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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 05:08 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments, guys. The kit really falls together. GW did a good engineering job on this one.
oldbean
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 07:27 AM UTC
Quick update: Got my knight together (more or less) and ready to start slapping some paint on him to try to bring him to life.


Jesse
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 09:17 AM UTC
Nice Jesse. The long rod in the hand reminds me of some of my son's old action figures. Push the button and the sword pops forward
m4sherman
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 05:55 PM UTC
A little progress. The turret is almost done. I modified the insert I made up to use on the Dragon T-34's to fit the Academy hull. Still thinking on how to do the hull side fenders. The 3D print parts came out too warped.

ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:12 PM UTC
Randall,that's a little, but nice progress.
You can do the side fenders from copper/brass sheet-not too difficult, but quite rewarding with all the dents and bends you can apply and T-34 naturaly develop...
Jesse,good progress!Looking forward to see your knight painted,

The resin part of my participant(SKP-9MV on ZIL-130) is on hold now-I'm mainly working on the box interior.

Happy model building,
m4sherman
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 04:50 AM UTC

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Randall,that's a little, but nice progress.
You can do the side fenders from copper/brass sheet-not too difficult, but quite rewarding with all the dents and bends you can apply and T-34 naturaly develop...

Happy model building,



Angel, I've used brass and plastic strips to make fenders, and brass does look the best. I wanted to make fenders I can cast in resin to use on several T-34's, however my efforts have been less than successful. I'll keep trying.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 05:53 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments, guys. A base coat has been added and revealed a lot of casting lines - several hours of sanding later I am ready for a second base coat.

More to follow

ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 05:33 PM UTC
I see,Randall!
Quite a challenging task, given the thinness of the fenders.Hope you manage to cast them as intended!

Looking good,Jesper!

I found out my CustomFactory ZIL-130 lacks both front wheel hubs.
I contacted the producer and was promissed those to be sent, but received nothing sofar...

I built them from scratch, instead:

Added steering elements and braking boosts:


Now the ZIL has it's front wheels on:


m4sherman
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 09:05 AM UTC
My T-34 project looks a little tame compared to the other projects here!

But, moving along. After a try using a PE fender I decided to make up my own fender, ready to mold up. A few other things cast up ready to use.

petbat
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 09:31 PM UTC
That is going to need a lot of fine paintwork Jesper. I know you are quite capable of that. Looking forward to see what you plan for it.

Nice Angel, really nice. They probably are better than the kit ones anyway.


Don't sell yourself short Randall. You are "keeping up with the Jones's".
m4sherman
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 02:48 PM UTC

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Don't sell yourself short Randall. You are "keeping up with the Jones's".



Thank you. More progress. After casting up a couple useable fenders I added the reinforcing strips and will mold them up. I will trim the fenders to size for each model.

The late 1943 T-34s had a unique mount for the fuel tanks. I made one up years ago and found it in the box of T-34 masters I have. I cast up enough good ones to make a run of three for mass casting.

One last bit to make is the socket for the antenna, and the base pot. The kit parts have some mold seams.

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 11:00 PM UTC
Very cool work. Gotta love home casting.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 04:04 AM UTC
Well done Randall!
Casting own resin is top of my to-learn-list.

m4sherman
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 04:21 PM UTC
Peter, home casting can be good and bad. I've been casting things for way too long!

Angel, it's easy to cast parts. The pain is deciding how to tree up the parts. I have a method that works for me, if you decide to try casting I can show how I do things.

I got a little side tracked on another campaign! Here's where I'm at. Fenders, radio pot, tank mounts and tow cable clips ready to install. I need to put on the vent grills and paint the underside of the hull of the grill holes.

Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 12:55 AM UTC
I'm in with this guy:



Also pictures of the parts in this topic:

Commander GRU

By the way is it allowed to show the progress in the above build blog topic also?

Venelin
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 04:31 AM UTC
Nice choice, Venko!

To your question-
No problem that you show your progress in a dedicated blog.
Moreover- doing this is encouraged!


panzerIV
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:50 AM UTC
So iv xhanged my plan from the vbl to a landrover by black dog 1/72 heres my starting pick.

goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 02:50 AM UTC
Deadlines are fine. At work. But i've come to the realization that deadlines and hobbies don't work for me. It ends up looking to much like work and that's not what i want. Above all i want hobbies to be fun.

With that realization i've decided to stop all groupbuilds, campaigns etc. that i've started. Of course i'll keep watching the often amazing builds i see coming along in the campaign threads, i'll just not participate anymore.

And since i consider it somewhat rude to just drop out without notice... well, there's this notice
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 08:40 PM UTC
And I'm joining with a sci-fi subject, Industria Mechanika's Dustbuster:


ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 11:07 PM UTC
Good choice,Pasi!

No problem changing subject,Anthony(I've done that in almost every Campaign I participate )

Looking forward to see how your builds progress,gentlemen!

Goof,
I'm sorry to hear you are withdrawing,but I see your point!
Hobby is for fun and relax, so whatever creates stress(beside the ever present drive to make your current model better than the previous one), must be swiftly dealt with.Even when this means withdrawing from groupbuilds.
Take care,buddy!

My build is on hold now-I'm commited to a serious scratchbuild-but I hope to be able to come back to it soon.

Happy modelbuilding!
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 07:27 PM UTC
My 1/9 scale SEAL is progressing.
The rifle comes with two front end options,


Overall the molding on this kit is excellent, the only issue I have run in to so far is a few bubbles on the rifle, particularly the bottom of the magazine


Painted up the rifle looks decent. Still have some front end furniture, and laser device to add.


Have painted up the head and helmet and glued them together.
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:47 PM UTC
Goof.
I hear you and yes, eliminate the stress-it's not worth it.
I came to the same conclusion a few years ago and gave serious campaigning a break for a year or year and a half. I started again and decided if I don't finish a model it's no big deal. I can continue working on for my own enjoyment. That's what is all about in my opinion.
Take care and good luck,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 12:23 PM UTC
Question: At what percentage of "Unfinished" is acceptable?

I understand that this isn't "Unfinished Business 2018" Campaign where one completes an unfinished build, but I'm wondering if a partly-assembled and primed resin figure or entire kit would be acceptable. It's all gray right now and I just need to paint it.

If not, no worries, I can always start a kit from scratch if I do decide to join. Thanks for the answers.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 06:52 PM UTC
Coming along nicely,Iain!

Peter,to your question:
Rules & Regulations call finished a build, that is both built and painted.
Yours might be built and primed, but it is still not painted.
Thus it is an unfinished build and qualified for participation.
Welcome onboard, mate!

Trisaw
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 03:25 AM UTC

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Coming along nicely,Iain!

Peter,to your question:
Rules & Regulations call finished a build, that is both built and painted.
Yours might be built and primed, but it is still not painted.
Thus it is an unfinished build and qualified for participation.
Welcome onboard, mate!




Thanks! Joined!