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Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby mausmann » 20 Apr 2017

Some guns....... ;) Not really happy with the figures, couldn't master the cammo, as in I can paint small enough patterns and dots etc, but I am currently unable to paint a style such as plane tree versus peadot. Am working on refining my technique so each particular style is recognisable. I may be some time...... :grin:

Anyroad, here are the guns, a Pak 43, which I have waited ages for, and a Pak 44. Both are ACE kits, for which I an slowly developing an affection for.... :blink:
The tankie sat on the trail leg of the Pak 44 was inspired by the Alpine figure in Daryl's late war SS thread. The narrative (if anyone really feels the need...) is that a tank CO has had his tank destroyed and survived, and whilst making his way back to his lines has encountered the Pak 44, and sits around seeing what all the fuss is about....... :grin:

Luckily the Krupp and Rheinmetall Pak 44 versions never saw combat afaik, possibly as some wise chap decided that trying to haul an 11 ton A/T gun around the battlefield was possibly a less than good idea........ :grin: They are huge!

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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby cuckoo » 20 Apr 2017

Top notch. :thumbsup:
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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby panzerfaust200 » 21 Apr 2017

mausmann wrote:Both are ACE kits, for which I an slowly developing an affection for....


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby Vogless » 21 Apr 2017

Looks awesome!

I like the camo. Great colors.
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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby mausmann » 21 Apr 2017

panzerfaust200 wrote:
mausmann wrote:Both are ACE kits, for which I an slowly developing an affection for....


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

it comes to us all in the end... its like a trial by fire - lol


We're just masochists.... :lol:
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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby Taylor » 21 Apr 2017

Great set of guns, camo looks good as well :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good:
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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby Fitz » 21 Apr 2017

This is nitpicking, because the model looks great, but in the real world you'd want the vegetation to extend up and out from the edges of the gun-shield to disguise its regular shape.
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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby mausmann » 21 Apr 2017

Fitz wrote:This is nitpicking, because the model looks great, but in the real world you'd want the vegetation to extend up and out from the edges of the gun-shield to disguise its regular shape.


True, but they were rushed into action before they had time to finish it properly... :grin:

As ever, when deciding what happens and when, the enemy has a vote.... ;)
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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby Powermonger » 21 Apr 2017

Amazing huge guns!
Now it's time for a russian 100mm AT gun to reinforce our ranks!
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Postby sandsmodels » 21 Apr 2017

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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby mausmann » 21 Apr 2017

Powermonger wrote:Amazing huge guns!
Now it's time for a russian 100mm AT gun to reinforce our ranks!


Cheers, many thanx!

Chris S is on the case with some BS-3s...... ;)
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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby patrokles » 22 Apr 2017

Guns look great :good: Painting figures perfect imho. And I agree with your opinion on ACE's models ... I still remember my struggle with the 76.2 F-22 USV Gun ... 73 parts as I remember ! :beg: For me It wasn't masochism :banghead: ... it was a matter of my male's pride, my national sacrifice, to proof to my wife, my children, my family and neighbours that I can ! :cool: 73 parts ... all of them needed to be fitted correctly ... :shock:
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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby mausmann » 23 Apr 2017

"Nursey" says I'm allowed ACE kits, but never any 1946 stuff, ever.... :grin:
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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby Bluewillow » 24 Apr 2017

Great work,

big suckers, they remind of a saying " long distance, the next best thing to being there"

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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby hincmar » 24 Apr 2017

Lovely stuff John and I like your little backstory about the renegade tank commander.

Is it correct that the 128mm never saw combat? That's a shame as I was about to purchase one! Might have do some research into that first.
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Postby forrester » 24 Apr 2017

The camo uniforms look fine to me.
And if we put a realistic amount of foliage camouflage on our toys, all you'd see is a bush. Assuming we still want to see the nice model, an artistic compromise is inevitable.
My tanks tend to have a few token clumps, just to show willing.
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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby mausmann » 24 Apr 2017

hincmar wrote:Lovely stuff John and I like your little backstory about the renegade tank commander.

Is it correct that the 128mm never saw combat? That's a shame as I was about to purchase one! Might have do some research into that first.


Cheers Fred....I just had to use the figure... :grin:

According to Hogg neither the Rheinmetall or Krupp prototypes were produced or used, but 51 barrels were fitted to extempore carriages (ex French as in the ACE kit, and ex-Russian 152mm carriages) and issued for troop trials and emergency combat use.... :thumbsup:
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Re: Mausmann's Task 1 - FBG Build Part 1.

Postby mausmann » 25 Apr 2017

Had a quick look on AHF and a few posts there reiterate the above..... ;)
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