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Carrier Crossing
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 05:03 AM UTC
I can't speak to the accuracy of the new look because it is new to me,the cobbled ford. I will say the new look seems better.
J
Golikell
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 06:46 PM UTC
Sneezing would be an interesting/funny/both sight

Must have been a bad memory then... This is what I did with the popcicle sticks on the floor of my railway station:


Wow! That tedious work realy paid of... Those stones really look the part now!!!
Dioramartin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:34 AM UTC
The perils of Lockdown, I was considering smoking my trees & now you’re snorting DAS…maybe there’s more to Glenn’s masonry blocks than meets the eye? Anyhow you seem to have made a perfect conversion of styrene into aged timber G, if you hadn’t already er nailed it with plastic I’d have been extolling the Joy of Balsa too. And those cobbles look great too, looking properly worn-in now so the dry-brushing should make'em sing
G-man69
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 04:16 AM UTC

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I can't speak to the accuracy of the new look because it is new to me,the cobbled ford. I will say the new look seems better.
J



Hi Jerry,

As for 'accuracy', methinks being able to speak for it in the case of my builds is always going to be questionable, .

But thank you for saying that the new look seems better, much appreciated, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 04:19 AM UTC

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Sneezing would be an interesting/funny/both sight

Must have been a bad memory then... This is what I did with the popcicle sticks on the floor of my railway station:

Wow! That tedious work realy paid of... Those stones really look the part now!!!



Hi Erwin,

Thanks for the kind feedback, .

Your use of wooden sticks for your station flooring looks great, maybe my experience was down to a bad hair day...what's left of it, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 04:23 AM UTC

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The perils of Lockdown, I was considering smoking my trees & now you’re snorting DAS…maybe there’s more to Glenn’s masonry blocks than meets the eye? Anyhow you seem to have made a perfect conversion of styrene into aged timber G, if you hadn’t already er nailed it with plastic I’d have been extolling the Joy of Balsa too. And those cobbles look great too, looking properly worn-in now so the dry-brushing should make'em sing



Hi Tim,

Thanks for the kind feedback, and for making me smile regarding our modelling substance abuse, . Joking aside, I dropped my glue bottle this last weekend and spilt half the contents...boy was I bouncing off of the ceiling for the next couple of hours until the fumes had dispersed, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 04:50 AM UTC
Hi all,

Been a tad lax these last few days, slow going and little progress, .

Started to build the first of the carriers and have always struggled painting canvas stowage in a realistic fashion, so decided to clad the kit camouflage net with tissue and real netting (see images below). A bit messy at the moment, but hopefully it'll look okay once painted, .





Saw an interesting image in a book showing an unusual stowage method for the glacis, a plank of wood held in place by two wooden pegs, so decided to do something similar (see images below). There was all sorts of different paraphernalia stowed behind it...was even thinking of placing a liberated bicycle there if I can find a cheap one, .





The glacis plate isn't glued down yet.

The images below are me simply playing around with location(s) and trying to determine whether or not two carriers might be a tad cramped. The cobbles have had a rough dry-brush to see how they might look once finished.







Cheers, ,

G
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 09:30 AM UTC
Nice solution for the net! I ended up using the kit part,gluing a piece of wedding tulle fabric on the top and adding scrim made from painted tissue paper.
J
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 09:33 PM UTC
Talking about abuse of modelling means!!!! : D

Must have been this pic:


I love the way you will display your camo netting!!! I think 2 will fit nicely on the base...
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 04:55 AM UTC
I like the layout on this dio, great work!


Cheers, Ski.
G-man69
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 03:52 AM UTC

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Nice solution for the net! I ended up using the kit part,gluing a piece of wedding tulle fabric on the top and adding scrim made from painted tissue paper.
J



Hi Jerry,

I'll have to give the wedding tulle fabric a go, thanks for the idea.

I'm contemplating adding some scrim, I always think it can look more effective than plain netting...I make mine from thin paper soaked in diluted white glue.

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 03:55 AM UTC

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Talking about abuse of modelling means!!!! : D

Must have been this pic:


I love the way you will display your camo netting!!! I think 2 will fit nicely on the base...



Hi Erwin,

Thanks for the kind feedback, and well done on finding the image, you're bang on with your guess, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 03:57 AM UTC

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I like the layout on this dio, great work!


Cheers, Ski.



Hi Ski,

Thank you for the supportive feedback, it's much appreciated, and hopefully you'll continue to like it as it progresses, .

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 04:11 AM UTC
Hi all,

A tad more progress today, .

The first Carrier undercoated (see images below), the glacis and embrasure plate are just dry fitted for now to allow ease of painting and adding the driver.









Also done a bit of work to the bridge and the groundwork (see images below).











Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 02:49 AM UTC
Hi all,

Having spent time on, the dreaded figure painting, trying to finish off my other current project I've let this one slip a bit, especially as I was waiting for some plastic strip to enable me to finish off the bridge construction.

Having achieved the bridge build I decided to start block painting the 'wood' and some of the surrounding groundwork (see images below).

















The colours all look a tad rough, especially as the oils are still wet, but they are just a base coat, much of the groundwork and retaining wall will be covered in grass and general foliage.

