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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by PanzerProfile, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. PanzerProfile

    PanzerProfile New Member

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    Since I like to make combat diorama's, I sometimes come across having to wreck a model so it can go for a tank that's been destroyed or at least been shot at. I have only two now, I shall post pics soon. I used two Shermans which I got from my borther, it were a couple of his first kits and therefore techinically screwups. With a little of cutting here and there and ofcourse painting, they look sweet like crashed shermans.
    Has any of you got experience with this?
     
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    My Sherman that I had been working on incedently got wasted by my dog a few days ago. Perhapse I should mail it to you so you can use it in a future diorama?
     
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    lol, well if you could do that, yeah :p 8)
    your dog crashed your tank? That's a pity. Is there much left of it?
     
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    It liiks like both sides of the tank have been penetrated about 5 times in the pattern of a dogs teeth. One track is snapped, and the turret poped off.
     
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    And what did you do to your dog after that? Bite him back? :grin:
     
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    I cried.
     
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    there is no shame on crying, i did it when i loose my whole colection :oops: :( :(
     
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    that i can understand... how many barrels of tears did it take you to got over it? :cry:
     
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    Like, 3 or something.
     
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    Never model near animals or small children... :cry: :angry:
     
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    I always model near animals, they've never hurt my models. My mother has though...

    Shoved my Mosquito off the table. Each of the front 4 machinge guns broke off... :cry:
     
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    Mothers are definitely the biggest threat to models. I remember my mother allmost annihilated my plane collection which was hanging from the ceiling. She simply "had to wash the ceiling, it was dirty".
     
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    Family in general is a bit risky. I remember coming back from holiday. An uncle had stopped in the house for a couple of days while we were away and unfortunately one of my young cousins got at a couple of my planes. He snapped off the tail wings of a JU87 and a Mosquito. In my uncles haste to conceal the crime he glued the wrong wing tips onto each plane. Took me a good hour to figure out why something looked wrong.

    My first model Spitfire went to its maker when an overloaded shelf collapsed on it.

    Other than those two events the only danger my models faced was my general cack-handedness.
     
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    well these sort of things are exactly what I'm talking about. But i now started to use these damaged models for battle dioramas and they actually turn out quite useful. Let's say I give em a second chance.
     
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    Recycling damaged models makes sense.
    Far more economical than buying a specialist 'battle-damaged' kit!

    I have a drawer full of crashed planes awaiting restoration, and a tub full of 'bits' that have come off models still 'on display'.

    :roll:
     
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    yeah youcan try to repair them, too! But that is mostly with planes. When talking tanks I think it's better to use them anyhow elsewhere, certainly when repairing would look awful :-?
     
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    Gee, now I got myself a Stug 3 and a tiger as well for Destroyed tank modelling.. too bad I have no american tanks as counterparts.
     
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    Hey,
    I got some pictuers of one of my Destroyed Shermans.Here they come:
    1. Next to the elefant.
    2. In detail.
     

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