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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 05:41 AM GMT+7
Cool !! Nice demo and the truck with its' damaged cargo looks the part as well.
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 07:14 AM GMT+7
Hmmm 🤔 ... There’s sure to be a firey outcome for those ”drums,”
💥💥...💥… 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

—mike

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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 04:42 PM GMT+7
Hmmm...?









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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:48 PM GMT+7
Put me down for p1 and m3 , ......... cool works , ...... no pun intended .
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 01:35 AM GMT+7
Finally I’m DONE, ignoring the weather forecast and lucking out over two intense days this week to shoot Sequences 3 & 4 - six video clips & 85 stills all to be boiled down to a handful of final images. I had a blast...or two...and not a moment too soon, my wife’s about to have an urgent foot operation that forces us to rapidly/temporarily decamp to an apartment with full wheelchair access for 6 to 9 months. It’s not a dio-friendly pad so the enforced sabbatical starts right now, packing already underway.

Provisionally there are around 40 images in total but Post Prod’s stretched & fits pics in when time allows, so we’re some way off a Photo Feature...in fact it’s just too many for a PF. So in a somewhat rushed decision here’s the deal – comic strip. I’ll periodically post photos in this thread, moving through the storyline to completion hopefully before Xmas. Inevitably some will be, or resemble, test shots posted earlier - can’t be helped if I couldn’t do any better. Depending on how it pans out there may be room for a small group of monochromes of unseen + best re-cropped for a New Year Feature.

Grateful thanks to Mike Koenig/165thspc for helping on this project, a Master Photoshopper who saved a number of good-but-compromised images from oblivion & carefully tweaked others. I’ll duly credit those modified images primarily because he deserves it of course, and also because purists might want to know by definition that the other pictures are “as shot”. Modifications were typically for prop-spin/suspension lines but he also magicked away my more glaring constructional/photographic defects.

The storyline was set up in the first couple of pages of this thread so lights down & on with the show. Thanks for staying with me this long, I’m too beat to come up with a killer track involving vehicles so...here’s a jolly ditty from the dark side instead, interpret as you like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb5XXmGqYTY






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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 03:50 AM GMT+7
G'day Tim, and SWMBO,
Here's wishing for a speedy recovery.🤒

The latest photo installments look better than great, they look foe' real!!! Brilliant collaboration, guys! And mercy buckets for another fine musical quiz.🤔 Thank God and geeks for Google Translate!💡🤣

We await your return, so until then ... Hit it boys! ... 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶... 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶...

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 01:14 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mike – haha well the other 50% of the time it’s supposed to be SWMO! Susie says you’re very kind...but I ain’t blowin’ you her kisses. They’re detaching an Achilles, reshaping the bone & er gluing it back on - I say Araldite. Glad you liked In-grid, your riposte rings bells - isn’t it similar to what’s still playing pending the Supremes return...?

Here’s the other 3 selections of Rudel & wingman flapping around looking for targets of opportunity, including my personal favo*rite 1-4







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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 03:21 AM GMT+7
Tim the photos look even brighter and better than they did when they were "visiting" on my computer. Fantastic, Great Job!
Keep 'em coming!
More, more!
Dioramartin
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:56 PM GMT+7
Hey Mike (K) I thought it was just me – I switched the .pngs to .jpgs such as 1-4, possibly as a result it’s a teeny bit blurry compared to your/my master (on my screen anyway) but it does seem more luminous - fantastic job yourself! Viewers should know that my shoddy work on various parts of the canopy (naturally I blame Hasegawa) has been superbly and undetectably corrected by Mike, any other faults you see are all mine. And to be fair the kit was hugely enjoyable to build & paint, all they really missed was some fine detail on the gun pods
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:12 PM GMT+7
Outstanding beginnings Tim! I went back thru the photos again and its almost impossible to tell the canopy's been "touched". Mike you're the man!
Aaand you guys get my vote(s) for best adapted screenplay (pun intended ).
Oh WTH: best foreign film, best visual effects, best animated short, and naturally best film editing - hands down.

Big BRAVISIMO for you dude, thanks for your dedication to finish this one, I know this is a labor of love.

