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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:21 am

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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:24 am

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Postby Marco Peter » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Good to see you're still busy Rob!

What is your question?

(Or did you mean to post this in 'Show Off'? 8))
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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:27 pm

No question Marco.
Just wanted to show my new Ostfront soldier which I finished last night.
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Postby Marco Peter » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:29 pm

Ah, you posted in 'General Questions' now, but I'm sure a moderator can move your thread. :-)

Looking at your pictures makes me feel cold so you did a good job haha!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:50 pm

Moved to "show off" but I will leave this one here as well for a day or so.
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:18 pm

You have achieved a very nice wintery look to the tiger crew Rob :clap: they make you want to turn the heating up a notch :D

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:57 pm

Thanks guys, sorry I posted it in the wrong section.
The Commander and Loader I already had on the Tiger.
The Soldier is new.
Ordered it at Aliexpress for €17 shipping included.
But when it arrived, it was incomplete.....F*CK.
Boots, steel helmet and that thing to put the gasmask in were missing, damn.

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But...I wanted to solve the issues with parts I had laying around.

In my Panther Ausf.F I have this commander standing:

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Had to cut his legs to make him fit the turret

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I still had the legs....and there were boots on them too
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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:59 pm

Cut off the boots from The Panther Commander

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And after some filing, they even fit the soldiers legs

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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:01 pm

A few weeks ago I bought 10 heads from the Sockleshop in Germany, 5 with a "Schifchen hat" and 5 with the Nazi steel helmets.
I did not want to mess up a head with a helmet, so I took one with a Schiffchen

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Cut off his hat

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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:06 pm

The Aliexpress soldier has several "grips" so you won't mess up you fingers while painting.
On his head there was a grip too.
Had to cut it off to see if the Schiffchen hat would fit the size of the head....

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As you can see, it did not fit perfectly, but that was all I had, so I had to make it work.
I already had something in mind to make it look good
Here he is with his new boots and Schiffchen hat

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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:10 pm

Another missing part was that thing they kept their gas masks in.
You know these things.....they come with a cabinet or so, one of those you need to assemble yourself

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Looks a bit similar to the gasmask thingy, so it was useful for me

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Cut some grooves into the wood to simulate the leather belt with which it is hanging on the soldier's shoulder

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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:14 pm

Back to his head issue again.
The soldier was already wearing a piece of cloth around his head to protect him from the Russian Eastern winds.
My idea was to make a piece of cloth and wrap it around his head and Schiffchen

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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:18 pm

All issues solved....took me almost all evening to accomplish all this.
Next issue...the paint job

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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:21 pm

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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:24 pm

If you consider the parts which were missing, and what I tried to make out of it, I may say I like it a lot!
Was quite some work, but worth all the effort.
Ciao, Rob.
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:26 pm

Is anyone else having problems with the pictures? None of them are visible on my phone or my laptop.
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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:30 pm

Really?
Strange....I can see them.....but maybe because I posted them?
Would be a pity if they would not be visible to you guys...
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Postby Rob'59 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:32 pm

For my BD next month, i will get a driver, radio operator and a new commander for my Tiger Befehlswagen.
Looking forward to work these guys, and make 'm fit the Tiger.
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