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Barkin' Karl
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 08:18 PM UTC

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That must be, since I cannot find our current one??? You didn't pass by secretly, did you????



Hi Erwin,

No hopping here, we're in lockdown still, .

This build is looking good, liking the paintwork, .

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 08:12 AM UTC
Well, there you have it...
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 03:03 AM UTC
Sure, I meant the Karl Morser itself
Golikell
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:20 AM UTC
The mortar (assuming that's what you mean by the middle part?) is also underway... The bottom part is finished, construction wise, but since I didn't think about the camouflage stripes to be added, the painting has to be redone partly...
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 06:30 AM UTC
Nice variation after the dot filter.

Waiting for the middle part pics
Golikell
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 02:25 AM UTC
Yet more weathering underway... (if you didn't guess so, the rear one has been processed already )
Still not done, however...

Golikell
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 04:45 AM UTC
That must be, since I cannot find our current one??? You didn't pass by secretly, did you????
G-man69
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 04:08 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

That'll be impressive, but I think you're going to need a bigger plumeau, or feather-duster as we call them in these here parts, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 03:42 AM UTC
At least 1 m. of rails will be used. Simply because of the amount of wagons I want to use.
The width needs to be determined. I think about75 cm.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 02:46 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

The transport wagons are coming together a treat.

What size do you envisage the whole base being?

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 02:39 AM UTC
Do not forget the concrete plate

Mine will depict the Karl while still at the station, so not in the park...
As a matter of fact, the ammo panzer will just drive from its's wagon. I will depict only one here, not the full set... There will be something left to guess...
raivo74
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 08:08 AM UTC

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At the time of Remagen, the Reich was already in shambles, and my config was probably not very feasible.



Good point.

I have a Trumpeter's Karl in my stash with an ammo vehicle. I plan to build a Sowinsky Park dio with both vehicles some day.
So it's always interesting to watch somebody builds a similar project.
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 07:40 AM UTC
At the time of Remagen, the Reich was already in shambles, and my config was probably not very feasible.
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 05:14 AM UTC

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That is correct. I could not find any confirmation that the long 54cm ones have been in combat.



Reportedly Odin in 041 configuration was used 17-20 March 1945 in the vicinity of Remagen, and Loki was sent to Budapest, but probably had not been used.
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 04:20 AM UTC
That is correct. I could not find any confirmation that the long 54cm ones have been in combat.
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 03:33 AM UTC

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Given the field of operations for these arty pieces, I more thought of Warsaw, where it was unloaded at the Warsaw West railway station, on 17th of August 1944. Since this was in close vicinity of it's actual firing positions, it would have driven there on it's own power, instead of being broken down and transported on Cullemeyer trailers.



So it would be short-barreled Ziu?
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 02:11 AM UTC

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I always was fond of the "big'uns" so you know I like these.
J



Then I have another surprise for you: I got Leopold in my stash too
Removed by original poster on 05/25/20 - 14:11:34 (GMT).
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 02:10 AM UTC

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Nice work Erwin, you've been busy !!



Well, the mortar itself is already under construction too, so yeah, I did not sit still after my previous adventure
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 01:53 AM UTC
I always was fond of the "big'uns" so you know I like these.
J
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 01:50 AM UTC
Nice work Erwin, you've been busy !!
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 01:34 AM UTC
Thanks for the compliment!
The pic of the truck was when it was not finished yet. Just the base panzer grey with a mist of lighter grey. No weathering whatsoever.
After weathering the result was like this:

:)

I usually work over the base layer. This gives me a way of better control, specially while air brushing.
I only dry brush with metals to give it that metallic sheen, and the tarp of the truck ofcourse. But I prefer to use pencil or metallic pigments. Next to the dust pigments, etc.
And oils of course...

I will paint the Mortar itself in camouflaged Dark yellow, to give some variation. I haven't found a confirmation that the railway carriers were also repainted in 1943...

Given the field of operations for these arty pieces, I more thought of Warsaw, where it was unloaded at the Warsaw West railway station, on 17th of August 1944. Since this was in close vicinity of it's actual firing positions, it would have driven there on it's own power, instead of being broken down and transported on Cullemeyer trailers.
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 12:35 AM UTC
Looking great, I really like your tonal variations - do you ever use any dot/patch-colours under the grey coat or is it only washes on top? And do you ever use dry-brushing with a lighter shade to pick out surface detail? I can’t be sure what stage the truck’s at (door handle, wiper, markings?) but its grey finish looks quite monotonous in comparison to the carriers.

The original photo shows the Karls in a 3(?)-colour camo scheme but you went with grau - can’t say I blame you, I’d have gone grey trying to reproduce that if I wasn’t already. I like the sound of the big picture, could it become an extension of your railway station masterpiece?
Golikell
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 09:47 PM UTC
I alway do this on only the upper surfaces in order to create more depth..
Like this:

or
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 09:31 PM UTC

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Current progress on my Karl... Both carriers received their pinwash of black oilpaint... Ready for a lighter mist of either grey or blue grey...



Why??? It looks like a perfect Dunkelgrau as is...