Military Modelling

I don't suppose anyone's got a spare 1/48 scale Do 335 front canopy?
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Chaps, if you get a few minutes have a look at this guys work; it is a whole new level. He photographs his work against natural/real backgrounds from various angles in such a way you'd swear you were looking at a photo of a real scene. To see the various sets better than the thumbnails click on the title underneath the main "title" picture.

KarBor
That is cracking work. Hard to tell where the model ends and the picture begins.
 
So, the yellow tape painted black to simulate black nasty....not sure if that would be to scale as I'm pretty sure its not that wide :)

Looks a cracking build, your remark about Eduard's is bang on the money as well :)
That's medium width in the US, everything's bigger over there.
 
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One for the old n bold cold war tankies...

I have a query about British armour which I thought I'd post on this thread as I would probably get a more sensible answer than from some of the never served out in the rest of arrse.

Anyway, I am working on some wargame rules design for a Cold War game set in the early 1980s.

I'm trying to come up with some way to represent the reaction of the troops to effective enemy fire...

Most of my service was in infantry, int and recce, with only a short spell on the armour side. The infantry manuals decreed that effective enemy fire was when you started taking casualties - this is fairly straight forward to model in a set of rules. What is puzzling me however is how would armour, and in particular tanks, react?

The Soviet practice seems to have been to ignore it and keep going. How would a troop or sqn of Chieftains reacted?

I am interested in the effects of anti-tank fire and artillery on armour. From what I understand of the chaps who spent time at Suffield, the armoured units were pretty used to being shot up by their own infantry in any case ;-)

...and to keep the modelling theme going, here are some pics from last Monday's first test game of the rules...

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Leading Soviet platoon comes underty arty and mortar fire...

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Soviet FOO returns the favour just before his battery is counter batteried and knocked about a bit...

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Soviets try to push forward again...
 
According to the manual the safety catch is mounted st the top of the hand grip. The button you can see above the trigger guard is the rear mounting pin and is removed to allow the pistol grip to drop out for cleaning etc...
Not completely correct, and like you I had to look it up using your link to confirm my memory. Fig 11 page 1-11. It is the hole for the rear mounting pin but the pin should not be in place as it can get lost and if memory serves a starred item. The rear mounting pin was only used to mount the gun on a tripod or other mount and not for day to day use. To remove the pistol grip you removed the retaining pin (two part) at the rear of the pistol grip so that it dropped down and the lip at the front was disengaged.

Thanks for that I am now trying to remember why every dame loves.................
 
Really, the DO 335 should quit smoking, it's bad for its health
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Just need to glue all the bits that's dropped off the underside back on now
 
I bought this lot on a whim the other day. Bit of a mixed bag, sculpting's nice but a right mish-mash of kit.
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Three of them are obviously supposed to be WMIK crew and appear to be wearing Mk1 Osprey. The two standing figures are both wearing Mk4 Osprey but all five have Mk7 helmets. Then there's the weapons - two rifles, a GPMG, and four pistols. The rifles are both A1 versions which as far as I'm aware were never used in Afghanistan - one has a UGL fitted but there's something weirdly wrong with the sculpting. The GPMG is reasonable but the barrel seems too skinny. Then there's a selection of pouches but only really enough for one bloke.

I've made a start on one of the standing figures. I decided to give him a set of belt kit so scratched a molle belt from miliput, and a roll-pin from the foil and wire from a bottle of rioja. Damn useful stuff rioja! I also bulked out his daysack to make it look better. Needs some straps yet.

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MB can certainly be a mixed bag,alright. Some of their modern Yank sets spring to mind,mixture of Alice,Vietnam era and molle equipment and some that is clearly just made up. Their old west stuff is not bad though.
Regarding the modern Brit set,I know beards were sometimes tolerated in afghan,but this bloke looks like a viking.
 

Bit of progress on the big Tiger - slight pause as I forgot to paint the jack - which needs to be fitted before I fit the right rear track guard (screws on from below). Done a bit of patch painting and some detail work whilst some bits are still on the sprue.


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Tiger Tank - - The Airfix Tribute Forum -

couple of pictures that may be of help to you in your Tiger JT

Bit of progress on the big Tiger - slight pause as I forgot to paint the jack - which needs to be fitted before I fit the right rear track guard (screws on from below). Done a bit of patch painting and some detail work whilst some bits are still on the sprue.


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Tiger Tank - - The Airfix Tribute Forum -

couple of pictures that may be of help to you in your Tiger JT

Bit of progress on the big Tiger - slight pause as I forgot to paint the jack - which needs to be fitted before I fit the right rear track guard (screws on from below). Done a bit of patch painting and some detail work whilst some bits are still on the sprue.


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Cheers. I will try to mess it up a little but not too much once completed - I don’t like too much weathering personally


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