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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby 7dot62mm » 07 Jul 2017

I hadn't realized the Italeri church is so enormous! :scratch: How does one store something that big...
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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby sandsmodels » 07 Jul 2017

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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby Gunbird » 08 Jul 2017

7dot62mm wrote:I hadn't realized the Italeri church is so enormous! :scratch: How does one store something that big...


All of my bigger scenery goes into Ikea Pappis boxes, as those are a bit deeper as my Ikea Billy cabinets. having said that, the large amounts of paved surface area around the church is a complete 180 on how I always base stuff (as minimal as possible) but in this case I decided to leave it as is. The crosses will be magnetised to they can come off, and I'm thinking about cutting open the underside underneath the main building so I can fit in a box with tombstones, larger crosses and other area specific items (as I have glued down the roof as always). As I have decided it will work for the Greek Orthodox and Christian areas of Lebanon as well....the diversity of types of churches and mosques was quite interesting on my last trip. Just tob get more bang for my buck.

The aim is St Georges Church in Beirut colour wise. Sandstone with a red tile roof.

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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby Daryl » 08 Jul 2017

The church looks great... look forward to seeing it painted it.

Rhmodel figs, blimey aint seen any painted for ages...nice figs they are too.
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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby Gunbird » 08 Jul 2017

Daryl wrote:The church looks great... look forward to seeing it painted it.

Rhmodel figs, blimey aint seen any painted for ages...nice figs they are too.


Yes, had a chat about that with a fellow painter of those models. It seems Rolf keeps releasing new casts frequently, but you never see or hear about it other then in his own forum (from which I'm not a member as all of my applications have been turned down - I see the hate still runs deep in dear olf Rolf for something that happend 10-12 years ago) and one, maybe 2 Blogs. He still does a few shows though but I can't see many Continentals buying off of him with his turnaround time and refusal to accept Paypal. It such a pity as those and Britannia are my favourite.....amazing how I managed to get banned from buying the 2 ranges that I like most.
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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby Gunbird » 09 Jul 2017

Right, I'll try and fix the pictures on the first page of the topic as soon as my holiday starts, so bear with me.

Just built my first unit for my 8th Army for Afrika, a Italian truck for use as a Comms Relay Truck. Just need to build the antenna set up and a generator.

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Also built 2 HäT Skoda 75mm Mountain guns with the intention for my Partisans, only to find out the Gebirgsjagers used them as well. So the ones with gunshield will now be German and the ones without (that I still need to build) will become Partisan.

Also lucked out with a few lot purchases. FInally found me a Lysander for my Brits, plus a Auster and 2 Pipers for Normandy but those are still in the mail.

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Now back to my studies, I have an exam coming up.
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Postby wrgmr1 » 09 Jul 2017

Looks like a great project, love the see it progressing. Grubby has always been good with on this side of the pond. Send him another e-mail??
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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby Gunbird » 10 Jul 2017

wrgmr1 wrote:Grubby has always been good with on this side of the pond. Send him another e-mail??


Sent him an email almost 2 weeks ago, no reply. I could try making an order and see what happens, who knows.

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Right, back on track, I have wrecks to build.
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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby Gunbird » 17 Jul 2017

And we carry on.....some stuff to fight the Partisans with. Well, one tank. 2nd owner.

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My first time using Photo etch and it wasn't hard at all. Very nice S-Model kit this.
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Postby Wiking » 17 Jul 2017

Great progress Johan! Where did you source the pipers from, or were they ebay buys?
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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby Gunbird » 17 Jul 2017

Wiking wrote:Great progress Johan! Where did you source the pipers from, or were they ebay buys?


The what? :blink:
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Postby Wiking » 17 Jul 2017

Gunbird wrote:
Wiking wrote:Great progress Johan! Where did you source the pipers from, or were they ebay buys?


The what? :blink:



"Finally found me a Lysander for my Brits, plus a Auster and 2 Pipers for Normandy..." :this:

Assuming that you meant Piper Cubs?!
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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby Gunbird » 17 Jul 2017

Wiking wrote:
Gunbird wrote:
Wiking wrote:Great progress Johan! Where did you source the pipers from, or were they ebay buys?


The what? :blink:



"Finally found me a Lysander for my Brits, plus a Auster and 2 Pipers for Normandy..." :this:

Assuming that you meant Piper Cubs?!


Ah, sorry, wonky brain today. Yes, 2 Pipers found, though one went straight into the Netherlands - Ireland express to Piers box for the next shipment. They are Piper L-18C with Israeli decals. Visually only the nose is slightly different but with a US paintjob you should be none the wiser over Normandy or onwards. I picked them up for 8 euros per box in the local kit swapping group.
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Postby empecinado » 17 Jul 2017

Cool stuff!! Love the captured Lancia radio truck and the wrecked Dingo :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Postby danldunbar » 19 Jul 2017

Nice effort, looking forward to thepaint up.
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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby Gunbird » 13 Aug 2017

Small update on what I have been building lately....

Image Working on a S&S Hi Ace van using some parts from other kits. I now need to find and make boxes, bedrolls, suitcases and 1-2 goats so this will work for the Middle East, Afrika and TW:2K

Image Dinged up the Somua and gave it a steel barrel.

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I've did the same for the 7Tp and the L3/33. Banged up the L3/33 a bit more and added some stowage and details. Now needs a German commander and a bucket.

Image The T-40 needs some PE and a commander, preferably one with binos.

Image Started to build this kit. Tbh, it is way overpriced for the quality you get, but it does come with complete engines that I can use to add to wrecks and I got it at half price anyway so no loss there.

Image These guys are for the PLO, but on the backburner right now, no rusg to get them ready plus they need tuned brass barrels anyway and I cannot afford those right now.

Image And I removed the big whiteboard and sold itas I wasn't really using it, and the funds will pay for a new (secondhand) Billy cabinet and some shelving.

And I really, really need to make a bunch of these.....
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Postby Faustnik » 13 Aug 2017

Lots of projects Johan ;-)

And as you know shanties are cheap to do, but still laborious....

The link of that page, for the fellow guilders know as it could be done
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.pt/2017/07/african-shantytown-huts.html
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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby Gunbird » 21 Aug 2017

Spent the week doing my room up, decided against buying another Billy and went a full 90 degrees....literally!

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Sold the big hobby desk so I know only have the small one left, this forces me to clean up my desk after work as I need this one as well to study. Turned it 90 degrees to face the wall so no more quinting against the light. Was very lucky to be able to sell my hobby desk to a mate for a good price for both of us, and find my 5th secondhand Alex for a bargain price on the day I was putting my room back together again. My spare Moppe can go into the attic, and the Hemnes rolling cabinets will be sold as well as the Billy cabinet tops.....they tend to be a waste of usuable space.

Besides some minor details like replacing the temporary planks with proper shelves, I'm pretty much done for now. My wife is over the moon, and I will be in a few days as well as right now I'm pretty exhausted from moving everything back and forth.

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Re: Gunbirds 20mm Galore - 26-6-2017 30 Days over!

Postby DonFabrizio » 22 Aug 2017

nice and tidy!
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