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Once More Unto the Breach
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 09:14 AM UTC
Happily I finished the friul single link tracks today and the tank looks like a tank now and the model weight is also improved






Starting with the bridge itself now
Black_sheep
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 08:27 PM UTC
After a mixed impression about the tank kit itself at the beginning of my blog the build of the bridge itself was as easy and comfortable like a stroll in the park. Fit of parts and straightforwardness was very good. This is how the finished part looks now:



and upside down


After installing a few small parts (sledgehammer at the stern toolbox and guiding pins at all four bridge support arms) the build itself is complete now. Before I will start painting there are a few pictures of the complete bridgelayer:













And I found an appropriate crew for it later



Next comes the painting
hudyjatai
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 11:22 PM UTC
Great work,Thomas!!
Black_sheep
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 01:07 AM UTC

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Great work,Thomas!!



Thank you very much lury - appreciated!
Black_sheep
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 08:22 AM UTC
Meanwhile I was able to paint the three crew members of my bridgelayer - I am very satisfied with my first ever british figures. The sculpting of These Ultracast figures were firstclass - therefore the painting was easier







and altogether as they will be placed later on the socket


Now on to the vehicle painting!
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
Wow, not sure how I missed these first couple of pages, but great to see such varied kits. That Churchill is looking fantastic considering the work you have had to do with it Thomas.

Richard, there is nothing wrong with assembling and using Dragon's tracks hey. I have built several of these and can see no reason to replace them, although the Drive sprockets really need the roller arms offset. Looking good.

Hi Angel, up to your usual tricks....

Here is my entry. Dragon M4A4 with Legend Crab mine clearing system
… yeah Angel, I'm giving Legend resin another go while the Puma is idling...





Was looking for a Tasca Sherman V to go with the conversion I had already picked up second hand, but I got the Dragon kit for a song, and it is the kit the conversion is designed for. I still need to acquire some Bronco tracks to go with it as the kit comes with DS ones.... errrgggghhh…
tangodown
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 09:31 AM UTC
Great job mate!! Those figs look great. My only niggle is the cotton wool smoke. I always find it looks fake. That said, it does not take anything away from your awesome figure painting skills.
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 06:23 AM UTC
Great job on those figures, Thomas!

Yeah, the only tricks I know, Peter
Glad you give Legend another chance& try!Might see again your Legend Puma in Resin III, huh?

More of my usual truck-tricks(pun intended) follow-Henschel 33D1 frame with some scratchbuild parts:




Next week I intend to start the scratchbuild of the other vehicle, that I'll build in this Campaign-the Pontonwagen(Pf.11):


Already spent several hours sifting through a 1943 "B" Type Bridge Building Manual, I recently bought(my best book deal in years):




I'm considering to create a separate blog thread for this build, so I can share the information contained in the Manual to the modelling community- and help those fellow modellers, who might be inclined to build this beautiful pioneer trailer someday.

Both builds will progress simultaneously.

k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 08:21 AM UTC
Well done, Angel!
I'm waiting to see him more complete.
I can steal some idea.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 10:16 PM UTC
Looking good Angel. I'm looking forward to seeing the pair all done.
BootsDMS
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 12:33 AM UTC

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Meanwhile I was able to paint the three crew members of my bridgelayer - I am very satisfied with my first ever british figures. The sculpting of These Ultracast figures were firstclass - therefore the painting was easier







and altogether as they will be placed later on the socket


Now on to the vehicle painting!



Cracking model Thomas and 'love the figures. I often use Ultracast figures and accessories; please note though that the fittings on the belts/holsters etc are brass, not white metal. An easy enough remedy I should think. Keep at it - looking good!

Brian

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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
Looking good everybody! Keep it up!

ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 08:51 AM UTC
Thanks Peter,Richard!

Frame is ready, primed and painted(Maschinengrau and German Gray).
Gauge decals are on(fiddly work, they tend to fall apart...):





ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:14 PM UTC
Henschel 33D1 construction and painting finished:



Next I need to apply some oils.

In the meantime I'm working also on the load in the load bed:
-According to the Manual I have, at least 1 small and 1 large rubber rafts(Flosssacks 34) were carried by each truck, towing a Pontonwagen.So I'm expecting delivery of Bronco's Kleiner Flosssack 34 and will try to build an uninflated one.
-Then there will be some wooden planks(called "supplementary materials" in the Manual), made of wood
-A ladder and a unloading support(we call it "donkey" in Bulgarian).
-An air compressor(from Italeri's Field Tool Shop set) and a GG400 generator set(from Zvezda's Sd.Kfz 251/3 kit).
-Various ropes.

I also plan to start the Pontonwagen this weekend,

GulfWarrior
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 02:36 AM UTC
I love the detail work on the engine block!


SpeedyJ
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 04:57 AM UTC
Top Job on the Henschel. Very eager to see the Anhanger.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 07:17 AM UTC
Great work Angel. Looks fantastic.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 07:26 AM UTC
Thanks Richard,Robert and Peter!

ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 11:22 PM UTC
Pf.11 Pontonwagen under construction:

Right side


Right front


Front


Rear


Right rear


Top view


Bottom view


k_mero4
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:51 AM UTC
Well done, Angel.
A good start in the construction of Pf.11.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 09:29 AM UTC
Superb as usual Angel.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC
Thanks Kalin, Peter!


Worked on the cargo in Henschel's load bed.Bronco's Rubber Raft is a small gem(am a big fan of this company):





I also made some progress with the Pontonwagen-built the rear and front suspension frames, added fenders and the pontoon anchor:




Henschel and Pontonwagen lined side by side:

The total length of the combo will be slightly over 50 cm.

k_mero4
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
Well done. And where is the boat?
petbat
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:37 AM UTC
He is still bailing it out Kalin

Love the weathered wood planks Angel. They are a nice contrast colour to the boat.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 04:59 PM UTC
Thanks, gentlemen!

Boat is in the load bed of the truck,Kalin.
Pontoon construction should start shortly.

Added more bits and pieces to my Pf.11, including the running boards:





Next I'll do some "wiring and plumbing" and will work on the load of the PF.11,