figures around the howitzer, they do look quit busy with the weapon. One of the figures seems to be sporting a set of sunshades? Im just guessing here, dont know much if anything about modern armor, so in the second photograph it appears, to me, that one of the figures is bringing up a fresh load of ammunition to feed the howitzer? And finally in the last photograph one of the figures, on a small motorbike, is on the way to a drive thru to fetch some hamburgers for the hungry howitzer crew!


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