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AndyRM101    4,702

 

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A pair of Modelcollect's E-100's, one with the Rheintochter SAM, and one with a V1. Apart from the respective missiles the two kits are identical, but the V-1 version actually includes the Rheintochter as unused parts so if you're buying one, you're better off getting that one. The kits are nice and very well detailed, but the rubber band tracks are a bit of a pain. They're made from something that looks suspiciously like Dragon DS plastic, so how well they'll last in the long term remains to be seen.

The subjects are of course pure fantasy, although the Rheintochter is more of a viable possibility that the V1. Painted and weathered with AMMO paints and washes, apart from the red primer hull which was finished with Vallejo Cavalry Brown (see discussion here)

 

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Thanks for looking

 

Andy

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Bullbasket    1,958

It's a good job that you stated that these were 1/72nd as I would have taken them for 1/35th. Absolutely superb painting and weathering. Nice one(s).

 

John.

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Kris B    663

I had same thoughts as John - 35th scale. Both looks excellent. 

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FrancisGL    1,756

As always, a perfect job, very interesting vehicles, and the finish is magnificent.
Coments that you seem to have had problems with the tracks, which resemble the DS dragon, I have one to 1/35 stored there, I would like to know your opinion about them.

:goodjob:, cheers Andy

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AndyRM101    4,702

Thanks John, thanks Chris

 

15 hours ago, FrancisGL said:

Coments that you seem to have had problems with the tracks, which resemble the DS dragon, I have one to 1/35 stored there, I would like to know your opinion about them.

 

Thanks Francis,

The main issue with these tracks was that they were badly misshapen, mainly on the V1 version. Once they were fitted they were okay. I don't know if they are made from the same material as the DS tracks, but others have reported issues with Dragon tracks deteriorating over time. Don't know if the same will happen with these. I'll just have to wait and see.

 

Andy

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FrancisGL    1,756
3 minutes ago, AndyRM101 said:

Thanks John, thanks Chris

 

 

Thanks Francis,

The main issue with these tracks was that they were badly misshapen, mainly on the V1 version. Once they were fitted they were okay. I don't know if they are made from the same material as the DS tracks, but others have reported issues with Dragon tracks deteriorating over time. Don't know if the same will happen with these. I'll just have to wait and see.

 

Andy

 

Thanks for reply,

I have had problems with tracks from Italeri, but I talk about 15 years, saved, but still, when trying to mount them, they have broken ...
How much time would we be talking about in the DS case, if you have any info about it? ...
Cheers Andy :yes:

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AndyRM101    4,702
11 minutes ago, FrancisGL said:

How much time would we be talking about in the DS case, if you have any info about it? ...

 

I've never used DS tracks myself, so I'm going on what other modellers have reported. Some people have had them split or even disintegrate after a few years (or months in some cases). There's a more in depth discussion about it on Armorama.

Hopefully it wont happen with these, and Modelcollect seem to be switching to plastic link and length tracks on their recent releases.

 

Andy

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keefr22    5,391

Stunning!! I also didn't realise they were 1/72 - most excellent work as usual Andy!

 

Keith

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PlaStix    12,388

They really are very impressive Andy - especially so as they are 1/72!! Brilliant modelling as always! :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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TallBlondJohn    319

I suppose that pointing out that this isn't a practical way to launch V-1s is to miss the point slightly?

 

Beautifully made models though, perfectly weathered.

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GazB    232

Very nice! I actually saw these two weapons recently in the Berlin Technik Museum. The SAM I had never seen nor heard of before.

 

Gaz

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AndyRM101    4,702
5 hours ago, GazB said:

Very nice! I actually saw these two weapons recently in the Berlin Technik Museum. The SAM I had never seen nor heard of before.

 

Cheers Gaz. I don't think many people had heard of the Rheintochter before, but it seems to be flavour of the month at the moment. Both Bronco and Amusing Hobby have released 1/35 kits of it this year, and Modelcollect have released it with E-50 and E-75 hulls as well as this one.

 

Andy

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Sairou    114

Lovely models.

 

What technique do you use to get the colours to look 'washed out' and faded?

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AndyRM101    4,702
15 hours ago, Sairou said:

Lovely models.

 

What technique do you use to get the colours to look 'washed out' and faded?

 

Thanks Sairou,

 

The faded look was done by overspraying the base colour with a lightened version of it.

These two shots were prior to the camo and weathering, and show the fading/modulation more clearly

 

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Andy

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Nigel Heath    13,755

Awesome modelling Andy as per usual. They may be fantasy subjects but still a joy to look at.

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