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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 08:07 AM UTC

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It is Italeri Nebelwerfer. It is an ancient kit.



Ángel,

You made a fine test of the old kit.

For trivia's sake, that model is the former ESCI model. Came with 4 or 5 crewmembers dressed in heavy winter clothes.
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:02 AM UTC
Here are a few shots of the Tamiya Panzer II F. The first shows basic construction completed:



This one shows the paint on and Fruils under construction:



This one shows the decals on:



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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 08:57 PM UTC

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Scratchbuilding and after market items are fine, as long as you only use the basic tools. I would state that the Laser would be counted as a tool, so as long as you stated that this is one of the tools you are going to use you're ok to go ahead.



I didn't. OK, I think I have a work around for this. I'll go ahead and use the kit part but only attach it lightly so I can remove it after completing this build.

Thanks for the clarification!
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 05:09 PM UTC

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3. Any After Market items and scratch building/detailing items are allowed but only the tools shown in your original post can be used to add them.



I need a little clarification on this point.

I am (finally) working on the old 1971 Tamiya Panzer II F/G. I had intended an OOB build but for a set of Fruils. After consulting the research material a see that all of the operational vehicles I could see have the radio mast UP, Tamiya has molded it folded into a protective box.

Cutting the base of the mount off is no issue and adding an aerial is also straightforward. The problem is that Tamiya has molded the mast itself into the bottom of the box and I can think of no way to remove it given my modest skill level.

So - the obvious solution is to make a new box. I would like to make it out of wood as the original appears to be made of wood. I would like to cut the pieces on a laser.

As I read the above quoted rule, this would come under the category of scratch building and so the laser should be OK. Just the same, I do not wish to violate the spirit of the rule. Please advise me here. I can always build it as Tamiya molded it, I just would prefer to "improve" it.



Scratchbuilding and after market items are fine, as long as you only use the basic tools. I would state that the Laser would be counted as a tool, so as long as you stated that this is one of the tools you are going to use you're ok to go ahead.
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 03:56 PM UTC
Thanks Frederick and Paul for your comments!

It is Italeri Nebelwerfer. It is an ancient kit. It is not even worth detailing it when you have available LionRoar's Nebelwerfer.

I used it in this campaign in order to improve my painting skills and to build something fast.

Best regards,
Angel
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:52 PM UTC

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3. Any After Market items and scratch building/detailing items are allowed but only the tools shown in your original post can be used to add them.



I need a little clarification on this point.

I am (finally) working on the old 1971 Tamiya Panzer II F/G. I had intended an OOB build but for a set of Fruils. After consulting the research material a see that all of the operational vehicles I could see have the radio mast UP, Tamiya has molded it folded into a protective box.

Cutting the base of the mount off is no issue and adding an aerial is also straightforward. The problem is that Tamiya has molded the mast itself into the bottom of the box and I can think of no way to remove it given my modest skill level.

So - the obvious solution is to make a new box. I would like to make it out of wood as the original appears to be made of wood. I would like to cut the pieces on a laser.

As I read the above quoted rule, this would come under the category of scratch building and so the laser should be OK. Just the same, I do not wish to violate the spirit of the rule. Please advise me here. I can always build it as Tamiya molded it, I just would prefer to "improve" it.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 02:15 AM UTC
Comrade - Good for Tamiya providing such useful spare parts. I bought a set of the resin headlights for mine which look OK but have no fluting.

Angel - That looks to be a mean little beast. Is it a rocket launcher?

I FINALLY got around to starting the old Tamiya Panzer II F/G last night. It dates from 1971 and shows its age in the details. Just the same, it looks like it will build well and should make a great little basic build which matches my skill set just perfectly. My fumble thumbs don't care for too many teeny-tiny parts. Gee, what are they gunna do when that 750+ campaign starts?
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 06:13 PM UTC
Angel,

Sharp looking Nebelwerfer!

You look like you plan to blast that T-34 off your display!
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 04:57 PM UTC
Hi guys,

I already finished with the construction phase and now have to paint it.




Best regards,
Angel
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 07:01 AM UTC
Thanks. I'm mostly done, slowed down only by some detailing I'm doing just to make the build look just a bit better.

