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SF-07-18D
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 12:58 AM UTC

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Very cool Nacho , you've put a lot of work and re-work into this and it paid off . Nice figs , details , and ground work !!!



@Cheyenne, thanks so much for your supportive words. Very appreciated.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 09:12 PM UTC
Very cool Nacho , you've put a lot of work and re-work into this and it paid off . Nice figs , details , and ground work !!!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 07:25 PM UTC
Hi gents!!

After almost a month stopped, I´ve been working on the dio the previous weekend and yesterday (day off for me). I have added some 'last minute' ideas I have and finishing the mechanic girl (not seen on pics, but I added some grease on girl´s suit)

The 'last minute' ideas are a table with some guns and 3 ammo cans. Not sure if it´s very realistic, but I thouhgt it´d be a cool addition (for me at least). I´ve added also some vegetation.

Some pictures of the process.



























That´s all for now. Now I´m working on the last figure, the 18Bravo figure (Legend Productions)

Hope you like it!! Cheers!
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 10:09 PM UTC
Hi, friends!

I have left the dio apart for a few days but I have retaken it on Easter holidays.

Ron, thanks for posting and for your words.

The main work has been on the trailer and finishing the shooter´s head. I´ve started with the beautiful gal also. There are some new signs over the range also.

Some pictures of the process:












See you soon again!

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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 04:45 PM UTC
Looking great I especially love the targets.

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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 03:35 AM UTC

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Cool. Those proportions look much better. Wife came through for me (targets are in my garage so bad people think twice about entering the house that way) and measured. Distance across the five ring is 6.25 inches.



Rob, say thanks to your wife for going to measure the targets. You two are very kind!!

I post some pics of the shooting area almost finished. Shooter is fixed but not finished. He has no head yet. Maybe I could add some small bushes over the terrain. I would shoot better pics ASAP, it was raining yesterday so these pics are shooted with artificial light.







The fence has been weathered with some oils to get a rusty effect. Now, I´m already working on the shooter´s head and will start with Rob´s figurine soon.

Have a great week!
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
Cool. Those proportions look much better. Wife came through for me (targets are in my garage so bad people think twice about entering the house that way) and measured. Distance across the five ring is 6.25 inches.
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 08:14 AM UTC

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Looking good, but I'd be interested to know what your steels mic out to - they look a tad thin. And if they are a scale 8 inches then your type E's need to be larger. I wish I could give you dimensions of the actual target image (distance across the 5 point ring for example) but I am not at home for a few more weeks. The measurement of the entire paper however, is 23. 5" x 39. 25", so the width of your paper should be roughly three times the diameter of your steel.



Rob, you are right. I made a wrong size conversion for the steels. The right measures for an 8" is 0.5cm, and I made them for 0,5cm of radius instead of diameter. So I have made the right ones, using a plasticard sheet, because as you said, the brass sheet is too thin.

Some picture of the result, painted, glued and fixed.







Thats's all for now. Have a good night!
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 02:55 AM UTC
Looking good, but I'd be interested to know what your steels mic out to - they look a tad thin. And if they are a scale 8 inches then your type E's need to be larger. I wish I could give you dimensions of the actual target image (distance across the 5 point ring for example) but I am not at home for a few more weeks. The measurement of the entire paper however, is 23. 5" x 39. 25", so the width of your paper should be roughly three times the diameter of your steel.
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 01:23 AM UTC
@Cheyenne, good to read your words. I'm glad you like it.

I've been working on the targets, and this is what I got

8" steels. Made with brass sheet


The type E targets as @18Bravo told me, with a OD cardboard


And an overlook of the targets.




Now, I'll paint the steel targets. BTW, I' ve also made a small berm behind the targets as you can see in the last two pics. Not painted yet, neither weathered.

Cheers!
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 09:52 PM UTC
Nice redo Nacho looking good !!

Pat Benatar , Hit Me With Your Best Shot , redo title .
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 12:49 AM UTC
Ok, Rob, thanks for your help. I'll go for the 8" inches targets then.

I have no room behind the targets for a Hesco, neither for a T-Wall.


Thanks again, Rob. Your help is very useful.

Best regards!!
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 12:17 AM UTC
Those will work just fine. They don't have to fall as a lot of designs allow. The purpose is to get immediate feedback after each shot, for scoring or for your own edification. I know at SFAUC we fired on 8 inch quite a bit with pistol. We had a few steel silhouettes for longer ranges. A sand berm behind the targets depends upon where you are and what's beyond your targets. We had T walls behind our targets (photos again in that other thread of our house) so we didn't need a berm. A few Hescos would work as well.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 11:30 PM UTC
Funny silhoutte, @Panamadan,

What do you think about this system for the steels??



I´ve seen that there are 6", 8" and 10" targets. Which one would you use?

EDIT: One more question, I´d like to know your opinion. Would you make a sand mound behind the targets???

Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 07:04 AM UTC
Another target idea-
https://www.deviantart.com/blnkdsgn/art/Non-Human-Target-201412738

Guess what I’ve been watching?
Dan
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 06:33 AM UTC
@18Bravo, Rob thanks again. I'm not going to try any bowling pin, but the steels look a great idea. I'll tru to make some with a brass sheet I have at home (the one I used to make the targets before). I'll look for the measures. The E type targets will be for the carbine at 50m (picture below).

@hemblecreations, thanks for your words!!!

Here are the pictures with the last updates. Some weathering in the the surface. And the last one is with the marked distances for the targets and the X for the shooter.







Hope you like it!!

Cheers!!
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 06:17 PM UTC
This is looking great.
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 05:25 AM UTC
We use so many different types of targets, you've got a lot of leeway. We certainly use "E"s for 25 m up drills on the carbine. For even more fun, make some steels for pistol, and maybe even try your hand at making bowling pins. You might even get lucky and find that there are some out there that are close enough in size.
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 04:15 AM UTC
Rob, thank you so much for the pics. Now I have a clear idea about the targets. I guess I could use a single pole to hold the cardboard.

Another question. For shooting the carbines, do you use the same target (E-Type) or another one. I say because now I have more room in the dio, so I can make some targets at 7cm (25m) for pistol and others a bit further for carbines

Thanks again!!!

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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 03:53 AM UTC
Nacho, as per your PM request, here are two images to help you. As I said, the paper target is generally attached to another silhouette. It can be plastic (leftover target from qualification range, or made of cardboard.
either way there will be plenty of holes in them. The center is usually completely blown out.

Here's the plastic one:


And here's the cardboard one, which is usually OD green:


There are different stands you can make to support them. On a field expedient range, most are cheaply made from leftover materials.
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 02:24 AM UTC

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I like the changes!
J



Thanks, J!!
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 05:00 AM UTC
I like the changes!
J
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 02:44 AM UTC
Hi, my friends!!

I've made some advances. I have changed again the fence display and made a new door. I've also painted the sand on XF59 (Desert Yellow) and added some rocks and stones (not painted yet).







Next to do is weather the fence and paint the stones. On the left side I will display 2 barbed wires, just over the pile of stones.

Have a great w'end!!
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 03:26 AM UTC
Hi gents!!

No more advances on the vignette because I'm starting all again. Now the base is a bit bigger and the fence is longer and I've added a door. I was not satisfied at all with the previous version, so now, let's work on V2.0

New base and fence





Best regards!!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 05:26 AM UTC
Hi gents!

Sorry for the late reply. I´ve been busy at work and home, so no advances in the last week. Hopefully, this weekend will be back again.

@Cheyenne, thanks for your words, I´m glad you like the painting. About the barbed wire, I´m thinking about making another one (it would be the 5th )

My best wishes!!