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Tamiya Campaign
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Rimini, Italy
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 01:26 PM UTC
Thanks Tat and Jesper
Tat I used Tamiya 'Buff'
cheers
Antonio
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 11:54 AM UTC
Nice result, Antonio. Looks very "desert worn".

Thanks for participating:)
tatbaqui
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 03:17 AM UTC
Thanks Kevin! I now find that weathering with oils really does improve the look.

I like the used look of your Opel Antonio, what shade of yellow did you use?

Cheers,

Tat
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Rimini, Italy
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 02:54 AM UTC
Hi Guys,
Finally my Opel Blitz is completed.
Here are some photos of work in progress:










Here are the pictures of Opel blitz:





Sorry for the photo quality,I hope you like it.
cheers
Antonio
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:02 AM UTC
Great build, Tat! Love the subtle blended in weathering.

Radek, nice finish!

You can do it, Alvaro. Looks great so far.
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 03:20 AM UTC
Thanks Mark, Alvaro!

Still a couple more days Alvaro, go for it!

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 01:31 AM UTC
Nice-looking work, Tat and Alvaro.

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Canelones, Uruguay
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 12:58 AM UTC
Tat, nice work!

Well maybe I can do it!



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Regards from the South
Álvaro
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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 08:57 AM UTC
Hello,

I'm calling my beute M3 Stuart done:







Congrats to all participants. Thanks to G.Houle for leading and having me in this campaign!

Looking forward to Round 3!

Cheers,

Tat
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 03:37 AM UTC

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Nice job Radek, hope I can reach the timeline too.

Regards from the south
Álvaro



Thanks Alvaro, still few days left, so you'll definitely make it

Cheers,
Radek
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Canelones, Uruguay
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:02 AM UTC
Nice job Radek, hope I can reach the timeline too.

Regards from the south
Álvaro
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:52 PM UTC
Gentlemen,
I'm calling my entry for Tamiya Campaign build finished.
Although it's far from calling it good build but cars proved they're not my friends in my modelling story ...
So no "out of comfort zone" experiments next time ... After this struggle I really admire all of you guys, who can give a car kit this shine and perfect look..
Nevertheless, it was great experience and tought me patience and many good lessons.
Thank you for running the campaign and letting me experience another great adventure

Here are pics of finished kit:


Cheers,
Radek
PS. I've uploaded some photos into campaign's gallery.
alewar
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Canelones, Uruguay
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 07:01 PM UTC
Hi

Jesper, thanks!. Some pics of the camo, I choose the Pk one.

I need to correct the overspray a bit....

Regards from the south

Álvaro

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RadekZ
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 01:54 AM UTC
Hi lads,

first of all I have noticed that my previous update pics might have been unavailable for all those who don't use Chrome or google accounts... Unfortunately Google changed something to way the pics on G+ were accessibile. As I cannot update my older posts, I'll link the "viewable" versions below update.

But first, my struggle seems to close to the finish.
I closed the body (not fully sealed yet, but it reached point where I can no longer dismount main parts). Unfortunately nothing seems to be running smooth with this build . Now the windows clogged a little from inside. It was probably caused by some CA glue vapours as they did not dissapear after 2-3 days ... So my all effort to make a good interior was in vain.

Here are some pics showing current state of the build. Should be finished by end of campaign





And pics from previos updates:





Cheers,
Radek
PS. I hope all is fine with pics now...
Chaman911
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 01:53 AM UTC
Good work on that T-54 Northern Lad. All that resin came out nice. I am yet to dive that deep into resin. One of these days
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 09:28 AM UTC
Nice details on the Kubel, Alvaro.

Looking forward to see it with some paint on.
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Canelones, Uruguay
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 08:57 AM UTC
Hi, this week end camo paint.

Saturday

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Def wheels

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alewar
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 05:29 AM UTC
A little work

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Canelones, Uruguay
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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 05:41 AM UTC
Hi, a small update and dry fit

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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 09:28 AM UTC

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I typically stretch the rubber bands prior to mounting, but I guess I got a bit far on one of the runs this time. Staple wires to the rescue, only to have another issue on the connection points where the ends meet. Glued the tracks on the idler -- it has held on so far.



Are good aftermarket tracks available for these Stuarts? I always worry the Fruils would sag which would not look right on the US tanks that featured the "live" tracks. I have in mind doing one of the Academy Stuarts in Marine Green sometime next year.



Paul, I read that Bronco T16 Workable Track Links (AB3553) works for this kit; also with other manufacturers' Stuarts (M3 / M5) like Academy and AFV Club. I was considering to order one, but held off on it since I was able to do a workaround.

As an update -- I am done with the washes, and decals. I've sealed this with a flat clear from a rattle can -- though am not convinced it really got to the finish that I am used to with the Future + Tamiya Flat Base combo.






Will be doing the oils next, and push to get this done before the deadline.

Cheers,

Tat
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Canelones, Uruguay
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 11:32 PM UTC
Jason, thanks for yours words!.

Yes, the metal details and scratch add ons, really make the difference. Good luck with your kit.

I still need to add some details, as the headlights and DEF wheels.

The weather are better now, so maybe with some luck, I reach the timeline!

Regards from the south
Alvaro

Dragon's Notek have much better detail

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Trying to "how to" with solder

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Maybe its a waste of "time" now

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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 10:11 PM UTC

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I typically stretch the rubber bands prior to mounting, but I guess I got a bit far on one of the runs this time. Staple wires to the rescue, only to have another issue on the connection points where the ends meet. Glued the tracks on the idler -- it has held on so far.



Are good aftermarket tracks available for these Stuarts? I always worry the Fruils would sag which would not look right on the US tanks that featured the "live" tracks. I have in mind doing one of the Academy Stuarts in Marine Green sometime next year.
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 09:24 PM UTC








My update
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 07:48 PM UTC
Tamiya T54 model 1949 (various AM conversion bits, turret, etc) done!













And here is the 49 turret in all its shot-trap glory...



Now to upload one to the campaign gallery

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 05:13 PM UTC
With less than 2 weeks left until the deadline for this campaign, I might give it a shot. Short time, I know, but I thought: why the hell not?!

I recently got my hands on a Tamiya Type 82 Kubelwagen and the accompanying Tamiya engine maintenance set that I will take a crack at. Aside from the addition of the engine set, this will be OOTB.

My attempt wont be as nice as Alewar's version shown above. Great work on that, by the way, Alvaro. Bravo, my friend! The PE kit really makes it pop.

I am having some problems uploading the starting pics, but will endeavour to get these up ASAP.