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

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

Post by Jnewboy » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:27 pm

This is the troop car from Indiana Jones. I really enjoyed doing this custom and I think it came out great. Out of the box this really looks like a toy but after doing the custom work on it its transformed into an invaluable addition to the 1/18th line up of support vehicles! This one is already sold but thought I would share.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ INJ Troop Car *SOLD*

Post by Star56 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:33 pm

That is some excellent work!

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ INJ Troop Car *SOLD*

Post by aferguson » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:32 am

didn't you agree to just use one thread for your custom displays Jon? Looks like you're using one per item now. Please stick to the agreement.
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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ INJ Troop Car *SOLD*

Post by CW4USARMY » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:57 am

Dont we have another section for customs and mods postings? or maybe I missed that discussion or debate.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ INJ Troop Car *SOLD*

Post by Jnewboy » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:49 am

aferguson wrote:didn't you agree to just use one thread for your custom displays Jon? Looks like you're using one per item now. Please stick to the agreement.
Im sorry... Thats fine, I can do that! If it gets to long though is it ok to start a new one?

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ INJ Troop Car *SOLD*

Post by aferguson » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:51 pm

sure that's fine
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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by Jnewboy » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:37 pm

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The 109F-2 is now on eBay!!

Price has been further reduced!!

Plus free shipping in the continental US!!

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Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas :D

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:31 am

Hey Man,

What is the story on the Jagdtiger ?

I will be doing the Tiger II next year with the other T2 Variants.

Tiger II Porsche and Henschel
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Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by Jnewboy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:29 am

pickelhaube wrote:Hey Man,

What is the story on the Jagdtiger ?

I will be doing the Tiger II next year with the other T2 Variants.

Tiger II Porsche and Henschel
Jagdtiger
oh yea, didnt I mention it? I scratch built it in 1/18.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

If only I had your skills... :cry:

Someday you may be pushed into a panel van and taken to my underground bunker and made to work for me!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Its a picture I found online, its a 1/16 Jagdtiger with 1/18 vehicles and men around it, except I think the guy standing on it may be 1/16....

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by flyboy_fx » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:38 am

LoL.

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Chinese sweat box. :lol:
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Post by aferguson » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:00 am

yes i was thinking that the tank crewman are 1/16 and the soldiers are 1/18. They don't look too bad next to it. Not sure what's up with the little nazi flag on top of the JT. No german planes around and it's too small to see even if there were.
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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by flyboy_fx » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:07 am

lol.

I have a 1/16 figure torso of a tanker. They do look good in 1/18, but the figures seam noticeably bigger. :|
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Post by Light.Inf.Scout » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:14 am

that JT is really cool.
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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by Jnewboy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:20 am

Aferg and Flyboy are both right, and yes the flag is funny, (alternate history maybe - no western front? maybe?) the tankers are 1/16 and the soldiers are 1/18, I think the reason they look so good with it is the Jagdtiger is a tiny bit under scale, in fact the 1/16 guy standing on it almost looks freakishly big in comparison to the Jagdtiger... In reality it was not exactly a small vehicle...

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by aferguson » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:33 am

hm....if the JT is underscale i'm ordering it right now...lol. I don't think it is though. The Matorro KT isn't and this is the same chassis the JT is built on. The 1/16 guy may just be a bit overscale in the same way XD 1/18 figures are a bit overscale.

The reason why the 1/18 soldier figures on the ground look good beside the JT is because the tank, being heavy, is nestled deep into the grass whereas the 1/18 soldiers are light and more or less floating on top of the grass which makes them look taller than they are. Elevating a figure a bit really makes it look larger, it's a neat little trick i've used a few times with underscale figures i've accumulated.
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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by flyboy_fx » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:58 am

So who makes this JT?I might like one also!
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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by Jnewboy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:18 pm

aferguson wrote:hm....if the JT is underscale i'm ordering it right now...lol. I don't think it is though. The Matorro KT isn't and this is the same chassis the JT is built on. The 1/16 guy may just be a bit overscale in the same way XD 1/18 figures are a bit overscale.

The reason why the 1/18 soldier figures on the ground look good beside the JT is because the tank, being heavy, is nestled deep into the grass whereas the 1/18 soldiers are light and more or less floating on top of the grass which makes them look taller than they are. Elevating a figure a bit really makes it look larger, it's a neat little trick i've used a few times with underscale figures i've accumulated.
As I have read on the 1/16 tanks thread the jagdtiger like you said is just put on top a kingtiger chassis, wasnt the hunting tiger a little longer? chassis was stretched just alittle? thats what I meant.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by aferguson » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:06 pm

yes the JT chassis was a bit longer, a few inches. So i guess in that regard it's a bit under scale but width and height should be 1/16.

Matorro/Heng Feng makes the JT, flyboy.
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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by Jnewboy » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:03 pm

If and when I get one I think I will make that one shown in the photos "332" anyone know what unit its from??

In regard to my 109 on ebay I should note that it was overcast the day I took the pics so the green looks darker than it is.

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by B17Fortress » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:16 pm

Must not spend $260 on the JT ... Must not spend $260 on the JT ... Must not spend $260 on the JT...

Jnewboy, could you please inform me how you made the stand for the MG34? I am working on my own troop car and would love to have that MG mount!
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Post by Jnewboy » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:58 pm

B17Fortress wrote:Must not spend $260 on the JT ... Must not spend $260 on the JT ... Must not spend $260 on the JT...

Jnewboy, could you please inform me how you made the stand for the MG34? I am working on my own troop car and would love to have that MG mount!
The mg mount was mad from the gun that came with the Kendzai tanker figure, I made a pole and a tiny nail to slid into the pole so the gun can pivot.

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Post by B17Fortress » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:01 pm

Jnewboy wrote:
B17Fortress wrote:Must not spend $260 on the JT ... Must not spend $260 on the JT ... Must not spend $260 on the JT...

Jnewboy, could you please inform me how you made the stand for the MG34? I am working on my own troop car and would love to have that MG mount!
The mg mount was mad from the gun that came with the Kendzai tanker figure, I made a pole and a tiny nail to slid into the pole so the gun can pivot.
I have the tripod you are talking about. Thanks for the advice, I can't wait to put this on my car.
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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by Jnewboy » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:48 pm

or you could keep the MG-34 Ray Gun that comes on it!!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by normandy » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:21 pm

[quote="Jnewboy"]Aferg and Flyboy are both right, and yes the flag is funny, (alternate history maybe - no western front? maybe?) the tankers are 1/16 and the soldiers are 1/18, I think the reason they look so good with it is the Jagdtiger is a tiny bit under scale, in fact the 1/16 guy standing on it almost looks freakishly big in comparison to the Jagdtiger... In reality it was not exactly a small vehicle...


The figure on the Jagdtiger is the Tamaya 1:16 Wehrmacht tank crewman.
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never mind......ya changed the pic

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Re: Jnewboy Customs ~ 1/18 Me-109F-2 ~ Barbarossa ~ Now on S

Post by CanberraPaul » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:39 pm

The IJ car that Jon customised for me turned out fantastic. The stand and the MG on top look very realistic.

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