Regards Dave

...and good luck w/ the Mrs' operation too!
Dioramartin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 02:00 AM GMT+7
Thanks Dave, positive review very much appreciated! It was quite a shambolic series of never-ending back-lot scenes & trailers until Mike K came on board & solved the production issues. You should see the two images he’s just sent back to me for Seq 2 – good-but-deeply-flawed turned into beauties, coming to a screen near you next week. Susie says thanks too - more kisses blowing around, should I worry?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 05:34 AM GMT+7
Tim, I have to admit I love what you have done and are still doing - keep it up!

I guess you wife is going to be wheeling around on one of those one legged bicycles that you kneel on. Hope the healing goes quickly. If only I could "retouch" her achilles with Photoshop - that could fix her up real quick.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 06:06 AM GMT+7
Lol!

Tim! ... Step awaaay from the X-Acto knife and the CA. Let the doctors handle it! 😷

—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 01:38 PM GMT+7
It’s OK Mike (F) I’ve already packed away my workshop (sob) & the carving knife just won’t cut it. And Mike (K) yeah I’ve been looking at rehab vehicles and I think I’ve found the perfect solution...



...I think this Kugelpanzer should just fit in the Lift, maybe have to widen some apartment doors, but great all-terrain potential too so we can still go bush-walking and even with a dab of sealant here & there surfing too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCqYALIc4jU
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 05:47 AM GMT+7
And noooow, in opposite corners ... Kugelpanzeeeer!🥊 ... versuuuus ... Panjandruuuum!🥊 ... 🛎 Ding!



No animals allowed on the beach, please!

—mike
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 03:53 PM GMT+7
Ah yes the clip of that thing spinning out of control is priceless...when Churchill said they’d fight them on the beaches he clearly meant the Panjandrum’s crew vs their own equipment. I think the Kugelpanzer would have the edge, although I’m not sure how it was ever going to deploy with no weapon – a phalanx of them squashing the enemy in some kind of mass-pinball attack? Presumably the Panjan’s defence would be to barge the Kugels over onto their sides...that’s an unusual image, a bunch of them slowly rotating horizontally on the battlefield with their occupants dizzied to death

But back to Susie's rehab locomotion - this looks far more practical, Kopczynski’s...er... ground-breaking Walking Wheel design from 1949:



Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 05:42 AM GMT+7












jrutman
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 06:16 AM GMT+7
Very very convincing set of pics !! Cool. You are really getting good at this man.
J
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 07:08 AM GMT+7
That is awesome!!! 💥💥💥💥💥

—mike
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 12:56 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys – the ol’ shot-up Merc dio base came in handy for this backward-looking set. Trying to get movement, wheels off the ground wasn’t altogether successful so I made up a pile of dust from powder-paint next to the jeep & blew down a tube as I took the photo...like Bill I never inhaled
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 01:22 PM GMT+7
Hey Tim - wow!!! Those look great! - all the practice, tests, and experiments have really paid off for you! Now - as for the jeeps - wheels off the ground = almost as much trouble as getting shot at!! Lol - if they evade the shooting, they'll be rock and rolling right into the ditch!! Haha - really excellent Tim and, Mike! The dynamic duo!

Hmm....what will you two do next??

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 01:34 AM GMT+7
Thanks Nick, well my dynamo slipped – I’ve just replaced image 2-6 at Mike’s behest as he’d gone to a lot of trouble to get the distant jeep’s front wheel back on the ground & I’d posted the wrong version. As to what’s next, we’ll just have to call in the agents...lawyers...PR execs, you know what it’s like - sequels seldom work out & we’re not in it for the money. Seeing as there’s a lot of fishing line left, maybe a 1/16th scale Hindenburg at Lakehurst ...
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 04:08 AM GMT+7
Perhaps at 1/16th scale if you made it out of Aluminum powder coated tin foil it would be self-supporting - no strings attached!

Self-supporting AND self-destructive!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:14 PM GMT+7
Good point Mike, and at exactly 50ft long at 1/16th it would only overhang into the neighbo*r’s garden by about 15ft. It’ll need approx 441,000 cubic ft of hydrogen which means around 1,340 “T” cylinders (60” x 9.25” diameter), so not too many trucks parked down the street. The only real problem I can think of is how many lorikeets you’ll have to p/shop out during the ignition sequence...
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 01:40 AM GMT+7