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Author:  fingolfen [ Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 8/26/2017

Iron-Tom wrote:
This inspired me to buy. BTR-50 today. It wouldn't need much in the way of conversion aside maybe from extra antennas. I figure it will make a nice objective model,


Mine may end up an objective most of the time as well - found out there's a better version to use for the OP, though I may use this as part of my infantry company... :D

Author:  webgriffin [ Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 8/26/2017

fingolfen wrote:
Advanced Modeler's Syndrome - "Hold my beer, I'm gonna try somethin'" edition...

Tom - I hope you're happy now!!!! :lol: :D ;)

The BMP-1KSh as BMP-1 OP: https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/20 ... eling.html

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For some reason, I am thinking of the scene in Old School where Will Farrell says he is not going to drink... and then does several beer bongs!

Glad to see you have not changed at all and are out there making great models to play with!

Author:  fingolfen [ Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 8/26/2017

webgriffin wrote:
For some reason, I am thinking of the scene in Old School where Will Farrell says he is not going to drink... and then does several beer bongs!

Glad to see you have not changed at all and are out there making great models to play with!


Heh! :D

i've just about got my T-72's ready - one more detail to add and then they're getting primer. The BMP horde is also nearing completion - so I'm hoping to get some painting done this weekend.

Author:  fingolfen [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 10/12/2017

Haven't posted in a while, but the first company of infantry are almost done!!! I posted my full "how to" guide over on the blog...

https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/20 ... nting.html

Here are a few teaser photos (I was using my phone camera, so the pictures aren't as good as I'd like)

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Now I need to Dullcote the infantry and get the grass on the bases. I'll post more (and better) photos once that's done.

Author:  Iron-Tom [ Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 10/10/2017

Looking good. Nice to see actual East German figures rather than proxy Soviets....like I do. :oops:

Author:  fingolfen [ Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 10/10/2017

I thought about calling this edition of the blog "Hold My Beer, I'm Gonna Try Somethin'," but you'll get the idea. My T-72 tanks had a naked lower glacis, which required attention... so... I ... well.... Let's just say it involves chemistry and leave it at that...

https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/20 ... anced.html

Teaser!

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Author:  fingolfen [ Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 10/14/2017

Second shot at photo-etching lower front glacis plates for the T-72 - definite improvement this time around!

https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/20 ... pdate.html

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Author:  Iron-Tom [ Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 10/14/2017

Very cool. Are you having those custom made?

We were always told those are actually dozer blades that can be dropped so the T-72 can scape up some dirt and make a sort off a battle position.

Author:  fingolfen [ Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 10/14/2017

Iron-Tom wrote:
Very cool. Are you having those custom made?

We were always told those are actually dozer blades that can be dropped so the T-72 can scape up some dirt and make a sort off a battle position.


Nope, it's home brew... I have a hobbyist photo etch system. I go through part of the process on the blog. If I was going to do more than about four sets, I'd find a 3rd party to do them... :)

Author:  UndergroundWarren [ Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 10/14/2017

Iron-Tom wrote:
Very cool. Are you having those custom made?

We were always told those are actually dozer blades that can be dropped so the T-72 can scape up some dirt and make a sort off a battle position.


Lies, T72 never defend, never use cover or concealment.

Phil said so!

Author:  Shortreengage [ Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 10/14/2017

UndergroundWarren wrote:
Iron-Tom wrote:
Very cool. Are you having those custom made?

We were always told those are actually dozer blades that can be dropped so the T-72 can scape up some dirt and make a sort off a battle position.


Lies, T72 never defend, never use cover or concealment.

Phil said so!


It's right here in FM100-2.1.Phil. Oh, wait that's just maskirovka :lol:

Author:  fingolfen [ Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 10/14/2017

Who likes more detail on their T-72 turrets? Me!!!!

I blame the Breakthrough Assault guys for this one... well, at least partially... I sort of knew in my mind that I had to do something about the under-detailed smoke launchers on the front of the T-72 turret, but I wasn't sure what... then I hit their blog, and the rest as they say is history.

Blog Entry 1: http://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/201 ... drome.html

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Of course, Blog Entry 1 didn't have the in progress photos, so there's Blog Entry 2:

https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/20 ... retch.html

Sort of looks like a bug...

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At least until you get the wires bent around...

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Hoping to get these done this week so they can get primed like the rest of the hull and tracks already are...

Author:  fingolfen [ Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 10/29/2017

With all of the work I've been doing on the T-72s, don't think for a moment I've completely neglected my NVA BMPs. I didn't go completely mad like with the T-72, but honestly the kit is pretty solid, so I really didn't NEED to and could focus on the one problem area - the fairly naked front!

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For the top tie downs, I used 0.015" x 0.02" strip styrene. I eyeballed the length, but it is about 0.08". The flaps are made from 0.01" x 0.1" strip, and the length is about 0.135" - again eyeballed based on photos and the kit itself. The circles are cut from 0.01" thick sheet and are punched with a 0.048" punch from my sub-micron set. Placement is by eye based on photos.

More detail at:

https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/20 ... ition.html

Author:  fingolfen [ Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 11/28/2017

Here's what the dozer blade looks like once it is on the front of the vehicle:

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... and all its little friends done now too....

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Author:  Iron-Tom [ Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 11/28/2017

So impressive. I fear I’ll just be limited to “gaming quality” models and painting for my whole life! Bums me out when you show what can be done and then I go back and look at my “stock” models!

Author:  fingolfen [ Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 11/28/2017

Iron-Tom wrote:
So impressive. I fear I’ll just be limited to “gaming quality” models and painting for my whole life! Bums me out when you show what can be done and then I go back and look at my “stock” models!


I wouldn't worry about it - you probably actually get to play more GAMES than I do... :D

Author:  fingolfen [ Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 11/28/2017

Achieved breakthrough over the break on the NVA - no they're not done, but I can see a pathway and the techniques are providing the desired result!  

I'm using the Ammo of MIG Black and White technique on these - so everything gets pre-shaded. I'm starting with the T-72s and BMPs as that's about half of the force... then "everything else" gets done.

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Turrets:

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I then use panzer putty to mask the camouflage:

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Then the weathering (photo doesn't even BEGIN to do it justice):

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More on the blog:  http://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/2017/12/nva-build-log-painting-progress-on-t-72.html

Author:  fingolfen [ Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 1/2/2018

Finally got some decals that work!!! Peddinghaus to the rescue!

https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/20 ... icles.html

Peddinghaus 1/87 vs. Battlefront vs. custom 1/100 from Peddinghaus!

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On a vehicle!

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Hoping to have the T-72s done by the end of the weekend... then just need to find the battery charger for the good camera!

Author:  UndergroundWarren [ Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 1/19/2018

How was ordering custom from Germany? I’d be worried about cost and/or getting what I actually wanted.

Author:  SECfootball [ Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 1/19/2018

To add to warren's comments, how do I find this company? Apparently Peddinghaus is a huge manufacturing company that happened to lay off 55 people in Illinois. Lots of google links.

Author:  fingolfen [ Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 1/19/2018

I had a link in the blog post, but it is apparently not working at this point. I'll see if I can get it updated this evening.

Author:  SECfootball [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 1/19/2018

I could not find a link, which is why I asked.

Author:  fingolfen [ Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mike's DDR Force Build Log... updated 1/19/2018

Link is in the text - you can also use: http://decals.guenstigergeht.net/?language=en

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