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Bury My Heart at Stalingrad
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 02:44 PM UTC
Mark,
I love all of the extra gear on board! Looks very buys and impenetrable. Should be awesome painted!.

Gaz
k_mero4
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:06 PM UTC
Mark (d6mstO), a great job. It seems strange to me with these tracks on the machine. But it is spectacular.
Good luck.
Kalin
petbat
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:08 PM UTC
Are you sure there is a tank, not a cargo hauler under all that Mark!

Both Marks off to a great start with their different projects.
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 11:33 PM UTC

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Mark (d6mstO), a great job. It seems strange to me with these tracks on the machine. But it is spectacular.
Good luck.
Kalin



Kalin,

The track layout are from photos of Panzer IVs in North Africa and Russia.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 05:26 AM UTC
Your build looks great so far. Where did you get/how did you make the aerial recognition flag?
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 08:52 AM UTC
Rick,

I can't remember what shop I purchased them from but I do remember it was in Europe, England I believe. I will check my records of purchase and get back to you.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:39 AM UTC
I'm done!

I did a "two part" diorama/story.
The first part is the 14th Panzer Div on it's way to Stalingrad making a stop and taking a pig to slaughter for dinner later on, much to the chagrin of the Russian farmer. Note, she was on her way to feed the pigs.











The second part takes place almost a year later. A Russian tank crew is taking a pause in the hectic fighting to pass out some rations to a Russian civilian who hasn't fled the city. Needless to say he is beyond grateful for the young men risking their lives for their country, as well as the can of food and bread.

Note the abandoned German fighting position, hopefully I was able to convey the chaotic nature and closeness of combat that was prevelant during Stalingrad, albeit not in a "in your face" kind of way.




Overall I'm pleased with how these came out, as with anything related to this hobby there is always room to improve. I think trying two at once in order to convey the story took away from the overall quality. This is something I know now, and if I ever do something similar I will take it one story at a time.


Lastly, not only do these two diorama's have a similar them (taking/giving of food to those who need it) there's one other thing tying the two together, I'm interested if anyone will be able to spot it. Bonus points if you do!



d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:03 PM UTC
Pathfinder,

Very nice dioramas, very well done. No I cannot see the tie in to each other.

Mark
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:05 PM UTC

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Your build looks great so far. Where did you get/how did you make the aerial recognition flag?



Rick,

I was wrong the company wasn't in Europe. I purchase the flags from "The Scenic Factory" at www.thescenicfactory.com. They have them in stock for $10 dollars plus shipping.

Mark
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 08:56 PM UTC
Pathfinder,
I really like your dioramas. I can see the tie in as the Germans taking the food as they advance, and then the Red Army handing out food as it advances.

Don't forget to upload a pic of at least one of your dioramas into the gallery so that you can be given full credit for completing the campaign.

Gaz
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:15 PM UTC
Pathfinder14, Is it the motorcycle buried in rubble? Perhaps that rider trying to lasso the pig in the country got his come-uppance in the city?

rdleis
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 03:04 AM UTC
Thanks so much for the info, Mark!
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 07:23 AM UTC
Nice work on the dios Pathfinder
pathfinder14
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 06:22 AM UTC

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Pathfinder14, Is it the motorcycle buried in rubble? Perhaps that rider trying to lasso the pig in the country got his come-uppance in the city?




Ding ding ding!

I was going to focus on the bike in the rubble a bit more but figured that would give it away too much.

Gaz, thanks for the reminder, I'll try and find an old camera and see if I can take better photos before adding them to the gallery as my phone camera isn't getting the results I like.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 01:11 PM UTC
The tracks on my KV-1 were giving me fits so I decided to try a different technique:


GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 05:44 PM UTC
Mark,
That's one technique I've yet to try though I've seen it used numerous times. Looks good, though I'm always afraid of mis-alignment issues.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:16 PM UTC

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Mark,
That's one technique I've yet to try though I've seen it used numerous times. Looks good, though I'm always afraid of mis-alignment issues.

Gaz



Gaz,
Misalignment won't be an issue because I actually assemble it all in situ, then remove for painting. The tricky part will be the painting. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC
Been a pretty productive weekend. Nearly done with construction of the KV-1, and even had time to engineer some enhancements to my painting station.

The photos I have seen show that even Soviet heavy plate steel was pretty rough so I added some texture to the turret:

After the first try, I primed it and decided I needed to even it out in a couple spots--hence the two-tone appearance.

Also added welds to the extra armor plating and textured the edges to create a rough finish from torch cutting.


c4willy
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 10:03 PM UTC
A little more progress to report I'm done with the initial paint work now for some decals and a little weathering.

IMG_2214 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2215 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2217 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2218 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC
Mark and Chris. Coming along nicely guys.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 06:22 PM UTC
Mark,
I like the extra texture on your KV. I've been looking at a lot of Russian tanks lately, and they are rough!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 06:23 PM UTC
Chris,
Loving the look of your 109! The paint job looks sweet!

Gaz
d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 04:30 AM UTC

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Mark and Chris. Coming along nicely guys.



Ditto!
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 12:32 PM UTC
I am going to try building Tamiya's Marder III Pak 36(r) for this campaign.


I have some Echelon markings for Panzerjäger-Abteilung 140 of the 22nd Panzer Division.

-Nate
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 06:23 PM UTC
Nathan,
Welcome to the campaign! I have this kit too... so your build will have great interest for me!

Gaz