Panzergruppe Tarraco scenery: the Panzodrom

Postby Jussek » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:02 pm

heya guys

as I said in a previous post... the oct-21 we had a meeting in the Panzodorm!

the weather during the days before was awful, including the first hurricane arriving to south europe, although already turned into a tropical storm once touching land... but it generated heavy rains and storms, well, it was raining friday and even saturday! but... sunday 21 dawned with a bright sun so...

here you are several pics! it was a lot of fun, for the first time we had the three bridges operational, the main road finished, and put almost the 70% of the scenography

the new engineer's bridge, with low water on the river

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after filling the river

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several vehicles crossing it all day long!

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reflections ;D

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the fixed bridge over the gorges

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after negotiating this small bridge...

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and now several panoramic shots of the scenography

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a few pics of some vehicles

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some accidents happened too

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we did some artillery strikes testings...

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the final pics of the day... we, the assistants ;D

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and the lamps of the bridge on as the light was fading

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this is the aerial view

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soon i will upload some videos we took!

thanks for watching

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:33 am

Extraordinarily fantastic mate. I gotta get there
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Postby EddyK » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:05 am

Awesome!!!
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Postby Artyfist » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:54 am

Looks super, what a great effort you guys have put in.
Well done.
Looking forward to some video.
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Postby Jussek » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:13 am

thanks you very much chaps!

the videos are heavy, they are uploading but it will took a bit...

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:22 am

That looks fantastic.
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Postby Jussek » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:18 pm

thanks mate! :thumbup:

as promised, the first of the videos... btw... look at the water... ;D

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more to follow ;D

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:41 pm

well and truely cool !
Isnt it funny how your mate knew the bang was coming but still poo'd himself when it did go off anyway !!!
I would say there would be a punch-on if one of the lads drove over the pyro by mistake as it was detonated & blew his great tank build into an edition of 'Panzer Wrecks' :wtf:
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Postby Jussek » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:00 pm

HERMAN BIX wrote:well and truely cool !
Isnt it funny how your mate knew the bang was coming but still poo'd himself when it did go off anyway !!!
I would say there would be a punch-on if one of the lads drove over the pyro by mistake as it was detonated & blew his great tank build into an edition of 'Panzer Wrecks' :wtf:


:haha: herman you have made me laugh so much!

Why do you think we only used that cheap truck for the test and not one of our precious tanks? ;D
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Postby Jussek » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:17 pm

hi chaps

some more videos we took at the meeting. Two more still uploading to youtube right now... :/

a few seconds from the drone views over the river headwaters and the pionierebrücke

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the tamiya leopard fording the river when it was with little water

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the KöTi negotiating the narrow mountain bridge, i've reduced the speed of a part of the video because i liked to watch the way the suspension works...

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the other two are big, so they will take a while to upload...

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Postby Jussek » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:10 pm

The other two

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Postby Jussek » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:45 pm

good evening sirs

since the meeting i've been doing work at my man's cave. I've gathered almost all the german figures and i have been preparing them to be glued in all the positions we have. that is, glueing equipment, painting some, modifying others, interchanging heads and body parts, and repainting all the 'green' helmets. As most of our figures are from the 21st CT brand, the packs of helmets we bought years ago were those with the clothing cover, without cloth cover we have not too many, all from Dragon. Some time ago I painted a part of the helmets camouflaged, but the ones carried by the figures with green uniforms i wrongly painted them green... but the helmet covers, as far as i know, were camo or mouse grey. So i repainted all the greens to mouse grey... all the lot of them! :crazy:

i've yet to paint 12 more helmets for the camouflaged soldiers...

here you are the main body of gun crews who will populate the panzodrom ;D

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and then started to fill the first positions, the six mg-feuerstellung. I do not have pics of all of them, of course all have different figures and the layout of the components differ, but all are very similar.

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next phase, to prepare the 15cm sFH18 guns dio...

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Postby Tiger6 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:40 pm

8O That is a lot of figures!

You are now giving me very bad and very expensive ideas @)

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Postby Jussek » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:09 pm

Tiger6 wrote:8O That is a lot of figures!

You are now giving me very bad and very expensive ideas @)


LOL, yes mate! and there are not all the ones we have in the photos ...we have been collecting them for years. They were not too expensive some years ago. The Dragon ones, the better for my taste, I paid them between 3 and 6€ each, if you try to buy them now... :crazy:

and the 21st CT were quite cheaper even.

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Postby Tiger6 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:49 pm

I hear you, I stocked up many years ago before I came home from a work asignment in the USA - I stopped counting at $3000, but I'm sure it was closer to $5000 by the time I was done 8O
To buy that same collection now 8 years later would be mind blowingly expensive :crazy:

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Postby Tiger6 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:54 pm

To add - Your use of corrugated cardboard for lining the trench is genius, I’ve been saving bamboo BBQ sticks for years thinking about doing something similar, but you’ve made the cardboard work far better than I thought it could :clap: :clap:

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Postby Jussek » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:05 pm

thanks mate!

the cardboard is trying to simulate corrugated iron sheets, but i've only used it in these mg nests, on the rest of positions i've decided myself to wood planks, they look better to me

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Postby wibblywobbly » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:22 am

In all these years I don't think I have seen so many soldiers in one place before! 8O
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:00 am

At least now we all know why the market has spiked for these figures...................they are all in Spain :haha: :haha: !!!!
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Postby Jussek » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:52 pm

hello chaps

finally, today i call the battery of two 15cm sFH18's emplacements to be finished :crazy:

in this case, the guns and their carriages will be stored and will travel separately, on her own box. As they are towable they cannot be fixed in any way to the scene's base, not to say it would be a huge piece to be stored! the bases as i made them are 36x55 cm, so figure if i put the guns too!

so i made with a 3cm thick extruded polystyrene plate, and by die cutting it, so the guns could be placed securely to be transported

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here you are the guns on her box and the scenes with all the stuff already glued: figures, ammo, ammo boxes, ammo canisters, expenden cartridges, etc...

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with the guns in place, i've tried to use slightly different layouts

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that's all for today sirs

in the next phase i will 'populate' the six 8,8cm FlaK 36... a lot of work there! :crazy:

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