M1A1HA, 2/18/20 Update, TC's Gun Station w/TUSK 1 Armor

Postby jhamm » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:41 am

incredible work - excellent! :thumbup:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:17 pm

Bravo Barry :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby BarryC » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:35 pm

c.rainford73 wrote:Barry like clockwork or fine jewelry one can spend hours studying the details of just one functional piece of this build!


Thank you Carl for the kind words.

I believe I'm getting closer to my goal of a highly detailed functional model. :D

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Postby BarryC » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:40 pm

square4 wrote:This is not model making, its engineering in miniature. :clap: :clap:


Thank you sir!

This build has taught me that to recreate in miniature one has to use the same engineering "thoughts" of the original plus the how to using the available materials. I find figuring out what materials will work to be the most challenging then the execution.

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Postby BarryC » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:41 pm

square4 wrote:This is not model making, its engineering in miniature. :clap: :clap:


Thank you sir!
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Postby BarryC » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:48 pm

HERMAN BIX wrote:its a model build within a model build !
It still blows my mind that this can be achieved with apparent ease.
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Herman,

You've hit the nail on the head so to speak. I have treated each area of the build as just that a model within itself. As for the "apparent ease" some of it is simple but very time consuming and some is very complex and very time consuming. It all challenges me and keep the "little gray cells" active! :think:

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Postby BarryC » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:48 pm

jhamm wrote:incredible work - excellent! :thumbup:


Thank you sir!
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Postby BarryC » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:49 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Bravo Barry :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thank you Mick!
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:08 pm

Just happened to run by Barry at the park.... nobody noticed Image
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:53 am

This isn't a model, it's a series of models all put together on a three dimensional canvas :thumbup:
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Postby kintaroukinji » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:52 am

Barry, your work is no longer a model but an art or craft territory. I think that you can reproduce such a very precise structure because you know the structure and function of each part in the actual tank. I pay tribute to your efforts, patience and amazing skills to examine them and make them exactly as models.

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Postby BarryC » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:02 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:This isn't a model, it's a series of models all put together on a three dimensional canvas :thumbup:


Thanks Mick, exactly the effect I intended. :)

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Postby BarryC » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:04 pm

kintaroukinji wrote:Barry, your work is no longer a model but an art or craft territory. I think that you can reproduce such a very precise structure because you know the structure and function of each part in the actual tank. I pay tribute to your efforts, patience and amazing skills to examine them and make them exactly as models.


Thank you very much sir!

Knowing your subject's as you say " structure and function" is I find very important in being able to recreate it in miniature.

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Postby BarryC » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:41 pm

Updated pics of the Commander's Gun Station with the M2 50cal. "locked & loaded" and the TUSK I Armor Surround including Spot Light and M4 Carbine stowage.

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TAFN, Thanks for looking in!
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Postby Eastern Front » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:54 pm

Barry,

I bet it almost pains you to paint it and hide all that work! Great work--Really!

I think just that TC station is a model to be displayed by itself, seems detail gets hidden when surrounded by more detail..

I think I have said it before, you really should work for the curator of models or some big firm like Northrop Grumman building all thier models of the stuff they build.

Looking at your fine work I feel like a 3 year old playing with crayons attempting to pass my stuff off as art!

Cheers!
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Postby ronnie42 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:32 pm

Its a good job Barry does not put the sub assemblies in for Tank of the month , probably more work in the above MG gun station than most tanks submitted. :haha:

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Postby Von Mooflesaaa » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:12 pm

Just incredible the detail and craftsmanship being displayed.
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Postby BarryC » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:42 pm

Eastern Front wrote:Barry,

I bet it almost pains you to paint it and hide all that work! Great work--Really!

I think just that TC station is a model to be displayed by itself, seems detail gets hidden when surrounded by more detail..

I think I have said it before, you really should work for the curator of models or some big firm like Northrop Grumman building all their models of the stuff they build.

Looking at your fine work I feel like a 3 year old playing with crayons attempting to pass my stuff off as art!

Cheers!


Thank you sir for the very kind words.

I had considered working in the model building business a couple of times. However after spending 12 years providing custom builds and painting of model railroad equipment for my friends hobby shop I found that I had lost my hobby as it had turned into a business.

Nope, I will just stick with building for myself without the shackles of time!

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Postby BarryC » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:47 pm

Thanks guys for the very kind words.

I continue to strive for accuracy and quality. Numerous pieces have been made numerous times in my attempt to build an accurate model. I have lots of scraped attempts and still some parts are not to my complete satisfaction but I've settled with they are as good as I can get. :(

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