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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 12:48 AM UTC
Here I go with the simple build of the two.

The Space Marine Hunter,

Closer look at what is in the box.





The first two sprues contain the basic "Rhino", which is a 40th Millenia version of the old M1113 APC.

The larger of the other two has parts for either a Hunter or Stalker AA vehicle, and final smaller sprue has options for Driver and commander figures.

It has to me remembered, that as well as a nice model, this also forms part of the Warhammer 40K gaming system, so construction is very simple,

The basic hull. A mere seven parts, I have left the link and length tracks off to make painting easier.



The interior provided is only for the standard troop carrier, so the rear hatch will be cemented shut.

The basic body work together.



For scale I have include a sergeant 1st squad, 4th Company of the Hawklords chapter, in whose colours the Hunter will be painted.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 12:55 AM UTC
The main build, HMS Dragon.

An unusual start for a ship, first job was to drill out the holes for the Phalanx and the Harpoons, after that the Flight deck and hanger deck were sprayed dark grey.



The Hanger interior was sprayed white.



And the Rhib bay interiors were sprayed light grey.



Finally for today the etched fret was given a base coat of light grey



Hope to get some glue applied during the week.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 02:25 AM UTC
Simon, as always you are of to a flying start! Looks great.

Ps. I notice your marine cannot shot since there are no holes in the storm bolter
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 12:53 PM UTC
Hi Jesper,

Damn.. You got me, I confess to laziness!

I do enjoy the warhammer kits, they are a bit simplistic and sturdy, but with a bit work with the brush they can hold their own a against a mainstream kit.

The type 45, now that is going to be a lot more "Fun" particularly with Airfix trying to be "clever" with the breakdown of parts,

Cheers,

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 03:20 AM UTC
A bit more work on the bigger project.

The type 45's Hanger.

The Interior parts detailed and a wash applied, the wash is heavy as the hanger will be quite dark when closed up.



The yellow bit on the inside of the deck head is a beam crane, provided on the WEM fret.

The hanger assembled, except the deckhead, as that covers the Rhib bays, and they are to be detailed yet.



More Soon.

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 08:06 PM UTC
FWIW, the Trumpeter 1/35th scale E50 flakpanzer paper panzer kit is on sale at Squadron as part of the deal of the day for a very reasonable US$ 23.99

http://www.squadron.com/dealoftheday.asp

Tuesday July 7 until midnight.

I dont work for Squadron, but have built Trumpeter paper panzers and will grab one of these at this price point.

Mike
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 10:18 PM UTC
Quick update on the Hunter, its armament, two triple linked lascannons, assembled.



And just for Jesper. I have drilled out the barrels on the sgt's stormbolter.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 11:56 PM UTC
Another quick update on the Hunter,

the mounts for the triple linked Lascannon in place, the , guns are loose, they will be painted as sub assemblies.





just the commander and driver's cupolas to sort and she will be ready to have paint shot at her.

cheers.

Si
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 09:52 AM UTC

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And just for Jesper. I have drilled out the barrels on the sgt's stormbolter.

Cheers.
Si



I approve of this message
Makes a big difference in my opinion. Looks great. Do you have custom made decals for the Hunter or are you using stock decals?
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 04:14 PM UTC

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Hi all,
I'm here with the Trumperter's JGSDF Type-87 AW kit.




Regards,
K.



You beat me to it Mr K, i'll have to dig out another from my stash now, i really need to get started
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 07:02 AM UTC

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Hi all,
I'm here with the Trumperter's JGSDF Type-87 AW kit.
Regards,
K.



You beat me to it Mr K, i'll have to dig out another from my stash now, i really need to get started




Oh no, I picked it by chance.
I want to head a Japanese collection, from Type-10 to Type-99. And watching your loved others.
Sincerely,
K.
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 03:57 PM UTC
Well i'm off and running.

For this campaign i've chosen the venerable Tamiya Gepard



with all its faults etc. this is going to be basically an OOB build unless something really annoys me

the kit's showing its age now, some of the fit is a bit iffy, rubber band tracks, motorisation holes. But i'll live with most of these (not the motorisation bits though) as i want something i can actually finish (loads sat on the shelf in an 'almost finished' state

so on with the kit, the sprues ..... not many so an easyish build





one piece uper and lower hull and those rubber band tracks



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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 04:01 PM UTC
so, upper hull with bits added, apart from those likely to break off





and the lower hull with the motorisation bits covered ready to be filled



as i say, a quickish build as a lot is molded to the hull upper and lower already
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 12:41 AM UTC
Greetings!

Simon - yet ANOTHER great build going on! I don't know how you work so fast while maintaining such a high standard!! I always follow your builds with fascination and, to some extent, a certain degree of jealousy!! You really are quite inspirational!

I nearly Enlisted at the start of the Campaign with the Airfix Daring, but time constraints pushed that off. Now that Simon has (thankfully!) beaten me to the punch with his HMS Daring, would my building of the 1/350 Flagman Type VIIC "Flak Trap" be good for this campaign? Here's some info from Wiki on the "Flak Traps":

U-flak "Flak Traps"[edit]
The concept of the "U-flak" or "Flak Trap" originated the previous year, on 31 August 1942, when U-256 was seriously damaged by aircraft. Rather than scrap the boat, it was decided to refit her as a heavily armed anti-aircraft boat intended to combat the losses being inflicted by Allied aircraft in the Bay of Biscay. Two 20 mm quadruple Flakvierling mounts and an experimental 37 mm automatic gun were installed on the U-flaks' decks. A battery of 86 mm line-carrying anti-aircraft rockets was tested (similar to a device used by the British in the defense of airfields), but this idea proved unworkable. At times, two additional single 20 mm guns were also mounted. The submarines' limited fuel capacities restricted them to operations only within the Bay of Biscay. Only five torpedoes were carried, preloaded in the tubes, to free up space needed for additional gun crew.

