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Barkin' Karl
Golikell
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 11:30 PM UTC
All parts are in place, with a layer of brown primer and a base coat of dark yellow on. Waiting for the two camouflage colors. Actually not looking forward to this, as I have never done it before. ..
In the meantime I started on the next kit: Sabre models 0mmr flatbed rail car.
A nice build, without peculiarities. Only the instructions are a bit awkward in places. But nothing that is impossible to do. Just read carefully.






Golikell
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 06:54 PM UTC
Hi Martin,

I'not unhappy that the ladder is only held by an barely visible pin, since it saves me the hassle of trying to reproduce it..

You still use an abacus????
Yes, it is pretty hefty... By the way, I only fo the primer with the hairy stick. The basecoat and camo (dark yellow, green and brown) will be done with the AB (the running gear is already airbrushed...)
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 05:56 PM UTC
Looks great Erwin - I was going to say I wasn’t sure about the folded ladder bracket but guessed some kind of simple spring-clip would have done the job & barely visible for your purposes - looks like I was half right. So according to my abacus this monster’s approx. 30 cms long? I’m glad you’re painting it, I’d end up with more spray on my face than the kit
Golikell
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 07:06 PM UTC
I indeed see a pin and hole on the hinge... This is so small, that it will not be visible on the model... Thanks for your help!
raivo74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 06:29 AM UTC

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Speaking of which: I opted to have 2 of the ladders folded, yet wonder how the folded part was fastened to keep it upright, although the pictures I see seem to have no brackets whatsoever? A holding pin???



Seems like there was some buckle and a pin on the hinge.
They are present on Ziu in Kubinka:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/M%C3%B6rser_Karl_in_Kubinka.jpg

Golikell
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 05:03 AM UTC
You can say that again! The original vehicle is 11 metres long!!!

Actually, so far it is not too difficult... There are 2 parts mixed up (left and right steps of the walkway) and 2 holes indicated to be drilled out, but not used anywhere (not seen on the photo's of the original gun either). Also some parts are included, but not on the instruction (rear and convoy lights), but their location can be found on original photo's...
The most difficult parts have yet to come: the platforms with all their PE parts...
G-man69
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 02:55 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

That's one big, impressive beastie you've built there, the partial figure is dwarfed, .

Is it a complex build?

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, June 08, 2020 - 12:14 AM UTC
The Karl itself is taking shape. Dry fitted the main components to get a size impression (note the partial figure for size comparison). Enough work remains to be done, specially around the plattforms and fitting of small parts on the front and rear panel...
Speaking of which: I opted to have 2 of the ladders folded, yet wonder how the folded part was fastened to keep it upright, although the pictures I see seem to have no brackets whatsoever? A holding pin???
As always, comments are welcome





Golikell
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 02:20 AM UTC
Thanks, it is no Rutman®©, but it will have to do...
G-man69
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2020 - 10:25 PM UTC
Hi Erwin,

I see the diet finally worked, .

Looks good to me, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2020 - 02:43 AM UTC
After some hackin' n' slashin' n' beefin' up...

Golikell
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2020 - 08:24 AM UTC

That would be more shares in the Polish PKP, since I want to depict the Karl "Zui" on arrival at the Warsaw West railway station, on the 17th of August 1944, in order to help and quell the Warsaw uprising.

I have a bunch of MiniArt track. Actually I am about 30 cm short, but with one of the wagons, made by Sabre, there is a piece of track included, which is rather similar (the main difference being the form and structure of the sleepers). I hope the differences are so small that they are unnoticeable, specially with a wagon or locomotive on top of it.
G-man69
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2020 - 06:00 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

That is one 'eck of a lot of track, I think you must have shares in Nederlandse Spoorwegen, .

Whose track are you using?

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 11:36 PM UTC
Well, that is actually x2, since I want to depict 2 parallel tracks...
Oh, I'll manage the painting....no problems there

Bummer... Still not there yet!!!
G-man69
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 04:37 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

That's one 'eck of a lot of track, painting that will be fun, .

Congrats on the kilos lost, but I still think that you'll need to shrink a tad more to fit in that driving compartment, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 06:42 AM UTC
Hi G.

Thanks, I am certainly proud of them! Still some minor work to be done, specially when adding it to the dio behind a shunting loc...

I did some measurements and if I want to add all rail vehicles I have in my head, I need 120cm of rails..

But... but... I already ám on a diet and lost several kilos!!!

G-man69
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 04:48 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

The carrier carriages look excellent, .

You and drivers, they're either too tall or too wide, ...methinks a diet will be necessary for this guy to slip in that driving compartment, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 09:51 PM UTC

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that's what I meant when I said "your style"
the weight and texture of the metal




Ah, now I know what you mean... It is hard to know what your "own style" is, if it isn't defined...

I already came across the next challenge... Someone at Trumpeter must have thought it is realistic if the drivers'seat is only 28 wide, which translates to 8mm in 1:35. Not only that, also the space between the controls is this small... Since I am not much of a sculptor, this gives me a headache!!!!

Golikell
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 09:37 PM UTC

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Beautiful Erwin , nicely done man !!



Thank you ver much for the compliment... I feel flattered!!!
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 05:28 PM UTC

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Cheers mate, I try to give the impression of the things being from metal by brushing on gun metal pigments on the edges and extruding parts.
This usually results in having my hands covered wit pigments and my clothes too. But hey, you have to make a sacrifice for the greater good, don't you?



that's what I meant when I said "your style"
the weight and texture of the metal
cheyenne
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 09:39 AM UTC
Beautiful Erwin , nicely done man !!
Golikell
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 09:28 PM UTC
Cheers mate, I try to give the impression of the things being from metal by brushing on gun metal pigments on the edges and extruding parts.
This usually results in having my hands covered with pigments and my clothes too. But hey, you have to make a sacrifice for the greater good, don't you?
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 05:11 PM UTC
Some serious tonnage there, carriers looking great
Golikell
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 04:39 AM UTC
Well, both carriers for Karl are finished with some extensive weathering...





Golikell
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 09:08 PM UTC
Well, I would have been more disappointed about you not saying "Hi" than about you nicking the feather duster.


Thanks, I am about finishing them, so wait for the pictures to appear shortly...