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petbat
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 09:42 AM UTC
Thomas it looks impressive now, I can't wait to see it with all the wiring done..

Dutik. Really coming along nicely. The weathering is really bringing out the best in this kit.
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 09:32 AM UTC
Made a tentative start on my sIG-33 by putting paint on some of the parts on the tree. It's a lot easier to paint while there is something to hang onto, especially when the parts can get quite small. Not enough for pictures yet.

Illini
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 09:39 AM UTC
Base coat applied to the Hummel. Now I need to practice the stripe camouflage on some sheet plastic
GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 09:47 AM UTC
Great work, everybody! I guess I'm going to have to get started on my contribution before too much longer! I've got it narrowed down to either the Meng or RoG Panzerhaubitze 2000s or maybe the RoG M109A6...or maybe the Trumpy 2S1.

Decisions...Decisions!



petbat
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:20 AM UTC
Okay some paint down on the BL 7.2 inch. Not overly happy with the wave pattern on the barrel so may have to do that again.

eMan
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 05:25 PM UTC
Here is my entry, Trumpeter 152mm Type83 self-propelled gun howitzer.

Illini
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 12:56 PM UTC
dutik, based on your "dare" below, and a 30% off deal from Squadron, I went and bought the Trumpeter Kondensator kit, which just arrived. Checking the instructions, this is a massive build which I will not be attempting as part of this campaign. I just hope something appropriate comes along.

I owned the Soar Art Dora, but had to sell it when I downsized. That kit requires its own garage.


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This is a real impressive build!

When ready some suggestion to expand your capabilities:

Soviet 2A3 Kondensator 2P 406 mm Self-propelled Howitzer by Trumpeter

280mm K5(E) Leopold Railroad Gun by Trumpeter

And finally:
WWII GERMAN DORA SUPER HEAVY RAILWAY GUN by Soar Art Workshop

Keep rolling!
- dutik

Hangelafette
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 05:17 AM UTC
Hi all,

The 10.5cm Kanone 18 is coming together. I have some putty work to do before I prime. All together a very nicely engineered kit from Dragon's golden age.


I have decided to go with an early DAK scheme, so RAL 8000 over German gray.
-Nate
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 07:27 AM UTC
My modeling ADD kicked in hard. I just had to start the ML-20.



Instructions began with the "truck/carriage base."



More to follow (along with the other three builds on my desk :/ )

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 08:43 AM UTC
Nice work everybody.
Little update from me, as rules call for some WIP photos.
Fk39 (r) is almost ready, all parts in place and base green painted.


I spent lot of time on the Bishop. One of most demanding models I ever built.

And interior ready for painting...

Yellow stuff you can see on some of the edges is hair spray mixed with water color, as a masking solution.
When paint is dry it's easy to wash it off with some water and toothpick.

And you have a nice clean edge easy to glue later.
Then, I decided to experiment a little...
I sprayed hair spray over some plastic jar, left it to dry and then sprayed one cote of silver followed by the cote of gun metal paint.

After leaving paint to dry for few hours, I poured little water on it, washed it off and collected particles of dry paint into a bottle dope, smashed it in small pieces with stiff brush, collected water and replaced it with floor polish. Then I applied that mixture with brush. Result - easy and fast chipping solution.

The reason I painted two different paint coats is that I got two different colours of chipping, depending on what side is up...
It's not perfect but I think it's good enough for hardly visible interiors. And, since I have this mixture now safely stored in paint jar, I can use it fast when needed. Hope somebody find this useful...
I am here at the moment, with ammo painted and on place...

And finally photo of progress on the Priest, more update next week.

Good luck to everybody with their builds...
gbrame
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 05:31 AM UTC
I have finished primary construction and painting of the M109A7, as well as the base. I will start weathering and pin washing tonight, but that will be kept to a minimum.

Love to see all the great builds in this campaign!



petbat
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 10:17 PM UTC
Excellent work guys. Nice selection of builds - especially Bogi building so many different kits, and scratch building skirts to boot.

I have the Bishop and limber combo in the stash. I take it out and then out it back...

Nice work on the base too Glenn.
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BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 10:28 AM UTC
Small update on my ML-20. I glued the last pieces for this kit and was finally able to make the upper shield support into an "L" bar. Not the best looking finish (right side is shorter) but I'll have to go with this.



Time for primer application!

-Joseph
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 11:46 AM UTC
Day off from work netted me some more bench time for the ML-20.

I'm amazed at the number of bits to just the one trail.



And the chaos of my bench right now.



Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 11:54 AM UTC

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Day off from work netted me some more bench time for the ML-20.

I'm amazed at the number of bits to just the one trail.



And the chaos of my bench right now.



Mike


Look good.

My question for you is, That’s chaos?
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 11:55 AM UTC
Regarding Angel Yovtchev's comment to Joseph's ML-20 build:


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Maybe you can find remedy for the muzzle brake-heavy gun if you display it in transport mode(so pitty RB did not run weight balance test with their-otherwise splendid- metal barrel).
The barrel is transported in full recoil position, which will change the weight balance of the gun.



This is VERY helpful to me as mine will be in the towed position. Thank you!!

Mike
morcmarc
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 09:17 PM UTC
Lots of great builds here!

I have started a build log for my PLZ05.

Happy building
dutik
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 02:36 AM UTC

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dutik, based on your "dare" below, and a 30% off deal from Squadron, I went and bought the Trumpeter Kondensator kit, which just arrived. Checking the instructions, this is a massive build which I will not be attempting as part of this campaign. I just hope something appropriate comes along.

I owned the Soar Art Dora, but had to sell it when I downsized. That kit requires its own garage.



Great move to build a Kondensator!

...

Small update from Port Arthur:



Building up the base. There is a small trench arund the base plate for the traverse gear. So I build a frame for the diorama from sheet styrene, carved a "beton pedestal" from cork sheet for the guns base plate , build up the small trench using strip styrene and filled the surroundings with more cork sheet. One more sheet and I am up and level. It takes some time to cure for the white glue after every sheet, so working pace is slow at the moment. But you get the idea.

Regards
- dutik
BogiBg
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 07:26 AM UTC
Short update after week of working...

Hope to finish all other details until next weekend and to start painting base color.
Hangelafette
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 01:13 PM UTC
Got some paint on this afternoon:
gbrame
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 04:04 AM UTC
Alright, I am ready to call this one done. It was not a bad build, after getting used to the Panda instructions.

This was my inspiration photo:


Here are my finished photos... Please forgive my shoddy phone pics... Will have to work on that.









Thanks to the organizers!
dutik
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 04:34 AM UTC
Nice one!

Congrats for crossing the finish line
- dutik
Black_sheep
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 06:04 AM UTC
congratulations to our number one I am far from finish with my Malka
GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 06:53 AM UTC
Wow! Very nicely done, Glenn!





BogiBg
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 08:36 AM UTC
Congratulations Glenn. Looks almost like the real thing...