What did you do in your modeling workshop today?

Leitkreuz.

I think there is a little lamp in the mittle illuminating the white cross.
Shows where the rear end of the vehicle ahead of you is when driving
in blackout conditions.

Edit: Checked the facts. There is indeed alittle lamp in there and the
shielding around it has four openings so that ligh only shines on the
four arms of the cross.

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Thanks Robin. I posted the exact same term once in the Ukraine thread and got pilloried….

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What on earth for?

The name Tarnleitkreuz is also used, don’t know which one is the most common or official.
I think the official term is Leitkreuz.

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Ist the HMS Ark Royal from Merit

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Put the decals on a neglected Kubelwagen build.

Trying to close out as many builds as I can.

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In Dutch it is called “volgkruis” (followcross). I thought all NATO countries used it.
In the army they teached us it is derived from a deer behind. The yong deer will follow it,s mum in the dark by the black and white uh uh bu**.

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BeobPzArt M113 GA1/2 Is ready for primer.

Next up M113 A1 G ABRA/RATAC Radar Panzer.

At least this one is mostly square, the last one wasn’t.

Test fitting to check for tolerance stacking, not bad.

This is a weird one

pictures for discussion purposes only


Edited to add:

The kit is actually for an A2 version, but I’m going to back date to an A1 like the one pictured above

With all these way cool 3D prints from Micro Cosmos, including the wacky rear antenna mount and early Bundeswehr M113 tail lights.

Better shot of the antenna mount and tail lights… Later generator on an A1

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Headlights okay?
Yes, the seam … I know … Macro and flash kills always … :roll_eyes:

Nearly there … :slightly_smiling_face: Only some decals and the hand rails are still missing. The vinyl tracks from the kit were a little bit warped, this is the best I can do. The joints are under the third roller. I hope, I can flatten that with some “dusting” in the end.

Next update should be the finished M 48 … :crossed_fingers:

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Headlights look good to me. Nice work overall.

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The M48 looks good overall. A couple things though. The headlights are the same on both sides, ie. the right is clear, and left is IR lens (black).

Also, the tow cables should not be bright metal. The ends should be the same green as the tank. The cable could also be green, or a very dark metal color, like the gunmetal on the .50 cal barrel or the track color.

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Yup; white light on the left; IR/Blackout Drive on the right.

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British MOD Land Rovers have only white painted rear differential , No cross .

Today i shoot some better Pics of the 262 tank …

And working only at the named Ex MOD Defender , brake problems took me away from the modell Bench .
Maybe i continue the BIG masking tape job on my 1:72 scale B17 , tomorrow i think of went to the shop and get some white rattle can :wink:. How many corners have this flying fortress ???




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Thanks Gino! :+1: I still can correct that. The tow cables are painted in darkened steel colour (Revell 91) but I see what I can do here also.

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My apologies. I wasn’t paying attention when I posted the earlier style head lamp assemblies.

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AND over the weekend I started on the Revell 1/48 B-17G getting most of the flight deck assembled



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Seat belts, gearbox positioning, looking how the rest is going to go.

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Finally finished one during the winter. 1/35 Dragon T-34 Mod. 1940 with Tankraft 3D printed tracks. Figure is from Tamiya.





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Today the Dragon 251/23’s sides were built…

…after much praying, consulting with psychics, a phone call to Tom Cruise & Oprah Winfrey plus test fitting, they were glued into place…

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No worries! :slightly_smiling_face: I can correct that.

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Looks like a slightly smiling frog …
Sorry …

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