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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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BR 52 Kriegsdampflokomotive 1/35 Scratched
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 11:26 AM UTC
Haha,
No, as gun laws are super strict here and I do not own a license to be allowed to own a gun, the barrel is filled with stuff, so it is demilitarized 😭😭😭. Would be fun though punching holes with the Mauser. I shot a friend's Mauser in Canada, while we were hunting beavers and deer, quite a 💥 bang.

The G10 is no resin btw. It was fairly priced I thought, but considering its abysmal quality, it is massively overpriced. I am eagerly waiting for the Thunder Models G10! (Sadly LZ Models only got it in resin... and I am no resin fan) but luckily Libor supplied all his info to TM! I hope he gets a cut of TM's earnings!
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 07:12 PM UTC
Great work – I’ve never seen a built-up Ironside (resin?) kit before, all I remember is they were very expensive kits (in Oz anyway) years ago. Lots of dirt & grime to come? Nice workbench, now I see that essential modeller’s tool – the Mauser rifle. So that’s how you made those holes in the BR52 chassis
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 02:46 AM UTC
While the train is waiting, the G10 is falling together. The IRONSIDE kit is quite bad, despite apparently being a new remake of the old one... after some layers of paint it looks ok, however I guess. It will be good for the background and just as some stuff for the rear of the dio and it is also good to try my 2 new airbrushes and colours.
Panzergrey primer and some lighter grey. Later I sprayed white on the larger surfaces, but I had not taken a picture, however. Not sure if it passes the the critical viewers' standards.

The first 2 layers of Rotbraun:

I will mask the red parts once painting the final layer onto the frame and roof.
And finally the messy workbench
Hope you like it,
Prost, beer time now,
/Stefan
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:52 AM UTC
Thanks guys.
I got some parts done but ordered way too few bolts and screws, so need to wait for new shipments and my little nephew takes a lot of my spare time into his possession ^^.
Trying to get the reviews finished, then back to the train.
Madhatter, sucks, I was wondering what had happened since you suddenly disappeared. Glad to know that you are here, will pm you.
/Stefan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:05 AM UTC
Was ist staerker als ein lokomotiv? Ein lokomohoch!!
Awesome job so far. Beautiful workmanship and attention to detail.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 08:51 AM UTC
Hi Stefan!
It's great to see this coming along. I'm sorry I couldn't comment any more on Brit Modeller but I got booted due to a dispute with an over zealous administrator.
Any who, such is life.
Your work continues to inspire and personally, I'd consider this build to be a good source of reference material
Must go, but will be stopping in here to see how things are going
Bye for now
Si
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 10:17 PM UTC
Stef - First time thru the pgs of this impressive build, and can only admire your dedication and determination. Not a loco guy, (well maybe back in the day ) but your detailed descriptions, info, and progress are much appreciated!
Makes one want to read up a bit on the "Age of Steam".

Beautiful use of mixed media, and the "if it ain't right, redo it!" approach is admired as well. Not your everyday subject matter either.
Looking frwd to how you advance the painting stage and the start of the diorama!

Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 01:55 PM UTC

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Thx for the kind words Colin. I am waiting for the nuts and bolts now. as I already got 580 holes predrilled, so it will take some time... Still some missing, but I might just nor predrill them as they are hidden inside the frame.



580 holes pre-drilled!? Holy crap! You have the patience of a saint. I tip my hat to you sir.



I am actually not, which is why a flying baseball had smashed the tender previously and in the aftermath had to be repaired. This "kit" is a good practice for patience however😂.
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 07:07 PM UTC

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Thx for the kind words Colin. I am waiting for the nuts and bolts now. as I already got 580 holes predrilled, so it will take some time... Still some missing, but I might just nor predrill them as they are hidden inside the frame.



580 holes pre-drilled!? Holy crap! You have the patience of a saint. I tip my hat to you sir.
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:43 PM UTC

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Wow, great work Stef!


Thx for the kind words Colin. I am waiting for the nuts and bolts now. as I already got 580 holes predrilled, so it will take some time... Still some missing, but I might just nor predrill them as they are hidden inside the frame.
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:00 PM UTC
Wow, great work Stef!
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 08:00 PM UTC
Tim, the round cutouts keep the steel stronger as there are no corners. A rectangle will always have a weak point at 4 edges and corners. As such, round recesses are always, structurally speaking, stronger and needed to save weight without having weak corners.

