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Campaign Holy Orders
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 05:27 AM UTC
Got my Priest base-coated and a start on the weathering.



Trying to replicate the effect of paint that's been oxidized by exposure to the elements and scuffed up from use. It's not 100% where I wanted it, but I think I'm generally pretty happy with the result.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC
Work going on the Shilka puppy today...
Running gear assembled and painted...

Popsicle sticks Jig for nice straight and flat treads...

Upper Hull coming along...


...and tomorrow a good day for Guns and Turret!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 04:11 PM UTC
I'm sure they're going to look great, Clayton!
I'll take indies over rubberbands any day!


ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 03:44 AM UTC
I would say those tracks look great, I can only hope my Shilka Zeus tracks look 1/2 as good...
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 01:40 AM UTC
Thanks, Paul. The AFV tracks do look great and were not too bad to assemble once I got a system down. Filing off the EPMs was by far the most time consuming part. Once that was done I was able to assemble both runs in a day.

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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 08:02 PM UTC
The Priest is looking very nice. The AFV club tracks look great on there. I haven't be able get them acceptably tight to properly replicate live tracks well either.

Cheers,
PH
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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 06:14 PM UTC
Wrapped up build phase for the most part and got a coat of primer on. Yesterday I finished up the AFV Club indy links:



I suppose I could have tried shortening the DS tracks that came with the kit, but they still didn't want to wrap around the drive sprocket and bogey tight enough to present the proper appearance without putting an unacceptable amount of stress on the suspension. Now that I have a usable set of tracks I can experiment with the DS tracks to see if it's even possible to get a realistic appearance with them.

bprice1974
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 03:47 AM UTC
Here is the kit I will be building for this campaign. It is the Takom St. Chamond (Late Type) 1/35th scale.
Removed by original poster on 09/29/16 - 22:45:26 (GMT).
PanzerGeek
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:11 PM UTC
I'm in with a Dragon Sexton.

Cheers
Todd
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 04:41 PM UTC
Thanks, Paul. Between the horrible instructions and some major fit issues with the engine deck and rear of the fighting compartment this kit has had me saying some decidedly un-holy things!

Sorry you couldn't join us. I've got another two builds beside this one I need to get through before I can get started on my build for AFV Club.

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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 08:30 PM UTC
Mark,
The Priest islooking very nice! I wanted to join this campaign, but I build too slowly to do the AFV Club and this campaign and I committed there first... I would have gone with an early Priest to go next to the Bishop I completed a few months back. I love the concept and still follow along!

Again, lovely work!
PH
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 07:16 PM UTC
Notwithstanding the fact that the instructions for this kit might just be the worst instructions ever, the Priest is starting to look priestly:



Pretty much OOB so far, although the DS tracks are WAY oversized and don't want to conform to the proper shape, so I've ordered some AFV Club tracks. Hope I'll be able to get a decent look from them without being too tedious.

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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 08:54 PM UTC
Like I said, feeling generous...Bring it! The more the merrier.

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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 08:43 PM UTC
OK, thanks. If you do feel that is to much of a stretch I can definitely switch to a different kit. I just figured Saint would make it. LOL
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 02:19 AM UTC

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Will the St. Chamond tank be acceptable?



Boy, we are really stretching the envelope on this campaign! The St Chamond, as far as I know, is actually named for the town in which it was built, not the Bishop of Lyon for whom the town was named, but I guess I'm feeling generous after everyone else wore me down! LOL!

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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 09:49 PM UTC
Will the St. Chamond tank be acceptable?
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 06:56 PM UTC
So having ditched the brass strips this is my replacement:



A little wider and not quite as thin, but close enough for government work.

A little more work is still needed to get everything lined up and glued in place, but a fraction of the effort the PE would have required.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 04:59 PM UTC
Ha ha! Well, that certainly makes sense!

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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 05:53 PM UTC

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If it involves edge joins I'd probably go with solder.




Unfortunately it's a brass edge to plastic join, not brass to brass, otherwise the soldering iron would have been the first tool I pulled out.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 04:23 PM UTC
If it involves edge joins I'd probably go with solder.

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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 02:45 PM UTC
Pictures of the brass strips in question.
You can just see 2 of them partially glued on the limber already.


For the rest I may just cut lengths of styrene strip to replace the brass. Wil be much easier and more secure when glued.
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 05:02 AM UTC
Now I am back home with access to my super glue,I have begun the installation of photo etch parts to the limber of my Bishop.

A seemingly impossible endeavor, when some of the parts are literally tiny strips of brass requiring edge gluing with very little contact area. Trying to hold the parts in place while the glue cures is tempting me to close up the limber, despite all the trouble I have gone to making the ammo racks. Even once the glue is dry, the limited glued surface means the tiniest knock breaks the strip off.
Will try to get a photo this evening showing the delicacy of the parts.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 07:37 PM UTC
Excellent! This will,by far, be the most ambitious kit I've ever done! A bit of PE and metal barrels, I'm ready to rip!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 06:39 PM UTC
Oops! I guess I never came back with an answer on the ZSU. I've stretched my original concept pretty far to allow some other things in, so why not this one? Sure, bring it on. I kind of like the ZSU anyway.