Jump to content

Welcome to Large Scale Modeller: The home of the large scale military model builder. 

Recommended Posts

The by now familiar boxing...:

IMG_9268_zpsqbk0wvea.jpg

 

 

References and additions:

scan1_zps21dt5ovk.jpg

IMG_5238_zpszuqnipv2.jpg

IMG_0001_zpsxsvc5m12.jpg

IMG_5285_zpsvjqqn5wt.jpg

IMG_5253_zpsmbgjzpr4.jpg

tbuckles0001_zpslfsmhwf1.jpg

mesh0001_zpswydw4ie4.jpg

 

  A few more additions as we go . Also a gang of figs to be done as well. Becker cannon to be scratchbuilt for the beginning. This will take a while , been mulling for years now , the cannon is well into fabrication  , pix of that next.

IMG_4867_zpsclshi4r3.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to see one of these on the bench. looking forward to see your build.
Cees

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A Gotha!! always great to see this one!

 

and with TONS of AM!! 

 

Keep`t coming! :)

 

I really didnt now that the gotha crew was already available. :) 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very well then , Cees , winter , Phas , zavod and any and all others.Welcome.

 

I checked those figs , its a forgone conclusion ,I 'm a sucker for a good figgie.

I found a bunch more am , but we'll get into that as it comes into play.

 

My mission statement here regarding the subject is that it will be mostly fictitious , gaining details from various areas. Some areas will be documented or visual in nature , some will not. As WNW states in all of their instructions " color schemes are contentious at the best of times " . This works for modellers such as myself , I like doing whatever I want to.

 

 We have all seen the Gotha with the finely painted skull on its nose , also I have pix of a bomber that has polished plywood for the front section of the fuse. Multiply dimensioned hexagons , polygons , both patterned and freehand-painted , blues , greens , purples , mauves , and some more definite colors like light greens and grey's are all in consideration. I have a mask set for this kit already well into reality , small hexagon patterns for the entire model are laid out and a set cut. I prefer the idea of hand painted dissimilar polyganolhexagons! As you can see the fun has already started.

 

Equipment options are there as well , an airspeed indicator mount will be fabbed for the fuse left side. And the 2 cm cannon...

 

So there is plenty of room for some fun , without the bloody "digital calipers" 'aving to come out.

 

Here is where I start today:

IMG_9271_zpshnmovi0o.jpg

IMG_9272_zps82v2t6os.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you. I did see those and immediatly noticed the fuse caps are not separate , something I want and , a detail that can be seen in a number of photo's and how I will render mine.

 

 They look great though, into the maybe catagory!

 

Re-visiting today to see if the work to date still looks to scale:

IMG_4879_zpsr9qamewj.jpg[/uR

L]

 

Starting today with the gunsight.

 A Model Technologies gunsight was sandwiched between 2 Detail Master hot rod guage bezels. 4 more bezels were used for the barrel mount. I'll leave the strut between for final assy:

IMG_9276_zpsps0gnykd.jpg[/u

RL]

Some p/e fret coiled , .8mm brass tube , and some more fret will become the cannons handles:

IMG_9280_zpshe79qu7u.jpg

 

 

IMG_9281_zpsiwxpss7v.jpg

IMG_9285_zpsp0rvqwza.jpg[/

URL]

IMG_9290_zpsbprd7gnf.jpg

IMG_9302_zpsdnalw83k.jpg

IMG_9300_zpsp1fi2txp.jpg

Some deft file work will cleanup that errant solder.

7 hours to produce the gun sight and the firing handles.

Tomorrow the mag hardware and locking mechanism.

 

 Here is the weapon to begin the day:

IMG_9297_zpssc3rwgvg.jpg

IMG_9310_zpsih2gtsly.jpg

IMG_9312_zps4qx1utnk.jpg

IMG_9315_zpsicfoetq8.jpg

IMG_9320_zpspxnemd0l.jpg[/u

 

Two pieces soldered together to match:

IMG_9321_zpsxknjjnmm.jpg

Makes a pair of flanges:

IMG_9326_zpsegw9nxrt.jpg

 

 

Mounting bracket gets some minor detail:

IMG_9333_zpsgeitiuyx.jpg

All in:

IMG_9337_zpsimmjfkra.jpg[/

URL]

The mount wasn't doin' it for me so:

IMG_9354_zpsxaqw5owu.jpg[/url

 

As it sits the cannon has: Evergreen plastic , brass sheet , brass tube , stainless tube .

 

P/E bits from: Detail Master , Model Technologies , The Model Car Garage , Top Studio , RB Motion.

 

 Parts compilation:

IMG_9357_zpsszcg9thx.jpg

 

Main detail:

IMG_9363_zpssgmrldse.jpg

 

...a little more detail:

IMG_9372_zpsdovgnvtg.jpg

 

Final for this weekend:

IMG_9377_zpswsedco13.jpg

What it did to my bench:

IMG_9368_zpsk3vjj2rz.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IN CRE DIBLE !!

