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Muchmirth

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  1. It’s for all levels of skill, so don’t be afraid to join. Bertie might not see your message on here, just if you message him direct or on the gb tread he’ll pick it up… this group build won’t be through the bunfight stage at the mo but should be next year, as very popular and enough people signed up. Basically it’s a bunch of modeller of all types, afv, plane, dio etc starting a group build project together at the same time around a specific subject, in this case the subject is quite loose, which is a good thing. If you sign up, it’ll start at a set time and end at a set time (usually around four months). All modellers usually start a wip thread which shows their progress and then other modeller come along and offer advice and encouragement. Once made you post your finished item in the gallery were everyone can take a peek at your creation. group builds usually appeal to a certain type of modelling e.g a group build around spitfires or a certain type of boat etc etc. if your interested in say spitfires then a lot of modellers clubbing together on their collective projects is the jist we’re people can learn a lot from other modellers etc.
  2. Great job! The fruils certainly look the part. What camo scheme/unit will you be going for?
  3. If that’s the case… then you need the entrophy group build which is on here!!! We love all things wrecked, rusted and rotting!!! Bertie McBoat face is the skipper. This may suit.
  4. Stunning work again John!!! The bump in the middle of the running gear as it goes over the tracks is terrific and you’ve thought about every little detail, you knowledge of these vehicles is really amazing.
  5. This looks fantastic especially for a first!! Great job on the resin and tank itself (resin being really hard to get to know). Hope you get away with the beside cabinet!!! The photo is a great choice and your dio does it real justice. Paul.
  6. Looking fantastic! The details are superb.
  7. Yeah I have it on my work top and ever time I pass I sneak a peak. Thanks for the kind comment. I love your work as well, especially the figures which you have a certain style with… I’m a long way from being able to modify them.
  8. You have a knack for picking really cool armour builds!! Another I have on the wish list… guess I’ll have to follow this as well!! Looks like it’s gonna be another great one.
  9. Thanks for comments!!! That was absolutely what I was going for so good to know it hit the mark. cheers!
  10. No worries Steve, actually thanks for pointing it out. I can’t change it and I didn’t know they were different. But it is good to know the bad things or things which didn’t quite work, to know for future. You guys are sound on here. I’ve been bitten by the tiger bug and have plans to do an early, late and king!!! (Obviously way way in the future).
  11. You had me fooled as well!! I also thought it was the inspiration pics. Great work really nice… rust if you can get really nice rust. But looks perfect and a slightly unusual subject which makes it interesting.
  12. This really brilliant, very well done. I’d like to give this one a go myself. Top job!
  13. Followed your progress on this one on the wip and was fantastic to watch how your did this. It’s a really terrific looking model, such a cool subject!! top job!
  14. Their some great after action reports on the net about Elsdorf Stef. The defence was a bit futile and protracted. I didn’t realise their was a sturm in the vicinity and am keen to see it once you have it done. Also thanks for your comment, really appreciate it!!! Wow big thanks Bertie, much appreciated.
