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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri May 12, 2017 12:11 pm

Looks excellent Mr Herman very realistic
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Fri May 12, 2017 12:13 pm

Very impressive. :thumbup:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri May 12, 2017 12:15 pm

c.rainford73 wrote:Looks excellent Mr Herman very realistic


Cheers mate..........theres real blood on some of the barbs I can give you the tip :'(
It was supposed to go to its owner tomorrow, but as I severely underestimated the amount of work in the wire, its going to stay put.
I do not want to under-do the effort for Mr Reaper as he was gracious enough to gift me the electronics for my Jagdtiger & this is the least I can do to make good.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu May 25, 2017 12:06 pm

Oh................my........................God

Barbed wire :-< :-<

The twisting, cutting, placing, bleeding, super-gluing, waiting, do it again-ing :/ :/

Mr Jussek must be a direct descendant of Mother Theresa herself to manage to pull off the wire in the Panzerdrom.

Getting there, but its excruciating.
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Postby Jussek » Thu May 25, 2017 6:26 pm

HERMAN BIX wrote:Oh................my........................God

Barbed wire :-< :-<

The twisting, cutting, placing, bleeding, super-gluing, waiting, do it again-ing :/ :/

Mr Jussek must be a direct descendant of Mother Theresa herself to manage to pull off the wire in the Panzerdrom.

Getting there, but its excruciating.




8) ;D you know, in the Panzodrom project there is 180m of barbed wire, i doubt i could make all this is this life! there are 22 segments (84x12cm), every one has 5 rows of barbed wire, aprox 8m of wire on every segment. I've 4 done go figure... :crazy:

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:07 pm

Just saying, dumbest idea I have had in ages :/
Can only do about 200mm a night due to fumes and frustration !!
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Postby Marco Peter » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:58 pm

HermanBix, on eBay I bought some sort of metal safety wire, from a distance it looks more than perfect representing barbed wire!

In close-up you can see how it's constructed:
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For me it was the right solution, and also dirt-cheap. Maybe 15 Euro including shipping for 100 meter - unbeatable! :D
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:37 am

Well I can say it now..................Im bloody happy this is done !!
The wire looks great, but i wont be rushing back to do another lot in a hurry :crazy:

Secured a few spent shell cases I had and added a section of camo net to the barrel.
These emplacements would have a top cover of net as well, but putting a net over top of this would make it too difficult to change battery and access the electrics.

Im sure its owner will enhance it further, and I believe its getting a battle system fitted as well, so it going to be much fun on the club battlefield soon !
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Postby PainlessWolf » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:48 am

Herman,
That's the Good Stuff! Very, very, very WELL DONE! ;o) Landscaping is realism, no other words for it. ( Now about some more of that barbed wire?? ) *chuckles*
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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:50 am

Incredible work Mr Bix! Now may I place an order for about 60 meters of the barbed stuff?
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:18 am

c.rainford73 wrote:Incredible work Mr Bix! Now may I place an order for about 60 meters of the barbed stuff?


You certainly may indeed

12 month lead time, $900 USD :haha: :lolno:

I may make myself a couple of short sections to add onto a tank, but long lengths.......HHHhhhhhhheeeeeeeeellllllll NO !!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:29 am

PainlessWolf wrote:Herman,
That's the Good Stuff! Very, very, very WELL DONE! ;o) Landscaping is realism, no other words for it. ( Now about some more of that barbed wire?? ) *chuckles*
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Cheers Mr Wolf, the dirt under the grass, is, well, dirt !
I used crushed compound from a river bank that left silt after recent flash flooding, and added sufficient white glue diluted into the mix to make a paste.
Then used old cheap paint brushes to spread the brew over the base cover.
Once this layer set, we washed another white glue over that & then loose dumped the remaining dirt on top.
Let it dry & turned it over to remove excess.

Another glue wash, then the grass & food-processed leaf mix was added.

Drilled holes for wooden poles & glued them in.
Used brass nails out of picture hanging kit for the pins to take the wire & thats that.
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Postby sassgrunt » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:40 am

It really, really IS a great project, Herman. Very high respect for both the planning of it as well as the execution, (and the puncture wounds you accumulated to make it happen). It matches the superb work you've shown us in all of your other builds. At first glance, I wasn't sure I like the added-on roof armor (armour?) you added; but as I thought about it; it's exactly what would have been needed on a stationary fortification that would have been a magnet for attention from roving aircraft. Thank you for sharing it with us. -Mike

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Postby Davarama » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:10 pm

Very nice, interesting subject. Can I ask what paint you used for the base dunkelgelb?


Cheers, Dava.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:19 pm

sassgrunt wrote:It really, really IS a great project, Herman. Very high respect for both the planning of it as well as the execution, (and the puncture wounds you accumulated to make it happen). It matches the superb work you've shown us in all of your other builds. At first glance, I wasn't sure I like the added-on roof armor (armour?) you added; but as I thought about it; it's exactly what would have been needed on a stationary fortification that would have been a magnet for attention from roving aircraft. Thank you for sharing it with us. -Mike


Actually Mr Sass, the factory supplied Turm turrets had a flat hatch in place of the cupola, and a single replacement roof armour plate of 3 times the tanks roof thickness.
There were no features on these roofs at all.
This was exactly to resist artillery fire and bombing.
Many field acquired turrets were used on top of base kit units delivered by train & truck then cobbled together into a position.
Erzatz armour was added to many of these, though not all.
These things are quite interesting once you start reading on them.
They were pretty much one time use positions though, as once the shock and surprise was over, they were bypassed & flanked, or pounded from a distance, but they almost always took a quick toll on approaching armour.
A real hit in the Italy Theatre of operations, but used anywhere with all kinds of turrets as well.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:22 pm

Davarama wrote:Very nice, interesting subject. Can I ask what paint you used for the base dunkelgelb?


Cheers, Dava.


Mr Dava, I used on this TS3 Tamiya Dark Yellow, out of a spray can(rattle pack)supposedly the same as the pot of XF60, but I see them as different once dry.
I did my Pig-Stug in the same base, and it also looked different to the XF60 I used on other tanks.
But, all the research says that the Dunkelgelb was different across the production range back then, so its perfectly acceptable to have shades that differ.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:41 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Astounding, I love it, to think this started out as a plastic box and packaging.
Followed by pain, lots of pain.
A true example of dedication, especially as it's for someone else.

HERMAN BIX wrote:Another glue wash, then the grass & food-processed leaf mix was added.

Please tell me more Mr Bix.

I ask because it's very realistic.

Mick.


I used dry leaves, and grass, with some weird shit called loam which was green, chucked into a food processor, and hit hard like a Pina Colada mix !!
The loam gave the colour and the dried natural material gave the rest.
The loam was obtained from a cheap shop , its used for decorating indoor plants apparently !
I was not real excited cleaning the food processor though :problem:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:44 pm

Heres a pic of a factory turret . You can see the huge increase in roof thickness and lack of any other features on it.
I wanted this one to be an example of a field supplied turret, up armoured, on top of a concrete base.
The quick-drop ones were on steel boxes dropped into a hole & then filled in.
Turret dropped on top, easy-peasy
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