WEEKLY UPDATE 24.6.2012....

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WEEKLY UPDATE 24.6.2012....

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

June 24th, 2012, 3:16 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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Joined: December 12th, 2011, 6:45 pm

June 24th, 2012, 3:43 pm #2

I have made comparing pictures this week to show how the models looked before, and after modification.

The original Matchbox PUMA and PzKfw III L were made from the box complete with all their mistakes.
The PUMA was given to me in this (grey) state and the Pz III L was made by me in 81 and repainted in 85 Its most visible lacking details are the hull side vision ports, the turret rear pistol ports and exhaust system.

This was all corrected on the BeobPzw III H which proved more work than I first thought
Studying pics proved the ausf. H chassis was mostly used with minor details varying.
That meant that the L needed a lot of detail changed : split brake hatches + hinges, split engine deck hatches + hinges with rotated covers (had to cut the old-ones off), new front hooks and bolt detail on front hull plates which was one of the most visible ausf. H detail !
For the bolts small holes were drilled and stretched sprue inserted.
The turret front got an extra vision port (not always fitted !) and the schurzen attachment was sorted out, but not fixed as I still have painting to do

Good old Esci PzKfw III M was cut into pieces for donating its engine covers, hinges, vision ports and pistol ports. (Other parts like the fenders will be used on the PzBefw III E from Cpl Overby)

And I thought this would be a fast one to make.nope, always more than meets the eye !

The SdKfz 234/Luchs (1/76 MMS metal turret) was finished in two camou schemes but the nice movie on youtube (in color ! search for : 234 Luchs turret) shows the camouflage flows neatly over the turret.
That means this conversion was made at depot level, including a paintjob. For me, that leads to conclude there could have been more of these hybrids.
Therefore mine shows one (or the filmed one) before the repaint

Some more comment goes with the pics. Comments are most welcome and I hope to hear from you all next week.

Regards, Alfred van Netburg

Ausf L and H hulls compared : front bolt detail, hooks (loose), split brake hatches, side vision ports, rearranged engine deck.


PzBef III K was also revisited : new star antennae, correct vision/pistol side ports. All three are based on the Matchbox Pz III L.


The 234 PUMA and LUCHS together. IMHO the old Matchbox model still makes for a good Puma.




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Joined: January 15th, 2012, 7:21 pm

June 24th, 2012, 9:08 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.
Hello Everybody,

Just experimenting further into the realms of figure painting. This time a warrior from the past: the Gauls. Alsway interesting to paint others collours than green.







gr Bas

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Joined: January 15th, 2012, 7:21 pm

June 24th, 2012, 9:12 pm #4

I have made comparing pictures this week to show how the models looked before, and after modification.

The original Matchbox PUMA and PzKfw III L were made from the box complete with all their mistakes.
The PUMA was given to me in this (grey) state and the Pz III L was made by me in 81 and repainted in 85 Its most visible lacking details are the hull side vision ports, the turret rear pistol ports and exhaust system.

This was all corrected on the BeobPzw III H which proved more work than I first thought
Studying pics proved the ausf. H chassis was mostly used with minor details varying.
That meant that the L needed a lot of detail changed : split brake hatches + hinges, split engine deck hatches + hinges with rotated covers (had to cut the old-ones off), new front hooks and bolt detail on front hull plates which was one of the most visible ausf. H detail !
For the bolts small holes were drilled and stretched sprue inserted.
The turret front got an extra vision port (not always fitted !) and the schurzen attachment was sorted out, but not fixed as I still have painting to do

Good old Esci PzKfw III M was cut into pieces for donating its engine covers, hinges, vision ports and pistol ports. (Other parts like the fenders will be used on the PzBefw III E from Cpl Overby)

And I thought this would be a fast one to make.nope, always more than meets the eye !

The SdKfz 234/Luchs (1/76 MMS metal turret) was finished in two camou schemes but the nice movie on youtube (in color ! search for : 234 Luchs turret) shows the camouflage flows neatly over the turret.
That means this conversion was made at depot level, including a paintjob. For me, that leads to conclude there could have been more of these hybrids.
Therefore mine shows one (or the filmed one) before the repaint

Some more comment goes with the pics. Comments are most welcome and I hope to hear from you all next week.

Regards, Alfred van Netburg

Ausf L and H hulls compared : front bolt detail, hooks (loose), split brake hatches, side vision ports, rearranged engine deck.


PzBef III K was also revisited : new star antennae, correct vision/pistol side ports. All three are based on the Matchbox Pz III L.


The 234 PUMA and LUCHS together. IMHO the old Matchbox model still makes for a good Puma.



Hello Alfred,

nice to see those together. I really like the extra effort you put into these kits.

gr Bas

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Joined: August 5th, 2009, 2:09 pm

June 24th, 2012, 10:05 pm #5

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.
Some figs in wich I'm working.

Russian girls, mostly sculpted (except two heads and weapons).







And a Terminator (The harley fat boy in process).



"HASTA LA VISTA BABY"

Carlos Pitteri
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Joined: October 15th, 2008, 4:11 am

June 24th, 2012, 11:08 pm #6

I have made comparing pictures this week to show how the models looked before, and after modification.

The original Matchbox PUMA and PzKfw III L were made from the box complete with all their mistakes.
The PUMA was given to me in this (grey) state and the Pz III L was made by me in 81 and repainted in 85 Its most visible lacking details are the hull side vision ports, the turret rear pistol ports and exhaust system.

