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General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:57:07 PM »
Me too!  And they look great too.

Well you can't avoid the comparisons with WG.  It comes with the territory!

Have the errors in the Ausf J design been fixed?  I'd like to see the basic Panzer IV types on their way before the specialised variants.

General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:42:58 AM »
Who's going take the next step and use the 250/8 , 251/9 add on kit to make a 234/3 ?

Not me.  I like this and other 234 variants a lot, but I don't like the Italeri Puma kit.  The axles are a pain, and the wheels are hollow.  I'd rather wait for Rubicon to tackle the 8-wheeler series.

These are a useful addition to your range - and a good compliment to the forthcoming LVTseries.  Is there any interest in going further, and providing a full accessory set for US Marines Shermans and Stuarts?

Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: January 14, 2018, 10:01:05 AM »
Hey, that turned out very well.  All ready to roll through the Kentish countryside!  Thanks for sharing.

Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - Guderian 180112
« on: January 13, 2018, 09:16:47 PM »
The face looks pretty good.  It may be the angle, but his coat looks too narrow and short - the lower part should be quite bulky.

Will he come with that cool map?

General Discussions / Re: Have you changed your plastic?
« on: January 13, 2018, 09:04:53 PM »
That "someone" was me...

Apparently the original extra thin cement was banned here in Hong Kong, as it's toxic.  The new formula is described as "quick setting", but is supposedly safer.  I haven't tried it, but it smells a bit different.

Work In Progress / Re: LVT Project - TS1 Assembled 180105
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:56:23 AM »
I wasn't planning to build any Pacific War armour, but this range of vehicles looks so good I may end up doing some.  It would be great if there was at least one Japanese tank in the works to compliment these.  WG have the Chi Ha covered, so maybe one of the other more common types?  Or some Japanese artillery?

General Discussions / Re: Have you changed your plastic?
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:53:56 AM »
Tamiya apparently changed the formula of their liquid cement, as one of the components was illegal in some jurisdictions (so I'm told).   The new one has a lighter green lid.  I haven't tried the new one, but I was wondering if it acted differently.  I still have 2 bottles of the old one left, which I'm using on my GW models. 

Nice looking model.  I bet Rubicon could make it even better. 

Looking good!  Seems like quite a sophisticated build - hopefully it's fairly robust.  This one takes me back to the old Airfix 88mm set, which was one of the best kits they did in that range.

One query - are the wheels perhaps oversimplified?  Here is what the wheels on this version looked like:

The spokes don't seem to curve outwards, and are further inside the rim.  The bolt detail is also different.   I realise you need to simplify them a bit, but the wheels are quite a prominent feature on the model, so it's worth getting them right.

General Discussions / Re: Have you changed your plastic?
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:59:48 AM »
I warned everyone about this ages ago.  I rebuilt my first Panzer IV after I realised that the Revell cement wasn't really holding it together.  Nor will non-Rubicon bits adhere to their plastic if you use Tamiya liquid cement.  I use superglue for any bonding of Rubicon and non-Rubicon components.

Ripley - hopefully it has both 'truescale' and wargaming scale barrels.

Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - The Man 180108
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:23:51 PM »
Hitler's not a new subject  - he's been available in metal in 28mm for a long time.  He'd be useful for dioramas, and for scenario-based games (e.g. for anyone who wants to re-create Inglorious Basterds).  I don't know if there's any real market for him in plastic; he seems better suited to a limited-run resin release.

Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - The Man 180108
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:02:02 PM »
It looks like 'old' Hitler i.e. about 1944.  The face looks pretty accurate, as does the stance (he would sometimes clasp his left hand with his right because it shook, apparently due to the onset of Parkinsons).  I think that technically the Chancellorship ceased to exist when he took complete power and became Fuhrer, but "Chancellor" is probably a safer title.  I assume it's a plastic figure - are you going to do the whole cabinet?

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