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Golikell

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  1. The first response of my wife, when I showed her, was: "Cooooool". So I take this as a permission to buy one, when it comes. I am currently building their Hellcat, and though it fights me at times, I like it enough to warrant this kit too!!!
  2. The Hellcat could be reloaded while the wings are folded, so it is perfectly normal to have the gun bays open while the wings are folded. I am building mine with one wing open and one folded...
  3. I thank thee for those kind words. I like the more obscure subjects...
  4. Cheers Bertie, I always try to include at least one story in my dioramas. And, if multiple stories are present, they must complement each other.
  5. Thank you very much for the kind words Stuart. I got advice from my uncle who used to be a teacher in building technology...
  6. What do you miss? An overview?
  7. Thank you very much Stef... The initial tank design philosophy of the French was rather awkward... Take a chassis (in this case a lengthened Holt tractor) , put a complete (!) fieldgun on it (minus the wheels) and buidl a casemate around id. This resulted in a very cumbersome tank, that had the tendency to bog itself down inmost craters or trenches. The Germans soon discovered this and widened their trenches on the French held part of the front enough to make it impossible for these tanks to cross them. Who needs anti tank devices with such a opponent! As for the camouflage, I really wonder what the thought was behind this,... It certainly breaks up the silouette, but it seems a bit overkill to me... Monet would have been jealous
  8. Not without pride, I announce another project finished. The diorama depicts a French St. Chaumont tank with part of the crew, resting next to a factory ruin, while a Belgian dog cart passes by. First I have to say that the roof of the factory is not to my satisfaction. But if I want to correct this, it will be rather destructive, so I leave it as is. Enjoy the pictures, and please watch the video for a nice surprise…
  9. It is always a pleasure to see that people are enjoying my doings and I want to to thank you for your kind words... The head came with the figure so the credits go to the sculptor. I just turned it to the right...
  10. Cheers... I have plenty ideas (and mostly the corresponding kits/figures) for the commin year at least... So there will be more comming in the future
  11. @CadmanThank you very much for the compliments... The spilling water was actually a sort of last minute addition that jumped into my mind. It also provided me with the challenge how to represent this in a convincing way. And the answer was a small piece of fishing line, repeatedly being dipped in CA glue in a stroking way....
  12. While approaching the last stretch of my large Karl diorama, I really needed to do a small project to keep the mojo flowing. Hence I pulled out this MiniArt tractor kit, and together with the MK35 farmer which was gathering dust in the stash, I came to the following story... A famer, transporting two filled buckets of water suddenly sees this big, powerful and somewhat shiny tractor... His jaw drops open while he thinks:"If only I had one of those!!!" Hence the title: Wunschdenken. I found this small (30x24 cm) project very enjoyable and I tried some techniques which turned out out remarkably well... Thanks for watching and enjoy the pictures...
  13. Of course I know you were joking... If I didn't, I probably would have reacted rather differently...
  14. I take that as a compliment I wish my Photoshop skills were that good... But I didn't alter the photos in any way...
  15. A milestone has been reached. All rolling stock/vehicles are finished now, and I am very content with the result.
  16. Thanks Pete, I am curently busy with the weathering of the diesel... Pinwash (black) has been applied an so is the oil dot filter (burned umber). Now waiting for the filter to dry and I can go loose with pigments.. I am affraid that after finishng the loc, the updates will not be as spectacular. Rails, figs, accessories and eventually the base will be next...
  17. Determining the length of the tracks needed and putting the train together for the first time. Nice looking set, me thinks… I actually need twice that length, but then parallel. I made a miscalculation though: with the Sabre models kit, there is a piece of rails too, which I hoped to include with this MiniArt track. Allas, that is not the case: besides the fact that the sleepers have slightly different dimensions, the spacing is so different, that is is impossible not to note this. So I have to order another box of MiniArt track Some news on the decal front… After some mail traffic with CMK, they reported that no sheet could be traced. BUT, they sent me the digital original! I found a decal printer overhere in the Netherlands, which printed me a sheet… It was not cheap, but, as they printed only on A4 size anyway, I had them printed 8x… And they are on...
  18. Thank you for the kind words... I made some minor additions: I added a lamp made from a bead and a small piece of evergreen round to each light. I had to drill out the rear lights for this, otherwise the glazing would not fit... Also added grab handles to the top, and nuts and bolts to the running gear...
  19. @Pete in Lincs Thank you so much for the compliments. I always am grateful when people appreciate what I do. It means that I am on the right track. As for the decals, these kits are in scale 1:35, which is closer to scale 1. Thank you for the offer, anyway.
  20. Well, the shunter is ready for markings. Only then I can start the weathering... The BIG issue is finding the correct markings. I dislike Peddinghaus decals, as I have very bad experiences with the quality of those. Very thick carrier film, that is impossible to hide, no matter how much varnish you throw at it... CMK had a similar loc with markings, and they are trying to get them for me (kit is OOP). Fingers crossed...
  21. @Bullbasket Thank you so much... The past trail of building and painting 10 vehicles, with the 11th on the bench has been an interesting and educational journey...
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