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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 88mm FlaK 36/37 Product Spec 180105
« Reply #165 on: January 06, 2018, 10:04:56 PM »
Crooked Dice stuff has potential . Was thinking more of this style , actually

Aurora has gone more Girls and Panzers lately , but they do have some actual WW2 type female figures , Nurses , Gun Crew . They used to have a few diorama pictures of the whole crew set but it seems they've renovated their site and I can only find this one view . Annie at Bad Squiddo has put out a bunch of female WW2  Russian figures , maybe she 'll tackle the Germans next . It isn't like I'm going to get the 88 kit tomorrow , or have my pile of kits built anytime soon  , so I can wait  ::)
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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm Flakvierling 38 TS1 Sprues 180108
« Reply #166 on: January 08, 2018, 07:46:19 PM »
2018 seems to be an exciting year for us... an unexpected package arrived at the studio!
They look really nice, will take a closer look tomorrow.



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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm Flakvierling 38 TS1 Sprues 180108
« Reply #167 on: January 08, 2018, 10:43:35 PM »
Wow , that a crazy plastic color . Must be one of those late 45 green colors   :D The gun looks very nice , I see 8 barrels , spares in case we break them ?

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm Flakvierling 38 TS1 Sprues 180108
« Reply #168 on: January 08, 2018, 10:58:39 PM »
Ripley - hopefully it has both 'truescale' and wargaming scale barrels.

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm Flakvierling 38 TS1 Sprues 180108
« Reply #169 on: January 09, 2018, 12:32:31 AM »
The two sets do have an apparent difference in barrel thickness.

Are there different base plates for various transport options on the sprue.

That plastic colour is bad for the eyes.
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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm Flakvierling 38 TS1 Sprues 180108
« Reply #170 on: January 09, 2018, 12:43:32 AM »
The gun looks very nice, I see 8 barrels, spares in case we break them?

Yes, that was the original idea, but then we decided to do two sets with different barrel size just like the M2 Browning - one for modellers and one for gamers.

Also, the sprue on the left is for the 2cm Flakvierling 38 and the one on the right is for the SdAh 51 ammo trailer.  ;)
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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm Flakvierling 38 TS1 Sprues 180108
« Reply #171 on: January 09, 2018, 08:51:54 AM »
Oh its the ammo trailer , I wondered what those rectangleir pieces were for .  And a choice of game or scale barrels , nice . I can see a couple of  kit bash  twin pedestal mounts  for one of my bunkers ( when I get around to building them ) with the extra barrels

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 88mm FlaK 36 3D Prototype 180109
« Reply #172 on: January 09, 2018, 01:12:32 PM »
With so many exciting things happening at the same time, we are working non-stop to share our excitement with you all...







































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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 88mm FlaK 36 3D Prototype 180109
« Reply #173 on: January 09, 2018, 02:27:31 PM »
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.
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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 88mm FlaK 36 3D Prototype 180109
« Reply #174 on: January 09, 2018, 09:58:35 PM »
Looks great . I think its a 3D print version of the gun pinky  , so some of the details will look a little " funny ", look at gun shield and barrel .  I think the wheels look ok , but each of us has our own standard to what  we want on a kit . I hope the Y shaped pegs on the out rigger legs are separate pieces  . They were large " tent peg " style thingies hammered into the ground on all four legs to keep the gun from moving

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm Flakvierling 38 TS1 Sprues 180112
« Reply #175 on: January 12, 2018, 10:05:57 PM »
A more detailed look at the 2cm Flakvierling 38 TS1 plastic sprues...  Still have a lot of artefacts that needed to be fixed!

















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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm Flakvierling 38 TS1 Sprues 180112
« Reply #176 on: January 12, 2018, 11:44:28 PM »
Nice.

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm Flakvierling 38 TS1 Sprues 180112
« Reply #177 on: January 13, 2018, 01:24:23 AM »
Very nice indeed . Any chance of some extra 20 round clips and smaller runs  ( 2 or 3 ) ammo boxes rather than rows of 9 ( I assume they fit in the trailer )  ? As well some open boxes might be good for dioramas of a gun in combat . Or maybe you could include them with a separate gun crew

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm Flakvierling 38 TS1 Test Assembly 180115
« Reply #178 on: January 15, 2018, 06:28:18 PM »
We had been really busy at the studio as almost all the Test Shots for quite a few projects had poured in for inspection and test assemblies!  A lot of reports to write afterwards too!

With the addition of new mould making facilities, efficiency seems to increase but cost us more on mould development costs!  Also, we need extra time and efforts to smooth out issues with new mould makers as well.

Oh well, here is a series of montage images of the AA gun together with the trailer... just too many pictures to post individually.  Enjoy!















Enjoy!
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