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Landships Campaign
LinusB
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:42 AM UTC
I purchased this the other day.



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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 08:47 PM UTC
That M60 has a short cannon, what is it? Is the Academy kit pretty nice? I have a number of their other kits but have yet to actually build one.
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:55 PM UTC

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Smart phones usually come with a photo editing application. I am a long time user of Photoshop and was surprised to find I could color correct and crop on my phone. Then I upload it to Dropbox so I can put it directly into Photo bucket.

No more convoluted than developing photos and getting print copies for every person I want to give pictures to. Then high-res images or proofs for printing? I push a button and it's loaded. I move a mouse it's cropped. Gotta love computers.



I had no idea that my smart phone could edit images. I would never WANT to do this as the teenie-tiny screen would never show my olde eyes enough to attempt it. I like to throw the images up on the Cinema Display and have a good look.

I sure have to agree with you about computers helping photography. I used to spend evenings in the darkroom trying to get the prints to look the way I thought they should. Each change need a new test strip and color printing paper was very dear. Now I can do the same job in minutes in Photoshop and only print (or post) when the project is completely ready.

Karl - I agree that the process of posting pictures is convoluted. It is also very common with these online forums. The good part is that once you get used to it, it becomes a matter of routine. Hang in there, learn the drill and soon you will be sharing your work for everyone to enjoy.



The input is much appreciated, everyone. I'll hopefully get this down by December 1. Looking forward to it!
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:04 AM UTC

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That M60 has a short cannon, what is it?



It was a 152 mm gun that was designed to fire the MGM-51 Shillelagh anti tank missile whilst also being able to fire shells.
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:08 AM UTC
With all these '60s in here I will have to come up another tank.

Tank, Cruiser, mark VI. Crusader mark I...
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:58 PM UTC
No hurry, we do not begin until December.

There is a small tank with a wedding cake turret arrangement, the Soviet Soviet T-24 Medium Tank. Hobby Boss makes the kit and it looks like an interesting subject. I have no material on it - yet . . .
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 08:47 PM UTC
I changed my mind from building a modified E-100, rather, I will be building the KV-220.

I like that Trumpeter is giving some attention to the little known/ paper panzers from both the Germans and Soviets. This KV-220 is a monster of a tank and the one prototype actually did see some combat (where it was lost)

Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 06:23 AM UTC

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I changed my mind from building a modified E-100, rather, I will be building the KV-220.

I like that Trumpeter is giving some attention to the little known/ paper panzers from both the Germans and Soviets. This KV-220 is a monster of a tank and the one prototype actually did see some combat (where it was lost)




I do not know this vehicle. Was it a standard KV hull with a big gun or something special made just for the KV-122?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 06:59 AM UTC
Came across this. May be another source of ideas:



Didn't know there was a Studebaker tank.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 07:03 AM UTC
Here's more:





Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, November 07, 2016 - 05:46 AM UTC
I just watched the first video you provided about the American Landships. I hope the kitmakers get going and give us some of these wonderful vehicles. Dragon has done the T-28 & the M-6. Both of those would be great for this campaign.
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 03:56 AM UTC
With only three weeks to go before the start of our Landships campaign I got out the Zvezda T-35 kit I'm lusting to get into. It is big and has a lot of parts but it looks simple enough if everything fits.

I also had a look at the Hobby Boss kit of the same tank. It does have a lot of PE and that still scares me but not as much as it used to. I have a bit more practice now and can see that mebbee I could manage it in the not too distant future.

How about you? Have you been getting all your glue & paint in order ready for the start? I'm looking forward to seeing these Landships take shape!
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 04:33 AM UTC

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I changed my mind from building a modified E-100, rather, I will be building the KV-220.

I like that Trumpeter is giving some attention to the little known/ paper panzers from both the Germans and Soviets. This KV-220 is a monster of a tank and the one prototype actually did see some combat (where it was lost)




I do not know this vehicle. Was it a standard KV hull with a big gun or something special made just for the KV-122?


The KV-220 had a longer KV-1 hull with a larger turret for the 85mm (And a funny secondary turret), not "too" modified past that, from what I know.
As for the 'readyness', I might be a bit late to start on the campaign. I've got a Merkava 3 BAZ that's been on my desk for almost 2 months now, and I prefer not to work on more than one kit at a time.
And I (finally) looked at the PE in that M60A1, not sure I feel like trying that yet... I'm probably just going to pick up a B1 for the campaign now, lol.
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 05:01 AM UTC

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The KV-220 had a longer KV-1 hull with a larger turret for the 85mm (And a funny secondary turret), not "too" modified past that, from what I know.
As for the 'readyness', I might be a bit late to start on the campaign. I've got a Merkava 3 BAZ that's been on my desk for almost 2 months now, and I prefer not to work on more than one kit at a time.
And I (finally) looked at the PE in that M60A1, not sure I feel like trying that yet... I'm probably just going to pick up a B1 for the campaign now, lol.



