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Martinvidas
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 05:59 AM UTC

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Martin-Great job on your Elephant, love that weathering. The rubber band tracks are a pain. I gave up on my elephant when I tried one a few years ago due to the tracks. You might inspire me to finish the one in my pile.
You've completed one to proud of.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"


Thank you Don
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 02:39 AM UTC
Tim- the German grey with a raw umber wash should look perfect!
Lakota
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 01:33 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Mark & Gaz-thanks for the comments, I knew I was working with a sow's ear of a kit in the first place. I think the mid-air jeep and gun would be an awesome diorama, crazy Marines...
Tim-Your build is looking good! Great idea for this campaign.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:06 AM UTC
Great-looking bike, Tim; and oh-so-delicate!

GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 04:38 PM UTC
Hi guys!
What a great day for updates and completions!

Don,
Congratulations on completing your Jeep and AT gun combo. Whenever I see this, I want to see an impossible diorama of that picture of a couple Marines taking this combination into flight.
this one:

Awesome, eh?
I'm glad you've enjoyed this campaign.

Nick,
I was just wondering about your build earlier today. I'm glad to see some progress. What a ponderous looking machine!

Tim,
You've no idea how long I've been looking forward to seeing more of your work. Great job on that bike. I know that during D-Day there was a Bicycle mounted German Infantry division a couple of days of heavy pedalling south of the invasion front.

Keep it up guys!

Gaz
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 02:15 PM UTC
FV215(B) Vanquisher... now that IS a badass name Nick! I look forward to seeing that bad boy completed.

And now for a dispatch from my distinctly non-badass bicycle project...

When I began this Volkssturm Tank Hunter, I visualized a non-military bicycle pressed in desperation into army service painted maybe some bright civilian red or yellow... but as I researched it I found that the bicycle, known as Das Truppenfarrad, or “troops bicycle,” was actually a regular part of the German military establishment.
 photo Volkssturm bike1_zpsct3q68ho.jpg
They were manufactured in their millions (1.2 million in 1943 alone) specifically for military use. Not only that, they were all delivered in a boring satin black! I hoped that maybe some were repainted, but every period photo I could find showed them in dark gray or, more probably, factory black. The only other color appears to have been a white night safety stripe on the rear fender.
 photo Volkssturm bike7_zpsx4rvwgmo.jpg
Accordingly, I shot the bike with a coat of black enamel.
 photo Volkssturm bike construction black_zpsybp9zbid.jpg
...which, though accurate, effectively masked all that lovely detail!

So I sprayed over it again, this time with Tamiya German Gray (XF-63) acrylic.
 photo Volkssturm bike comstruction gray_zps2yp9i25f.jpg
It may now be a little too light, but I’ll go over it with a wash of Raw Umber artists oil, which will settle in the recesses and should darken the whole finish a bit to what might be called a “scale black.” Or so I hope...
TankManNick
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:23 PM UTC
I have decided that my build doesn't have a sexy enough name - heck it doesn't have a name at all! So from now on, I will be using this name exclusively:

FV215(B) Vanquisher

TankManNick
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:40 AM UTC
Fresh from the paint shop. Had to order more paint - this beast used 2.5 Tamiya (small) pots!

I will add the detail painting, MG, tools, etc. this coming week - deadline approaches!

Decals, wash(s?), dust etc - you know the drill! Here's the FV215(B) pictures:






Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:38 AM UTC
Nice job, Don!

Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 09:36 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I've completed my Tank Hunters build-Hasegawa's 1/72 Jeep & 37mm AT gun. This is an ancient kit and there are builder jeeps out there now in 1/72 scale-Academy & Airfix. The Airfix looks very detailed and I haven't built it yet.



This hasn't been my best weathering job or photography. I'll try to take some better pics for the campaign gallery. This has been a great campaign.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 08:41 AM UTC
Martin-Great job on your Elephant, love that weathering. The rubber band tracks are a pain. I gave up on my elephant when I tried one a few years ago due to the tracks. You might inspire me to finish the one in my pile.
You've completed one to proud of.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 05:52 AM UTC
Andy,
I do like that shade of dunkelgelb!

Gaz
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 03:36 AM UTC
Most of the bits are on and the base coat is applied. Need to do a little filling and tidying up along the side skirt.

Andy
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:03 AM UTC
Wow, another great Tank Hunters Morning! One completion and new start, perilously close to the deadline.

Martin,
Great Job! I really like the way that all of your layers of weathering have created a very dirty looking vehicle without piling up 3d dirt. Impressive!

Raj,
Welcome to the campaign! I know you're a prodigious builder, so I have no doubt that you'll complete your Ferdinand in time.

Please don't forget to enlist: ENLIST HERE

Gaz
iflytb20
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 06:35 AM UTC
A bit late to jump on the bandwagon but here we go....



Dragon 1/35 Ferdinand. Plan to finish it a vehicle from 1st Company, 3rd Platoon of sPzAbt 653. See y'all on the finish line
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 01:39 AM UTC
Very nice work, Martin!
Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 12:18 AM UTC

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That looks great, Martin. The camo really looks nice with the washes and filters you've applied.

You might want to do something with the track on the right-hand side; seems to be sitting high.



Thank you for the kindly review.
I think that I'll use it in some duo so it will be OK.
Or to glue it to buggies?
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 12:15 AM UTC
That looks great, Martin. The camo really looks nice with the washes and filters you've applied.

You might want to do something with the track on the right-hand side; seems to be sitting high.

Martinvidas
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:08 PM UTC
So what we got here is finished Elefant







I just uploaded one pic to the kitmaker's gallery
Thank you for the great time here
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 02:33 PM UTC
Zsolt,
Congratulations on completing the campaign successfully! Your Jagdpanzer looks awesome! It's nice to see one not too weathered, occasionally.

Gaz
Lakota
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:22 AM UTC
Great work Zsalt! That's one fine looking model to be proud of. Hope to see the diorama one of these days.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 02:34 AM UTC
Superb, Zsolt! I think you got the weathering and details perfect!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 02:04 AM UTC
Beautiful work, Zsolt, it looks great!
Ramanathan
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:17 PM UTC
Hello all,
Grats to all, who had finished so far - and hurry up to all, who had not. This was my first campaign and I liked it a lot - lots of nice builds and comments. And almost the most important: a DEADLINE. That's a motivating factor, to me at least.
So I've just finished the Jagdpanzer IV. The weathering is intentionally light:
- I don't like to hide the details with mud. OK, I know that real tanks were really dirty but these are not real tanks and I like to see the fine details which consumed dozens of hours during the build
- I plan to include this Jpz in a diorama somewhere in the unforeseeable future - so I leave the weathering for that period and for that setting.
The periscope tube is missing because of the potential figures included to the hatches. This way the upper plate is removable. It was a slow (compared to a "shake & glue" Tamiya set) build but amongst my fastest builds ever
Cheers,
Zsolt







GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 02:02 PM UTC
Martin,
It's looking real sweet! The finish line it's drawing close. I think you are well placed to complete it.

Hey everyone, only eleven (11)! Days to go. There were some very interesting builds started that I'm very curious to see.

Gaz