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Miniatures Adventure => The Second World War => Topic started by: alcal on March 25, 2017, 04:17:12 PM

Title: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 25, 2017, 04:17:12 PM
Hi guys
Just in the throws of creating a set of 28mm Stalingrad boards , got to finish 6 for June the 10th.
This first part is the sewers and cellars they are meant to have the choice of fully covered or open and damaged with the buildings to have no centre to the base so as to expose the cellars.

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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: streetkern on March 25, 2017, 04:35:44 PM
Looks fantastic
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mattias on March 25, 2017, 04:48:33 PM
I dont have Twitter but I've have a habit of taking sneak peeks on your Twitter account and was floored when I came upon this. great that you post here aswell so I can comment.
This is simply amazing. Your layout and use of sewage, cellars and trenches as an sub surface network is truly inspired. Great idea and spectacular execution I can tell already. Very clever with the arches at the end of each sewage section for an "underground" (fake) connection to the next section. Also really nice with the removable "roofs" for the underground network that are sunk into the board, again a really neat solution.
Will you have roads and/or building fixed (ie removable of course but with a given place) on the surface?
Also, what sheet are you using for the walls? They look great.
Really looking forward to follow this project!
/Mattias
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on March 25, 2017, 04:50:15 PM
This is amazing :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 25, 2017, 07:14:51 PM
Wow!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ballardian on March 25, 2017, 07:21:53 PM
Fantastic project, I really look forward to seeing this one unfold :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: marrony on March 25, 2017, 07:45:14 PM
Looks brilliant! :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: gamer Mac on March 25, 2017, 08:18:48 PM
Great start
Looking forward to your progress
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 25, 2017, 08:53:46 PM
I dont have Twitter but I've have a habit of taking sneak peeks on your Twitter account and was floored when I came upon this. great that you post here aswell so I can comment.
This is simply amazing. Your layout and use of sewage, cellars and trenches as an sub surface network is truly inspired. Great idea and spectacular execution I can tell already. Very clever with the arches at the end of each sewage section for an "underground" (fake) connection to the next section. Also really nice with the removable "roofs" for the underground network that are sunk into the board, again a really neat solution.
Will you have roads and/or building fixed (ie removable of course but with a given place) on the surface?
Also, what sheet are you using for the walls? They look great.
Really looking forward to follow this project!
/Mattias

Hi Mattias
Yeh the fake ends also represent the arched sewer but just to much to create every where  BUT when I put the damaged roofs on I might be able to arch a few of those as well(more work)
No roads the place is a shit hole bombed to crap!
The buildings can go anywhere but I will be mindfull of the cellar size and shape and im thinking that the hole in the building centre will be surrounded by broken floor boards.
The brick paper is off e bay laser print for 28mm its O gauge
The railway marshalling yard will represent the `Tennis Racket` and the factory will be the `Lazur` chemical plant.
Cheers AL


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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: marcusluis on March 26, 2017, 01:34:46 AM
Where did you get the blue styrofoam from i can never find any??
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Norm on March 26, 2017, 04:49:53 AM
Simply wonderful modelling.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: carlos marighela on March 26, 2017, 05:32:45 AM
Bloody hell! That's a bit tasty that is! :-*

Fantastic work. Now you need some of the Eureka factory militia.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Andym on March 26, 2017, 07:20:06 AM
Wow! What a project! :o Does your printed brick sheet have texture to it? The bricks look slightly raised on the pictures.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 26, 2017, 07:42:18 AM
Wow! What a project! :o Does your printed brick sheet have texture to it? The bricks look slightly raised on the pictures.

Yes its printed on the back of blown vinyl/anaglipta type wall paper.
Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 26, 2017, 07:44:07 AM
Where did you get the blue styrofoam from i can never find any??

All you will ever need:
http://www.panelsystems.co.uk/product/craftfoam-blue
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Cartophilus on March 26, 2017, 01:16:27 PM
Wow.  Simply amazing. 

You have to keep us up to date on this project.  Most of us can only dream of having the space/time/skills to make and play on terrain that wonderful.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Luddite on March 26, 2017, 03:36:06 PM
Awesome! 

That's some top level wargames terrain right there.

And thanks for the link to the blue foam too.  I've been trying to find a source for it.

Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 26, 2017, 04:05:01 PM
This gives an example of the way some buildings can connect to the cellars.
Cheers AL


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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Dr. Zombie on March 26, 2017, 06:22:21 PM
Wow this will be an amazing table. I am following with interest.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: SiamTiger on March 26, 2017, 08:19:07 PM
That is one impressive project you got here. I'm really looking forward to your further progress. Keep it up!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Rich H on March 27, 2017, 06:17:12 AM
Saw this on Twitter - stunning work! 

Where is the brick paper from?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: smirnoff on March 27, 2017, 06:49:43 AM
Brilliant as usual :)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 27, 2017, 07:33:30 AM
Saw this on Twitter - stunning work! 

Where is the brick paper from?

E bay
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: carlos marighela on March 27, 2017, 08:37:53 AM
Did you get Jim Bibbly to carve all the individual bricks?  :)

Can't wait to see the finished article.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Kelgtar on March 27, 2017, 12:09:48 PM
omg so following this ... after your stunning Ardennes board, now this ... you sir are a legend!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Kelgtar on March 27, 2017, 12:14:27 PM
All you will ever need:
http://www.panelsystems.co.uk/product/craftfoam-blue

which size(s) did you use?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: aphillathehun on March 27, 2017, 02:26:10 PM

This looks fantastic!

One technique question: I'd like to cut a small lip out of foam for dropping a board in so it is level with the surface, like you have done.  Is there a good trick for doing this you can share?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 27, 2017, 09:53:40 PM
This looks fantastic!

One technique question: I'd like to cut a small lip out of foam for dropping a board in so it is level with the surface, like you have done.  Is there a good trick for doing this you can share?

I made all the downward cuts first to give me my outer vertical edge to a depth of 4-5 mm , then I got a piece of card 3mm less than the foam height rested a new stanley blade/scalpel side ways on and cut the horizontal edge.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Captain Darling on March 28, 2017, 12:46:02 AM
As others have said great work, where do you find the time to do it?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: traveller on March 28, 2017, 04:55:32 AM
Incredible work! Cant wait to see more  :o :o :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: FramFramson on March 28, 2017, 06:14:58 AM
Truly, Rattenkrieg.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 28, 2017, 07:22:24 AM
Late to the party , awesome terrain building indeed!!!!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 30, 2017, 07:09:14 AM
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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mattias on March 30, 2017, 07:59:03 AM
This is so good it hurts. Some great designs there. It adresses some of my hang ups with many ruins lacking staircases for instance.
 I'm interested in if you have planed the surface of the table itself. I'm thinking it is a bit of a conflict of interest in having a heavily bombed surface with a lot of rubble and craters against the possibility of placing buildings in different locations. Or will you have designated places for the buildings and go for elevation/craters/rubble elsewhere?
/Mattias
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: carlos marighela on March 30, 2017, 08:22:31 AM
you totally need one of these stalingrad fountains from eureka. It will be just perfect.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rwKXOp3OvqY/V0IDz8vIwxI/AAAAAAABBSM/9FcEi6NU20UfrES75iPnCNOnXM3EGnQMgCLcB/s640/919110305b.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZacX5X36bB4/V0IrbVM2bTI/AAAAAAAAGLc/RQ4TDkk7ttQYncQrBw5XgWXQvt6_6WlZQCKgB/s1600/Fountain02.jpg)

I understand Nic is planning a round, WW2 era version of that.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 30, 2017, 07:29:04 PM
This is so good it hurts. Some great designs there. It adresses some of my hang ups with many ruins lacking staircases for instance.
 I'm interested in if you have planed the surface of the table itself. I'm thinking it is a bit of a conflict of interest in having a heavily bombed surface with a lot of rubble and craters against the possibility of placing buildings in different locations. Or will you have designated places for the buildings and go for elevation/craters/rubble elsewhere?
/Mattias
Im not exactly sure of what your asking but if I explain the layout may be I will hit the right answer.

To make this table as generic as possible but still have as much diorama look as possible im going for an amalgamation of the two types .Some boards will be flat but sand covered as a base and some will be permanent diorama type boards.