Thanks for the details on the KV-220. That sounds like one I might have to get at some point. No hurry at all on this campaign. We have 9 or 10 months to builds, plenty of time. I have been eying that Meng Char and may have to build a second Landship for this campaign. These projects do get under your skin . . .
Shalta
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 05:16 AM UTC

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The KV-220 had a longer KV-1 hull with a larger turret for the 85mm (And a funny secondary turret), not "too" modified past that, from what I know.
As for the 'readyness', I might be a bit late to start on the campaign. I've got a Merkava 3 BAZ that's been on my desk for almost 2 months now, and I prefer not to work on more than one kit at a time.
And I (finally) looked at the PE in that M60A1, not sure I feel like trying that yet... I'm probably just going to pick up a B1 for the campaign now, lol.



Thanks for the details on the KV-220. That sounds like one I might have to get at some point. No hurry at all on this campaign. We have 9 or 10 months to builds, plenty of time. I have been eying that Meng Char and may have to build a second Landship for this campaign. These projects do get under your skin . . .


No problem, I was looking at a '220 for a while myself, just been getting more and more stuff to work on, lol.
It's certainly a good timeframe though, if I do pick up a B1, I'll still end up building the 'A1 for the campaign sometime. Certainly need to practice with CA glue (And camo painting) before I build it, though.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 09:52 PM UTC
We are only a week away from the start of our Landships campaign. I'm really looking forward to this one!
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 06:32 AM UTC
Only a couple of more days until the start of this Landship campaign! I'm looking forward to seeing your builds and starting my own T-35 kit.

I built the Trumpeter KV-5 kit for another campaign and thought it appropriate for display here. This is not an entry, just a display for fun:

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I finished the KV-5 and the following pictures were loaded to the Tank Hunter campaign gallery:





Here are a few additional pictures including a couple with the KV-5 sitting next to a Tamiya Panther & Bronco Hotchkiss built for other campaigns:


















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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 06:46 AM UTC
What a size difference. The Hotchkiss looks positively tiny. I'm doing the Polish tankettes for the Poland 1939 campaign and I still can't see how they expected two guys to sit inside with the hatches closed.
Shalta
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 07:21 AM UTC
The KV and all look pretty great! I'm curious as to what you did for the weathering, it looks really nice. Even if my vision's on the extremely useless side right now.
Also, I'm sadly forced to say I'm stuck waiting a few weeks to join the campaign. Been in the hospital for a week, got a somewhat bad diagnosis, and I'm basically unable to even consider working untill im feeling better in a week or two, liable to take care of many things aftrr that, and then I'll be back into modelling.
But oh well, I live, and my life will be 99% normal after I recover (Nothing worse than learning prevetitive measures), so dont worry about me!
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 10:48 PM UTC

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What a size difference. The Hotchkiss looks positively tiny. I'm doing the Polish tankettes for the Poland 1939 campaign and I still can't see how they expected two guys to sit inside with the hatches closed.



The Polish tankette may well be smaller than the Hotchkiss. I can shoot some pictures to compare the size and will post them to the Poland 1939 campaign page. The Hotchkiss IS quite small, basically a 1930s update of the WW1 Renault FT-17 which has to be considered one of the most influential tanks in history. They were still in service into WW2.
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 11:17 PM UTC

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The KV and all look pretty great! I'm curious as to what you did for the weathering, it looks really nice. Even if my vision's on the extremely useless side right now.
Also, I'm sadly forced to say I'm stuck waiting a few weeks to join the campaign. Been in the hospital for a week, got a somewhat bad diagnosis, and I'm basically unable to even consider working untill im feeling better in a week or two, liable to take care of many things aftrr that, and then I'll be back into modelling.
But oh well, I live, and my life will be 99% normal after I recover (Nothing worse than learning prevetitive measures), so dont worry about me!



No hurry starting this one, it goes well into 2017. Take your time, get well and join us when you are ready. There is nothing here as important as safeguarding your health.

As to weathering on the KV-5, I started with some assumptions. This design was put on the shelf when the factory was moved in advance of the German invasion. My paper panzerski started with the fiction that Stalin ordered the project resumed in preparation for the summer offensive that came to be known as the Battle of Kursk to oppose the Panthers & Tigers the Soviets knew to be coming.

