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Post  John T on Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:57 am

Hi folks

This is what I think I will build for this Group Build, here is the 'Howitzer going mate' gun:


To be in tow behind a Leichte Zugkraftwagen 3t Sd.Kfz.11 Einheltsfahrerhaus PoopenSchfinterfarten Sumthinorother


On a small base with a couple of figures in casual poses, I have no idea what they will be, I rarely do figures. Actually, feel free to make suggestions. Thanks

Cheers
JT


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Re: leFH18/40, Sd.Kfz.11 - 'LOST!!'

Post  Jenny Ryan on Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:39 am

Oh Kewl , Hmmm Figures Rolling Eyes ..... Leave it with me Wink .

A Leichte Zugkraftwagen 3t Sd.Kfz.11 Einheltsfahrerhaus PoopenSchfinterfarten Sumthinorother , well I think the shortened version is LikethepizzaHaus and they were often used to deliver food to troops on the front line (specially the Italians) .... actually the back of the tray is ideal to carry a looted cupboard with ultra realistic woodgrain finish Very Happy

Do you envision the tractor actually towing the gun or alongside it in a firing position ?

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Post  S P Hammerton on Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:03 am

You know, sometimes I think you two are using English, but you're just using some strange Antipodean patois.

It's good fun though.

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Post  Pavel Zabák on Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:23 pm

Hey hey monkeyboy ride. cheers
Perfect, another long vehicle Twisted Evil COOOOOOL
I like it.

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Re: leFH18/40, Sd.Kfz.11 - 'LOST!!'

Post  John T on Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:24 pm

Hi guys, thanks for looking. At last I'm getting round to this, here are the dated start photos:




Now I've opened the plastic and looked at the sprues, I can say the parts looked real sharp and finely detailed. They appear to be very nice kits (so far).

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Post  G Cooper on Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:28 pm



Ohhh ! Very Happy

That Poopenschuten Einhardfharts wagen thingamathingy looks kewl What a Face . But I really wanna see that Howitzer go together.

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Post  John T on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:12 pm

Hi Gary, I aim to please: here is progress on the howitzer. Very Happy

Did I say these look like nice kits? Oh well Evil or Very Mad The breech, frame and recoil rail are done. There's lots of small parts to the kit, and unfortunately they don't fit together very happily. You can see the grey material which is Mr Surfacer 500 that I used to fill gaps.
The arrow points to the recoil cylinder pushrod, which was styrene but I replaced with a bit of a paperclip. I did this because it's already shiny metal.


The poor fit and seam removal really slow things down. Thanks for following.

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Post  G Cooper on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:11 pm


Hiya JT:

Ohhh. We like shiney things What a Face .



and burney thingys too Suspect



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Post  Jenny Ryan on Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:02 am

Hiya JT ,

Well it is a good start I think unless it is firing , shouldn't the recoil cylinder butt (crease) up to the breech ?

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Post  John T on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:04 am

Hi Gary, What a Face remember: shiney good!!! Twisted Evil Burney bad!!! Evil or Very Mad

Hi Jenny, well spotted!! The gun is not glued in there yet. With such keen observations, we cannot help butt increase our knowledge!!

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Post  G Cooper on Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:00 pm

John T wrote:Hi Gary, What a Facebutt increase
Cheers
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What a Face


Another $25 Suspect


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Post  Jenny Ryan on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:31 pm

G Cooper wrote:
John T wrote:Hi Gary, What a Facebutt increase
Cheers
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What a Face


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Hey where is my $25 ? I said it first ! Sad

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Re: leFH18/40, Sd.Kfz.11 - 'LOST!!'

Post  John T on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:28 am



Hi folks, here are some progress shots. As you can see the kit includes a turned aluminium barrel and brass recoil cylinder. There's no PE and I'm not going down that road, but many of the small details do lend themselves to a PE upgrade.




There are some sink marks, some of which already have grey filler shown here. The tricky ones are inside the wheel rims:


Assembly almost done. Cheers!
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Re: leFH18/40, Sd.Kfz.11 - 'LOST!!'

Post  John T on Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:33 am

Hi, the leFH18/40 Howitzer is built and ready for paint. Despite my criticisms, it builds into a nicely detailed model.


