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Online vodkafan

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2017, 02:28:04 AM »
I so need to do this.....but I would need a month off work  :-[
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Offline Gunbird

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2017, 11:52:14 AM »
I so need to do this.....but I would need a month off work  :-[

Turn off the pc and phone in the evening, grab a cuppa and do a Dory (just keep building, just keep building....)

Another update, this time I delved deep into my boxes of resins, set aside quite a few that can be sold off and started work on the rest. Also based a ton of miniatures. 20 days in, 10 more days to go!



Partially built and painted Airfix Spitfire I I got for free in a lot of cheap kits, ripped it apart, magnetised the prop, inserted a flight plug and reglued  it. Only to find it is not in the BEF list  :bye:  Well, Counts-as-Hurricane it is then!


2 SandS Renaults (finally built and based, need GS work)


3 SandS Toyota Hi Ace vans (finally built and in need of GS work)


Sgts Mess green and Outhouses. Superb castings, highly reccomended. Undecided if I will base these or not.


Sgts Mess WW1 French memorial. I like it so much I will get the WW1 British memorial as well for Sea Lion.


Sgts Mess 1393 Generic Bus. How I wish all casts could be this good from other manufacturers.....Perfect for UK Home Guard, Sea Lion and VBCW. Just mind the front wheels, those need some work to get right. Minor GS work needed.


Frontline Delivery Van. Well, yeah, Frontline, cheap, but always needs a lot of work to get right. Not sure what it is hauling as the rear axle seems very overloaded. Needs GS work. Perfect as generic civillian truck.


Red Star (?) M47 tank. Trackwork isn't that good, magetised the turret and drilled the barrel. Is going straight into my Yugoslavia box, after some minor GS work.


ICM Zil-157 shelter truck I built ages ago for my since sold Iraqi army. The base had melted due to contact to bad resin, so rebased it. Need to find some headlights and a pair or stairs for the back, and make a new antenna for it. Not sure yet if for TW:2K or for Iran-Iraq.


Steady progress on the T-55 turret and T-54 wreck. need to fill in the holes on the 55 turret and built a (mobile) bunker box for it, then build another one so I have one for TW:2K and modern day Iraq. How I wish PSC did 20mm T-55's....that would be a godsend!


Ignore the 28mm stuff, but a nice Police phone booth from Sgts Mess as well as a cold case.


A gift from Taylor, these RH Models Africans will go right into my Mogadishu lot.


A Foundry Partisan group. The model repetition is a shame, but the LMG team is great, I could use a few more to convert to a Bren, MG-42 and DP LMG team for various locations and dates and for Volkssturm use as well. Might pick up 2 more sets at Crisis this year, if I can find the funds.


I found a bag of Britannia Taliban I had traded with a friend a while back and based the lot of them. I now have enough Taliban to do a Northern Alliance vs Taliban game. Just need to paint the lot.....

Ripped the large magnet from  the Bison and replaced it with a new, smaller, but stronger one, and now the bunker sits down properly, also concreted it and tarped the front.

None of the resin vehicles count atm as they all need GS work. When that is done, they count for the grand total. Busy busy busy :)


Who is Gunbird? Johan van Ooij, Dutch, Mercenary Gamer, travels around to get in the occasional game. Current flavour of the month - Frostgrave! >> http://20mmandthensome.blogspot.com/

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2017, 10:16:38 PM »


And I'm done. 31 kits (resin or plastic, new or ressurected) ready for painting in 30 days plus over 200 figures based up. Plus 8 kits more or less close to finishing.




     22nd of May 2017 - 52-K 85mm AA gun - needs wheelhubs - UNFINISHED
     23rd of May 2017 - BMP-1 - needs hatch - UNFINISHED
     24th of May 2017 - 2x Polski Fiat - FINISHED x2
     25th of May 2017 - Salvaged truck - FINISHED
     26th of May 2017 - Dapol Water Tower - FINISHED
     27th of May 2017 - BISON - needs concrete and tarp - FINISHED
     28th of May 2017 - Salvaged ZIL-157 - FINISHED
     29th of May 2017 - T-55 wreck - plenty of work to do..... - UNFINISHED
     30th of May 2017 - nothing
     31st of May 2017 - Flak 88 #1 - plenty of work to do.... - UNFINISHED
     1st of June 2017 - Flak 88 #2 - plenty of work to do.... - UNFINISHED
     2nd of June 2017 - FT-17 (MG) - FINISHED
     3rd of June 2017 - Panhard 178 #1- FINISHED
     4th of June 2017 - Panhard 178 #2 - FINISHED
     5th of June 2017 - BTR-152 conversion - coming along nicely.. - UNFINISHED
     6th of June 2017 -  Bus and |Delivery Van - FINISHED
     7th of June 2017 - 2x Greenhouse and 2x Outhouse and French WW1 Memorial - FINISHED
     8th of June 2017 - Spitfire Mk 1 - FINISHED
     9th of June 2017 - 2x AHN truck - FINISHED
     10th of June 2017 - 3x Toyota Hi Ace - FINISHED
     11th of June 2017 - M47 - FINISHED and SalvagedZil Command - UNFINISHED
     12th of June 2017 - T55/54 wreck - UNFINISHED
     13th of June 2017 - nothing
     14th of June 2017 - nothing
     15th of June 2017 - 2x M4A3 105mm - FINISHED
     16th of June 2017 - TIME OUT
     17th of June 2017 - TIME OUT
     18th of June 2017 - TIME OUT
     19th of June 2017 - TIME OUT
     20th of June 2017  - TIME OUT
     21st of June 2017 - Restored and fixed US Armoured truck - FINISHED
     22nd of June 2017 - Chinese MLRS - FINISHED
     23rd of June 2017 - Chi Ha - FINISHED
     24th of June 2017 - BMP-1 sans turret and Zis-3 gun - FINSIHED
     25th of June 2017 - Matilda 2 - FINISHED

