1936 leFH 18 10.5cm Towed Artillery

Any other static RC models that don't fit into the above category go here!

Postby PainlessWolf » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:52 pm

Good morning, Will,
While looking for parts on EBay the other day, I noticed that there are some scale kits available of this gun, just not from this manufacturer. I chuckle because one built 1/15 scale offering ( done up beautifully ) was priced at over 300+ US. Cheap for the money, I was thinking.
regards,
Painless
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6511
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby PainlessWolf » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:52 am

This afternoon I kicked myself into motion with the old Army adage, "if it ain't moving, paint it". A few hours and six coats of the excellent Tamiya grey primer later, I have made a passable start. My truck hood ornament still needs some work but there is a lot of hand detail painting to do once the initial green is applied. The resin cast may have made for a lot of cleanup to free up the parts and I can't fault the resin quality. Very workable and smooth... Pics: ( Click to Enlarge )
Attachments
Time to primer.jpg
Time to primer.jpg
Six passes with Tamiya primer later....jpg
Six passes with Tamiya primer later....jpg
Star still needs some work....jpg
Star still needs some work....jpg
Hardly any cleanup before paint will be required = Good Resin.jpg
Hardly any cleanup before paint will be required = Good Resin.jpg
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6511
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby jarndice » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:36 am

What a brilliant job of work. You have a lot to be proud of, :clap: :clap:
If it is not to late our very own Rad Schuhart makes and sells a first class paint mask of Soviet Stars in various sizes, And he does requests even making some Soviet Army Truck registration plates for me. :thumbup:
User avatar
jarndice
Major
 
Posts: 5760
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:27 am
Location: the mountains of hertfordshire

Postby PainlessWolf » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:17 pm

Good morning, my friend,
Thank you for looking in. It is definitely not too late. I would love to place a red star on the driver's door and add the white outline to the one on the roof. Those markings are the basic Taigen ones that come with their KV-1. No loss there.
Today is my 7th Wedding Anniversary so no modeling today. I will go and check out Rad's site for those stencils.
Thank you again. Be safe over there.
Painless
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6511
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:04 am

I finished the last bit of work on the field piece tonight. The resin kit part had to be swapped out for something that swiveled and elevated with any bumps the carriage might roll over. Some collaboration with the General produced a design that worked and was rock solid when in the tow configuration. Paint and markings are all that is left now. ( Speaking of which, what is the link again to Rad's site, please?) Pics: ( Click to Enlarge )
Attachments
The Kit supplied part...strong but not up to being towed through dirt, etc....jpg
The Kit supplied part...strong but not up to being towed through dirt, etc....jpg
Some drilling with various bits and a couple of screws and a brass shim and two earth magnets later....jpg
Some drilling with various bits and a couple of screws and a brass shim and two earth magnets later....jpg
Solid ... the screw heads are filed to sit together flush.jpg
Solid ... the screw heads are filed to sit together flush.jpg
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6511
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby jarndice » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:53 am

Beautiful NO not you the Artillery piece :haha:
Oh, congratulations on the anniversary.I hope you are both as happy as Jan and I are in 47 years :clap:
Rads Address is-----
http://www.radindustries.wordpress.com
User avatar
jarndice
Major
 
Posts: 5760
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:27 am
Location: the mountains of hertfordshire

Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:33 am

"The General"........................
Nuff said ;) :thumbup:
User avatar
HERMAN BIX
Major
 
Posts: 6463
Joined: Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:15 am
Location: Gold Coast,Australia

Postby jarndice » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:38 am

Herman I could not bring myself to spell out "He who must not be named" :thumbup:
Still miss his originality on the Forum,
Just so pleased he is still out there helping the good guys.
User avatar
jarndice
Major
 
Posts: 5760
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:27 am
Location: the mountains of hertfordshire

Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:02 pm

No!.....and with what the man has done for his nation & family-that would be disrespectful too :shifty:
Mr Alpha shall be named.
That real world situation aside, its amazing where ideas come from and what those ideas take the form of.
Im sure that your paint will be on point, but as its going to be a towed model, and your terrain isnt exactly a putting green, its bound to get knocked around big time I reckon...........hows the confidence ?
User avatar
HERMAN BIX
Major
 
Posts: 6463
Joined: Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:15 am
Location: Gold Coast,Australia

Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:52 pm

Good Morning, Gentlemen,
I am pleased to say that Alpha and I maintain a working relationship and talk daily about the state of the Hobby and what we are respectively building. Thank you again, Mr. Jarndice for the URL for Rad. The Mate and I have known each other for 20 yrs, been together for 17 of those and Married now for 7. Could not get through the daily battle of Life without them. ;o) Mr. Herman. Confidence is High! Troop morale is good! Paint will be layered! ;o)
regards and stay safe, both of you.
Painless
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6511
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby PainlessWolf » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:38 am

