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12. December 2020, 23:54
Alan Crawford
It'd be nice if somebody just sold a big box of the wooden boxes, with maybe a few metal canister or two. I've got a ludicrous number of sets of this to buy because the Hornisse/Nashorn fighting compartment floor was apparently covered in boxed rounds, 24 in total.
12. December 2020, 23:59
Alan Crawford
Acquired a 3D printer. Producing 88mm round boxes seems like a nice simple project to start with.
25. January, 22:43

January 23, 2021

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January 20, 2021

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January 16, 2021

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January 7, 2021

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December 28, 2020

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December 27, 2020

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December 24, 2020

Alan Crawford added a new project.
1:35 Neubaufahrzeug (Amusing Hobby 35A003)1:35 North by Northwest (Bison Decals 35073)
 
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December 19, 2020

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December 18, 2020

Alan Crawford
I've uploaded a new version of the instructions for this one. I'd appreciate any feedback - unlike the Dragon 6204 instructions that I did recently, where the document is essentially cleaned up high DPI scanned instructions, and weighs in at about 22MB, this one's a lot smaller (about 6MB) because I've spent the best part of two weeks on it, replacing stuff like the sprue layouts with vector artwork, and turning each page into a combination of bitmaps (for the photos from the instructions, albeit reverse halftoned to improve appearance) and vector artwork for lines, paint callouts, symbols etc.

I've tried to replace all text with proper, searchable text, using the closest font matches I could find for the original document. However, the Japanese and Chinese text is rather iffy (done using free online OCR tools) and there are almost certainly errors (ditto for all non-English text - although anything like that is just bad typing) plus in some places I just gave in, and left the Chinese or Japanese text as a bitmap.

If the response is positive, I'll maybe try reworking some more of Dragon's "photo" instructions this way - they're just huge and unwieldy as raw scans, but this one probably took close to 100hrs of work (I'm not working, plenty of free time) so if there's no real demand, the only ones that'll appear are where I want them for myself (I'd like to redo 6204 plus the Dragon Hornisse and Nashorn kits, but it's a *lot* of work).
1 | 18. December 2020, 18:47
Alan Crawford
Anybody know which type of gun is shown being towed in the box art? I’m assuming Russian, just from this being the “Russian version” boxing, and the GAZ-type wheels on the trailer that the gun trails/spades are resting on. So, presumably a fairly heavy gun, split trails, fairly large spades that are detached for towing, anybody want to take a guess?
18. December 2020, 02:19
Alan Crawford added a new project.
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1:35 SU-122-54 (MiniArt 37042)1:35 Armament for Soviet SU-122-54: 1x122 mm D-49 gun barrel, 1x14,5 mm KPVT (Aber 35L-298)1:35 Barrel for Soviet MG KPVT tank version (Universal) (Aber 35L183)1+
 
18. December 2020, 01:56
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1:35 T-54-1 (MiniArt 37003)1:35 Armament for soviet medium tank T54 -1 early version (Aber 35 L-254)1:35 Barrel for Russian 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun DShK for T-54/55 or BTR-60 (Aber 35 L-118)1+
 
18. December 2020, 01:52
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December 16, 2020

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December 15, 2020

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December 9, 2020

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9. December 2020, 19:49
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December 5, 2020

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9. June 2020, 20:24
Alan Crawford
Hmm, suspect I'll have to pick up the SBS engine to replace the engine bits from the CMK set (which were to replace the resin bits from the Profipack, which were to replace the plastic bits from the Gavia kit). Basing this purely on the quality of SBS' engine set for the Gladiator, which was absolutely gorgeous.
5. December 2020, 19:12
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1:35 Centurion A41 Operation Sentry 1945 (Accurate Armour K071)
 
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December 1, 2020

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November 29, 2020

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13. November 2020, 02:11
Alan Crawford
A pretty major decision here - what shade of green? The instructions give a Humbrol paint number that's actually red, and while it is likely supposed to be "British racing green" that's a very vaguely defined color. The research I've done suggests that it should probably be No.25 (Light Brunswick Green) or No.26 (Medium Brunswick Green) from the original 30s BS standard (225 and 226 in BS381C).

However, I'm unaware of anybody who makes good matches for these colors in model-friendly paints. If I wanted to paint, say, a shed, it'd be easy to get a can in a UK hardware store, but getting this as an acrylic or an enamel in a couple of 17ml ti let's...
29. November 2020, 01:45

November 28, 2020

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November 25, 2020

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1 | 5. November 2020, 00:56
Alan Crawford
Changed the car kit - 2-door cabriolet was wrong for the figures. The Masterbox kit is rougher around the edges but can still be AMS-ed, has 4 doors and can be built with hood down and windows too. Looks to be basically the same as the Miniart Cabriolet A, but I plan to build that as a pre-war civilian vehicle. The North Star PE for the Tourenwagen looks good too, if expensive.
25. November 2020, 03:16
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November 20, 2020

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20. November 2020, 02:26

November 18, 2020

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Project: T-44
1:35 Soviet T44 (Accurate Armour K062)
1 | 17. November 2020, 01:27
Neuling
Alan, it was very interesting to read your report honestly mentioning every flaw you can see on this build. I guess you will do better next time. And: sometimes less is more ..........
17. November 2020, 09:41
Rui S
I've some resin kits and I still didn't have the courage to start one. I agree that the green could be darker, but I think the weathering is good and the base also
Looking forward to se your new T44 8)
17. November 2020, 21:54
Alan Crawford
This was actually pretty straightforward as resin kits go - very low part count, good fit (after I nuked the upper hull to get it perfectly square) and an easy build. Where it went wrong was the weathering. If I'd kept the chipping to just high wear areas, I'd be OK with it, even if it's a little over-enthusiastic. The paint was WEM's 4BO Green which is good for pre-1941 or so (I'll be using my remaining stock on a T-35). I tried fixing the color with filters and washes, but they were too subtle.

The next one will be built as the same tank - the Miniart decals include 37179 - but with much lighter wear and probably trying for a summery base and dusty rather than muddy weathering. Still want to pick up Voyager's PE sets and the Aber barrels and DT magazines before I start that one.
18. November 2020, 01:26

November 17, 2020

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1:35 Soviet T44 (Accurate Armour K062)
 
17. November 2020, 01:16

November 16, 2020

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November 15, 2020

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