A Crossing under Fire

2017 Recovery & Engineering Vehicles Group Build. Campaign runs from 01/07/17 - to 31/12/17. Campaign medals awarded for models completed within those dates.
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Raoul Kunz
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Re: A Crossing under Fire

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Bugger!

I've been wanting to post progress here for almost a week but I either added a tiny something again and delayed the post or I couldn't sleep because of the heat, or I woke up at 3 in the morning with a wet panicky cat meowing in circles on my chest with rain falling horizontally outside and lightning going off like a stroboscope, thunder sounding more like the opening barrage of operation citadel must have sounded and hail the size of small eggs coming down outside... in short vaguely apocalyptic weather... :shock:
Did I mention that I have to get up at 5 anyway?.. so I've been operating with some sleep deficit the whole week... and that's saying something... I usually need to sleep only ~four hours to be okay...

Anyway, enough moping, I've managed some progress!

I painted, selected and modified some further stowage! =>
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Then I went ahead and put the kit together... I also gave it a pin wash with oils and changed some interior luggage around.. oh and I added a ton of stowage as a bumper ;) =>
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See, I wasn't just digging through books and references to review plastic guns! :lol:

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Lookin' owesome Raoul, especially like the leather bag and how it came up after painting :D
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Agree. The leather bag is awesome (alomg with everything else :mrgreen: )

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Great work Raoul, love the stowage. :)

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Re: A Crossing under Fire

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Thanks Adam, Garry and Vincent! :D

I've been making more things to crowd the vehicle with :lol: .

This time: barbed wire.
It's from a 8meter sheet (the length of the wire provided when in total.. of course tie's not a n eight meter sheets of etched metal :lol: ) of etched wire in 8cm loops that has to be painted and freed from the minimal connectors holding it in place - it's quite nice and cheap and easy to work with, so thumbs up here.

First a wire post, those where usually stored with the boards carried on the sides to create ad hoc wire traps to channel infantry assaults or limit wheeled vehicles, block roads and the like.
The post is a wooden matchstick... just without ever having been a match that is, I bough them in a 500 pieces pack dirt cheap...
There are also some loops of wire to further load the front section of the vehicle :lol: .
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Very convincing Raoul. Who makes that barbed wire?

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Re: A Crossing under Fire

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What an artist! Really loving all the work you are doing. Would not have wanted to be the engineering that had to roll up that barbed wire!
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Re: A Crossing under Fire

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Thanks Vincent and Mark! :D

As for the barbed wire, it's an Eduard item - looks weird compared to the more conventional wire you can get (example for comparison pictured here) but turns out it eventually (after painting that is) looks and behaves actually really convincing. Also: it has actually little tiny barbs ;) - pokety poke! :lol: . (It's also actually fairly easy to work with)
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Compare the way it looks eventually as can be seen a few posts up to the somewhat artificial, "smooth", way the Army Painter wire looks =>
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Mind you I haven*t used the other wire yet, I can only talk about the look here.


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