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by grunt1
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Good Trader Report - PART 2 - Post good Trade stories here!
Replies: 1274
Views: 551174

Re: Good Trader Report - PART 2 - Post good Trade stories here!

Hi Axis, I'm glad you had a good experience. Thank you for the feedback, smooth transaction and fast payment as well!
by grunt1
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Sherman Question
Replies: 9
Views: 6417

Re: 1/18 Sherman Question

I did two of the WW2 era styles:
www.battlegroundmodels.com/shop-1

Style I
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Style II
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Originals
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by grunt1
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Panzer I project - Shipped!
Replies: 39
Views: 28028

Re: 1:18 Panzer I project

The running gear turned out great. This Panzer I kit is designed to be an easy build. There are square sockets on the back of the running gear pieces that snap and hold (with CA glue) into the square sockets of the tub. Takes about 2 minutes per side. https://i.imgur.com/EzyW0Iyl.jpg https://i.imgur...
by grunt1
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Sherman Question
Replies: 9
Views: 6417

Re: 1/18 Sherman Question

I made towing shackles for the various 1/16th tanks from Heng Long, Tamiya, Taigen, etc.. They've been pretty popular. https://images4.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_18372519_10800039_1491587969.jpg https://www.shapeways.com/product/RZGLM996K/1-16-sherman-tank-towing-shackles-style-i I also scal...
by grunt1
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Panzer I project - Shipped!
Replies: 39
Views: 28028

Re: 1:18 Panzer I project

Short update: I'm still fiddling with the main body and how various parts will attach. I'll have some photos of test shots to share this weekend. Mainly running gear, tracks, etc.
by grunt1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Normandy Customs
Replies: 120
Views: 84682

Re: Normandy Customs

That's very cool. How do you make such clean chassis cuts? That's what's always held me back from doing more of this.
by grunt1
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Forum Threads
Topic: Panzer IV and other armor pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 15192

Re: Panzer IV and other armor pictures

So um.. when does the museum open? :shock:
by grunt1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Me163B-1
Replies: 116
Views: 83592

Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

It looks beautiful. Panel lines, metal parts, working mechanicals.. He did a fantastic job and you've got quite a German rocketry shop there. :-)
by grunt1
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Panzer I project - Shipped!
Replies: 39
Views: 28028

Re: 1:18 Panzer I project

Good question YT. Production is on track and I have everything I need to finish the kits. Unless something comes up or the government needs to implement a priority only shipping mandate we should be good.

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by grunt1
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Replacement parts wish list
Replies: 56
Views: 39364

Re: Replacement parts wish list

That Tiger looks great! I was really happy with how those road wheels turned out and you made them look amazing.

Oh and keep it coming you say? How about 25-ish new and updated items.. :-)

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https://www.battlegroundmodels.com/shop-1
by grunt1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Panzer I project - Shipped!
Replies: 39
Views: 28028

Re: 1:18 Panzer I project - Update 3-22-2020

A few updates: - Exhaust detailed - Fender traction detail added - Running gear almost complete - Hollowed out the turret and hull - Various bits and bobs added Major to-do's: - Guns - Turret hatch mechanical - Snap tracks test fit - Details and vision slits for various hatches and ports - Antenna a...
by grunt1
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Panzer I project - Shipped!
Replies: 39
Views: 28028

Re: 1:18 Panzer I project

Here is the link to the pre-order sale. Thank you very much to those of you that have already ordered one!
https://www.battlegroundmodels.com/prod ... a-preorder

Updated work in progress CAD:

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by grunt1
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Panzer I project - Shipped!
Replies: 39
Views: 28028

Re: 1:18 Panzer I Ausf. F project

Well that's what I get for not Googl'ing before Ausf'ing. :-) Thanks Slade. It's the A as pictured that I am starting with.

And yes Tman, thank you. I got your note and will respond with the information this weekend.
by grunt1
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Panzer I project - Shipped!
Replies: 39
Views: 28028

1:18 Panzer I project - Shipped!

I made a Panzer I for myself several years ago. I recently decided to re-make the kit. My in-house equipment has evolved quite a bit since then. Those of you who have purchased recently items can attest. This offer is only valid for SSMHQ members. Here is the original version: https://i.imgur.com/1U...
by grunt1
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Replacement parts wish list
Replies: 56
Views: 39364

Re: Replacement parts wish list

Good questions. I made full set of tracks for my Panzer I and they turned out well. The biggest challenge was connecting them all together. I've had great results lately with snap fit parts which you see on several of the heavy machine guns like the Nambu and the Maxim. Let me see if I can adapt tha...
by grunt1
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Replacement parts wish list
Replies: 56
Views: 39364

Re: Replacement parts wish list

Good question. That last batch was mainly based on requests from the community.

I still have a number of partially finished items that I committed to complete by months end so there will be a bit more released over the coming days.
by grunt1
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Replacement parts wish list
Replies: 56
Views: 39364

Re: Replacement parts wish list

Very cool Normandy, did you have to extend the body to make it a "middle" Horch?


Also, here are the MG rollbar and wheel covers I mentioned:

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by grunt1
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Replacement parts wish list
Replies: 56
Views: 39364

Re: Replacement parts wish list

When the Troop Car first came out ten years ago I came to the conclusion that it most closely resembled a Stoewer R200 which was a light PKW Kfz.1 so that's what I converted mine into. https://i.imgur.com/442STCs.jpg https://i.imgur.com/qtERZs0.jpg Actual Stoewer R200: https://i.pinimg.com/originals...
by grunt1
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 VW
Replies: 9
Views: 6352

Re: 1:18 VW

Those are turning out great and I really like the dio bases! They look real.
by grunt1
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Replacement parts wish list
Replies: 56
Views: 39364

Re: Replacement parts wish list

The IJ to Kfz kit is in the store now:

https://www.battlegroundmodels.com/prod ... -troop-car

I added an optional MG42 and connector that attaches to the roll bar. It's not realistic, but seemed like a pretty fun idea to me. :twisted:
by grunt1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Replacement parts wish list
Replies: 56
Views: 39364

Re: Replacement parts wish list

Thank you guys for the positive comments and suggestions. Two of these door panels will convert an Indiana Jones troop car into a German PKW. I plan to include a front and rear Notek light set with the kit. https://i.imgur.com/cNJTSITl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/deAMgGel.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kyWxGop...
by grunt1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Replacement parts wish list
Replies: 56
Views: 39364

Re: Replacement parts wish list

FoV version of the MG42 mount. Note that the FOV mount is slightly tighter than the 21C mount so they are _not_ interchangeble. For those of you that already ordered some, I marked 21C or FOV on the underside of the mounting bracket. https://i.imgur.com/ImiLJasl.jpg Kar98k with a sling (Thanks to Ed...
by grunt1
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Repainting and Marking 1/18 Jeeps?
Replies: 3
Views: 3105

Re: Repainting and Marking 1/18 Jeeps?

I agree with Pickel, and if you like the ones on ebay from Peddinghaus, you can contact them directly and Ernst has been willing to scale them to 1:18 for me. It does cost more as a one - off request. The decals I used on the KDF kubelwagen were 1:16 on a 1:18 Beetle and I think they turned out well.
by grunt1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Replacement parts wish list
Replies: 56
Views: 39364

Re: Replacement parts wish list

Thank you for the input. These should all be ready by the end of (this) January. Gurtsack for the 21st Century Panzer IV MG (thanks Eddy for noticing this was missing!) https://i.imgur.com/Lz3PGEIl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/D4gFgsHl.jpg Kubelwagen windshield frame replacement https://i.imgur.com/krqVA...
by grunt1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Russian re-enactment videos
Replies: 0
Views: 1971

Russian re-enactment videos

I would love to see one of these live, but the videos are very good with some almost movie like elements. Very different from the US events where you can see large crowds of civilians, roped areas, etc breaking the immersion. Operation "Iskra" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAGjeDeBIpQ The Russian ...