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steve-o
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Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:58 PM UTC
I'm getting there!

Hoping to wrap this one up soon. I just need to find a paint job I can do without an airbrush, since I'm still setting up the model room in the new house.

I've been all around the internet trying to find an interesting paint job... especially from a Marder that has an identifiable unit.

If anyone has photo suggestions, I'd be happy to see them!




alewar
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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:39 AM UTC
Hi, a small update. Adding Eduard photoetched and brass tube, DEF wheels.
Regards from the south
Álvaro

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Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:35 PM UTC

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Paul, love how the churchill came out, tracks and weathering esp nice.
BTW, what color did you use for the british bronze green? looks really good.

Getting close to wrapping up my char b1 and it's inspiring to see all of these excellent builds getting done.



The basic color on the Churchill was the one called out in the destructions, XF-2 Dark Green. It is kinda hard to tell under all of the gump added later.

I am really looking forward to seeing your Char. I have one of these kits in the pile but have not felt ready to tackle it yet as the paint scheme looks well above my current skill set . . .
Chapman
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:27 PM UTC
Paul, love how the churchill came out, tracks and weathering esp nice.
BTW, what color did you use for the british bronze green? looks really good.
Shawn, great PzII some really nice tonal variation on the grey finish, was that done with pigments,filters,both?
G.Houle love the Type 10 "twins", really nice finishes on those.
Sil, great looking camo and finishes on both of those!
Getting close to wrapping up my char b1 and it's inspiring to see all of these excellent builds getting done.
andromeda673
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 07:20 PM UTC

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Thank you for the kind words, I used the factory call out, XF72 JGSDF brown



Thank for your info. I'll match the similarity in my enamel Tamiya and lacquer Mr.Hobby paints.
Regards,
K.



I went back and looked at the color call outs again, and it's actually TS-90 but I don't use spray paints. I wish I could recall what I used on my 1/35th version because I think those colors look much more similar to the real thing........but hey I build for the fun and the mental release.

Kanguroo
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 07:38 AM UTC

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Thank you for the kind words, I used the factory call out, XF72 JGSDF brown



Thank for your info. I'll match the similarity in my enamel Tamiya and lacquer Mr.Hobby paints.
Regards,
K.
andromeda673
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 04:19 AM UTC

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Hi,

Too many completed nice models here. Your models - Raj, Paul O'Neil, Shawn, Zaidi, G.Houle - actually make a new routine to me.

I've just picked a Tamiya kit for this campaign.



@ G.Houle: I'm sorry, which code of brown color do you use on the 1/35th JGSDF Type-10?
Regards,
K.



Thank you for the kind words, I used the factory call out, XF72 JGSDF brown
mechaman
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 08:20 PM UTC
Talk about getting in under the wire. Here is my entry, an oldie but a goodie the Tamiya Chally 1. It will be built straight from the box with no add on's .
Silantra
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:44 AM UTC
Good luck guys,,lots of nice work in this campaign.
Tamiya kit is easy to build making this campaign so much fun...

anyway, i decided to stop this project as i think no more weathering i shall apply to my build

so here it goes...2 kit in a row

jadgpanther (late) and m4 sherman











Thanks for looking..and good luck to the others....

Sil
Kanguroo
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Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 08:32 PM UTC
Hi,

Too many completed nice models here. Your models - Raj, Paul O'Neil, Shawn, Zaidi, G.Houle - actually make a new routine to me.

I've just picked a Tamiya kit for this campaign.



@ G.Houle: I'm sorry, which code of brown color do you use on the 1/35th JGSDF Type-10?
Regards,
K.
andromeda673
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Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 - 07:21 AM UTC
well guys, my road trip and journey with this 1/48 scale Type 10 has come to an end. I went for a more well worn and filthy look, compared to my 1/35th version I did sometime ago.

This to me was the perfect Tamiya kit to build, very easy, simple construction, simple to follow instructions and a kit that really went together quite easily.

I know my pictures need some help, but here are some finished pictures. Thanks to everyone who has participated, when I started this campaign and had suggested it, I had no idea it was going to get so many here excited and get so many enrolled.



Cheers and as always, thanks for looking!





















Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 01:27 AM UTC

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Hudson,
I like the way the track's steel and weathering turned out on the Churchill! Any tips to share?
Great job.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



Sil - Great work on your 1/48 scale builds. I'm alway a bit surprised when to hear such convincing models are so small.

Shawn - I love your Pz II C from the French campaign. I gotta get me one of those!

Don - I started with metal Fruil tracks. These were tougher to build than most Fruil tracks as the pins only went through the center portion. They were OK to cut but needed extra work to get a firm glue joint to hold the wires in place. This ended up taking several work sessions and even in final assembly one pin worked loose and had to be reglued. Nothing difficult about the process, just tough on the schedule.

The finish started with a long bath in MIG burnishing fluid. I let the tracks get good and dark. After a good rinse and dry, they got a brushing with MIG Track Wash which is a dark brown color that creeps well. It gives some additional depth to the gaps between the links and darkens odd spots. Then a random application of dark & light rust washes followed by a semi-dry brushing on the high spots & inner wear areas with steel paint. Finally just before assembly to the model European Dirt & Light Dust pigments applied here and there to match the rest of the tank.

Its as complicated to do as it seems tapping out the words. The metal burnishing did most of the hard work.
Scipio2010
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 09:41 PM UTC
I finished up the Panzer II Ausf. C this week.





Silantra
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 07:35 AM UTC
Guys..i just realized that this campaign existed and i just noticed this thread just now. It just happened that i in the process of finishing 2 tamiya 1/48 kits : - M4 Sherman and Jagdpanther. So without giving any doubt i enroll into this campaign (if permitted by the manager)
I started the build a month ago...almost complete..
M4 sherman was build OOB.




Jagdpanther i build OOB except for the addition of the PE for engine grille.




will try to finish this build on this weekend.

Sil

andromeda673
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 06:34 AM UTC

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G.Houle – This thing is starting to look really good. What marking did you have in mind?



I went with the stock decals, the markings I choose are for the 1st tank battalion, I did manage to get the flat coat on tonight, and hopefully this weekend I can get the wash applied and start the weathering.

Thank you!!!!!
Lakota
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 05:45 AM UTC
Hudson,
I like the way the track's steel and weathering turned out on the Churchill! Any tips to share?
Great job.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:48 PM UTC
The Broncos are plastic? How sturdy are they? I built a set of Modelkasten plastic tracks that proved so weak I could not even assemble them to the model. I have some Bronco track kits but have never tried to assemble them.
Scipio2010
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 09:33 PM UTC

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Very nice! Did you use Fruil tracks? I just finished the older (1971) Tamiya Panzer II F for the Back to Basics campaign and found the Fruils would not fit the sprockets. I ended up trimming off some of the teeth where they couldn't be seen. Did your tracks fit OK?



Paul, thanks. I actually used a set of Bronco indy tracks. They worked really well and were easy to assemble. Im so used to working with tracks from larger tanks that I found ir challenging working with the smaller tracks.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 09:31 PM UTC
G.Houle – This thing is starting to look really good. What marking did you have in mind?
andromeda673
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 05:56 AM UTC
Well got the final coat of gloss on, hopefully tomorrow I can get the dull coat on, and then I can move onto the next project.

Thanks for looking!

Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:16 PM UTC
Very nice! Did you use Fruil tracks? I just finished the older (1971) Tamiya Panzer II F for the Back to Basics campaign and found the Fruils would not fit the sprockets. I ended up trimming off some of the teeth where they couldn't be seen. Did your tracks fit OK?
Scipio2010
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:09 PM UTC
My build for this campaign is the Panzer II Ausf. C from the French Campaign. It was a fast build, but I ended up replacing the tracks and barrels. Still working on finishing up the detailing.

Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:00 PM UTC
Thanks guys, I was trying to make the model look like it had been in a couple of different types of terrain since hitting the beach, like it had been on the move.
andromeda673
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 09:41 PM UTC
congrats on that Churchill.........nice weathering, and well done!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 01:58 AM UTC
Nice build, Paul! I think the weathering looks good.

Thanks for sharing