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Artillery Campaign 2017
Knuckles
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 04:00 AM UTC

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Timothy, Great work on the gun. it looks awesome.


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WOW! VERY nice gun. The ranging stakes really blast the detail. Nicely done.



Christian, they're not ranging stakes, they're aiming posts.



Yeah--those red and white jobs
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 01:14 PM UTC
Nice build, Timothy! Looks very realistic.
Knuckles
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 01:48 AM UTC
WIP of the M59 Long Tom.

I pinged a piece of PE, couldn't find it, scratchbuilt a replacement, and then found the pinger on the other side of the house 2 days later. Other than that, it's been a great build of a really, really bad kit. A LOT of sink marks, EPMs, and stress marks on the plastic opposite of the EPMs. I'll make it work...

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 07:55 PM UTC
I was having a hard time deciding what to build for this campaign, and thought I had finally picked something until I cam across this company, Model Shipways. that builds all-cast Britannia Metal guns. So, I thought I'd give this piece of historic artillery a try:



It's 1/16th scale and less than 40 parts, so it "should" go relatively fast, we'll see when I tackle it later in April...nothing ventured, nothing gained
Knuckles
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 08:30 PM UTC
More WIP on the M59. Last night I spent 3 hours bending PE from the Eduard kit then gluing it to them to the model. Great detail--HUGE pain in the .
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:28 PM UTC
Maybe a pain, but good results, Christian!
Knuckles
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 09:40 PM UTC

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Maybe a pain, but good results, Christian!



Thanks! My initial thoughts were 'I'll just build this ol' M59 kit for this campaign. It'll be quick. It's only a cannon.'

A cannon with 8 wheels, and some insane-miniscule-fiddly-breaky-pingy-parts...

But I'm excited about the build. I'm planning on doing it as a museum piece, with a couple of pieces of ammo and a figure (pin-up) on the display. Circa Korean War, weathered and worn, but clean. I'll do either a wood planked floor, or I'll paint a sheet of styrene to look like a piece of tarmac and glue it to the wooden base.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 08:42 PM UTC
Tim. Your cannon is awesome. Did you use a red base coat to show the primer coming through or is that a pinwash? How did you do it? I want to copy
Hard_Target
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 01:39 AM UTC
Thanks Bryan. The effects are achieved via air brushing and oil dots and washes. I like to use Model Masters enamel paints. I've used these for years and that's what I'm familiar with. I'm sure you could also use acrylics the same way. Just seal between coats.
I first apply a flat black primer coat. Then I pre-shadowed with light gray #1732. The base coat Africa Dunkel Grau'42 #2103 was then srayed lightly over the primer coats. Once dry I sprayed Future acrylic floor wax over entire model. This seals everything and supplies a smooth shiny finish for decals. decals are applied and once cured another coat of Future follows.
The future is also beneficial for my washes as they flow better and If I want to remove an unwanted stain somewhere. They can easily be cleaned up. I use Winsor & Newton Burnt Umber mixed with Turpenoid. I allow this to flow into and around details depressions and around rivets. To remove unwanted wash just dip a clean brush into some Turenoid and wipe away. Rust effects can be created with washes of Burnt Sienna, yellow ochre cadium orange.
Sometimes I'll use this Burnt Umber to alter the shade of the paint on the lower surfaces of the model near the ground as dirt and grime have accumulated. I guess this is what people refer to as a filter. Allow all to dry.
After the wash I'll take oil soft mixing white and mix it with my base color to lighten. Then I'll add this mix with sporadic dots. I'll also use yellow ochre and a little burnt umber. One dot at a time I'll take a clean brush dampen it with Turpenoid and work the color in. Sort of blend it together.
Once happy I start my dry-brushing. Soft mixing white oil paint mixed with my base coat. Dry brush all raised surface detail. Once dry I'll add more soft mixing with to my original mix. I want to add layers of lightning effects. I'll dry brush once again. This time use a softer touch. I'll do the same thing with tires. It provides grey highlights.
I want to add that you must wait for all the steps to properly dry before you rush on the the next step.
I'll then use some earth tone Alphacolor soft pastels for pigments. Just scrape the colors you want with a razor blade into a fine pile. Then brush on and use a Q-tip to work the color in.
Once I'm happy with my results I'll seal everything with Dullcoat.
Hope I haven't forgotten anything, Hopefully this will be helpful.




