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Tamiya Campaign
Chaman911
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2016 - 07:52 AM UTC
Very nice indeed! The scratch work on the Pershing is awesome! What are those cylinders on the front of turret? I'm loving the stug as well. Is that the 10.5cm howitzer on there? Looks too short for 75mm.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2016 - 08:50 PM UTC
Super Pershing looks sweet!

Basic Caunter scheme laid down on the Tilly:



Next, detail painting and weathering.

pablo_g
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 01:29 AM UTC
Hi,
@ Brent, great wash.
@ scott and Mark nice painting.

joepanzer
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 02:14 AM UTC
That Zero is amazing!
minas-ithil
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 07:50 PM UTC
To One and All,
A little work this weekend on the MkIV Male. I took Saturday off to attend a model show on the East coast of Florida at the IPMS Flight 19 in Pompano Beach. It was an enjoyable show, nice club members and I won a few awards, so it was a nice day. Sunday, back to the bench. I completed the basecoat of khaki with some panel fading using the Tamiya color plan of half Earth and half Deck Tan added to the Khaki basecoat paint. You can see the fading 'in person', but looking at the photos, it is real light. I may have to do a bit more. I added the recognition stripes to the front horns.





As usual, comments always welcome. Many excellent builds coming together in this early stage of the campaign. Keep up the good work. For those of you following, there is still plenty of time to get a builder-friendly Tamiya kit completed. Join up!

Thanks,
Stephen
pablo_g
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 08:35 PM UTC
Stephen, congratulations on winning. Model looks great, I have been following the progress of work.
minas-ithil
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 10:40 PM UTC
Pawel,
Thanks for the kind comments. As I have mentioned before, this is a real nice kit and an enjoyable build. If you are thinking about building this kit, I highly recommend it. It will be fun 'paint-fest', with plenty of opportunity for weathering, streaking, pigments, etc.

Stephen
DaGreatQueeg
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 07:01 AM UTC

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What are those cylinders on the front of turret?



Hi Bryan, they are hydraulic balance cylinders added to link the turret/mantlet to take the extra weight of the T15 90mm and enable the elevation gear to work properly ....

Mark - loving that Caunter! I've yet to do that scheme in it's correct colour shades like yours ... one day!

Stephan - great looking MkIV!

And thanks to Pawel and others for the comments - now on to the progress pics, camo has been brushed on and now it's time for the weathering fun

cheers
Brent





greif8
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 12:20 PM UTC
Thank you for the kind comments on the Zero guys. I am waiting on a part and if it arrives this week I should be able to finish it this weekend. I am working on a flight deck base and the pilot figure, but will be departing for a business trip shortly and won't return until Friday.

Mark, the Caunter Scheme on your Matilda II looks really nice.

Stephen, the paint job on your Mark IV Male is outstanding. The subtle panel fading turned out very nicely. Congratulations on you wins at the show.

Brent, very nice paint job. The blending of the camo looks excellent.

Ernest
ColinEdm
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 05:13 AM UTC
Man, there are sooo many nice builds going on here, haven't started mine at all yet, got slammed with a bunch of reviews to do! Gotta get cracking soon.
ComradeMP
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 09:23 PM UTC
Tracks are done and read for paint. Glued the two hull halves, and started on the hull parts. The front is mostly done, removed the locating notches on the fenders. Working on the stowage boxes and fuel cells.




Also got some work done on the engine deck, with some PE mesh instead of that plastic mesh.


And the work continues.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 10:33 PM UTC
wow, you guys are off to a fast start! Here is my entry. Been a long time since I built a Tamiya kit. Should be fun.

Chaman911
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 04:16 AM UTC
I have heard a lot of good things about the Tamiya BT-7. Definitely on my list for the future. Looking forward to seeing your build.
greif8
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 02:53 PM UTC
The builds in this campaign continue to impress guys. I have had a bit of a work stoppage on the Zero due to a missing part; long story that I will spare all of you from hearing.

I have made a lot of progress on the base while waiting for the replacement part though, having finished painting and weathering the flight deck. I put a second coat of a slightly different color of wood stain on the deck to give it slight color variations. I followed that by adding a third color stain to individual boards to provide depth. The next step was adding fluid stains. I did this using a couple of different AK Interactive washes dipping the brush in the bottle and then a bottle of turpentine; then tapping the brush against my finger causing the wash to splatter. Finally, I used a broken micro drill bit to lightly chip the surface. I still have to install the metal tie downs; and I have decided to goes with some PE ones; hopefully they arrive soon.




Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 05:18 PM UTC
Looks great, Ernest!

andromeda673
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 05:04 AM UTC
hell yeah!!!! that deck is going to look awesome, and even better once that Zero is sitting and tied down to it.

I'm a huge fan of the zero, one of or if not my favorite prop plane.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 06:26 AM UTC
Calling the Matilda done.





Still not getting the photography right. Up close and personal this thing looks so dusty it makes me thirsty just to look at it!

Thirian24
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 06:29 AM UTC
That looks amazing, Mark. Congrats.
greif8
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 12:40 PM UTC
Excellent build Mark! The weathering is outstanding; your chipping and wear is especially well done.

Ernest
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 03:39 PM UTC
Very nice Matilda, if I can get to half that good I'll be a happy man !
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 04:51 PM UTC
Thanks, guys! The washes turned out to be quite a misadventure, but I think I've found the fix so hopefully better results next time around.

ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 04:52 PM UTC
Great job on the Matilda Mark!
minas-ithil
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 05:20 PM UTC
To One and All,
Mark - Excellent Matilda, the weathering is well done and the Caunter Scheme is very tight, especially on the 'busy' engine deck. Good job.

Ernest - The flight deck is really taking shape. The Zero will look good in its new home!

Now for further progress. I spent the weekend doing the basic weathering - washes, pinwashes, streaks and rusty streaks. It looks pretty good. Now to add the tow cable and unditching beam before getting into the mud and dirt.





Comments always welcome.

Thanks,
Stephen
greif8
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 05:49 PM UTC
Really, really nice Mark IV Male Stephen. The weathering thus far is absolutely first class work - very impressive.

Ernest
stephenmodel
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 09:52 PM UTC

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Calling the Matilda done.





Still not getting the photography right. Up close and personal this thing looks so dusty it makes me thirsty just to look at it!




just stunning.

I am waiting for my tracks to arrive to get going agai on my Tiger 1. Should be soon

- steve