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Project: Ural-4320
1:35 Ural 4320 (Zvezda 3654)
10 | 28. September 2018, 08:39
Zach Wilson
Fantastic work. Great subject and it looks beautiful!
22. October 2018, 14:37
Neuling
I fully agree with Zachary.
29. October 2018, 17:39
Spanjaard
very good job!
30. October 2018, 09:27
Ingo F
Looks great!
Are the wheels from Def.Model?
30. October 2018, 09:49
Michael Franz
Yes, the wheels are Def.Model.
30. October 2018, 13:28
Dominik Weitzer
Super! like the civilian look.
1. December, 07:15
Treehugger
The rubber sealing around the front windows, are those included in the kit, or did you have to scratch build them?
1. December, 12:03

November 30, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
3 | 22. March 2018, 10:15
Patrick Claassen
Looks great!
21. April 2018, 09:13
4. May 2018, 16:55
Ingo F
Awesome.
7. May 2018, 08:45
Michael Franz
Thanks a lot!
7. May 2018, 08:46
Zsolt Czegle
Klasse Arbeit, wie immer!
29. November, 18:52
Neuling
Gefällt mir sehr gut.
30. November, 09:02

November 3, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
19 | 16. October, 12:18
Mike Szwarc
Looking good!
16. October, 12:42
Erik No
Fantastic scene!
17. October, 09:44
Marc Le Bayon
Superbe !!!
Impressionant!
17. October, 15:19
17. October, 15:31
Richmond
Very realistic
17. October, 15:33
Michael Franz
Thank you very much everybody!
19. October, 07:26
Gerald Willing

incredible
19. October, 07:45
Christoph Kunz
Heiliger Bimbam, das sieht ja wirklich fantastisch aus.
19. October, 10:05
gorbygould
WOW! Amazing!
19. October, 14:44
Michael Franz
Thank you very much!!!
26. October, 15:49

October 30, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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Project: IFA W50
1:35 IFA W50 Kipper (Balaton Modell BM3559)
8 | 27. November 2018, 10:15
Neuling
Nice GDR truck. I like this colour green!
27. November 2018, 17:36
Daniel Klink
Ifa, Barkas, Ikarus, special but lovely Designs . Well done Michael
27. November 2018, 18:25
Tom Ballhoff
Ist Dir wiedermal sehr gut gelungen!
27. November 2018, 18:37
Daniel Klink
Wusste gar nicht das es einen Ifa Leopard gab. Schiesst der mit Sand? ;)
27. November 2018, 18:38
28. November 2018, 13:47
Maxim Scale Soul
Looks pretty nice, bro!
28. October, 00:04
Michael Franz
Many thanks!
30. October, 07:24

October 24, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
3 | 4. December 2017, 08:47
Bastian Bäuerle
Interesting project, waiting for more...
4. December 2017, 16:45
Bart Goesaert
I'm in...
4. December 2017, 16:53
Bart Goesaert
looks nice, the soldered seams will need a lot of sanding it seems
21. December 2017, 09:47
Zsolt Czegle
Awesome!
8. January 2018, 12:26
24. October, 23:50

October 16, 2020

Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 61 images
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In progress
Scratchbuilt
 
16. October, 12:18

September 14, 2020

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
14. September, 08:17

August 14, 2020

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
14. August, 07:29
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
8 | 30. July, 12:10
Tom B.
Oh that´s interesting :) Are you going to do a diorama of the Chernobyl firefighters? Anyway I´m definetly keeping an eye on this
30. July, 16:58
Nathan Dempsey
I was just looking at this kit earlier today. This is going to be a good one :)
30. July, 18:58
Neuling
Very impressive and dynamic diorama! Top work! From what I see it´s a good kit. Your dio brings it on my wish list.
13. August, 09:33
Nathan Dempsey
Wow, that came out great. Such an awesome build! A fine tribute to these doomed heroes.
13. August, 12:55
Alec K
Top notch work
13. August, 13:35
Michael Franz
Many thanks @ all!
14. August, 07:19

August 11, 2020

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
Modellversium
11. August, 13:58
Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
Modellversium
1 | 11. August, 13:57

July 31, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
2 | 5. August 2019, 14:09
Holger Kranich
Damn great (big) project! I am definately in! :)
5. August 2019, 14:30
Michael Franz
Many thanks - first of all, biggest horror: Watching Titanic the movie to see lot of clothes :) :( Happy wive .... :) :)
5. August 2019, 14:46
Holger Kranich
I think i watched that movie 50 times. Yes with wifey and a lot of tears. ;) I think they worked pretty correct regabrding the ships details.
5. August 2019, 15:02
Holger Kranich
Where did you get all this figures? What a work to paint ´em all! 8)
5. August 2019, 15:08
Spanjaard
lots of fun ahead... painting all those figures would not be my favorite thing to do ;)
6. August 2019, 07:57
Michael Franz
Oh believe me - it not my favorite job .... absolutely not :) The figuresa re from ZLPLA specially made for the coming Titanic :)
8. August 2019, 13:00
Slavo Hazucha
There is even a stripe with different dogs among the figures! Would be a cool theme to set them up on deck, all barking at the Iceberg... :D

Couple of years, big-ship models advancing to 1:100 and we will get aftermarket ship-rats too...

