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Artillery Campaign 2017
erichvon
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 06:57 PM UTC
I've finally decided on something to build. I received the Miniart "Poland 1944" dio in a box in the post today which I got off ebay cheaply. Having just finished a Zis3 I don't fancy building another one so soon (the kit builds up as a Zis 2 or Zis 3. The only difference is the barrel. I've just built one as a review blog on here and somehow I've ended up with another three to build. That's what happens when you see a bargain and don't check the stash lol) so I've decided to build one of the Tamiya Pak 40's I've had sitting around for a few years. I recently bought the AFV Club Pak 40 ammo set with a dio in mind so I get to use that now. I'm going to make my own crew as I'm not using the very dated Tamiya ones as they look a bit crap by todays standards to say the least. I've downloaded a couple of hundred detail photos from Net Maquettes this morning so I'm all set. Once I've got some results I'll stick a few pics up.
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 05:51 PM UTC

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OMG are all thoes launcher tubes two piece? Looks like a neat kit other than all the tubes.



its not so bad, they're in block builds rather than individual tubes

Chaman911
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 07:00 PM UTC
OMG are all thoes launcher tubes two piece? Looks like a neat kit other than all the tubes.
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:53 PM UTC
25pdr gun is done (I think), now just need to finish up the bits and pieces of the trailer to go with it. Tyres do look a bit fresh though.


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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:13 PM UTC
just a quick update, i've started work on the chassis and the first two stages have now been completed.

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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 01:45 AM UTC
Here is my kit for the build the Soviet GRAD BM-21 and here are the opening shots of the build, namely the box and the opening of the box itself:



LikesTanks
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 09:02 PM UTC
Nice, subtle weathering, no longer looks like kids have been hanging off the barrel for a couple of years. Wish mine would look even half as good
69mudbone
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 08:24 PM UTC
OUTSTANDING.......
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 08:01 PM UTC
Beautiful piece, Bryan!
Chaman911
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 07:43 PM UTC
Alright! I think I am ready to call this one done. This is the AFV Club LeFe18/40 10.5cm howitzer. I cleaned up some of the wear markings that I decided were too heavy. I also used pigments for the first time on the wheels and the undercarriage. This was my first artillery piece and my first kit by AFV Club. Please let me know if you see anything that should be fixed or anything I missed so I can correct it. Thanks everyone!




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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 01:09 PM UTC
I'm with the guys Bryan, I'd say the gun's weathering is just right and not overdone. Do the same with the wheels and you're all set.
johhar
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 08:22 PM UTC
I agree with the others Bryan. The gun looks well used but cared for in that it's not allowed to get caked with mud and other crap. The wear is subtle and not overdone.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 07:19 PM UTC
I'll say you nailed it, Bryan, with the concrete background that practically looks like a photo of the real thing. Much Kudos!
Nito74
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 07:18 PM UTC

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I wonder if MLRS would be acceptable?



yes.
Chaman911
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Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 07:03 PM UTC
Johhar your 88 looks killer with the stripe cammo.
I was hoping for some honest opinions on my artillery piece. I got home late from work last night and decided to start chipping the piece while everyone was asleep and I had some peace. I'm afraid I may have gone overboard though. Tell me what you guys think. I want it to look pretty beat up but not like it was in a field for 50 years. Note to self, paint the tools after chipping next time.




Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 08:36 AM UTC
So dragon have screwed up the ammo limber.

I spent about ten minutes going over the relevant section of instructions to see what I had done wrong, and then realised the offending part is molded on and not one I added in the wrong spot.



I will need to cut the offending part off and relocate it before I can add the wheels.

EDITED----

And now that I have relocated the part I have to fill in the surprisingly large holes that it created
johhar
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 11:57 PM UTC
I wasn't planning a crew and diorama. I usually only do 1-2 figure sets per year and am focused on a different build right now. The possibility is not ruled out.
Removed by original poster on 07/30/17 - 17:23:27 (GMT).
ziggy1
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:18 PM UTC
some progress pics of my Dragon 105mm
Chrisarty by Chris Ziegenbein, on Flickr
arty2 by Chris Ziegenbein, on Flickr
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andyman
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 01:39 AM UTC
I agree with Clayton really nice. Are you going to put it into a diorama with a crew?
Andy
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 01:26 AM UTC
Great paint job! Love it!
johhar
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 01:16 AM UTC
Painted, dirtied, and finished unless I decide to abuse it some more.






Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 02:51 PM UTC
Gun is nearly complete, just needs a couple of small bits added, then it's on to the limber




For some bizarre reason the tyres are part normal styrene and part dragon styrene. Given the flexibility I would prefer they had done them as a single piece of dragon styrene so there isn't a seam that's impossible to clean up properly. Didn't want to risk trying to sand the stuff and ruining it completely.

I would actually prefer they had just done the tyres in normal styrene since the yellow/orange rubber really doesn't add anything to the kit, and paint just seems to rub right off. At least the old Tamiya rubber tyres are black like the real thing.
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:51 AM UTC
25 pounder got a coat of paint