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Dog Smack
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pibber,

Great to see you posting again. Your stuff is very inspirational. looking forward to see more!

pibber and BurtWolf - how do you guys attach the trailers to the prime mover? Love to hear how you all do that.

Steve
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pibber
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Location: France (Luzarches, near Chantilly)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:12 pm    Post subject: hook trailers Reply with quote

Thanks guys for yours comments about my stuff Wink .

To Dog Smack :
I use very thin iron wire and brass wire a little thicker.
The iron wire is used for the ring on the trailer while the brass wire is used to make the hook on the tractor (brass wire is harder than thin iron wire).

Few examples (photos taken quickly Confused ) :
first example, hooks on two US M3 halfrack (work in progress...):


on the second picture you can see better the iron wire glue in front of the trailer to replace the original GHQ ring part.


The same principe on this sdkfz 10 and Sig 15cm : the brass wire is glue (with cyanocrylate) at the rear of the vehicule (or undercarriage) and the thin iron brass is glue (with cyanocrylate too) on the trailer (or gun).




Sometime, I preserve the original pewter ring : I make a very small hole throught the ring with a very small drill.
See the example on this german Flak38 trailer :


...and it works !


Could be great on sdkfz 251 C & D
On the "ausf. C" with the 12cm Mortar, the brass wire was glue in a hole* (*I make it with a small drill) at the rear of the vehicule.


On the "ausf. D" (with the Pak 40) the brass wire was glue under the vehicule with a generous coat of cyanocrylate.


Look great ! and it's very easy to remove the trailer or hitch it. (and very easy to move the vehicule on a wargaming landscape : take the tractor and let the trailer slip behind gently on the ground)


Look great with Mac NO too :


You can see the very small hole on my Luftwaffe trailer to hitch a brass wire hook.


I hope it could help you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pibber,
Amazing work, great that you elevated the gaming process with trailers and movers/tractors. I do also appreciate the time & effort you put in for the personal storage bags. Look great.
Impressive presentation of your forces at work/at war.
Burtwolf,
Great trailer you created, wonderful.
Thank you for sharing.
Chris
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BurtWolf
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic Pibber! What did you use for the ropes to tie down the crates to the artillery? And how did you make that effect? I plan on adding crates and what not to my towed artillery - imitation being the sincerest form of flattery!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pibber,

OMG, that is brilliant. Something so simple works so well. As the kids say these days.. An awesome Hack. I will have to give some serious thought to doing something similar.

Thanks for sharing your mod.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(thank you guys for your kind comments Wink )

BurtWolf :
I use very thin iron wire for the ropes to tie down the crates to the artillery. They are glued with cyanocrylate and fix with the help of a small precision clamp.
The ammo boxes and iron wire are painted together, then, iron wires are painted at last.

No problem for imitation, it's also in this way that I learned a lot of things in models or figurines making. Cool

I love so much your engineer trailers, I need few of this model and boat trailers too.
I hope that GHQ will not be too late to produce them someday because time passes... Neutral
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pibber, great work as usual! You always choose interesting prototypes, and execute your conversions and scratch builds really well. You are an inspiration to many! Please keep posting!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have scratch built items post pictures here.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The long awaited S-300 support kit I needed.



Radars and command.








Added to the missiles



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pibber, 7.62,

Good eyes, good fingers. Talent and skill. Very nice work.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those look awesome!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit of an old thread, and unhappily most of the pics have been lost due to Photobucket's more recent policies, but there may still be items of interest in here, and hey, who doesn't want another thread with 1/285th eye candy ... so I am re-posting something I placed in the "Show Us Yer Stuff" thread, and may follow it up with some more of my recent scratch-built stuff.

In my gaming experience, minefields are usually just marked with a paper chit on the table or some such. Mien Panzer even comes with cut-out counters you can use (as your paper chits) to mark the location of your minefields.

Having seen marked and wired minefields used in several game AARs of games in larger scales I felt … shall I say … left out.

So I have created a few marked minefields for my gaming terrain.



They were pretty easy to make. I cut out 1 inch by 2 inch (approximately) rectangles of sheet styrene, put some fence posts around the perimeter, put a bit of acrylic gel with earth-tone paint on top, flocked 'em, and ran a thread around the fenceposts.



I did two of the bases with diagonal edges, to provide some level of flexibility. They might go alongside other terrain (like rivers or hills), or they might be put together into a network of fields that provide "access" for infantry patrols to go out, but channel any attack coming in to make it vulnerable to bunching up and flanking / grazing fire.

A simple and quick project, but something I've never had before.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So why resurrect an old thread if I'm just going to re-post stuff a second time, right?

Well because I'm also going to post something new.



This is a scratch-built structure I thought I might post up. I haven't done one of these in a loooonnng time.For lack of another term, I'm calling this my Technical Institute. IDK, maybe it's a factory? It's a big building with only a limited number of windows ... maybe a home for the institutionalized?



It's made from a styrene "bubble" off of something I bought at a store. I think it was a car part. I just tore off the plastic to get at whatever it was I bought, looked at the plastic, and said to myself "self, you can make this into something." So first I spray primed it in gray, then I put it in my garage and aged it for a bit more than 2 decades. Recently I found it while looking for other stuff, and thought maybe I could/should finish it.

And so I have.



The plazas are also scratch-builds. I plan to use them mostly as town squares, but here I put them around my Technical Institute. The one in front is based on squared styrene sheet, with flocking and a button out of the home sewing kit as the town fountain in the center.

I used to create scratch-built structures quite often back in the days when there wasn't a lot of commercial product available to spread around my game tables.


Here are some more examples, originally posted from about page 5 or 6 in this thread (back some 15 years ago!). Again the large building is a scratch-build from some product package I tore off of the cardboard. But back then all I did was paint them up. Now I add doors (cut from card) and windows (cut from screen). Not a whole lot of skill development in 15 years!

And the planes, in this case Mig-21s, were scratch-built back in the late 1970s / early 1980s. I don't scratch-build planes anymore....

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the minefields Mk - good work!
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