October 3, 2021
Very nice and clean work! Well done!
Thanks you for appreciating my work! That's nice to hear!
Love this! I also have a CSM car to build in my stash, great inspiration! Well done indeed! 👍 👍 👍
A masterpiece. 👍👍👍
Another high quality achievement, all my compliments 👍👍👍
September 27, 2021
September 26, 2021
Looking forward here .......
Good job on the Maxim gun. I'm about to give up on it - I'm just finding it too challenging to get any strength in the gun mounting structure.
That´s a cool little project! Love all those little details you added there 👍
September 24, 2021
Fantastic painting effects (can you tell us how have you done the wooden floor fading, please?)
Thanks comrades! The model is finished. I'll show you the result soon. The floor and the body are painted with a base layer of Tamiya acrylic, on the outer wooden parts there are 2 layers (wood and base). Then, in several layers, I applied a translucent oil paint of several colors. Where necessary, the top layer is slightly erased mechanically after drying.
Thanks for these details 🙂
The engine is beautifull with all the copper and brass.
Beautiful weathering on this nice kit. All together a great result. мои комплименты! 👍
August 18, 2021
That is exceptionally good!
I agree... Superb pictures as well 👍
Thank you, comrades!
Very Nice work 👍
Excellent work in detailing and weathering!
Thank you mates! I like to work with models, when assembling which you need to add something from yourself. I like to make homemade parts and structural elements. Coloring is also an interesting stage, but it is difficult for me to achieve the desired result in weathering! It turned out in this work and I like the result myself)
You certainly turned the Ark model kit into something exceptional!
How's the build on this kit? I'd love to build an Ausf. D but I keep hearing this kit isn't great!
Adrian, the build took a long time, but with very long breaks. There are no photos of the process before painting
I agree with all of the above, very nice!
August 15, 2021
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July 21, 2021
Dmitry, goed bezig en mooie scratch build. Heb ik altijd bewondering voor.
Interesting project, I am in.
I'm in too 👍
Did you complete this big tractor ?
Olivier, the model is completely collected, it remains to paint. These works are postponed until autumn)
I shall be patient. 😉
July 10, 2021
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June 21, 2021
Very well done
Great looking Gun!
Very good build of an interesting cannon!
Thank you mates! This is a very bad source kit! Many details of the design are missing, many are made incorrectly. I had to change most of the elements and add new ones) I want to build all variants of the 100 mm Skoda howitzer from IBG, but I can't decide yet. Putting these kits in order is not easy!
You have done a great work. Beautiful piece 👍
Well done model. There is loads of items missing from the kit, looks like for future releases IBG added extra sprue (sprue I) to fix obvious issues. Shame IBG didn't notice that the most characteristic part of this howitzer, so position change handle at the rear, is not in the kit. To complete list of missing things: no flap to close visor in the front shield, lack of horizontal adjustment mechanism on the left side of the howitzer, no sight assembly, numerous missing rivets, lack of clasps and features for holding gun accessories like ramrod, cleaning rod, etc.
Thank you Lukas! I fully agree with your opinion about this IBG model. This is probably the worst model of an artillery piece that is currently on sale. The additions made by IBG are minimal and cannot make the model better.
May 25, 2021
Looking good! Following with interest...
Great start Dmitry and lots of fine scratch Details 👍
Interesting! I'm in. Where did you get the information on the brake-hoses and the additional/changed interior?
I'm in! 👍
Thanks mates! In the first photo, a variant of mechanical brakes was taken, but then information appeared that the 247 had air brakes and the rods were removed. The interior is made by analogy with other small armored vehicles (SdKfz 222 and 250). You can guess what kind of ammunition and equipment should be inside the cabin. There is no exact information on the interior of the SDKfz 247 B.
@Dmitry Melnikov Thank you for the information, Dmitry! It's a pity, that no detailed interior pictures are existing. Well, I've got two of the kits. So I will go as per ICM building instructions and the other one similar like yours.
Frank, there are very few photos of this car and they are of poor quality. But there are some good views of the radio station installed on the right side of the combat compartment. I want to do exactly this option. The ICM kit contains a set of radio equipment that could not be installed on this armored vehicle. My model will have a FuG-7 radio station installed. (UKW. E. d + 20-W. S. d)
May 24, 2021
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April 23, 2021
(3) Yes, I try to make additional details from scratch. Many small parts are very easy to make with your own hands from plastic or metal. I rarely use a resin kit and photo-etched parts. These ready-made add-ons required where required conversion or serious error correction model maker
So now we can try and see...
