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Wider Wargaming => Non-Pendraken Stuff => Topic started by: SV52 on 13 September 2018, 11:53:44 AM



Title: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: SV52 on 13 September 2018, 11:53:44 AM
Part of a WIP Red Army force:
(https://i.imgur.com/oUNAWD3.jpg)


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: Sunray on 13 September 2018, 01:15:47 PM
Nice paint job.  It takes a lot of work to get the Zvezda kit looking like this.


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 September 2018, 01:40:22 PM
Very nice indeed


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: petercooman on 13 September 2018, 01:42:41 PM
Good job!

I did one as well a couple years ago.nice kit.

http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,7834.0.html


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: fsn on 13 September 2018, 01:58:40 PM
Nicely done Sir.



On that ... or rather on a slightly different subject ... I like the look where propellor blades are replace by a clear plastic circle - to better emulate the rapid rotation, one assumes.

However, as everyone bar Giotto will attest, circles are not easy. Does anyone have any life-hacks for propellor blade repalcement circles?


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: Techno on 13 September 2018, 03:07:11 PM
Very nice, indeed !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: OldenBUA on 13 September 2018, 03:12:10 PM
Does anyone have any life-hacks for propellor blade repalcement circles?

There are tools for that. A search for rotary circle cutter should find you some. Only need some clear plastic sheet and voilà.


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: Wulf on 13 September 2018, 03:27:45 PM

However, as everyone bar Giotto will attest, circles are not easy. Does anyone have any life-hacks for propellor blade repalcement circles?

Depends on the size of them - you can get various punches & circle cutters for scrapbooking, but the punches don't like plastic and the circle cutters don't work well below a couple of inches diameter (although they can be persuaded).


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: Raider4 on 13 September 2018, 05:01:13 PM
Agreed, very nice. I'm planning on picking up their 1/200 Blenheim next time I'm in the local Antics.

Does anyone have any life-hacks for propellor blade repalcement circles?

Not tried it myself, but years I found this (http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/other/For-Designers/Props.htm).

Cheers, M.
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Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: SV52 on 13 September 2018, 11:34:26 PM
Thanks for the feedback  :)


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: Womble67 on 14 September 2018, 12:03:26 AM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 September 2018, 12:09:15 AM
Nicely done Sir.



On that ... or rather on a slightly different subject ... I like the look where propellor blades are replace by a clear plastic circle - to better emulate the rapid rotation, one assumes.

However, as everyone bar Giotto will attest, circles are not easy. Does anyone have any life-hacks for propellor blade repalcement circles?


I use a ten-baht coin. But a pair of protractors would do too.


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 September 2018, 07:26:31 AM
Oops. dividers.


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: Techno on 14 September 2018, 09:13:54 AM
On that ... or rather on a slightly different subject ... I like the look where propellor blades are replace by a clear plastic circle - to better emulate the rapid rotation, one assumes.
However, as everyone bar Giotto will attest, circles are not easy. Does anyone have any life-hacks for propellor blade repalcement circles?

There are tools for that. A search for rotary circle cutter should find you some. Only need some clear plastic sheet and voilą.

Depends on the size of them - you can get various punches & circle cutters for scrapbooking, but the punches don't like plastic and the circle cutters don't work well below a couple of inches diameter (although they can be persuaded).

Do you want my old circle cutter, Nobby ?

I NEVER use it.....and theoretically it'll cut circles down to 1cm in diameter.....Though I seem to remember, that as Wulf, says.....it plays silly sods, the smaller you try and make the circle !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 September 2018, 09:24:54 AM
What you need is a friendly company with a laser cutter.
Now, where can we find one of those?


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: Techno on 14 September 2018, 03:39:25 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 1/144 Zvezda IL-2 Sturmovik
Post by: Steve J on 14 September 2018, 06:19:53 PM
Nice work 8)