This was all corrected on the BeobPzw III H which proved more work than I first thought
Studying pics proved the ausf. H chassis was mostly used with minor details varying.
That meant that the L needed a lot of detail changed : split brake hatches + hinges, split engine deck hatches + hinges with rotated covers (had to cut the old-ones off), new front hooks and bolt detail on front hull plates which was one of the most visible ausf. H detail !
For the bolts small holes were drilled and stretched sprue inserted.
The turret front got an extra vision port (not always fitted !) and the schurzen attachment was sorted out, but not fixed as I still have painting to do

Good old Esci PzKfw III M was cut into pieces for donating its engine covers, hinges, vision ports and pistol ports. (Other parts like the fenders will be used on the PzBefw III E from Cpl Overby)

And I thought this would be a fast one to make.nope, always more than meets the eye !

The SdKfz 234/Luchs (1/76 MMS metal turret) was finished in two camou schemes but the nice movie on youtube (in color ! search for : 234 Luchs turret) shows the camouflage flows neatly over the turret.
That means this conversion was made at depot level, including a paintjob. For me, that leads to conclude there could have been more of these hybrids.
Therefore mine shows one (or the filmed one) before the repaint

Some more comment goes with the pics. Comments are most welcome and I hope to hear from you all next week.

Regards, Alfred van Netburg

Ausf L and H hulls compared : front bolt detail, hooks (loose), split brake hatches, side vision ports, rearranged engine deck.


PzBef III K was also revisited : new star antennae, correct vision/pistol side ports. All three are based on the Matchbox Pz III L.


The 234 PUMA and LUCHS together. IMHO the old Matchbox model still makes for a good Puma.



Hello Alfred

Interesting to read of your conversion on the command panzer. Its often the case that once underway the job becomes more complex than anticipated. But looks to have been well worth the effort.

Same with your 234/luchs hybrid, a neat and original addition to your collection. I find these vehicle conversions always of great interest.

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

June 24th, 2012, 11:15 pm #7

Hello Everybody,

Just experimenting further into the realms of figure painting. This time a warrior from the past: the Gauls. Alsway interesting to paint others collours than green.







gr Bas

Hi Bas

the skin tones & shading on your barbarian look great.

I'm working on improving my figure painting skills, its quite a challenge in Braille Scale, do you also find it challenging ?

I've also found with figures that what looks good to the eye, in regards to shading & colour modulation, doesn't always look as good in macro sized pictures. But if I change the painting style to look good in macro pictures the figures don't look as good to the eye. I'm still working on getting the best of both.

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

June 24th, 2012, 11:21 pm #8

Some figs in wich I'm working.

Russian girls, mostly sculpted (except two heads and weapons).







And a Terminator (The harley fat boy in process).



"HASTA LA VISTA BABY"

Carlos Pitteri
Hello Carlos

great idea ! female soldiers are lacking in small scale.

I like how the sniper has a bunch of flowers, nice touch.

These would go nicely with the recent small scale release of soviet soldiers "celebrating".

are you planning a T2 to go with the Terminator (mark 1)

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

June 24th, 2012, 11:24 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 each week, for the inclusion and enlightenment of all forum visitors and regulars.
Hello

I finally finished off the Steyr 1500. It will sit on this dio but repositioned in the column of vehicles

I took a lot of pictures, with and without flash, and with and without extra illumination, but all are pretty horrible, dark grey skies and no natural light to be had the last few days

cheers
Neil

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

June 25th, 2012, 10:32 am #10

I have made comparing pictures this week to show how the models looked before, and after modification.

The original Matchbox PUMA and PzKfw III L were made from the box complete with all their mistakes.
The PUMA was given to me in this (grey) state and the Pz III L was made by me in 81 and repainted in 85 Its most visible lacking details are the hull side vision ports, the turret rear pistol ports and exhaust system.

This was all corrected on the BeobPzw III H which proved more work than I first thought
Studying pics proved the ausf. H chassis was mostly used with minor details varying.
That meant that the L needed a lot of detail changed : split brake hatches + hinges, split engine deck hatches + hinges with rotated covers (had to cut the old-ones off), new front hooks and bolt detail on front hull plates which was one of the most visible ausf. H detail !
For the bolts small holes were drilled and stretched sprue inserted.
The turret front got an extra vision port (not always fitted !) and the schurzen attachment was sorted out, but not fixed as I still have painting to do

Good old Esci PzKfw III M was cut into pieces for donating its engine covers, hinges, vision ports and pistol ports. (Other parts like the fenders will be used on the PzBefw III E from Cpl Overby)

And I thought this would be a fast one to make.nope, always more than meets the eye !

The SdKfz 234/Luchs (1/76 MMS metal turret) was finished in two camou schemes but the nice movie on youtube (in color ! search for : 234 Luchs turret) shows the camouflage flows neatly over the turret.
That means this conversion was made at depot level, including a paintjob. For me, that leads to conclude there could have been more of these hybrids.
Therefore mine shows one (or the filmed one) before the repaint

Some more comment goes with the pics. Comments are most welcome and I hope to hear from you all next week.

Regards, Alfred van Netburg

Ausf L and H hulls compared : front bolt detail, hooks (loose), split brake hatches, side vision ports, rearranged engine deck.


PzBef III K was also revisited : new star antennae, correct vision/pistol side ports. All three are based on the Matchbox Pz III L.


The 234 PUMA and LUCHS together. IMHO the old Matchbox model still makes for a good Puma.



Hi Alfred,

Nicely done conversions, lots of stuff to study and perhaps copy. I reckon with your output you will need a new cabinet soon. Excellent work as usual, looking forward to your next update to see what 'goodies' you have for us.

All the best,

Paul
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