I assumed the KV-5 was rushed into production with little development, little trial and very little crew training in advance. The vehicles would have been built, shipped directly to the staging areas and given hurried preparation by the crews assigned to them. They would be dirty, oily from breakdown repair but not damaged or rusted much.

I started with Tamiya rattlecan Olive Drab #2. I lightened the top surfaces slightly with a pale yellow oil. The paint was dirtied with MIG streaking grimes & washes. In areas where the crew was not likely to have rubbed against it much it still has a slight gloss.

The undercarriage was dirtied with MIG Kursk Soil over a dark brown wash. I mixed several pigments to get one that matched the MIG Kursk Soil wash and dusted to tank in places where dust was likely to accumulate.
Zhivago
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 01:15 AM UTC
I just realized that I never declared what I'd chosen to build. I'll be doing the Amusing Hobby's 1/35 Neubaufahrzeug. Just finishing up some odd bits: some resin AM additions to my St. Chamond, a couple of figures from previous builds, etc. Really looking forward to this. It'll be my first campaign, so there'll be some foulups on the way, no doubt! As always I'm curious about what the many talented members here will be doing (and whatever tips and techniques I can appropriate for my own!).
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 02:21 AM UTC

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The KV and all look pretty great! I'm curious as to what you did for the weathering, it looks really nice. Even if my vision's on the extremely useless side right now.
Also, I'm sadly forced to say I'm stuck waiting a few weeks to join the campaign. Been in the hospital for a week, got a somewhat bad diagnosis, and I'm basically unable to even consider working untill im feeling better in a week or two, liable to take care of many things aftrr that, and then I'll be back into modelling.
But oh well, I live, and my life will be 99% normal after I recover (Nothing worse than learning prevetitive measures), so dont worry about me!



No hurry starting this one, it goes well into 2017. Take your time, get well and join us when you are ready. There is nothing here as important as safeguarding your health.

As to weathering on the KV-5, I started with some assumptions. This design was put on the shelf when the factory was moved in advance of the German invasion. My paper panzerski started with the fiction that Stalin ordered the project resumed in preparation for the summer offensive that came to be known as the Battle of Kursk to oppose the Panthers & Tigers the Soviets knew to be coming.

I assumed the KV-5 was rushed into production with little development, little trial and very little crew training in advance. The vehicles would have been built, shipped directly to the staging areas and given hurried preparation by the crews assigned to them. They would be dirty, oily from breakdown repair but not damaged or rusted much.

I started with Tamiya rattlecan Olive Drab #2. I lightened the top surfaces slightly with a pale yellow oil. The paint was dirtied with MIG streaking grimes & washes. In areas where the crew was not likely to have rubbed against it much it still has a slight gloss.

The undercarriage was dirtied with MIG Kursk Soil over a dark brown wash. I mixed several pigments to get one that matched the MIG Kursk Soil wash and dusted to tank in places where dust was likely to accumulate.


Thanks, I'll have to give that a second read when I'm doing better, trying not to stress my eyes too much and all (Got the idea, but double-vision is bad).
But, I'll be ready to join 'soon', supposedly 1-2 weeks for recovery (As of when I was diagnosed), Can't wait to get back to modelling, but Im planning to spend a ton of time with my family as soon as I recover. So yeah, the 2017 end date is nice!
I'm probably going to look for a really simple kit for this campaign due to that. But we'll see. I still want to buy a B1, so, assuming Tamiya kits are as easy as everyone seems to say, I'll probably do alright.
For what it's worth, I am feeling better than when I posted last, though!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 11:11 PM UTC
Ok Kats & Kittens, we're live with this Landship Campaign! On your mark, get set - build!

I'll be starting my own landship in a few days after I finish a vehicle for another campaign on short deadline.

I'm really looking forward to this campaign!
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 12:56 AM UTC

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I just realized that I never declared what I'd chosen to build. I'll be doing the Amusing Hobby's 1/35 Neubaufahrzeug. Just finishing up some odd bits: some resin AM additions to my St. Chamond, a couple of figures from previous builds, etc. Really looking forward to this. It'll be my first campaign, so there'll be some foulups on the way, no doubt! As always I'm curious about what the many talented members here will be doing (and whatever tips and techniques I can appropriate for my own!).



Please do post some pictures of your St. Chamond, it will serve as inspiration to the rest of us. Your Neubaufahrzeug is most welcomed. I have a Dragon kit somewhere in the pile and will look with interest on your progress.