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Interesting, how do you intend to attach them to the plastic?

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jgd Pz SU 85(r) WIP
« on: Today at 02:42:35 PM »
Useful information, I bought the KV kit at Salute (they had sold out of the IS2).

I will look out for the pistol ports (now you have mentioned it, they are obvious on the photographs and plates in the New Vanguard book.

Are the cast numbers raised or inset?

Some of their decisions do seem a bit odd, plus unlike our Gracious Host's they do not seem to want (potential) customer feedback during the design process.

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Nice.

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: Today at 02:01:49 AM »
More uses for the Allied Stowage set, plus uses for the bits left over from building the SDKFZ253.

An Empress Carden Loyd MMG carrier. For some reason the model is not supplied with the tripod for using the Vickers off of the vehicle. The tripod from the Rubicon SDKFZ250/253 kit was shortened and added to the glacis.

Also a use for the middle two boxes (left over from the two end ones being used on turret boxes).


Painted in a dark green (Citadel Caliban Green) as a vehicle pressed into service.

Still awaiting transfers and final weathering.


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Work In Progress / Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - Updated 170617
« on: June 17, 2017, 02:58:59 PM »
That looks good, the stowage bins being a particularly neat feature.

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Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170616
« on: June 17, 2017, 06:07:08 AM »

Copying the image over onto this page.

The 0.50 looks a bit small (not like the 1/35 offering from Clockwork Goblin).

How does it compare to your previous M2 sculpts?

I assume the cartridge belt has still to be sculpted.

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Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - US Infantryman 170615
« on: June 15, 2017, 11:17:30 PM »
On the British one, the shape of the flap of the "map" pocket does not seem to match any of my (limited) reference material (Osprey Men at Arms 354 or the IWM photographs b9005_9006). They show a Vee shaped flap with a button (covered on earlier kit), the sculpt shows a plain flap with no button (time traveller with access to velcro?).

The flap was updated with a v-shape flap and a button.  Will post the revised version after all the amendments are done!


What is the cup hanging from?

The cup is hanging with a canvas strap on the side of the racksack.

Thanks.

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Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - US Infantryman 170615
« on: June 15, 2017, 08:31:27 PM »
No idea on the US sculpts.

On the British one, the shape of the flap of the "map" pocket does not seem to match any of my (limited) reference material (Osprey Men at Arms 354 or the IWM photographs b9005_9006). They show a Vee shaped flap with a button (covered on earlier kit), the sculpt shows a plain flap with no button (time traveller with access to velcro?).

What is the cup hanging from?

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: June 13, 2017, 03:53:37 PM »
True, since the deployment of smokeless powder at the end of the 19th century, except for Northover Projectors.

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: June 12, 2017, 03:18:48 PM »
@Ripley: yes you are right it is a diesel.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SdKfz_234

@Pinky: I will have a go at feathering the edges a bit. The muzzle break could do with some soot as well, the black s a bit stark.

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: June 12, 2017, 01:37:39 AM »
Thanks for the positive comments.

I did wonder about following Ripley's lead and removing the door from one of the stowage boxes. Mangling the mudguards like the picture above is well beyond me.

One feature of the model are the two fuel drums.

When I looked at this photograph, do you know what crossed my mind?


One hole in the front of the drum and the fuel will run down the top of the mudguard straight on to the hot exhaust box. Fun will not ensue.

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: June 11, 2017, 04:04:47 PM »
Thanks.

Now to finish off the Hetzer (and the Katyusha) and start assembly on the M4A3E8 (once I have a colour scheme).

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: June 11, 2017, 03:08:50 PM »
More wear and tear.




I think some more is required.

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: June 11, 2017, 03:07:35 PM »
First the wheels.




Not sure if it is hiding the hollow wheels or poor camerawork.

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Wish Lists / Re: Italian M13/40
« on: June 10, 2017, 03:58:32 PM »
There is a thread for the L6/40
http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=510.0

And a previous thread for the L13
http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=509.0

There should be one on the North African campaign somewhere.

You could start an Italian vehicle thread (and put links to the other threads in the first post). A number of contributors to this forum have expressed interest.

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