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ripley

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Re: Various WIP
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2017, 07:31:17 AM »
Still no work done on my tanks  ::) But my Russian Calvary is coming along quite nicely . They're a Perry Civil War Calvary / BA Russians kit bash . Vey easy to cut them up , the tricky part is finding   arms that don't make riders look spastic





This conversion will work with BA Japanese and German plastics as well , I had a few legless bodies around from various projects to test it on . My next project will be a horse transported anti tank rifle ( and an horse drawn  artillery piece , gonna have to buy more horses ::) )


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Re: Various WIP
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2017, 08:53:01 AM »
Nothing much done in  1/56 lately except converting and painting more Russian tank crews and troops .( I really hate trying to make unique figures by combining plastic , metal and  resin parts )  Built a few tank kits , but they are the Meng World War Toons cartoon / egg type tanks . Scale is all over the place with these things . The  Tiger I being scale 1/35 wide but only half as long , the Tiger II turret is almost as long as it's  hull , so there's no driver hatches and only a partial engine deck .  And the Sherrman is 3 inches long and 2 inches wide and  looks funny  balancing on one wheel station . Of course I couldn't just build them out of the box . Various tools and tank bits from the parts box replaced kit pieces that irked me  ::) . And I completely replaced the Sherman toy like  track , sprocket , idler and road wheels with 1/35 scale Academy / Dragon parts , they fit perfectly   :) . They also have a  KV II out now ( IMO the AFV one is a much nicer kit ) , with a T-34 and a Panzer III N coming soon . Always nice to have a little fun hobby time for a change







Should be back to 1/56 later this week as I have some kits coming from NWS in Florida  , now that things are getting back to normal after their hurricane ;D
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Re: Various WIP
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2017, 03:37:44 PM »
Cute.

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« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2018, 08:42:47 AM »
Finally getting back to building my KV kit . Today I added what to me is a must have on KV tanks , the tow cables and the side hooks that holds them on .  The cables ends are 1/48 resin pieces from Gaso.Line out of France . You get 5 pairs of  cable ends ( 5 x 2 ), Tiger , Panther , Pzr IV , T-34 and KV , at least tha'ts what they look like to me , you also get a couple of lengths of braided metal thread for the cables . I ordered 2 sets as you need 4 ends for each vehicle . I made the  side hooks out of some plastic rod and some brass posts with a loop on the end (  boat or railroad parts from years gone by , amazing what you can find in the parts box if you look long enough   ) Simple , just drill holes in end of rod , add brass ( all part sizes just eye balled from pictures , no calipers or tape measures here ) . Same with cutting the thread , just  enough so I can hook the tow eye over the shackle on the nose .





Once I get the crazy glue off my fingers , I'll get to work on the crew and the second KV in my stash while I still remember how I did this  ::)

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Re: Various WIP
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2018, 07:05:02 PM »
Looks like a nice build (the alternative turrets are shown off well).

Post Image is sulking and not allowing me to see the attachment, that might be a problem at my end.

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« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2018, 12:38:29 PM »
Decided to forgo a crew for now  and add a few Germans checking out the KO'd Russian giants . Need to convert a figure to be peering in the open hatch and climbing on the KV II's turret rungs  , but all I have at the moment a built Germans , best order a sprue or 2 soon



Just a 2 digit number on the KV I . Nothing on the KV II . There's a Russian site ( www.kv1ehkranami.narod.ru/kv2.html ) with pictures of about 125 different knocked out or abandoned  KV IIs , the only ones with markings on the turret sides are in German use . And only 5 have the large rear hatch open ,,again in German hands . I have not seen any pictures of KV IIs with propaganda slogans so prevalent in the decal packs , Maybe they had them when they fought the Finns ? None of the ones the  Germans photographed had them
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