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Blücher => Blücher: Other => Topic started by: Doc T on March 19, 2017, 04:38:25 AM

Title: Pivoting without the pivot bit!
Post by: Doc T on March 19, 2017, 04:38:25 AM
Three units are preparing to move forward. Navarre (brown flag) leads the way, followed by Sparre (blue) and Maffei (Bavarian):

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/thrgkat/DSCF3535_zpspybk11dz.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/thrgkat/media/DSCF3535_zpspybk11dz.jpg.html)

All need to pivot, but pretty much disastrous for the paintwork and flags, so get a piece of wire (2BW long):

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/thrgkat/DSCF3536_zpsuppxkfbw.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/thrgkat/media/DSCF3536_zpsuppxkfbw.jpg.html)

Make yourself a unit footprint template (mines just the same mdf I used to make the unit bases) and place it in position along the wire:

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/thrgkat/DSCF3537_zpsq5cbzfd5.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/thrgkat/media/DSCF3537_zpsq5cbzfd5.jpg.html)

Then place Navarre where the template was:

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/thrgkat/DSCF3538_zpsiauljgl0.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/thrgkat/media/DSCF3538_zpsiauljgl0.jpg.html)

Sparre does a bigger pivot:

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/thrgkat/DSCF3539_zpsraxqoo3q.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/thrgkat/media/DSCF3539_zpsraxqoo3q.jpg.html)

And then Maffei attempts to follow Navarre:

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/thrgkat/DSCF3540_zpscmknj7c2.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/thrgkat/media/DSCF3540_zpscmknj7c2.jpg.html)

Unfortunately its footprint will overlap with Sparre so the template shows the furthest Maffei can move forward:

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/thrgkat/DSCF3541_zpspu0nvsxv.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/thrgkat/media/DSCF3541_zpspu0nvsxv.jpg.html)

Of course in real life you'd manoevre Sparre more carefully but I hope this shows how figures can be pivotted wthout the need to crush the little guys :o)
Title: Re: Pivoting without the pivot bit!
Post by: Le Grand Fromage on March 19, 2017, 06:57:35 AM
Lovely figures. But is this for Blücher or Maurice?
Title: Re: Pivoting without the pivot bit!
Post by: Doc T on March 19, 2017, 09:29:32 AM
Blucher. I'd be very tempted to not pivot for Maurice too as wheeling is very inaccurate using models.
Title: Re: Pivoting without the pivot bit!
Post by: Hannibal of Carthage on March 19, 2017, 10:02:58 AM
looks useful.

2 questions :
What type of wire is it? guage/thickness almost look like a piece of wire clothes hanger.
Does the unit template does have a groove underneath for the wire to sit/slide through? or is it solid?


Title: Re: Pivoting without the pivot bit!
Post by: Doc T on March 19, 2017, 01:19:49 PM
The wire is about 1.2mm diameter, so thinner than a clothes hanger. No idea where I originally got the wire from though.

Yes, I cut a groove into the mdf so I could slide the template along (the template is actually three pieces of 2mm mdf, 6cm x 2cm each). I also cut a groove vertically so I could flip the template vertical, remove the wire, then place the figures flush to the template. The wire/template has evolved gradually over the months  :)