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Unfinished Builds 2017
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 01:00 AM UTC

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Congratulations on finishing such an unusual subject!



Thanks, i'm actually quite happy with it myself
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:08 PM UTC
Congratulations on finishing such an unusual subject! A lot of people getting these projects done in the last few days!

Done
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69mudbone - Trumpeter 1/72 'Small Turret' KV-1
AgentG - Tamiya M60A1
Blade48mrd - Tamiya 1/35 Tiger I (Mid), Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III DAK, Tamiya 1/35 Tiger II (Porsche)
Buckeye198 - Tamiya 1/35 Flakpanzer Gepard
Cam - DML Sherman III
Chapman - Hobby Boss 4.7cm Pak(t) auf R 731(f)
erichvon - Opel Blitz
Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
goofmuilwijk - Mac 1/35 BA-20SD Armored Railcar
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - MaK Meng Toyota Pickup Technical, Gans 'Battlefrog'
Scipio2010 - Amusing Hobby 1/35 VK 30.02 converted to a Sd.Kfz. 172 Cheetah
SGTJKJ -Dust Tactics Walkers
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1
TMoon - Takom 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling
Zhivago - Heller 1/72 Amiot 143
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:03 PM UTC
Some really nice work going on here. And some great shelfqueens wrapped up!

As for my entry, for some reason i forgot to post the progress on my BA-20. I did take some pictures though

After washing the car i primed it with Vallejo Russian Green primer. It is a bit too dark for my taste, but as a primer it's a good color. After that i airbrushed Ammo Russian Green 4BO. That turned out rather nice, if i do say so myself





After letting it dry for a while i painted the details: the tires of the original wheels, the steel rims on the railroad wheels, the gun and some rusty spots on the underside. Excuse the bad picture - it was photographed when it was really just too dark to take pictures and i was too lazy to put on the daylight lamps


Lastly i used a template to paint the red star. After that i put on the spare tires and lightly weathered it. The weathering doesn't show up well on the pictures, but it's there.









In the future it'll probably end up on a small groundwork with a few figures. That's when i put on some more pigments to blend it in the scene a bit more.

For this campaign i'll call it finished
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 06:43 PM UTC
Looks good, Guy. The tracks sag just right without being overdone.

Looking forward to see more.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 04:23 AM UTC
Lots of progress. Got the track done and almost all the assembly finished.



Fighting compartment roof


everything dry fit
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GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 09:19 AM UTC
Not too late at all.

As long as you got the image of your finished build into the Campaign Gallery, you'll get a ribbon at the start of the new year.
TMoon
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:31 AM UTC
I have posted to the gallery, but I'm having trouble posting to the forum.
Tom
TMoon
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:24 AM UTC
Is it too late to post a finished model?
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 09:15 PM UTC
Congrats on finishing your Gepard! Don't forget to upload an image into the Campaign Gallery.

Done
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69mudbone - Trumpeter 1/72 'Small Turret' KV-1
AgentG - Tamiya M60A1
Blade48mrd - Tamiya 1/35 Tiger I (Mid), Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III DAK, Tamiya 1/35 Tiger II (Porsche)
Buckeye198 - Tamiya 1/35 Flakpanzer Gepard
Cam - DML Sherman III
Chapman - Hobby Boss 4.7cm Pak(t) auf R 731(f)
erichvon - Opel Blitz
Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - MaK Meng Toyota Pickup Technical, Gans 'Battlefrog'
Scipio2010 - Amusing Hobby 1/35 VK 30.02 converted to a Sd.Kfz. 172 Cheetah
SGTJKJ -Dust Tactics Walkers
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1
Zhivago - Heller 1/72 Amiot 143
jldurand
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 07:23 PM UTC
This is a very clean build and painting. I am usually not fan of modern tanks but yours is really nicely done.
Buckeye198
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 06:48 PM UTC
Shawn: the Cheetah looks excellent, no complaints about light weathering. Especially since my entry has basically zero weathering...but I'm gonna call my entry done too!

I ended up stripping the brown paint down to the primer and respraying those areas. The new brown paint covered evenly, no more complaints. And yes, I intentionally picked a red-brown instead of the NATO standard...I saw a few pics of Bundeswehr vehicles with that hue, the model isn't 100% accurate already, and I liked the look of it and it's my model


I dusted the model with diluted brown. The picture compares the dusted hull with the undusted turret.


As a final detail, I painted the track pads black. I was very surprised how much of a difference it made on the rubber band tracks. Bottom track is fully painted, top track is starting to be painted (towards picture right).


Final assembly. I added the weight patties inside the hull, applied decals and the usual flat coat finishing, then mated the turret and hull. Everything is still movable, save for the instrument cabinet in the rear.








I'm going to keep the autocannons trained slightly skyward. Partly because it gives a bit of drama to the model, but also because I didn't shave the joints enough so they scrape some of the paint off the turret. Easier to just cover up the scrapes through posing.