The factory boards 2 x 600mmx600mm will be a set piece , and one of the ruins and cellar board will be a set piece as will two of the trench boards , so that's like 5 boards out of twelve with the other 7 boards being flat(including the three sewer boards).
Add to this drop on scatter and rubble and drop on railway and it will give us endless layouts much in the same vein as my WW1 layout.

Also because ive used the 50mm blue foam there is  an opportunity to add the river  bank leading down to the river, to another set of boards ;D

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mattias on March 31, 2017, 11:23:11 AM
Im not exactly sure of what your asking but if I explain the layout may be I will hit the right answer.

To make this table as generic as possible but still have as much diorama look as possible im going for an amalgamation of the two types .Some boards will be flat but sand covered as a base and some will be permanent diorama type boards.

The factory boards 2 x 600mmx600mm will be a set piece , and one of the ruins and cellar board will be a set piece as will two of the trench boards , so that's like 5 boards out of twelve with the other 7 boards being flat(including the three sewer boards).
Add to this drop on scatter and rubble

(...)

Cheers AL

Thanks! That do answer my question. :-)
As before, I really look forward to follow this project.
/Mattias
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 31, 2017, 06:49:20 PM
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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4322/36061790556_dfbc873c8d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WWE6XA)IMG_1116 (https://flic.kr/p/WWE6XA) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4321/35294870373_02899a1f87_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VLTriP)IMG_1120 (https://flic.kr/p/VLTriP) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4310/36061789626_7dd40ca409_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WWE6Fy)IMG_1121 (https://flic.kr/p/WWE6Fy) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4291/35294869893_2d4ea5e0b9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VLTrax)IMG_1122 (https://flic.kr/p/VLTrax) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4323/35294869583_30ed1ea1a1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VLTr5c)IMG_1123 (https://flic.kr/p/VLTr5c) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4302/35294869053_5c9c00a647_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VLTqV4)IMG_1125 (https://flic.kr/p/VLTqV4) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4291/35712184600_952952c853_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WpLhhG)IMG_1126 (https://flic.kr/p/WpLhhG) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4312/36061787166_402a1a363f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WWE5X9)IMG_1127 (https://flic.kr/p/WWE5X9) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4298/35712183750_fac9406954_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WpLh33)IMG_1130 (https://flic.kr/p/WpLh33) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4330/35262764604_319f1d542c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJ3To5)IMG_1131 (https://flic.kr/p/VJ3To5) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4309/35712182830_ea9c00c337_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WpLgLb)IMG_1132 (https://flic.kr/p/WpLgLb) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Blodwin on March 31, 2017, 07:16:33 PM
Very impressive - may I ask how you made all the rubble - it looks superb.
Blodwin
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 31, 2017, 07:33:03 PM
Very impressive - may I ask how you made all the rubble - it looks superb.
Blodwin


Hi yeh its polystyrene with white wood glue chopped up balsa wood for bricks and chopped up Linka , the painted rubble your seeing is 30 years old !

On another note  I see your from reading , you can catch us at Warfare in November we are doing the ACW Lee`s Right Hook game in 28mm of the Wheat Field/Rose Farm /Hook Ridge 12` x 12` 27 board L shape layout.(been listed hear in the past but never shown).


Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 02, 2017, 04:08:06 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_0969_zps7mkg6iwb.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_0970_zpsqn59lvsu.jpg)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mattias on April 02, 2017, 04:47:17 PM
Beautiful! Great rubble, and the factories will be epic.
/Mattias
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: pocoloco on April 02, 2017, 05:05:31 PM
Another epic board in the making!  :o

You / the club have all the minis ready by now I hope?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 02, 2017, 05:27:00 PM
Another epic board in the making!  :o

You / the club have all the minis ready by now I hope?

Nope my buddy who is doing the Germans has just gone into hospital for a heart valve opp and I have the Russians to paint yet.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 02, 2017, 05:27:42 PM
Test set up so far

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_0971_zpshqnfcqtr.jpg)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: carlos marighela on April 02, 2017, 10:10:09 PM
So you're doing the whole city at 1:1 then.  :)

Impressive!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mattias on April 03, 2017, 07:10:56 AM
Lovely!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Rossyuk on April 03, 2017, 09:45:45 AM
Do you have a link for the Brick sheets?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 03, 2017, 02:11:12 PM
All I ask ........remember were you got the idea from
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/14-SHEETS-BRICK-wall-O-SCALE-1-43-21x29cm-EMBOSSED-BUMPY-code-3d4FSrr-/391727619414?hash=item5b34c91d56
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Andym on April 03, 2017, 02:37:30 PM
Fantastic! :o I love the railway yard set up! :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Rich H on April 03, 2017, 05:33:56 PM
All I ask ........remember were you got the idea from
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/14-SHEETS-BRICK-wall-O-SCALE-1-43-21x29cm-EMBOSSED-BUMPY-code-3d4FSrr-/391727619414?hash=item5b34c91d56

Many thanks!  I've used embossed styrene before but painting it was time consuming and inconsistent.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Painter Jim on April 05, 2017, 12:08:14 AM
First of all, I hope your buddy is doing better.
Just found this post and enjoying it all so much, great work as expected. :)

  Jim
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 05, 2017, 06:54:49 AM
First of all, I hope your buddy is doing better.
Just found this post and enjoying it all so much, great work as expected. :)

  Jim

Thanks Jim he`s waiting for a heart valve opp but is ok for now cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 06, 2017, 08:48:54 AM
Buildings are nearly finished just need to add some sand bags and then a final dry brush and brick dust goes on when everything else is finished.
Cheers AL

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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Paul @ Empress Miniatures on April 06, 2017, 08:55:00 AM
Yet another masterpiece. Very impressive.  :-*
Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Poiter50 on April 06, 2017, 08:59:37 AM
Stunning.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ballardian on April 06, 2017, 11:04:35 AM
Looks fantastic, it's going to be a wonderful table to play on :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Kelgtar on April 06, 2017, 11:11:41 AM
Stunning, pure art  :o :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mattias on April 06, 2017, 05:24:22 PM
Truly fantastic.
/Mattias
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: joekano on April 06, 2017, 05:58:02 PM
That is spectacular and very inspirational!  :-*  I've been thinking about how to tackle some urban ruins myself and this has given me a lot of great ideas.  Thanks!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: wrgmr1 on April 06, 2017, 11:32:27 PM
Another late to the party. Too busy working on my Vimy ridge trench project.

These boards are FANTASTIC!! please keep posting.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Admiral Benbow on April 08, 2017, 11:32:44 AM
Superb modelling, very impressive and inspiring! And thanks for letting us know your sources, that brickwork sheets look very realistic.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 09, 2017, 10:30:49 PM
Hi
 Needed to create some rolling stock for the boards, the scale is a bit mixed up but here goes:
Russia is narrow gauge in WW2 so HO/OO track is fine but I needed `O `gauge or `ON 30 `Gauge for the carriages. So I cracked of the bogies of HO/OO to match the track and hand built some quick carriages to reach the scale I needed.
Still have to do a couple of flat cars but under advise for my m8 Ade waiting for the early T34`s before sorting theses out.

The open top carriages are metal and will be a grey colour but the rest are wooden and will be a weathered darkish red.

Cheers AL



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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: vodkafan on April 09, 2017, 10:38:43 PM
 :o bloody fantastic
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: GamesPoet on April 10, 2017, 12:57:37 AM
Wonderful effort being made here!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lardy Rich on April 10, 2017, 05:39:13 AM
Gobsmacked.  This is amazing stuff.

Al, is it all superglue you're using?

Rich
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Deano on April 10, 2017, 06:06:39 AM
Excellent.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Rich H on April 10, 2017, 06:26:08 AM
What a great idea!

Fantastic work!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 10, 2017, 06:46:06 AM
Gobsmacked.  This is amazing stuff.

Al, is it all superglue you're using?

Rich

Hi Richard
Yeh except for the sand and brick  in the rubble areas as they are just to big everything else is super glued,makes the job a lot quicker.I use a tub of REACT 20g medium or thick depending.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Kelgtar on April 10, 2017, 07:31:22 AM
omg stop stop ... this is breathtaking work
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on April 10, 2017, 08:02:30 AM
This is absolutely superb, genius at work!   :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: gamer Mac on April 10, 2017, 09:23:55 AM
Stunning work  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 10, 2017, 10:26:08 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1003_zps1guommgq.jpg)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: carlos marighela on April 11, 2017, 12:30:03 AM
Is that the Dapol crane? Looks the part if so. I might have to get one.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Rich H on April 11, 2017, 11:18:55 AM
How do you work so quickly?!