Btw. ship build looks very promising too... ;)
31. July, 12:10
Tim
Wow what a great model to take on. You will have have to do the 1/200 Titanic searcher after too ????. I will enjoy seei ng your progress and techniques, thanks for sharing.
31. July, 15:51
Michael Franz owns this item
31. July, 08:11

July 30, 2020

Michael Franz owns this item
30. July, 12:10
Michael Franz owns this item
30. July, 11:57
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
4 | 28. August 2011, 20:17
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Michael Franz
I have made the decals myself and printed at decalprint .... not 100% (a bit silvering not avoid) but better then the ones from Peddinghaus ....
1. February 2017, 08:49
Deano Johns
Hi there.

Quick question. What type of Aluminium mesh did you use for the walk ways?

Thanks
6. July, 23:39
Rui S
An out of scale 1:1, hand granade ??? in photo 229???
J.kidding :D
looks great, and it is great
7. July, 12:15
Neuling
Michael I admire your endurance! And your impressive build of course!
7. July, 17:43
Michael Franz
I used aluminium mesh from modulor.
7. July, 21:34
Olivier
Kolossal ! No other word...

And you started in 2011 ? Can that be true ?
7. July, 22:00
Deano Johns
Thanks for the idea to look at Modulor. can you remember what dimensions you used for the mesh walkways?
17. July, 15:11
Michael Franz
Unfortunately not .... I looked in my stash but I do not have anything left to measure it ... I am very sorry ...
30. July, 11:49

June 30, 2020

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
Modellversium
30. June, 13:15
Michael Franz and Chaz Gordon are now mates.
30. June, 13:14

June 24, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
3 | 20. November 2019, 09:28
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Edward Turner
Outstanding Work!! looks like the one that was close to my home about 45 years ago! I build N and HO Trains; and this would be a Center piece for sure!

Did you base this work on a photo?

Eddie
23. June, 12:29
Soeren .
Wow... Fantastic work with so many little details!
23. June, 12:36
Olivier
Words fail me !
23. June, 17:42
Urban Gardini
Oh, I'm struggling to find words for this masterpiece!
23. June, 17:46
Jeroen -
Utterly brilliant and then some... So very convincing!
23. June, 18:14
Spanjaard
The more i see it , more i like it
24. June, 10:23
Chaz Gordon
Wow, Just WOW.

OK, I get how you would plan the build of the structure and the Diorama, but all the equipment, stock, tools, logs and all the hundreds (Thousands?) of little detail pieces?

It looks like you assembled all of the detail parts first, how do you even begin to work out how much you need, or do you just over-do it and put any excess in the stash? Seems I would find the need for the detail parts as I went, which makes for a long build.
28. June, 03:36
Michael Franz
Many thanks at all! I have built structure by structure, then added the interior to each structure before adding its roof. All the small parts are made of resin or white metal and primed with a spray can in brown (wood) or rust (metal), then all small stuff painted at once in many different colors .... then weathered with chalks and alcohol .... then placed all around the scenery :)
30. June, 13:07

April 30, 2020

Michael Franz added a new article to his personal gallery:
Modellversium
30. April, 06:40

March 24, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Cartwright's Machine Shop
Scratchbuilt
21. February, 12:32
Spanjaard
excellent
22. February, 16:02
Mike Kryza
Very nice Dio! . Scratch build?
22. February, 16:46
Michael Franz
The building is a wooden kit of Fine Scale Miniatures
24. February, 09:31
Neuling
Very pleasing diorama!
24. February, 20:03
Michael Franz
Thanks a lot!
28. February, 10:50
gorbygould
WOW! Fantastic dio!
4. March, 16:23
Rui S
Beautiful work. As usual.
23. March, 23:43
Munkyslut
Bloody gorgeous piece of art! Excellent ;)
24. March, 01:04
Alex K
epic...
24. March, 01:25
Michael Franz
Many, many thanks! :)
24. March, 08:43

