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Offline Steven Robson

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Skoda Howitzer 1916
« on: February 01, 2016, 02:06:03 PM »


German Howitzer 30.5cm manufactured by Skoda 1916   




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« Last Edit: February 01, 2016, 03:22:39 PM by Steven Robson »
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Offline Flugzeugwerke

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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 03:37:56 PM »
Excellent!

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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 04:03:52 PM »
Good Grief Steven!
What a monster!
Luv your paint job. Excellent colour blending too.
What are you going to lob on Kiwiland. Fat Otto.  ;D

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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 04:31:06 PM »
What are you going to lob on Kiwiland. Fat Otto.  ;D

Hey Boggie

just a few 30.5cm shells :)
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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 04:55:34 PM »
Brilliant! Nice shading and weathering

Cheers
Jörg

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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 05:41:08 PM »
Decided to bring out the big guns now! Very nice!

George

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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2016, 05:43:21 PM »
Extremely well done Steven,the painting is superb.

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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2016, 06:33:04 PM »
Hi Steven!
great work all around!
I have this gun in my stack and I'll use some of your pics as a guide!
thank you for sharing!
ciao
Edo

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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2016, 08:24:21 PM »
Excellent Steven, you really like those green colours :) And the metalic is superb....well the whole build is superb!!!
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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2016, 01:35:10 AM »
 Steven,
What a monster you've built my old friend. Outstanding work and beautiful paint my most talented friend. I'm quite impressed with the detail of this kit,it's just awesome.
Highest Regards,
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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2016, 02:17:47 AM »
Truly brilliant work, Stephen!  Makes me want one!  Please don't hit Wellington by mistake.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2016, 07:36:17 AM »
Thanks Justin, Bo, Boggie, Jorg, George, Des, Edo, Alex, Gregory and Bud.  It's great when folk enjoy the shared models.

OK Bud I suppose we can spare Wellington this time around but I've got quite a few more artillery pieces in the stash including the other two Takom kits and a stunning Austro-Hungarian Morser kit from Wiener Modellbau.

Gregory I agree, the detail in the Takom kit is lovely.  I think it's all about executing a, sharp, clean build and the kit just seems to do the rest.  The morser is very sculptural and easy to photograph.  I reckon Des will need to give us some panoramic photos of his Big Bertha when he starts this one.

Edo's build log of the Krupp Morser will be highly subscribed and I think the wing-less section of the forum is a great success.

OK, back to the work bench.

Tally Ho! from Otto



 

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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2016, 06:30:41 PM »
Wow Otto!
That Morser kit is sweet!
What is it? Is it resin? Where one can find it?

In fact, I was a little disappointed with the Skoda gun. From my research it seems that the kit is based on a gun built in 1916, given to Serbia as part of the compensation for WW1, then heavily modified after the war and, after conquering Yugoslavia, reused by Germans during WW 2 (which, actually, is clearly stated on the kit's box  :-\). The main difference to me are the recoli amortizators that in WW1 were above the barrel while in the modified WW2 one they are below it.

Do you have evidences that also the Takom version was used during WW1?

ciao
Edo


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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2016, 09:21:05 PM »
Otto ,

What beautiful work, it looks as though this is the full size morser.

Fantastic to see the model completed.

Are you allowed to have so many WW1 guns under the "Treaty of Versailles"?

What does Heidi say about all this?

Best wishes,

Dave in "Rio" temporarily  :o

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Re: Skoda Howitzer 1916
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2016, 12:20:23 AM »
Very nice, Steven.  It looks real.

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