And my 2nd Dapol Windmill to Kursk windmill conversion that fell off my cabineta nd snapped a sail, I fixed that so it is ready to paint now. So that is 31.

Now I need some rest, quite the emotional rollercoaster and I'm studiyng hard to take a exam 2 months ahead of time, while looking for work and planning the summer holiday with the girls. Already planning new stuff as well as time to paint stuff though, so don't worry :)
« Last Edit: June 26, 2017, 10:18:55 PM by Gunbird »

Offline von Lucky

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Re: 30 day build - FINISHED
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2017, 10:38:28 PM »
Well done!
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Re: 30 day build - FINISHED
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2017, 09:54:54 AM »
Very well done.

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Re: 30 day build - FINISHED
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2017, 12:49:09 PM »
Can I ship my backlog to you for next month?

Cracking work!

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Re: 30 day build - FINISHED
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2017, 06:37:31 PM »
Bravo sir, bravo!  8)

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Offline Gunbird

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Re: Continuous stream of 20mm kits (was: 30 day build)
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2017, 01:25:41 PM »
After a week messing about with a new-ish PC, I'm back in the building saddle:

Just built my first unit for my 8th Army for Afrika, a Italian truck for use as a Comms Relay Truck. Just need to build the antenna set up and a generator.




Also built 2 HäT Skoda 75mm Mountain guns with the intention for my Partisans, only to find out the Gebirgsjagers used them as well. So the ones with gunshield will now be German and the ones without (that I still need to build) will become Partisan.

Also lucked out with a few lot purchases. FInally found me a Lysander for my Brits, plus a Auster and 2 Pipers for Normandy but those are still in the mail.



Now back to my studies, I have an exam coming up.

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Re: Continuous stream of 20mm kits (was: 30 day build)
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2017, 09:23:23 AM »
All that modelling and exams!

Amazing.

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Re: Continuous stream of 20mm kits (was: 30 day build)
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2017, 03:42:30 PM »
Yeah, sadly had to pass on the one today as the kids were pretty sick. Will try again tomorrow.

Ready for paint; Daimler Dingo from the Monty's Caravan Matchbox/Revell set:

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Re: Continuous stream of 20mm kits (was: 30 day build)
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2017, 12:14:54 AM »
And we carry on.....some stuff to fight the Partisans with. Well, one tank. 2nd owner.





My first time using Photo etch and it wasn't hard at all. Very nice S-Model kit this.

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Re: Continuous stream of 20mm kits (was: 30 day build)
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2017, 06:37:35 PM »
Love Somuas!  FYI PSC has the T55 planned in 1/72 now because the 15mm one is proving popular....I read it in one of their Mailing list updates

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Re: Continuous stream of 20mm kits (was: 30 day build)
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2017, 06:41:39 PM »
Great idea for a project  8)

Some lovely little pieces  :)

cheers

James

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Re: Continuous stream of 20mm kits (was: 30 day build)
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2017, 07:57:44 PM »
Love Somuas!  FYI PSC has the T55 planned in 1/72 now because the 15mm one is proving popular....I read it in one of their Mailing list updates

I know, I've been pushing the idea with Will since the Crisis show in 2016 as everybody and their dog has T-55's. It's currently on pre order and if it gets 200 pre orders it is a go.

Thx Vodkafan and James :)

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Re: Continuous stream of 20mm kits (was: 30 day build)
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2017, 03:59:36 PM »
Small update on what I have been building lately....

Working on a S&S Hi Ace van using some parts from other kits. I now need to find and make boxes, bedrolls, suitcases and 1-2 goats so this will work for the Middle East, Afrika and TW:2K

Dinged up the Somua and gave it a steel barrel.



I've did the same for the 7Tp and the L3/33. Banged up the L3/33 a bit more and added some stowage and details. Now needs a German commander and a bucket.

The T-40 needs some PE and a commander, preferably one with binos.

Started to build this kit. Tbh, it is way overpriced for the quality you get, but it does come with complete engines that I can use to add to wrecks and I got it at half price anyway so no loss there.

These guys are for the PLO, but on the backburner right now, no rush to get them ready plus they need tuned brass barrels anyway and I cannot afford those right now.

And I removed the big whiteboard and sold itas I wasn't really using it, and the funds will pay for a new (secondhand) Billy cabinet and some shelving.

And I really, really need to make a bunch of these.....

 

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