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Stalin's Armor Campaign
Pedro
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 08:54 AM UTC

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Greg,

You made that cut so clean, wow, I know it couldn't have been as easy at you made that look and the fit on the PE parts you'd think you cut the plastic with a laser too. nice going! BTW, how do you end up with my name as a call sign?



Pedro, thx for your kind words, the cut was made by scribing several times with a hobby knife along the line that was molded on the hull side, can't miss it. As to the PE, it does fit amazingly well, on the other hand the side part overlaps the leftover hull side so this also helps.

As to my nickname, well... It's a primary school one that stuck. We have a brand of coffee since the 90's that is called "Pedro's" with a Mexican (Hispanic?) guy in it's logo... I look nothing like him but guys in my class thought it will be funny or sth, it was not offensive so it kinda stayed

Right now I'm cutting out one more ventilation slot on the last set of louvers on the hull deck, one done, one to go...

Cheers,
Greg
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 06:22 AM UTC
My progress:



Shermania
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 04:53 AM UTC

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Pedro,
Talk about moving quick through a build...wow.

Got a primer coat on my T34/85


Cheers,
Rick



I know, right? I was talking mess about you and then built a Sherman in 3 days

Rick, I gotta tell you, your build has inspired me to buy a orange box T-34/85. I've always liked the T-34, but in particular the really early ones and the really late ones like the ones that fought in Korea. I'm hoping to build mine as a Korean wreck either here or in the rusty/scrap metal campaign.

Your primer almost looks like a base coat of paint, is that just the camera playing tricks on the color?

My A2 is going to have to sit for a little while as I have some deadlines coming up in the Canadian forces and commonwealth thunder campaigns. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll have a chance to put those snazzy Berlin battle stripes on the turret.
clovis899
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 02:09 PM UTC
Pedro,
Talk about moving quick through a build...wow.

Got a primer coat on my T34/85


Cheers,
Rick
Shermania
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 02:04 PM UTC

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Hello mates!

I'm slowly progressing with my build:





pristine hull, a bit warped but still...:



aaand Stalin's got butchered:







test fit of the PE stowage boxes, they fit quite snugly:



Cheers,
Greg



Greg,

You made that cut so clean, wow, I know it couldn't have been as easy at you made that look and the fit on the PE parts you'd think you cut the plastic with a laser too. nice going! BTW, how do you end up with my name as a call sign?
Shermania
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 02:01 PM UTC

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Ok well I am gonna call this 1 finished
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I didnt want to go to crazy with the weathering Hope you guy like it I will be submitting the build review with this kits as well



great job Sal!
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 11:32 AM UTC
Finally the Tracks have arrived to say the least they are Scary small little pieces but if they turn out better than the rubber band tracks it will have been worth it. well of to the grind.

Sascha (Ironowl)
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 10:52 AM UTC
Thanks Greg! I need to get me a set for my Trumpeter now!

I looked on eBay and came up short so now the search is on!


Thanks again buddy!




Jeff
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 09:26 AM UTC
Hey Jeff, of course it is 1:35, it is a Tamiya IS-3, they spell it JS though, PE is from Eduard, set no. 36042. It updates a tank from the pre production batch of 52 IS-3s as depicted by Tamiya to an early production one. HTH

Cheers,
Greg
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 07:08 AM UTC
What kit is this and is it 1/35th?

I like the PE boxes... can you tell me more about them and who's are they? I didn't know they made something like this and it has me thinkin'.


Thanks!




Jeff
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 03:55 AM UTC
Hello mates!

I'm slowly progressing with my build:





pristine hull, a bit warped but still...:



aaand Stalin's got butchered:







test fit of the PE stowage boxes, they fit quite snugly:



Cheers,
Greg
Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 05:39 AM UTC
Nice job Sal !!!

Here's my progress,







ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 05:15 AM UTC
Ok well I am gonna call this 1 finished
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I didnt want to go to crazy with the weathering Hope you guy like it I will be submitting the build review with this kits as well
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 03:23 AM UTC
Greg,
Nice looking SU76i, way to go. Can't wait to see the final tank. I need to get back to work on my T-34. I want to put some figures on the T-34 when it's finished. The figures will be for the "Boots on the Ground" campaign.
Thanks for the pics.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 01:15 AM UTC
Nice to see that juggling twins there's still room for modeling Greg. Too many make it an excuse but you're trackin' forward with the SU-76i.



Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 06:00 PM UTC
Great work going on everyone.

Sal well done and look forward to the finale

Kimmo - welcome to the campaign and excellent choice to finish here


I was able to get both twins to sleep and the wife to work for a super fast spray paint job on the 1/48 su76i. The rest I can finish in the house now



Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 09:22 AM UTC

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Eh eh Chris, I'm doing the same kit


Hey John,
Nice! Now I'll have someone to share notes with when I get stuck.



Me too

So far I got no problems !
Chapman
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 08:23 AM UTC

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Eh eh Chris, I'm doing the same kit


Hey John,
Nice! Now I'll have someone to share notes with when I get stuck.
casualmodeler
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 04:39 AM UTC
Hi guys!
Just enlisted although I have other campaigns going on at same time..
This would be my entry, hopefully it's okay? It's Trumpeter early "Big Turret" KV-2 with Jordi Rubio barrel, Friul-tracks and some Eduard PE parts. This monster's been on shelf for two years and I think it's now time to finish it.
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 01:05 AM UTC
Eh eh Chris, I'm doing the same kit

Here's my update:



Chapman
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2013 - 04:01 PM UTC
Try this image again.


Chapman
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2013 - 03:57 PM UTC
Hey Guys,

Looking to jump on board for my first campaign. Building the Dragon JSU-152, with voyager PE fenders/detail set as well as an aluminum barrel, the AM sets are in transit.



Chris
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2013 - 08:50 AM UTC
Ok guys here is my update on the KV-8s
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Need to touch up a few spots and add some more weathering and washes
Shermania
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 06:09 AM UTC
so for the last three nights in a row I've gotten a 2 hour chunk of uninterrupted bench time and this thing is just flying together. In part because I'm going with a more OOTB approach for this one and also because its perhaps the easiest DML Sherman to build aside from the #6048 M4A1 kit which is also pretty simple to put together. Improvements are minor details to the front of the turret, sand shield mounting brackets, from spares I found FDA covers that fit, the missing spare track holders, a barrel from my M4A3 premium kit, a set of PE mud guards from the spares bin, and some TWS dish wheels which have been collecting dust for some time. I went with the kit tracks and they look decent although the teeth on the end connectors are ridiculously small. It's not done yet but getting there quickly. This is almost a Tamiya quick build type thing.




For paint I'm going with OD and the markings that the 2nd guards painted on the turrets for areal recognition purposes as they prepared to attack Berlin. I'm a sucker for those nice white crosses on the turret and white bands around the turret. The kit doesn't come with this marking setup, so I'm going to improvise here as there were Shermans painted this way, but I've yet to see a photo of one.
Pedro
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 08:32 AM UTC
Good evening!

I thought I'd chime in with yet another JS3 from Tamiya. Started just a couple of days ago and only now found the campaign is going on perfectly suited for this beast.

So far I have only glued the suspension arms and half of the wheels together and although it is a very simple model I think that she is still less than 50% done. I'll convert her to a production model using Eduards PE stowage boxes.

Still haven't decided on the setting and paint scheme for this one. Definitely in green but I dont know if I'll use some of the markings from the box or if I'll use no markings at all for a tank used in 1956 in Hungary.



Best regards,
Greg