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Artillery Campaign 2017
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 09:06 PM UTC
One more, positive comment regarding the Dragon sFH 18 kit:

As I was painting the tires on the gun I happened to notice something. The tires have raised sidewall lettering!!!!!

In very, very small letters you can see the word "Continental". Very impressive!
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 10:34 AM UTC
24 hours later and the camo and the weathering are complete, also the Sd.Kfz. 7 is repaired.

So except for the aiming stakes and the optics I am essentially calling this one done:

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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 09:51 PM UTC
Got a primer coat and the base color applied last night to the gun. Working how on repairing my old Sd. Kfz. 7 that took an unscheduled trip to the concrete floor a few years back. Also I am adding a set of civilian pattern tires from Voyager Models to the original Tamiya kit.



With all the failings of the old Tamiya model I may soon have need of purchasing one of the recent much better versions of the 7 now on the market.
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 12:54 AM UTC
Oh, I know it's not a race (except to finish before the deadline); I was just poking fun at your "don't want to steal your thunder" comment as I think at least four of this kit has been built. I think the thunder got kind of diluted by this point.

The second guy pulled his entry out so he could make it part of his Truck & Trailer campaign entry, so we're down to three, I think?

Looks like both of you are doing the towed positioning; I have the figure set for it so I am thinking of using the remaining time to diorama it and see if I'm ready to wear big boy pants. I am curious to see our final outcomes and how our approaches compare/contrast on the same kit.
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 10:36 PM UTC
I work my gun crews hard!
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 10:34 PM UTC
Yes, it is not a race, so here's an update:


Unlike Michael, i'm sacrificing some realism by keeping the recuperator rods attached (saving those guys some pulling too)
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 10:28 PM UTC
Gun crew plus others pulling 150mm gun back into battery:

I had wondered what those two small rollers were on the top on the recuperator arch.

This is what is known as "the tug - - of war!"

Photo found online - Used here for discussion and research only.
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 09:47 PM UTC
Thanks Clayton.

Can anyone hook me up with a photo of what the AM etch looks like for the sFH 18? The kit seems so absolutely well detailed that I can't help but wonder what could be missing??? I found a couple of cast tow rings that needed to be drilled out and a few tiny handles missing but so far that is about it. (And the barrel rifling!)

Otherwise I'd say it is a truly great kit!
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 08:11 PM UTC
Michael and Linus- Both looking great!
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 04:20 PM UTC
Rather amazing how well the Quad tractor holds up when compared with other more recently produced kits. It is one of my favorites.

Good work!
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 02:26 PM UTC
Some progress on my Quad.



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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM UTC
sFH 18 - Physical Construction Complete:







I did manage to pin (hinge) the drawbar of the limber so it will swing up and down to match the height of whatever towing vehicle is being used. I have yet to build the sighting optics as that will require more research beforehand.
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 08:39 PM UTC
Very late start. But will give this a shot.

Base kit



and whole lot of resin and PE

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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 10:58 AM UTC
Current status, still a lot of detail to add to the trails.


Mine will be shown in travel mode so the recuperator rods will be detached and the barrel and breach pulled back out of battery.


Firing position.
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 10:53 AM UTC
Shell, I don't think this is supposed to be a race. I was just saying that it is unfortunate that both Richard and I are at approximately the same place in our builds. We are therefore posting roughly the same progress shots.


sFH 18 towing limber.
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 08:14 AM UTC
Ah yes, Dragon instructions - test fitting an absolute essential
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 07:01 AM UTC

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OK - Couldn't resist - I may be a late start but I'm in!

Pulled my sFH 18 out of the stash last night. Here is my starting photo. This will be a straight build (probably two color camo.) in the towed configuration to go with my venerable old Tamiya Sd.Kfz. 7 built years ago!

Not trying to steal Richard's thunder, however I already had the kit and have been wanting a reason to get started on it.

Love those big solid wheels and the heavy carriage!




Heh, I actually finished my sFH18 a couple months back; just haven't uploaded gallery pics as I have been finishing some other builds in the meantime.

Mine is in two-tone (green on yellow). I think my posted shots disappeared in the Great Photobucket Massacre of 2017.
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 06:33 AM UTC
Burned some midnight (as well as mid-morning) oil on the sFH 18 in the last 24 hours.

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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 05:58 AM UTC
Regarding the Dragon sFH 18 Howitzer kit; I'm sure Richard is already well aware of this but I recommend that everyone use extreme caution when following the instruction sheet. The part number referred to in the instruction sheet as being the lefthand part is often actually the righthand part of the kit.

Also, GOOD LUCK figuring out that there are actually TWO step 13's on the instruction sheet and that the first is to be used for transport mode and the second for setting the gun in firing position!

This model is expertly engineered. It is a real shame that Dragon had a lesser engineer do the instructions.
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 12:12 AM UTC
ok well here is my trumpeter grad bm21, im actually a bit further on than you can see in this picture but i am about to go on holiday so i will post more when i return.

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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 12:04 AM UTC
You guys are inspiring me to start an artillery piece of my own. This is something new for me and I hope my modest skills which have been improving are now up to the more complicated kit with plenty of fiddly little parts. The Soviet T-35 for the Landship campaign is currently stalled by hot weather so this is a great time to jump into something new.

The kit is a Cold War Soviet D-74 122 mm Field gun. It has lots of tiny bits & PE and should be fun. I started it last night.

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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 09:06 PM UTC
OK - Couldn't resist - I may be a late start but I'm in!

Pulled my sFH 18 out of the stash last night. Here is my starting photo. This will be a straight build (probably two color camo.) in the towed configuration to go with my venerable old Tamiya Sd.Kfz. 7 built years ago!

Not trying to steal Richard's thunder, however I already had the kit and have been wanting a reason to get started on it.

Love those big solid wheels and the heavy carriage!

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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 02:25 PM UTC
Very nice detailing on the sFH 18 kit Richard. You're making me want to pull mine out of the stash and get started!
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 04:36 AM UTC
Solid progress on my sFH.18 in the couple of months since I took the starter pic




Basically all sub-assemblies ready for paint
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 01:16 AM UTC
Hi Guys, what's a artillery campaign without a 12 lb Napoleon, so here is my entry. A nice change of pace if my eyes hold out