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Crusader to Gazala Campaign
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 05:04 AM UTC
Iain,

That is one honey of a Honey you have there. Nice finish on the outside and really liking the interior work.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
Ken,

Nice layout you have planned for your diorama. The tank is looking sweet. Looking forward to the finish.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
British 25pdr. field gun and Quad gun tractor finished.
@ Iain, very nice Stuart Honey!




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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:06 AM UTC
Iain,
Congratulations on completing your fine looking Honey. Love the open hatch views!


Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:08 AM UTC
Eman,
The 25-pounder and quad look excellent! Really like the way you've weathered them.

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:10 AM UTC
Pasi,
Your 109 looks great! I agree with leaving off the smaller stencils. I don't think I've ever really noticed them in photos.

Great work!

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:13 AM UTC
Ken,
Your 13/40 and rider look great! Love the start on your dio too!

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:22 AM UTC
Thanks guys

EMan, You've done a really nice job on that quad and 25PDR.
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 02:57 PM UTC
Wow an avalanche of build pics.

Iain excellent work on the Honey. The antennae is bigger than the tank! I'd worry that I would break it off the base.

Lap Man. The Quad, limber and 25 are all sweet looking builds.

Congratulations on finishing gentlemen.


Pasi, the 109 is looking great too. Glad the decals stayed together for you. Not too far for you to go too.

I finally managed to get some primer and pre-shading done on the Diana. Holiday here in Oz on Wednesday - ANZAC Day - and I hope to get some more paint down in the afternoon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzac_Day
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 03:22 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Wow an avalanche of build pics.

Iain excellent work on the Honey. The antennae is bigger than the tank! I'd worry that I would break it off the base.



Thanks Peter.
That's kind of why I went with fuse wire. The 15A is stiff enough to hold it's weight but flexible enough that it should bend rather than snap something if I mishandled it.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 06:45 AM UTC
Worked on her a bit today. Still not sure if going British or German capture with the scheme.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 07:37 AM UTC

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Worked on her a bit today. Still not sure if going British or German capture with the scheme.






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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
right? Thats why I havent touched it all this time.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 09:34 AM UTC
Kelly,
That's a good start. I always find a model is more fun when you go with your heart more than thinking about any other consideration.


Gaz
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:55 AM UTC
Quick progress update with a question. I am doing a very rough interior painting and have primed with black at this time. I know that elfenbein is the interior German color but have also read that anything under the sponson (hull) I'd guess is what they were referring to was a blue green color. Would this be true of the Sd.Kfz 222?

petbat
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 05:38 AM UTC
Hi Doug. Looking good so far.

There is still a lot of conjecture on the interior colour of the 221/222 series. One thing for certain, the interior of the side door was painted the same as the external colour, not Elfenbein.



Some non-gray ones



One thing that seems relevant, is the colour goes all the way to the floor. Whether the floor is Grau-Grun, I'll leave that to your interpretation

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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 01:27 PM UTC
Doug,
Some good work on the armored car. Wish I knew more about the colors, but I'm not that well schooled.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 08:58 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Doug. Looking good so far.

There is still a lot of conjecture on the interior colour of the 221/222 series. One thing for certain, the interior of the side door was painted the same as the external colour, not Elfenbein.

One thing that seems relevant, is the colour goes all the way to the floor. Whether the floor is Grau-Grun, I'll leave that to your interpretation

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Thanks for posting. The turret interior color looks like it may be black. Red oxide may be more accurate. not sure.
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 01:59 AM UTC
Official colours at the time were RAL 1001 Elfenbein and RAL 7009 Graugrün. Yes the pic shows the floor could be black, but that is the trouble with greyscale photos. It could even be grey matting as I suspect this is a very early vehicle, possibly even pre-production.

If it were me, I'd go Graugrün. Have fun working out the exact shade of that though - Google RAL 7009

Primer would be unlikely as there were sufficient stocks of paints at the time. It was not until later in the war that orders to cease painting over primer were issued.

Once the seats and every thing is in, unless you leave the door open and let light in, you are not going to see much of the floor anyway, so don't stress.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 09:19 PM UTC
And this is now completed:



Two more photos are in the campaign gallery.

Easy kit to build, pretty much only fit issue I had was with canopy: had to sand the rearmost part bit shorter and I think that was caused by me not having the cockpit back plate mounted properly.
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 05:53 AM UTC
Congratulations Pasi,
Nice model built for this campaign. Looks great!
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 06:54 AM UTC
Sweet looking Friedrich Pasi!
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 01:30 PM UTC
Pasi,
Congrats!! That's a great looking 109! I had to do the same thing on my Eduard G6... So, maybe it's not us.

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 02:25 PM UTC
Fantastic Pasi. Looks perfect.

It was nice to have an aircraft modeller join in the fun. Hope you enjoyed being part of the group.
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 10:01 PM UTC
Thanks. And I did enjoy the campaign, ones based on real historic operation etc are most interesting in my opinion.

Gaz, that's interesting. Have to keep it in mind, because I have couple of Eduard's 109s in stash. It was bit unnerving to notice that the clear parts don't fit after painting everything.