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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jgd Pz SU 85(r) WIP
« Last post by Lenzman on Today at 05:52:02 PM »
Mahlzeit

Nice conversion you did. The knocked out KV is great.
I´ve got some ideas to improve them. You should replace the suggested handlebars by the use of some wire.
Also there is an easy way to add some structure to. You apply some plastic cement on the area and treat it with a toothbrush.


Greetings
Marco
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Interesting, how do you intend to attach them to the plastic?
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Not update anything since late March... Some eye candy for you!



Enjoy!
;)
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jgd Pz SU 85(r) WIP
« Last post by ultravanillasmurf 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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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jgd Pz SU 85(r) WIP
« Last post by ripley on Today at 11:17:42 AM »
Next build  BA KV1 / 2 . Hmm , bit of a let down in IMO ( I had to buy 2  ::) ) . The KV 1 turret hatch is too big , they included  the ring on which the hatch rotates as part of the hatch , hence the hole in the roof is too big . No way to fix it without loosing the ring detail . Guess I'm going for a closed hatch . And they did the same thing with the hull hatch , pictures show it to be almost a copy of and the same size as the two round hatches on the rear deck ( transmission access ) . The KV 2 turret hatch is the perfect size . But the internal hatch detail is wrong . The locking bars on the kit form a Y on the real deal it's an upside down Y , the same locking mecanism is also on the round rear hatches . And last but not least they left off the pistol port on the rear and left side of the KV 2 turret , to me it was a wtf moment , how could you miss those ? Any way I'm going to try and build one KV 2 as a knocked vehicle , so far I've been working on the broken track and the front idler wheel

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Showcase & Gallery / Re: Jgd Pz SU 85(r) WIP
« Last post by ripley on Today at 11:03:03 AM »
The SU is  still waiting for a crew and I've moved on to other things . I built 3 20mm scale PSC  T-70s for one of my buddies and found the kits quite nice , will have to find some others on sale , just as a fun build . Also did a little work on my tank riders , now I have 8 on the rear of a BA T-34 . Trying to build some in a more action type pose jumping off a tank , not quite there yet

Some where in the last few weeks I built the BA JS 2 , not a bad kit , it needs some cast texture added to turret and hull , I found the pistol ports to be very flat , usually very prominent . Also added cast detail to the rear machine gun , although looking through a pile of pictures there were many variations in texture as well as casting factory marks







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Nice.
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« Last post by ultravanillasmurf 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: German AA/AT Guns - More eDrawings 170622
« Last post by Rubicon Models on June 22, 2017, 11:21:49 PM »
This is the latest batch of eDrawings for the FlaK 38...
now being mounted on an Opel Maultier!







Enjoy!
;)
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General Discussions / Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - 170621
« Last post by Rubicon Models on June 21, 2017, 08:56:41 PM »
Q: Who is Rubicon Models?
A: Established in late 2014, Rubicon Models is a digital design studio based in Hong Kong. Prior to her establishment, our design team had been working on numerous projects with many Tabletop Miniature Game manufacturers and Computer Games publishers using traditional and digital design tools.  Our vision is to create the best model kits for both the Tabletop Miniature Games (TMG) and Military Modelling (MM) market in 1/56 (or 28mm) scale.

Q: Why only in 1/56 (28mm) scale?
A: We are NOT limiting ourselves to 1/56 scale only; but we do need to establish a foothold in the market before venturing into different scales.  1/56 scale had been very popular with the TMG community but is a relatively new scale to the Military Modelling scene, where 1/35 and 1/72 scale had dominate that particular market for many years.  Model kits in these scales are now becoming too complex for the average modellers.  Many modellers actually enjoy painting more than the assembly aspect of the hobby.  This is where our model kits excelled – Rubicon kits are easy to assemble, highly detailed and historically accurate. Our kits are also multi-variant whenever possible, meaning you have a choice to build different versions of the same vehicle within a single kit!

Q: Why are there no Channel Partners in our region?
A: Not all regions have channel partners.  If you think you knew some companies who are reputable and trustworthy, you can recommend them to us.  However, these companies must have existing distribution and dealer channels to begin with!  We are strong supporter of Brick & Mortar stores worldwide!

Q: Where can I find all your product information?
A: We have an official website www.rubiconmodels.com that listed out all our product details.  The website is not frequently update because we use Facebook exclusively to reach our customer base.  We will only update our website when there are new releases.

Q: What other social media is available?
A: We do have a Facebook community group that allows users to discuss our products, post work, and exchange ideas.  We also have an official forum for those who don’t use Facebook.  We also have a YouTube channel for painting and unboxing video as well.  Links as follow:
FB Community Page: www.facebook.com/groups/RubiconModelsCommunity
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/rubiconmodels
Official Forum: forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php

Q: Do you sell direct?
A: At this moment, the answer is “NO”.  You must go through our channel partners and their dealer channels to purchase our products.

Q: Do you have a webstore?
A: Yes, but only for the Americas.  This is because we have a warehouse in the US for logistic support.  The webstore address is www.rubiconmodelsusa.com.

Q: What is included in each kit?
A: Each kit will include the corresponding sprues, a waterslide decal, and a detail assembly instruction sheet.  Before buying any of our products, you can preview the assembly instruction using the following link: forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?board=5.0

Q: Why it took so long to release each product?
A: Please bear with us!  We only have a handful of dedicated staff working at our design studio.  Besides work from our regular customer (OEM) projects, our own Rubicon kits had taken up all of our spare time!  From research to visualization, 3D modeling to 3D prototyping, quality control to commercial production, followed by the design of assembly instructions, waterslide decals, and box art are all done in-house to save cost!  Not to mention the daily upkeep of our Facebook pages, the website and the forum.

Q: What type of plastic do we used in our products?
A: We use ABS plastic for our products. The most important mechanical properties of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) are impact resistance and toughness, and because of its finer particles, it produces better detail on our products. And since our base customers are mostly tabletop gamers, we wanted our kits to be tougher to handle and be able to get knocked around a bit without getting damaged.

Q: There are sporadic reports that some plastic cements don’t work with our products.
A: This might be true because customers are using the wrong type of cement.  Liquid cements that we bought for testing work well with all our kits.  Most liquid cement are now PS/ABS compatible, except for a few ones still using older solvent formulas.  Ask your hobby store to recommend a glue for you!

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