I am sure many eons of practice will be necessary to reach Dmitry's level.
Olivier, there is an old Russian saying "Глаза боятся, а руки делают!". This can be translated as "You never know what you can do till you try"
Thank you very much for this detailed explanation!
I love that old Russian saying. I shall use it as motto.
It will be interesting
Oliver, this kit was added to the project and is visible in the full version (look "1+")!
Nice! We have a saying:"Who doesn't honor the little, isn't worth the big" (in Dutch 😉 . Very beautiful made!
Beautiful detailing, painting and weathering!
I absolutely agree with Mark K!
April 22, 2021
And another great and well detailed kit !!!
I agree with Olivier, Haluk and Eugene: Beautiful! Your careful paint work is inspiring.
Thanks! I'm glad to hear it!
Nicely done. Excellent subtle weathering. The kit is great except for the ridges down the center of tires. I don't know what IBG was thinking.
Thanks Rick! IBG made a good basic kit, but there are a lot of mistakes in this modification. I used the Technical manual TM-9-305 "75mm Gun Material M1897 and Modifications" to make a number of items myself.
Another beauty 👍
Outstanding - love the extra details!
April 15, 2021
Hmmm, I am a little bit confused with german pak 97. Does it have some relations with Schneider 1897 family? Looking forward to your build.
Curious too... In!
Качающаяся часть (люлька и ствол) 75 mm Field gun Schneider 1897 поставлена на лафет противотанковой PAK-38 и ствол оборудован дульным тормозом. Полученному таким образом орудию присвоен индекс PAK 97/38.
This is one artillery system!))) The swinging part (cradle and barrel) of the 75 mm Schneider 1897 field gun is mounted on the carriage of the PAK-38 anti-tank gun, and the barrel is equipped with a muzzle brake. The resulting gun received the index PAK 97/38
Ух ты, я не знал, интересно. У тебя крутая коллекция арт. систем будет!
Орудия первой половины XX века интересно рассматривать в ретроспективе их развития!)))
Интересный проект, успеха в стройке!
Михаил, спасибо! Да, есть определенные планы по доработке этих наборов)
Будет интересно посмотреть) Через запил тягача ГАЗ 61-416 на базе "Эмки" я тоже стал плавно подсаживаться на артиллерийскую тему)
The family will consist of:
#1 75mm French field gun mle 1897 (early production before 1910);
#2 75mm French field gun mle 1897 (modified 1938);
#3 75mm gun M1897, carriage M1897A4 (US modified 1932);
#4 75mm PaK 97/38 (production 1942)
The Assembly of all the guns is almost finished!
This project is finished, but perhaps I will make 2-3 more versions of the gun. For example, I am interested in the installation of guns in the forts "la Ligne Maginot". Hope to be continued!
April 11, 2021
April 8, 2021
Following! I'd like to build this one...
And your is coming up veeeery nicely I think.😉
excellent build so far
Looking good.👍 I'm in. What are you using to do the rivets?
Thank you mates! I cut out rivets from a sheet of plastic (thick 0.3, 0.5 or 0.7 mm). Punch and die homemade. I can get mugs with a diameter of 0.4 to 1.5 mm.
Thx Dmitry. Can you show your "Punch and die homemade" tools?
Do you use Evergreen stuff?
I'd be interested too!😉
Yes, I use Evergreen plastic and profile. This is the best material!
And the "Punch and die homemade" tool?
Changed the shape of the hatch on the back of the tower
February 13, 2021
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Very cool man! I have seen this kind of howitzer before but never looked at it in such detail. I love everything that is a little oddball and this howitzer definitely goes along that line. The scratch work you did is amazing! I am very excitd to see all of that with paint over it. Great work!
Thanks! I'm interested in seeing the result myself))))
Amazing detail work. As usual 👍
amazing scratch, certainly!
Added a new photo. I used parts of the artillery limder from Trumpeter kit 02307. Improvements were made to limber for the earlier version.
Great detailing as usua 👍l. Nice progress
Thanks! To be continued...)))
I took only limber from the Trumpeter's kit. I will not use the other parts. This kit is very inaccurate in size.
October 28, 2020
October 27, 2020
October 26, 2020
Impressiv detail work 👍
It is probably the best result made from ARK kit I have ever seen 🙂
Some many added details... The result is impressive.
October 25, 2020
Nice KV 👍
I like this color green and the weathering. Well done!
Great work! Especially the self-made 50 litre fuel tanks. Are the aftermarket wheels by DT-35 still available?
Wow, coolness!!! 👍
Nice looking KV Dmitry👍
Like this tank)