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Gorby

Gorby's 100% Scratch-Built Angry Slug – A7V in 1/48!

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For those who have endured the WIP for this, it needs no introduction, so let me introduce my 1/48 100% scratch-built A7V tank and base (I may have got a little carried away with the 'basic' base which is also 100% scratch-built and cost me £0.00).

It would have been nice to use some figures (preferably in 'running away' poses), but of course none are available in this scale.

 

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Thanks to anyone who has offered help and encouragement during the build and particular thanks to @SleeperService for giving me the idea.

 

If you're interested this is the WIP thread.

 

Gorby.

Edited by Gorby
I forgot to add the link. What a plonker!

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Words fail me...but 'splendid' seems to sum it up quite nicely!

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Orsum, for a first scratch build that must be really satisfying. Like the dio too & it illustrates perfectly the major defect of this tank & also the french St Chamond. It has either stopped because it can't go any further or it is just about to. What's next now that you're a scratch build ninja?

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39 minutes ago, spaddad said:

for a first scratch build that must be really satisfying.

It is very satisfying, I'm well please how it turned out.

 

40 minutes ago, spaddad said:

it illustrates perfectly the major defect of this tank & also the french St Chamond.

I was thinking that if it went much further, it would just fall into the trench and get stuck – not a great design.

 

40 minutes ago, spaddad said:

What's next

The hovel that is my work room needs to be gutted and put back together before I start on the next one, I'm not sure what it will be yet.

 

Thanks everyone for your comments.

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That's where the British tanks proved superior, their lozenge design at least allowed the possibility of them hauling themselves out of such situations.

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Ye Gods Man that's superb! I love the base too, I think I'd have run away as well.  

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Great job Gorby and an entertaining and informative WIP thread too! 👍

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An amazing piece of scratch building, and the base sets it off perfectly.

 

Andy:cat:

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Thanks mates!

You might have to dial back on the praise as I'm starting to think I've got the hang of this modelling stuff. 

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That's an absolutely fantastic, unbelievable and marvellous piece of beautifully finished scratch building, Gorby - you are simply the creme de la creme of scratch builders.

 

...now, about that free bolt cutting tool thingy that you may promise me if I continue to be a complete toadying sycophant...

 

Seriously, it looks amazing and it doesn't need figures; the abandoned Lewis gun is enough to make us all hear the Lieutenant calling 'Run Away, Run Away' repeatedly. 

 

11/10 or more for this job!

 

Cheers

Andrew

 

 

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10 hours ago, McNab said:

That's an absolutely fantastic, unbelievable and marvellous piece of beautifully finished scratch building, Gorby - you are simply the creme de la creme of scratch builders.

 

...now, about that free bolt cutting tool thingy that you may promise me if I continue to be a complete toadying sycophant...

 

Seriously, it looks amazing and it doesn't need figures; the abandoned Lewis gun is enough to make us all hear the Lieutenant calling 'Run Away, Run Away' repeatedly. 

 

11/10 or more for this job!

If I keep basking in the light of any more of this praise, I'll get a tan.

You don't get a free patented (I wish) bolt cutter thingy by fawning (not unless your an attractive and of the female variety, in which case, fawn away).

 

10 hours ago, McNab said:

'Run Away, Run Away'

Another Python fan (I would do a thumbs up emojiwhatsit but whenever I try to use emojiwhatsits on BM my pooter has a meld down).

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A masterpiece. 

 

Pete

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looking good, nicely painted and weathered, but that heavy, and mud, don't think some barbed wire will lift this one up...

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No free thingy? Well stuff you and your little tank then 😜😜😜 and no not female but male with  a beard. So there again. Hah.

 

Then l had another look at the photos of the finished article. Dammit l have to stick to my original comments minus dreadful toadying.... damned fine work. 

 

Cheers

Andrew

 

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Superb modelling, both the tank and the base! 

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yup, I followed the rivet-fest, and its turned out fantastic!! great display.

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Truly inspiring build, the end result is terrific.  🙂

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Thanks very much for all the nice comments mates. 

 

:thanks:

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