Poll

Pick the best model!!  

Claymore-- Mk VI Picton
2 (11.8%)
Artoor K --1:8 Rei Anayami figure
2 (11.8%)
Claymore-- Bloodhound TEL
7 (41.2%)
Artoor K -- MGS II Metal Gear Rex
0 (0%)
Goonie-- Red Alert Heavy Tank
4 (23.5%)
 DR. YoKai-- Air Defense Robot MkVI (Yo Kinetic Enterprises )
2 (11.8%)

Total Members Voted: 17

Voting closed: February 15, 2014, 08:46:40 AM

Author Topic: VOTE FOR Finally Finished!!! (Models)  (Read 5861 times)

Offline Claymore

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VOTE FOR Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« on: December 03, 2013, 04:40:26 AM »
From an idea by Sharlin... The model itself is from a later stage in Sharlin's TL that has not yet been written and indeed may never feature at all as this was more my development from Sharlin's original idea for a medium tank looking somewhat like the OTL Valentine (Mk VI Picton).

In Sharlin's TL the Mk VI Picton is the standard British medium tank of the early to mid period of a war -more or less in a parallel timescale to WW2 - where Britain and Germany are allied against a French/Russian coalition. The Picton looks, superficially, like the OTL Valentine but has a larger 3-man turret mounting a 57mm 6pdr gun and a more powerful engine to give it better performance and speed.

My development was to fast forward Sharlin's war a couple of years to the point where the Picton was becoming obsolete and was presumably replaced by a more capable beast. Given the alliance with Germany and the Germans penchant for converting obsolete panzers into StuGs, I proposed that Britain might take a leaf out of their book and do something similar with the Picton. Having had little experience in the StuG-field the British decide to copy and licence build the highly successful StuG III conversion kit. The result is the Mk VIE General Wolfe. In British service, the General Wolfe (or Wolfe for short) is a highly capable and successful tank destroyer and is allocated to the Anti-Tank Regiments of the Royal Artillery. Whilst somewhat cramped inside, it is nonetheless extremely popular with crews and infantry alike.

The model depicts 'Briton' a vehicle of A Troop, 288 Battery, 102nd Anti-Tank Regiment (Armoured)(Northumberland Hussars) of 2nd Armoured Division and comprises of parts from a most excellent MiniArt Valentine Mk III, an old Tamiya Stug III, some plastic/styrene card and a few bits and pieces from the spares box.



« Last Edit: February 08, 2014, 08:48:31 AM by taiidantomcat »
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Offline Artoor_K

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Re: Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 06:43:11 AM »
1:8 Rei Anayami figure finally finished!

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Offline Claymore

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Re: Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 07:15:13 AM »
Bloodhound TEL

The system's initial development appeared to be shrouded in secrecy however; various staged leaks in the early 1960s led the Soviets to believe that the project would be fielded in early 1965. This resulted in the USSR sinking large quantities of time, effort and roubles into rushing the 2K11 Krug (NATO designation - SA-4 Ganef) in to production by 1964 ahead of its UK counter-part. Having achieved its primary aim of suckering the Soviets into fielding a very expensive and none too reliable missile system the UK government fully intended to shelve their own mobile SAM project which was nowhere near as fully developed as they had led the Soviets to believe and continue with the extant static Bloodhound 2 system. However, increased tensions between NATO and the Warsaw Pact in late 1965 saw the mobile Bloodhound 4 missile system completed and fielded by both the RAF Regt and Royal Artillery in 1966.

The model depicts A2, the 2nd Transporter, Erector and Launcher (TEL) of A Flt, 54 Sqn RAF Regt. A2 is one of 4 TELs in A Flt which is one of three combat Flts of 54 Sqn. Each combat Flt also has one mobile Type 85 target acquisition and illumination radar mounted on the same stretched M110 chassis as the TEL. The model is made from a couple of old Italeri M110A2 models some plastic card and a whole pile of knitting needles.















I would have put a bit more weathering/muck on the tracked TEL but I have run out of time.  I am away from home for the remainder of the week and needed to get something posted to catch the GB deadline.  I am, nonetheless, still pleased with the result although I may go back next week and tart it up a bit more.  :-[
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Offline Artoor_K

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Re: Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 05:23:58 AM »
Finally finished Rex:)
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Don't let another somber pariah consume your soul
You need strengthening, toughening
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Offline Goonie

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Re: Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014, 09:21:34 AM »
Big red emancipation of communist technical thought:



Based on 1/30 IS-3 model redone to resemble heavy tank from C&C Red Alert game.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2014, 09:28:11 AM by Goonie »
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014, 11:29:52 AM »
Got one done - The Air Defense Robot MkVI (Yo Kinetic Enterprises )




Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014, 08:47:56 AM »
Congrats to all the finishers!!  :)

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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: VOTE FOR Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 12:26:00 AM »
Congrats to Claymore with his Bloodhound TEL!!

Well done to all the finishers, and If you didn't finish (like myself) hopefully it got you a little closer or reignited a fire  :) :)
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Offline Weaver

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Re: VOTE FOR Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 02:11:02 AM »
Yep congrats to Claymore for an outstanding model. :)

This comp has produced an impressive of array of models, so well done to everybody else too: there isn't one that you can't be proud of.  :)
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Offline JoseFern

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Re: VOTE FOR Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014, 03:56:35 AM »
Well done Claymore! :)

Congrats to the the finishers and the other participants.

Offline Claymore

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Re: VOTE FOR Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 04:22:24 AM »
Thank you and to all who voted irrespective of model or profile... but most of all thanks to all who take the time and effort to submit entries.  I am truly humbled by your imagination, ingenuity, unbounded skill and determination.  I salute you all.  :)
« Last Edit: February 18, 2014, 03:11:57 AM by Claymore »
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Offline Buzzbomb

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Re: VOTE FOR Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 06:10:10 AM »
Great job all.. terrifc array of of models there

Offline Goonie

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Re: VOTE FOR Finally Finished!!! (Models)
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2014, 02:03:59 AM »
I would like to thanks for that GB and lot of support from You guys (and for votes also ;) ), it gives me a lot of determination to finally finish at least one model, well since 2008  ;D

Finally congrats to other participants and especially to Claymore. Once more I'm impressed with your scratchbuilding skills  :)
« Last Edit: February 19, 2014, 02:05:37 AM by Goonie »
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