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24. July, 14:57
gorbygould wants this item
1:72 A7V (EMHAR 935003)
A7V Sturmpanzer German WWI Tank
EMHAR 1:72
2016 | Changed box
24. July, 14:56

July 19, 2020

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
5 | 18. July, 16:49
Looks good and deserves a diorama!
18. July, 17:48
Łukasz Gliński
Wow, it's so tiny. Lovely nap motto, I'm gonna adopt it :)
18. July, 20:38
Alex K
Never let the "truth" get in the way of a good Gorby build!
18. July, 20:43
18. July, 20:56
Mirko Römer
Great camo, looks awesome!
18. July, 21:41
Nice built! Some of these early tanks had camouflage like that, I thought so? Anyway the Airfix male and female tanks which I have in my stash, support a somewhat similar camouflage. The reason I want to build models is also because of interesting camo.
So what is this "Ernest Percival Tudor-Hart zigzag camouflage" you are talking about???
19. July, 01:30
Jay Dubya
There's your explanation Mr VG, however, I think Gorby has been ghostwriting.
19. July, 06:33
:D :D :D
Thanks very much mates, I'm pleased you all seemed like this tiny thing.
R VG: How very remiss of me, I forgot there aren't any decent image online of that scheme so I've added one of the tank (model) in this camo to the photos. Tudor-Hart must have had a pretty decent war as he seemed to have been smashed out of his skull on psychedelic chemicals and playing with crayons for a good part of it.

Thanks for that link Jay, very interesting read. One thing did stand out for me from the article. When taking about using this pattern for warships he said "At a distance these colors were supposed to mix optically, assuming a general gray tone." Then why not paint them grey… erm, perhaps battleship grey?

Neuling: I do have a dio in mind, but this will only be a playing a supporting role as the star is intend to be something a little more spectacular (I hope). Don't hold your breath, it may be a month or two yet.

Thanks again. :)
19. July, 09:33

July 18, 2020

gorbygould added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 6 images
18. July, 16:47
gorbygould owns this item
18. July, 16:43

July 17, 2020

gorbygould and Evander Borg are now mates.
17. July, 05:45

June 29, 2020

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
View album, image #2
Project: A very civil Tilly
1 | 28. June, 15:16
I've been a Scalemates member for many years and I still can never remember how to assign a kit to this – I really wish it wasn't so complicated. I created the project from the kit in the stash and then attached the project to the new album, which is the way I thought it was done, and it still hasn't done it!
28. June, 15:33
Alex K
I simply love this - and I mean the full monty: the Austin Tilly per se, the representation of a civil example, the personal / family stories (and photo) and Gorby's usual highly entertaining presentation text. It's one of those moments I'm happy I joined Scalemates. Thank you and thumbs up
28. June, 15:55
Wow! Thanks very much Alex. I'm a bit lost for words, which is pretty unusual for me. :)
28. June, 17:21
Lovely build! A balanced combination of beauty and realism.
29. June, 09:23
Thanks very much mate.
29. June, 16:14

June 28, 2020

gorbygould added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 6 images
28. June, 15:13
gorbygould completed this item
28. June, 15:10

June 19, 2020

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
1. March, 14:19
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Great job Gorby! I thought the color is a primer, and it will look finally like pic 1. The paint is may be a left over from your Roland? ;) Would be a nice pair together!
16. June, 20:50
:D :D :D
Thanks mates for the comments.
Michael: The Jehlik AV is a future possibility, but due to it's size I'm going to have to resort to 1/72!
Frank: The colour is the nearest I could find to WWI battleship grey, but who knows what colour it would really have been - I don't. I've tried persuading Roland to pose with it, but he's just cowering on the shelf and won't go anywhere near the monster.
18. June, 13:32
Frank Krüger
Incredible !!!!! A fortress on wheels. Impressive!!! Perfectly done ... :)
18. June, 15:02
Praise indeed coming from you Frank. Thanks very much. :)
18. June, 16:45
Jay Dubya
Now I'd like to see the size of the truck you'd need to take it to the actual battlefield. Didn't this thing have a top speed around 10mph?
19. June, 09:50
I should imagine that if it managed to get to 10mph the designers would have thrown a party to celebrate. If they had ever built any, the more likely outcome would probably be the stripping all the gears in the gearboxes, before it exploded into a million pieces taking a significant part of Texas with it.
Thereby resulting in the score: American industrial ingenuity 0, Mexican donkey 1. ;)
19. June, 16:39
Ha ha ha
19. June, 19:23
Łukasz Gliński
Ah those silly colonials ;)
19. June, 20:47