March 19, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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Project: M48 AVLB
1:35 M48 AVLB (Dragon 3606)
2. January 2019, 10:57
Bart Goesaert
impressive vehicle, clean build too... how will yu display it, with the bridge extended?
8. January 2019, 10:07
Neuling
Looks good so far. I also had this kit on my wishlist, but in the end refrained from buying it because of a review which said the bridge is of minor quality. Is this true?
8. January 2019, 10:15
Michael Franz
Yes that's true. The parts of the bridge and the loading mechanism are not that high than the M48 itself. Also the plastic seems to be different (much harder), poor details and fitting is far away of the high standard of the M48 itself. If I had knew that before - I wouldn't have bought it.
8. January 2019, 10:43
Michael Franz
Not yet sure how to dispaly it. Will decide it when the bridge is finished and I'll know the space needed for the whole thing :)
8. January 2019, 10:44
Neuling
Thank you Michael. Carry on! I am coping with a similar problem while building the "Diamond Wrecker" (Mirror Models). It shure is a good kit, but the plastic material does not glue firmly, so I have to add aditional structures and use instant glue to stabilize the build.
8. January 2019, 14:46
Michael Valentan
Nice kit...built the same bridgelayer on a Centurion in full scratch...including the bridge. Looking forward how this one is detailed. So i will stay tuned in...
8. January 2019, 15:35
9. January 2019, 00:25
Brian Eberle
Cancelled? Sad news. Your build is farther along than mine and looks very good so far. The launcher needed slot of work. Seam lines need significant work. What are you doing with your cancelled project?
19. March, 11:12
Michael Valentan
Why cancelled? Sad to hear, the build went good so far as i can see on the pictures...ok, details on the launcher are poor, but do the originals have more??
19. March, 12:23
Bart Goesaert
a real bummer...
19. March, 16:06

February 28, 2020

Michael Franz owns this item
28. February, 10:50

February 27, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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14. January 2019, 14:41
Stephan H.
Gefällt mir sehr gut - Lack, Transkiteinbau, Felgen.
30. January 2019, 09:51
Thomas K.
Sehr gut geworden, schönes Auto!
30. January 2019, 22:06
4. February 2019, 16:09
Neuling
Thomas hat recht.
4. February 2019, 18:19
Karl Briffa
Very nice, well done
27. February, 12:30

February 22, 2020

Michael Franz added a new project.
22. February 2016, 09:47
22. February, 18:44

February 21, 2020

Michael Franz added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 35 images
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Completed
Scratchbuilt
 
21. February, 12:26

February 13, 2020

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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2. January 2019, 10:55
4. January 2019, 12:14
Denilson Martins
Amazing build! Congratulations
13. February, 12:57

December 10, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
2. December 2019, 09:08
scalemates
tuned in!
2. December 2019, 09:13
Michael Papay
Wie gewohnt eine schöne Lackierarbeit von dir. Hatte ich gar nicht auf dem Schirm das diese Tarnung drei Farbig ist, dachte die wäre Schwarz und nur ein Grünton
2. December 2019, 09:24
Michael Franz
Yes, two nearly same looking green colors :) And the dark grey ... :)
2. December 2019, 09:37
Stephan Ryll
Very nice „Flap Flap"
10. December 2019, 18:57
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Sikorsky H-34
1:48 H-34G.lll/UH-34J (Italeri 2712)
2. December 2019, 09:09
10. December 2019, 11:30
Erik Leijdens
Fantastic!
10. December 2019, 11:30
Augie
Love it :)
10. December 2019, 12:41
Neuling
Sehr schön!
10. December 2019, 15:38
Stephan Ryll
Very nice and colourful build
10. December 2019, 18:54
Michael Franz owns this item
10. December 2019, 08:24
Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Alouette III
Scratchbuilt
2. December 2019, 09:11

December 9, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
27. May 2019, 08:31
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Michael Franz
Thanks @all!
8. August 2019, 13:00
Slavo Hazucha
Nice oh nice... Good job on this big-scale monster!
12. August 2019, 20:09
Soeren .
Really nice!
What do you think about the kit? Any tips regarding the building etc?
16. September 2019, 10:36
Soeren .
Really nice!

Any tips or suggestions regarding the build process?
16. September 2019, 10:36
Olivier
Very impressive !
16. September 2019, 10:54
Tim Heimer
Nicely done!
16. September 2019, 13:12
Michael Franz
Many thanks! The kit is good ... a smaller gap between the two halfes of the fuselage on top behind the cockpit but this gap is hidden under other parts - no problem here. One small mistake in the instructions (it shows the two ammo boxes behind the pilot seats - no space left for the machine gunners then. I did not know that and made it wrong here)
But the kit itself is fantastic!
16. September 2019, 15:00
Dariusz Szopiński
Hi Michael, I just came across the gallery of your MH-60L model, great work! I have a question because I see that you haven't used two M230 rifles on your model. Do you plan to use them in another set? If not and you still have them, I will gladly buy them from you. These rifles are the F and G frame parts twice F13, F26, F27, F45 and G30. Greetings,
Darek
9. December 2019, 11:36

December 5, 2019

Michael Franz added a new photoalbum.
1 | 27. September 2019, 08:03
Neuling
Schönes Löschboot.
20. November 2019, 18:20
Łukasz Gliński
Very cool! Love it! Where did you find this kit? ;)
20. November 2019, 20:05
Tom ...
Like Lukasz said....?
20. November 2019, 21:29
Michael Franz
ebay .... with luck .... very old kit (in the same package as on the picture here).... from Austria ... for a fair price :)
22. November 2019, 07:12
Maik Berlin
Never seen something similar - wonderful subject and wonderful work!
22. November 2019, 12:53
Les Medve
vey cool
5. December 2019, 20:41

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