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The Forgotten War GB 2020 - Prize Winner Announced!

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 17, 2020 9:30 PM

Chinese or Japanese Kanji perhaps. But definitely not Korean Hangul. Korean Hangul alphabet characters are more blocked or rounded. I was told by an army buddy of Korean descent that the Korean Hangul characters are phonic and fewer, and not more numerous and picturesque like Japanese or Chinese. 

 

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Friday, February 21, 2020 7:26 PM

I pulled this out of my stash, I'm not going to build the bird, at least not now.  I want the 105 howitzer for my diorama.

So, the M24 Chaffe, T34/85 and the 105 Howitzer in front of a coffee can quonset hut, maybe.

The instructions and parts.

I will replace the end of the barrel with aluminum tube.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:46 AM

I started the T-34.

What's in the box.

All clean and ready for paint and assembly. 

I got the first set of wheels glued together and just set in place.  I painted the track with a brush.  First color was burnt umber, followed by future, then a highly diluted wash of orange and finaly a dry brush of brown oxide.

More to follow.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:15 AM

Ziggy - You’re really startin’ up there! (Boy, I’m late to my own party, if you know what I mean!) Big Smile

I’ll add that howitzer to the roster for ya; and nice Skycrane! Yes

Also, you’re stepping out of the usual there, I see, by not using the typical modeling paint brands! Where did you get the paints, and what do you thin them with? :)

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:51 AM

stikpusher

Chinese or Japanese Kanji perhaps. But definitely not Korean Hangul. Korean Hangul alphabet characters are more blocked or rounded. I was told by an army buddy of Korean descent that the Korean Hangul characters are phonic and fewer, and not more numerous and picturesque like Japanese or Chinese. 

 

Could it be Hanja?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanja

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 24, 2020 8:49 AM

SP: Thanks! The more I looked at it the more it doesen't look like Korean. As the diagram you posted, Korean doesn't look like anything else. I can't read it but I generally know it when I see it. I did talk to the Chinese/American lady over a week ago but she was really busy and I didn't want to bother her with it. Hopefully next time things will be a little less busy. On the the other hand she's Cantonese Chinese and that's a bit different from Han Chinese- guess I'll find out though. 

John: I have no idea about Hanja... Tongue Tied

Ziggy: Those look cool! I too am wondering how you thin the craft paint to get it to work. I use it on bases all the time but haven't tried it on a model yet with good results. 

 

And sorry guys, my dad passed away last week. That's why I haven't been on. Too busy and I didn't feel much like posting anything. Hopefully I'm back for awhile now.  

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

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, February 24, 2020 2:54 PM

My condolences about your father, Gamera.  :(  

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by PFJN on Monday, February 24, 2020 8:35 PM

Gamera, my condolences on your father's passing.  My father also passed away last weekend, so I know it can sometimes be a bit tough.

Pat

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:15 AM

Thanks guys. 

Pat: I'm so sorry to hear that. 

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

 

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:18 PM

Gamera,

Thanks.  Sorry for your loss too.

Pat

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:55 PM

My condolences, Pat. 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:42 PM

Gamera & Pat, I’m sorry to hear of both of your fathers passings. I do hope that you have plenty of happy cherished memories of them to see you through the heartache.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:57 PM
Sorry to both of you

 

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:53 PM

Thanks, John, Stik & Johny.

Pat

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Friday, February 28, 2020 7:31 AM

Thanks John,  they're craft paints carried by wally world, and I thin them with 70% isopropyl alcohol.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 28, 2020 8:32 AM

Thanks guys.

 

Ziggy: Hmmm, never tried that much thinner. Will have to give it a go. 

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

 

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Friday, February 28, 2020 5:43 PM

Gamera & Pat, I am saddened by reading about your fathers passing. I hope both of you feel better soon.

I response to the thinner used.  There are two types of isopropyl alcohol, 70% and 90%.  I used the 70% to thin the craft paint, just a little because the paint is both cheap and thick. I use a lot for a wash. I could use water, however water has impurities not found in the alcohol. It also speeds up drying time.

I also use Tamiya and Tester's Model Masters and still use the old 1/4 oz Tester's enamals as well as acrylics.

 

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 2, 2020 11:33 AM

Thanks Ziggy.

I'll have to give that a try with the craft paint. I've tried to thin it few times before applying to a base- I've had varying results.  

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

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, March 2, 2020 6:19 PM

Well, that paint probably won’t run out as fast as the Testors bottles! :) 

I‘ve been largely an enamel person myself (Testors and MM). However, I might use some Vallejo paints on my American figures in this GB. 

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:58 PM

Gamera, I believe I have solved the mystery of that Korean writing on your plane! Big Smile Great meaning!

 

https://www.historynet.com/dean-hess-flying-parson.htm

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 9, 2020 11:25 AM

John 3:16 KJV

Gamera, I believe I have solved the mystery of that Korean writing on your plane! Big Smile Great meaning!

 

https://www.historynet.com/dean-hess-flying-parson.htm

 

Oh cool! I did read about Hess being an ordained minister but didn't know the logo had to do with that! There's a '50-'60 movie about him. I checked and it seems to be in pubic domain and is on YouTube- I need to get around to watching it. 

Thanks!!! 

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

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:30 AM

No problem! Yes

Mystery solved! Big Smile

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:47 PM

The movie was called Battle Hymn, if my memory can be trusted.  I'm pretty sure I saw it in a theatre WBW.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 13, 2020 11:25 AM

jeaton01

The movie was called Battle Hymn, if my memory can be trusted.  I'm pretty sure I saw it in a theatre WBW.

 

Thanks!!! That's it!!! 

I'm going to try to watch it on YouTube this weekend. 

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 20, 2020 7:45 AM

That looks cool! Love the cockpit and the tubing for the guns is a big improvement. 

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

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Monday, March 23, 2020 3:57 PM

I would like to join in the fun with a 1/48 hobbyboss M4A3E8 Tank.  I have only built 2-3 bases and the same number of armor models and would like to improve in both areas. I will get some pics up once I crack it open. thanks jack

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, March 23, 2020 7:27 PM

Hey, guys! 

freem: Good start on assembly!

JacknewbIII: Welcome Sign I’ll set you up on the roster!

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, March 23, 2020 8:02 PM

Well, I got started on my project a bit; but before I post pics I’ll give a little explanation. 

I plan to build a diorama of the mission of four US soldiers against a T-34/85. While maybe it won’t be the most breathtaking or harrowing story you’ve ever heard, it is a true one; and that fact makes it more special. The end result of their mission can be seen when viewing the T-34’s gun below; but, as my diorama will be picturing the soldiers before their mission was accomplished, the T-34 in my dio won’t look exactly the same. Wink

Their mission is described as follows:

https://www.reddit.com/r/DestroyedTanks/

comments/c7myoi/north_korean_t3485_

tanks_destroyed_by_the_27th/

For further reading on the Battle of Bowling Alley:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_

the_Bowling_Alley

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Thx, Gamera; those US soldiers you gave me will work almost perfectly w/ this diorama!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, March 23, 2020 8:28 PM

So here’s the start:

Installment 1:

For his face/skin and for his boots/gun/buckles, I used Testors and MM enamels; but I used Model Color Cam. Olive Green and US Dark Green for his uniform and Khaki on his straps, belt, and much of his equipment. 

Unfortunately, his head came off but has since been re-glued. Even now, he is not quite done.

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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