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Official: Flak You Two: The Flak is Back!
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 11:40 PM UTC
Thanks Jesper,

I am feeling somewhat better about her now she has some paint on.

Nice job John, the dio really works.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 01:17 AM UTC
Mrs Duster was working late today, so managed to get a bit more done.

The screws, according to the instructions they are designed to rotate, however for the sake of a decent finish the end caps have been glued to the screws rather than trapping them on the shafts.



sprayed black



Painted citadel basecoat gold.



drybrushed "auric armour gold" and fixed in place.



next job, getting the hairl=y stick out and painting the deck.

Cheers.

Si
MGS_Polla
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 04:26 AM UTC
hey everybody! any chance to enter this campaign too? seems awesome! plus would be my first campaign... :-)

here is a picture of what i have in mind:


thanks!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 01:34 PM UTC
Looks nice, Simon.

Welcome to the campaign, Luis
CoppaDude
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 04:37 PM UTC
hi Luis, welcome and enjoy!
Ranger74
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:38 AM UTC
I have temperarily halted the M163 Vulcan build, to regain my sanity! the first effort at painting wasn't what I wanted so I stripped the paint. I had completed the black and brown paint and painted the green. It came out of the same can used first time a very different green So the kit is in the penalty box for the moment.
I have started the AFV Club M7301A1 Chapparal kit, which covers the second half of the US Army air defense battalion systems in the 70/80s.

I had to charge my camera battery before I could take and post the pictures.
Below are two pictures of the drivers compartment:
I have completed most of the chassis and will post more pictures later.
MGS_Polla
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 06:49 AM UTC
the built has begun!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:04 PM UTC
Tough luck, Jeff. Cans can be unreliable. Depending on pressure, temperature, how much you shake the, etc. they can provide different results. Airbrush is really the way to go.

Your new build looks awesome. Great start.

Luis, good start.

Looking forward to see more.
Ranger74
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 06:37 PM UTC
Jesper, Thanks. Once I get moved into my new hobby room (vacated bedroom) I will have room for my airbrush rig.
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 12:11 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper,

Getting there.

Paint on the deck and the back of the foremast, and mainmast.



The Aerial on the main topmast as moulded.



There are four "dipoles" to be added to both sides, however the WEM set comes with finer detail.

I have striped all the moulded detail from the mast.



And fitted the etch.



Much finer.

And sprayed black.



Fitted and an overview of the ship so far.



Cheers

Si
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 05:37 AM UTC
And here we go as well..


about an hour, most of the first two steps later.


This one is pure Trumpter. Lots of fiddly bits with loads of sprue attachment points.
Wishing Tamiya had released this kit.
well drawn, but less than precise instructions. Making me glad I have the WWP book on the Gaz with the section on the Zu.
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:35 PM UTC
The WWP book is going to be invaluable for this build

10+ pages of modelers eye views for the gun. Trumpeter's instructions just dont quite do it.

For example, the guns both tilt inwards to meet the shell ejector housing.

The instructions and locations for the guns do not make this very clear.
Overall Trumpeter did a pretty good job. Their plastic scars where attachmenbt points were, but sand smooth pretty easily. A coat of primer will let me double check.





The results of the first four steps and 41 parts..


Be careful folding the spent shell tray. You are supposed to fold AWAY from the lines here and not into them like most etch. Luckily the etch is pretty thick and unfolding and refolding correctly did not snap the piece.

The rest of the guards and seatbacks and braces are also pretty thin with lots of attachments.

Wish me luck
Mike
MGS_Polla
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 05:27 AM UTC
thanks john!!!
MGS_Polla
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 05:30 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Tough luck, Jeff. Cans can be unreliable. Depending on pressure, temperature, how much you shake the, etc. they can provide different results. Airbrush is really the way to go.

Your new build looks awesome. Great start.

Luis, good start.

Looking forward to see more.



hey jesper! thanks, this is really fun!
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 06:14 AM UTC





Looks a little better with the primer. I've scraped the seam at the rear of the left gun. A little bit more scraping here and there before moving on.
Ranger74
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 10:40 PM UTC
Si,
In case of the mast, PE is definitely worth the effort...looking good.

Jeff
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:42 AM UTC
Thanks Jeff,

Must admit I enjoy playing with the etch.

Cheers,

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 03:45 AM UTC
Ok time to step up here



Here is my kit I"ll be doing.




Cheers
Tom
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 07:52 PM UTC
Tom, nice choice of kit.

However, remember to test fit and sand the missile boxes very carefully. I had problems with those in my kit when I build it. Maybe I was unlucky with a lot of flash or did not pay enough attention.

Otherwise the kit is a breeze.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 09:23 PM UTC
Great-looking builds, everyone!

@Jeff: Sorry to hear about your paint mishap. Very frustrating, I know.

@Luis: Welcome aboard!

Finally found a place to live here in Coastal Virginia, but still going to be awhile before our stuff gets here from Japan and I get the bench re-established. Hopefully I can get my own build going before time runs out!

MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 09:52 PM UTC
Tom,
I've got one of those in progress, been sitting for a while. My problem was that the gunners station behind the glass there at the bottom of the launcher assembly is completely bare.. In fact, I don't think I even remember DML providing a clear window into the compartment. But it has been a while.
Overall the build is no frills, but that's a big miss on their part.
MGS_Polla
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 03:41 AM UTC
hey there! here is anew picture... first time with separated tracks! they took me a while to figure out. :-p
MLD
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 05:54 AM UTC
Sorry, Tom.
I mis-remembered. I was thinking of another stalled build with the solid front face. Skif Sa 13...




MGS_Polla
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 04:50 AM UTC
another picture... :-D
Mechworker
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 06:46 AM UTC
Okay, I dug around in my stash and found that the only thing I have that's suitable is the old Matchbox M16 "meat chopper" Half-Track. It's certainly "Flak-y", and it's unstarted!

You can see the kit in its current state here:

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/matchbox-176-m-16-half-track-oob/



I should be able to get started on it pretty soon, I hope! Oh well, I've got lots of time still, right?