Bofors 40mm 1/16 gpm

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  1. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Hello guys!

    Summer is over and autumn and some indoors activities is to begin :)
    I came across this 1/16 all lasercut model, and just could not resist....
    So I just had to start it at once it arrived in the mail :)

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  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    When you star a model, and produce a part as well as the wheel you just posted, you know your in for a treat!! :)
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  3. josve

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    Put the wheel together and added some paint :)

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That easy eh! :)
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  5. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Another part is ready...this build is actually a lot harder than i first thought...

    First some drawings
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    Part finished but unpainted
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    Then I added the paint...will do some weathering later on
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  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Wow, I almost let this one slip by me. That part does look difficult to make, but you nailed it. Anything you can take such a close up picture of and see no errors is a testament to a great modeler. :)
  7. josve

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    Hello guys :)
    Had a long vacation...but now Im back into modelling.
    Continued the work on the bofors this week, and made the cannon.

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    stay tuned...I will be back :)
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  8. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Paint of is excelent, great work.
  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    X2, that paint, and the ability to give the texture is a desirable skill, TEACH US!! :)
  10. josve

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    this is not the finished result...just kind of a first layer. the paint acted kind of strange and did this spotted look.
    I will paint it again to make the paint cover it all :)
  11. josve

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    Hello guys!

    Did some progress this week :)



    Made the seats...not very hard but they turned out ok.
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    Finished the paint on the cannon. And made the frame for the seats and footholds
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    Gunsights, and the finished frame
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  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I am ABSOLUTELY AMAZED by your work!!!
    It is truly inspirational!!!
  13. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Very Nice!! Don't You just LOVE Laser cut Parts!!
    Wish I could I could play with some ! Too hard to obtain or too expensive to ship to this neck of the woods. One thing I do know dealing with laser and card..it will leave a residue on the surface, from the lamination process and then burning through it.....a light sanding with 1200 > wet/dry or something similar will take care of most of that.
  14. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    WOW! :surprise::surprise::surprise:
    Once it is painted, it no longer looks like paper!
  16. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    You are in your game!! Excellent!! :)
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  17. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Was looking in my stack of models I will get to one-of-these-days and I actually have the GPM Bofors 40mm but it is in that NASTY GPM coloration they tend to do..and of course it is not laser-cut..so I moved it to the BOTTOM of the stack... That way if I ever get to it..maybe people won't remember this excellent version!;)
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  18. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Hah, that's funny. I'll post a picture of this one if you ever start yours!!! :)
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  19. josve

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    Finished the second adjuster

    The drawing
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    Parts to be used
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    Finished white part
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    Painted
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    The used shell slide
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    Beginning to pile up with finished parts now :)
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    More to come
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  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    To see this go from paper, to the "white model" then painted, is quite a treat. The scale of this gun is also excellent!! :)