The plans are from 1953, German originals translated for the Russian Ministry of Transportation. As such, many pages are not useful, as they show post-war Russian TE3 modifications, some are for bar and others for plate frames. It takes time to read all the Russian stuff, but it is quite straightforward and the good and structured nomenclature from the Russian's side, helps. Sadly the German museum did not hand out their drawings, I need to wait till I am in Berlin again to inspect them at the archives. As I don't like Berlin, it will not happen soon, been there twice this year already and that's enough.
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 12:47 PM UTC

Hi Stefan - Ouch it always hurts the most self-destructing, commiserations, and Ouch all those round-cornered frame openings again – I vaguely wonder why they were designed so if economy/simplicity was the aim? Also noticed you’re working from Cyrillic plans...relics from East Germany? Anyway delighted you’ve got this er back on the rails too
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 02:53 AM UTC

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Impressive update as always !
J



Cheers there, it is kind of a slow progress^^.
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 07:54 PM UTC
Impressive update as always !
J
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 04:47 PM UTC
Good day foolks,
During late fall, I began working on the 52 again.
The engine saw some major modifications and adjustments. I had to scrap and bin old parts and especially the whole frame, as yet more faults and deficiencies were discovered. Also much of my early bad work had to be trashed as it was just too bad and awful to look at. As such, the ash pan is being built anew, as is the whole cabin, as it is totally warped. Despite heating it and trying to bend it into shape, it is impossible to use the kit cabin (which is actually of very good quality and the only kit part that is correct and good).

Back to the frame:
Sadly, the kit frame does not resemble this at all.


As the support beam L-lip is by far too wide and wrong, the interior support structure is missing completely and the general shape is sadly also off (mixed plate and bar frame stuff).

Off to the drawing board:



A 3D frame view:

Redesgining the cabin floor, adjusting it for internal floor heating pipes and adjusting the shape.

The new frame parts, not yet all done, but getting there.



This now includes the new coupling support block, which holds the weight of the 1200ton train being pulled at 65km/h. The weight is held by one single bolt and steel bar, as opposed to 3 (1 main + 2 additional safety ones were standard for the BR50, but to save weight, labour and materials, safety was neglected during the war!)
The two holes to each side were the ones for the safety rods (BR50).
Ohne Titel by Blaubar, auf Flickr

It is quite an enjoyable build. Sadly, the kit was wasted, hwoever.
Prost
/Stefan
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 07:49 PM UTC
I have moved my modelling chamber into the basement now,
as such, work will be easier and the background rather constant and not all over the house as it used to be. It is still basic compared to many mancave pictures I have seen, but it is good enough for me.

The laid tracks would be the length of the engine. While thinking about the dio and the arrangements, I have continued work on some vehicles which will go along with it for sure.
The HL42 TRM for the Waffentrager is getting closer to completion and I have begun spraying the hull partially with primer.


Turns out, it needs some fixing before continuing.


Have a good day, comments and ideas as always welcome.
Prost
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:25 PM UTC
Ok, thanks there mate!
Glad you like it. It's taking a long time but I ill do some more work on it this week.
/Stefan
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 06:32 PM UTC
Nice progress as usual. I don't know if you use them in Germany but here we have a lot of air powered tools like nail guns and socket wrenches. I bought an inexpensive compressor from the big hardware store. It works great. I think anything from the hobby world is always more expensive.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:45 PM UTC
D'day,
Still looking for compressor info if anyone with ideas is going through the trouble and reading this.
Just a tiny bit of progress, some more parts were added and I continued adding paint to the front of the frame.
From below

From above


Have a good one. What do you think?
/Stefan
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:42 PM UTC
Good day together,

I have become to realise now need to buy an air pressure thing for a spray gun/airbrush, as I have none. Any Compressor or Airbrush suggestions?
As there will be engines to follow and tanks to be added to the diorama, brush painting it all will probably not be possible and would not lead to good results?!!?
Any ideas or help would be appreciated.
Cheers,
/Stefan
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 04:19 PM UTC
Kenneth, that's what forums are for I guess. I read up most of this in books in the recent two years and a friend on milmod taught me a lot! Glad you like it.
Tim, welcome. I just ordered acnew book about steam technology ^^, more to come.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 09:40 AM UTC
Stefan thanks & great tutorial, now I get it! And it explains something I almost hadn’t realized I’d noticed with real locos, the rush coming out of the funnel doesn’t always look like just smoke.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 04:04 AM UTC
Its wonderful what you can learn on this forum,great stuff.