April 11, 2020

gorbygould and Rafael Lang are now mates.
11. April, 06:49

April 1, 2020

gorbygould and TonyTigger66 are now mates.
1. April, 05:44

March 6, 2020

gorbygould and Paul Juliano are now mates.
6. March, 16:29

March 1, 2020

gorbygould and Duncan Black are now mates.
1. March, 18:20
gorbygould added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 24 images
1. March, 14:14

February 26, 2020

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
15. February, 16:40
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Thanks very much Alec. I'm pleased that you enjoyed my efforts, although, a little concerned that someone may actually follow my advice. It's never done me any good. :D
As you enjoyed that, I'll let you into a secret – I've decided what my next scratch-build is going to be, Google 'holt 150 ton field monitor'. It's going to be a whopper!

You're right, this one didn't seem to go down that well on Brexitmodeller (A very unfortunate name – but the 'Brexit' bit has nothing to do with this 'leaving Europe' business). It's only got a very small membership (I don''t think the name helps) but they're are a great bunch of nut-jobs who rarely take anything seriously. Which is why I like it. I usually repeat my stuff on Britmodeller as well, and it got a much better reception there.
17. February, 15:19
Alec K
Wow! That looks very ambitious. Send us a link to your WIP thread on Brexit or Britmodeller when you get started so we don't have wait until it's all over
18. February, 03:21
Will do Alec.
18. February, 14:41
gorby, just found it - well done mate Looked into your build report: nice, but you should offer your spray booth a new filter ;)
25. February, 18:06
25. February, 18:08
gorby, regarding your new project - search here or Google 'russian tsar tank'. Saw a model at a exhibition, very impressive ;)
25. February, 18:33
Nathan Dempsey
What a great build Gorby! I'm glad you persevered with this build.
25. February, 18:46
Thanks very much mates. :)
Bughunter: Yes it is very, very impressive and I did give it some thought, but to do it justice it needs to be built by a significantly better modelled than myself. Someone like Angel or, errmmm, let me think, eerrrmmmm, are yes, BUGHUNTER! Go on, I dare you. ;)
26. February, 10:58

February 18, 2020

gorbygould wants this item
18. February, 18:03
gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
2. April 2017, 18:21
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You're too kind gorby, since the spotlight is on you here. My last post was a flop, but because of kind people like you, I'm not afraid to show where my skills are. A little embarrassment is a good kick in the ass. You got yourself another follower!
12. January, 22:17
13. January, 14:06
David Deavall
Very nice indeed
2. February, 14:45
Thanks David.
2. February, 15:22
Roberto Rocat
Good works
2. February, 19:01
Thanks mate
3. February, 15:19
Good work! Specially the ME 262! Love that plane
17. February, 17:50
Thanks Micky.
I'm surprised that this one keeps cropping up. As they were my first builds they certainly aren't the ones I'm proudest off.
18. February, 14:41

February 15, 2020

gorbygould completed this item
15. February, 16:36
gorbygould added a new project.
1:48 I-16 Type 24 (Eduard 8149)
15. February, 16:36

