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Artillery Campaign 2017
Bluestab
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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:39 PM UTC

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Alex, nice interior details. Are there no hatches to leave open?



This is what you get when you add the upper hull. This isn't the kit's fault, it's depicting the vehicle.



(A) only lets you see a sliver of the top of the engine. If you wanted to show it off you'd have to remove the cover plate. If they molded the plate separate it would take care of it. That would be removed for maintenance or display.
(B) actually shows alot, but this hatch also serves as the mount for the radiator. You probably wouldn't see that open except during maintenance..or for display
(C) is the rear hatch. It's a small hatch, measuring under a meter squared. The rear compartment is about a meter high. If you open the rear, it's going to be dark, limiting what you see. Myself, I think this would be a neat place to depict the crew using to sleep and stow gear.
(D) this one works well. All you can see is a crude driver's seat. The opening is small enough that a driver figure blocks any view inside.

I applaud Trumpy for including the interior bits. It's a great start if you want to go bonkers on an interior or enough to hint at what lies beneath. For my simple build, it's wasted. This time next year this might be re-purposed to mount a surface-to-air missile launcher.
bison126
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 11:11 AM UTC
Thank you for the comments. I has some fun with the airbrush indeed. Now I need to spray some varnish and apply the decals.

Colin, your howitzer is excellent with that subtle paint job.

Alex, considering the age of your model, Trumpeter did a great job at that time. your build is good too

Olivier
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 07:51 AM UTC
My project, the Soviet D20 152mm. It will be in towing configuration, Syrian civil war.

andyman
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 06:30 PM UTC
Progress on my 105mm Howitzer M2A1.
Hope you all like it I'm calling this one done.
I had fun building this model kit it had a lot of small parts.
I also enjoyed this campaign.
Thanks
Andy



ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 07:24 PM UTC
Fine looking gun, Andrew! Very clean work!
m4sherman
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:55 PM UTC
Nice build Andrew.

When I see the 105mm I tend to get a flash back to the videos on Iwo Jima and the crew firing the 105 on the beach. The one loader handles the 105 shells like they were twigs.
andyman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 04:05 AM UTC
Thanks Clayton and Randall. The kit was a fun build.
Randall I know, the loader was real quick about it too.
bison126
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 08:07 PM UTC
Some progress with the markings added and a pinwash applied all over the gun.





The tracks have been cut by one link as they were too loose. In fact, two links cut would be better but this makes the tracks bend inward around the sprockets. Unfortunately I don't know of replacement tracks.

Olivier
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:56 PM UTC
Looking great, Olivier, very nice job!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:38 PM UTC
Looks good, Andrew. Nice 105.

Nice progress, Olivier. Hope the tracks work out.
bison126
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 09:17 PM UTC
Here is my entry complete. The pictures are not good, I'll try to shoot better ones later on.







The tracks are ugly but I don't mind. I still hope someone will release replacement ones.
Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 02:36 AM UTC
Just wanting to check am i right thinking sturmtiger would be classed as artillery?
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 05:00 AM UTC
Hopefully this picture works properly.

Finally made a start on my 25pdr from Dragon



There were so many little plastic nubs to cut off.
m4sherman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 06:18 AM UTC

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Here is my entry complete. The pictures are not good, I'll try to shoot better ones later on.







The tracks are ugly but I don't mind. I still hope someone will release replacement ones.
Olivier



Olivier,

Looking good, the paint is well done. Those tracks remind me of the "old" days when we used to pin the tracks down, or use thread. On the Italeri Sherman tracks, the tracks were so stiff the pins would bend up.
m4sherman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 06:35 AM UTC
Some progress. Even though the gun is going to be towed I wanted to show off the massive breach. For some reason the fit of the parts was poor. I've seen the kit built up and either they had a better kit, or know a secret I don't! The muzzle will be covered with a tarp.

I assembled the trails before adding any fittings, then had to put the build on hold. I have some dry wall to put up, and junk to get rid of. Should be back building in a couple of days.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 08:59 AM UTC
Hi Randall, I built a Trumpy anti tank gun last year the parts did not come close I managed to hide what I could
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 09:40 AM UTC
This kit goes together quickly, though I wish there were a little more detail in the ammo limber, with the two possible racks out it is easy to see into the gaping emptiness.
Doesn't need the extreme complexity of the Bronco limber, but more is certainly possible.
m4sherman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 09:59 AM UTC

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Hi Randall, I built a Trumpy anti tank gun last year the parts did not come close I managed to hide what I could



Ken, thank you, I was starting to wonder if I had the only bad kit out there.
bison126
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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 01:01 PM UTC
Here are the final pictures of my K9. I have had some fun with this unsusual SPG and this campaign.











Is there a specific gallery to post complete models for this campaign?
Olivier
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 07:42 PM UTC
Beautiful work, Olivier, and the Campaign Gallery is at http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30694 !
salemguy
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 07:35 AM UTC
Hey All!

Some amazing work posted on this thread and to coin a phrase "I'm not worthy". But anyways, this is my first campaign and my some of my first on-line work.

This is a build of the Trumpeter 1/35 M198 155mm (Late Version).



I'm really a newbie so this will be the first work I've done in years (I haven't actually finished anything in forever).

Careful viewers of the above picture will notice I actually purchased TWO M198 kits because I figured I'd ruin the first one.

Here is where I'm at after today's session (you may note I lost part B-15 to the 'concrete monster' and replaced it with some plastruct rod).



I actually pulled out parts of the "backup kit" and decided that I'm not doing too bad and will keep going without replacing anything (my original idea was to build one kit now and another in a year so I can see the difference - then burn the original kit )

I'm now hunting for some old pens to steal the springs to replace part C9 (I've got more than enough shrink wrap).

Anyways I hoped this worked and will post more tomorrow.

Regards,

Brad.

PS Ok I got the photos ALMOST working, I wish the default size was a bit bigger.
Knuckles
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 09:02 AM UTC
Neat! I just bought that kit ($24.50 shipped). Looking forward to adding it to my arty collection, and seeing how yours (both) come out!
m4sherman
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 09:19 AM UTC
Brad,

Good luck with your build. I know what you mean by not finishing anything. The last model I put paint on was 11 years ago.

I can't let anything go missing. I have a 15 month old visitor named Elli that can find a gnats wing if it hits the floor. If I drop anything I don't rest until I find it. So far I have been very lucky.
ArtyG37B
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 08:26 PM UTC
Great builds everyone! Alot of impressive looking guns! I'm hoping to get back to my G6 real soon. Keep up the great work.
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 07:27 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Your builds are looking great. Andrew, I love that 105mm, great work!
I haven't started my build yet and I've changed my mind. I'll be building Tamiya's 1/48 scale Flakvierling 38 instead.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"