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1/35 scale Augarten Flak Tower Segment. Plywood, Styrofoam,Aluminum Angle and Durham's Rockhard Water putty..

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  • Member since
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  • From: Pearl River, Louisiana
1/35 scale Augarten Flak Tower Segment. Plywood, Styrofoam,Aluminum Angle and Durham's Rockhard Water putty..
Posted by claudez on Monday, May 23, 2016 9:39 PM

It's a work in Progress.. I had been posting in Dioramas, but really it is a scratchbuilt project..

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, May 23, 2016 11:33 PM

I'm sorry I haven't said so earlier, but this is a very cool project. Once I thought about something similar, but the entire twoer scaled out about 36" in diameter and 60" tall, which was too much for me.

 

I really like your approach.

 

Working search lights would be nice...

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  • From: Pearl River, Louisiana
Posted by claudez on Monday, May 23, 2016 11:48 PM

GMorrison

I'm sorry I haven't said so earlier, but this is a very cool project. Once I thought about something similar, but the entire twoer scaled out about 36" in diameter and 60" tall, which was too much for me.

 

I really like your approach.

 

Thanks, Very much. Yes I wanted to build this, but in 1/35 it would be over 5ft tall and 4feet across, so the next best thing I could do is to build a quarter of the roof and add mirrors to both sides to hopefully create the illusion of the whole roof. It will have night lighting in the flak pit and working searchlights on the lower balcony for the light AA guns.Thanks for the kind words.

 

Claude

Working search lights would be nice...

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:35 AM

Looking great!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by claudez on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:52 PM

Don Stauffer

Looking great!

 

Thanks.. Here's a preview of it with the mirrors mocked in place..

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:54 AM

would love to see this in real life , look's incredible .

steve5

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Posted by claudez on Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:50 AM

steve5

would love to see this in real life , look's incredible .

steve5

 

Thanks, very much!. It will be at the IPMS National Convention in early August if I can get my act together and get all the details finished by then.

have a great day!

 

Claude

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:38 PM

thank's , claudez . but unfortunately I live in aust. would love to see it , hope you have a great time at your convention ,

steve5

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Posted by claudez on Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:42 PM

Thanks Steve. I'll keep adding pictures till its done. I'd trade addresses with you anytime. Wish I were down under. ( honestly, do you guys cringe every time some yank utters that to ya?) I would.

 

Cheers!

Claude

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Posted by BrynnWryttur on Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:53 PM

Wow, this looks like one of the most incredible diorama ideas I've ever seen! It looks awesome so far! Keep up the good work.

 

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Posted by claudez on Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:23 PM

BrynnWryttur

Wow, this looks like one of the most incredible diorama ideas I've ever seen! It looks awesome so far! Keep up the good work.

 

 

Thank you very much. I've been fascinated with this subject ever since learning of it's existence back in 2007. When Takom came out with their very good Twin Flak cannon, I knew I had to figure out how to build one to house it. I just hope I can get it pretty close to what it should look like. Had to make some sacrifices due to reflective errors, but if I convey the gist of the thing, I'll be happy.

thanks for the kind words.

 

Claude

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:47 PM

your not only a talented man claude , but a funny one too , aussies , are generally pretty laid back . keep the pictures coming mate , am loving this build

steve5

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, May 27, 2016 6:10 AM

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Posted by claudez on Thursday, June 09, 2016 7:24 PM

thanks Steve.. I am currently in the process of rebuilding the flak 12.8cm with turned aluminum barrels and PE details. Will hopefully get more pics up soon.I know I haven't posted an update in awhile, but I am still working.. just nothing of any visual consequence yet. About to start scratchbuilding the interior eqipment.. stay tuned..

 

 

Claude

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  • From: Pearl River, Louisiana
Posted by claudez on Friday, June 10, 2016 8:28 AM

-Hello.. Been a while since I posted any progress. For once, I had the foresight to realize that , through repeated handling , the flak twin mount would become a casualty of progress, so I have started building a replacement set with turned aluminum barrels and photoetch..

    Between the tower exterior and the guns, I started fleshing out the crew spaces as well. So I started making bunks. Essentially, I took a hardwood block and made a template to form the wire mattress frame around and then found a suitable mesh to line it with. Have some scale chain and then will add it all to the tower interior along with comm equipment, lockers, air filtration etc..The build goes on....

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  • From: Pearl River, Louisiana
Posted by claudez on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:48 PM

   More progress on the tower.. humming steadily along.

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:57 PM

this just gets better and better , you don't win a prize with this dio , there is something definately rotten in denmark

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  • From: Pearl River, Louisiana
Posted by claudez on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:57 AM

steve5

this just gets better and better , you don't win a prize with this dio , there is something definately rotten in denmark

 

Thanks, it would be nice to be recognized, but honestly, I just want to make more people aware of its existence. I just think it is a fascinating structure.It is my most ambitious project to date.

cheers!

Claude

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:22 AM

Wow, you're making great progress. Looks fantastic! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: Pearl River, Louisiana
Posted by claudez on Friday, June 24, 2016 10:06 PM

[quote user="Gamera"]

Wow, you're making great progress. Looks fantastic! 

Thanks.. Decided to redo the front surface to get it more in scale with the other surface defects. And I added some figures.. Still got a long way to go.. Glad youre enjoying the build. I am having a blast!

 

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