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Barkin' Karl
Golikell
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 02:08 AM UTC
A friend of mine did a test yesterday (he has more spare time than I have), and he says it can't be done in this combo. Oh wel, I'll have to buy some other paint for the top coat then
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 01:00 AM UTC

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Thanks fellas...

I am now facing the following challenge: I want to use MiG's Acryllic scratching fluid, BUT the topcoat I intend to use, is AK's Real color (laquer based) paint. Some say it will work, other say it won't.
Any one of you with experience in the combination? What do you use to wet the brush/toothpick?



Good question. I would do a test run on an old kit, just to be sure, the only safe bet. At least you will know up front, not opinions, but personal experience.

Ruck On Bby!
Golikell
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 06:42 PM UTC

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Big 'ol bugger, looks great so far!



Muchos gracias, hombre!
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 04:59 AM UTC
Big 'ol bugger, looks great so far!
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 06:55 PM UTC
Thanks fellas...

I am now facing the following challenge: I want to use MiG's Acryllic scratching fluid, BUT the topcoat I intend to use, is AK's Real color (laquer based) paint. Some say it will work, other say it won't.
Any one of you with experience in the combination? What do you use to wet the brush/toothpick?
G-man69
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 09:51 PM UTC
Hi Erwin,

Another fine piece of constructed rolling stock, .

Cheers, ,

G
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 04:01 AM UTC
Nicely done Erwin , looks great !!
Golikell
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 03:36 AM UTC
And the beat goes on: Next up, the open wagon from MiniArt.
Nearly ready, the locks on the doors need to be added and the couplers...
Then the painting...
Golikell
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 02:43 AM UTC
Thank you very much for the kind words. They are more than welcome, specially from an accomplished modeller as you...
Golikell
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 02:41 AM UTC

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Hi Dormouse, ,

Nice job on the photoetched bracket, it definitely looks better than the plastic part, but it's something I try to steer clear of...a bit like figure painting, .

Cheers, ,

G



Cheers... It is actually a miracle that I did not lose a single bolthead due to *pling*!!!
I am putting continuation with this kit ahead of me, because of these bolt heads. The only solution I can imagine (Trumpeter does not respond to my e-mail) is making them myself. I must have a hex punch and die set lying around somewhere. I have to dig it up and see if the correct size is there...
Dioramartin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:43 AM UTC
What they’ve said, that Karl paint job’s as perfect as I’ve ever seen, 11/10 superb
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 04:01 AM UTC
Hi Dormouse, ,

Nice job on the photoetched bracket, it definitely looks better than the plastic part, but it's something I try to steer clear of...a bit like figure painting, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 10:06 PM UTC

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Nice work Erwin , I like the weathering a lot !!



Thank you. I am happy my handywork is being appreciated
cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 09:06 PM UTC
Nice work Erwin , I like the weathering a lot !!
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 06:47 PM UTC
Trust me, I regularly feel that way!

Since the vehicle I want to depict, just traveled more than 600 km by rail, in august, I figured that some dusting would not go amiss

Oh, I just saw I missed a picture of aforementioned mounting:
G-man69
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 05:09 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

'Dormant', makes you sound like a dormouse, .

Excellent work on both the flatbed and the Karl, they both have that dusty look that might come about during a prolonged dry summer spell, really enjoyed the images, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 07:48 PM UTC
*Alert* For those who thought I was completly dormant the last weeks, here come a lot of pics!

The flatcar is finished (left the air hoses off on purpose). Awaiting it's load. Building was rather well, except for the wheels and bumpers, whis are made of another type of plastic, and responded not so good to glue. And the instructions are a bit cryptic in some places. The biggest challenge however was the painting of the planking. I think the result is rather ok.









Not only that, but Karl itself is also ready. This piece de resistance only misses its tracks.
These have been in back order for quite a few months now. According to my LHS, Friul is not really
trustworthy these days. Does not respond to inqueries by both retailers, or importers alike...











Further more I started the ammo panzer, yet came accross a inexplicable goof from Trumpy:
if you want to use all the supplied PE, you need 109 PE boltheads. (2x 6 for the towing brackets, 6x 18 for the ammo box mounts), yet a fret of 100 is included (no, I did not count wrong: for each bolthead, an indentation is included).


BUT, things get even stranger: the plastic parts show only 14 boltheads???
So which one is correct???
Golikell
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 12:18 AM UTC
Cheer fellas! Surely the flat wagon will be loaded. It will be occupied by the munitions panzer (based on the Panzer 4), which will be at the brink of driving off the wagon. Need a decent tank driver for that (his head will be above armour) an a tanker that is suitable for converting to the commander, busy guiding the driver.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:39 PM UTC
Great wagon Erwin & I far prefer your planking to the seemingly garish decals DW provide
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 07:18 AM UTC
The wagon looks great. I have always been fascinated by trains and am happy to see so much now available in 1/35 covering them. It tempts me but I have enough on my plate as it is!
J
G-man69
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 05:26 AM UTC
Hi Erwin,

Blimey, you've been so quiet you made me jump with your sudden appearance, . Joking aside, welcome back my friend, looking forward to seeing this build advance.

Liking the weathering of the rolling stock, nicely done, .

Will it be loaded down with anything?

Cheers, .

G
Golikell
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 06:28 AM UTC
After some silence on this side of the office on my progress, here is a sign of life. Due to circumstances (weather, work, studies, holidays, family, et such), not much work has been done. Yet work was not fully abandoned. The flatbed wagon is nearing competion: only some metal pigments, flat varnish and dusting of the underside need to be added.

Golikell
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 07:47 AM UTC
I am also curious about how this will turn out. I know what vehicles vehicles I want to include (though I am in doubt whether to include a Famo, as this was used to transport the crew), details are far from decided. Specifically for the figures. I am afraid that I will have to create or modify some myself as I don't know any stock figures that will fit into the scene I have in mind...
G-man69
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 04:07 AM UTC

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Cheers mate!



You're welcome Erwin, really looking forward to seeing this build pan out, methinks it is going to be one impressive diorama, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 - 06:47 PM UTC
Cheers mate!