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#76 Proud Kraut

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:29 PM

That's exactly what I was thinking about. A real bad weather scenario. My figures need those ponchos. Happily I have a book with a scetch and the meassures of these ponchos.

 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:33 PM

I decided to use bottle neck banderoles. Easier said than done. The first ponchos seems to be too short to look real.

 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:33 PM

Trials are ongoing.

 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:39 PM

BTW, the meassures of the ponchos are:

 

92" = 233,66cm = 6,7cm (1/35) x 66" = 167cm = 4,7cm (1/35)



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:26 PM

That is so cool Lars. Now I'm really looking forward to see how these ponchos come out.

 

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:24 AM

Great vehicles, Lars. I too like the poncho idea.

 

So this is going to be a 'wet' dio with wet/muddy vehicles  :). Looking forward to see how it's going to turn out.

 

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:09 PM

Great vehicles, Lars. I too like the poncho idea.

 

So this is going to be a 'wet' dio with wet/muddy vehicles  :). Looking forward to see how it's going to turn out.

 

Rene

 

Thanks Rene, yes, that's the motto.


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:13 PM



That is so cool Lars. Now I'm really looking forward to see how these ponchos come out.

 

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Manny

 


Experiment failed. I absolutely don't like the result of my work. These ponchos simply look unreal. At the moment I don't know if and how to continue, grrrrrrr.

 

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:46 PM

 

Experiment failed. I absolutely don't like the result of my work. These ponchos simply look unreal. At the moment I don't know if and how to continue, grrrrrrr.

 

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Well I'm sorry that you don't like the way the ponchos came out. Have you tried looking for pics of soldiers with ponchos, to try and get a better idea of how they should look? Just my 2 cents. Please don't give up, I really liked the poncho idea.

 

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:45 AM

Thank you Manny, sometimes it needs a little time. I took a look at the figures again and I think I will finish this dio in 2019.



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:38 PM

Hey Lars;

I was wondering how you were going to finish the ponchos. In the "World..." forum, I used cheesecloth for the camo netting on the Pak 40. It was stiff, but once I wet it down with a watered down white glue mixture it conformed to the contours of the gun. Maybe using material (linen) or thick tissue paper instead of lead foil or aluminum foil and wetting it down it might give you a more natural poncho look; and it will probably conform to the figure. Again; just my 2 cents worth of suggestions. Don't give up the ship.

 

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 12:01 PM

Hey Lars;

I was wondering how you were going to finish the ponchos. In the "World..." forum, I used cheesecloth for the camo netting on the Pak 40. It was stiff, but once I wet it down with a watered down white glue mixture it conformed to the contours of the gun. Maybe using material (linen) or thick tissue paper instead of lead foil or aluminum foil and wetting it down it might give you a more natural poncho look; and it will probably conform to the figure. Again; just my 2 cents worth of suggestions. Don't give up the ship.

 

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Manny

 

Good idea, will test that when I continue with the figures next week, thanks!



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:30 PM

I think the ponchos came out pretty good; it was a good idea that just needs adjusting to get the results you want. If it makes you feel better, they came out better than anything I could make! I thought they looked pretty good actually.

 

Love the idea behind it, cannot wait to see the next stages!



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 07:18 AM

Great work!



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 12:24 PM

You do beautiful work. Some very thin sheets of lead might work.You are on the right track. The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. and the Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment bronze relief sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Boston are my two favorite military memorials.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 11:02 AM

Thank you all very much for your kind words; I appreciate it! Finally I used a mix of lead foil and putty to finalize the ponchos. Much more work to do.

 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 07:01 PM

Superb craftsmanship.  Your panchos look pretty darn good now, IMO.  I immediately thought of the Korean War memorial in DC, as Dick mentioned.  Look forward to seeing your diorama when completed!



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:23 PM

So far so good Lars. I'm definitely keeping an eye out on how your figures in ponchos turns out.

 

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