The main components left unglued, ready to be painted.


Next the halftrack, plus some items to be organised for a small diorama also.

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Post  The Zod on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:15 am

Great work on that howitzer JT. cheers

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Re: leFH18/40, Sd.Kfz.11 - 'LOST!!'

Post  Jenny Ryan on Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:13 am

Excellent Howitzer JT , you have done very well . Now I can not wait to see the HT and the diomarama idea .

Butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease

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Post  John T on Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:29 pm

Thanks Chad and Jenny!

Jenny Ryan wrote:Butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:53 am

John T wrote:Thanks Chad and Jenny!

Jenny Ryan wrote:Butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease , butt crease

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Well when I wrote it first time @ $25.00 each x 9 that is three hundred dollars Gary owes me cheers , since you quoted me that is $600 dollars and since I quoted you that is $900 he owes me now Very Happy

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Post  John T on Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:18 pm

Hi, a further update.

The frame of the halftrack is together, next will be cleaning up the wheels and front end.


The diorama will probably have a tree, so I started making one from twisted copper wire and leaves from this Kamizukuri Birch Tree kit.


The leaves are paper, already cut out. I glued them onto the branches with superglue.


The wire was coated with some 'goop', PVA glue mixed with talcum powder, just to hide the spiralling strands.


When I had a few branches I twisted them together and glued with superglue. The trunk is thicker wire. Next came the tricky but crucial part, that is to bend the leaves and branches until they look natural. I'm keeping in mind that there are two things influencing the shape of these. First there is the way the branches and leaves will grow in a way to catch the most light, so upwards with leaf tops facing the sun overhead. Second is gravity, tending to arch branches out and down, and leaves also pointing down a little at the ends.


The trunk needs to be covered and formed, so more soon, cheers.
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Post  erika rose on Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:52 am

The model tree looks lovely, but gods, all the leaves that need to be cut out!!! I'm looking forward to seeing how you're going to paint the howitzer, seeing that you've already assembled it and there are a lot of tight places for any brush to get into... it looks excellent so far!!

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Post  John T on Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:20 pm

Hi Erika, thanks for taking a look. Very Happy The leaf clusters are already cut out, and are just held to the sheet by two little tabs. Just like photo etch. I've made branches before with PE leaves, but this was easier as the paper glues better and faster to the wire than brass.

It looks like a lot of tedious work but I found it relatively straight forward, just three days work so far for this tree.

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Post  G Cooper on Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:10 pm

Hiya JT:

The gun looks great, and you have a great start on the halftrack. And the tree looks real nice too. I was wondering though, wouldn't it have been easier to paint the leaves when they were still on the sheet? Just wondering Wink





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Well when I wrote it first time @ $25.00 each x 9 that is three hundred dollars Gary owes me cheers , since you quoted me that is $600 dollars and since I quoted you that is $900 he owes me now Very Happy

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Well. . . I have a 20,000 peso bill I could give you, but I would want change. Butt seein as you probably aren't close enough to Mexico to get me pesos for change, I guess that 19,100 Austramaralian dollars change will do What a Face .

And where I wonder did you learn your math? $25.00 X 9 equals $300 ? ? ? Suspect


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Post  John T on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:29 pm

G Cooper wrote: Hiya JT:

The gun looks great, and you have a great start on the halftrack. And the tree looks real nice too. I was wondering though, wouldn't it have been easier to paint the leaves when they were still on the sheet? Just wondering Wink
Hi Gary, well..uhm, you see.... scratch










OH CR&P!!!!

Razz Razz Razz Yep I think that would have been easier, even though the branches need to be painted latter anyway. Ah well geek

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:22 am

Looking great JT , Razz I always try to paint my Kamizakuri first too Very Happy makes it easier not to miss bits . and you can paint the trunk seperately and then touch up after assembly . Oh well Very Happy .

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Post  John T on Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:19 pm

Jenny Ryan wrote:Looking great JT , Razz I always try to paint my Kamizakuri first too Very Happy makes it easier not to miss bits . and you can paint the trunk seperately and then touch up after assembly . Oh well Very Happy .

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Yep that's the way to go. It'll be alright, just take me longer to paint.

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