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Stalin's Armor Campaign
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Charlie-66
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Texas, United States
Member Since: May 24, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 08:40 AM UTC
Jose, nice job!

I've fixed the rear end problem on my t-34 and glued the lower hinges back on that I shaved off earlier.



Another overall shot of where I am

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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Member Since: September 14, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 11:50 PM UTC
Since my model is done I played around a little bit with GIMP. I hope you dont mind me posting the result.

GregCloseCombat
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 08:34 PM UTC
Nice builds everyone. Someone can take over as campaign leader. I'm too busy with these twins to do any models. Xbox at least I can hold one and play but models too much distraction. Ill get back into models again sometime. Not parting with the stash
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 01:57 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Jose & Pedro, Nice work! I hope I can get back to my T-34/76 soon. It was a fun build but other things got in the way.
Don "Lakota"
Pedro
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Wojewodztwo Pomorskie, Poland
Member Since: May 26, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 09:53 PM UTC
Thanks Shaky!

Wyatt, I used Eduard's PE tool boxes and fenders for IS-3 set no. 36042, unfortunately it only comes with what is stated on the label: toolboxes and fenders, nothing more, you even have to supply your own bolt heads that mount the fender (which is somewhat easy, but it just should be there I think, also there is no replacement tow shackles rack that is located on the left front fender). So for the bolts I opted to use MIG productions bolt heads, you only have to putty up the indentations in the fenders that locate (or simulate?) the bolt heads, but as they are similar in size to the bolts I used they have to be closed to glue the bolts properly.

Also I used ATL-14 Friulmodel tracks for the IS family of tanks, rest of the details is scratchbuilt.

Cheers,
Greg
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 05:17 PM UTC
@Pedro,
Excellent detail work!!
WyattClark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 08:30 AM UTC
What detail set did you use?
Pedro
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Wojewodztwo Pomorskie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 07:01 AM UTC
Greetings Comrades!

The heavy tank bearing the name of our glorious leader is almost ready for painting!

Still a couple of details that need to be added, like spare track link retaining 'tabs' (to be added after painting as I'll use "blacken it" for the white metal tracks) and unditching log rack on the left sponson.

I remodeled a bit the sides of the "pike" nose to resemble the original armored plates layout after the front fenders are removed, also added upper side armor plates that should be visible just under the sponson floor.

In the mean time I had to heighten the suspension by some 2 mm, the lowest position that suspension arms can be glued using locating pins that Tamiya provided is much to low, so I had to pry the arms free and reattach them at the proper height using a styrene construction put under the belly of the tank to keep the ground clearance at the desired height.

















Cheers,
Greg
SHAKY962
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 05:59 AM UTC
@Sal, thanks for your comment my friend!!!
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 11:36 PM UTC
Jose that's a nice looking Panzer T-34 you got there great job
WyattClark
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 04:20 PM UTC
Ok hey guys I enlisted in this campaign and I have this Bronco SU-152 Early Version. I got this kit and started it after the campaign started and the tank is built but still needs painting and weathering so I consider it 50%done so can I join?
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 05:01 PM UTC
Well, another campaign finish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 09:25 AM UTC
@Guy, interesting your problems of fittings.. I will try to get one T-34 in 1/35 and will be from Dragon....

Near to finish my model







Arnzer
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Pas-de-Calais, France
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 08:26 AM UTC
Hello,

I just have finished the easier part of the kit.



Now, the difficulty begins : the upper hull with photo-etched parts. I've never do this before .... It seem's very difficult. Say me good luck

I'll post new pictures this sunday (if I can work on the kit).



Arn.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:53 PM UTC
Here's my entry. I started this some time ago but put it aside due to some fit issues between the upper and lower hulls.


The front of the upper and lower hulls go together just fine, it is the rear end that's the problem. I have shaved the hinges off the lower hull, and will be able to re-glue them later in the right place. First, I need to glue a strip of plastic into the gap to close it up.

Nito74
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:30 PM UTC

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@Jens: Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

@John: Thanks for your comments my friend. I follow your building, the Su-152 is very interesting.... ;-)



Gracias Jose !
I'm using one of the variants provided in the kit, changing it to a JSU-122.
SHAKY962
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 07:54 AM UTC
@Jens: Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

@John: Thanks for your comments my friend. I follow your building, the Su-152 is very interesting.... ;-)
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 07:02 AM UTC
The final pics!

I made a few errors along the process, in the assembling and painting stage. But given the fact that this is my second (finished) tank model I am ok with it.





Aurora-7
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 03:53 PM UTC
Just Starting.

Nito74
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 06:01 AM UTC
Nice work so far Jose !

Here's my progress,

Some details on the upper hull



Lower hull is ready for some paint first before adding the tracks. Dragon's Magic Tracks.



Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:40 AM UTC
Nice to see so much progress thats been done lately. Especially the T-26 looks interesting. I was thinkin about getting one, but the single link tracks put me off. I already have bad experience with Trumpys single link tracks.
SHAKY962
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 04:21 AM UTC
More advances!!!!!!!!!!!



Arnzer
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 05:57 AM UTC
Hello

Here is my entry : The old Tamiya SU-85 with some detailling : photo-etched sets, Friul Tracks, and metal gun.

A new challenge for me because, I never user photo-etched sets before



Regards,

Arn
IronOwl
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Georgia, United States
Member Since: January 07, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 04:53 AM UTC
Builds looking good ive had to stop all of my builds due to burst water pipes upstairs and down stairs should have some pics in a few days haven't started the tracks yet trying to figure out why my AM barrel keeps falling off

oh well HAPPY Building to All

Sascha(Ironowl)