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barkingdigger
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 09:12 AM UTC
Hi Sinsling, your image ref had a missing back-slash at the second IMG tag:



But even with the backslash added it still does not work!
tangodown
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 03:26 AM UTC
Paint is on. Tamiya XF-65 Field Grey and XF-69 Nato Black both thinned with Mr Leveling Thinner. Base coat was sprayed from my Badger Patriot 105 and the camo sprayed though my Badger Renegade Velocity.



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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 02:32 PM UTC
It's looking really good Cam.

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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 09:25 PM UTC
Yes, it is looking very nice Cam.
tangodown
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 02:58 PM UTC
Thanks lads!
TankManNick
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 04:40 PM UTC
Some update pics! Big old motorization holes on this baby which I am patching best I can. It is somewhat hidden by the tracks on the finished vehicle but I can't abide such gaps so thay are to be banished!







I decided I did not like the commanders cupola shape so a started on reshaping it:



Almost done! Just need to smooth out the latest putty a bit and can move on to detailing the tub.

GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 11:54 AM UTC
OK, guys! The AFV Club M730A1 Chaparral air defense platform is under way!








oldbean
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 03:58 AM UTC
Finally got the time to jump in on this campaign! I'm going to do Italeri's Panzerwerfer 42.



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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:42 PM UTC
Got the chassis/running gear finished. Now on to the engine and interior!
Tank1812
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:46 AM UTC
My completed build: 1/35 Tamiya’s boxing of Italeri’s commando car.





This is how it will set on the shelf and is not campaign compliant, some of the stowage is Tamiya kit plastic which is past the cut off date and the headlights are sticko dots.

tangodown
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:25 PM UTC
Great Job Ryan!
Tank1812
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:50 PM UTC

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Great Job Ryan!



Thanks Cam.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 12:30 AM UTC
Nice job, Ryan!

I have added a base coat on my Sherman. Still a lot of rigging on the missiles to do. Then stowage etc. weathering will be very heavy as the ones I have seen in pictures during the winter of 1944/45 were extremely muddy.

More to follow

tangodown
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 07:28 AM UTC
Weathering is started. Still a long way to go but this is the first layers.


GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 02:09 PM UTC
Looks damn good, Cam!




TankManNick
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 05:47 PM UTC
With the tub cleaned up it was a straightforward task to assemble and detail the hull.

Wheels and tracks went together quickly courtesy of polycaps and vinyl tracks. This was pure fun! Kits like these sure delivered on the fun factor ya gotta admit!

I left off the headlights as I want to do something about the clear lens. I also left off the barrel rest so I don't go knocking it off later.

The only aspect of the build that has been annoying so far is that the plastic is a total magnet for any stray fur floating around which is becoming a huge problem with 5 cats running around! I fantasize about modelling in a 'clean room' but the reality is that I lack the heart to yell them out of the room. They look so hurt!

Anyways now onto turret detailing with some Milliput tarp molding in my future. In case you were wondering Milliput was founded in 1968 - I just looked it up. (Ain't the web a marvel?)


GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 02:12 AM UTC
I'm sure Shep would approve, Nick!

Nice work!



G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 03:25 AM UTC
Hi all,

I'm enjoying following the builds in this campaign, the quality of all the work thus far is excellent...well done to everyone involved, .

Cheers, ,

G
GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 04:30 AM UTC
Yeah, this campaign is seeing some old-school craftsmanship.

The styrene in my AFV Club M730A1 Chaparral is pretty hard stuff!



Tank1812
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 05:55 AM UTC

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Nice job, Ryan!



Thanks Jasper.

I have always liked the look of your Sherman kit but never got it because of the things you have dealt with.
oldbean
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 12:31 AM UTC
Finished up work on the engine for my Panzerwerfer 42. I added a distributer cap made from round stock and spark plug wires electrical wire. The starter adjustment bracket is from plastic strip, reinforcing ribs on the valve cover are thin wire, radiator hose is from stretched sprue fan belt from metal foil and reinforcing strips on the transmission are soldier wire.


yeahwiggie
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 06:19 AM UTC
There is much eye candy accumulating here!
Well done gents!

I hope to get something done this weekend too.

tangodown
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 07:17 AM UTC
A few more weathering layers. some dried mud made with Wood putty and acrylic paint and a little sand mixed in. Several light layers of highly thinned Tamiya buff as a dust layer. Then, a few targeted pin washes in brown and black. The end is in sight.




Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 02:58 PM UTC
Hey all!

Finally getting a start on mine.

And here is a link to where you can find most of the pamphlets Shep did for Monogram. I posted it earlier but I don't think anyone noticed.

http://sheperdpaine.atspace.com/

Cheers Rob.


abelynn
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 09:11 AM UTC
The choice is between the Tamiya (1974) pair with the Commanders resin conversion (1991) and Tamiya DAK infantry (1974), or the Monogram pair (1974) and scratchbuilding the SdKfz 263 conversion along with Airfix multi-pose Afrika Korps (1976) modified to become a crew.









I might just go with both: one pair for the Shepherd Paine campaign, the other for the 20/20 campaign.

Either way, lots of scratchbuilding, modification and reassembling of figures. Fun stuff!