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Dragon Campaign 2018
newnikonian
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 09:02 AM GMT+7
Following are the latest update on my Stug III

Build Complete
Tools Painted, Decal and Sealed.
Will start weathering today






Comments Welcome on the following:
The headlight is supposed to be closed. I thinned the plastic made it open.
Fixing of Jack (with handle end pointed inwards)
Cleaning rod position inverted, Cleaning head pointed towards rear.

This was supposed to be an OOB build to get back to modeling after nearly 5 years. so comments welcome on areas of improvement. Sorry for the grainy photos. ISO 1600 because of lighting....

Used Tamiya Acrylics, Pledge and final misting clear coat using Mr. Color Flat (with leveling Thinner). So far no issues. If I want to try white wash, Can I spray Hair spray now and then Tamiya white? Is this sequence correct? Guidance please....
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 04:10 AM GMT+7

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Your Stug is looking fantastic.



Thanks Mark.

I am also from India. Happy to meet up here @ Armorama. Had a tough time getting models/ supplies in India. How are you managing?

BTW, Your Hornisse is shaping up well. Will there be any figures added?



Your correct that it's almost impossible to get anything in country. I'm lucky that I have 2 trips a year to Singapore and 3 back to the States. So, I always stock up on supplies and kits and bring it back in my luggage.

I'm not a figure person, so I won't be adding any.
newnikonian
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 02:29 AM GMT+7

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Your Stug is looking fantastic.



Thanks Mark.

I am also from India. Happy to meet up here @ Armorama. Had a tough time getting models/ supplies in India. How are you managing?

BTW, Your Hornisse is shaping up well. Will there be any figures added?
d111298pw
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:52 AM GMT+7
Basic construction is complete. Time to start spraying primer then base coat.







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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 04:34 PM GMT+7
Your Stug is looking fantastic.
newnikonian
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 03:31 PM GMT+7
Small update.... Completed Build and done Base coat....







Need to get better lighting.... Sorry for monochrome appearance...
Have a Great Day
newnikonian
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mark. Appreciate it

d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 11:50 AM GMT+7
newnikonian,

Your Stug is looking nice.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:34 PM GMT+7

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Mark,

That gun assembly really looks complicated. You have done a really nice job with the assembly.

Mark



Thanks Mark. The gun took longer than I expected.
newnikonian
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 06:53 PM GMT+7
Back to back update. Today completed priming and took some pics....



Without Glue.... Dry fit the barrel and front armor plate...



Have a Great Day
Mukund
newnikonian
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 06:45 AM GMT+7
Small update on my Stug III....



Primed the Hull and Tools are done....



Tracks are being glued. Will decide how to assemble the tracks on to model. It is going to be difficult with Wheels....
d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:39 AM GMT+7
Mark,

That gun assembly really looks complicated. You have done a really nice job with the assembly.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 08:51 PM GMT+7
Shield installed and test fitted to chassis

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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 04:03 PM GMT+7
The business end of the tank destroyer is complete. Just need to add the shield and a few more detail parts.





panzerIV
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 02:21 PM GMT+7
heres my entry

spongya
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 01:13 AM GMT+7
I have a KT -wheels already removed- with resin interior waiting. Would that be eligible?
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 01:04 AM GMT+7
Mark,

Another great start.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 11:35 PM GMT+7
I'm off to a flying start.

Basic chassis is complete. Some small gaps to fill and a little more cleaning up still to be done.






All the running gear is ready for primer.




Exhaust system. Needs cleaning up still.
k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 07:10 AM GMT+7
Hi, I'm in with Dragon 6647 (StuG.IV Sd.Kfz.167 Last production). These are my starting photos.

Mrclark7
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 01:38 PM GMT+7
My entry. But this might be the most doubtful one for me.

Mrclark7
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 01:36 PM GMT+7

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Decisions, decisions...any thoughts?



Lol geez....

I am kinda keen on that firefly Colin.
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#456
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 04:04 AM GMT+7
Just completed my 500+ Mk. II campaign build. Ready to get started on this campaign. I selected the Dragon Hornisee, kit # 6165.

easyco69
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 04:44 AM GMT+7
i'm in
TMoon
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 04:11 AM GMT+7
Here is my start up photo of the Dragon 7483 Sd Kfz 231 Armored Car.



I have been having reoccurring problems with the KitMaker gallery photos. I have uploaded the start up photo in my gallery, but it doesn't show here.

Tom
newnikonian
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 04:03 PM GMT+7
Started my Stug III Ausf E Build
Completed Road wheels. Starting with Upper Hull....
Bought Royal Model PE for this....