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Offline Freddy

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Re: German MC recon commission finished
« Reply #315 on: January 30, 2023, 06:18:56 PM »
They look so cool, could be mistaken for a bigger scale.

Offline Golgotha

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Re: German MC recon commission finished
« Reply #316 on: January 30, 2023, 10:00:47 PM »
REALLY SURPRISED ITS A COMMISSION LOOKS MORE LIKE A LABOUR OF LOVE!

Bet they are going to be chuffed, I would be...

Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: German MC recon commission finished
« Reply #317 on: January 31, 2023, 02:39:34 AM »
REALLY SURPRISED ITS A COMMISSION LOOKS MORE LIKE A LABOUR OF LOVE!

Bet they are going to be chuffed, I would be...
Well Iíve made a business out of what I love doing, so I always put that love into the product, it helps if I really have an interest in the subject as well.

Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: German MC recon commission finished
« Reply #318 on: January 31, 2023, 08:31:07 AM »
Hi guys

Iím eternally grateful to those such as Bergmann (who created and suppled for free the Csaba files on thingyverse) and Aidan https://www.thingiverse.com/krankenpz/designs who supplied some of the Pak STLs also for free, many of the designers create these vehicles to be printed and handled on the wargaming table at 1/100-15mm, so they often have thick sturdy details, especially when resized to 1/72 or bigger, sometimes the display modeller in me urges me to update the model (the old fashioned way) to a more scale appropriate thickness, without letting my inner rivet counter raise its ugly head, with that in mind, I have changed the barrel and grab rail, and hollowed the turret and punched out the commanders hatch to allow for a commander on the Hungarian Csaba Armoured car, donít intend on doing any other changes.

Have added some details to the Pak crews and their bases, using my precious, hard to obtain Preiser detail sprue (wish you could still buy the 1/72 Preiser military sets)

I also had some requests for closer pics of some vehicles from my last post, to show more details, so here they are.
https://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com/2023/01/detailing-hungarian-csaba-armoured-car.html

Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: Detailing the Hungarian Csaba armoured cars
« Reply #319 on: January 31, 2023, 12:13:15 PM »
The work you did on those armoured cars really pays off. I have the same print by Bergman in 1/56th scale, and I might copy your approach and make the aerial from gardening wire and change the barrel some.

Activated my inner rivet counter!  lol
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Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: Detailing the Hungarian Csaba armoured cars
« Reply #320 on: January 31, 2023, 12:46:07 PM »
The work you did on those armoured cars really pays off. I have the same print by Bergman in 1/56th scale, and I might copy your approach and make the aerial from gardening wire and change the barrel some.

Activated my inner rivet counter!  lol
Well worth the effort, just be careful to score the mounts below the antenna well, resin can be brittle, you donít want to shatter the mount, then I cut little troughs in the mounts running in the direction of the wire to give it something to sit in, use the cut away antenna as a guide to bend the wire into the right shape, good luck.

Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: Detailing the Hungarian Csaba armoured cars
« Reply #321 on: January 31, 2023, 05:15:51 PM »
Well worth the effort, just be careful to score the mounts below the antenna well, resin can be brittle, you donít want to shatter the mount, then I cut little troughs in the mounts running in the direction of the wire to give it something to sit in, use the cut away antenna as a guide to bend the wire into the right shape, good luck.

Thank you for this advice! Will try to follow it.

Offline Freddy

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Re: Detailing the Hungarian Csaba armoured cars
« Reply #322 on: January 31, 2023, 08:05:33 PM »
Good work on the Csabas! I have one in 1/35, some modelers here argue about even the correct tire pattern too (Hungarian Cordatic tires were kinda special), my advice is not to overthink it :)

Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: Detailing the Hungarian Csaba armoured cars
« Reply #323 on: January 31, 2023, 08:14:38 PM »
Good work on the Csabas! I have one in 1/35, some modelers here argue about even the correct tire pattern too (Hungarian Cordatic tires were kinda special), my advice is not to overthink it :)
Yeah, I think they are ready for paint apart from crews.

Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: Detailing the Hungarian Csaba armoured cars
« Reply #324 on: February 05, 2023, 02:10:26 AM »
Hi guys

Started the painting process for this batch of vehicles, the dark yellow vehicles are for German use, the green for Hungarian, Iíve used several different Humbrols for the dark yellow, no. 83, 94, and 225, the Hungarians got a coat of a mix of 149 and 101, itís a bit darker than I want at the moment, but Iíll be lightening it a little later, itís very hot here in Queensland Australia, and my airbrush kept clogging, so gave up on doing the camo, Iím not great with an airbrush, and find applying camo a chore, but I have several other options for adding camo, brush painting, pastel pencils or chalk, will go away and think on how I want to proceed. The Hungarians will be getting red brown and light ochre camo added, the Germans will have a mix of red brown and green camo in various patterns.
More pics here
https://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com/2023/02/spray-painting-base-coat.html

Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Painting process started.
« Reply #325 on: February 05, 2023, 07:34:58 AM »
I used to have shocking problems with airbrushing. I switched to using Tamiya acrylics with their special thinner mixed roughly 50/50 in little plastic dropper bottles, and pretty much never had it clog again.
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Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: Painting process started.
« Reply #326 on: February 05, 2023, 07:39:12 AM »
I used to have shocking problems with airbrushing. I switched to using Tamiya acrylics with their special thinner mixed roughly 50/50 in little plastic dropper bottles, and pretty much never had it clog again.

Iíve been thinking of going back to Tamiya, Iíve got a few in my collection, wouldnít be hard to switch over, it was very hot today though.

Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Painting process started.
« Reply #327 on: February 05, 2023, 07:45:03 AM »
I used to have no problems in a Canberra summer. Qld humidity? I don't know.

Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: Painting process started.
« Reply #328 on: February 05, 2023, 07:47:05 AM »
Iíve got the moisture trap in the compressor and a second attached to the brush, so donít really get any water spitting through. I did have issues before I got the second one.

Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: Painting process started.
« Reply #329 on: February 05, 2023, 08:39:42 AM »
Iíve got the moisture trap in the compressor and a second attached to the brush, so donít really get any water spitting through. I did have issues before I got the second one.

Just had the single one at the brush, but Canberra is very dry compared to Qld. Seriously, give the Tamiya a go. I'd be surprised if they weren't significantly better.