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Offline BattlewagonBruce

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Re: Battlewagons
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2010, 11:57:17 PM »
I am a Dremel wizard, not much of a boast - but there it is!

I could put a little tutorial on when I get time.

I use a lot of Solido castings as well.

The secret is not to try and cut, but, using your dremel or small electric hand drill with an HSS bit, say, 0.75mm, drill a series of holes around a line just inside the eventual opening line you want. It is best if you use a punch to make a series of pilot holes first - stops the drill bit from skidding off and marking your model.

When you have drilled all the way round, simple knock out, or pull out the panel with needle nosed pliers or similar. Make sure you drill enough holes or you can snap the models when yanking out the bit, although that would take some effort with Solido. They are not called Solido for nothing!

Then use a flat metal file to tidy up the edges.

I managed to snap a Morris Quad in half this way, which then gave me the idea of using the remaining front end for something else. The resulting MAT was well received by its new owner after I extensively scratch built a new rear end -so alls well that ends well.

Hope this helps.

Do you not find Solido a little on the large size and out of scale - there Tiger is enormous for example?







A SOD - Sawn Off Daimler - as driven by The Devils Own - The Inns of Court Regiment. (again use of a damaged casting)



Some Solido M20's in progress - sold to a guy in US



Offline SBMiniaturesGuy

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Re: Battlewagons
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2010, 12:49:58 AM »
VERY nice work. I don't find Solido Tigers to be too large, they come in around 1/50th scale and look nice next to 28mm figures mounted on 3mm slotta type bases. As long as I keep the same class of vehicles at the same scale, looks ok. I tend to use 1/50 and 1/48 for larger vehicles and 1/56 for smaller/early war vehicles.
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Offline BattlewagonBruce

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Re: Battlewagons
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2010, 10:19:00 PM »

Offline SBMiniaturesGuy

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Re: Battlewagons
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2010, 03:50:41 PM »
Hi BB,
That didn't work for, please repost. Thanks!

Offline Arlequín

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Re: Battlewagons
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2010, 05:14:07 PM »
That's odd, it worked the other day...  :?


Offline BattlewagonBruce

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Re: Battlewagons
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2010, 02:29:56 PM »
I promised some photos of the Command set so here are the AEC and MP jeep (still to do the windshield and spare!) - figs and daimlers to follow. What do people think?

regards

BB






Offline BattlewagonBruce

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Re: Battlewagons
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2010, 03:12:37 PM »
Here are a shots of a Sherman I did which took some conversion with a Dremel. I used a Solido, but am now using Corgi ones. The tank is from an illustration of a Guards CO's vehicle in the Osprey Market Garden book.

 

regards

BB

Offline BattlewagonBruce

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Re: Battlewagons
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2010, 03:19:18 PM »
Here are a few more - you can see what I have done with the hatches and extra kit. I do tend to make my vehicles look very clean - I can't bring myself to weather them more! ;D







regards

BB

Offline Col.Stone

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Re: Battlewagons
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2010, 03:45:15 PM »
lovely work all around :)

I'm the opposite with weathering, i can't stop  lol

Offline BattlewagonBruce

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Re: Battlewagons
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2010, 04:56:49 PM »
Ah but comrade, Soviet kit is always battered!



BB :D

 

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