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Dragon's 1/6 FLAK 38

Postby RedRoo » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:12 am

:superlglue: I attempted this model with the intention of competing with it at the QMHE last year, and when I submitted it for scrutiny and classification, I was laughed at. :angry-banghead:

:whistle: When I did get to position the diorama, it was placed where no one could really see it and it really %$^&*(^$# me off. :angry-banghead:

I even scratch built the "Field Oven" from a photo I saw on the net when I was researching the use of the Flak 38 in the field.

I sourced the various bits and pieces from doll house suppliers, the uniforms, clothing and insignia from some yank suppliers.

I did have a good time building the whole thing.

And, due to the size of the model, it just screamed for some extra detailing.

So, here are some pics of the extras I did.

Hope you like it. !!!!
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The figures I used were dressed in what was depicted in the period photos I found while researching .
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I spent a pile of money (as we do) on the extra bits and pieces, like the range finder, helmets, clothing and cans of "Snow"
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The gun sight was a lot of fun and it turned out rather well, considering there was very little info or pics of the sight on the web, so I did the best I could.
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The rear view of the sight
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This is the stove and the food I put there and the eggs are just some white paint with a dab of yellow paint on top, but it looked the real deal
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The netting was from a pack of fresh garlic and the cage is heated and bent plastic rod.
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The whole diorama was of a winter scene of a flak gun emplacement next to a grass runway, "somewhere near the Russian front".
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Re: Dragon's 1/6 FLAK 38

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:50 am

Looks pretty good to me, but I guess it was the "Action Men" that gave the wrong impression for a model comp ?

Snow scenes are really difficult, but you did a great job :clap: :clap: :clap:

Wins a K from me :clap:
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Re: Dragon's 1/6 FLAK 38

Postby RedRoo » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:50 am

Thanks Mark, and I do agree.

The "Action " figures still don't make their mark any more, I guess we can blame GI Joe for that LOL

But thanks for the award mate. !!! That's more than I got from the judges at the comp !!
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Re: Dragon's 1/6 FLAK 38

Postby casper » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:16 am

Nice looking Flak 38 redroo. Love the Field Oven and those eggs look good enough to eat :) :clap: :clap:
Great looking snow scene :clap: I like the netted cage you made, is that for catching used shell cases. The soldiers look good Roo, are they 1/6 Dragon figures. I have a few of those and a couple of hot toy PMC figures and would love to get this Jeep to go with them. http://www.toymodel.net/english/products-s.asp?PID=192
:clap: :clap: Please except my K for an excellent Diorama :D
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Re: Dragon's 1/6 FLAK 38

Postby Chadders87 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:40 am

Can't believe they laughed it off. It looks rather impressive to me. The weathering and extra detail can easily be seen and make the diorama complete.

Well done RedRoo. K from me!
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Re: Dragon's 1/6 FLAK 38

Postby RedRoo » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:17 pm

:superlglue: The figures are 1/6 :D Dragon figures and now that I have had such nice compliments, would you mind if I posted a few more of what I did. ?

The netting was used to catch the expended shell casings and I will search Google images for some pics of the 38 to show how it looks when they don't catch the shells. :whistle:

I did spend a lot of money on this diorama, and I really don't regret what I did but it was hard to take when other modelers don't think it is a real form of modelling. :cry:
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Re: Dragon's 1/6 FLAK 38

Postby number1 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:48 pm

I think its great, definitely wins a K from me :clap: :clap:
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Re: Dragon's 1/6 FLAK 38

Postby steve131 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:25 pm

Gets a k from myself ,looks great. Haven't you had bad comments at another meeting :?: Better not take any of my models to Australia they million times below your level.
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