Scipio2010
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 06:26 PM UTC
I finished building the Krupp 12.8 CM AT gun. On to the painting.



Knuckles
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 09:08 AM UTC
^^^^^^^^THAT^^^^^^^^^^^^^ is a gorgeous gun. I have to build one now.

Moving on with my M59--here is the running gear for it. This is the better part of a week-after-work, and pictured are 103 parts. I think the entire rig might make it into the paintbooth this weekend!!
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 07:20 AM UTC
Thanks Tim!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 06:47 PM UTC
Some great-looking guns, guys!
Knuckles
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 08:51 PM UTC
Stayed up late and finished the paint, woke up a little too early and sealed it (Vallejo satin varnish). Letting her cure and then on to detail, wash, and weather. She's a BIG girl.
Erik67
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 12:07 AM UTC
A short update: I'm building the K9 piece by piece. Not much to report really....



Erik
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 02:51 AM UTC
COMPLETED! YAY! My 1st campaign!!!

This is AFV's 1/35 M59 Long Tom. I added Eduard's AM PE kit, and painted it in Vallejo Air OD variation, and finished in a bunch of different products.

I painted it as a museum piece on display outside. She shows some rust, and rain-wear. The rain marks threw me. They adhered to the basecoat and didn't allow manipulation (couldn't streak it). So...what you see is what you get. As this was my first time using this product, I will apply what I learned to the next build. If it bugs me too much, I can just overspray with some light OD to blend it away, and then re-apply some buff-dust.

I am going to put it on a base with some AM ammo with decals, some assorted boxes, and a pin-up. Probably do the base as concrete, but may do grass (or both?).

I spent just shy of 40 hours on this kit, and enjoyed it. More painting it than building it, as there was some fiddly s*it going on with the carriage.

I'll post some pics of the finished vignette when it's finished, but bases take the back seat and this model build is DONE!





ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 03:22 AM UTC
Wow, Christian, that certainly is a "Museum Piece". Beautiful work!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 03:38 AM UTC
Christian congrats on your first campaign. Looks sharp
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 09:40 AM UTC
Looks very nice, christian. It is a beautiful beast!
bison126
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 04:23 PM UTC
Hi all,
I think it's time that I really join the campaign!
My entry is a ROK K9. I intend to build it without AM additions even the tracks.

Here is the start picture.


In the evening I managed to basically assemble the hull. The fit was pretty good except for the rear wall components which needed some trimming. But nothing serious indeed.

Unlike what Academy states, I have assembled the upper and lower hulls before adding all the details to the upper one. I think it's easier to handle.







This morning I've added the last upper hull details. Academy made some design mistakes there. The various handles for the access hatches are to high. The round base must be cut. Even when doing so, some handles appear to high and too far from the locking part. See the circled one. As the locking part is molded solid and in a recess it is quite hard to fix this.

On my model, the left headlight support was badly molded so the headlight was too much on the left and prevented the guard to sit correctly. I had to remove the headlight and glue it again more to the right.









I'll paint it in the ROK MERDC like camo. Does anybody have a match for the paints in the Tamiya range? Academy gives you a lot of brands which I don't work with.
TIA
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 08:39 AM UTC
Haven't checked in for a while as I have been busy with my KPz.70 build, wow, some great work being done on this campaign! Christian and Tim, beautiful work and congrats on completing you first campaign! Took a bit of a break from all the slat armour to work on my Morser, got it all together and ready for primer:

Coat of black primer:

And base coat of yellow grey:

Camo to come.
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 06:15 AM UTC
Well, I was finally afforded the time to crack the kit open and start on it this weekend. Here are a few progress shots. I am very impressed with this kit. So far it has been a nice build. Fit has been decent. Minor areas which some putty will be required. I really like how they made the pistons.



Nice weld seams on casemate


Road wheels look good and went together nicely.



Drive Sprockets look nice.



Hopefully I will get some more time as the week progresses



Cheers all
andyman
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 01:24 AM UTC
Hello fellow molders,
Finished my 105 on to the paint booth.


Andy
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:32 AM UTC
Brian, nice looking kit. Looking forward to see more.

Andy, a true classic looking beautiful.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 06:56 PM UTC
A super-clean build, Andy!