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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:20 pm 
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I headed into the workshop over Christmas to knock up a 60mm mortar round crate. It had been in the planning for a while with research into how the originals were built and the markings. So I made the stencils and managed to get the paint shop to make the paint masks for me as it looked like the majority of the markings on the original crates was stamped on.

Anyway, this is the end result. Just needs a bit of dirt on it now.

Next on the agenda is to make fibre tubes to fill the crate.

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 22:38 pm 
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Great carpentry skills, where did you get the stencils from, or did you make your own

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pioneer64 wrote:
Great carpentry skills, where did you get the stencils from, or did you make your own


I *think* he may mention that in his post above... :wink:

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Gerwyn, I made some of the stencils myself. The R4CAC and WC-34-285 was done using a font called Gunplay and printed onto stiff card and cut out using a scalpel. Same with the flaming bomb.

The rest of the stencils was done using an adhesive paint mask where the paint shop at work produced them. You've just got to peel away the letters leaving surround to be placed on the crate. I used a sponge to apply the paint and then peeled away the mask.


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GlenM wrote:
pioneer64 wrote:
Great carpentry skills, where did you get the stencils from, or did you make your own


I *think* he may mention that in his post above... :wink:


:oops: must put on my new years resolutions, not to post reply to posts, after having a little whiskey :D

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jonesy1275 wrote:
Gerwyn, I made some of the stencils myself. The R4CAC and WC-34-285 was done using a font called Gunplay and printed onto stiff card and cut out using a scalpel. Same with the flaming bomb.

The rest of the stencils was done using an adhesive paint mask where the paint shop at work produced them. You've just got to peel away the letters leaving surround to be placed on the crate. I used a sponge to apply the paint and then peeled away the mask.


Thank you Neil, the reason I asked, I bought stencils to do my M1 helmet Combined hops, Anchor, Eagle, machine gun, half circle from ebay, and to do my medics helmet I was lucky to have been given a sheet of black tape?, with sticky back, and peal off backing, then using a cd to cut out the circle, then masking tape to do the crosses, also did a USN 7 Omaha Beach Master, same tape but had the USN 7 machine done for me. I like your work.

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Post a picture of the helmets Gerwyn. They sound great.


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jonesy1275 wrote:
Post a picture of the helmets Gerwyn. They sound great.


Never tried posting photos yet, do you have use photobucket or other to post them on this forum.

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I usually use photo bucket but I used the forums own attachment feature for the photo of the crate.


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Great effort, what does CTG's stand for?


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jonesy1275 wrote:
I usually use photo bucket but I used the forums own attachment feature for the photo of the crate.


Thanks again Neil, did do a quick test using the forums attachment, and it did work.

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