Awesome!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Calimero on April 11, 2017, 12:57:33 PM
How do you work so quickly?!

Awesome!

Indeed! I've been wondering that too lol
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Andym on April 11, 2017, 01:01:12 PM
Ohh! That's great! :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 11, 2017, 01:06:19 PM
nice progress indeed
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lardy Rich on April 11, 2017, 02:07:00 PM
I'm convinced that Al has a picture in his attic and in it there is absolute no Wargames terrain, just a bare trestle table. 

Say no more.

Rich
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 13, 2017, 08:38:33 AM
Hi guys

Railway track all finished , crane touched up and cables added , signal box built,so except for some fine work near the end and some ballast etc for the metal wagons im done in that area.



 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1009_zpsr2prqpj7.jpg)



On to the last two boards...............my interpretation of the LAZUR Chemical works:




(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1010_zpsdgzanch4.jpg)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Dr. The Viking on April 13, 2017, 08:41:13 AM
Simply fascinating!  :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 13, 2017, 08:43:44 AM
gorgeous
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Andym on April 13, 2017, 09:46:06 AM
This is going to be some table! And so quick too! :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Duke Donald on April 13, 2017, 10:27:02 AM
That's uncanny! How can you build stuff at this speed!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: gamer Mac on April 13, 2017, 12:14:47 PM
Is this going to Salute?
Stunning work :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 13, 2017, 12:16:42 PM
Is this going to Salute?
Stunning work :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
I have no travel plans for this layout yet , it is going to the Lardie day in June though,and that's why im working so fast.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: chickenbane on April 13, 2017, 01:08:58 PM
This is just amazing! :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Deano on April 13, 2017, 08:17:30 PM
very impressive
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lardy Rich on April 13, 2017, 11:20:43 PM
And I'm booked in to play it! 

Rich
(Finding it hard not to dance with joy)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Poiter50 on April 14, 2017, 01:36:43 AM
When and where is the June Lardie day? I might be able to get there in my brief UK sojourn.

And I'm booked in to play it! 

Rich
(Finding it hard not to dance with joy)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 14, 2017, 11:23:21 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1011_zpswsdchity.jpg)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on April 14, 2017, 12:54:33 PM
Your speed and output is incredible :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Elk101 on April 14, 2017, 01:17:54 PM
This is just amazing.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mattias on April 14, 2017, 05:51:36 PM
Outstanding! This will be the best city fight table ever. Such great ideas and execution. Thank you so much for sharing the process with us. /Mattias
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: wolivant on April 14, 2017, 05:59:58 PM
Just found this project, really enjoyed looking through the thread as it develops...

Keep posting, looking forward to more and especially seeing the finished layout and possibly an AAR.

Thanks

Wolt
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 15, 2017, 06:22:22 AM
When and where is the June Lardie day? I might be able to get there in my brief UK sojourn.


June 10th Evesham in Worcestershire Adrian says if you play TFL rules he would fit you in a game somewhere but if not your welcome to come along anyhow.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Poiter50 on April 15, 2017, 06:50:17 AM
Thanks, I shall still be in Spain on that date. I shall have to console myself with Paella wine by the bucket. :)

June 10th Evesham in Worcestershire Adrian says if you play TFL rules he would fit you in a game somewhere but if not your welcome to come along anyhow.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 15, 2017, 06:58:40 PM
Hi Guys
Roof altered during build but im happy with the new design.
Cheers AL

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1013_zpscubzabwi.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1014_zpsxdt85gzf.jpg)
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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: von Lucky on April 15, 2017, 10:27:46 PM
You never do anything by halves. Will enjoy following your progress - thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mattias on April 16, 2017, 06:15:13 AM
Fantastic! I really do like the design, with the variations between "jagged" and normal flat top on some of the long walls. All "jagged" would probably been too much.
/Mattias
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on April 16, 2017, 08:58:06 AM
That is amazing.

Are you going to texture the walls?

Not individual bricks I hope?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: aphillathehun on April 16, 2017, 11:22:00 AM

epic....

stunning....

envy-inducing....
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 16, 2017, 11:44:46 AM
That is amazing.

Are you going to texture the walls?

Not individual bricks I hope?

The factories will be brick clad.
Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 16, 2017, 07:22:18 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1020_zpseavrr1m1.jpg)
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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Admiral Benbow on April 16, 2017, 08:18:11 PM
Stunning work! Are you using lasercut walls for the factories or is this a kit?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Miantanomo on April 16, 2017, 08:37:57 PM
Grand work!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 16, 2017, 10:27:30 PM
Stunning work! Are you using lasercut walls for the factories or is this a kit?

Yes one laser cut template that I chop up for everything angled roof,also the small square windows are a template strip as well.not a kit.
Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 17, 2017, 07:34:01 PM
Hi guys

Ok that's the factory built that administration building was a toughy to design but happy with it now.
Next step is to destroy the factory then start the internal work and the part roofs.
Cheers AL


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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lardy Rich on April 18, 2017, 05:29:34 AM
Al, what are you using to cut your MDF? 

Rich
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 18, 2017, 06:47:52 AM
Al, what are you using to cut your MDF? 

Rich

Hi Richard

90% is cut with a `snap of blade full length with tissue paper wrapped around the end i`m holding set against a steel ruler score once properly and then its a guide to scoring several more times for 3mm MDF for 2mm MDF I also get away with using a scalpel .Once cut light quick sand on flat surface with a block both sides and edge .All lines are either tape and ruler measured or using a square.

Cheers AL

I do have a TCT pull saw in the leanto but don't use it much.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 18, 2017, 09:08:35 AM
very nice progress
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 19, 2017, 09:18:38 AM
which size(s) did you use?

Sorry don't think I answered this one , I used the 600mm x600mm x 50mm blue Styrofoam 6 to a pack due to thickness and I ordered two packs for a 6`x 8` overall board.
Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 20, 2017, 07:42:54 PM
All external brickwork added , extra sewage outlet/damage added.
Cheers AL



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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mattias on April 20, 2017, 09:10:56 PM
It's such a treat to follow this project. Spectacular. And fast! /Mattias
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 25, 2017, 07:08:16 PM
Chimneys have more work to be done on them yet .
Cheers AL

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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: smirnoff on April 25, 2017, 09:23:34 PM
Fantastic, really good
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: z1pp132002 on April 26, 2017, 08:36:51 AM
Starting to remind me of Enemy at the Gates.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: tomrommel1 on April 26, 2017, 08:40:08 AM
stunning indeed :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: gamer Mac on April 26, 2017, 09:40:03 AM
Stunning work should there not be a sniper position at the top of the chimney?
Looking like a very interesting table to play on, how are you going to deal with line of sight?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 26, 2017, 11:29:09 AM
I only wrote one sentence to go with this batch of pictures ...and still I get the question............doh!

Yes there is a few cut outs and access points to be done yet.My minicraft drill packed up so I had to wait for the replacements to turn up (came today)
Did you know that the Lasur Chemical works was the location of the Russian sniper school.............who`d a thought huh.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Painter Jim on April 26, 2017, 10:53:59 PM
Alan, where do you store all of your creations?
Looks incredible so far Alan, and cant wait to see the finished board.

You should start compiling a wargaming figure and terrain book in the near future.

  Jim

It would definitely have a place in my archives.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Cessna on April 27, 2017, 03:48:54 AM
The factories will be brick clad.
Cheers AL

How are you doing that amazing brick work?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Trooper on April 27, 2017, 01:39:12 PM
Only just discovered this thread. This is not an ordinary build thread but a wargames terrain Masterclass, and a great job with the wip pictures, very inspirational. As an aside, and this is entirely meant as a compliment, but I felt as if I was being taken through a 3D rendition of all my favourite "Call Of Duty" Russian maps, Stalingrad, Pavlov's House and Railyard. I await the completion of this outstanding piece of work with bated breath. This is not Wargames terrain it is a diorama of museum quality! Truly inspirational.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 29, 2017, 06:39:37 PM
Hi

Managed to add a bit to the layout, working on the roofs and the internal work,the larger two or three pieces will be drop in so they can be swapped around or removed.
Got my Dremel back in action so chimneys next.
Cheers AL


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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Andym on April 29, 2017, 09:32:40 PM
I wanna shot!..... :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ragnar on April 29, 2017, 10:01:56 PM
I don't know how I missed this thread until now but it is great to see the master terrain builder back at it.