Four VIIC boats were modified for use as surface escorts for U-boats departing and returning to French Atlantic bases. These "U-flak" boats were U-441, U-256, U-621, and U-951. Conversion began on three others (U-211, U-263, and U-271) but none was completed and they were eventually returned to duty as standard VIIC attack boats.

The modified boats became operational in June 1943 and at first appeared to be successful against a surprised Royal Air Force. Hoping that the extra firepower might allow the boats to survive relentless British air attacks in the Bay of Biscay and reach their operational areas, Donitz ordered the boats to cross the bay in groups at maximum speed. The effort earned the Germans about two more months of relatively limited freedom, until the RAF modified their tactics. When a pilot saw that a U-boat was going to fight on the surface, he held off attacking and called in reinforcements. When several aircraft had arrived, they all attacked at once. If the U-boat dived, surface vessels were called to the scene to scour the area with sonar and drop depth charges. The British also began equipping some aircraft with rockets that could sink a U-boat with a single hit, finally making it too dangerous for a U-boat to attempt to fight it out on the surface regardless of its armament.[75] In November 1943, less than six months after the experiment began, it was discontinued. All U-flaks were converted back to standard attack boats and fitted with Turm 4, the standard anti-aircraft armament for U-boats at the time. (According to German sources, only six aircraft had been shot down by the U-flaks in six missions, three by U-441, and one each by U-256, U-621, and U-953.)

I'm not sure how the men on those boats felt about staying surfaced to fight against aircraft! It kind of seems insane to me.

Anyhow, I'll wait for a Ruling to place my order for the kit. I have a few other ships/boats waiting to be ordered and I'd rather make it one shipment if possible.

Thanks in advance!

Daniel
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 03:37 AM UTC
Daniel,
Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see it!

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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 06:06 PM UTC
Hi All,

I sent Mark a PM this morning asking about campaigns, but I have since found this thread and also a nice tutorial by Gary.

So, I am new here, and thought I might try out a campaign?

I have an Academy Vulcan SPAAG that has been sitting on the pile for some years now that I really want to build, but I just finished a panzer 2, and I need a break from those fiddle little tracks. So I ordered a Tamiya FLAK 88, I hope this is OK to enter with?

I built a 1:72 gun like this 10 or so years ago, and always wanted to do a larger one.

PS: A bit of background, I built 5 or so models around 10 years ago, but then got sucked into RC stuff. Now that I am older and less prone to needing excitement in my life, I have taken up the static modelling hobby again. As a start I built a hummer, (I posted the pics somewhere on this site) and as I mentioned I am on the finishing stages of a Panzer 2, which was a lot of fun. So, nice to meet you all, and I hope I manage to build an acceptable gun.

Also, please excuse any English errors.
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 06:19 PM UTC
Welcome to the site and the campaign, John!

I'm sure there is nothing about a Flak 88 to won't fit the campaign but I'll let tat decision to the campaign owner, who'll sure drop in shortly.

Cheers,
Cristian
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 06:33 PM UTC
Hi Cristian,


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So I ordered a Tamiya FLAK 88, I hope this is OK to enter with?




First of all, welcome to this great community.

I've ordered the same venerable kit tamiya Flak 88. I'm just waiting to receive, and I'll start immediately.

Of course, follow the instruction in the kit and don't make mistake with the gun version. It is possible to built the anti-tank version, which should be not applicable for this campaign

Regards
Giovanni
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 07:14 PM UTC
Welcome, John Cutter.


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For this campaign i've chosen the venerable Tamiya Gepard





The Gepard is running. Watching your work, Colin Roberts.
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 08:14 PM UTC

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Of course, follow the instruction in the kit and don't make mistake with the gun version. It is possible to built the anti-tank version, which should be not applicable for this campaign

Regards
Giovanni

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HI Giovanni, thanks for the warning, I did not know that! I will make sure to build the correct version.

John
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 03:15 AM UTC

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Of course, follow the instruction in the kit and don't make mistake with the gun version. It is possible to built the anti-tank version, which should be not applicable for this campaign

Regards
Giovanni

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HI Giovanni, thanks for the warning, I did not know that! I will make sure to build the correct version.

John



John,
Welcome to the campaign! As for the Tamiya Flak 88, it has long been a favorite of mine. In fact, given that the 88 was originally designed as a Flak gun and later adapted for use as an anti-tank gun, I will allow you to build either version from that kit--if everyone else is okay with that. IMHO, the frontal armor is just too cool to leave off!

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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 10:57 AM UTC

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IMHO, the frontal armor is just too cool to leave off!



Hi Mark,

Thanks for the welcome! Thanks for allowing either version, I agree, it does look cooler with the armor. But after reading the Wikipedia article, I found this image:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-496-3469-24,_Flak-Stellung_in_Frankreich.jpg

that inspired me to try and build an emplacement like that for it. So I will probably do the AA version anyway.

I can't wait to get started, I hope my kit still arrives this week!


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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 02:43 PM UTC
Tempted

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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 03:04 PM UTC
Awesome picture, Colin! I dare you!
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 04:31 PM UTC
might not get the exact variant with the kits available, but the artwork is interesting