dhorn
May 3, 2017

Kurt's RSO Tractor and Nebelwerfer

23 comments

Kurt sent me these pictures to upload to the forum.

The RSO cab...

 

The Nebelwerfer weathered...

 

Peter Zalesak
May 3, 2017

More from Kurt. The RSO's body...

Jig for the tarp

Forming the tarp

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Zalesak
May 6, 2017

Kurt, can you please explain how you did the tarp?

Paul Wilsford
May 13, 2017

This looks real nice, Kurt

FFL
Sep 16, 2017Edited: Sep 16, 2017

I apologize for taking so long to respond but here we go. The tarp is made of a square of kleenex that will ultimately have a watered-down white glue brushed on it during the forming process. Initially I set up the forming-jig for the tarp that duplicated the size and measure of the bows on the tractor bed that support the tarp. My first attempt this process was to soak the kleenex in a shallow tray thay had the diluted glue mixture in it. This was a very messy failure. The primary reason was that the soaked kleenex was very fragile and tore easily. The procedure I finalized on was forming a small section of the dry kleenex over the forming jig then, with a #1/2 square ended brush, applied the glue while holding and forming it. I used this method of forming and gluing the rest of the tarp. I let the glue dry for a day or so. The jig-bows were made of a cut coat hanger. My thought was that it was a larger diameter than the plastic kit bows that the tarp would be going over thus allowing an easier fitment to the model. Removal of the tarp from the jig was done carefully, loosening small sections of the tarp from each of the jig-bows so the tarp would not be damaged. The actual length that the tarp hung over the edge of the bed was cut before painting. The painting was done with acrylics. BUT i did learn that the pait should be put on very sparingly as you do not want to resoften the tarp. After the initial acrylic paint was done, I sealed it with dullcoat before shading with oil paints started. After the oils were done I called it done.

 

 

 

 

 

FFL
Sep 16, 2017Edited: Sep 16, 2017

I have been working on the weathering process for the tractor and nebelwerfer. The diorama will be a winter setting thus my first attempt at winter white wash camo.

 

 

 

I will post more progress reports shortly. I have been working on mud for the vehicles, metal tracks and a dio base. I have also started my 1950's club build. I will put one tease pic up.

Deb calls it my 'cake'.

Paul Wilsford
Sep 17, 2017

The dio looks as if it is coming along nicely, Kurt.

FFL
Sep 17, 2017

Thank you Paul.

FFL
Oct 13, 2017

 

Slow progression, but progress any ways. Getting the RSO chassis in place and 'mudded' in. The cab and cargo bed are ready to attach to the chassis. The werfer tubes are ready for final installation. Water has been added to the junkyard of spent shipping tubes.

I am still working on the 2 werfer crew figures. It is taking me some time as they are the first figures I have attempted. Learning!

Peter Zalesak
Oct 13, 2017

This is looking great. Can't wait to see the finished product.

FFL
Oct 14, 2017

Thanks for checking it out.

FFL
Oct 31, 2017

 

Theses are the figures going into the dio. This is the first time I have ever attempted figures. I learned alot and have alot more to learn. They still need a final wash and finish. Holster and bread pouch to be installed. The cab and bed have been glued in place on the RSO chassis.

FFL
Nov 1, 2017

 

 

Peter Zalesak
Nov 1, 2017

Looking great! Will we be seeing this at the next meeting?

FFL
Nov 1, 2017

More likely the XB-49 will be ready for meeting time. Thanks for checking it out.

Court Hughes
Nov 9, 2017

Love that tractor Kurt.

 

greg.kittinger
Nov 13, 2017

looking fantastic!

FFL
Nov 13, 2017Edited: Dec 6, 2017

More controlled snow today in the classroom. The snow is a product by Precision Snow and Ice. Check out their tutorial videos on Y-Tube. Thanks

FFL
Nov 20, 2017

 

Still have fiddly bits to go and some touch-up to do before it is completed.

 

 

 

FFL
Nov 20, 2017Edited: Nov 20, 2017

Should have it ready for next meeting.

 

Paul Wilsford
Nov 20, 2017

Everything seems to be nebeling along just werfingly, Kurt.

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