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Artillery Campaign 2017
LinusB
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 01:40 AM UTC

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Great work there Linus, though I would have hated being part of the crew that had to get that 55 gal. oil drum up onto the back of that tractor!

Really enjoying your work William, much more than I thought I would given the small size of that recoil-less gun. Very nice!



Me neither but I thought it looked cool hehe
165thspc
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:41 PM UTC
Great work there Linus, though I would have hated being part of the crew that had to get that 55 gal. oil drum up onto the back of that tractor!

Really enjoying your work William, much more than I thought I would given the small size of that recoil-less gun. Very nice!
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 06:57 PM UTC
Update on my PLA 105mm Recoilless gun.

Painting continues. Adding the personal gear to the figures.
Thanks for viewing. The conclusion is approaching rapidly.
Bill
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 06:54 PM UTC
Linus, awesome job on that old Tamiya kit. The Quad tractor and 25 pounder gun looks terrific. I like the sandy, wind-blown weathering.
Bill
ArtyG37B
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:02 PM UTC
Painting is going much slower than anticipated. any chance of getting an extension?
69mudbone
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:15 PM UTC
Linus, great looking build, I can feel the sand in my boots.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 06:37 PM UTC
Great rust and weathering, Linus!
LinusB
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 02:50 PM UTC
Such great builds guys.

Here is my completed Quad Tractor and 25 pounder.





panzerman1
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:48 AM UTC
Update on PLA 105mm recoilless gun.

Painting is underway. Commander is 90% done. Remaining crew, ammo, and gun are still being worked on.
Thanks for viewing. More updates to follow. Bill
panzerman1
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:41 AM UTC
Angel, your Su-76 turned out wonderfully. The weathering is very realistic. Are you planning on adding any crew members? I think vehicles look better populated. Just a thought.
Happy modeling. Bill
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 02:04 AM UTC
Looks great, Angel, nice work!
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:13 PM UTC
Thanks Ken!
I was adviced to add a bit more sooth on and beneath the exhausts, which I'll soon do,
69mudbone
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 08:03 PM UTC
Angel, I like how the streaking turned out real nice build. Congrats on crossing the finish line
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 02:32 PM UTC
SU-76M Bulgarian People's Army 1950's finished:



It was my pleasure participating in Arty Campaign.
panzerman1
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 04:25 AM UTC
Update on PLA 105mm recoilless gun.

Construction of the gun crew is finished. Some minor conversions were done to the two remaining figures. Painting is up next. Thanks for viewing. Bill
panzerman1
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 09:47 AM UTC
Update on PLA 105mm recoilless gun.

Every construction step contained minuscule parts. Tweezers and a steady hand were required. Pfew!

Construction is finished. Note: I had to add a replacement part(made of styrene) where the elevation piston mates to the barrel.
Assembly of the crew figures continues. Thanks for viewing. Bill
panzerman1
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 05:18 AM UTC
1st update on PLA 105mm recoilless gun.

On the right, the breach is assembled. Very tiny parts! The trunnion/carriage is on the left. This went together with no issues.

Trunnion/carriage looks nice. Old school, two halves barrel is ready for glue. Careful cleaning up the barrel so as not to lose delicate detailing.

Work begins on the figures. I'm converting the commander figure to achieve a more natural pose.

As seen on the box art, the commander figure has quite a stiff and unnatural pose. Adding legs and arms from spares, a much better pose is resultant.
Thanks for watching. More updates coming soon. Happy modeling.
Bill
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 12:53 AM UTC
Thanks for that guys, the Wiki page was very good about bringing me up to speed.
panzerman1
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 10:29 AM UTC
Thanks Gary for answering Paul's inquiry. I wanted to make something other than my normal WW2 subjects. The Chinese 105mm recoilless gun stood out from my stash. Being a hybrid artillery piece, I hope it still qualifies for the campaign. Fingers crossed. Bill
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 02:03 AM UTC

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Bill - Is your recoilless rifle a rocket launch tube like a Bazooka?



A recoilless rifle is kind of a cross between a regular artillery piece and a rocket launcher. It has a breech with openings to allow enough propellant gas to offset the the normal recoil.

Recoilless Rifle - Wikipedia
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 01:33 AM UTC
Bill - Is your recoilless rifle a rocket launch tube like a Bazooka?
panzerman1
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 12:46 PM UTC
All these amazing builds have inspired me to join the fray at the 11th hour.

I don't tackle many modern subjects, so this is new territory for me. Big calibre gun with several attendants. Looks like fun.

Instructions show a straight forward assembly. However there are some really tiny parts to deal with. Looks like tweezer work. Yikes!

Mold quality looks very nice. There are crisp details and no flash to be seen.

The sculpting quality of the figures seems alright, though a little stiff. A little bit of converting looks necessary. I like the inclusion of extras(personal gear, weapon, and shells).
I'm looking forward to a fun campaign and getting inspiration from everyone's wonderful builds. Bill
panzerman1
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 12:30 PM UTC
Great job Paul on that big piece of Soviet fire power. I like it.
Bill
69mudbone
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 01:20 AM UTC
Paul, well done.
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 11:58 PM UTC
The Trumpeter Soviet D-74 is finished. It is from the late 50s or early 60s and is built as if it were being moved behind a truck from one spot to another. The kit was a lot of fun to build and went together well aside from some PE footman's loops I gave up on. My very modest skills got stretched some with this one.