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Old 01-10-2005, 07:15 PM
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hi guys this is a kubel i'm currently working on (anyway i have to put it aside for awhile as a serious one is enterring my benchtop tomorrow ... more to come soon !)



the front fender totally rebuild from lead foil




the rear brake lines in place






the front steering and brake lines




the rear fender


actually the building for this one is finished and the base paint is done, but i will have to wait for weathering it ... so much projects .... sooo little time !

here are the last pictures i took very quickly tonight after putting in place the tarp (well ... its remains in fact )











i am working from the famous picture of a kubel crossing the Seine River in Rouen on one of the last bridges during the retreat from Normandy.

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Old 01-11-2005, 02:26 AM
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Hi,
looks very nice. How did you bend lead foil to those curves or is it made in two parts?

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Old 01-11-2005, 05:21 AM
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Amazing work using the foil Franck. I can never get it to cooperate when I try to replicate features with it.

Looks like this is going to be a little gem!
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:29 AM
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:37 AM
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thanks guys for your comments.

the foil was bended following the stamped method :

i took the kit parts as a master then i apply the foil over it. I then take a tooth pick shaped rounded and slowly and carefully i bend the foil mm by mm. the front fender took me about 15 minutes to obtain the good shape without any dent in it.
once shaped i take an all brand new X Acto blade and i cut the excess.

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Old 01-11-2005, 11:22 AM
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hi guys here is a little update after the work from yesterday night .... i guess that finally i will give a quick go to finish the kubel ...












what i've done here is :

applied a dark wash
paint chipping
a first coat of dust with dried MMP powders

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Old 01-11-2005, 01:12 PM
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Awsome stuff FRank.. what kind of foil do you pro's use when doing this stuff.. like kitchen cooking foil?

VBench's are cool Frank.. better than newsgroup posts.. cause all your stuff is in one thread.. going forward.. easier to navigate.. I'm sure we'll be visiting your posts frequently!!!

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Old 01-11-2005, 01:19 PM
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hey Charlie,

well i'm not sure if "pro" is really a word depicting me but ... i will take the compliment

for lead foil i use something really dedicated to over 21 years old modelers :
the foils that are around the wine bottles .... 2 pleasures in one finally just drink the wine AFTER the scale modelling session hehehehe

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Old 01-11-2005, 02:15 PM
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Boy, that Kubel has seen better days!

Looks great Franck, amazing how much work you can do is so little time. I wish I could do the same.
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Old 01-11-2005, 03:53 PM
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This looks real nice Frank, you seem to have really mastered the use of the pigment powders, I know that your work in the Model mag articles has inspired me to use them. They, (the articles) have been a major reference for this 251/9 I'm doing. I was hesitant to get into them until recently although I did have a couple of small jars of some stuff I picked up years and years ago before Mig even brought his out. I got them while browsing through a Train oriented model shop. I think they have been using the stuff before us armour guys. Thanks for sharing.
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