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Artillery Group Build
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:45 PM

Artillery Build.

The rules:

Start date April 16 2015 through April 15 2016.

1.  NO AT GUNS.

2. Any bombardment weapon. This includes ancient weapons like Catapults, Trebuchets, Ballista’s; Napoleonic and Civil War cannons; ship board weapons like 24lb naval guns; ground or ship mounted mortars; and rail mounted guns and mortars. Prime movers can be added but aren't necessary.

3. All rocket, missile and gun / mortar artillery i.e. This would include items such as the Sherman T34 Calliope.

4. Any scale, any era, real or fantasy.

5. AM and PE good, scratch build great, any material (paper, plastic, resin, wood).

6. Crossovers are fine.

7. If you aren't sure ask.

8. Please post WIP pics.

9. Have fun

Consider also posting your progress pics in the appropriate other forum, armor, ships, etc.. so more folks can see what you are doing.

Thank you Waynec and CodyJ for helping make this possible.

 

2 Top Patch designs by CodyJ  The 3rd is my best attempt.


  

 

Roster in order of interest.

Modelcrazy  #1 Palmer Plastics 24 Pounder Navel Cannon  Done
                     #2 working Trebuchet, Done
                     #3 1/72 Hasegawa 60 cm Mörser Karl "Thor" Done
                     #4 1/144 Dragon K5 "Leopold"
 

                    

Waynec         #1 1/35 Trumpeter K-5 RR gun
                      #2 OTS Atomic Cannon
                      #3 OTS TOXSO SCUD-B W/ Launcher
                      

Pvt Mutt       1/35 Trumpeter Soviet ML-20 152mm Howitzer Mod 1937 and 1/35 Russian Voroshllovets Tractor

                        

Bish          Possible later entry

CodyJ           1/72 Hasegawa K5 Leopold.

                      

Jibber        1/35 Trumpeter Mörser Karl-Gerät on railway transport carrier.  

                      

Gamera         Possible later entry with 1/35 Testers/Italeri 155 mm M1 gun.

                      

Rob S.           Italeri Napoleonic War 1815 French Artillery Piece. Done

                       

Jgeratic         #1 1/35 Model Victoria 81mm mortar and crew.
                      #2 1/35 ARV Club SIG-33 15cm infantry gun.

                         

Theuns          Scratch-built M3888 Davy Crockett  Recoilless Rifle  Done.

                         

68GT               M108 and 109A2
                            

Hogfanfs      1/48 Brengun AGM-109 Tomahawk  Done
                        

JayW              1/35 Tamiya British 25 Pdr Field Gun and Quad Gun Tractor
                        

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:45 PM

Wall of Fame

Modelcrazy Terbuchet

24 Pounder Naval Gun

1/72 Hasegawa Morser Karl 60cm mortar.

1/144 Dragon 28cm K5(E) "Leopold".

RobS   Italeri Napoleonic War 1815 French Artillery Piece


Theuns  Scratch-built M3888 Davy Crockett  Recoilless Rifle.

Hogfanfs 1/48 Brengun AGM-109 Tomahawk 

 

Waynec  1/72 Toxso Scub B and launcher. 

 

Gamera  1/35 Testers/Italeri 155 mm M1 gun.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:58 AM

Steve: Hopefully I'll get moving on this sometime next month. I haven't been feeling that well, and with the 'Defense of the West/Armour in the West' GBs ending early next month I've been working at getting them finished or close to it before the deadline.

I was looking at a build-up of the howitzer on 'Modeling the US Army' and gee this thing is going to take a pile of work if I try to make it halfway accurate.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:03 AM

As a total novice wrt guns, what would you guys sugest as a model for me?? Not to expensive but not so cheap it is a dog  ;-)

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:27 AM

Theuns
As a total novice wrt guns, what would you guys sugest as a model for me??


The field is wide open. I'm building a working trebuchet, a 24 ponder navel gun and rail hauled 60 cm Mörser Karl.
I guess it depends on what you'r interest is. Jgeratic is doing an 81 mm mortar crew, Rob is building a French Napoleonic field piece, Pvt Mutt and Gamera are building more modern field guns, non of which are way high price wise, I'm guessing, but probably pretty nicely detailed.
I kinda like the rocket launcher angle, we don't have one of those yet.

Steve 

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:32 AM

Theuns

As a total novice wrt guns, what would you guys sugest as a model for me?? Not to expensive but not so cheap it is a dog  ;-)

Theuns

you can find Tamiya towed FLAK pretty cheaply and they make nice builds. some of the Trumpeter guns are nice though the soviet tracked 203mm might be a bit much. also the afv club sIG-33 150mm or the M-102 (modern) are nice. a PRIEST would be easy if you want a track.DANA is an interesting build though big for a first build.

i have a number of missiles in the stash too, SCUD, SS-25, PATRIOT, SAM-2. 

talking about crossovers my PATRIOT would fit here, Japanese GB IV, Boeing, and 1/72 when i start the annual one.

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:37 PM

Thanx for the feedback, I will go see what is available at my hobby shop.

I wanted to do a 1/35 Denel land systems G-5 ( like the US forces were searching for Sadam's stach in the gulf)  but in all resin it's above my budget :-(

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:49 PM

I got you updated Tony Lee.

