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Unfinished Business 2016
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:05 AM UTC
This North Korean T-34/85 project hit another snag last night. I went to fit the ModelKasten tracks built two years ago and repaired in many places with metal wire a few months ago. Even with the most gentle handling the tracks started to come apart including some of my recent wire repairs.

After fuming a bit, I thought about more extensive repairs and decided to cut my losses. These plastic tracks will never make a sturdy enough assembly to survive my fat fingers & thumbs struggling to finish this tank.

I ordered a set of Fruils and will use the ModelKastens as cargo in a future Soviet truck build.

So another delay on this already long delayed project!
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:59 AM UTC

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Last but not least to keep me motivated I spontaneously ordered a Ushanka direct from Russia (did not find a made in China label so hoping it is original). I look odd wearing that outside when it is 115F down here in the desert southwest.



Cheers




You gave me a chuckle with that one! It looks like your T-34 even has a winter scheme on it hoping for cooler weather I guess . . .

My own long stalled North Korean T-34/85 project is finally back on a front burner. The pic below shows the project as it was when it was dug out Sunday night. Since then the mine damage to the road wheel has been repaired and some additional detail painting & dry brushing has been done. Next it will be time to try fitting the somewhat fragile Model Kasten tracks.

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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 03:03 AM UTC
My entry: Tamiya's sd.kfz 250 Neu with Royal models sets.

Original state (since 2007 I think)


Some work has been started


Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 10:33 PM UTC
A color update:




165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 09:48 PM UTC
Some meager progress on my CCKW Locomotive conversion these days.
The local stone cutter donated some old damaged gate posts he had in his boneyard for ballast weight. The center hopper will eventually be filled with gravel and scrap metal.







Sorry, No further progress on the big 8x8 MAZ Pusher Tractor.
TheDiggs
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 05:19 PM UTC
Touched up the top of the main hull and bridge and painted the bottom of both. I have had to get three coats of bright yellow on the nacelles for it to show up enough, but I think it will work now.




Now on to the decals, they will practically cover the entire ship so I will have to see if they will work on the paint colors that I have chosen or if I will have to go on without them. They look like they have clear spots in them so the painted surface should show through in some spots. We will see...
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 08:21 AM UTC

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Hi all fellow campaigners. Although I wasn't far away from finishline with my project, it took this long to make it ready. Luckily I'm on vacation right now, so I got the extra time from work and familylife to finish this. I have plans to build some halftrack to tow this but we will see....


I won't promise other kit into this campaign but you never know. Otherwise I'll start to wait UB2017.



Nice one Kimmo. What shade of yellow did you use? Cheers, Tat
Robbd01
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 09:19 PM UTC
Mid-year update. Going slow for this campaign. This year I seem to be focusing on the 'Hanger Queen Campaign' since I failed to get anything done in time with last year's campaign. Spending time with this veteran of the 'shelf of procrastination'. Working on assembling the tracks one link at a time. The carpet monster has been behaving itself, a few lost pins but no track links - so far. My AM cable came in to replace the rigid plastic tow cables. I also ordered some AM boogie wheels to replace the first and last bogie. I see a lot of references with those bogies having a rubber rim. Last but not least to keep me motivated I spontaneously ordered a Ushanka direct from Russia (did not find a made in China label so hoping it is original). I look odd wearing that outside when it is 115F down here in the desert southwest.



Cheers

Martinvidas
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2016 - 07:25 PM UTC
My entry here is a 1/72 Dragon Hammer with a TOW. I started the build maybe 2 years ago. This the today status of the model:

casualmodeler
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:41 PM UTC

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Hi all fellow campaigners. Although I wasn't far away from finishline with my project, it took this long to make it ready. Luckily I'm on vacation right now, so I got the extra time from work and familylife to finish this. I have plans to build some halftrack to tow this but we will see....


I won't promise other kit into this campaign but you never know. Otherwise I'll start to wait UB2017.


Pic added into campaign gallery.
Petro
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 09:01 PM UTC
I guess i should do an update. maybe some photos later. Haven"t done any building in 30 days. but i do look at the kit almost every day.
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016 - 01:50 AM UTC
Hi all fellow campaigners. Although I wasn't far away from finishline with my project, it took this long to make it ready. Luckily I'm on vacation right now, so I got the extra time from work and familylife to finish this. I have plans to build some halftrack to tow this but we will see....


I won't promise other kit into this campaign but you never know. Otherwise I'll start to wait UB2017.
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 07:27 PM UTC
10 year old? About time you finished alright!
Robbd01
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 04:46 AM UTC
A little update for this campaign. I was spending some time working on my Hanger Queen 6 campaign projects and thought this one needed an update. Halfway through the year (no pressure) and wanted to post some progress. My almost 10 year old T-34 build is slowly moving along. I have been linking the tracks together a little at a time. I picked up some AM wheels since from almost all the stuff I have seen on this particular mod of the T-34 that the first and last wheels were the rubber rimmed wheels. While I was at it I broke out the pencil(s) and rubbed the all steel wheel's rims to get that metal on metal look.



Cheers

Thirian24
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 04:58 AM UTC

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Lovely job Dustin. So what's No 3 going to be?




Thank you!

No. 3? I guess I'm lost here lol.
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 04:55 AM UTC
7 months, should be fine 😀
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 03:48 AM UTC
I am determined this year not to be scrambling to finish off just 1 shelf-sitter on 31.12, so here's the entry

Dragon's Sd.Kfz.250/8 and 250/9.
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:35 PM UTC
Lovely job Dustin. So what's No 3 going to be?
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:32 PM UTC
Oh good, some sci-fi, a genre sadly under represented here. Welcome to the campaign
TheDiggs
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 12:18 PM UTC
Joining up with this little guy, A cardassian galor in 1/2500.

Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 03:26 AM UTC
If you're talking about the very back of the road wheels, I don't pay much attention to that because its underneath the vehicle and will never be seen.

If you're talking the fronts of the wheels, that are behind that others, they don't get completely painted. But you can not tell unless you just go in there and move the model around to look to see if they've been painted.
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 02:54 AM UTC

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I assemble everything and then paint everything black. Then I spray a base coat being careful not to get anything on the rubber of the road wheels. I did a bit of modulation before the camo. Then weather everything and add pigments. Then flat clear and a dust coat.



I'm fascinated by this process as it seems like it should save a lot of time. What I don't understand is HOW you do it. How do you keep paint of the interleaved road wheels? How do you get paint BEHIND them without pudling in other places? I see that you DID do it, I just don't understand how.
Thirian24
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 04:48 AM UTC

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Paul, you should be able to simply wash the pigments off if you have not sealed them? Did you apply pigments directly to the T-34 or mixed with spirits or other? If you have just rubbed or dusted the pigments on, you should be able to wash them of with a wet brush.




The pigments were just dusted on. I'll try streaking or removing them. There is still other work to do on that kit so I'll shoot some pics of where I am now.

Dustin - Your Panther is very nice. I have one also that I'm working on for the DOG campaign and hope it will come out half as nice. One thing I don't understand. You pretty much assembled the whole model & then painted it. How did you do this? My models are assembled to sub-componants and then painted and weathered before final assembly. If you do it complete, how do you get paint behind things or keep it from getting other places where it is not wanted? Masking would be a terror . . .




Hi Paul. Thank you for the kind words.

I assemble everything and then paint everything black. Then I spray a base coat being careful not to get anything on the rubber of the road wheels. I did a bit of modulation before the camo. Then weather everything and add pigments. Then flat clear and a dust coat.

This was the first time I did it like this with everything assembled and I feel like it was easier for me to keep motivated and get it finished. Leaving the tracks and road wheels off and doing them later seems to get me in a rut of finishing the model.
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 04:35 AM UTC

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Paul, you should be able to simply wash the pigments off if you have not sealed them? Did you apply pigments directly to the T-34 or mixed with spirits or other? If you have just rubbed or dusted the pigments on, you should be able to wash them of with a wet brush.




The pigments were just dusted on. I'll try streaking or removing them. There is still other work to do on that kit so I'll shoot some pics of where I am now.

Dustin - Your Panther is very nice. I have one also that I'm working on for the DOG campaign and hope it will come out half as nice. One thing I don't understand. You pretty much assembled the whole model & then painted it. How did you do this? My models are assembled to sub-componants and then painted and weathered before final assembly. If you do it complete, how do you get paint behind things or keep it from getting other places where it is not wanted? Masking would be a terror . . .
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2016 - 07:48 PM UTC






Trumpeters T64B 1975 off the shelf of shame and onto the workbench.
it's been a 'spray with whatever paint is left in the airbrush' for the last couple of months, but will get a final paintjob here, hopefully soon.