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14 hours ago, Del Boy said:

Wonderful modelling, can almost imagine grabbing it in a fire! Great work!

 

3 hours ago, Jasper dog said:

Great details very cleverly and skillfully done!

Fire extinguisher is excellent!

 

2 hours ago, Cometracer said:

You've put a lot of thought into your model and it will look the part when finished.  It's an impressive list of modifications that really accentuate reality.

I appreciate the comments, thanks a lot.

 

Vytautas

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Some progress:

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For cartridges, I used different shades so they weren’t boringly the same. Ammo containers and decals are from another model (Dragon 6221 Sd.Kfz.234/4 Panzerspähwagen). They were too long, had to be shortened.

 

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The bottoms of the cartridges were absolutely smooth. To depict the primers, indentations had to be pressed.

 

Vytautas

PS. Just now I noticed that I forgot to paint the projectiles leading rings in gray iron

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This just keeps getting better!

The shells and boxes are excellent,  great work. 👍 

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1 hour ago, Jasper dog said:

This just keeps getting better!

The shells and boxes are excellent,  great work. 👍 

 

51 minutes ago, edjbartos said:

Again beautiful work Vytautas, the shells look amazing, can I ask how did you do the indentations for the primers?

 

all the best 

Thanks, chaps, much appreciated. 
And about primers:

I used a sharpened 0.9mm steel tube from Revell glue. To get the primer in the center of the cartridge, I made a simple device - I took a piece about 1cm long with a thicker sprue, then drilled a 0.9mm hole in it through. I drilled it a little at one end with a bigger, 2.9mm drill bit, (bottom of cartridges 2,9mm diameter), and from the other end, I inserted a 0.9mm tube so that it would protrude slightly from the bottom of the larger hole. Since the 0.9mm tube sits very tight, there was no need to even glue it. And then I inserted the cartridges into a larger hole with a tube protruding directly in the middle at the bottom and twisted it a little.

 

Vytautas

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9 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

You can certainly bring the small details to life. Nice work Vytautas.

 

7 hours ago, Nanond said:

Nice job on the ammunition. 

 

Thanks for the kind words!
There are still a few details to be done, and I hope to start painting soon

 

Vytautas

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On 2/17/2021 at 11:06 PM, Dads203 said:

Lovely work, those shells are the business mate :thumbsup:

 

On 2/18/2021 at 7:34 PM, Nenad Ilijic said:

Wow, great work Vytautas! It looks real.

Thanks chaps.

 

I made tarpaulin mounting loops. On a cosmic scale, it’s less than nothing, but I wasted an awful lot of time.

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To make the loops uniform, I made a conductor for drilling holes in the plastic strip:

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Then I glued the bases on Tamiya scotch, put loops in the holes, and glued them with Ca glue:

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I made loops from 0.2mm wire, bases from 0.3mm plastic.

 

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Some lovely detailing going into this build Vytautas, it maybe time consuming but it will take the model to the next level.

Wayne

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27 minutes ago, vytautas said:

but I wasted an awful lot of time.

 Time well spent, they look very good.

 

 Matt

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4 hours ago, diablo rsv said:

Some lovely detailing going into this build Vytautas, it maybe time consuming but it will take the model to the next level.

 

4 hours ago, Cerberus said:

 Time well spent, they look very good.

 

3 hours ago, edjbartos said:

Excellent Vytautas, just excellent, just great work...👍

 

Thank you, guys, for your kind comments!

 

Vytautas

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Great detail there Vytautas. Now go and lie down and give your eyes a rest.

 

John.

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18 hours ago, vytautas said:

I made loops from 0.2mm wire, bases from 0.3mm plastic.

Awesome detail!

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Some nice attention to detail there Vytautas. Taking a lot of notes myself for future builds.........keep it going......:yes:. Especially like the variable tones of brass, nice touch.

 

Regards

Simon.

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12 hours ago, Panda Commander said:

 

 

 

12 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

Great detail there Vytautas. Now go and lie down and give your eyes a rest.

 

 

9 hours ago, Jasper dog said:

It's the tiny details that really make the difference!

Great work!

 

8 hours ago, echen said:

Awesome detail!

 

1 hour ago, Redcoat2966 said:

Some nice attention to detail there Vytautas. Taking a lot of notes myself for future builds.........keep it going......:yes:. Especially like the variable tones of brass, nice touch.

 

Thanks a lot, chaps, much appreciated.

 

Vytautas

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1 hour ago, vytautas said:

I painted a radio and a first aid kit.

Did you paint the first aid kit lettering too; or is the lettering decals?

If decals did they come with the kit or did you make them?

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20 minutes ago, echen said:

Did you paint the first aid kit lettering too; or is the lettering decals?

If decals did they come with the kit or did you make them?

 

I made the first aid kit from scratch, and decal on it from Passion Models: https://www.passionmodels.jp/product/266

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A very useful item - everything, what you need for German self-propelled guns: stickers for radio umformers, firing tables, various inscriptions inside the fighting compartment. 

Suitable for Grille, Wespe, Bison, Hummel, etc. 

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7 minutes ago, vytautas said:

and decal on it from Passion Models

Had a look at the site, thanks for the link.

Unfortunately for me they only do 1/35 which might look a bit oversized on my 1/72 efforts.

I'm trying some home-made decals at present but they've been a bit trial and error so far; mainly error.

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