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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 11:10 PM UTC
The Zimmerit set from ATAK Model is very nice. The set comes with three sheets and some resin replacement parts. Thought I would post some pics of it.

One of the three sheets.


The resin pieces and some of the zimmerit pieces removed from a sheet.


Checking part fits


The zimmerit pieces sitting on the tub


Fit seems to be pretty good. A little additional trimming and it will sit perfectly. The pieces are easy to remove from the sheet. A good sharp #11 blade is all you need.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 03:59 AM UTC
My word, that hull looks to be a least a foot long!
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 07:01 AM UTC

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My word, that hull looks to be a least a foot long!



It is big. The hull is 13 3/8" long
Thirian24
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Oklahoma, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 08:50 AM UTC
Hey fellas. I'm making some progress here. Nice and easy Tamiya build.

d111298pw
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 04:26 PM UTC
Zimmerit has been applied to the upper hull. Ready for primer.





Thirian24
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 08:00 AM UTC
I'm making some more progress on my Bradley.

I looked at images of Bradley's in Kosovo, and a lot of them had the rear most side armor panels raised up. So I cut one side up to replicate that.

I'm hoping to have the rest of assembly done tomorrow night.

LeftyDan
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 08:12 AM UTC
After a long delay on my part....paint!

It took me an embarrassingly long time to decide on a paint color for the Enterprise. Next up, details and a hundred little holes.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:14 AM UTC
Dustin,

Your Bradley is coming together very nicely.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 06:45 PM UTC
Mark- Nice zim job!
Dustin- The Bradley is looking very good, it has a really beefy stance!
Dan- Nothing embarrassing about getting the paint scheme just right, however long it takes
Thirian24
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 08:33 PM UTC
Mark - Clayton, thank you for the kind words.
Kettil
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Alvsborgs, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 08:21 PM UTC
Time for transfers.

b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 01:03 AM UTC
Hi mates,
I'm joining your campaign, too. Great models already on your benches @Erik: Like that Draken of yours!
So here's my entry:

Bought it a few weeks ago at an model exhibition at half price.
Was always fascinated by that Mach 6 thing...
Maybe starting tonight
Happy Easter holidays for you!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 01:46 AM UTC
Happy Easter to you too, Peter, and welcome aboard!
Bluestab
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 05:34 AM UTC
I guess I should post some progress pictures. I started this build a week or so after the start date.
I went with Miniart's Crossroads Diorama Base. This kit uses their Ruined Polish Building and...well I'll be honest I don't know the other one. They'd have you combine these two base kits to make this crossroads base. I actually built the Polish Building last year for campaign on Model Geek. I repaired the bomb damage and posed it as an abandoned building.I gave it a basement with escape tunnel to a utilities tunnel. So I know half this kit. I have another copy of this kit in the stash.
The kit comes with some interior elements...vaccum formed floor and ceiling timbers and rubble. My plan is to give the 2-story building a ruined interior. I probably won't use much of the provided interior bits...like vaccum formed floor beams. The 3-story building will be a shell, probably gutted by fire.


I started with the base of the base. I used thin composite board as the underlying base and layered it up to fill the vaccum formed base so it'd have some solid footing. I decided to extend the overall base size so the 2-story building can have more interior shown.


Kits base pieces added to the wood base. I added styrofoam to the extension section for 2-story building.


Clean-up time....lots and lots of clean-up. I used a thick handled hobby knife...your hands will thank you. I don't worry much about the damaged edges. I usually use a motor tool to clean it up later and fill-it in. It's easier to work with once the sections start coming together.


I've seen people use all manner of ways to fill the interiors of these Miniart building sections. For this one, I used styrofoam. For most of the buildings I added syrofoam pieces around the door and window openings. The relief detail made using solid sheets more difficult. I was able to use a solid sheet for the largest section of the 2-story building. I didn't take a picture before I closed it up.
The 3-story shouldn't need any reiforcement. The 2-story was beefed up a bit as a precaution. The second floor and roof should be removable so I wanted it to be stronger.


Clamped. The filler also helps to give you a good foundation to clamp.


Both buildings were glued to make their corners and placed on the base. The what-if "Assault-Stuart" was added to note scale.


I wanted a flight of stairs. I didn't have any for my Model Geek build. I used popsicle sticks. In hindsight the steps' height are a bit too high. However, I messed up on the width and pre-planning as well.


