Treehugger Ooh, I've always wanted to make such a diorama. I might want to copy this some time later. :] I got all kinds of led's and stuff for some other project (1:350 Enterprise NC1701A refit). Somehow I would ideally want to avoid relying on using styrene, which seems both expensive and a little too tedious imo for such large things.
12. July, 17:47
Treehugger What materials would you recommend using for building something like this?
12. July, 17:48
Christian Lehmann I used high density styrol. I made templates of plywood for the circle shaped parts. I bought a hot wire cutter to cut it.
Thomas Wirsching Allmächt, sehr schön gemacht! Vielleicht sollte ich auch mal in den Club beitreten (war vor gefühlt 25 Jahren schonmal kurz dabei mußte aber aus Zeitgründen wieder raus). Braucht Ihr noch einen Allround-Modellbauer in euren Reihen?
26. January, 13:07
Christian Lehmann Klar doch! Schau doch einfach beim nächsten Treffen mal vorbei. Ist am 20.02. Den Ort findest du auf der Internetseite.
26. January, 13:40
Thomas Wirsching Ich schau mal ob ich´s schaff im Februar. Hatte schon vor mich dieses Jahr mal umzusehen. Ist besser mit Gleichgesinnten als nur "Einzelkämpfer"
Stefan Fraundorfer Hallo Christian, die Bezeichnung "Großes" Torpedoboot G-39 ist ein Widerspruch in Sich, wenn man das Foto mit der Ein-Cent-Münze sieht. Auf jeden Fall hast du es toll gebaut, gealtert und super in Szene gesetzt.
Christian Lehmann Thank´s Christian. I will proceed with an L-39 that I started one year ago. Derfflinger has to wait. Nevertheless there are some lessons lerned from this project especially when I worked with acryl gel. The tuffest job at this project was the rigging of the masts. The filament I used was that fine that it was difficult to hold it with the tweezers.
Steve Hays I just picked up this model. It seems you applied a very heavy wash to the panels.
31. December 2019, 01:55
Christian Lehmann Yes I did. Especially at the wings to give it more deepness to avoid that it looks boring I also tried to work with Grey and Brown pin wahes on the black Areas for the same purpose. And because it is SciFi nobody can say that it is not realistic
31. December 2019, 09:58
Konrad Limmer Very Cool Christian! The Tie looks really dangerours !
Steve Hays How was the build overall? I know they are basically snap together, but I saw a couple of videos that convinced me to try one of the Bandai kits. Can you see the details well in the cockpit?
Christian Lehmann @ Steve: The build was without problems. I Always build them with the transparent part. This limits a little bit the view inside the cockpit. Ilumination would be an option. But Bandai also offers the oportunity to buit the kits only with a frame for the windows without transparent parts. This might allow a better view inside. In deed they are snapkits but I always glue them to avoid non closed joints which was a Problem at the AT-ST I built. I also prime and paint them in general.
31. December 2019, 17:40
Steve Hays @ Christian: once I finish some of the other models I have, I'll get started on this on, if I can resist building it.
The details look really good. I've been thinking about the illumination problem and thinking about building my own base with a glow tube running into the back and a light source in the base. I'll post it once I have it done.
I want to do several of the AT-ST kits. A lot of options and kit bashing there.
Tim Heimer I wish I could paint half as well as that!
17. November 2019, 13:46
Christian Lehmann Thank you mates.
@Tim: It is not so difficult as it seems. I think it is most important to find an own style and not to imitate the style of other people. If you like the result of what you did it is o.k.
Christian Lehmann During vacation I finished the figures that I bought and started in the mid 90's and which were lost in my stash. The plan is to build a small Vignette. So this is the first step to do this. They are built out of the box with exeption of the heads which have been replaced by hose of Ultracast which are light years better and the belts at the Rifles made of metal foil.