Frikken outstanding work, a real treat for the eyes.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mrollins2017 on April 30, 2017, 04:55:38 AM
Amazing! Where do you/ or how do you make the bricks for the buildings?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: SiamTiger on April 30, 2017, 05:24:31 AM
This is such an amazing project and the amount of detail you achieve in your terrain is just incredible.

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on April 30, 2017, 05:04:55 PM
Amazing! Where do you/ or how do you make the bricks for the buildings?

its just balsa wood chopped up and dyed/stained brick colour.
Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: redzed on April 30, 2017, 05:13:32 PM
superb  8)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Johnnytodd on April 30, 2017, 07:13:47 PM
Wow!  This is great
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 01, 2017, 07:44:09 PM
Alan, where do you store all of your creations?
Looks incredible so far Alan, and cant wait to see the finished board.

You should start compiling a wargaming figure and terrain book in the near future.

  Jim

It would definitely have a place in my archives.

Thanks Jim I have over a hundred boards already they are in vertical slot storage in my garage
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 01, 2017, 07:44:39 PM
Hi guys

Finished the chimneys,finished the treble storage tanks,finishes the factory corridor link,changed my mind about the flat black tar roofs and added the ribbed type(note to self.....idiot ).dressed roof stone added.
Next job the chemical vats and I guess that's about it,then its ready for final paint with the rest of the boards.Still have lots of little extra`s to do of course plus about 60 Russians to defend it!

Cheers AL

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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: von Lucky on May 01, 2017, 09:18:04 PM
I think the effort of the ribbed roof was worth it.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: gamer Mac on May 01, 2017, 09:23:09 PM
Stunning  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
can't wait too see the full board with in game photos
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 03, 2017, 07:49:58 PM
Hi Guys
Had a good tidy up as needed to lay it out to plot next jobs ,craters , sand bags,bullet holes and sewers.
Oh and those grey boxes are meant to be the chemical vats.
Cheers AL
 

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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: carlos marighela on May 03, 2017, 08:07:15 PM
Christ on a bike, that's impressive! :-* You really are building the whole city aren't you? Plans to do the banks of the Volga?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 03, 2017, 08:11:36 PM
Christ on a bike, that's impressive! :-* You really are building the whole city aren't you? Plans to do the banks of the Volga?

Yes......................the height of the foam allows for an interpretation of that.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Rich H on May 03, 2017, 08:15:07 PM
I wish I had space!

Stunning work chap!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on May 03, 2017, 08:24:58 PM
That is amazing.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Captain Blood on May 03, 2017, 11:15:23 PM
Reminds me of growing up in Croydon  ;)

Wonderful modelling and at such impressive speed and spectacular scale.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mattias on May 04, 2017, 06:01:30 AM
This is beyond wargaming. This is art.
/Mattias
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Andym on May 04, 2017, 06:31:44 AM
Wow!......just Wow! :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ragnar on May 04, 2017, 06:53:29 AM
This is beyond wargaming. This is art.
/Mattias

Agreed, he should be working for museums.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ballardian on May 04, 2017, 12:25:58 PM
Stupendous scenery set-up, this keeps on getting better, I envy whoever gets to game on it.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: gamer Mac on May 04, 2017, 01:07:43 PM
Love the bullet holes through the poster, some is going to get a visit from the local commissioner
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 04, 2017, 04:14:23 PM
Love the bullet holes through the poster, some is going to get a visit from the local commissioner
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

The picture is on magnetic paper I can swap it for one of Adolf before they arrive :-)

The factory was going to be defended by Germans but as with history the Russians never lost it so due to me painting one platoon of Russians plus some support  and Ade Deacon painting two platoons of Germans (including one assault pioneer platoon)we`ve swapped the scenario around.

It was Adolf himself who ordered Paulus not to attack the Lazur Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: julius1880 on May 04, 2017, 07:00:59 PM
I'm very impressed by your work. All you need is to lower the temperature to below 0 and you've go the battle set.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 04, 2017, 07:59:37 PM
I'm very impressed by your work. All you need is to lower the temperature to below 0 and you've go the battle set.

Cheers this depicts the battle during October and November before the winter set in.

AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 05, 2017, 09:32:49 PM
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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: von Lucky on May 05, 2017, 10:07:23 PM
Loving this build project - truely inspiring.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on May 06, 2017, 06:07:11 AM
Do you have pictures of figures on a "finished" part of this terrain?
I would love to see the full effect.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 06, 2017, 10:24:55 AM
Do you have pictures of figures on a "finished" part of this terrain?
I would love to see the full effect.

There is no finished part,and there are no figures yet.
The full game pics will be when it first gets used June 10th
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: vodkafan on May 06, 2017, 12:09:02 PM
There is no finished part,and there are no figures yet.
The full game pics will be when it first gets used June 10th

Wow that's not much time left. I truly think this is the Stalingrad layout to beat all before it. 
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 06, 2017, 03:46:26 PM
Wow that's not much time left. I truly think this is the Stalingrad layout to beat all before it. 

Cheers but ive seen some lovely layouts and in 20mm you won`t see better than Dougies Stalingrad its a stunner .:-)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mr. Peabody on May 06, 2017, 08:05:29 PM
Al, you have a wizard's ways with bits of plastic, extruded foam, glue and sand. Your ability to slap the paint on in the right places don't hurt neither.  8) 

Thanks for sharing your work in progress shots. They are informative and inspirational as ever. If you did write up a couple of articles, or a wee book distributed perhaps via .pdf, I'd snap it up.


Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Painter Jim on May 07, 2017, 02:07:23 AM
This is really comin around Alan, FANTASTIC JOB!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 09, 2017, 07:53:07 PM
Hi
Nearly done four jobs left , sandbags,barbed wire,varnish sewer and bullet holes.
Cheers AL



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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Dr. Zombie on May 09, 2017, 08:01:48 PM
This is simply stunning.
The speed and quality is amazing.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 09, 2017, 08:35:14 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1170%201_zpsabq7tvzq.jpg)

I think there all dead when the Russians spot the grenade in two of Germans boots

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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Deano on May 09, 2017, 08:41:16 PM
That's excellent.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: von Lucky on May 09, 2017, 09:00:13 PM
Hah. I was going to say it's like architectural magazines - beautiful built form images devoid of people.

I'm definitely not getting tired of seeing updates in this thread - lovely progress.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: smirnoff on May 09, 2017, 10:04:24 PM
Superb
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Captain Blood on May 10, 2017, 02:18:11 AM
Incredible. Majestic scale, brilliant detail.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Painter Jim on May 10, 2017, 04:21:57 AM
Fantastic :o :o :o :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Michi on May 10, 2017, 04:40:52 AM
Al, you did quite a few extraordinarily good tables yet. This one is way beyond them!  :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: chema1986 on May 10, 2017, 07:16:56 AM
Stunning!! one of the most ambitious and beautiful scenery projects I have ever seen !
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: painterman on May 10, 2017, 08:01:49 AM
It's all been said - but stunningly ambitious and all brilliantly done!
Simon.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Andym on May 10, 2017, 10:29:01 AM
 :o

Still want a shot!..... :'(
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 11, 2017, 07:19:15 PM
Just a few more sand bags a couple of extra holes in one of the chimneys and I think i`ve finished. want to do some drop on bits like barbed wire and don't forget this layout is designed to take a bucket of scatter as well.

Cheers for all of the encouragement along the way.

Alan

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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Michi on May 11, 2017, 07:52:21 PM
Congratulations for the finished work!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Andym on May 11, 2017, 08:01:13 PM
What a fantastic table! :-* it's been a joy to watch it come together! I now can't wait to see an in game report!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 11, 2017, 08:13:04 PM
Very impressive  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: smirnoff on May 11, 2017, 09:01:56 PM
Fanbloodytastic
Do a book Al.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: von Lucky on May 11, 2017, 09:29:04 PM
Nicely done, will sure to be a joy to play over.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: mcmatt on May 12, 2017, 12:25:57 AM
Unreal. That's absolutely amazing. Congratulations on the achievement.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Truscott Trotter on May 12, 2017, 01:35:58 AM
Seeing it all together like that is just gobsmackingly gorgeous - esp for a Stalingrad fan like myself.
 I cannot wait to see it in action with scatter and troops on it
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* ;D
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Elk101 on May 12, 2017, 05:57:46 AM
Your attention to detail without making the scenery unplayable is excellent.  Things like the rubble strewn over the floor is a great example of this.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: smirnoff on May 12, 2017, 06:40:29 AM
Which shows will you be at with this Al?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ockman on May 12, 2017, 06:59:24 AM
Wow, this is amazing! Wonderful board!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 12, 2017, 07:53:00 AM
Which shows will you be at with this Al?