I'm thinking this is probably similar to your kit. No clear parts or PE, and was rather surprised when the tracks I'm used to seeing in a nice little bag were on a couple sprues. Also rather used to seeing tons of sprues with lots of unused parts, but seems like they really just packed the essentials. The Tamiya ISU-152 kit has a couple clear lenses in it, the smaller ones seem to fit the headlight. So, that's one problem solved.



Turret built up real quick. Just need to add the tie downs and periscope parts on copula.


Gotta say I really like this kit. I've worked on newer DML T-34's, and there's so much to do. Here it's real nice and simple.


Here's where I am currently. Cut out the kit mesh by repeatedly cutting a line around the inside of the kit mesh. Dropped in a Alliance Works T-34 PE grille.

One of the things I want to do to improve this kit is this:

Shouldn't be to hard. Kit part lacks the triangular bits.

This is more or less what I'm aiming for:
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 03:51 AM UTC
ComradeMP - I'm looking forward to your build. I have been working on a T-34/85 Model 1944 in North Korean markings for two years or so off and on, mostly off. These are great little kits. Mine is the CyberHobby version that had no clear sprue or P/E both of which are really needed. Yours is the complete kit with all this stuff?

I just looked at the completion date for this campaign and see I had better get a move on. My building time has been spent on other campaigns with nearer deadlines and now this one is becoming a nearer one. I have the same kit for BTB that Tat is working on. Its nice to hear it is a quick & easy build!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 11:27 AM UTC
I be joining in with a Dragon kit.


Looking it over, I should be a nice simple build. Will be adding some PE, and a DShk as I saw in a picture somewhere.

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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 07:55 PM UTC
Hi Bob,

I used Tamiya enamels here. The finish is rough as I sprayed only a thin layer of white from a rattlecan over a base coat of german grey.

Cheers,

Tat

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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 05:38 PM UTC
Tat, what type of paint are you using? Acrylic or enamel?

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 03:06 PM UTC
Looking good Bob! While your Pz I hails from a hot and arid climate, I'll have my Pz II in a wet and freezing cold environment




Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 07:56 AM UTC
First photo is primer and black accent lines
Second photo is one coat of XF60 and Buff


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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 07:40 AM UTC
I see some hard work with construction going on here.
I have a delima since I don't know much about the DAK.

Question: which color is appropriate for DAK?
RLM 79 (Tamiya XF59:3 + XF64:1
Tamiya XF 59
Tamiya XF 60

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 06:35 AM UTC
So last weekend I took my kit to the lake house so here is the start up picture with the basic tools photo P1090919.jpg
This is what it came home looking like
 photo P1090923.jpg photo P1090922.jpg
Sorry for the blurry pic Shot this and some other parts with some flat black today
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 07:35 PM UTC
Hi Jesper,

Thank you.

The fuselage has been mated together. Sanding reveals that there is some lip-sinking - where the edges of the halves warp inwards - but otherwise the fit is surprisingly good. The only gap was where a heavy sprue connector left a burr. Otherwise, filling was accomplished with liquid glue and firmly holding the halves together.


The engine compartment. Very basic and screaming for more detail.


I may not be able to do much for another couple of weeks. Which is sad because all that's left at this point is attaching the skids, stabilizers, weapons pylon-wings, minigun and rocket pods, turret, canopy,paint and decals.

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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 04:14 PM UTC
Frederick, looks nice. It will be good to see what you get from the big old kit.

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 08:04 AM UTC
Hi Group,

Here are some pix of my long-delayed progress.


Nice engine:


Instrument panel is better than I remembered.


The powerplant and mount:


The engine and the cockpit are set:




Last night I glued the fuselage together. Photos forthcoming.
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 01:07 AM UTC
To One and All,
There is some progress on my Pz38t. Some of the folks on my model club gather on Saturdays and hang out at the hobby shop and build for a few hours. This Back to Basics campaign was perfect for this, so here is a sort-of halfway there picture.



Thanks,
Stephen
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 06:55 PM UTC
Ian that Tow truck looks great is that a Mirror Models Diamond T
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 06:35 AM UTC
Thanks Tat, yeah I think the A7V had a crew of 18! Ian excellent work, I wish I had a smidgen of your skills.
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 05:39 AM UTC
Nice one Ian -- congrats on your finish! Cheers, Tat