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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1245 on: July 09, 2018, 07:08:41 PM »
Ha. A simple explanation  :D
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1246 on: July 09, 2018, 10:47:42 PM »
Great piece Richard! How did you like the Rubicon Models (ex-Neucraft) Hotchkiss H39 kit? How does it compare detail-wise to say 1/48 Tamiya kits?

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1247 on: July 11, 2018, 10:16:23 AM »
Thanks Rob :)

The Rubicon H39 kit is little short of superb. It's beautifully cast with ultra clean and sharp detail, really just as good as any Tamiya 1/48 scale kit I'd say. The difference is that while a 1/48 Tamiya plastic kit of this AFV would have about 100 parts, the Rubicon resin kit has about 15! But you'd never know it from the end result.

But then Rubicon, still a very young company, have rapidly become expert at producing plastic kits of outstanding, Tamiya-like quality, but without the plethora of fiddly individual components. They've taken this approach to a new level with these lightweight resin models.

http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=628.0

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1248 on: July 11, 2018, 10:40:12 AM »
I can only second the Captain - 'proper' scale model quality resin and probabaly one of the nicest kits I've ever owned in this scale. They've even managed to make it pretty robust which is quite remarkable considering the fidelity of the parts.
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1249 on: July 11, 2018, 10:45:21 AM »
Fantastic, Richard! A really great take on a not much seen theme.

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Thanks gents  :)

Fan-tank-stic!  ;) :D

Ahaha - see what you did there...  ::) ;D :D

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Thanks gents  :)

Ahaha - see what you did there...  ::) ;D :D

Please explain it to m. It must be a very subtle joke...

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1253 on: July 28, 2018, 01:52:10 PM »
I keep returning to this topic time and again to get inspired. Never fails to work . Just outstanding in every aspect. 👍
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Here's the first Vichy wagon off the vehicle park :)



Beautiful! :o
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Please explain it to m. It must be a very subtle joke...

I think 'joke' is stretching the use of the word...

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I think 'joke' is stretching the use of the word...

It's more of a pun-ishable offence. And I should know.  lol

The H-39 looks spot on, though. On the Dodge, the camo contrasts looked a bit harsh, but the tones on the tank are very convincing.

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1257 on: July 29, 2018, 10:42:13 AM »
Thanks Chris.

I think the camo may look harsh because the French often used hard outlines around their blobs of colour.

Whereas most countries made their AFV camo schemes as deliberately muddy and indistinct as possible, I guess that singular, idiosyncratic, avant-garde French design ethic, drove them to make their patches of different colour camo as stylish and distinct as possible by outlining them in black, white, or more subtle tones...  ::)

These are attempts to recreate that unique Gallic look...  :)
(Maybe I've over done it a bit though... Or possibly the colours are just a bit too bright / saturated ;))





I've been using these kind of pics as reference...











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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1258 on: July 29, 2018, 12:04:44 PM »
and the Gallic look was still in use in 1944 ...
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1259 on: July 29, 2018, 02:31:14 PM »
Marvelous work, Captain, simply marvelous!

 

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