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Bruce Millers Blitzkrieg 6
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 02:06 PM UTC

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That IS-2 is looking good! Are those indy-link tracks part of the kit, or an AM set?



Thanks. The kit comes with both rubber band and indy/link and length options.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 05:21 AM UTC
At this point I was ready to give up, and I actually unenlisted from the campaign:


Looks quite horrible.

Put I guess I could hide the failure, and I can live with this:


So will finish, unless tracks (Friulis) somehow fail, which I don't think will happen.
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 02:04 PM UTC
Here is my entry, Tamiya 1/35 M26 Pershing.



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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 01:34 PM UTC
I think this fits the parameters:

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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 06:26 PM UTC
wait, your not saying that model is worse than a different version?
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 02:15 PM UTC

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wait, your not saying that model is worse than a different version?



Well, it definitely isn't from their Golden Age of kits. That came later. But this was very cheap.
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 07:36 PM UTC
M26 progress update.




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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 05:03 AM UTC
Shell, good luck on that Stug!

Lap Man, that M26 is coming together! I've got one in the stash so I'm keen to see how it looks when finished.

Oh well, back to the RFM indy-link salt mines for me...
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 02:30 PM UTC
More update pics.




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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: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 07:36 PM UTC
Closing in...

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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: 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: 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 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: 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: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 05:56 PM UTC
M26 Pershing finished.




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

hopefully done this weekend.

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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: 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: 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: 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.