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Resin II
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:58 PM UTC
Here is the latest on my entry for this group build. Slow progress but progress none the less. I have completed the build for the BS-3. Although this is a plastic kit, it will be sitting on top of a resin PTS-M.



Here it is after it was primed.





For the resin PTS-M, I have primed the lower half.





Here they are together.






Thanks,

Joseph
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 04:33 PM UTC
Nice progress,Joseph!

Top notch PE work on the BS-3 gun.
While the PTS-M is simply beautifull!

Keep up the good work!
ayovtshev
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 04:37 PM UTC
I've stalled on my Resin II build because of another project, but this is about to change soon-I'm nearing completion of said project and I'll be in a 3 week X-mas leave soon

So I'll be back

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:44 PM UTC
Looking Great Joseph.

Well I started the Puma the last couple of nights. Removed the road wheels from the pour plugs and cleaned them up. A few air bubbles and some distortion to fix on some of them. Also cleaned up the suspension unit which also had some issues at the pour plug join needing filler.

Heated up the hull components to remove the slight bows in both. Now nice and square all around, clamped together to allow the epoxy to set.

Next job is to clean up the idlers and drive sprockets. One broken section in an idler that will need repair and also on the idler mount where the axle is broken or possible not formed. A little work but nothing major yet.

Hopefully have enough done to be worth pics this weekend.
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 09:49 PM UTC
My Navy SEAL is coming along.




Mostly just the boots and knee pads that haven't been painted, and the body armour and pouches need some detailing.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 10:19 PM UTC
Hey Angel, sorry to say but construction has stalled on my CV-1 (T202) prewar Command Car. Shot a little bit of OD paint and that is about it! However my reasoning is that I got distracted/inspired by other work on finishing a Konigstiger and maybe a Panther as well.

(Small joke here:)
Around my house all my Tigers are Konigstigers even the Tiger I's!

Best Regards
Mike Koenig
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:16 PM UTC
Nice start there Iain

Okay, pics of the Puma. Some blemishes, air holes and damage needed fixing. The hatch here was a poor fit and I had to shim the hull opening as the hatch did not cover the edge





Weld bead damage repaired



Fill on the front and the bag of cleaned up wheels.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 06:18 AM UTC
Started with subassemblies and will start painting quite soon.



This is high quality kit, no fit issues and minimal amount of cleanup required (except tires that join to "sprue" on tread pattern).
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 04:05 PM UTC
Not quite there yet, but about 99% done. Just a few little details that need painting that I missed.
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 11:53 AM UTC
Just starting today so these are my entries. I decided to try two at once with the goal of at least completing one figure for a ribbon.

* 1/20 Nutsplanet's "Violet" since the Campaign said that unfinished builds are welcome. I already sanded and primed her and started painting.

* 1/35 Airborne Miniatures's "U.S. Navy SEAL/SF." This is an old figure from Airborne Miniatures that I have in my stash. I intend to improve it using Live-Resin parts, not so much to modernize it as I might still paint it old tri-color Desert Camouflage pattern.

Click on image to enlarge.

Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 06:20 PM UTC
And I'm done.


It came with a resin base, and I added a stained wood base under it.

Reasonably happy with the way the skin came out.










Have uploaded images to the gallery.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 07:50 AM UTC
Congratulations, Iain!
Peter, I hope you can finish both figures.Still there can be only one ribbon, you know
Looking forward to see your participant painted,Passi!
Nice progress,Peter!I hope you will finish this build
I see,Mike! A King is always a King(no matter if it is Ol'Blue Eyes,Elvis or King Tiger).

I'm back to my Resin II project, but stil mainly working on the scratchbuild part(the box).
I intend to finish it this week and start working on the resin ZiL-130 again,

petbat
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 08:35 PM UTC

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Nice progress, Peter! I hope you will finish this build





Well, just in case I get stalled on it, I am going to do a quick build of this:



Started Sunday and now have it almost together. Only issue is every Stuk 37/L24 round I have from Dragons reloading kit and other spares is too wide to fit in the holes.... I may have to scratch build some rounds from styrene rod and punched disc.
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 01:36 AM UTC
Looking good, Peter!

I've finished basic assembly of my ZiL-130 truck.





Had a lot of work sanding and adding layers to make it look the part.
Next will be initial priming with more sanding and priming till I get it the way I want it.