Cheers, ,

G
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 04:25 AM UTC
Nice update. Very believable colors.
J
BootsDMS
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 10:45 PM UTC
Just a tweak to the model - not the scenery Gareth: your rifles will require some slings. Thin card or etch offcuts should do the job, or even a specific accessory set should you wish to pursue that particular line.

Brian
G-man69
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 01:18 AM UTC

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Nice update. Very believable colors.
J



Hi Jerry,

Thank you, though it does need a dry brush before I start to grass it over.

Cheers, ,

G
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 01:23 AM UTC

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Nice update. Very believable colors.
J



Hi Jerry,

Thank you, though it does need a dry brush before I start to grass it over.

Cheers, ,

G




If you say so! Let it be so!
J
G-man69
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 01:28 AM UTC

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Just a tweak to the model - not the scenery Gareth: your rifles will require some slings. Thin card or etch offcuts should do the job, or even a specific accessory set should you wish to pursue that particular line.

Brian



Hi Brian,

Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated, .

As well as the slings I've noted that in many images there is a small canvas cover (not sure if it has a proper name?) over just the firing mechanism and magazine of the SMLE.

Also, a number show a cover over the butt, firing mechanism and magazine of the the stowed bren, but not sure if this was an ad hoc or purpose made cover as it appears to only go as far as the carrying handle...do you know the answer?

Cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 01:31 AM UTC
Hi all,

Is it possible to dry brush with acrylics and, if so, is it practical due to the speed they dry at? Or is it best to do dry brushing with enamels and oils only?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, .

Cheers, ,

G
steel_tiger1
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 01:36 AM UTC
Watching this for sure. Planning a river crossing Diorama of my own. Amazing work so far. The second attempt on the road stones is spot on.
BootsDMS
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 03:01 AM UTC

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Just a tweak to the model - not the scenery Gareth: your rifles will require some slings. Thin card or etch offcuts should do the job, or even a specific accessory set should you wish to pursue that particular line.

Brian



Hi Brian,

Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated, .

As well as the slings I've noted that in many images there is a small canvas cover (not sure if it has a proper name?) over just the firing mechanism and magazine of the SMLE.

Also, a number show a cover over the butt, firing mechanism and magazine of the the stowed bren, but not sure if this was an ad hoc or purpose made cover as it appears to only go as far as the carrying handle...do you know the answer?

Cheers, ,

G


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There was a specific cover for the Lee Enfield - just Google "Breech cover Lee Enfield Rifle" and you'll find loads of pictures (and colour variations) so just take your pick - easy enough to replicate with say, a dab of Milliput or tissue paper perhaps; tiny discs would replicate the press studs although to be honest in 1:35 they'd be pretty much unidentifiable I should think. Of course, it depends what the scenario is: remember the "Ws"? Is it say, a sunny Normandy? In which case loads of dust and possible use of the covers. Is it say, a wet Normandy, then rain means rust so covers again. Is it an advance to contact? In other words, are the enemy likely to be encountered in which case the weapons will be needed quite quickly. Having said that of course, if the enemy are indeed around the vehicle crew would have them made ready and not stowed.

I'm not too sure about the Bren; "Breech cover Bren" reveals a complete cover ie for the whole weapon (courtesy of Google); however, the same criteria applies as described above and the Bren is an important provider of firepower.

Of course, in addition, soldiers will devise what necessity dictates if there's no issue kit to do the job - as you identify.

Keep it up - all looking good!

Brian
G-man69
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 03:59 AM UTC

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Watching this for sure. Planning a river crossing Diorama of my own. Amazing work so far. The second attempt on the road stones is spot on.



Hi Tom,

Thanks for the feedback on the stones, always nice to get positive comments and, hopefully, you'll enjoy following this build, .

have you any specific thoughts as to what you intend to create on your diorama?

Thanks again, and cheers, ,

G
G-man69
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 04:09 AM UTC

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There was a specific cover for the Lee Enfield - just Google "Breech cover Lee Enfield Rifle" and you'll find loads of pictures (and colour variations) so just take your pick - easy enough to replicate with say, a dab of Milliput or tissue paper perhaps; tiny discs would replicate the press studs although to be honest in 1:35 they'd be pretty much unidentifiable I should think. Of course, it depends what the scenario is: remember the "Ws"? Is it say, a sunny Normandy? In which case loads of dust and possible use of the covers. Is it say, a wet Normandy, then rain means rust so covers again. Is it an advance to contact? In other words, are the enemy likely to be encountered in which case the weapons will be needed quite quickly. Having said that of course, if the enemy are indeed around the vehicle crew would have them made ready and not stowed.

I'm not too sure about the Bren; "Breech cover Bren" reveals a complete cover ie for the whole weapon (courtesy of Google); however, the same criteria applies as described above and the Bren is an important provider of firepower.

Of course, in addition, soldiers will devise what necessity dictates if there's no issue kit to do the job - as you identify.

Keep it up - all looking good!

Brian



Hi Brian,

Thanks for the information SMLE, I had planned to replicate it...least try to...using tissue and lashings of white glue...well not that much as they're so small, .

As for the Bren, it might be that the image I saw showed an ill fitted purpose made cover, possibly down to sloppiness or perhaps as partial protection to critical areas whilst allowing easier removal if the gun was needed urgently, ? Or it might have been an ad hoc temporary cover protecting the mechanism, either way, I quite liked the look of it as something to try and replicate.

Thanks again for your knowledgeable input, and cheers, ,

G