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Posted by Pvt Mutt on Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:24 PM

Thank You Sir

Tony lee

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:14 PM

I have these two that I'm going to build after I get some of the current builds done..

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by Pvt Mutt on Friday, April 17, 2015 11:41 AM

Shoot Low Boys They're Ridin Ponys

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Posted by Pvt Mutt on Saturday, April 18, 2015 5:12 PM

Shoot Low Boys They're Ridin Ponys

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:17 PM

That's awesome Tony- you always pick such cool stuff!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:13 PM

That's coming right along Tony, pretty cool! I love the metal barrel.

I done with the Trebuchet. I glued lead bird shot some into the counterweight box for weight.

  

Steve

Here is a video of it working. It was taken in my garage. The "rock" is laying on the slide. As soon as it is launched, you can see it land if you look real hard.

Click here to play this video

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Posted by Pvt Mutt on Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:47 PM

Both kits are supplied with metal barrelsYes

I builds them as I sees them cool or not. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"Wink

That punkin chunker is what's cool.Toast

Thanks

Tony lee

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Posted by waynec on Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:39 PM

i do like displaying the big guns in travels mode. quick narrow base so i can display them in front of my books on the book shelves.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:45 PM

Thanks Tony.

It went together in about 2 1/2 hours. I thought it was a really neet subject, and my grandsons can learn something from it as well.

Steve

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Posted by waynec on Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:03 PM

that catapult thingie is cool and different. hope to finish up exhaust system for generator for K-5 on sunday and get more work done on the breech and elevation mechanism.  broke part of a coupler but no one will notice. (NOW EVERYONE WILL NOTICE), 6 axle trucks are at that just a little bit to tweak stage.at least until i decide to over spray a lighter yellow and mask for red brown and green camo.

didn't feel like working on it tonight so i grabbed an old KV-2 i used for a pin wash demo and made some mud for the suspension (Liquidtex, water, acrylic paint, sawdust and coffee grounds) then went crazy pin washing and dot filtering the rest of it.(first time i have tried dot filters)  will fit in special 50 SHADES OF GREEN at regional. maybe a vignette  with it off the road with a thrown track and a German panzer or soldier going by.

may get a wild hair and pull out an M-102 and bash it out for this and USMC GB and June regional

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 19, 2015 12:58 AM

Wayne,

That K5 is going to be an awesome build and an M-102 would make a nice addition to the front page. Were you still thinking of possibly building the Atomic Cannon?

GT,

I got the front page updated.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:23 AM

The  trebuchet is awesome Steve! I think I said I'd love to have one to hurl jelly beans at our Dungeons & Dragons figures but it probably would only get used once or twice and I've got enough stuff gathering dust. Still awesome video clip there!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by jibber on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 8:07 AM

How bout that Big Boy sling shot…..

Mutt i'm all about the metal barrels too.  I don't mind sanding seams, but it's one thing that everybody looks at so you have to careful as to not remove to much material and in the end they just don't look as good. Cool gun…

Terry

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Posted by Rob S. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 5:20 AM

So, here's what I've got in store for me with this Italeri kit. SOFT HDPE plastic, so gotta figure out how to glue it, that's gonna be an issue. I've read about roughing up the surfaces to be glued and use 2 part epoxy, so, I'll give that a try. Anyway, the kit comes with 10 figures, but, they are just 5 figures x 2 each, so, I'm not going to use the second set. There will be only 1 officer and 2 men per gun. Not true, but, the other guys will be just 'off set' at the exact moment of my dio. Here's some dry fitting to see what I'm in for and the TON of clean up needed on the mold lines on almost every single piece:

This 6" howitzer barrel is in two pieces..gonna be tough to glue together. Dunno why they use this plastic for model kits!!!

Here's the Gribeauval 12 pounder with crew and the officer standing by:

Let the clean up begin!

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:39 AM

Ouch, good luck with those Rob! I picked up some figures with the same sort of plastic twenty or so years ago without knowing what they were. I hate the stuff, you can't sand off the seam lines and regular plastic cement won't work on it. I found that out when I got, yes duplicate figures too, and tried cutting the arms off and repositioning them.  Then on top of that they wouldn't hold paint, it wanted to flake off constantly!

You might use a very sharp new knife blade to shave the seams off and 'rubber bumper' paint as a primer. That's all I know, I've avoided these guys like a plague since then. Good luck sir!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:59 AM

Rob,

Sounds like your in for some work, good luck with that. They will look awesome once your finished.

You may need both sets of guys. One for experimentation.

Steve

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Posted by Rob S. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 3:17 PM

Thanks for the encouragement guys...I'm probably gonna 'snap' on this one, but, I gotta try...

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Posted by Pvt Mutt on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4:45 PM

This should get the job done

Hitch her up and lets move it.Yes

Tony lee

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 5:49 PM

Yep, that should do it alright.

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Posted by Rob S. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:07 PM

So, yeah, I thought I'd say 'to heck with it, let's see what Tamiya acrylic can do'.....yeah, wiped it off that soft plastic after first handling. Gotta get creative on this build. Gonna try to decant some Krylon paint and see what happens.

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Posted by Rob S. on Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:49 PM

OK, I'm back on track. Krylon Fusion brand paint for plastic did the trick. It's formulated to stick to slippery plastic, especially this HDPE plastic. So, I'll use it as a primer then coat with a lighter colour to begin principle painting:

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

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