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Offline gedmundson

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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2021, 11:08:39 PM »
With great thanks to Andreas "Borsos" on our forum I have been able to add an element of accuracy to the officer's uniforms - converting their Pickelhaubs to Kugelhelms. This was the type of headgear worn by the artillery who operated these large guns. Removing the spiked pikes, I replaced them with blobs of putty shaped like the covers that would fit over the more domed tops for the helmets. The figures painted with Vallejo acrylics.
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Gary




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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2021, 12:01:03 AM »
Beautiful work on the figures Gary  :)


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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2021, 03:51:17 AM »
Fantastic conversion on the figures and a breathtaking paintjob especially on the faces of these figures. I can’t wait seeing them posed around the gun on the diorama.
Andreas
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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2021, 11:36:14 AM »
Thanks Alexis and Andreas! Your feedback certainly makes it worthwhile to put up the progress of the build. I finished the project and wanted to share a couple of photos. There's always something else to tweak or correct, but at some point one needs to call it done and move on.
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Gary




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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2021, 03:47:29 PM »
Another fantastic display, Gary. I can’t wait for your next project.

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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2021, 04:17:56 PM »
Gary, your diorama is a gem, as usual!
Everey detail is just perfect: groud work is super, figure painting is just fantastic....
I cannot find superlatives enought...
you make me want to build one.... very inspiring!
ciao
edo

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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2021, 12:23:34 AM »
Wow !

This is your best yet Gary ! The most realistic setting I have seen . Grads on a fantastic display of craftmenship !


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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2021, 07:18:14 AM »
What a monster of a gun!

Haven't commented yet you wonderful figure painting - that is real art! But now all together with figures it is even more impressive.

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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2021, 07:20:12 AM »
That turned out to be just perfect! Great diorama!
Andreas
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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2021, 01:27:47 PM »
Agree - this is superb! Another kit I thought about but was too slow to acquire. While it’s all fantastic, I really like the trees and ground cover. cheers Matt

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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2021, 03:00:46 PM »
Gary, this is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent dioramas I have ever seen.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2021, 03:31:24 PM »
Gorgeous crew for your big gun. The diorama is a gem!
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Offline gedmundson

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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2021, 03:43:11 AM »
Another fantastic display, Gary. I can’t wait for your next project.

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Thanks Kevin - hopefully you won't have to wait too long. My Mk.I female tank project is just wrapping up  ;)
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Gary

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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2021, 03:45:02 AM »
Gary, your diorama is a gem, as usual!
Everey detail is just perfect: groud work is super, figure painting is just fantastic....
I cannot find superlatives enought...
you make me want to build one.... very inspiring!
ciao
edo

Thanks so much, Edo. This was actually quite a difficult model to work on since there is so little info on it. Glad you found it inspiring!
Cheers,
Gary

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Re: Takom 42cm Big Bertha
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2021, 03:47:08 AM »
Wow !

This is your best yet Gary ! The most realistic setting I have seen . Grads on a fantastic display of craftmenship !


Alexis

Thank you for that, Alexis - I'm so happy this little vignette has been well received  ;D
Cheers,
Gary