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Re: Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Post by Yoxford » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:36 am

Nice work Jon!
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Re: Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Post by Jnewboy » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:46 pm

thanks Yoxford! you do great work yourself! :D

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Re: Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Post by snake » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:39 pm

Great work on both the FW Dora, and the Ju87 G2, Jon.

Even though the canopy framing does look a little thick, a fantastic looking custom. 8)

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Re: Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:52 pm

As JNB stated the frames kind of have to be thick other wise they will be crazy flimsy and fragile.

Especially if the canopy has to operate. One attempt of sliding the frames and it may break in your hands.

That is why the frames have to be robust.

One of the down sides of resin. :?
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Re: Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Post by Snake Man » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:04 am

Perhaps it would have been better with a vac-formed canopy with painted frames ?

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Re: Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:03 am

Snake Man wrote:Perhaps it would have been better with a vac-formed canopy with painted frames ?

I made those as well ( with the frames in the mould ) but have you ever tried using a vacuumed canopy ?

I have , it sucks . So this is what I came up with.

The frame made in resin with a smooth vacuumed canopy that fits underneath.

By doing this you can paint the frames first then install the glass and have the frame function at the same time.

With the vacuum glass only it will never be able to operate.

The moulds are shot anyway . When I remake them , I will try to thin the frames

Maybe next year.
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Re: Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Post by Jnewboy » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:19 am

You did it the right way, the canopy works and that is fantastic! it is a little thick but believe me, if you had this big bird in front of you with all of its splendor and its huge guns the canopy looks great! and I am very picky about flaws. If some other modeler who is going to actually buy your kit and follow through with the whole transformation wants it thinner they could get some dry hard clay and make a custom fit base to set under the canopy frame to support it and carefully sand it down alittle, but as PH stated, you run the risk of it snapping during any movement.

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Re: Jnewboy & Pickelhaube Customs 1/18 Ju87-G2 Kanonenvogel

Post by norman888 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:17 pm

Hey Pickel--
I was just thinking about getting one of these JU87G conversions but it seems like your mold are shot! You must let us know when/if you are going to sell these again.
Thanks,
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Re: Jnewboy Customs & Battleground Toys ~Goliath 303~

Post by Jnewboy » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:17 pm

I got this last week and when I opened the box I was astonished! :shock:
The Goliath was so well made, so detailed I was taken back and marveled at the crisp detail 8)

Painting it was not "hard" but was a bit time consuming due to the fact that the tracks do not roll and cannot be removed so a long sharp brush was used to get in to all those tight little areas. It reminded me of painting 1/72 armor in that regard. I first shot it with primer and then German Army Grey, then white wash, then painted the tracks, the a dark brown wash, then the mud and rust detail, then shot it with model master dull coat to seal it all in. Used a flower stem wire (paint-able) for the wire and scratch made the controller and strap.

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I thought what better to go with the Goliath than the Soviet Goliath! So I made one from scratch!! :shock:

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Yes! the feared Soviet Anti-tank Dog!! 8)

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I coudn't resist a reunion of these two great weapons and how well they symbolized the entire war!
The over engineered high tech Germans vs the cold blooded overly simplistic Soviets..

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Their all friends now :lol:

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In fact "Heinz" lets "Ivan's" dog chase his tank!! :P :roll:

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Thanks Guys, hope you enjoy my brand of insanity :lol:

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Re: Jnewboy Customs & Battleground Toys ~Goliath 303~

Post by CanberraPaul » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:43 pm

Jon fantastic work as always. I always loved Goliaths and Soviet anti tank dogs.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs & Battleground Toys ~Goliath 303~

Post by Jnewboy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:24 am

Thanks Paul!

More pics I used as a reference for the dog..

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Re: Jnewboy Customs & Battleground Toys ~Goliath 303~

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:39 am

Do you think anyone thought of those dogs when they made "The Day of the Dolphin"?

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Re: Jnewboy Customs & Battleground Toys ~Goliath 303~

Post by Jnewboy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:54 am

[CAT]CplSlade wrote:Do you think anyone thought of those dogs when they made "The Day of the Dolphin"?
huh?

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Re: Jnewboy Customs & Battleground Toys ~Goliath 303~

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:02 am

Is that before your time? Movie about a scientist training dolphins to obey human commands; inadvertently trains them to deliver explosives to under a boat a la the Russian dogs and tanks and becomes part of a plot to assassinate the President.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_of_the_Dolphin

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Re: Jnewboy Customs & Battleground Toys ~Goliath 303~

Post by Jnewboy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:20 pm

Oh, ok gotcha! yea never seen that one but I will check it out, I love George C. Scott.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs 1/18 Tiger I ~ Kursk 1943 ~ Das Reich

Post by Jnewboy » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:07 pm

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1/18 Tiger I ~ Kursk 1943 ~ Das Reich (S32 & S23)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htaMBcn- ... e=youtu.be

Hope you enjoy :D

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Re: Jnewboy Customs 1/18 Custom Tiger I ~ Kursk 1943 ~ Das R

Post by CanberraPaul » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:40 pm

More top notch work by the Master - keep em coming mate!!!!

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Re: Jnewboy Customs 1/18 Custom Tiger I ~ Kursk 1943 ~ Das R

Post by grunt1 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:17 am

You'd never know that baby was once two tanks! Nice work 8)
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Re: Jnewboy Customs 1/18 Custom Tiger I ~ Kursk 1943 ~ Das R

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:31 am

Thanks guys! Im never going to make anymore of these Tiger conversions. Just to time consuming. I could have done several planes for the time involved with each one of these Tigers!

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Re: Jnewboy Customs 1/18 Custom Tiger I ~ Kursk 1943 ~ Das R

Post by Jnewboy » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:08 am

I think I fixed the video! let me know if you guys can see this one ok.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMjOdYa4 ... e=youtu.be

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