Not planning on it going anywhere ,be at the TFL day at Evesham in June and then just at home in the games room.This Nov. we are taking Gettysburg to Warfare and the following Nov. guess it will be this but with part 2 attached.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Gonvalon on May 12, 2017, 06:59:25 PM
It sounds like you think about bringing the city to the Wolga beaches.
The way you built it up, would give a good chance for sculpted beaches with defences and nice landing points.
If you should look for ships, you will find some here:
http://www.barrageminiatures.com/boats/151-river-barge-europe-xx-century-156-28mm.html
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 12, 2017, 07:27:10 PM
It sounds like you think about bringing the city to the Wolga beaches.
The way you built it up, would give a good chance for sculpted beaches with defences and nice landing points.
If you should look for ships, you will find some here:
http://www.barrageminiatures.com/boats/151-river-barge-europe-xx-century-156-28mm.html


Thanks I like that barge and it will at least save having them made and one job less for Spike (sculpter for many terrain items for several companies especially Grand Manner).

Cheers for the link
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: FramFramson on May 12, 2017, 07:47:13 PM
Can't wait to see this on display with minis and scatter.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lardy Rich on May 13, 2017, 04:55:19 AM
I can't wait for the Evesham Lardy Day.  I have got to the point where I look at this link as soon as I wake up each morning to see if there has been more added.  It takes a lot to get an old cynic like me that excited about a game! 

I'll be taking plenty of photos.

Rich
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: levied troop on May 13, 2017, 05:44:53 AM
Wargames porn of the highest order, it's an education looking through this thread - especially the use of multiple levels.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Dr DeAth on May 13, 2017, 07:51:32 AM
That is outstanding!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Remgain on May 13, 2017, 10:36:05 AM

I'll be taking plenty of photos.

Rich

Yes, please! :-* :-*

Marco
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Quendil on May 13, 2017, 12:31:24 PM
Amazing  :o :-* :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 13, 2017, 07:23:15 PM
Hi
 Sanbags,ladders ,walkways and barbed wire finished,any other pics before the game will be of figures and a few vehicles.
Cheers AL

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1180_zpsukfjatfj.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1181_zps1s9gyqjx.jpg)
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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: moiterei_1984 on May 14, 2017, 05:13:19 AM
 :o :-* :o :-*
Absolutely amazing!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mattias on May 14, 2017, 05:00:54 PM
Crazy good! As been said so many times before: this is awesome.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Dr. The Viking on May 15, 2017, 07:44:35 AM
 :o

Amazing.  But the speed of progress is what really gets me!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 15, 2017, 08:06:11 AM
a work of art and dedication
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Gonvalon on May 15, 2017, 12:17:32 PM
What have you used as wire for the barbed wire???
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: arget8 on May 15, 2017, 12:35:41 PM
It looks like a window screen cut up. One of the best looking methods out there if you don't want to make your own real barbed wire.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: joekano on May 15, 2017, 03:52:43 PM
Fantastic looking!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: LordSpode1879 on May 20, 2017, 10:57:14 PM
Dear lord this is outrageously good!!!! When and where is this lardy event? I must come (I'll be the one in the pelican bib to catch the dribble) and worship this masterpiece!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: fred on May 21, 2017, 07:42:48 AM
This is an awesome looking build. And now you are adding all the little bits of extra scatter terrain it's really coming to life.

Can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 23, 2017, 07:26:06 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1211_zpsspvt44xh.jpg)


[size=200]Move over son I got this[/size]
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1212_zpswzxo4mgf.jpg)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Larry R on May 23, 2017, 12:44:46 PM
This project just amazes me. Creativity and workmanship at its best!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lardy Rich on May 23, 2017, 12:54:54 PM
Daddy Bear's crane is too big, Baby Bear's crane is too small.  Where is Goldilock's crane that is JUST right?

Nice work Al.  Nice to chat about the project with you at Partizan. 

Rich
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 23, 2017, 08:07:51 PM
Daddy Bear's crane is too big, Baby Bear's crane is too small.  Where is Goldilock's crane that is JUST right?

Nice work Al.  Nice to chat about the project with you at Partizan.  

Rich

Hi Richard
Link to brick:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391771542666?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

In this sale I got him to turn the print around so that on A4 295mm is the width as he normally prints the 210mm as the width otherwise
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Painter Jim on May 26, 2017, 02:22:51 AM
This is simply Amazing, most awesome work here Alan. :D ;D :o :-* o_o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 26, 2017, 08:09:50 AM
What have you used as wire for the barbed wire???

I have some steel square mesh that I cut single strips off with scissors
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ballardian on May 26, 2017, 02:34:16 PM
The rail yard is looking fantastic, the whole thing going to look amazing.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: LordSpode1879 on May 27, 2017, 09:46:38 PM
So where can we see this magnificent construction in the flesh....so to speak?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 29, 2017, 07:32:44 AM
You cant it wasn't made for or to be at any shows.This first half was made in time for the Lardie wargame day in Evesham in June but nothing else.
May be next year.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Utgaard on May 29, 2017, 10:38:38 AM
Simply amazing  :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 29, 2017, 01:47:35 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/alcal/STALINGRAD/IMG_1213_zpsoxjajabj.jpg~original)
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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Truscott Trotter on May 29, 2017, 11:29:11 PM
Great job on the figures and esp the bases.
One question I was unaware the Soviets had used any captured Skdfz 251's until 1944?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: tomrommel1 on May 30, 2017, 05:35:09 AM
awesome indeed
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Andym on May 30, 2017, 05:39:50 AM
Brilliant! :-*

Two questions though.....what's the tm foil for on some of the vehicles and why are the machine gun crews on what looks like sand-covered jewellery boxes?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 30, 2017, 06:45:32 AM
Great job on the figures and esp the bases.
One question I was unaware the Soviets had used any captured Skdfz 251's until 1944?

I have no idea, the one your looking at was turned into an ambulance.The picture includes two other vehicles with swastika`s on and im not allowed to show that finished photo.

Cheers for the info though.
AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 30, 2017, 06:50:02 AM
Brilliant! :-*

Two questions though.....what's the tm foil for on some of the vehicles and why are the machine gun crews on what looks like sand-covered jewellery boxes?

Air recognition swastika flags on the 251/10 & staff car , the one with three on is an ambulance and they are red cross flags.I cant show swastika`s on this site).

The MMG`s don't sit high enough in windows and bomb creaters ,those are magnetic packers to lift them in these positions
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Rich H on May 30, 2017, 07:03:48 AM
just gets better and better!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: levied troop on May 31, 2017, 08:19:59 PM
That's an amazing output.

And of all the things I love about this project, the fact that you're doing lots of dead and surrendering figures is the no. 1.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: dflament on June 01, 2017, 05:45:38 AM
do I see blisters from Dic Bag Lady's Women of ww2??
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on June 01, 2017, 06:44:43 AM
do I see blisters from Dic Bag Lady's Women of ww2??

Yeh I have some sniper teams :-)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Gonvalon on June 01, 2017, 07:52:01 PM
Hi, Al.
Where you got your wonderfull big crane from  :o :o?
This one is really amazing ...
Like the whole project.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on June 02, 2017, 02:36:26 PM
Hi, Al.
Where you got your wonderfull big crane from  :o :o?
This one is really amazing ...
Like the whole project.

http://fenrisgames.com/shop#!/FGARK03-Ichabod-Dockyard-Crane/p/22094609

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: SBMiniaturesGuy on June 02, 2017, 07:08:04 PM
Absolutely amazing, it would be a real pleasure to game on that table! Have you thought of painting one of the T-34s as a vehicle right off of the assembly line? A number of T34s were driven out of the factory right into combat, sometimes crewed by workers and the female drivers who usually shuttled the tanks around the complex. Here's an idea of how that could look:

(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj233/EasyEight_photos/Vehicles%20and%20Figures/StalingradZTAtank3.jpg)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: mweaver on June 03, 2017, 03:10:11 AM
Wow.  Just, wow!