January 26, 2020

gorbygould wants this item
26. January, 07:49

January 13, 2020

gorbygould wants this item
13. January, 18:45

January 12, 2020

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
11. January, 16:14
Aleš Pražák
Great work!
11. January, 17:34
Dave Flitton
Awesome presentation, loved the description for each picture.
11. January, 18:52
Juergen Klinglhuber
I have to concor to Ales statement - realy GREAT work.
11. January, 18:53
Sehr schöne Bilder. The black and white look gives a nostalgic touch.
11. January, 19:39
Alec K
Great pictures and narrative
11. January, 20:29
That looks amazing, no excuse needed to post your work sir...
11. January, 21:06
Łukasz Gliński
Reading it in the evening is a pure pleasure
11. January, 21:32
looks really good. would love to have a closer look at the 262 and the stuka :)
12. January, 01:04
Thanks for all the nice comments mates. :)
I'm not worthy (plainly a load of tosh, but I need to keep up the pretence of looking humble). :D
Spanjaard: The Stuka is in my Albums and the 262 is too shy to show it's face in public, so I'm afraid I can't show any more photos of it. ;)
12. January, 16:34
yes, i have seen again the album of the stuka, very nice indeed. i will have a look at gain, when i do mine one day
12. January, 21:37
gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
29. December 2019, 10:42
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Murad ÖZER
Gorbygould all around it's a really very wonderful scene there ! 8)
30. December 2019, 03:26
Florent Thouret
excellent !!!
30. December 2019, 04:09
Alec K
Very nice build and dio. Keep that modeling prose coming
30. December 2019, 09:05
Tim Heimer
Wow! Just awesome!
30. December 2019, 14:40
Wow! I didn't think this one would get much attention. Thanks very much for all your lovely comments.
Who would have guessed that some people actually like the gibberish I spout. Very odd. ;)
30. December 2019, 15:55
Thanks very much James.
As the dio seems to be popular, there are more photos of it here:
Dealing with my hanger issues. 1/48 Scratch built Hanger dio. | Album by gorbygould (1:48)
30. December 2019, 17:48
missed this one before, very nice
12. January, 01:07
Thanks very much Spanjaard. :)
12. January, 16:31

January 5, 2020

gorbygould and Andrea Brenco are now mates.
5. January, 07:53

December 29, 2019

gorbygould added a new project.
1:48 Gloster Meteor F.1 - V-1 (Fieseler Fi103) (Tamiya 61065)
29. December 2019, 10:36

December 26, 2019

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
1 | 14. December 2019, 15:11
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Thanks very much Bernhard. :)
Alex: I did consider doing the XF-85 Goblin, but I really enjoyed doing the twiddly bits on the steamer. I also quite enjoyed making it up as I went along, rather than building an exact miniature of reality. Which is probably a complete anathema to most of the modellers on ScaleMates.
24. December 2019, 15:30
Chris Greathouse
You should scratch make vehicles from the animated movie, Steamboy... My all time favorite steam era type movie. Even if you don't like animated movies, this one will still suck you in, it's so good :) So many funky vehicles. If you haven't seen it, you might find it online free, but is totally worth the couple dollars from a streaming service. I would love to see you make attempt Ray Steam's Monocycle. Youtube Video

24. December 2019, 18:45
Thanks for the suggestion Chirs, I'll have a look into that. :)
I hope you have a happy Xmas to all you good'un's out there in ScaleMates land.
25. December 2019, 07:28
You could make a Miles M52
25. December 2019, 10:30
Pity it was never a 1:1
25. December 2019, 10:32
it certainly looks great to me!
25. December 2019, 20:47
Chris Greathouse
What would be cooler?? Another awesome aircraft (tons of aircraft on scalemates), or an awesome steampunk monowheel that's scratch built?
25. December 2019, 21:34
Thanks for the comments and suggestions mates. Very much appreciated. :)
26. December 2019, 16:31

December 14, 2019

gorbygould added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 10 images
14. December 2019, 14:59

November 20, 2019

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
3. November 2019, 17:28
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Not wishing to be a "history nazi", but the curtains aren't as outlandish as you might think: (second row, seventh image)

