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Author Topic: French Harbor Town - Update March 14 - Combatants  (Read 4964 times)

Offline jbemmett

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 8 - Storage Shed
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2017, 07:27:01 PM »
To my knowledge sentry boxes didn't have regulations regarding their paint schemes. Normally the local command dictated the colors, with the scheme being geared toward safety - as in "don't run a vehicle into this thing".

While the red, black and white scheme was probably more common I prefered the black stripes on white. However I have noted that this is also inaccurate as it should be white stripes on black.  ;)

Offline Michi

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 8 - Storage Shed
« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2017, 07:40:37 PM »
To my knowledge sentry boxes didn't have regulations regarding their paint schemes. Normally the local command dictated the colors, with the scheme being geared toward safety - as in "don't run a vehicle into this thing".

While the red, black and white scheme was probably more common I prefered the black stripes on white. However I have noted that this is also inaccurate as it should be white stripes on black.  ;)

German military tradition sported the national colours on sentry boxes. The striping pattern had nothing to do with the safety aspect. White-Blue for Bavaria, Red-White for Hanse, Black-White for Prussia, Black-White-Red for the Reich, Black-Red-Yellow(Gold) for Bundeswehr and Volksarmee. You may google for "Schilderhaus" - the German word for sentry box.

Offline jbemmett

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 8 - Storage Shed
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2017, 07:44:25 PM »
German military tradition sported the national colours on sentry boxes. The striping pattern had nothing to do with the safety aspect. White-Blue for Bavaria, Red-White for Hanse, Black-White for Prussia, Black-White-Red for the Reich, Black-Red-Yellow(Gold) for Bundeswehr and Volksarmee. You may google for "Schilderhaus" - the German word for sentry box.

Thanks. I humbly stand corrected.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 08:41:47 PM by jbemmett »

Offline Idle Doodler

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 8 - Storage Shed
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2017, 08:49:15 PM »
What a great set up, and that fleece mat looks very effective. You mention that there were errors in your old grass fleece - what sort of thing ought one look out when approaching fleece printing (other than pixelation?)

Offline jbemmett

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 8 - Storage Shed
« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2017, 09:35:08 PM »
What a great set up, and that fleece mat looks very effective. You mention that there were errors in your old grass fleece - what sort of thing ought one look out when approaching fleece printing (other than pixelation?)

Thanks - much appreciated!

Actually you nailed it with the pixelation. Those digital files are sized for 48" x 72" and the blankets are available in 50" x 60" and 60" x 80". I can't remember if I let the online tool resize the image, or if I did it myself and picked the wrong resampling method. Either way the edges came out a bit blurry. Nowadays I resize the image first using bilinear resampling and then upload it.

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 10 - Crane
« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2017, 12:56:28 AM »
When I started laying out this board in my head I knew I was going to want to fill up some space by the mooring location with something other than a building. I thought some sort of crane would be visually interesting and tie in with a few other bits I was planning on having in the vicinity.

I wanted something that was good and tall - a good place for an MG team or a sniper. Also I wasn't too concerned with historical accuracy, looking for something that would fit in an Alistair MacLean story.  Not having much faith in my scratchbuilding skills I was delighted to find this Things from the Basement kit at Fall In. It's a bit modern but I figured I could change it a bit.



I ended up taking quite a few liberties with the cab using some various kit and spare parts. Hereís what I came up with. Iím not sure if the physics would work for the winch, but visually I like it.





Here it is almost complete. I have some cable and a hook to add, but am waiting to complete other things before I commit to the length.





Next up Iíll be working on a few vehicles, some u-boat mines and a torpedo cart.

Offline d phipps

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 10 - Crane
« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2017, 01:07:05 AM »
Excellent! THANKS for posting.  :-*


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Offline Panama

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 10 - Crane
« Reply #52 on: December 11, 2017, 09:36:12 AM »
Wow lovely job  :)

Offline DintheDin

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 10 - Crane
« Reply #53 on: December 11, 2017, 09:51:24 AM »
The crane came out impressive!
Following your project with great interest!
Cheers!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Ė Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Offline jbemmett

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 10 - Crane
« Reply #54 on: December 11, 2017, 01:19:18 PM »
Thanks all.

Offline Sunjester

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 10 - Crane
« Reply #55 on: December 11, 2017, 01:33:47 PM »
That set up is looking superb! Well done.  :-*

Offline Traveler Man

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 10 - Crane
« Reply #56 on: December 12, 2017, 07:33:14 PM »
Seriously impressive!  :o :-*
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Offline Codsticker

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 10 - Crane
« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2017, 01:37:31 AM »
What a fantastic table- great work!

Offline levied troop

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 10 - Crane
« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2017, 08:46:32 AM »
This is looking fantastic and I love the attention to detail.
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Offline Doug em4

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Re: French Harbor Town - Update December 10 - Crane
« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2017, 12:59:10 PM »
Isn't it great when you casually drop in on a topic you'd previously overlooked and find it fascinating and inspirational? That's how I feel about this one. Great stuff and particularly enjoyable to read the whole thing from the beginning on first visit.

Looking forward to more.

Thanks for this excellent contribution.

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