-Michael
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on June 03, 2017, 08:02:21 AM
Absolutely amazing, it would be a real pleasure to game on that table! Have you thought of painting one of the T-34s as a vehicle right off of the assembly line? A number of T34s were driven out of the factory right into combat, sometimes crewed by workers and the female drivers who usually shuttled the tanks around the complex. Here's an idea of how that could look:

(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj233/EasyEight_photos/Vehicles%20and%20Figures/StalingradZTAtank3.jpg)


Thanks yes lots of ideas still to do including the female tank commander,ive been kind of at capacity with what ive done so far in the time ive done it so nothing could be squeezed in beyond what you see,which is exactly what was planned for completion of the first phase.

Cheers AL 
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: carlos marighela on June 03, 2017, 05:34:03 PM
You should get yourself some of the Eureka factory militia while you are at it. Made for the job.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on June 03, 2017, 07:48:22 PM
They are too small to match in with what ive got.
Cheers
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: carlos marighela on June 04, 2017, 02:18:15 AM
They are too small to match in with what ive got.
Cheers

Unless you are using Chiltern's monsters, which, judging by your photos, you aren't, then you'll find that they do mix in. Not as bulky as BTD but a good match height wise. I have mixed BTD, Artizan and Warlord with my Eureka partisans.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: SBMiniaturesGuy on June 08, 2017, 06:08:07 PM
Really love your project.  I was inspired to try and do some sewer segments, not at all happy with the results. I tried PVC/sand to coat the "pink stuff" type insulation foam I used, but it flakes off easily. What did you use to coat/seal the crafting foam?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on June 08, 2017, 07:42:57 PM
Really love your project.  I was inspired to try and do some sewer segments, not at all happy with the results. I tried PVC/sand to coat the "pink stuff" type insulation foam I used, but it flakes off easily. What did you use to coat/seal the crafting foam?

Hi
In the sewers I glued backing card to all vertical faces the glue I used was white glue called Unibond/PVA , look back through the first picturs on page one.

Is this what you need to know?

Ps All the flat surfaces at the street level are Unibond/PVA and sand.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: SBMiniaturesGuy on June 08, 2017, 09:48:58 PM
Thanks! I did PVA+Sand, but I wonder what I did wrong since it's brittle and flakes off if you give it normal game play thumps & bumps.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 09, 2017, 09:09:57 AM
Not all PVA is created equal.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Barbarian on June 09, 2017, 01:55:56 PM
I will be wonderful once finished with the minis on ans some puddles of dirty water.
Great work.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: SBMiniaturesGuy on June 09, 2017, 02:57:44 PM
Not all PVA is created equal.

Have you had luck with a particular brand or type of PVA glue?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lardy Rich on June 09, 2017, 03:54:56 PM
I am not Alan, nor do I share his skills.  However, when I use sand and PVA it is important to add a second coat of PVA when the first coat and sand has dried,  This then holds it all in place.  In fact it's almost as strong as concrete when that second top coat dries. 

Rich
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: SBMiniaturesGuy on June 09, 2017, 05:31:34 PM
I am not Alan, nor do I share his skills.  However, when I use sand and PVA it is important to add a second coat of PVA when the first coat and sand has dried,  This then holds it all in place.  In fact it's almost as strong as concrete when that second top coat dries. 

Rich

Good to know, didn't try that, thanks!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on June 09, 2017, 08:38:58 PM
Thanks Richard I also sprayed a second coat after all painting was done,sorry I forgot I did that.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on June 10, 2017, 08:20:28 AM
I have no recommendations for PVA, nor can I remember any that have not worked(though there have been a few).

For horizontal surfaces (or those that can be made horizontal) you can follow the railway modeller method of putting the sand down, wetting it slightly with a water sprayer (as used by gardeners) and applying a watered down PVA solution (with a tiny amount of the magic ingredient of washing up liquid) by pipette. It sets like concrete.

An alternative is to mix sand and powdered glue and apply the sprayer over it.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on June 11, 2017, 02:40:37 PM
Some of the final game pics .
Cheers AL


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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on June 11, 2017, 02:42:41 PM
Sorry I had to leave some of the more panoramic pics out etc because of the swastika`s on show.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Gonvalon on June 11, 2017, 02:48:35 PM
Just: WOW!!!!
A really excellent looking game.
I see the pictures and a movie starts in my mind.
This is the Olympus of table tops!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Marine0846 on June 11, 2017, 02:57:57 PM
So very cool.
What can one say but, "love the whole setup."
Thanks for sharing the building of the table.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: manchesterreg on June 11, 2017, 03:57:38 PM
Crash, that's the sound of me throwing my scenery into the bin :) That is seriously fantastic work  :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: jamesmanto on June 11, 2017, 04:02:59 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
  :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on June 11, 2017, 05:14:56 PM
The table and game set up is absolutely fantastic :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lardy Rich on June 11, 2017, 06:23:00 PM
It was a great table to play on.  We played the Germans in the second game of the day at OML5, the annual Lardy Games Day in Evesham, and came within an Ace of victory, but the Soviets repulsed out final assault.  But who cares, it was just fantastic to play on what is not model railway standard terrain, but film set standard.  Just brilliant. 
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lardy Rich on June 11, 2017, 06:23:49 PM
Oh, and the cakes were lovely too! 

Rich
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: gamer Mac on June 11, 2017, 07:59:27 PM
Stunning  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: von Lucky on June 11, 2017, 09:30:12 PM
Lovely, lovely stuff.  That yellow! :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Plutarch64 on June 11, 2017, 10:47:03 PM
Amazing work!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: commissarmoody on June 12, 2017, 07:31:46 AM
I love when all the hard work pays off!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: geoffb on June 12, 2017, 07:32:52 AM
I saw it in all its splendour on Saturday and for me it's the best wargames setup I've ever seen period. I think it should glued to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: jamesmanto on June 12, 2017, 03:16:29 PM
I saw it in all its splendour on Saturday and for me it's the best wargames setup I've ever seen period. I think it should glued to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel



bit hard to play on it up there don't you think?
perhaps set up on the floor of the Sistine Chapel?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: carlos marighela on June 12, 2017, 04:24:44 PM
bit hard to play on it up there don't you think?
perhaps set up on the floor of the Sistine Chapel?

No, it just requires long arms and a relaxed attitude.

Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Andrew_McGuire on June 12, 2017, 05:38:11 PM
Have you had luck with a particular brand or type of PVA glue?

Cheap PVA contains filler. It's best to use a full strength formula for this sort of task, such as Gorilla Glue, which is a US brand. Deluxe Materials and others also make some with modelling use in mind.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ballardian on June 12, 2017, 06:16:30 PM
 A fantastic looking game :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Hupp n at em on June 12, 2017, 06:19:03 PM
Wow.  :o :o That's insane!  Amazing work!  :-* :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ragnar on June 19, 2017, 08:36:57 PM
Congratulations Al, it all looks brilliant.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: levied troop on June 22, 2017, 11:12:26 AM
Best. Board. Ever.  That really is magnificent.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: dan97526 on July 07, 2017, 06:00:02 PM
Is there an alternative place to view the photos? I'm just about salivating to get a look at this after all the commentary!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mr. Peabody on July 07, 2017, 06:14:14 PM
Got these to display by appending "~original" to the link, right after ".jpg"

Here's an example:
Code: [Select]
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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on July 08, 2017, 04:40:23 PM
I tried that didn't work for me ??
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 08, 2017, 04:49:11 PM
Yay!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mr. Peabody on July 08, 2017, 06:23:03 PM
Ah, the arcane ways of BB Code and Image Links. More magic than science.
I tried that didn't work for me ??

Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on July 09, 2017, 12:12:18 AM
Ok got it , but don't know for how long!!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: SABOT on July 09, 2017, 12:28:52 AM
Sent you a private message Al.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: LordSpode1879 on July 11, 2017, 02:20:05 PM
Magnificent set up even if a figure never graced it ....but to game on that would be utterly sublime!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on July 12, 2017, 08:38:29 PM
Yes it was gamed on, cheers.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Redmist1122 on July 13, 2017, 03:11:52 AM
So what happened to the pics from page one? I don't see anything.

Thanks.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Poiter50 on July 13, 2017, 03:26:33 AM
Probably the Photobucket issue as they hold the formerly free accounts to ransom.

