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Trumpeter Mk. 4 Campaign
hetzer44
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC
Here's my latest work on the KV-II upper hull. Needed a bit of filling (not much) and had to use some clamps to keep the plates tight together.




I was able to get a lot of hull and turret construction done this weekend. Just taking my time and rolling along with this one as I am thinking about what I want the base and groundwork to look like.

Cheers!

chuck
hetzer44
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 06:30 AM UTC
Now with some extra time this weekend, I stated work on the turret. No issues here with construction, though I had to remove some molded in location marks on the turret sides for optional parts that are not called out for this particular version. Now I need to decide if I want to use the turret grab handles provided in the kit or scratchbuild my own with brass rod.



I left the rear turret hatch door unglued as I may have it propped open a bit when I place it on the diorama base.



Cheers!

chuck
panzerman1
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 01:18 PM UTC
Chuck, your "Big Turret" Kv is shaping up nicely. I've always liked this version of the Kv....it's like a tracked pillbox. Glad you got some extra bench time in this weekend. Happy modeling my friend.
Bill

PS: Thanks Chuck for the compliment on my project. You know me, I love to "Frankenstein" those figures together. Hahaha!
panzerman1
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 01:29 PM UTC
Ernest, thank you for the nice comment on my build. WOW! You did a stellar job detailing that engine. The wiring adds a lot of "Fidelity of Detail". Happy modeling. Bill
hetzer44
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 05:35 PM UTC
Great engine construction and painting. A real gem. Hope the rest of the build is going well.

Cheers!

chuck
kunjuro
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC
Black primer and NATO Green base coat on. Will add black stripes later.



Here it is beside a Chieftain

mechaman
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:18 AM UTC
Construction done! Now on to some finer details and then PAINT!!
I was not going to put a crew in, but changed my mind when I found picturers of Marines in Norway with the white Digital Uniforms. Had some CMK figures that fit the bill.



hetzer44
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:00 AM UTC
Joun,

Your build looks great! Nice handling of that photo-etch. Looking forward to your painting this one.

Cheers!

chuck
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 02:47 PM UTC
John, your build looks great. The resin wheels definitely bring it up a notch or two. Crew figures look good in the hatches. I like the idea of a digital snow camouflage.....cool. Happy modeling.
Bill
k_mero4
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:39 PM UTC
Hello guys!
For some time I was involved and I could not offer you any development on my project. I see that things are developing with you.
The situation with me is the following:
The tractor is almost complete and requires some more work. The cannon is ready, it remains to be packed together.
Here are some photos:









For now, goodbye, success in modeling and I'll see you soon!
canismalus
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 02:24 AM UTC
Wow, this campaign has been pretty busy lately! I finished building my T-64BV tonight, pictures in a sec, but first:

Kalin, your Sd.Kfz. 8 is excellent - nice detailing and contrasts between the gray finish and your dust application, which really looks the part.

Ernest, that's an awesome-looking motor for your Wildcat, not to mention all the cockpit details - looking forward to your progress.

Nigel, cool AS-90 under its basecoat, your battle with the mesh on top of the turret (I hate that stuff, too) doesn't show up - good work.

David, same with the THAAD, getting everything lined up on a truck chassis is hard enough without axles not fitting but it looks great!

Bill, the Marder is really shaping up nicely, can't wait to see the exterior painted and the figures in place.

Chuck, clean build so far of the KV-II.

John, nice LAV, looking forward to the paint stage.

The turret of my T-64 was pretty busy with all the reactive armor, snorkels, stowage boxes, etc. but it went together well. Now I need to paint the running gear, fit the side skirts, then mask off the tracks and wheels and proceed with painting the rest.









Have fun,

Jerry
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:08 AM UTC
THAAD Chassis completed and primed. The lift works perfectly. Metal tubes for the cylinders.


ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 01:12 AM UTC
Kalin-superb job on the halftrack.It looks dirty and tired after towing the mammoth piece of gun.Please show us the couple
Jerry- continue looking in awe.Your T-62 is stunning even without paint.
David-I love big chassis and your THAAD has a big one!

Keep on modelling, mates!

retiredyank
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 04:12 PM UTC
I began work, on the sdkfz 7, yesterday. So far, only the gearbox is complete. I plan on putting in a few more hours, today.






hetzer44
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 05:16 PM UTC
Jerry,

Excellent construction work all around. With all the details, angles and low spots on this one, I'm not sure whether the construction was the most challenging or the painting and weathering yet to come. Great work!

Cheers!

chuck
canismalus
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00 PM UTC
Angel and Chuck, thank you very much - you are too kind.

Jerry
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC
Nice job on the gearbox,Matthew!
Have the same kit in my stash, so will be following with interest,
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 01:56 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice job on the gearbox,Matthew!
Have the same kit in my stash, so will be following with interest,



Thanks Angel. I have attempted this kit, twice during my younger years. Both were disastrous. I figure that I am competent enough to give it one last go. There are a ton of errors, which I will attempt to correct. The only snag is the fenders being the wrong angle. This is beyond my skill to correct.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 02:06 AM UTC
Yes, the fenders...
When I start building this kit, I'll try to correct them with Milliput epoxy putty.
canismalus
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 02:50 AM UTC
Matthew, yes, good work so far on the Sd.Kfz.7 - after I read your and Angel's comments, I looked up Terry Ashley's review of this kit on PMMS and he called it a Jekyll and Hyde kit with lots of accuracy issues - looking forward to your improvements.

And David, good progress on the THAAD.

Jerry
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:25 PM UTC
Matthew, congratulations on your choice.
I look forward to the next development.
Jerry, a very good job of assembling.
I'm interested in the painting and color modulation of Russian technique.
I also see a KВ-2 in the campaign, which is developing very well.
Kalin.
k_mero4
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:34 PM UTC
I only knew where the fenders angle was wrong.
I'd be grateful if you tell me where the problem is.
Kalin
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:50 PM UTC
Kalin,

It will be easier to explain you in our native language-next time we meet!
Да се не напиняме на ингилизки...
panzerman1
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 09:05 AM UTC
Nigel, initial paint coat on your self propelled howitzer looks good. I like the shade of green.
Kalin, love the weathering on your halftrack. Road dirt looks realistic.
Jbranca, the T-64 build turned out wonderfully. Wow, that tank has all kinds of surface detailing. Good luck with the painting phase.
David, the THAAD chassis has an incredible amount of detail. Well done.

Good luck everyone with their projects. Bill
panzerman1
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 09:10 AM UTC
Update on my Marder I.

Before I start the camouflage paint scheme, I added foliage attachment screens to the gun shields. Photo references show these vehicles having these items. I made them out of styrene sheet and plastic wedding veil.

Painting on the crew figures is complete.

Thanks for viewing. Happy modeling. Bill