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1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« on: November 17, 2014, 06:30:15 pm »
Hi everyone
It's been a while since I last posted anything here but now I have something worth while showing - the Trumpeter 1/35 BR-52 in a self-designed forest splinter scheme
It took me 9 months with a 2 month break to build a sci-fi ship in between
This is the first time I have ever built a steam engine and it'll also be my last!
Before I began this, I read all about the issues with this kit and soon realised that none of the issues mentioned were overstated.
It really is a pig of a kit with serious mold shift and ejector pin marks EVERYWHERE!
I used the LZ models resin parts and Eduard "Big Ed" PE set for the missing details and some scratch building here and there
The cab did have an SMD light inside but I accidentally shorted it out last night, so it is not more.  Which is a shame because it looks really good (IMHO)
I am really happy with how it's turned out overall and IMO, it's my best work to date. It still needs figures but they'll come along when it's time to build the dio I have in mind for it. For the moment though, I used the kit supplied base but added my own ballast to it and some greenery for interest.  I had a b***h of a time getting the rails to sit on the ties and in some cases, it didn't.
This is my own fault for adding the ballast before I inserted the sleepers. On the K5, I'll do it in reverse and add the sleepers before the ballast.
The 2cm flakvierling gun on the back of the tender is quite an intricate model really. I probably should weather it, but I like the contrast it gives the engine.
The original back story I had in mind is the engine had just come back from the front (which explains the dirtiness of it) and has gone
to pick up the K5. As added support, a new flak gun was placed on the tender. Once the dio is all done, I'll add small things to it like chains etc. to give it some more interesting things to look at :)
This is not a kit for a beginner! On more than one occasion, it almost ended up in the drawer of doom but I persevered and it's now done
A link to the WIP is here: http://madhatterscaleworks.blogspot.com.au/

Thanks for looking





























Well, that's it for now.  Thanks again for looking

Kind regards

MH

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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 06:38:04 pm »
Wow...what a beautiful job on that one ! Are you sure it's not the real thing ?

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Gorgeous. Off to view the build thread ! :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2014, 01:46:59 am »
That may have been a pig of a kit but you made a superb job of it.  :thumbsup: :bow:

The gun looks a trifle incongruous perched up there on the tender, and I bet the crew un-manned it pretty darn quick when the loco crew were re-coaling and re-watering  ;D but it's the sort of thing that happened in wartime.
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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014, 03:58:42 am »
HEHEHE - yeah, between that, the hot ashes from the engine and low bridges, I wouldn't want to be a crew member on that gun! Ii still need to add welded eye pads for the chains to secure the gun in place - but I'll do that at a later stage - like when I build the diorama I have in mind for it
thanks for the kind posts fellas - it's greatly appreciated  :cheers:
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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2014, 06:35:40 am »
Fantastic, really well done  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2014, 06:48:39 am »
That is tremendous work  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2014, 10:25:35 am »
Beauty!

I have a question regarding the train itself. What was the purpose of the two panels that are on each side of the forward end of the boiler? I've seen them on trains before but can't fathom what their use is.


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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2014, 10:32:41 am »
Beauty!

I have a question regarding the train itself. What was the purpose of the two panels that are on each side of the forward end of the boiler? I've seen them on trains before but can't fathom what their use is.


Chris

The panels are there to cause turbulence that "lifts"  the smoke up and away from the drivers line of vision. On some occasions they actually work.

On a different matter, when I first glanced at this, I thought it said B-52  and wondered what the wingspan of the model would be.  Having looked at it properly, I'm very impressed.  However, I'd not like to crew the weapon when the engine went through a tunnel.....you could either lose you head or suffer asphixiation
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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2014, 11:36:36 am »
Thanks, Rheged.



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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2014, 12:44:31 pm »
That is bloody brilliant.
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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2014, 06:51:57 pm »
Now that's awesome!  :bow:
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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2014, 01:06:09 am »
Beauty!

I have a question regarding the train itself. What was the purpose of the two panels that are on each side of the forward end of the boiler? I've seen them on trains before but can't fathom what their use is.


Chris

They're blinkers, like on horses.  They stop the train being spooked if something suddenly jumps up at the side of the track.
German trains are notoriously highly strung.
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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2014, 12:57:50 pm »
Absolutely awesome paint job ...a annoying model to paint at the best of times but you pulled it off beautifully
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The only concern is how clean the Flakvierling is but thats it ..nice man ,,super nice  ;D

Hahahahahaha Zenrat ,,that is funny as hell ..

Chris ... those are smoke deflectors ...they bounce the smoke away from the boiler and the cab .

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Re: 1/35 trumpeter BR-52 in splinter!
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2014, 03:17:55 pm »

They're blinkers, like on horses.  They stop the train being spooked if something suddenly jumps up at the side of the track.
German trains are notoriously highly strung.


HAHAHAHA!

thanks very much guys for the kind posts - very much appreciated
Yeah - the flakvierling probably does look like it needs dirtying up a bit - but I did keep it clean because I wanted it to resemble a new one - not an over used one. I also like the contrast against the well used engine. I still need to add chains to it and welded on eye pads to show the flak gun actually secured to the tender as opposed to just sitting there, but I will do that later on
It should be mentioned that this is my very first ever armour subject (excluding the Aliens APC - but that doesn't count because it's not real), so mistakes in weathering are bound to be present. Thanks for the input and I shall endeavour to fix it up a bit