So what happened to the pics from page one? I don't see anything.

Thanks.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on July 13, 2017, 09:09:43 PM
Photobucket changed its conditions of use and blocked all links until we pay $400 dollars a year.So me and my 4000 pictures have been destroyed,i can pay but not that much and I wont be going back through all my forums and threads again.

Sorry AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Redmist1122 on July 14, 2017, 05:49:00 AM
Gotcha!  I'm most likely in the same bucket...no pun intended...I haven't posted pics in along long time.

Is there another way to see some of your pics again?  I was gathering all my supplies to try to mimic some of the buildings you made..

Thanks.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 14, 2017, 08:22:36 AM
Any chance of a new post Photobucket thread with some highlight photographs of the journey to Stalingrad?

Please?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: miltiades on July 18, 2017, 10:59:17 AM
what a wonderful game must have been!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on July 19, 2017, 06:53:55 AM
My twitter account still has the build pictures.

https://twitter.com/alcal50

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: miltiades on July 20, 2017, 12:42:16 PM
My twitter account still has the build pictures.

https://twitter.com/alcal50

Cheers AL

I cant have enough of these pics. Unfortunately I dont have an account on Twitter, so I cant post a reply there.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on July 22, 2017, 11:30:02 PM
Test
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7598/17010620830_b266586372_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rVaSW3)First tinges of Autumn (https://flic.kr/p/rVaSW3) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: SABOT on July 22, 2017, 11:42:10 PM
Bright and clear mate! 👍
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on July 23, 2017, 04:43:47 AM
Dear Al

I saw you are on Flickr. I think they are very good

Mick
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: vodkafan on July 24, 2017, 08:14:49 PM
Birmingham looks great there Al   ;)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: commissarmoody on July 25, 2017, 05:30:24 AM
Working fine over here
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on July 25, 2017, 07:03:03 AM
Hi guys just bare with me while I add the pics,they will all be on page 1.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Painter Jim on October 08, 2017, 04:06:36 PM
The build is of your usual outstanding caliber,
great job.

I had to leave photo bucket a long time ago, they froze my files trying to roll me into a payment plan also.


 Jim
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: DintheDin on December 11, 2017, 11:59:44 AM
I greet your courage and patience to restore this epic thread, a lovely gem of inspiration! Cheers!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Eclaireur on December 11, 2017, 12:50:53 PM
Looking at your twitter account I see you crated the fantastic Gettysburg terrain for Warfare  last month :D
I'm annoyed now because if I'd realised it was you connected with that game I would have been sure to shake you by the hand and get some terrain tips!
EC
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 15, 2018, 05:54:16 PM
This game will be showed for the first time at Partizan this Sunday coming with three new boards attached.
Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Michi on May 16, 2018, 05:57:09 AM
This game will be showed for the first time at Partizan this Sunday coming with three new boards attached.
Cheers AL

Make sure to take a few pictures please, Al!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on May 16, 2018, 08:01:54 PM
Sure will Michi

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on October 24, 2018, 08:58:39 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1970/44627577195_9f0e960823_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aZzZU8)IMG_0514 (https://flic.kr/p/2aZzZU8) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1975/45491310982_93036f3a31_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ciURRY)IMG_0529 (https://flic.kr/p/2ciURRY) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1972/45491437192_3dbfba2e54_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ciVvo1)IMG_2364 (https://flic.kr/p/2ciVvo1) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1940/43724549830_bcbd896b44_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29BMKjN)IMG_2362 (https://flic.kr/p/29BMKjN) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1978/43724551190_4663ade692_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29BMKJf)IMG_2359 (https://flic.kr/p/29BMKJf) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1960/43724552650_3ec0e9b0c7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29BMLaq)IMG_2358 (https://flic.kr/p/29BMLaq) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr



Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: BillK on October 24, 2018, 10:24:04 PM
al... awesome... as always.
thx for posting. 
Bill
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: fluffy05 on October 24, 2018, 10:59:04 PM
Absolutely stu;Ning table and minis!

A real inspiration for me   :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: DintheDin on October 25, 2018, 05:04:39 AM
Great job! I was watching your job from my first time on LAF.
Truly inspirational! I'll be following you on Flickr.
Cheers, Dinos
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: .:Gunslinger:. on October 25, 2018, 05:57:38 AM
Incredibly good! The tall buildings just look the part! I also love the holes and tunnels in the ground :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Andym on October 25, 2018, 06:16:42 AM
It really is just one of those perfect tables! :o Stunning work! All of it! :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Rich H on October 25, 2018, 06:25:06 AM
Amazing as ever!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Michi on October 25, 2018, 06:32:01 AM
Thanks for sharing Al, these are fabulous images. I bet you had fun!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: smirnoff on October 25, 2018, 07:09:24 AM
Awesome
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: gamer Mac on October 25, 2018, 07:38:45 AM
Stunning :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 25, 2018, 08:15:46 AM
Wow!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: TacticalPainter on October 25, 2018, 10:10:50 AM
Nothing better than when a project on a scale this big never loses an eye for detail. Even in the big things itís the small things that count and itís what elevates this to its own level. Much to admire here.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Utgaard on October 25, 2018, 12:35:56 PM
Absolutely stunning view  :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Ballardian on October 25, 2018, 03:09:35 PM

 Fantastic as always :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: moiterei_1984 on October 25, 2018, 05:24:03 PM
Outstanding  :o
ItĎs the small details like the small door beneath the stairs on the last pic which really make your tables special.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lord Raglan on October 25, 2018, 05:41:42 PM
People like you make me sick, you have way too much modelling talent for any one person  ;)

I am extremely jealous of your skills sir.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on October 25, 2018, 05:57:02 PM
Outstanding  :o
ItĎs the small details like the small door beneath the stairs on the last pic which really make your tables special.
Cheers but i have to tell you the stairs front and back are resin and from Urban Construct
Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on October 25, 2018, 07:29:51 PM
Besides the chemical tanks and the trench/strong point board there is one other board you will not have seen ,its the central sewer and pump house board:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1930/30614719667_048b4cd9a6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NDjryg)IMG_2369 (https://flic.kr/p/NDjryg) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

The game will be at Warfare Reading on the 17th and 18th of November 2018 for a two day Chain of Command game ,a German full 1:1 Company attack with armoured support,possible layout below cheers and thanks for the comments and support.
Alan :)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1956/30614720427_3157aa3826_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NDjrMn)IMG_2368 (https://flic.kr/p/NDjrMn) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lord Raglan on October 25, 2018, 07:34:27 PM
The game will be at Warfare Reading on the 17th and 18th of November 2018 for a two day Chain of Command game ,a German full 1:1 Company attack with armoured support,possible layout below cheers and thanks for the comments and support.

In that case, I will pop over and say hello  :)
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: moiterei_1984 on October 25, 2018, 08:54:28 PM
Cheers but i have to tell you the stairs front and back are resin and from Urban Construct
Cheers AL

Well, now that changes everything of course! Shoddy workmanship... not  ;)
Still thatís a beautiful table full of fantastic detail. I wish I could make it to that sho just to have a closer look.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: FramFramson on October 26, 2018, 05:28:29 PM
Think you might ever add a Pavlov's House?  ;D
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on October 26, 2018, 06:17:06 PM
There`s always a possibility of that,i also really wanted to do the river boards as i have enough height to run the gully`s in as well. Another time i will just get the urge and create something for it.Remember this was six boards to start with and on two occasions i`ve added three more plus the extra buildings so ever evolving 8)
Cheers Alan
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: FramFramson on October 27, 2018, 03:28:55 AM
The river would also definitely add some neat gameplay options, for sure.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on October 28, 2018, 06:33:40 PM
Hi
Had some fun with teddy bear stuffing to create these two smokes for the game.I cut out a piece of MDF  and glued a load of coins to it for weight during which i trapped a folded over piece of wire into the stack then  a bit at a time i superglued the wire and pushed cotton fibre down onto it until i had reached the top doing this about severn times with clumps.
To paint them i first sprayed them totally black  then from the bottom sprayed red then yellow then a all over mid grey then a final hint of white near the top.
Cheers AL
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1923/44688879865_a47730ba20_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b61c3H)IMG_2370 (https://flic.kr/p/2b61c3H) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: DintheDin on October 28, 2018, 06:56:28 PM
The result is outstanding and very inspiring!
Thanks for the brief yet comprehensive tutorial!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Truscott Trotter on October 29, 2018, 01:21:05 AM
Fantastic work as always, is that the entrance to Chuikov's bunker in the bottom middle of that photo?  lol
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: TacticalPainter on October 29, 2018, 01:44:21 AM
Great work, this is such a treat to watch.

