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Juha
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks people! Yes, these are Airfix Jeeps, added with a few bits and bobs. They're very nice and come with a trailer too as Jimo said. I was so pleased with them that I dumped my SHQ Jeeps for this job.

Al, if by church sections you mean the basic elements I made a mould for, sure I could sell you some. I cast them out of plaster, but it is of a more durable variety than your regular PoP.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are those the wire cutter bars on the front of the jeep?(my old post about that stuff) Shocked Surprised Very impressive modeling juha, very inspiring also!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, they're my take on them. That kind seems to have been pretty common but there were of all kinds. As they were field mod, they used whatever was handy. In one picture there's even a long piece of wood log used for this purpose.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Work pressures are beginning to ease off, so I am getting back to my project. I thought I'd get a soft landing, and continued my experiments with explosion markers. Here's a pic of the new batch, what do you think, look like artillery blast or same strange alien trees?



I am also trying out Fonzie's method of flexible roads, more of this later.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not bad. Not bad at all! I would only prefer a darker colour (brownish) as a base colour (but that's only my (!) personal preference). Elsewise ... quite an impressive "blast!" Take cover! Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Juha, when will all be finished and when will the battle take place?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the explosion markers.

Keep sharing your project. It's great!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont forget to tell us how you did them Smile

I agree the colour is spoiling the effect,otherwise great work.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh sorry, I forgot to say they're not painted yet! Embarassed I think I will paint them grey/brown mix. The light gray is just the colour of the mastic used.

These are pretty easy to make. First you build a wire frame on the base, and then add acrylic mastic over it, sprinkle some sand, and then use a coctails stick to spread the gunk and tease it in shape.

Gods knows when this project will be finished, but I think I will start playing soon, and complete stuff along as I play. Otherwise I would get to play around year 2012!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alrighty, I had some time to make a set of flexible roads. I used the method from Fonzie's tutorial (thanks Fonzie!) This is supposed to be gravel road, but I left the middle bits of the roads unsanded, as it seems this section is worn pretty smooth, and the loose gravel is swept to the sides. These are yet unpainted.

The set contains about 4 meters' worth of straight sections, plus the curved and crossing bits. I will make some narrower foot paths to go with these, and maybe a couple of special sections for towns.






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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be one BIG operation.... Shocked Shocked Shocked

Aren't they a bit too wide for a gravel road (comparing the width of the Jeep with the width of the road)?

Anyhow they look great.

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Keep up the excellent work.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno, are they? The rubbery roads sets from Slindon Scenics I have are the same width, so I thought for consistensy's sake I'd do these the same. And as I said, I will make narrower paths too.

As it is, these are pretty narrow as they are, you can barely fit two Jeeps side by side without scratching paint, I thought.

Anyways, looking at several Normandy pictures from the period, some gravel / unpaved roads seemed pretty wide to me, so maybe road width isn't mecessarily tied with the paving material as such?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably I'm used to gravel roads in Portugal... that are smaller than those in Normandy.... Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Have to check the videos I made when I was there.... Confused Confused Confused

And of course they have to be wide enough to fit a tank right? Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Keep the good work and keep us posted.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Juha, how's your project going on?

Ever since you asked about the shell explosions I remembered something I had seen at the GW Golden Demon this year. And now I found the website:

http://greatwarminiatures.tripod.com/

If you look at these pictures you can see explosions in the background. They had about 10 of them on the table and they looked incredibly good:



http://greatwarminiatures.tripod.com/gallery/DSCN01930001.JPG
http://greatwarminiatures.tripod.com/gallery/DSCN02430001.JPG
http://greatwarminiatures.tripod.com/painted_tanks/thumbnails/600x450/MKIV_1.JPG

"Great War Miniatures is a joint enterprise by veteran Games Workshop and Foundry designers Dave Andrews and Aly Morrison."

I don't know these guys and there is no possibility to contact them on the site, otherwise I'd already asked them how they did the explosions.

Maybe someone on this forum knows...

Chris
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know for sure, but it looks like woodland scenics foliage clusters stuck onto a wire frame and painted black/grey.

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