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Bury My Heart at Stalingrad
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 02:40 PM UTC
Mark,
Thank you for the recommendations!
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 08:36 AM UTC
Well after much rummaging through the stash and major amounts of indecision I've come up with this .....

IMG_2175 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2176 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

Should be fun as I've needed an exscuse to build this kit I really want to see how it turns out. The camo looks particularly interesting with all that yellow and an interesting pattern on the fuselage.
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 10:27 AM UTC
Welcome aboard Chris. The Friedrich will be a nice partner to the Stuka being built for this campaign too.
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 12:57 PM UTC
Hi Chris,
Great to see you again! I'm always glad to see a 109 being built, especially one with an interesting scheme.

I think it's an ICM kit, but can't be sure. Could you let me know the kit and scale, then I can update the data sheet.

Thanks, my friend!

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 08:58 PM UTC
Hi Gaz yes it's an ICM kit of the Bf109F-2 in 1/48 scale.
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 02:05 AM UTC
Gaz,
The T-34 looks great. Makes me want to a T-34 next year (this year's schedule is pretty full). I like the snow.
As far as a matte coat, I would follow Mark's recommendations. In fact, I'm going to try it with my models after I use up my rattle can and acrylic matte. Try doing one light coat and let it dry for a few days and see how you like it. You can always apply more coats but I would say "less is more" unless you really want a dead flat finish. Remember these T-34's were new and fighting in the winter. There might be some moisture causing a slight glean surface to the metal. I'll stop throwing my 2 cents around now, you're obviously doing great.

Good luck and keep up the good work.
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:29 PM UTC
Okay, I'm going with this:

GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 03:42 PM UTC
Very nice, Shell! The only Marder II I built was the Tamiya one from years gone back. Looking forward to seeing the differences.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 10:35 PM UTC
Shell,

Nice choice, looks like Dragon has added a few goodies to that kit.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 03:32 PM UTC
HI everyone!
I'm happy to say I've completed my t-34 vignette. The snow part didn't come out as hoped, but the tank came out as desired.




















Thank you for looking!

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 07:13 PM UTC
Gaz: that looks Awesome!! Nice work and congrats on finishing.

Small Progress on my end. I've completed assembly on the KV-1, with an aftermarket barrel. On to the paint shop now...





Happy Modeling,
Zon
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 07:19 PM UTC
Thank you, Zon!
I like the look of your KV. Love the metal barrel, too.

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 07:26 PM UTC
One of the senior members of my stash is this SIG-33. Issued by Dragon in 1995. Since this campaign is so young, I'll build it, too.



Not sure about the color scheme. I thought anything German at Stalingrad was grey.

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 08:52 PM UTC
Very nice Gaz. Captured the moment well.

Looking good too Zon


Yes Gaz, the '33 needs to be grey for Stalingrad. A few were used later




GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:26 PM UTC
Peter,
Thanks for confirming my suspicions! What would I do without you?

With only two pics that I have seen of the beast before or in Stalingrad, I have a lot of room for maneuver. So I think I'm going to make this one look very well-used.

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:32 PM UTC

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So I think I'm going to make this one look very well-used.

Gaz



Don't get too excited, the first batch of 12 of these were not delivered until Oct 1942 and the second batch were delivered until Nov 1942 but were sent to a different unit than originally intended as they were meant to be delivered prior to the encirclement. They were then used to assist in attempts to relieve the 6th Army.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 01:20 AM UTC
Gaz, in the Stalingrad region, the machine is used in the composition of StuGesch.Abt.
Here's something from me.

Kalin
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:53 PM UTC
I'm making progress on my Bf109F-2 build and I've started a build log for it as I've struck some issues and thought I'd describe what I found and what I did to correct it. Here are some pics to show you where I'm at.

IMG_2194 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2196 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2198 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2207 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2209 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2210 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:59 PM UTC
Chris,

I know nothing on building aircraft but I would say you been busy correcting gap issues.
Not being critical, but that engine could use some dry brushing as it look's in the picture as one big black lump.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 08:31 AM UTC
Mark criticism is more than welcome as another pair of eyes might see what I can not. I've not started the weathering process yet as there is still a lot more handling invovled before I get to that point and that may erase the weathering I apply now.
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 09:35 AM UTC
Time for me to get cracking on my build finally:


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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 04:11 AM UTC
So far this kit is not up to the normal quality I expect from Trumpeter. It's not bad, but more flash than I usually see and the fit is not always great. Nevertheless, it's going together pretty quick. Had to use some .3mm Plastruct rod to augment the welds where the side plates joined the hull:


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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 09:29 PM UTC
Chris,
That's an inspiring start to your Friederich! Making me miss the many 109's in my stash.

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 09:34 PM UTC
Mark,
Glad t see your KV-I joining the ranks! Extra welds always look great on Soviet armor.

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:46 PM UTC
Thought this would be a good time to an update on my entry; Dragon's Panzer IV F1. The assembly of the tank was completed last week. Spent this last week figuring out which accessories to add. Sorry for the glare, new LED's in the paint booth and I forgot to adjust the F-stop.



I plan on making the tank look like she had traveled a long hard path to Stalingrad.







Will post again after painting and weathering.

Mark