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Bruce Millers Blitzkrieg 6
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 09:07 PM UTC
Hi ComradeMP, well done! (I had mentioned the end date to Richard and he extended it a week...)

I've issued awards to all ten who posted completion photos in the Gallery - I think Bruce would be proud. And I have to thank John for setting up this final tribute to Bruce's Blitz series. It's been an honour to help out!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 01:37 PM UTC
Thought this ended on the Dec. 31 and thought I wouldn't make it because I so needed to finish my JagdTiger. But no, ends Jan.8 so I hurried to finish.

Where I was at on the 6th:


Finish up on the 7th:



Everything was dried and assembled this morning. Now to rest a bit, haven't been feeling that great this week. Cold and Flu going around and all.
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 12:13 AM UTC
Thanks Tom! I am also quite satisfied. Still some new processes to refine a bit in the next builds. It will be fun
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 09:02 AM UTC
Looks great Jesper!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 03:38 AM UTC
Just in the Nick of time, my finished Tamiya 1/48 Hetzer. A beautiful little kit. Really a small model even for 1/48 scale. Excellent fit!

Thanks for a great campaign!









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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 11:31 PM UTC
Thanks, Kalin. Finishing the last wash now and will post final pictures soon.
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC
Impressive. The weathering is very, very good. Work with paints too. Congratulations.
Kalin
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 10:47 PM UTC
Some more progress on my Hetzer. Just a few finishing steps now. Its coming down to the wire, but I can make it.



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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 05:28 PM UTC
Tom, thanks... Great work on your build also.

There is a stencil set that's out there that mimics the look of chalk markings as done in the factory. Just saw it last week but knew I still wouldn't have gotten it in time for this campaign finish.

pasi, I wouldn't be that hard on yourself. There are plenty of examples of camo jobs done out in the field that look as though an spraygun was not used in the field. I just watched a documentary a few days ago showing the U.S. using brooms to apply winter paint during the Bulge.
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 03:20 AM UTC
Hi Kalin, Jesper, Kelly, & Shell - great work! (Kelly that factory-fresh build is a unique take on weathering! Just needs some shipping paperwork stuck under a convenient stowed tool...)

My own efforts are done, despite the overcomplicated RFM tracks. I was going for a "freshly issued mid-April '45" look, at about the time this version of Sherman stated turning up in numbers. Just in time to get a little road dust, but late enough that it might never fire the main gun in anger as the Germans surrendered on 8 May. I was going to add shoulder patches and stripes to the crew but cannot remember where I placed the decals...






Two more days to go!
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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 07:14 PM UTC
This might rock the boat some. But her she is. Fresh out of the factory waiting for the crew to finish her off in the field.





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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 05:45 PM UTC
Okay, I am calling mine done. She is OOB, and as it is an older tooling which I plan to replace I did this for the fun of it. I may add stowage and crew later on, so I didn't weather much at all to keep my options open.

This brings me to 12 Panzer IV chassis-based vehicles on my built shelf now.





I did some graphite rubbing in areas but it is not showing in the pics.

:(
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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 05:12 PM UTC
grinding away...

hopefully done this weekend.

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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 10:30 AM UTC
Nice clean build, Karin! Congrats on finishing.

A little more progress on my Hetzer. Going for an overall yellow scheme. I am using this project to test out the AK Interactive chipping fluid. I might have overdone it a bit, but still like the way it looks.

More to follow soon.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
Shell very good job. StuG 4 is wonderful. I like camouflage on the machine. Congratulations
I'm done with this project. Here are the final photos of him.






Good luck with the end of the campaign.
Kalin
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 11:44 PM UTC
That M26 looks great!

So far, the gallery has completion pics from:

eMan
PanzerKiel
Bluestab
rtvmodeler

How's everyone else getting on? I'm painting tracks with the aim of squeaking over the finish line on 31 December...
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 05:56 PM UTC
M26 Pershing finished.




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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 11:05 AM UTC
I'm essentially done except for a couple of touch-ups and a final sealing coat. Wasn't planning on much weathering as I might do a base later and will want it to all match. It's had a wash applied since this pic.

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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 10:07 AM UTC
That Hetzer didn't take long to assemble! Looking forward to a nifty camo job...

I've managed to slog through the RFM tracks on my Shermie, so now it's paint and final assembly between now and New Year. How's everyone else fixed for completing?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 06:44 PM UTC
Construction has finished on my Hetzer. True Tamiya quality. Everything works and fits perfectly. The bottom hull is a metal cast to ensure some weight in the model. A nice detail. Next is base coat and painting.

More to follow



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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 08:43 PM UTC
I know it is late in the campaign, but I will change my kit from Jagdtiger to Hetzer.

More to follow soon

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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 03:46 AM UTC
Pasi, I know white metal melts at low temperatures, but that's scary! Hope you have enough spare links to sort it out.

Lap Man & Shell - looking good!
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 07:36 PM UTC
Closing in...

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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 04:19 AM UTC
Just a note to future myself: do not dry heatgun on Friul tracks



The problem started with incompatible combination of weathering stuff (AKs mud something) and "thinner" (actually pigment fixer). Didn't dry in three days, so gave quick blast with heat gun. Not a good idea... And that happened in split second, no time to react.

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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 02:30 PM UTC
More update pics.