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BATTLE DAMAGE CAMPAIGN
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:21 PM UTC
Looking great, Colin!!
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:53 AM UTC
Yes, the Klingons would be proud . Anyway, getting close to calling this one done, added the rusty and sooty areas from the fire damage:

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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 08:21 PM UTC

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Some rusty tracks...



Best scratch model of a cloaked tank I've ever seen....
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 08:15 PM UTC
tracks look great
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 07:01 PM UTC

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Some rusty tracks...



Wow - looks like the whole tank got destroyed! Nothin' but a pair of smoking tracks left after the blast...

(Seriously, yours is a sweet build!)



Lol, special death ray weapon tested in the last days of the war...😝
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 01:34 AM UTC

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Some rusty tracks...



Wow - looks like the whole tank got destroyed! Nothin' but a pair of smoking tracks left after the blast...

(Seriously, yours is a sweet build!)
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 05:12 AM UTC
Some rusty tracks...
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 05:55 AM UTC
Looking great, Colin...
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 01:40 AM UTC
Looks fantastic Colin.

Try some black first just in case. Often that is enough if the indent is deeper enough.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 11:01 PM UTC
Weathering is progressing on my knocked out Kassel Octopus Tiger, a bit more to go then I can do the fire damage. also working on the link and length tracks (not a fan), will need to get those on as well. I'm aiming for a look of abandonment on this, a few years after the war, everything useful picked over and stripped.



Think I need to drill out those exhaust pipes...
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 02:45 AM UTC
Camo is done, now on to minor fixes, weathering and fire damage:


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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 03:45 AM UTC
Assembly is done (except tracks) and primer coat on:



Time to get some paint on this beat up kitty!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 07:42 PM UTC
Perfect! Welcome aboard!
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 08:52 PM UTC
I have an alien invasion 1945 diorama planned that needs a couple of damaged vehicles. I probably will go with a Valentine and maybe a T34.
I actually had two of the Valentine mkIII kits, one the original VM one and the other the Dragon rebox. I cut one up for the Post Card Challenge Campaign, but ended up changing kits pretty quickly.
The T34s are old Tamiya kits.
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I'm looking to replicate a variety of damage types. Big hits from main guns, canon-fire, and even energy weapon hits. This photo has some good examples, though the track is obscured.
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A better photo of some hull penetrations and thrown track. It's a Sherman, but the track is what I am mainly going for.
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That's my plan. One or more knocked-out vehicles. I'm really looking for overkill on one of them. Beyond that, I'm playing it by ear.

Is this okay?
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 03:15 PM UTC
Will be endeavouring to knock this out in some fashion.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 08:27 PM UTC

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I seen less holes in a colander Colin



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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 03:00 AM UTC
Lol, it is pretty perforated. The side picture show a lot of hits so I'm trying to match up as much as possible.
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 02:40 AM UTC
I seen less holes in a colander Colin

And at least 7 Russian tank commanders claimed the kill hey

Looking very good.
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 01:58 AM UTC
Looks great Tom, right out of Bovington! Got the lower hull together along with its damage and the fenders as well, just temporarily affixed right now.

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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 02:17 AM UTC
Good thing I split the tires myself, Great photos!
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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 01:14 AM UTC

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Looks great, Tom- and there are very few of us who have not joined one campaign too many at a time



You said it Clayton!! But if you start running out of time on this one, you have a quick option - just to the front:





:)

Good choice for your build, as you can cheat and not have to replace the Tamiya tyres....... anyone I know that has ever built this kit has found the types split eventually. I have the kit and 2 sets of resin replacements for when I eventually build it.

Coming along nicely Colin

Very nicely finished Tom. It really does represent the vehicle as it was displayed. It got really worse for wear over time.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 08:24 PM UTC
Looks great, Tom- and there are very few of us who have not joined one campaign too many at a time
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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 06:58 PM UTC
Ok - here we go!

I started this build a few weeks back, in a panic that it wouldn't be ready in time for the Tankmod show on 7 October. (Well worth coming, if you are near Bovington, England - it is held in the world-famous Tank Museum.) Over four days I did all the assembly, half of which was the lovely-but-tedious Hobbyboss indy-link plastic tracks. I had an edge, as the Italeri model was measured from the crumbly wreck at Aberdeen Proving Ground back in the '70s, and most of the "inaccuracies" of the kit are actually spot-on "accuracies" of the state it was in when they saw it! The only things I added were the tracks, a few welds on the hull, the rain gutter on the casement face, and the minor battle damage where somebody wasted ammo trying to penetrate the colossal front plate.





I painted it up in that odd "ghost" grey that they used in the later years of the 20th century - I think the idea was to "de-personalize" the tanks so they could be studied as mechanical devices without any political/historical baggage, but the effect is spooky. It seemed to have a red primer (red lead?) under the grey, so most of the red showing through isn't rust, but rather a pinky-coloured undercoat. I did my best to capture the look, first priming the kit in black, then a red primer Tamiya mix, and finally thinned Sky Grey. Weathering was done with various brands of acrylics to mix the red primer that I dry-brushed, along with washes of burnt umber and raw umber, as well as some Games Workshop Badab Black wash. THe base was made for an earlier APG build (a Panther), but was borrowed for the pics.






And finally, a close-up of the battle damage!


Sorry if I'm a bit excitable - it isn't often I actually manage to finish one! (Hope this makes up for dropping out of the Improvised Ingenuity campaign...)
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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:59 AM UTC
OK then - I'll grab some pics in the morning!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:43 AM UTC
Why not, I'd love to see it!