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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #15 on: 01 Feb , 2010, 17:19 »
Hi Siara

What are the markings on the right front and the back left?

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #16 on: 02 Feb , 2010, 01:02 »
Hi Siara

What are the markings on the right front and the back left?

Early war markings for the second anti aircraft battalion  of 24 panzer division.

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #17 on: 02 Feb , 2010, 01:32 »
Is that the small icon on the front right (that looks like a horse ???) for the 2nd anti aircraft battalion?

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #18 on: 02 Feb , 2010, 01:54 »
The one with the horse is the divisional marking.
One with the 2 is for the anti aircraft battalion. ;)

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #19 on: 02 Feb , 2010, 10:22 »
Thanks Siara! Do you know why they used a horse for the divisional mark; Did the other divisions used animal icon also?

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #20 on: 02 Feb , 2010, 14:24 »
I just taken in the delivery of the softbox tent, and few new lights in order to improve the pictures.
Hope it works. ;D

White filter for grey`s, followed by filter for tri tonal camo (just the hue)
Folowed by the neutral wash.
Started paint wear.



Simon- just google german panzer division markings- it should give you idea. The variety is so vast.

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #21 on: 02 Feb , 2010, 14:39 »
Hi Simon, the 24th Panzer Division was formed from the 1st Cavalry Division in late 1941.  The horse denotes the division's cavalry roots.  I few other divisions in the Heer has animals as division symbols, I have a couple of references on divisonal markings.  If you are interested I can look up the other divisions with animal divisional markings.

Ernest

Thanks Siara! Do you know why they used a horse for the divisional mark; Did the other divisions used animal icon also?

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #22 on: 02 Feb , 2010, 14:43 »
Siara, the car is looking awesome dude!  I really like the markings and the fender markers.  The filters are working quite nicely for you also.  Excellent application on your part my friend.

By the way, I'm finished with my Albatros DVa and have posted some pictures in the "Luftwaffe" section.  I'd be interested in hearing your comments.

Ernest

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #23 on: 02 Feb , 2010, 18:20 »
Siara,

Your paint and finishing techniques are really superb.  Thanks for sharing, I am learning a great deal about painting from your posts!  Very inspirational and gives me confidence to try new things.  Paint and finishing (washes, dry brushing, weathering) have always been difficult for me.  I am worried something will go wrong that will spoil all of the work that went before the painting!

Cheers,

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #24 on: 02 Feb , 2010, 18:48 »
Hi Simon, the 24th Panzer Division was formed from the 1st Cavalry Division in late 1941.  The horse denotes the division's cavalry roots.  I few other divisions in the Heer has animals as division symbols, I have a couple of references on divisonal markings.  If you are interested I can look up the other divisions with animal divisional markings.

Ernest

Thanks Siara! Do you know why they used a horse for the divisional mark; Did the other divisions used animal icon also?

Thanks Ernest for the information. I could not work why they used a horse for a anti aircraft battalion.

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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #25 on: 02 Feb , 2010, 23:39 »
I agree with Bill, well said Bill - well done Siara
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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #26 on: 02 Feb , 2010, 23:40 »
Ahh, I got a softbox, am using a bit at work, but outside - I think it's better with lights, what's your take on using it?
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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #27 on: 03 Feb , 2010, 17:08 »
Rokket i have 2 fotografic lights with the softbox as a set. All nicely folds into the carry bag. Real good tool.


Bumper brackets made from scratch- the kit brackets were so thick.
Half of the front bumper was replaced by beer can, an mangled.
Painted using the hairspray technique with base color showing through.
Couple of rivets were made for each bumper from sewing pins turned flat in the dremel tool.




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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #28 on: 05 Feb , 2010, 16:52 »
wow, that really looks real, must experiment and practice (fter learning) with filters!
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Re: Opel Olympia Bronco 1/35 (German Sentry diorama)
« Reply #29 on: 06 Feb , 2010, 14:34 »
Very nice work so far. A nice touch using the beer can as part of the fender.