Otherwise-quite happy with the outcome(SKP-9MV):


Box was scratchbuild

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 07:48 AM UTC
A lot of work in that Angel, but very impressive indeed.
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 06:39 AM UTC
Question: Does resin shrink over time?

Bought a resin cloth top for my Famo some years ago. Tried to install it last night and it is at least an 1/8 of an inch too short in its' long dimension to even begin to fit the halftrack.

It is a beautifully done piece but it is nowhere near fitting the vehicle. Could the maker be that far off or did the piece shrink over time? Cannot tell you just how long it may have sat unused in its' original packaging.
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 07:00 PM UTC
Indeed, resin shrinks overtime. I learned the lesson over the years. Very much depends on the quality of resin used. Think that has improved very much lately. The old-fashioned pouring for sure is beaten by the 3D printed resin materials nowadays

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
ZiL-130 based SKP-9 finished:







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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 05:59 AM UTC
Inside it looks very impressive.
Chief, this blue, what is it?
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 08:59 AM UTC

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Question: Does resin shrink over time?





Hi Robert.

When you cast from a master, the moulding is always a little smaller than the master as resin shrinks during curing, so usually the master that fit perfectly will result in a resin copy that won't. Then, the temperature of the environment when you pour the casting has an effect on the cure time and with that a variable shrink rate. The cooler the temperature of the pour the less additional shrink.

Then the mix of the 2 resin components will also effect the curing rate, and the shrinkage rate as does the thickness of the part. The resin bonding creates heat during curing and this can effect shrinkage.

If the casting is removed from the mould too early, it too will contract of its own accord depending on air temperature, humidity, etc, the moulding now come in contact with.

That is all before the part is sold....

Once cured and removed, the casting has not really fully cured. This takes some additional time and is often the cause of warpage of parts and further shrinkage.

Then if there are excessive proportions of poly oils in the resin, these will weep over time and as they are released, the resin will contract further.


More modern formula does not have as big a problem as older ones, due to more understanding and better quality components, but if your piece is old, it will likely suffer most of the issues above.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 09:08 AM UTC
Angel, a stunning build. I have really enjoyed watching this one come together. Your scratch building skills are truly enviable.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:13 PM UTC
Thanks Kalin and Peter!
The blue inside is a curtain.

I have a FIAT/SPA TL.37 artillery tractor from CrielModel, that I started working on last summer.
I showed the progress-mainly detailing the chassy-in the Conversions and Scratchbuilds thread by Mike Koenig.
From the resin parts there are only 9(out of 50) glued-four driveshafts,four wheel hubs and the grille.

I'll finish it within this Campaign, so this will be my second particpant:




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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 04:56 AM UTC
Beautiful delicate work there Angel, especially the ladders and signal lights, not to mention the interior! I look at those and think I am looking at one to one scale!

Also, I have always had an eye for that not so little Italian tractor/command car, with four wheel drive AND four wheel steering! Truly one of my favorites. Have hoped it would come out in styrene one day.

We are having a rather chilly time of it here, hope your weekend will be a productive one. Cheers!

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC
Thanks Mike!

FIAT(SPA) TL.37 in plastic would be very nice indeed.
I'll unconditionally buy at least one should some plastic kit company decide to release it in 1/35 scale(bought enough Manuals to superdetail the marvelous chassy).

In the meantime I declare my Criel Model resin FIAT(SPA) TL.37 completed:





Coupled with the 75 mm QF Field Gun Schneider-Canet M.1904(Schneider PR):




And the inspiration to build both models-
Bulgarian TL.37 with Schneider-Canet gun in tow crossing a bridge over Morava river in Jugoslavia,1941:


The gun was scratchbuilt last year- to pictures and measurements I took at a memorial in Musina/Bulgaria- so it is not participating this Campaign.

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC
Finally! I have been waiting a long time to see this one finished. Another fantastic addition to the collection Angel.

I am amazed that manufacturers don't see a market for these in styrene. We are see numerous KT's, Panthers and the like being produced, but only companies like Mirror Models, Thunder and IBG seem to find it viable to make soft skins. Look how popular the Saharina was for Italeri, and the Steyr's and Opels from Tamiya, but they don't scratch the surface of what is available.