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Artillery Campaign 2017
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 09:16 AM UTC
Brian, that Sturnmorser looks like it would fall over backwards!

Got the camo on my Morser, chipping, overall wash and pin wash done, some more oil work, dirt and decals to come. Also have to add the pads on the wheels.



thedutchie
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 05:33 AM UTC
Here is my latest progress.

Nicely detailed ammo crate with a shell. Picture do not do it justice. Nice wood grains.





Gun barrel assembled. Some filler put into one of the small spaces.





Superstructure assembled.



Test fitting of upper and lower hull





Perhaps tomorrow I will start tackling the tracks.

Cheers
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 02:34 AM UTC
I am making steady progress on my Thanatar Plasma mortar.

More to follow soon.

thedutchie
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 06:12 AM UTC
Made some more progress and hopefully will make some more progress tomorrow.

I manage to figure out how the the tracks go together. They are very nice little tracks with lots of detail.



Here they are on the back of the hull.



Here is the elevation mechanism mounted to the hull.



Here is the other side



Another shot of the back of the hull



Hopefully more tomorrow

Cheers
TMoon
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 05:26 AM UTC

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Tom, a little cool gun. Are you making a diorama with the crew?



I'm making the crew to practice painting figures. They came with the kit, but were originally from the Karl Gerat crew. They came with some extra arms, but in no way do they represent the figures on the box top.
bison126
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 02:20 PM UTC

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Olivier, nice build. It is definitely a beast!



Yes, I wonder if my "photo studio" tent will be large enough to make the pictures of the finished model
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 01:17 PM UTC
Olivier, nice build. It is definitely a beast!

Tom, a little cool gun. Are you making a diorama with the crew?

Looking forward to see more with colors on
TMoon
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 03:29 AM UTC
Here are some in process photos of the sIG 33 before the paint booth.



bison126
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 09:57 PM UTC
Hi all
my K9 is nearly complete as I decided for a OOTB build. As you can see on the pics, the barrel is huge! It is even longer than the hull.





Considering the thickness of Academy baskets rods, this should be some stand-off armor



Nearly time for some paint. Does anybody have an idea of a close match in the Tamiya range for the green, the brown and the sand colors?

TIA
Olivier
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 07:04 PM UTC
Thanks Clayton,
It was a fun build but tiny pieces tough on the eyes.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 06:56 PM UTC
A super-clean build, Andy!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:32 AM UTC
Brian, nice looking kit. Looking forward to see more.

Andy, a true classic looking beautiful.
andyman
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 01:24 AM UTC
Hello fellow molders,
Finished my 105 on to the paint booth.


Andy
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 06:15 AM UTC
Well, I was finally afforded the time to crack the kit open and start on it this weekend. Here are a few progress shots. I am very impressed with this kit. So far it has been a nice build. Fit has been decent. Minor areas which some putty will be required. I really like how they made the pistons.



Nice weld seams on casemate


Road wheels look good and went together nicely.



Drive Sprockets look nice.



Hopefully I will get some more time as the week progresses



Cheers all
ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 08:39 AM UTC
Haven't checked in for a while as I have been busy with my KPz.70 build, wow, some great work being done on this campaign! Christian and Tim, beautiful work and congrats on completing you first campaign! Took a bit of a break from all the slat armour to work on my Morser, got it all together and ready for primer:

Coat of black primer:

And base coat of yellow grey:

Camo to come.
bison126
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 04:23 PM UTC
Hi all,
I think it's time that I really join the campaign!
My entry is a ROK K9. I intend to build it without AM additions even the tracks.

Here is the start picture.


In the evening I managed to basically assemble the hull. The fit was pretty good except for the rear wall components which needed some trimming. But nothing serious indeed.

Unlike what Academy states, I have assembled the upper and lower hulls before adding all the details to the upper one. I think it's easier to handle.







This morning I've added the last upper hull details. Academy made some design mistakes there. The various handles for the access hatches are to high. The round base must be cut. Even when doing so, some handles appear to high and too far from the locking part. See the circled one. As the locking part is molded solid and in a recess it is quite hard to fix this.

On my model, the left headlight support was badly molded so the headlight was too much on the left and prevented the guard to sit correctly. I had to remove the headlight and glue it again more to the right.









I'll paint it in the ROK MERDC like camo. Does anybody have a match for the paints in the Tamiya range? Academy gives you a lot of brands which I don't work with.
TIA
Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 09:40 AM UTC
Looks very nice, christian. It is a beautiful beast!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 03:38 AM UTC
Christian congrats on your first campaign. Looks sharp
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 03:22 AM UTC
Wow, Christian, that certainly is a "Museum Piece". Beautiful work!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 02:51 AM UTC
COMPLETED! YAY! My 1st campaign!!!

This is AFV's 1/35 M59 Long Tom. I added Eduard's AM PE kit, and painted it in Vallejo Air OD variation, and finished in a bunch of different products.

I painted it as a museum piece on display outside. She shows some rust, and rain-wear. The rain marks threw me. They adhered to the basecoat and didn't allow manipulation (couldn't streak it). So...what you see is what you get. As this was my first time using this product, I will apply what I learned to the next build. If it bugs me too much, I can just overspray with some light OD to blend it away, and then re-apply some buff-dust.

I am going to put it on a base with some AM ammo with decals, some assorted boxes, and a pin-up. Probably do the base as concrete, but may do grass (or both?).

I spent just shy of 40 hours on this kit, and enjoyed it. More painting it than building it, as there was some fiddly s*it going on with the carriage.

I'll post some pics of the finished vignette when it's finished, but bases take the back seat and this model build is DONE!





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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 12:07 AM UTC
A short update: I'm building the K9 piece by piece. Not much to report really....



Erik
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 08:51 PM UTC
Stayed up late and finished the paint, woke up a little too early and sealed it (Vallejo satin varnish). Letting her cure and then on to detail, wash, and weather. She's a BIG girl.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 06:47 PM UTC
Some great-looking guns, guys!
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 07:20 AM UTC
Thanks Tim!
Knuckles
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 09:08 AM UTC
^^^^^^^^THAT^^^^^^^^^^^^^ is a gorgeous gun. I have to build one now.

Moving on with my M59--here is the running gear for it. This is the better part of a week-after-work, and pictured are 103 parts. I think the entire rig might make it into the paintbooth this weekend!!