Every model has a good side...everything went wrong on the right and right on the left. So this will be my final display view for my Flakpanzer Gepard. A straightforward build, lots of opportunity for fun modifications, and finally a coat of paint five years later (almost to the day)! I'm very pleased with my second attempt at airbrushing. Any advice of course is welcome.
jldurand
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 08:45 PM UTC
[quote]I think the Cheetah is done. Decided to go light on the weathering, any comments/critiques welcome.

It's OK with light weathering. When tanks are recently painted, they don't look like old rusty abandoned vehicles !!! I like the way you worked on colours and the subtil effects.
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 08:07 PM UTC
Done
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69mudbone - Trumpeter 1/72 'Small Turret' KV-1
AgentG - Tamiya M60A1
Blade48mrd - Tamiya 1/35 Tiger I (Mid), Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III DAK, Tamiya 1/35 Tiger II (Porsche)
Cam - DML Sherman III
Chapman - Hobby Boss 4.7cm Pak(t) auf R 731(f)
erichvon - Opel Blitz
Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - MaK Meng Toyota Pickup Technical, Gans 'Battlefrog'
Scipio2010 - Amusing Hobby 1/35 VK 30.02 converted to a Sd.Kfz. 172 Cheetah
SGTJKJ -Dust Tactics Walkers
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1
Zhivago - Heller 1/72 Amiot 143


Less than 3 weeks to go!
jldurand
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:47 AM UTC
This URAL has been completely destroyed when I moved to Canada. So I bought a PE set from Magic Models, trying to do something interesting.


Robbd01
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 06:21 AM UTC
Looks like no Unfinished Builds being completed this year. My water heater busted and got my man cave all soggy wet. It is all being repaired and there is no way I will get anything done in time to earn my ribbon. Well at least this year I can't blame it on my procrastination. Just for prosperity I might do a group shot pic of all those projects - oh so close - not getting finished this year.

Cheers and grats on all those that got something done.

Scipio2010
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 05:59 AM UTC
I think the Cheetah is done. Decided to go light on the weathering, any comments/critiques welcome.







GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 01:08 AM UTC
20 days to go!

I probably won't make it but there's always next year! There probably won't be extensions like in other campaigns since your unfinished build still qualifies for next years.
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Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 04:46 AM UTC
So the Jeeps are nearing completion, having replaced the kit jerry cans with some academy ones, mostly German.



The bonnet mounted jerry cans are missing the straps that came moulded on the kit cans, so I made some buckles.
supplyssg
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 02:09 AM UTC
So looking forward to your progress on this little gem, Doc! Eyeballed this one on a news review and thought it was a cool little piece. Perfect SeaBees subject. Be sure to keep us posted.
Never built a Mirror Models. What's your opinion? I've been lusting over their Canadian CMP trucks for a possible North African Italian capture version. On my radar, but haven't popped yet.
DocEvan
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 05:47 AM UTC
Here's what I'm working on, going into 12/17:

Mirror Models CAT D7. Will represent a USN Seabees dozer. My father-in-law was in the Seabees during WWII.


Complete left side. Colors are various rust acrylics = dark brown/roof red. I will add pastels or weathering powders once the mode is complete. The contrast from the Navy Grey is stark. But we'll fix that. And yes, I know that there's a lean in the exhaust pipe.


The exaggerated sag in the upper part of the treads was due to having one extra link!! I didn't realize this until they were all glued on I compared the correct left side with the right.
Luckily, I was able to pry off the treads and remove the offending extra, and get all the remainders back on properly.
Now working on the blade and rear winch assemblies.

supplyssg
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 05:40 AM UTC
Tamiya, 3T Cgo Trk (Opel Blitz), 1/35

Hi all, some interesting entries still arriving.
Just a quick update on the Blitz project. Recently got down a base coat of Tamiya German Grey, thinned down well and even added a little Tamiya Paint Retarder. Now, as much as tried to apply light thin coats very patiently to allow the black and white primer to come through, I still ended up with a heavy application and much of the effect was lost... Oh well, live and learn. My first major Tamiya paint application was a success otherwise and I followed up with a lighter airbrushed highlight subsequently which provided the look I was after. What I was really impressed with was the Mig blue filter I applied the next day. It makes all the difference in the world and really takes that German Grey/Blue to a whole new level. It has a very realistic look, at least to my eye.







Decals are a combination of homemade stencils as pictured below, dry transfers and waterslides to come up with the unit I wished to represent during the 1939 Poland Campaign. Researching early LKW's both pre-war and early war revealed lots of different variations and many overly large "not so tactical" tactical symbols which I tried to replicate on the tailgate, which I'm pretty happy with.



Charlie-66
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 09:09 PM UTC
Well, late to the dance, but that's been the story of 2017 for me! Stopped work on this one because I didn't like the fit of the upper hull/fighting compartment to the hull, and the fit of the vehicle roof to the fighting compartment. As I look through what's left to do I wonder why I lost interest so close to being done!

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 03:31 PM UTC
Robby, that is weird. I have never seen that before. Hopefully somebody in here knows what is going on.

Hope a solution can be found.