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
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...
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??
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,