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Artillery Campaign 2017
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 01:23 AM UTC
I apologize but when I first posted my sFH 18 "finished" photos of my model I sort of "jumped the gun", my bad. - I still needed to add the decal lettering, the aiming poles and the sighting optics. Sorry 'bout dat.

Finished now!







p.s. I made no effort to position the lift rings on the axles in a downward position. I know from prior, real life experience with both a sFH 18 and a PAK 43/41 that these lift rings quickly get a coating of lite rust and mud and start turning WITH the wheels. Gravity is very quickly no longer sufficient to keep them pointed towards the ground.


panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:10 AM UTC
Guy, your 105mm armed halftrack looks fantastic. A good paint job and a few well placed decals really bring out the model's character. Yes, this vehicle would fit perfectly with a Kelly's Heroes scene....at least until the friendly-fire strafing destroys it. Yikes! Hahaha. Keep having fun. Bill
Charlie-66
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 03:01 AM UTC
Paul, Clayton, and Mark

Thanks guys. Itís been a fun kit. The Archerís transfers for the dashboard work great, and are a heck of an improvement over what I could paint! Thatís right! This one would fit right in with Kelly, Oddball, and the boys!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:06 AM UTC
Great-looking half-track, Guy! Just needs a couple of figures of Cowboy and Willard to make it complete!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:17 PM UTC
Very neat build, Guy, great detailing!
Hudson29
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:18 PM UTC
Guy - Those instruments look GREAT! I had to look at the picture carefully to determine it was a model. I have one of these Dragon kits in the stacks someplace, you are providing motivation to get it out . . .
Charlie-66
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 09:32 PM UTC
OK, base coat of paint, and decals are on.

Decals for the dashboard are done!

Always "love" slicing the star into segments for the front armored slats!

Weathering and detail painting are next!

Kanguroo
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:48 AM UTC

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Painting is going much slower than anticipated. any chance of getting an extension?



I'm the same. Give us some extra days, please.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 03:02 AM UTC
Me too!
Charlie-66
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 03:02 AM UTC
Thanks Mike! Been a funbuild, racing to get it done!
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 09:30 PM UTC
I am very close but I could use a couple extra days as well.

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 08:54 AM UTC

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Painting is going much slower than anticipated. any chance of getting an extension?



?
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:11 AM UTC
Guy - Nice halftrack!

Charlie-66
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 08:48 PM UTC
OK, construction is done. The tracks are only dry fit, as is the gun and mounting. Won't secure them until I'm done painting. I also need room to use the Archers transfers for all the gauges and signage on the dash board. Also some putty work to do on the gun







panzerman1
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:39 PM UTC
Paul, Sherman crews gave their tank the ignominious name....Ronson. It was a lighter used then. It's slogan was..."Always lights on the 1st strike". Referring to the Sherman's tendency to catch fire after being hit by enemy rounds.
There's a book called Death Traps. It documents the horror of being a Sherman tank crewman.
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 02:18 AM UTC

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Clayton,William,Paul-thanks!

William, I fully agree with you that open vehicles look much better when populated.Unfortunately-I lack any skill in figure painting..

Paul, AFAIK Tamiya's kit is newer than the MiniArt's kit I used for my build.So it should build into a splendid Suchka.
BTW Suchka(Russian for b*tch) was one of the nicknames Russian crews gave to this SPG-mainly because of it's "character"(catching fire rapidly, lack of protection for the crew).




That is a good story, thank you for it. I have heard that Sherman crews had similar names for that tank later in the war.
eMan
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 01:55 PM UTC
10 days left, I'll build SKIF 122mm D-30 for the campaign.


ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 08:44 AM UTC
Clayton,William,Paul-thanks!

William, I fully agree with you that open vehicles look much better when populated.Unfortunately-I lack any skill in figure painting..

Paul, AFAIK Tamiya's kit is newer than the MiniArt's kit I used for my build.So it should build into a splendid Suchka.
BTW Suchka(Russian for b*tch) was one of the nicknames Russian crews gave to this SPG-mainly because of it's "character"(catching fire rapidly, lack of protection for the crew).

Charlie-66
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 02:21 AM UTC
Late, late, late on this one, but being home from hernia surgery gives me lots of time. Going to try to finish!






Removed by original poster on 10/19/17 - 21:19:36 (GMT).
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 01:45 AM UTC
Unfortunately, Looks like I'm not going to get anything done for this campaign. Still so busy with the new job and getting the new house in order, I haven't touched a modeling tool (other than sort of unpacking them) since the beginning of May.

Good luck to everyone else on your Arty builds!

Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 01:35 AM UTC
Angel - I love the way your Suchka turned out. I have the Tamiya kit. To build a Suchka does the kit need any mods?
RhinoSpit
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:13 PM UTC
Much work on my churchill mk.V since february, but the build is now finished:





I've learned a lot of things and improve my building skills, specially on photoetch.

And now, let's paint this churchill !
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 01:02 PM UTC
Great build, Linus.

Some really nice builds in this campaign.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 08:13 AM UTC
A little bit closer. Not going to be the final color. Just a step in the process.