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Thursday, 17 May 2018

IeIG18 INFANTRY GUN 28mm

Scratched build IeIG 18 German Infantry gun with modified crew members.
In Chain of Command It's positioned  on the German Support,in List 4.

Completed gun with a Junior Leader and a crew of 5.


The start of the DIY gun project.
I used mainly Evergreen styrene sheets,spare infantry sprues to construct the gun.

I decided to make another 3 guns which I may use later in other German theaters of war.

The wheels where constructed using infantry bases.
step I 
trace a coin on the plastic base that would be close to the size of the wheel.
Trim the sides with a model trimming tool
Then file smooth with a modelling file.
Step 2
Use a hobby knife to trim out the middle of the filed base.
chamfer the edges both inside and on the outside
chamfer the base so it looks more like a tyre
Step 3
Using the modelling knife make v shaped cuts along the edge of the tyre
Glue another base on the bottom your tyre and continue to transfers onto this base as well.
Not pictured:
cut a circular sprue and glue in the middle of the tyre 
Last step is to use green stuff to reproduce the bolts on the wheel.

Images showing all the little bits and pieces stuck onto the gun.

The base is a magnetic sheet with some thin wire glued on-top for strength and Milliput placed on the surface to create some texture.

I also used Brass wire.

 Plastic surgery was performed on the crew to create unique postures. 

The other 3 crew, also went under the knife. 

Top view showing the crew manning their gun .
The crew member assembling the ammo at the rear of the gun is holding two pieces of the shells.
The shell boxes where scratched built while the shells where made from thin metal wire. 

 The gun based and painted with this crew member glued in place.
He is looking thru and making some adjustment to his gun sight. 







 Crew painted and flocked.

 A strap was added to the Junior Leaders binoculars using green stuff.

 2 other crew members.


Close up of the guy  assembling the shells.




  



Cheers John 

20 comments:

  1. Great work again John, don't know where you get the time but I am impressed regardless.

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    1. Thanks Chris for your comments.
      I had the MMG,Panzershrcek team,this Infantry gun and a future post of a Pak 40 done a while back but could not post them on my Blog till they were published in this issue of Wargames,Soldiers and strategy magazine.
      cheers John

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  2. Creative and most impressive job, excellent!

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  3. John, this really is superb. I follow a lot of Blogs but the the work you are doing is rare beautiful. At some stage can you detain your grass terrain please? I've been experimenting with synthetic fur but your terrain is something I admire greatly.

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    1. Thank you Unlucky General,I did have pictures of the stages of constructing terrain with fur but lost them when my computer crashed.
      I will be doing jungle terrain in the near future so I will be using fur for some of the terrain.
      Do you need any specific info , just ask,
      cheers John

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  4. Looking Awesome! You're real master!

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  5. Unbelievably good John. I am starting to feel like a real cheat now buying off the shelf items...your scratch built gear is superb and in a class of its own.

    I was looking for your advice on painting German armour the John Bond way. Any tips?

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    1. Thanks Carlo for your comments,don't feel that way.
      Funny enough I am just finishing off a "how to paint German armour" should be finished in a couple of days.
      cheers John

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    2. Look forward to it John.

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  6. Once again I find myself looking at your work and shaking my head in a mix of admiration and disbelief. Just too good. Really can't think of anything else to say.

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    1. Thank you Azza for your comments
      cheers John

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  7. Highly impressive! You’re really putting some serious effort into these pieces.

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    1. Thank you Moiterei for your comments.
      cheers John

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  8. Breathtaking scratch build and figure conversions. Who needs figure manufacturers when you have this amount of skill!

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    1. Thanks Allan for your comments
      cheers John

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  9. Well done on getting published in WSS Magazine!

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