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Old 03-12-2006, 10:35 PM
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Ian,

WOW, thats one BIG model! Looks like Mucho work. The speed I build I'd probably never finish one. :lol:

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G'day Larry,
nice to hear from you. Yes, a lot of work but very interesting with lots of detail. I have really built two so its been A LOT of work. :lol:
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Some more shots of the gun mantlet area.
DML IS IN THE LIGHT GREY.
TRUMPETER IS IN SAND.
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I added heaps of texture to simulate the rough sand casting that these things had. Close up shots show this surface to be REALLY rough.
Both kits are as smooth as a baby's bum so I gave the plastic some texture with some Testors liquid cement and a brush that I have cut down to a short stump for just this purpose.

After a couple of coats of this with stippling the plastic in between, I add some Mr Surfacer 500. I stipple this as well, with two coats, then gave it a light sanding to take off the high spots. If it needs a little more I then use the 1000.
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I had to add a brass rod to the bottom of the DML were as the trump. had it already. Also take note of the shape of the large nuts between the kits
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I would have given the DML mantlet another sanding though if I had gone ahead with it. You can see quite clearly the extremely ruff cast to the mantlet in the cropped shot from allied and axis.Some other shots I have seen show the top and sides of some of the other gun mantlets and the textures were all different but all very ruff.
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Another crop shot[right] shows the nuts etc that needed to be added - I just wish my P&D was up to it as it seems to punch them out with weird tops more often than not.
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The trumpeter mantlet also gives you the option of building it without the top section- as they used to remove this for rail travel when tunnels were on the route.
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This section would be fairly greasy withe the centre exposed [i think] so that is how I ended up potraying it as you will see as we progress.
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Texture before a light sanding.
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The base for the breech is better shaped as well.

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The two two breech block's side by side..............

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A world of difference in detail and accuracy.
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:29 AM
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This is great stuff Ian

I sure wont pick the DML offering on this one. That really is a great difference in detail. Thanks for the heads up

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Keep up the good work, Ian....

It is greatly appreciated..

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Hi Ian
This is good , I will for sure go for the Trumpeter version now , after seeing your photos there is really so much difference in detail between the two kits.
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Ian,
Great texturing on the mantlet!

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Originally posted by Larry Bates@Mar 14 2006, 01:47 PM
Ian,
Great texturing on the mantlet!

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Thanks Larry.
It comes up looking better when painted in later shots.
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Cool,

You gonna post them or what? :lol:

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