The googly eye, on the other hand... ;)
16. November 2019, 20:29
Thanks mates. :)
Nigel: The curtain decals came with the kit. The googly eyes were an after-market resin detail update set because I wanted to go that extra mile to make it as (in)accurate as possible – very, very expensive, nearly 50p for 50!!!! So I've got plenty more in my googly-eye stash. I wonder what a Stuka would look like with googl…… ;)
17. November 2019, 09:38
David Andrs
I hope this is not your last WWI build...
19. November 2019, 00:23
It certainly won't be, but it may be the last one with wings, at least for quite some time to come. The build I did after this, was a WWI tank. You don't have to rig those. ;)
19. November 2019, 10:45
David Andrs
hehe :) rigging those biplanes is a zen like experience - at least for me. If you ever get that craving again, I highly recommend trying something from WnW. They build beautifully. Just saying - no pressure :-D
19. November 2019, 13:07
Ben M
I love the fishy so much. Great build of a great subject! Don't forget, it's the GREAT war.
19. November 2019, 18:19
Well done but shouldn't you never say never
19. November 2019, 20:02
Thanks mates.
20. November 2019, 15:51

November 3, 2019

gorbygould added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 10 images
1:48 ROLAND C.II (Eduard 8043)
3. November 2019, 17:25

October 31, 2019

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
27. April 2019, 09:08
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Thanks very much Frank, your praise has made my day! :)
Up until this, tanks were of little interest to me, but I thoroughly enjoyed this build, probably more than any model I've ever done. It kept my brain working right to the end. I'm not saying that there will be no more aircraft from me, but there will certainly be more AFV in my near future.
3. May 2019, 15:44
Jean-Michel Tilquin
Wow! I missed this one, but the view from the trend is impressive, so real!
5. July 2019, 17:19
Thanks very much Jean-Michel. I'm glad you like it. :)
6. July 2019, 17:03
What a great job!!!! I knew I was missing some great builds in those months that I was out of SCM
24. August 2019, 17:41
Superb job mate
24. August 2019, 17:46
Thanks very much Spanjaard!
24. August 2019, 17:55
Dale Marston
Very Nice.
30. October 2019, 23:46
Thanks Dale
31. October 2019, 16:01

August 24, 2019

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
24. August 2019, 14:18
24. August 2019, 15:00
That's fantastic!
My favourite Gerry Anderson TV prog back in the early 70's, such cool machines, the SHADO's, the Interceptors, even Strakers car
24. August 2019, 15:10
24. August 2019, 16:30
Fantastic job gorbygould!!! I have to remember your gorbygamy technique!
24. August 2019, 17:38
I'm glad you like it, I'm quite pleased how it turned out.
Thanks for taking the time to comment. :)
24. August 2019, 17:53
gorbygould added a new project.
24. August 2019, 14:11

August 10, 2019

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
7. July 2019, 10:34
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Gordon Sørensen
Great looking work area, gorby! If only mine was as neat and organized...
10. August 2019, 09:45
Thanks mates.
That's a good name for the room Urban, although I'm not sure I would be classed as entirely sane.
Gordon: I wish mine was that neat and organised as well! The photos are before any plastic was mangled. I've added another photo on the end to give a more accurate image of what's it's like in use.
10. August 2019, 10:24
ventilation shaft will certainly be copied :)
10. August 2019, 10:42
Urban Gardini
Well, of course you're not able to classify as sane. You're after all a modeller...
10. August 2019, 10:45
:D (I assume that is supposed to represent laughing – it looks more like constipation to me).
Spanjaard: The ducting was one of my slightly better ideas. It doesn't get rid of the paint smells completely, but it's much better than it was. Incidentally the stuff I used is called 'Kair System 100 Rectangular'. I bought it from a well known South American river ;) and it was quite a reasonable price - £37 all in. The brackets are overpriced but I managed to do it with just one of them.
10. August 2019, 11:10
Alec K
Very nice job Gorby, and considering your self-reported aversion to labor a laudable effort indeed. I envy the natural light (my cave is in the basement, so no cigar). Nice work on the tool storage and compressor mounting as well
10. August 2019, 12:41
Thanks Alec. I had hoped those years of manual labour were behind me, it's not good for your health you know. The compressor mounting works well – the rubber shelf mounting and the rubber mat absorb quite a lot of the vibration, so it sounds much quieter.
10. August 2019, 16:27
i actually have part of the stuff already... i had a couple of tubes leftover from some crazy idea during the renovation of our place... i just need the ends of it, and i have it almost done. well, i need to connect it to the window, but i have an idea about it :)
10. August 2019, 20:45


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