Speaking of messing up on pre-planning...lets see if you can spot my mess-ups.
I used wooden strips to make floor/ceiling joists. I intentionally made them longer than I wanted so I could play with them and to show damage....I can remove bits alot easier than add them.


Mess-up #1 was the stairs placement. By going aheadwith the joists before I decided, I limited where I could put it. Mess-up #2 was having the stairs wider than the joists. Mess-up #3 was not addressing this then...instead I forced it to work and thought the flooringand ceiling would conceal it.


I used wooden strips for the second floor flooring. I used a nail punch to simulate nail marks. I framed walls for the sides of the stairs. For the record, I tested several layouts and eventually settled on no walls on the second floor. The walls blocked too much line-of sight.
I added the ceiling surfaces. I used sheet styrene and strip styrene to simulate the slats for the plaster-board. I wish I had used flat toothpicks and actually skimmed it with some sort of filler....but lesson learned.
Stained the stairs and second story floor. I used Tamiya red-brown thinned with Windex. It works well on the natural wood.
As an aside, the ground floor will be tile of linoleum.


Components added to test fit. The stair walls were closed in. I added holes and damage...which I'm not enamored with. I added railings for the top of the stairs. This works better than walls and you can see the second floor.


During the build I changed my mind on what this building was. I played with the idea of a rooming house, pub, a shop, and a private home. I decided on a shop, possibly a seamstress shop. The idea is that the owners are present trying to salvage items from the damage. I have a horse drawn wagon that I planned to use for them to haul items out.
I need furnishings. A table, benches, and a cashier's counter were made from wooden strips salvaged from some test walls I decided against using. It's a start and I still want some dress-making dummies, sewing machines, and clothing racks.


With some of the furniture placed....with figure included for size demonstrations.


Here's where things take a twist. I'm a little frustrated with this build and have lost interest. I figure I'll take a break from it and decide if I want to redo the stairs and floor a bit. I might just go bonkers and add a basement level and sewer tunnels for a potential post-fight street fighting scene. I thought about a panzer-turm but I don't think the space works with that.
So I'm going to stop with that build for now and start on the French Farm Gate. I'm thinking about using it for a cemetery and as a backdrop for a base.
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:53 PM UTC
Nice work on the Draken, Eric.

Alex, quite an impressive scene you are building. Really nice stuff. I am sure if you give the project a rest you will regain the enthusiasm for it. You are already far ahead of the curve.

Looking forward to see more
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 06:45 PM UTC
It's looking very good, Alex, and you still have plenty of time!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 06:47 PM UTC
Great looking paint scheme, Eric! Your leading edges look perfect!
Kettil
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:23 PM UTC
So I put on some decals, helped along with MicroSet and MicroSol.

The next day, two large markings were quite badly creased. SO more MicroSol, another five hours, and no improvements. At that point I decided to just get rid of them, as they were only used in the latter parts of the aircraft's service life.

Turns out the creasing was in the paint/clear cote underneath. And only under the transfers.

This is going be a headache and a half.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 11:13 AM UTC
I'm in a few other builds, but I just got the PanzerArt Road wheels for my Hobby Boss SdKfz 254 kit - And I Want To Build It. It's big, it's chunky, its ugly, it's wierd - I love it. So I would like to join in here too:
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 07:46 PM UTC
Welcome aboard, Peter, I have that monster in my stash so I'll be watching your build with much interest!!
b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 09:10 PM UTC
Hi mates,
here is some progress during Easter weekend


Building so far went well, only minor fitting problems. Had to align the ventral fin when I realised today it was out of line. Already glued solid, so I had to use a little force
But now it's alright. The landing skids will be a little fiddly...

Alex, your housebuilding looks very impressive, take a break, but don't give up. Never could this, well done!
Clayton, thanks for the welcome
Kettil
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 07:46 PM UTC
Some sulphur-tinted language later (didn't get any better when the wash&wipe bit had peculiar effects on the varnish, but a rinse and a heavy coat of satin took care of that) and with a bit of the shading declared KIA I think I'll pout this one down, back away carefully, and consider it done.





ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 08:38 PM UTC
That's a fine-looking Draken, Erik! Very nice work!

Peter- your X-15 is coming along very nicely!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 09:43 PM UTC
Beautiful build, Eric. You can really be satisfied with the result.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 04:31 AM UTC
Finally some movement on my MAS568. Cabin constructed.