  15. Hi all, This is my 1/35 tamiya Tiger 1, depicted as 201 from the 301 FKL : It features in my diorama "Liebe Deinen Nachsten" Here's a link if interested in the rest if the dio: Its very heavy on the battles scars and weathering but wanted to have fun with it and ends up a wreck in two month from depicted, (so trying to show a bit of foreshadowing of its fate.) https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/tanks-2-3/tiger-tank/tiger-tank-number-322-2/ Hope you like and massive thanks to all on the super thread for your advice and help. Its all brush painted with Vallejo acrylics, homemade mud and castle arts oil paints. I know the 201 decal is too small but all I had and I hand painted the rhimboid 301 insignia. Tarp on the side (grey one) is too thick and made from milliput. In future I'll use a baby wipe set in paint and PVA. Thanks all. Paul
  16. Hi all, Ok so took me a while but finally finished Tiger 1, 201 from the 301 FKL about two months ago but only just finished all the figs and dio to go with it: Here's a link if interested in the rest if the dio. Its very heavy on the battles scars and weathering but wanted to have fun with it and as said before its ends up a wreck in two month from depicted, (so trying to show a bit of foreshadowing of it fate.) https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/tanks-2-3/tiger-tank/tiger-tank-number-322-2/ Hope you like and massive thanks to all on this thread for your advice and help (I loved working with the oils but will take a long long time before I get the hang.) Its all brush painted with Vallejo acrylics, homemade mud and castle arts oil paints. I know the 201 decal is too small but all I had and I hand painted the rhimboid 301 insignia. The shells are tamiya, the figs are miniart (not much cop at all and should have replaced the heads with hornets heads but I'll know for next time. ) Tarp on the side (grey one) is too thick and made from milliput. The green tarp on the turret it a baby wipe ( Set with paint and PVA) and I think much better and I will use this for tarps in the future. Thanks all. Paul
  17. Hello all, This is a bit of an opus of mine! One of a two part diorama in 1/35. Featuring: tiger 1 (tamiya), one 20mm AA gun (Tamiya), 16 figures (various makes- see figure WIP:) Took around 5 months to complete with a lot of research and planning before hand. I used the below two books for some of the research: The Harry Yeide book is a little bit of a dry read but helped with some of the unit specifics etc: I'm really happy with it and enjoyed every bit of it despite being a long complicated build. As mentioned in the tags its all brush painted and mostly scratch built (bar the interior furniture of the house and shop which I got from Verlinden and miniart and the shells are from tamiya.). I'd like to mention that the 246th VGD were in the area of Lucherberg but not the village itself. The figures featured here are for storytelling purposes, the unit was being pulled off the line at the time when the 3rd fallschrimjager, 8th regiment took over the position, these are supposed to be retreating stragglers! If anyone is interested in the battle itself it was part of the American push towards the Roer in operation Queen. The Siegfried line was first breached in sept '44. Then Aachen, the city itself, fell on the 21st of Oct and this is a loosely based diorama set early dec. '44 in the various villages and minor towns before Duren (and then Cologne). To give a general overview. Yes my tiger is very scared and heavily weathered but I wanted to have a little fun with it plus it was from the 301 which inherited its tigers from other units, meaning they would have been fairly cobbled together and would have been around the block a few times. Plus in two months after being depicted here, tiger 201 from the 301 looked like it did in the picture below: This photo came after the tiger 201 put a Pershing 'fireball', out of action in Elsdorf. It then backed up into a building and got stuck. From the shackles and tows being loose it looks as though they may have attempted to retrieve the tank but gave up and the crew abandoned it to the advancing Americans in February of '45. Elsdorf is around 30km from Lucherberg. Might seem a bit odd showing the back of the model but this will play an important role in part 2 and it shows the tiles and dormer which can't be seen from the front. And yes if that panzerschreck was to fire in this confined position then its crew would almost certainly be knocked out by the toxic fumes created by the back blast and also yes the mg42 is in a tactically terrible position. The pics below are a few close up on some of the specific items I scratch built: Such as the head stone and cross: I also scratch built the telegraph pole/signs/light: The doors and handles (plus a little ding a ling bell at the back of the door which you cant actually make out!) I made the dozer shield with the exact spec from the ones used to clear roads. These were normally attached to stug's or panthers adapeted especially for rubble clearence. The idea here being that the dozer sheild and shovels were used to clear the space for the tiger to shelter in, away from the marauding 'Jabos' (allied fighter bombers). I also did the balcony, drain, shop sign, picture frame, fire place and cellar doors (which you would have seen in plenty of the other pics). A couple big ole shots without the tiger: Sorry if the pics are a bit repetitive but I'm not very good at them and theirs loads of angels I try to cover. I could wax lyrical about this one all day but at the risk of boring you all half to death I'd just say if you have any questions please feel free to ask away! Part two might be another five months away as its of similar size, has three afvs, 18 or so figures, a pub, garage and few other its (but a little less scratch built items). Thanks for viewing, Paul
  18. Very very nice!! Well organised. … you can never have too many brush’s.
  19. The detailing on those side panels has come out clearer in those pics and looks immaculate and oh so precise. Top job Steve.
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