We had some inquieres about the pennant numbers. It would have been a herculean task to paint all the numbers by hand. This would have been not only very time consuming, but with growing age my hand isn’t that steady anymore.
Fortunately somebody found a way to create your own decals. First you need this fluid (in Germany it is Transfer Medium)for applying pictures and graphics on fabric. Secondly you need a software which makes it possible to mirror your image (if you want a decal with letters). I chose InDesign, which made it quite easy.
And here are some pictures to show the further steps:
Print the file – it is important that you use a laser printer, as ink-prints won’t stand the fluid.
After 24h – don’t be impatient, you really have to wait that long! – use an old brush to soak the paper und rub it off gently until only the image is visible.
One of the most famous vehicles of the D-Day beaches were the Sherman DD (Duplex Drive). No surprise many people asked for images. As we needed three different types – on board the landing craft with raised screen, swimming and the tanks with lowered screens on the beaches – this was the most time consuming work as we needed one single vehicle three times! As the onboard-type is still in the production phase (thanks Ian!) we can only show the other two types.
Starting with the model + some green-stuff-modifications. Models are GHQ.
Most of our vehicles are one of a kind. We did a lot of conversions and added equipment to the tanks and softskins. Some were made with greenstuff but we used mostly the fantastic stuff from Ian Armstrong available via Heroics & Ros. Jens received his new 3D-printer and this amazing toy helped us to produce the deep wading equipment for the Universal carriers as well as the deep wading trunks for the tanks. Please note that these are the first models made with the help of the printer. In the meantime the printings are far more better than the stuff you see on these photos.
Who gives way? M3 by GHQ – armoured dozer by amphibmods
Long time no hear, but we weren’t idle on the production line. The landing fleet ist to 80% complete and we are working strong on the landing force.
As you may have seen, Frank has uploaded an image of the tables, as we are planning to do it. At the moment Frank is working on the many, many buildings and Jens received his 3D-printer and already helped me to speeden up the production of the vehicles. But that will be mentioned in an upcoming post.
Now have a look at our ships – many of them are completed with pennant numbers and crew.
More to come in the next weeks. Stay with us…