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New Model Kit News/Reviews / Re: 3D Polish Wings
« Last post by Old Wombat on May 30, 2023, 05:14:37 PM »
Nice looking kits! :smiley:

Pricing will be the make-or-break for me, though.
Other / Re: Ju88 (1/32) & Emily, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Last post by ericr on May 30, 2023, 02:13:59 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
If it's stupid but it works, it's no longer stupid

More contemporary copy of this Serb conversion

of course.. that just had to be built  ;D
Land / Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Last post by Kerick on May 30, 2023, 10:18:50 AM »
What would a Javelin do to that thing?
Tips, Tools & Techniques / Re: Old Concrete Road
« Last post by Kerick on May 30, 2023, 10:02:47 AM »
That is the best busted up parking lot Iíve ever seen! The grout technique gives the structure and the wash makes it real. The only thing I might ask is if there is a way to scratch or scribe some joint lines? Probably too late for that here. Looks awesome!
Other / Re: Ju88 (1/32) & Emily, blue : hybrid aircraft/animals e.a.
« Last post by raafif on May 30, 2023, 08:54:17 AM »
Must be the Italian version of the '88, their engines were always under-powered so they needed more of them ;D

Like the lowered engine-maintenance steps :D
Ideas & Inspiration / Re: WHIF's found on internet
« Last post by M.A.D on May 30, 2023, 08:00:07 AM »
I found this interesting and think it might be the best place to post it:

"From the Sea" Amphibious GB / Re: Hovercraft Beach Assault Tank
« Last post by Buzzbomb on May 30, 2023, 06:00:09 AM »
Yep. That gets moderator approval.  Please proceed!
Excellent, was probably going to anyway, but not in the GB if it got the flick

So, kicked on a bit further, I can live with the skirts as they are. I did toy with slicing the skirts vertically to actually make them look like skirts, but thinking about it, all my get up and go got up and went.
I will stick with the tube arrangement.

So the Panther/T-62 combo came out on top, so now just working through the topside arrangements. If you really need to know, the Tamiya T-62 turret fits in the Tamiya Panther turret ring with a swipe of 180 grit around the circumference.

Thinking is now, steerable rear fans and the large upper intake for the hovercraft gubbins. That is 3D printed as I could not find a bit that suited me.

I think this might get a more Sci Fi treatment as trying to fit this into a current tech genre is just not quite working for me as the technology has not really radically changed much since the original experiments. But add some fusion powerplants and some AetherFlotarium, something of this size might just creep in to plausible with maybe 3 person crew as everything becomes more techo. Conformal armour for the skirts and maybe some limited defence suppression thermobaric missiles.
Or I could scaleorama to 1/48  ;)

Tips, Tools & Techniques / Old Concrete Road
« Last post by tiking on May 30, 2023, 05:01:46 AM »
I've been working on the diorama, in the above post, for a few of my trucks. I decided I wanted an old truck yard(obviously, its me), where old or almost run down trucks and trailers can be parked. I wanted the old concrete look and miscellaneous objects lying here and there to give more visual interest. So here is the start of this theme I have in my head. I intend on spreading the wall further down the diorama with more concrete and brick work for more added details and visual interest.

My methods:

1. I mixed the tile grout very heavily with moderate water to allow for quick drying.

2. I used grout (thick consistency) then I Spread it on the area, using a metal spreader. I did this outside, when the sun was out and let the heat dry the surface of the grout. As this dried quickly, it slowly produced the minuscule cracks you see.

3. Took a sponge and dabbed certain areas with it. I continued to sponge certain areas to give the grainy patches you see in a few of the photos.

4. I used a small spreader to draw over the grout to produce some of the half broken concrete patches; sub-levels, and other small u level, rocky crevices you see.

5. Then I used a black wash and let that dried for a day. Then went over it again with the same black wash. Then let it dried for an hour, then went over it with a brown wash. I will go over it again, to knock back the brown again. Will post the complete diorama when done. Hope this helps those who are probably wondering how I achieved this results.

Land / Re: T-44, T-54, and T-55 MBT series vehicles, including foreign production
« Last post by Story on May 30, 2023, 03:35:05 AM »
If it's stupid but it works, it's no longer stupid
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