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Stalin's Armor Campaign
GregCloseCombat
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 06:18 PM UTC
Naseby. It looks good and will come to life with paint I'm sure.

Lawrence. Congrats on finishing and I love JSIII tanks and I think yours is looking mean.
Chapman
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 02:36 PM UTC
Hey Andrey, nice looking T-26! I'd be curious to know how well the friul tracks fit with the sprocket wheel.

Cheers,

Chris
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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 03:10 PM UTC
Alright I am calling this one done!

Trumpeter's IS3, as mentioned earlier some issues with fitting, but otherwise a decent kit with nice details.

I used Tamiya's Olive green, a mixture of earth and buff for weathering, and brushed on some grounded-up pastel chalk dust.





Cheers!
Lawrence
Naseby
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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 03:00 AM UTC
The weathering on Your Su-76i looks nice Greg. Maybe I will go for something similar on the BT. I have the build finished and gave it a layer of surfacer. It has been more chalenging than anticipated. The fit of the whole kit is bad and I had a few moments when I wanted to trash it. But its done now. Next on the program is paint.


GregCloseCombat
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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 - 07:58 PM UTC
Andrey those tracks should really make that kit a crowd pleaser.

I slapped on some oil paint dust wash and pigments. Waiting until light for things to dry so I can start dry pigment blending and touch up pin washes.





ZloyZebr
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 05:52 AM UTC




Hello!
Tank is nearly done. Making track now, most wonderful part of process.
clovis899
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 01:20 PM UTC
I have had that kicking around in the model room for over twenty years and was lust looking for something a bit nicer than my normal blue shop paper towel! Now I think I'll use it a bit more often as it makes a nice contrast.

Rick
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 10:52 PM UTC
Very nice work Rick, I have that same flag and use it as a backdrop when I am selling Russian firearms, never thought to use it for my models but might have to start.
GregCloseCombat
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 08:49 PM UTC
Nice job Rick! Congrats on finishing. That background is an excellent touch
clovis899
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 06:53 PM UTC
Gents,

Here is my finished entry, it is the Dragon Orange Box T-34/85.
I have already uploaded it to the Campaign Gallery.

Cheers,
Rick



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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 03:40 AM UTC
No modulation, No scale effect...just good ol' Tamiya Nato Green straight up. I plan on light dusting too for better contrast

Sorry for the crappy phone photos from the middle of the night
PantherF
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 02:57 AM UTC
I like the darker color! Might make that my choice too for my MB Models kit.



Jeff
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 08:43 PM UTC
Weathering next




1/48 su76i Hauler conversion for Tamiya panzer III



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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 04:11 PM UTC
Goodluck on finishing Ryan. I sadly have a lot of unfinished models at the moment also to get going again. Have fun
wrenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 03:53 PM UTC
Since we can use a kit that's already started, and I have a few ,I'm going to try and finish up this T-34/76 for this campaign. The suspension is assembled and that's about it. The hull halves aren't even secured yet. I've grown bored with the kits I've started for other campaigns. I have a hard time finishing them without breaks. Hopefully this one's far enough along that I can do it .
GregCloseCombat
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 05:34 PM UTC
Congrats Smokey! The flag is really good. Nice work on the tracks and weathering


Naseby. Good to see those BTs started
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 09:35 PM UTC
Calling this one finished. Still might go back one day and add on tow cables and maybe some stowage but for now and the foreseeable future, this KV-1E is finite. More pics posted in the Campaign Gallery. http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/28634





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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 01:00 AM UTC
With only a coat of future, then a darker wash, the create track sag, that's all that is left on this KV-1E. So here are a few nearly-complete pics.





Naseby
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 04:12 AM UTC
So many interesting projects, its time for me to share som pictures too. I had a small delay with the BT-7A, but now the main hull is completed. Its been a bit harder than expected, parts do not fitt as good as on kits from other manufacturers.




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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 03:37 AM UTC
More progress. Getting closer but still toning down here, adding a little there. Hope to finish up the wheels and tracks tonight and get the fenders on. Still have a few more things to do with the finish after that.



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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 10:44 PM UTC
Nice work on the Tamiya IS-3. I want some toolboxes for my Trumpeter now!

Well, it's Saturday and time for some workbench blues to get these Soviet tanks finished.





Jeff
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 01:10 PM UTC
Greg. Nice work. The IS3 is looking mean
Pedro
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 12:18 PM UTC
Hey Alex, nice SU, I remember doing this exact model more than a dozen years ago, you are right, kits tracks are a dog...

Slowly getting somwhere with my IS-3

I had to make a little bulkhead so the upper hull would not bow down in the middle.



Basic construction of toolboxes done, each has 3 little bulkheads inside, they are quite sturdy.



Et voilą, upper hull glued. I've added 0,3 mm styrene shims to the sides of the glacis armor for better fit and to blank the empty space just behind the idler.



Here are the additional ventilation louver slots on the rear engine deck. Tamiya made 6 per side, while there should be 7 as on original tanks. They may have come out a bit wider than should be, I will see how that looks like after primer and maybe then try to improve their appearance.



And a test fit of the turret.




Cheers,
Greg
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 07:19 AM UTC
Fixed a few boo-boos and now I am declaring this one done. I enjoyed this kit. It really needed the replacement tracks, though. I don't think I would buy a separate track set like Fruils. The cost just doesn't justify it.













I'll give it a few days before picking a few shots to upload in to the campaign gallery.
3rdArmoredVet
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 09:25 AM UTC
Love seeing what everyone's doing with their builds so far. Had to take a few days off myself to nurse my wife who has been having tooth and lower jaw issues the last few days. She's good and doped up at the moment so that gave me a little time to get some work done on the tracks and wheels today. I would like opinions on whether or not the flag looks like it is in scale or not. I will use diluted white glue to affix it but I would like other eyes on it before I do.