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Offline gedmundson

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Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« on: November 07, 2019, 10:24:32 PM »
Good day folks, here's a side project I'm working on as well as my Great War aircraft. I'm very much into AFV modelling, and started building Panzer Concepts 1/35 resin kit of the 28cm Bruno railway gun as used in World War One. The particular one I'm building was referred to as the "Amiens Gun", captured by the Australians during that conflict. For a size comparison, I've included the Takom 1/35 21cm Morser (yet another current project) in one of the photos.

The railway gun will take a very long time to complete, and is an ideal retirement project for these long Canadian winters we've just entered :-) When finished, the model should measure out at over 2 feet long on it's rail line base.
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Gary






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Re: Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 11:54:34 PM »
Ow...nice!

Looks indeed like a lot of work in the pipeline. :o

I'll follow this for sure!

Robin  :)
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Re: Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 09:29:22 AM »
Wow! Great looking kit. Pretty sure that barrel is on display at the Australian War Memorial here in Canberra (along with a morser).

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Re: Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 11:05:25 AM »
Looking forward to seeing that huge beauty come to life.

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Re: Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 04:15:15 PM »
There was a 1/3 scale model of Bruno at Peter Jackson's Great War exhibition at The Dominion Museum in Wellington, New Zealand. Sadly the exhibition closed a while back

















I don't know how authentic the model's camouflage is - however it was in a section of the exhibition dealing specifically with camouflage and PJ is known for getting details right...
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Re: Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 04:41:12 PM »
Cool subject, Gary. Iwas not aware of the fact that such big railway guns were used in WWI, too. Very interesting!
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Re: Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 11:30:32 AM »
James - thanks for those amazing photos. That was an excellent exhibit, and I can sure use the scheme for reference. Although my model will have this camo pattern, it will be more subdued in colour and well weathered.
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Gary

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 07:45:30 PM »
it will be more subdued in colour and well weathered.

Good idea....it looks a bit like....


an M&M camo ;D

Robin
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Re: Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2019, 07:03:02 AM »
Looks like an awesome kit! I am looking forward to following along with your progress!
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Re: Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 03:01:16 AM »
A couple of photos of some progress here. Plenty of test fitting needed on this model. Piecing together the left side platform support using brass rod and tubing, these supports will be permanently fixed when all is seen to line up straight. The jack mounts are now complete and build into delicate replicas. The hinges are being held temporarily with copper & brass wire too. Clean up on the castings is quite a workout. I find the copper soldering clips invaluable for the test-fitting.
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Gary




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Re: Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2019, 06:33:52 AM »
An impressive piece of artillery and a railway car: something really worth to follow at all costs.
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2019, 12:49:33 AM »
Looking impressive, and intimidating all at the same time!
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Re: Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2020, 09:14:54 AM »
After finally receiving two new sets of correct-dimension sides for the trucks from BJ at Panzer Concepts, I've been back working on this behemoth. Progress is slow and painful on this model. Most of the brake connections have been temporarily pinned together so I know everything fits before applying the crazy glue...



Cheers,
Gary

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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2020, 09:39:18 AM »
Really looking awesome! It is obviously a complicated kit but you are mastering the construction well.
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Re: Panzer Concepts 28cm "Bruno" W.W.1
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2020, 07:33:43 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement Rick! This one is sure not a "walk in the park" like those WnW kits  ;)

I'll be on this one for a good part of this year. Here's a shot of one of the completed trucks.




Cheers,
Gary