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Tamiya Campaign
pablo_g
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 02:59 AM UTC
Hello everyone,
This is my entry to this campaign. That's will be a Italian job.


Charlie-66
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:03 AM UTC
OK guys, calling this one done. Great kit with no issues. Made go out and by the Tamiya SU-76!



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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:20 AM UTC
Guy,
Nice-looking BT-7. Did you use Mr Surfacer in a rattle can as primer, by any chance?

Charlie-66
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:31 AM UTC

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Guy,
Nice-looking BT-7. Did you use Mr Surfacer in a rattle can as primer, by any chance?




Thanks Mark! Actually I shot it with Tamiya rattle can primer.
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 04:39 PM UTC
The reason I asked is because your mesh engine screen seems a bit clogged in the exact same way my mesh exhaust covers did when I used Mr Surfacer on them. Not sure what the fix for that is.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 05:56 PM UTC
I have a Tamiya kit I picked up from Sal a while back. Ill join with a Churchill.

Bob
Charlie-66
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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 12:43 AM UTC

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The reason I asked is because your mesh engine screen seems a bit clogged in the exact same way my mesh exhaust covers did when I used Mr Surfacer on them. Not sure what the fix for that is.




I see that now. Hmmm, maybe some stray super glue and not the primer?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:21 AM UTC
My entry for this campaign: Tamiya Churchill Crocodile
Chaman911
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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 09:20 AM UTC
Great Job Charlie! I do see that mesh is a bit clogged up but it is not very noticeable. If it bothers you, you can always dry brush some steel then rust colors and it will just look like corrosion. Also you can always mud her up!
Pawel, that is an interesting kit I have never seen before. Looks neat!

I need some opinions on my .50cal mount. Does the MG mount seem to sit too high? I used a Tasca set for the extra detail. Here are some pics. I could shave off the little square on the kit piece and make the mount shorter but may be it is fine the way it is, Ive never built anything with an M2 before. Thank you for your feed back.

ltb073
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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 03:17 PM UTC

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I have a Tamiya kit I picked up from Sal a while back. Ill join with a Churchill.

Bob



Hey Bob Welcome back looking forward to see what you do with that oldie
Thirian24
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 04:13 AM UTC
I applied a dot filter. This is my first time doing this.




Now for some pigments
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 05:04 AM UTC
Dustin, the filter looks good. What type (oil or water based) are you using?

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 05:26 AM UTC
Thank you! I used some extremely cheap oil paints from Walmart.
Armorsmith
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 07:38 AM UTC
The dot filter turned out very nice. It also produces some "natural" streaking effect as you probably have already noticed. Looking good all around.
Thirian24
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 07:50 AM UTC

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The dot filter turned out very nice. It also produces some "natural" streaking effect as you probably have already noticed. Looking good all around.




Thank you very much! I was nervous to try this, but it was so easy using the colors you recommended. It has a nice effect and it does have a streak effect.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 08:53 PM UTC

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Great Job Charlie! I do see that mesh is a bit clogged up but it is not very noticeable. If it bothers you, you can always dry brush some steel then rust colors and it will just look like corrosion. Also you can always mud her up!
Pawel, that is an interesting kit I have never seen before. Looks neat!

I need some opinions on my .50cal mount. Does the MG mount seem to sit too high? I used a Tasca set for the extra detail. Here are some pics. I could shave off the little square on the kit piece and make the mount shorter but may be it is fine the way it is, Ive never built anything with an M2 before. Thank you for your feed back.




Bryan, I think the mount looks fine. I wouldn't cut it down at all. Remember, the mount was ostensibly for AA purposes as well as ground fire. Picture the TC hunkers down in his hatch with the gun elevated to engage an aircraft and the height makes more sense.
Thirian24
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 10:32 PM UTC
Applied some mud using pigments.






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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 11:18 PM UTC
My first campaign ever.

Here's how my Tamiya Jeep came out. Was a great deal of fun!

All Tamiya parts and accessories. Paint and weathering products by Ammo of MIG.





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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 11:34 PM UTC
Wow very nice jeep.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC
Dustin: your mud came out fine and I like the splatter on the rear end.

Brett: as Dustin stated Wow! nice jeep.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 03:52 AM UTC
Dustin: Are you sure the suspension could even move with that much mud on it?
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 03:59 AM UTC

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My first campaign ever.

Here's how my Tamiya Jeep came out. Was a great deal of fun!

All Tamiya parts and accessories. Paint and weathering products by Ammo of MIG.








Very nice Brett -- I'd say the weathering is just right. Congrats on your finish! Cheers, Tat
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 04:20 AM UTC
My progress so far on the Churchill:







Thirian24
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 04:59 AM UTC
Bob - Thank you sir!

Timothy - Probably not from all of the glue holding them in place. Lol

Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 06:16 AM UTC
I am having trouble with photobucket, so lets see if I am able to post the photos that were tried on my previous post.