(Do I want a Gotha too? I am afraid that Yes, I want a Gotha! - Starting saving up money now...)

 Easy laddie!

|I havent even cut the kit plastic yet! Thanks though!

 I 've been adding to my last posting , to keep a progression, I dont know how long the 'edit' feature will work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An all -out blitz resulted in the production of the bulk of the cannon.

The minute details took as long or longer than the main assy.

Here are the components , they include the main body , the mount  , the 2 curved mount arms with levers to adjust , the gunsight , the handles and the magazine.

IMG_9410_zpsg35mr4b4.jpg

Main body detail:

IMG_9414_zps2eafqyot.jpg[/uR

L]

 

 Thin coats of heavily thinned Alclad gloss black base followed by a dark sea blue even thinnner mix gives some base to the weapon:

IMG_9442_zpsnzd64dck.jpg

IMG_9440_zpsoxqf7vvq.jpg

IMG_9441_zpsngidw0rq.jpg

IMG_9439_zpsrhw2lrc7.jpg

 

Some assy today on the gleaming , deadly 20mm cannon:

IMG_9472_zpsvyyawlec.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finished:

IMG_9480_zpso5uhp5fv.jpg

With a kit Parabellum:

IMG_9484_zpsdwrh0vno.jpg

IMG_9479_zpszv5mtzrh.jpg

 

 We'll leave the gunsight off for now.

This thread will go dormant as well for now.

I have 2 pieces on the go that are at critical mass.

Thanks for watching.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Far East and Eelco, thank you.

 The cannon has been on my mind for a few years. The kit is well worth ( way to go WNW!!) an all out effort and I'll do my best on that score. Having a coupla pieces well into the final stages , I'll leave this for a while. The plan is to do the accouterments ie: weapons , bombs , Stossfahrgestell (front landing gear) , 4 bladed props , figs (over 20 now , having ordered all the CSM sets !) , base , airspeed indicator , etc , prior to tackling the bulk of the kit. Everything stated can be backed up with available pix , so not too much embellishment. A custom mask set for irregular polygons will have to be made as well, templates are ready , I just hafta draw a few hundred of the polygons and some how get them to fit the templates. I think the cannon is a really good start. Thanks for watching and commenting.

IMG_9507_zpstxkvsxbt.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Honestly this has inspired me to build mine - That cannon is incredible!

 

I also have something big planned for my Gotha and also ordered all the figures from CSM and Aviattic! I think they maybe similar :D

 

Again please keep logging this build!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah, that mask-set! Great! I like the Gotha with that large hexagonal camouflage pattern! Pity, WnW doesn't offer it - or Pheon Decals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks winter

 

I did one mask set , sent it off but never saw any results from it. It requires a lot of attention to the individual hex's. The set evolved quickly and after I sent it, I thought if I ran it through The Big Unit , I could print a dot of the color of each hex , on the hex as well as cut them out. Maybe next time.

 

 Mine will be the individually painted shapes that were the result of switching to night raids.

 

Decal package:

IMG_9533_zpsdgf5fuyc.jpg

 And three more figs , the dispatch rider and the Tommy fig will require a modicum of re-arrangemant to fit in.:

IMG_9538_zpsrajuvqhp.jpg

 I like this guy , found him in a discount bin , he may be the dark horse:

IMG_9542_zpss9zlsrux.jpg

IMG_9543_zpsl3sb5se1.jpg

 

 A full pull of WW 1 German service and flight crew are on the way from CSM . I looked at the Aviattic stuff as well , may turn out to be quite the party.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks P ,if I can pull it off.

 

Model forums have changed drastically in the last year -mostly for the better. That gives me a better chance.

 

Yeah that set is fairly large .The paper in this pic is 15" wide by prolly 34" long , it holds the kit shapes and hex 'fill':

IMG_4940_zpsqmnftvsp.jpg

Closely supervised by the feline overlords:

IMG_4937_zpsu6ckf8mx.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your work until now is...more than amazing!!! I also have Gotha and i'm gonna copy your work!!!  :D  :D  :D  :D

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Nick!

 

 And the party is just starting as guests are still arriving:
IMG_9665_zpsvbrrrjql.jpg

IMG_9666_zpspztl9sta.jpg

IMG_9667_zpse14cfort.jpg

IMG_9668_zpsaywlqkzg.jpg

IMG_9669_zpshwqd7yi5.jpg

 

 Parts in the order as well:

IMG_9670_zpsxm3rbqco.jpg

 

 And Gaspatch comes through with some exquisite Spandau's these are incredibly delicate and detailed, I wanna try a dual mount for the rear gunner in the Gotha:

IMG_9664_zps5fpyhrm3.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...