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Trumpeter Mk.II Campaign
Scipio2010
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 12:47 AM UTC
Finally finished the E10.







terminators
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 09:38 PM UTC
Nice progress, I like the design of this truck, I didn't know it.

The VCI looks nice and will be cool after painting process.

Good luck to finish those models.

Kanguroo
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 02:53 PM UTC

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Thanks for the extension, Type 89 is ready to paint.



I'm not lonely!
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 08:46 AM UTC
Thanks for the extension, Type 89 is ready to paint.



Kanguroo
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 10:10 PM UTC
Hi all,

Some progress through my weekend.





Regards,
K.
Kanguroo
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 09:12 PM UTC
Abrams looks strong! Love it, Andrew.
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 09:52 AM UTC
Alex, thankyou

Jesper, nice to know it wasn't just me . Would of been easier if I hadn't already had most of the painting done before mating top and bottom. Your Abrams looks great as well, nice mix of clean and dirty.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 09:12 AM UTC
Andrew, very nice Abrams. I build the same kit and had the same for problem with top and bottom hull.

Cool to have both a NATO and desert camo Abrams in this campaign.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 09:52 PM UTC
Andrew,

your abrams looks very nice and I like the damaged left side.
Konigwolf
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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 08:12 PM UTC
Well long time between updates sorry , my last one was back on page 5. Finished my Abrams earlier today.

Overall build was a little problematic. The upper deck wouldn't sit right on the hull with a slight alignment issues where they join at the rear. One of the rubber band tracks snapped and one of the link and length tracks was one too short.

Paint and weathering wise? I need more rust tones, my problem not the kits overall for the cost of the kit $13 aud, I'm happy with the result as it was just a practice run in Abrams weathering before I paint my RFM and Meng versions




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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 04:34 PM UTC

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Jesper and Mark - It was exposed to a lot of heat will being shipped in the mail. I built it while overseas and mailed it home...the mailman didn't break anything, just melted it.



Bet it was in a container on top of the container ship in the sun. I hear those containers can be crazily hot.

Glad you got the extension. Looking forward to see your build.
Ranger74
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 09:42 PM UTC

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ok, one extra week fellas !!!



Bless you, my son. I would not have completed my NBFZ due to necessary yard work in preparation for a new deck on back of my house.

Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 04:48 PM UTC
Really sucks. Guess if you were downrange it kind of makes sense though. Almost looks like it could be made into some sort of caricature build...

Scipio2010
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 02:52 AM UTC
John - Thanks for the extension, I definitely need it.

Jesper and Mark - It was exposed to a lot of heat will being shipped in the mail. I built it while overseas and mailed it home...the mailman didn't break anything, just melted it.

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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:31 PM UTC

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ok, one extra week fellas !!!


Thank You
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:37 PM UTC

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Hello everyone! I am a big fan of Trumpeter, especially the paper panzer kits they have produced. I find that the Trumpeter kits are pretty decent OOB, and relatively easy to assemble. I was in the process of building the Geschutzwagen Tiger Grille 21/210 for this campaign, however, it suffered a catastrophic accident that forced me to scrap it. I have built the E-10 kit instead, and aside from a metal barrel it was OOB.




Wow, Shawn! Bad news! What happened there? Get left in the car on a sunny day?

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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 09:41 PM UTC

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Wow Joseph!

That looks great. Night and day from the spray to the oil wash. I'm also a novice at the airbrush, but next time, I'll have to look at going that route myself.

Kind of feels Russian to me too. Not a crisp camo pattern, but rugged and effective. Really great.



Hey there Steve, thanks for the comment. Indeed, it was also my first time to try the oil dot filter technique. I will definitely be using this in my future builds.


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Joseph - I just love your build of the BTR-80. I was so impressed that I just ordered one in 1/35. I do not see well enough to try one smaller . . .



Hi Paul, I was surprised how it turned out. I'm a big fan of Rick Lawler's work. My results just mean that Rick Lawler shared his technique well enough for me to emulate it.

I would like to try this in 1/35 but I just don't have space. My eyes are also not that great now, the Optivisor really helped!


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Joseph, beautiful BTR. Your effects are just like the article. Awesome work and thanks again for sharing the article.



Thanks very much, Jesper. I tried as much as I can to copy Rick Lawler's technique. Looks like I got as close to it as I can.
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 09:19 PM UTC
ok, one extra week fellas !!!
Kanguroo
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 08:14 PM UTC
Hi,
Many, many impressive finished models here.
Like Martin's, my work is unfinished until today.
Maybe one week extension, dear John?



Regards,
K.
Martinvidas
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:26 AM UTC
Can We have one more week to finish the campaign? I have no chance to finish the T-55.
Thank You
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 01:57 AM UTC
Joseph, beautiful BTR. Your effects are just like the article. Awesome work and thanks again for sharing the article.

Shawn, what happened to the geschutzwagen??!!! You left it on the stove over night? Sorry to see your work ruined.
You are making good progress on the new paper panzer though.
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:52 PM UTC

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John - Your JS-4 is very impressive. It must have been very intimidating to see one ion the field. You have a resin turret. Did it correct something on the model or was it to make a different version?



Thanks Paul ! ir is a great kit, I recommend it !
About the turret, it's the original, plastic one, it has a metal barrel.
I didn't use any AM parts on this one.
Hudson29
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:59 PM UTC
John - Your JS-4 is very impressive. It must have been very intimidating to see one ion the field. You have a resin turret. Did it correct something on the model or was it to make a different version?
Hudson29
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:54 PM UTC
Joseph - I just love your build of the BTR-80. I was so impressed that I just ordered one in 1/35. I do not see well enough to try one smaller . . .
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 08:54 PM UTC
BTR-80 is done! After applying some more oils, then washes and pigment, I've completed the weatherin stage. I just hope it does not look over the top. Here are the shots: