SAMOKHODNAYA USTANOVKA-152/KV14 RENOVATORS DREAM!

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:40 am

EAO wrote:Mr. Bix,

She's looking "right as rain". I really like what you did with the 55 gallon drum. I love the weathered, washed out look that you gave it. :clap: I see a strong contender for TOTM! And I've always wondered, how do you guy's decide when your project is considered finally "done"? :think:

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Cheers Mr EAO, that drum is almost like I hoped it would be, almost!
As for when to call a tank model 'done' .................. :problem: :think:
I reckon its when the builder looks & looks but can only find things that he could have done better at the time, but the effort isn't worth the outcome to go back & try to get it.
Thats just me though ;)
Thanks for looking in, I will get the finishing pics up soon
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:49 pm

Almost done, will get some proper pics once the rains pass
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Postby sassgrunt » Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:00 pm

I agree with EAO. Definitely a contender for TOTM. Using actual shell casings was a stroke of genius, and they appear far more realistic than what most builds scatter around the deck. Very cool overall!

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Postby EAO » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:24 am

sassgrunt wrote:I agree with EAO. Definitely a contender for TOTM. Using actual shell casings was a stroke of genius, and they appear far more realistic than what most builds scatter around the deck. Very cool overall!


What he said! :clap: Can't wait for pictures in the light of day!

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Postby BarryC » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:25 am

Bravo Herman!! :clap: :clap:

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:56 am

sassgrunt wrote:I agree with EAO. Definitely a contender for TOTM. Using actual shell casings was a stroke of genius, and they appear far more realistic than what most builds scatter around the deck. Very cool overall!


Thanks Mr Sass, the shell cases are an ok addition.
It seems to be an ongoing build already...........that is, its just not wanting to be finished !!
As for TOTM, I will give it a wizz at some point & see ;)
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:00 am

EAO wrote:
sassgrunt wrote:I agree with EAO. Definitely a contender for TOTM. Using actual shell casings was a stroke of genius, and they appear far more realistic than what most builds scatter around the deck. Very cool overall!


What he said! :clap: Can't wait for pictures in the light of day!

Cheers,
Eric.


Thanks Mr EAO, the light of day at the moment is unfortunately associated with eleventythousndbagillion % of humidity & clouds with gloom.... :/
Plus I need to get the track contact chevrons worn off by running it, and as above, that aint going to be soon !
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:01 am

BarryC wrote:Bravo Herman!! :clap: :clap:

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Cheers Baz, we do what we can with what our planet gives us eh ;)
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Postby EAO » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:18 pm

Mr. Bix,

Too bad about the weather; but I agree, you really can't have new shiny track cleats with that beautifully aged tank! Eventually the skies will clear, until then we eagerly wait!

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Postby Jimster » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:29 pm

That last photo showing the barrel, shell casings and mesh vent cover is my favorite. Amazing example of realistic weathering and detailing.
I need to someday model some Russian armor to feed my Tiger :haha:
I agree with the TOTM comments 100%.
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Postby Ad Lav » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:00 pm

SMART :D
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:53 am

Thanks for the gracious words folks.
As can be seen by the entry into TOTM, Ive called it done(if any of these things we do are ever really done)
The project was an over all blast to carry out, sure had its moments, but dont they all eh :/
While not "Mcq11 Perfect" ,I reckon its a fair representation of one of the most well known breakthrough weapons of WW2.
I seem to have a 'thing' for Assault Guns/Tank destroyers............they can be made rough as railway station toilet paper, yet still be right.
Now on the prowl for another T.D./Assault Gun to do in the future.

Thanks for checking in and all the assistance, advice & comments ;)
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:10 am

In keeping with the Russian theme, I have a project plan to do one of these :






Wont be straight away, but I have the tank, and am gathering parts & info for the "accessory" !!
I was looking at a version just after the Seelow heights, but before the final battle for Berlin, but meh, I think its been done :/
Although, the version I had in mind was similar to this...............looted gear on the rear.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:50 am

Folks, in order to properly complete this, I'm after an image that I can use as a "portrait" picture to place on the side or rear of the machine.
I have had the luck to get some perfect examples of A.H. images that I used on my Bedspring T34 build & diorama, but I cannot for the life of me find similar images of Stalin in the size that suits.
Can anyone help a Comrade out !?

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Postby EAO » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:57 pm

Herman,

You may want to check with xhelfix. I believe he has a picture of "Papa Stalin" on a Su-122 some months back in a TOTM contest?

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:46 pm

Yes indeed, that's what I want to replicate.
Lots of images around, but most with watermarks or way too big.
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Postby EAO » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:44 pm

Herman,

I guess you could always buy an old postage stamp of Stalin without a postmark on it. Given that it's old it should already be "aged' looking. It would be roughly the right scale. Then glue it on some sturdier stock and with your woodworking skills build a frame for it?! :think: You can also search for "dollhouse picture frames", I found a ton of them from different dealers like Etsy. They appear to come in different sizes and styles. All of it should be pretty cheap (except maybe shipping). :/ Just some thoughts while I'm puffing on a cigar in weather that's close to 50 degrees warmer than a week ago at this time! :wtf:

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:32 am

Not sure what sort of image you are after. Is something like this sny good? https://images.app.goo.gl/s42ZtZbBoTMQXbpEA
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Postby midlife306 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:31 am

Must be one amongst this lot

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:38 am

Thanks so much to all of you for the road-signs to images of Uncle Joe.!!
Amazing how many images are copyright'd or watermarked, or, uploaded in such a way as to be impossible to copy & print let alone resize :/
The dude's been dead for decades..................let it goooooo :eh:

I have a selection from all sources(except for postage stamps $$!!) that should do.
All from 1943 so they are also period accurate.

Now the framework & fitting to the side ;)

(Sorry 'General, I have to finish this too)
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