Just one comment and I hate to be picky with such great work but when a fire burns it actually burns brightest (and yellowest) at the bottom with flames going from that to orange and red before the black smoke. It's a mistake I was guilty of until someone pointed this out to me. 

This is a good example as it shows petrol on fire, but you can see that it is yellow in the centre and slowly comes out to orange and red:

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/924/aKeSmM.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poaKeSmMj)

I found giving the base a coat of yellow first and then taking a brush and dabbing and dry brushing around the edges with orange and red shades helped get that effect on this flame and smoke that I made using clumping foam:

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/922/NByDgl.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmNByDglj)

Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: grant on October 29, 2018, 02:21:20 AM
Good example of fire, but there wouldnít be three tone camo at Stalingrad  lol
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: TacticalPainter on October 29, 2018, 02:51:16 AM
Good example of fire, but there wouldnít be three tone camo at Stalingrad  lol

LOL, thatís why itís on fire, itís being purged by the purists.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on October 29, 2018, 07:22:12 AM
Great work, this is such a treat to watch.

Just one comment and I hate to be picky with such great work but when a fire burns it actually burns brightest (and yellowest) at the bottom with flames going from that to orange and red before the black smoke. It's a mistake I was guilty of until someone pointed this out to me. 

This is a good example as it shows petrol on fire, but you can see that it is yellow in the centre and slowly comes out to orange and red:

I found giving the base a coat of yellow first and then taking a brush and dabbing and dry brushing around the edges with orange and red shades helped get that effect on this flame and smoke that I made using clumping foam:

 Thanks for the tips , i did stop and think about the yellow first and then ignored myself...................i`ll have another go at the bottoms of those two.
Cheers  AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Kane on October 30, 2018, 12:18:44 PM
Holy crap.  :o

#Gameporngasm
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Utgaard on October 31, 2018, 07:33:06 AM
All this is really simply absolutely impressive - modelling skill at itīs best!  :-*
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: N.C.S.E on November 01, 2018, 06:49:36 AM
Amazing work :) Inspiration of the worst kind! :P

When the supposedly empty oil tanks were hit and turned out to be very, very full of oil, the story goes that Stalingrad Front Headquarters kept signalling for a response: "where are you? Where are you?"

Eventually the reply came back: "we're where the most smoke and flames are."

Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: levied troop on November 01, 2018, 07:18:56 AM
Stunning, inspirational  and educational - Although Iím not sure my teddy bears can take any more abuse lol
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: dflament on November 13, 2018, 09:08:57 PM
this looks unbelievable...  :o great, great stuff!

small question about the blue foam. I noticed you glued this foam boards on mdf-boards (my guess is 24" x 24"). Did you reinforce the corners as this foam tends to be easily damage by placing are bumping into 'things'?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on November 15, 2018, 05:11:36 PM
this looks unbelievable...  :o great, great stuff!

small question about the blue foam. I noticed you glued this foam boards on mdf-boards (my guess is 24" x 24"). Did you reinforce the corners as this foam tends to be easily damage by placing are bumping into 'things'?

I did coat it with PVA/Unibond/White wood glue then paintedit , but your right you do have to be careful with it,if i wasn`t so lazy it would have been(and still can be) reinforced on the corners by cutting the foam back and gluing something tougher against the cut back corners.
Cheers AL
 
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on November 23, 2018, 09:15:56 AM
WARFARE READING 17th/18th NOVEMBER 2018

Used CoC rules , four German platoons with four support choices each attacking three Russian platoons with four support choices each.

Half the German infantry and one Russian squad are from the collection of my buddy Ade Deacon as are all the fighting vehicles.

Cheers AL





(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4888/32140101308_ed8e907d7d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QY7qnJ)IMG_2385 (https://flic.kr/p/QY7qnJ) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4836/46010947621_0cb9776bdb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d6Q8Jn)IMG_2387 (https://flic.kr/p/2d6Q8Jn) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr


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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4829/45961721372_8688119c2b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d2tQtW)IMG_2390 (https://flic.kr/p/2d2tQtW) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/45286910214_9093368dfb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bZRfCN)IMG_2391 (https://flic.kr/p/2bZRfCN) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4806/32140238658_59f80128e3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QY88cQ)IMG_2392 (https://flic.kr/p/QY88cQ) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4824/46011033111_e745d1c892_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d6Qz9k)IMG_2394 (https://flic.kr/p/2d6Qz9k) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4832/45286909304_6ae5f3336a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bZRfn7)IMG_2395 (https://flic.kr/p/2bZRfn7) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4906/45286907504_6e55baf1f2_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bZReQ5)IMG_2398 (https://flic.kr/p/2bZReQ5) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4819/32140237248_6d41eef48d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QY87Mw)IMG_2400 (https://flic.kr/p/QY87Mw) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4889/45286906374_f7a5f0bb11_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bZReuA)IMG_2402 (https://flic.kr/p/2bZReuA) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/32140235908_cbc16abaff_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QY87oq)IMG_2406 (https://flic.kr/p/QY87oq) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4904/45286903304_cbed0d19c2_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bZRdzE)IMG_2407 (https://flic.kr/p/2bZRdzE) by alcal50 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99202385@N04/), on Flickr


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Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: jon_1066 on November 23, 2018, 09:44:04 AM
Just ... wow!

Spectacular.
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: gamer Mac on November 23, 2018, 01:25:45 PM
Stunning :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
I could look at this all day, I love all the little details
Also like the way you have different coloured dust in different areas of your board
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: traveller on November 23, 2018, 04:09:48 PM
This terrain is the best I have seen. Can you please tell us the approximate hours it took? Otherwise there is a risk that we start dabbling with trying to do something similar... ;D
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: DintheDin on November 23, 2018, 04:19:11 PM
This terrain is the best I have seen. Can you please tell us the approximate hours it took? Otherwise there is a risk that we start dabbling with trying to do something similar... ;D

Fantastic terrain!!!  :-*
It is amazing how much detail you've put in, so I was ready to pose a similar question!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: Lord Raglan on November 23, 2018, 06:37:28 PM
I saw the layout in the flesh at Warfare, it is seriously impressive!!!
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on November 23, 2018, 06:41:01 PM
700-800 hours  divided by 30-35 hours a week in three seperate builds over the last year the main six boards with the factories and most sewers 3 months , the second and third 3 board builds with the trenches and the chemical tanks and the tenement blocks took about five weeks each.

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: traveller on November 23, 2018, 09:12:44 PM
700-800 hours  divided by 30-35 hours a week in three seperate builds over the last year the main six boards with the factories and most sewers 3 months , the second and third 3 board builds with the trenches and the chemical tanks and the tenement blocks took about five weeks each.

Cheers AL

I bow my head in awe  :o :o :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: tinned fruit on November 24, 2018, 09:44:37 AM
Awesome work Al - very inspiring.

The waterfront next?

Phil
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on November 24, 2018, 12:01:16 PM
Awesome work Al - very inspiring.

The waterfront next?

Phil

Another time yes
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: warburton on February 17, 2019, 09:25:26 AM
Absolutely Amazing--great work!  :o
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: 6milPhil on February 17, 2019, 03:58:04 PM
Superb, are we likely to catch a glimpse of this at any shows? Salute '19 perhaps?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 21, 2019, 11:53:57 PM
Superb, are we likely to catch a glimpse of this at any shows? Salute '19 perhaps?

Sorry it did Partizan and Warfare in 2018 , that`s the only two shows i do.

This year is a WW1 game in 28mm the german second wave attack on a fortified abbey(same shows).
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: alcal on March 22, 2019, 08:23:26 AM
I dont host pictures anymore but i do send pics straight to Twitter , if you want to see what ive been up to and created since Photobucket here is the link:
https://twitter.com/alcal50

Cheers AL
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: smirnoff on March 22, 2019, 08:54:41 AM
Thanks for that twitter link Al...fantastic stuff
Do you ever sleep?
Title: Re: STALINGRAD
Post by: FreakyFenton on March 22, 2019, 06:18:21 PM
Amazing stuff!  :o