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Artillery Campaign 2017
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 05:56 PM UTC
That looks like a nice kit Robert!
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 10:20 AM UTC
Ok, enlisted to this campaign.
Entry picture originally comes from the Resin campaign.



Will be a nice build I hope. Kit parts just look superb.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM UTC
Hello.
Just discovered this campaign. Interesting, but I have to change some settings for the Resin campaign and get that kit, not started yet to this campaign.

Regards,

Robert Jan
Knuckles
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 09:42 AM UTC
Neat! I will also be doing mine in desert. It arrives tomorrow, and I do think I'm going to dive in and see if I can get it done before June 1 when my next round of campaigns kicks off.

Loving your springs, I'd like to know a little more about how you did them. Was it just a click-pen spring? Did you use heat shrink over the top of it?

Thanks!
salemguy
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 09:31 AM UTC
Shell Bush- Nice work! Love the paint job.

Christian- Well I'm trying to wrap up "spring cleaning" so I've been having to spend most of my modeling time doing chores. Won't last forever but I won't finish soon and I'm afraid the rain is here for a week or so and that will cause me issues painting (need to get a booth and paint inside my basement).

I'd love to see your build-up if you do decide to start.

Olivier- I think this build is only challenging if you're as impatient and as inexperienced as I am.

An example: I confused the muzzle break with the breech for the longest time. So that caused me confusion trying to follow some of the on-line builds.

I miss the days when parts were identified (even if not always right).

And despite my idiocy, each day I have an easier time and my work is better - plus this thing is really starting to come together.


Sorry to pictures today. I'm hoping to be ready for final cleanup and primer tomorrow.

Regards,

Brad.

Edit: Forgot to add that I'm doing this in the towing configuration in Desert (But the NATO 3 color cammo is looking better and better to me)
brekinapez
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 12:52 AM UTC
So, even though I enlisted back in October I wasn't able to start until the end of May. Here's my initial post:



and a few progress shots, up until my present point which is prepping for weathering. Base coats are on but not yet coated.







Hanging out with some buds while letting their base coats cure:

bison126
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 10:55 AM UTC
It looks like this kit is quite demanding Brad. Good job so far!

Olivier
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 07:17 AM UTC
You got this Brad. YOU CAN DO IT! Get it done before mine gets here Thursday--otherwise I might have to start mine and see how we both do

BTW--are you going to do her up in 3-Color, or Desert? (Or whatever you want)
salemguy
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 05:44 AM UTC
Ok so made it a bit farther today...



I had some fit issues adding A28/A34 to the barrel assembly and ended up shaving off a couple of locating pins. I did have to re-glue and clamp things a bit to make sure it was nearly square.

I'm sure 99% of the fit issues here are my doing... I really didn't pay enough attention to the orientation of parts B9, B10, and B11. They need to be parallel to fit in B33.

I really wanted to wait to do step 7 until after painting but I forged ahead and that hopefully won't be a problem (that's where I discovered the fit problems).

I fought the urge the past two days to toss this in the trash and start over but it seems to be coming together. At least good enough to serve as a paint test mule for the "improved" build.

I really need to learn to be patient and slow down - remove the part from the sprue, clean up the attachment points, check for any seam lines or ejector pin/sink marks, test fit, assemble... wash, rinse, repeat.

Oh yeah - I need to remember that I'm not experienced enough to skip steps (I glued the muzzle brake on before realizing that B38/B42 need to be installed first. Sigh... not my best moment).

I'm actually optimistic I'll actually finish but I'm pretty sure the end result will be a 3 foot model (or the latest entry into the box(es) of shame).

EDIT: Ok, one last thing for the record. Again, it's probably due to my error but I noticed the shock absorber(s) (C14) bent at an odd angle where it enters C1/C2. After step 7 I went back and stuck a toothpick between C14 and and the assembled "arms" just to correct the angle then glued them together.

EDIT2: Alright it's probably actually edit 43 but I wanted to add that I didn't use glue where indicated and didn't glue C20 so when I noticed the barrel was angled a bit low I was able to adjust it up even after I glued C14. I can adjust the elevation about 30%? Amazing eh?

Regards,

Brad.
salemguy
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 01:22 AM UTC
Christian - that's a great price! I bought one for just over $30 and shipping was free (was already ordering a pile of other junk).

Randall - I just need to let myself finish something all the way through - good OR bad. And if it's bad I'll stuff it in the box of shame never to be discussed again.

So... I did make some progress just not enough.

I read a bit about replacing the springs (C5 or in this case, C9) with the spring from a Bic pen and some shrink wrap. I tried it and found the results to be a bit over-scale (it was too thick and the "corrugations" were a bit too large).

I spent some time with leaded wire and shrink wrap to see if I could improve the look but if I used 1/4" shrink wrap I couldn't get the "corrugations" for the spring and I couldn't get the leaded wire to hold up enough to use the 3/32" shrink used with the spring.

In the end I stick with the Bic/shrink wrap but if I can't make it more to scale I'll simply use leaded wire alone (will look like the stock spring but would have no seam line to fill).



One last thing I discovered - Trumpeter gives you 2 pieces of PE (part #1) for the vaulted cover to simulate the warning placard.

It's a nice touch but there are actually 4 placards needed (two for each cover) - so I went thru my old PE frets and make a set of 5 (I think one is too short) and I'm going to save the "real" Trumpeter PE for when I do the final build (that way I'll have the 4 pieces needed).

Ok so that's it for now.

Regards,

Brad.
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"
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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 !
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
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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.
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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.
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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
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.

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.
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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.
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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?
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