Jarndice, a ping is out to Rad on his site for some Red Star stencils! This afternoon saw the several coats of Soviet Green ( medium ) applied to the field piece as well as a little more detailing of the truck. Detailing and more detailing to follow... Pics: ( Click to Enlarge )
Attachments
Strapping down the tools.jpg
Strapping down the tools.jpg
More straps.jpg
More straps.jpg
More tools.jpg
More tools.jpg
A Red Star that I can live with....jpg
A Red Star that I can live with....jpg
A lot of nooks and crannys.jpg
A lot of nooks and crannys.jpg
The green is on.....jpg
The green is on.....jpg
Detail painting to follow.jpg
Detail painting to follow.jpg
An all night cure...I am sure I will find missed spots in tomorrows daylight....jpg
An all night cure...I am sure I will find missed spots in tomorrows daylight....jpg
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6511
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby xhelfix » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:23 am

Hey,

great!
Thanks for showing...that get a very cool thing!
nice detais. :thumbup:

greetz, Andy
User avatar
xhelfix
Private
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:11 pm
Location: 36381 Schlüchtern Germany

Postby 43rdRecceReg » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:17 pm

That's surely a fine, and beautifully detailed gun, Painless :clap: It will make the perfect appendage, or partner even, for the eye-catching truck. I hope the fingerprints have grown back by now, and that you have a full complement of digits. :thumbup: :D Resin modelling demands a full first-aid kit, and a sizeable swearbox :lolno: :wave:
All the best to the contributing General too...!
User avatar
43rdRecceReg
Captain
 
Posts: 4431
Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:38 am
Location: North West Highlands, Scotland

Postby PainlessWolf » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:09 pm

Good Morning Gentlemen,
xhelfix, thank you for looking in! More fun to follow. Roy, It is good to hear from you. Hands are all working and itching to detail paint the gun and get a Show-Off thread and video completed. I'll pass along the Greetings to the General.
regards,
Painless
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6511
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby PainlessWolf » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:56 am

I had time last night to begin work on the detailing paint and weathering on the field piece. A good deal remains but a start is better than nothing. ;o) Pics: (Click to Enlarge )
Attachments
Starting out simple.jpg
Starting out simple.jpg
A little progress.jpg
A little progress.jpg
Pin wash and lanyard in progress.jpg
Pin wash and lanyard in progress.jpg
Gun Sight.jpg
Gun Sight.jpg
Showing some details....jpg
Showing some details....jpg
Getting closer to weathering.jpg
Getting closer to weathering.jpg
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6511
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby Jimster » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:33 am

Super nice paint job! What’s that rope thing with the red end sticking up, a firing lanyard?

Jimster
Sergeant
 
Posts: 696
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:51 am
Location: Illinois

Postby PainlessWolf » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:04 am

Jimster, Good Evening!
Yes, I built the lanyard out of a shackle end and scale rope and made a handle for it. I had it sticking up out of the way of everything until the paint dried. ;o) It will normally rest down by the recoil rails. Thanks for looking in. More to come.
regards,
Painless
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6511
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby PainlessWolf » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:13 pm

Good afternoon all.
I had time this morning to get out my black rubber paint and take care of the wheels on the field piece. It is a gummy job and requires thinners for small applications ( like scale models ) Works well when applied and will help cushion the wheels when the gun is being towed. Pics: ( Click to Enlarge )
Attachments
Starting out....jpg
Starting out....jpg
One wheel completed, W.I.P..jpg
One wheel completed, W.I.P..jpg
Another view....Thank the Powers that this thing balances well upside down.jpg
Another view....Thank the Powers that this thing balances well upside down.jpg
Extra work but worth it for the detail and durability.jpg
Extra work but worth it for the detail and durability.jpg
Finished for the day.jpg
Finished for the day.jpg
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6511
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby midlife306 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:24 pm

Hi Painless, any chance of a pic of the bottle the paint came in please?
Cheers
Wayne


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
midlife306
Warrant Officer 1st Class
 
Posts: 1788
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:34 am

Postby PainlessWolf » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:53 am

Good afternoon,
Wayne! I will do you one better. This is what I used. URL: https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catal ... tte-finish
When doing wheels, I spray some in a disposable cup and thin it down a bit so it flow smoothly from a brush. Adds a great durable and flexible cover for road wheels. ( I used it on the 1/6 Stuart bogie assemblies )
regards,
Painless
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6511
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

PreviousNext

Return to Other Military Non-RC Models

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests