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Offline Mad Lord Snapcase

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.114 - more RESURRECTION!!!! LRDG
« Reply #1710 on: January 05, 2022, 09:36:33 PM »
Absolutely lovely, superb!   :-*


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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.114 - more RESURRECTION!!!! LRDG
« Reply #1711 on: January 06, 2022, 10:15:13 AM »
That Chevy is brilliant! :-*
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.114 - more RESURRECTION!!!! LRDG
« Reply #1712 on: January 06, 2022, 10:22:41 AM »
Wonderful as usual.  :-*

 Will you paint the crew in place or separately?
I would mount each figure on a cork to paint them.
Yours appear to be glued into the vehicle.

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.114 - more RESURRECTION!!!! LRDG
« Reply #1713 on: January 06, 2022, 11:13:15 AM »
Thanks lads :)



Will you paint the crew in place or separately?
I would mount each figure on a cork to paint them.
Yours appear to be glued into the vehicle.

Thanks Mick. No, they were only positioned for taking pics. They’re all now on lengths of wire poked up their undersides, then mounted on corks for painting  :)

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.114 - more RESURRECTION!!!! LRDG
« Reply #1714 on: January 06, 2022, 01:55:56 PM »
nice build indeed
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.114 - more RESURRECTION!!!! LRDG
« Reply #1715 on: January 07, 2022, 09:52:29 PM »
Wonderful,always fascinated with the LRDG, and the Rubicon Chevy is an excellent kit(though mine has been civilised!).
Looking forward to your painting  :)
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.114 - more RESURRECTION!!!! LRDG
« Reply #1716 on: January 07, 2022, 10:35:24 PM »
Thanks Mick. No, they were only positioned for taking pics. They’re all now on lengths of wire poked up their undersides, then mounted on corks for painting  :)

I almost read that wrong  lol

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.114 - more RESURRECTION!!!! LRDG
« Reply #1717 on: January 15, 2022, 11:38:55 AM »
Thanks chaps :)

Next we have Rubicon's new plastic SdKfz10/4 half track - with the separate 2cm flak 30 kit assembled and mounted on the optional rear gunnery platform - and Rubicon's resin Cardon Loyd carrier.
I've adapted the Rubicon metal 88mm Afrika Korps crew to man the Flak 30, since the plastic crew provided are all in plonky jackboots and button up tunics, War Picture Library / Commando comic style, circa 1973  ::)
Also, as oft repeated, the Rubicon plastic crew figures just aren't very good for the most part - the detail is incredibly soft and sketchy in places. The Rubicon metal figures, on the other hand, are absolutely amazing - crisp as you like, and look more like real miniature humans than almost any wargames figures I've ever seen.
(Although I'm not convinced they've got the detail of the DAK soft caps right. The peaks look too big to me, and the crown sits up too much. But these are minor niggles).
The metal they're made from is incredibly soft though. I've drilled up into the legs so that I can pin and mount the figures in position on the gun deck once everything's painted. But the drill just chews up the lead because it's so soft, so I've had to go very carefully.

The kits themselves are supremely fiddly to assemble, especially the gun, although the end result is a brilliantly detailed and accurate model. The SdKfz10 kit gives you many different options to build. Another super product from Rubicon.

Not so super is the Cardon Loyd carrier. The resin model and parts are absolutely great, including the optional soft top.The detail is amazingly crisp and well executed, and the parts go together like a breeze. Until, that is, you come to the metal bits. Some of which don't fit very well at all. I don't understand why, when 90% of the parts in the kit are made from/cast in resin, they suddenly provide a spinkling of other bits in soft metal. Why not make it all in resin parts? Seems peculiar and not very successful. I know why some of the 'traditional' makers of resin vehicles supply all the bolt on bits and pieces in metal - because they're basically selling you one or two resin lumps cast in one piece, and all the bits and pieces are made and glued on in metal because the resin won't carry that fine detail on separate small components.
But this lightweight 'super-resin' that Rubicon use is more like plastic - and the kit already includes a plethora of small components cast in resin. So why suddenly use metal to cast some of the other small parts? Especially when they don't fit as well? Annoying. And inexplicable.

Anyway, here you are...













Next up, the Rubicon Valentine II tank, and the Perry Indian Pattern carrier...

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.115 - yet more RESURRECTION!
« Reply #1718 on: January 15, 2022, 01:53:53 PM »
Those are very nice indeed. I occasionally wish I had gone for 1/48 vehicles for better compatibility with the bulky 28mm, but then I think I would have missed out on the Rubicon range.

looking forward to seeing what you do with the next lot.
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.115 - yet more RESURRECTION!
« Reply #1719 on: January 15, 2022, 02:17:39 PM »
Lovely work
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.115 - yet more RESURRECTION!
« Reply #1720 on: January 15, 2022, 07:21:33 PM »
Not to sound repetitive, but well done!  Again!   :D
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.115 - yet more RESURRECTION!
« Reply #1721 on: January 16, 2022, 08:29:56 AM »
Superb  8) 8) 8)

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.115 - yet more RESURRECTION!
« Reply #1722 on: January 16, 2022, 05:21:40 PM »
They look very cool! 8)

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.115 - yet more RESURRECTION!
« Reply #1723 on: January 17, 2022, 07:45:50 AM »
Great stuff, I wouldn’t have thought that carrier was resin from looking at it. Seems a long way from traditional resin wargames pieces.

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.115 - yet more RESURRECTION!
« Reply #1724 on: January 17, 2022, 11:56:57 AM »
Thanks all.

Great stuff, I wouldn’t have thought that carrier was resin from looking at it. Seems a long way from traditional resin wargames pieces.

Thanks Fred. No, it’s nothing like the resin most WW2 AFV manufacturers use. It’s extremely lightweight, easy to shave and carve, but is exceptionally clean and crisp. The casting are flawless. You don’t get any of the clag or accretions of resin that you get with ‘traditional’ resin. It looks, feels and handles almost exactly the same as plastic.
Which makes it all the more irritating that they then inexplicably include some components in metal  >:(

 

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