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Trumpeter 1/35 railway gun Leopold--in progress.

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Trumpeter 1/35 railway gun Leopold--in progress.
Posted by santa on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:27 PM

   
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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:23 PM

Looking good.  I have this kit in the stash but find it a little intimidating at the moment.  Will be watching with great interest!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:18 AM

Oh wow, she's gonna be a monster!!! 

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

 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:43 AM

Wow that's a big one.  Does it come with the rail/track/bed?  Pic could be from 1984 with all the small testors paints and the orange testors tube glue.  Dig your glue holder BTW Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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Posted by santa on Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:26 PM

I agree, it's intimidating when you open the box and look at the instruction book.  Thair are more parts in "one" rail car-truck, then in the gun barrole and chasie combined.  That's why I did the gun barrole-first.  The chasie secound, and -then-whent back to the first page of instructions, and started the rail bed.  I lined the barrole with one section of aluminum tubeing, sleaved in evergreen tubeing, from muzel to breach.  Then led waights to the breach to compensate for the waight of the barrol---did'nt quite ballance, but the sholder pivets are tight enuf to make up the difference.

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Posted by santa on Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:29 PM

Yes-keavdog.  It comes with two chosiss.  Straight-like I'm using " for lack of display space", or an L track layout- for diarama.

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Posted by GlennH on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:38 PM
Gotta watch this. I built Annie a few years back when it came back in stock.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by santa on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:43 PM

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Posted by santa on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:44 PM

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:47 AM

Oh nice!!! Great to see her together and ready for paint. 

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

 

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Posted by santa on Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:22 PM

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 23, 2021 9:04 AM

Wow! What a monster!

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

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, April 23, 2021 5:06 PM

Hi;

     Some Smart Alec brought one in 1/87 to run our layout in the museum. Got to the first curve and said "Uh"Uh". That was Annie! So your monster is all the more intimidating because of the size difference. Nice job so far. 

    I got what one observer said about your glue holder. Hey when I "R.V.d" That's what I did. I used a table that folded. The crease also makes a good brush holder if the handles are fat enough!

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Posted by santa on Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:45 PM

Thanks Tank-Builder, did you understand my explanation of what I did ton the gun barrole ?

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Posted by santa on Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:34 PM

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Posted by santa on Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:35 PM

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Posted by santa on Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:36 PM

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Posted by santa on Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:37 PM

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Posted by santa on Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:37 PM

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:30 PM

That looks fantastic - I'm watching with interest, as I have the 1/72 Hobby Boss kit in the stash (and that's big enough for me!).

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:54 PM

Starting to want this kit even more now! You said that base and the rail ballast comes with it? I was also really admiring those canons under your bench. Do you have a post about those anyplace?

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by santa on Monday, June 21, 2021 1:19 PM

GlennH---I have not posted thows because thay are not models.  Thay are made by Denix of Spain.   

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Posted by santa on Monday, June 21, 2021 1:22 PM

Hutch6390--are you going to make the barrole slide back to show recoil the way I did with my 1/72 Hobby Boss & 1/72 Hosagawa ?

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Monday, June 21, 2021 2:23 PM

santa
Hutch6390--are you going to make the barrole slide back to show recoil the way I did with my 1/72 Hobby Boss & 1/72 Hosagawa ?

No, I don't think I'm that brave!  It'll be pretty much out of the box, and then put on a simple wooden base.  But your build is making me want to get mine started!

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 21, 2021 6:16 PM

She's coming along beautifully! 

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

 

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Posted by GlennH on Thursday, June 24, 2021 5:48 PM
Thanks. I checked out their site. Very nice looking reproductions.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by santa on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:13 PM

I like them because thay are two piece hallow castings.  This alowes me to add a caped gas pipe serounded by epoxie inside. And drill the fuse hole.  And they fire.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:52 AM

Hi;

 I sure did!

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Posted by waynec on Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:50 PM

very nice.  i have one that has been a shelf queen for years but, as  i am in the shelf queen GB and alredy knocked out 3 kits,  this is my ultimate for this year.

i see we build differently. i have both trucks done and dark yellow. they probably need some touching up, the decals and oil washes. i am so much better at washes and filters than when i started it which is a plus. thanks for the info on the weighted breech.

are you using the plastic track? i will lay my own. it really is not that hard and, with a bit of prep work, takes as long as fixing up the plastic. i did a presentation years ago for one of my model clubs.

 

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Ничто не Забыто  (Nothing is Forgotten)

 

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Posted by GlennH on Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:43 AM

Whoa! That track and bed look fantastic. Same with the spikes from what I can see in a small image.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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