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WWI Armor Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 07:29 PM UTC
Lots of really good work going on here. I have really got to get going on mine!

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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 01:45 AM UTC
Decided to jump aboard this train since I recently bought this little jewel:

Lanchester armoured car from Copper State Models

Enlarged part to show the date:

/ Robin
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 05:59 AM UTC
Majority of the painting done.

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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 06:08 PM UTC
Done some assembly work on the Lanchester.


a small part of the steering linkage is missing from this image, I wanted to let the other joints harden/dry first.
Adding the sides of the armour before getting all the front suspension parts in place is not a good idea. It gets unnecessarily fiddly. Follow the steps and be a little careful when adding the sides. The fit is very good so adding large parts to assemblies with small and delicate parts attached is not a problem.







Some dry fitting is needed, a few of the locating tabs are a fraction longer than the depth of the corresponding hole and need to be filed down. On the whole I would refer to a Tom Cromwells signature field:
"Glue, or Glue Not - there is no Dry-Fit" - Yoda

More pictures later, the build has progressed since the last photos were taken

/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 08:53 PM UTC
well here i am again posting an update regarding my tamiya WW1 British tank.

as you can see the weathering process is just about finished, i still need to add the actual mud to the vehicle and the tracks which are not in the pictures, thoughts and opinions welcomed.


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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 01:20 AM UTC
Solution for the inverted MGs was Aber's barrel set and needle nose pliers (for a moment I felt like a dentist). This also simplifies painting.



Next: decals and weathering.



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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 09:59 PM UTC
Almost done:



MG barrels and bit more weathering to do.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 07:13 PM UTC
Hi all,

well i'm the home stretch now as i have added the mud although i have had a small set back.

I created my own mud effects using perfect putty which i mixed with water and added some tamiya flat earth as well as a few drops of matt black. then i added some soil i had collected from the garden, it mixed well and i added it to the kit using an old brush and it looked great, the wet looking mud was great and then it dried out and ended up looking like dry mud which is what you see in the picturse below, which means i will have to go over it with the flat earth paint again to get the desired effect.


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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 05:31 PM UTC
And this is done:



Two more pictures are in campaign gallery.
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 01:09 AM UTC
Well i'm calling this one done, it was a fun build without to many problems.






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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 10:35 AM UTC
Nice builds going on.

Here is my update on my FT-17



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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 09:42 AM UTC
Okay here is another quick update. Just out of the paint booth I have post shaded all the panel lines with Tamiya NATO black.


Then I hit it with MIG Ammo British moss green.



Cheers
Todd
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 04:06 PM UTC
Great work going on here. Wish I could say the same for my Mark IV, but I'm stalled out right now. Hopefully I'll get my mojo back in time.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 04:35 AM UTC
Some very nice builds indeed.

Here is a bit more progress on my FT-17

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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC
Very nice camouflage on that FT-17 Linus.
Okay time for another update on my Mk V.
So it was time to get some paint and weathering effects on the tracks. First I loaded the airbrush with Vallejo Model color natural steel and let that dry for forty-eight hours. Then I sprayed on a layer of MIG chipping solution and finally a coat of Vallejo Panzer Aces track color. After the paint dried I took some water a toothbrush and a bit of elbow grease and started to scrub off the top layer of paint. This is the first time I have used this technique and I am very happy with the result.





After I was satisfied with the tracks I moved onto the final step of paint for the tank and the markings. I loaded up my airbrush with MIG moss green once again and added a couple of drops of MIG white and yellow to lighten it up a shade or two. I then started in the middle of each panel and in the immortal words of Bob Ross I made happy little clouds with the lighter moss green. It is subtle and I donít know if you can see it very well in the picture but Iím quite happy with the way it turned out. Then I applied all the markings (all the numbers are from Archer Fine Transfers) and rusted up the exhaust system. Now it is ready for a gloss coat and the rest of the weathering.





Until next time.
Cheers
Todd
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 07:04 AM UTC
That Mk V is looking sharp Todd.

My completed FT-17





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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 07:30 PM UTC
Great work Linus.
Thatís some nice looking cammo. Congratulations on crossing the finish line. I think I might have to get me a FT-17 now.
Cheers
Todd
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 06:42 AM UTC

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Great work Linus.
Thatís some nice looking cammo. Congratulations on crossing the finish line. I think I might have to get me a FT-17 now.
Cheers
Todd



Thanks Todd

It was a fun kit to do. I airbrushed the base coat but hand painted the rest.
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 06:18 PM UTC
Hand painted wow! I acutely thought you might have used a putty method with the airbrush. Very impressive Linus.
Cheers
Todd
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 05:25 PM UTC
Iím in for a late start with a pair of Imperial German Army A7V tanks in 1/100 scale!


With the campaign end date of June 1 I have only three weeks, but these are small builds...
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 09:37 AM UTC
These little resin and metal wargaming pieces are basic but attractive, and they assemble rapidly.

The set even offers the choice of two types of mudguards.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 06:47 PM UTC
The 57mm guns are a little chunky, but with some careful cleanup, theyíll do.

Iím no fan of white metal kit parts...

but I guess they do help keep costs down for limited run kits such as these.
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 09:12 PM UTC
The tiny monsters are assembled and ready for paint!

I think for variety Iíll do one in Feldgrau and one in three-color camouflage.