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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:44 am

Hi guys. I finished my tank army but I felt I had to start building some buildings to spice the things a bit.

First if all I must confess I copied Marco Peter´s job in a 90% I hope he feels honored and sees it like a tribute, lol.

Everything is on early stages of developing, but I have many ideas for it.

The tower is expected to have a fully working spotlight with pan and tilt, with obvious working light. It will have a MG 42, which may have sound, lights, and IR combat functions. Also Im planning to add a small stove in the tower, and of course I have to paint it too.

About the machine gun nest, Im planning to add the MG08 that midlife showed us some time ago.

Hope you enjoy it, and I will be glad to have feedback from you.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:59 am

Cool looking tower Rad :thumbup:

Quote you; "The tower is expected to have a fully working spotlight with pan and tilt, with obvious working light. It will have a MG 42, which may have sound, lights, and IR combat functions. Also Im planning to add a small stove in the tower,"

How big is this thing 8O :think:

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:05 am

Hi Mick, it is 1:16 scale, lol. I think it is about 45cms long and exactly 10cms wide but I will measure it when I arrive home. Anyway nowadays there is such a small RC equipment that I think I could do it in a 1:35 scale too. :D
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:30 am

Gosh, I'm so out of touch with available electronics for this type of thing.

I will be very interested in what you achieve Rad :thumbup:
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:00 pm

That tower looks fantastic Rad :clap: it will look great as part of your battlefield :thumbup:

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Postby Marco Peter » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:10 pm

Really cool! You corrected some of my errors haha, so I saved YOUR photo for future builds! :-P
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:04 pm

Marco Peter wrote:Really cool! You corrected some of my errors haha, so I saved YOUR photo for future builds! :-P


Yes, Rad has definite perfectionist tendencies.. :shh: My eyes were drawn to the nicely appointed Kubelwagon (Tamiya static version, upgraded to RC? )..
Our British members ought to be good at building guard towers like that nifty one ( :thumbup: , by the way, Rad), as it was the British who invented the Concentration camp in the first instance (for use in against the Boers in South Africa) 8O .
Not a proud addition to the massive list of great British inventions.. :D
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:33 am

43rdRecceReg wrote:
Marco Peter wrote:Really cool! You corrected some of my errors haha, so I saved YOUR photo for future builds! :-P


Yes, Rad has definite perfectionist tendencies.. :shh: My eyes were drawn to the nicely appointed Kubelwagon (Tamiya static version, upgraded to RC? )..
Our British members ought to be good at building guard towers like that nifty one ( :thumbup: , by the way, Rad), as it was the British who invented the Concentration camp in the first instance (for use in against the Boers in South Africa) 8O .
Not a proud addition to the massive list of great British inventions.. :D


That’s a rare admission mate, I have lots of South African friends from that area that to this day are resentful of that part of their ansestral history.
But hey, I imagine Gaul should still be hacked off with Rome !!!
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:50 pm

Well, this weekend I did a couple of things more. The barrier (that can be moved) is a chopstick, lol.

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The machine gun nest has now the same bank as Marco Peter. Due to I cannot bury it anywhere, Im going to build a small mountain for it. No idea of how, but we willsee...

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And the tower now has more detail and I began with the ladders. So this weekend Ill probarbly paint everything.

I will use this, Jump to minute 1:18:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:55 pm

Sorry Rad, reminds me of this. . . .

Watch "The Fast Show - Scorchio!!!" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/kZMUAd7OJc8
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:20 am

After googling and youtubing for a while, now I know how to do the small mountain for my machine gun nest, and looks like a good way for doing a bunker too:

No need to watch the entire video, lol, you can jump.
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Looks like I am going to be busy this weekend...
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Postby tiger tiger » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:37 pm

Great looking stuff\builds there , very good, yes on you tube you will find many tutorials on there that help ideas and give inspiration, one contributor is called i think , The terrain tutor.

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:26 pm

I added this. I had no idea about what to write, so if somebody has a better idea, I am all eyes.
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This is some roof detail. The roof slides so I can access to the inside much better for adding details, figures and so on.
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A working hatch, that has small brass hinges.
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And this small cap will be the working RC searchlight some day.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:55 pm

" Eintrag für 1:1 Mäuse streng verboten!!!"
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Was anything ever written on Guard towers?
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Postby Soeren » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:36 pm

Use "Zugang" or "Eintritt". The other term would be strange ;)
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:58 pm

43rdRecceReg wrote:" Eintrag für 1:1 Mäuse streng verboten!!!"
:D
Was anything ever written on Guard towers?

It's his tower and he'll sign if he wants too, sign if he wants too, sign if he wants too. . . . .
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:12 am

Soeren wrote:Use "Zugang" or "Eintritt". The other term would be strange ;)


I couldn't decide whether "Eintritt would be better', but erred anyway... :/
I used to be fairly fluent in Hochdeutsch (with a slight 'Platt' and Hamburger flavour), these days I only get to speak Schweitzerdeutsch, nach Zürcher Mundart for a few weeks in the year... :)
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Postby Marco Peter » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:17 am

Son of a gun-ner, I LOLLED... ;-)

I also have a sign on mine, decided to make it unreadable haha!
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:25 am

Lagern (not the Beery type) had fairly primitive guard towers it seems. They looked like overhead toilets:
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Stalag Luft Wachturm
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Auschwitz- by contrast- had deluxe towers though, for the SS if this is anything to go by:
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Auschwitz Wachturm..with warning on fence
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Presumably the 'STOI" is a warning to all the Russian inmates they had there...
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:26 pm

Well, some news here with my tower... This was my first time working with wood, and I did A LOT of mistakes that were very hard or immpossible to fix... I had a lot of problems with the "Betún de judea" (I dont now the name in english, sorry guys) and the white glue, among other failures, but well, the end result does not look bad... Now I know I could do another one much better but Im short of time.

The tower is still far from being finished... Im going to add some camo nets in the "windows" and then the electronics. The working radio controled warm white search light with pan and tilt movement, a stove inside the tower, and maybe a hand made sniper detector... And thats a moving helmet. I think it will be a cool idea. Also some more scratch built details like a telephone, boxes and so on...

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As I said above, the guard post will be painted in red, white and black.
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Acthung! Trespassers will be shot! Survivors will be shot again!.
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Oh, the hard life of the centinel, tireless, always with the view on the horizont...
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