Post by schwarzwolf on Jun 22, 2015 17:17:11 GMT -5
Tough being a long time lurker, this is my first topic on MSC. I've dug up an old shelf (box actually) queen for a happy Summer side project. After a couple of years I've revived the build in the last two weeks, hindered by a tedious comission work for an architect (1:100 building: I've got all my styrene and the knife goes chop chop chop...). The idea is to have a pretty worn out vehicle on a minimalistic vignette, using the figures from DML 6091 (Frozen Battleground, Moscow 1941), basically revisiting one of my older plans, ie. to place something monochrome (and dark) in a bright white snowy terrain for a harsh contrast. Paintingwise I have some modulation on my mind. During the process I will bend the hell out of Aber 35 201 fenders (they deserve it, I promise), and employ/improve my scratch-fu. I'll also drop in some RB barrels for the main gun and the two MG-s. The build is my semi-serious, meaning I'll try to constrain my AMS. The sequence is: brass, running gear/vignette layout, details hull, details turret.
My main inspiration as far as stowage and general layout goes (#9). One big box on RHS fender (other 20th PD vehicles have it LHS or LHS too). It's not clear on the pics if a similar box is present on the other fender, but I'm pretty sure I only want to make one Rack on the engine deck for 4 jerrycans (here two cans and a rolled tarp). I'll have to scan the pic of #6 KO alongside a Pz IV that will be the main reference for the LHS fender.
New muffler. The RHS end cap is not fixed yet, as to position the exhaust stack correctly I'll have to make the mounts first. Out of couriosity I've checked if PE burniching fluids (AK here) work on copper. They do. Pretty unnecesary under the future rust, but good to know anyway
0,05mm copper sheet + 6mm drill bit. The notch is made with a punch & die. A boxfull of challanges. LHS fender stowage WIP.
Welcome aboard schwarzwolf! Happy to see you taking he plunge into sharing some work with us! No better way than to rip into a Pz.38! Not too long ago we had a mini-type group build on these...big FUN! Looks like you are off to an excellent start!! Nice work on the shiny stuff!! Keep it goin'!!