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GIBeregovoy
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Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 02:38 PM UTC
So as to help make the campaign manageable (and following the spirit of centralized Soviet planning/administration/governance/blah), post here your "Seeing Red" in-progress/finished works.

I'll start...

Finally, the burdum gets it much needed attention...

Here's some In-progress shots of my 1/35 Dragon BRDM-2 for the "Seeing Red" Campaign:



Being the main instigator of the campaign, I explicitly said that OOTB is highly recommended. And I honestly was going to follow what I said - that this BRDM-2 would be purely OOTB.

OOTB BE DAMNED! :-)

Having built Dragon's 1/35 SA-9 Gaskin (and accurizing it to some extent), my mind was practically hot-wired to "accurize" the BRDM-2 kit. And so it happened.

First off, the hull front hatch.



Dragon had it molded at the center of the lower hull - which was wrong. So I sliced and diced as shown above and



relocated it to the right. As usual, because the cut was bad and the sanding was excessive, it resulted to some detail loss (four bolts actually - which I eventually removed and will replace later with styrene rod). At least that's done.

The kit had some holes/spaces which I reckon there shouldn't be any (considering the vehicle was amphibious). Like so (triangular white styrene patching the hole at the centre of the screen):



Which I filled with styrene sheet.

I wanted all hatches open. But since the kit didn't have an interior, I had to scratchbuild one. Following Shep Paine's advice in his book "How to Build Dioramas" I decided to go through the "gizmology" way - i.e. give the sense of an accurate interior without being a rivet-counter. And so...



... the driver and commander got their seats. The seats came from an old Academy 1/35 M151 with TOW kit which I got waaaaaaaaay back last century at el cheapo $2.00 (assuming $2.00 was el cheapo). Anyway, I tore up the seats, reduced it a bit, and added it on a styrene floor which was then cemented into place in the BRDM. The steering wheel also came from the jeep - well, the circle at least, the rest didn't survive as I massacred the poor jeep. On the sides I placed styrene sheet filled with Milliputt.

Some parts of the interior, such as the driver's panel and such, were cemented to the inside of the upper hull half like so:



This isn't complete as I will add the periscopes and other stuff.

Looking through the driver's hatch



the added details somewhat give a sense of a busy interior. Somewhat. I think. I hope. Oh forget it.

I dunno what it's called, but I reckon it's the cooling fans for the radiator at the rear most of the hull. I wanted the exhaust/intake/cooling/whachamacallit rear hatches opened since a lot of BRDM pix online show the damn things open. And so I started cutting the hatches from the kit but buggered the process (resulting to much blood loss again, this time the injured appendage being the left index finger). Cursing, and having damaged the kit's rear deck, I decided to scratchbuild it. And so:



The cooling fans (if that's what they're called) came from the spares box - specifically these are 1/48 aircraft wheels, which I think came from the Academy F-14A "World Famous Puking Dogs" Tomcat kit. Cut the tire part, sanded, glued to styrene and added a nice thinned slice of styrene sheet for the fan belt.



Well, that's it so far. Still working on the interior, but nothing major really. I have yet to add the gear levers and other stuff like the pedals since these will be visible when the kit is viewed through the driver's and commander's hatches. The hinges for the hatches, mufflers, and other stuff will be scratchbuild as well. Lots to do - but at least I have the benefit of experience with the Gaskin. I hope to make it by May 9.

Damn AMS.... :-)

PS

About the Seeing Red gallery, still working on it. Sorry for the delay. And yes, the former zampolit has been arrested, tried for treason, and shot, hence the different syntax/tone of this post with your new zampolit. :-) :-)
Babva
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Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 02:56 PM UTC
I thought we are suppose to use the Campaign Journals for are progress reports?
GIBeregovoy
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Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 03:12 PM UTC
Yup. This thread is here to compliment the journal entries. Plus, it gives "Seeing Red" the appearance of being a busy campaign hehehehe

Also, AFAIK, there's a limit of one pic per journal entry and one journal entry per day, so for those who like to show lots of pix in one go by directly linking it here and describing their progress along with the pix (like what I did above), this thread serves a venue for that.
cardinal
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Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 03:31 PM UTC
I assure you comrade that we are busy working with this campaign. But of course you know how sneaky the Capitalist could be in infiltrating our ranks trying to spread chaos & dissension.

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 07:47 PM UTC
Very cool GIBeregovoy, I actually have a little walkaround of the beast, I will put it up if I don't forget

I am about 60% done with my first entry - ZIS-42. I described it a little in my campaign journal entry but a forum post with pics will follow soon.
waterboy
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Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 11:12 PM UTC
Heres a few progress shots of my Tamiya T-34/85 dio I'm doing for the campaign.


Basic layout


Rubble added


Primed and ready to paint


Tank done and ready to weather


Current status

I will update as I continue to progress
october
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Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 08:34 AM UTC
Comrade GIBeregovoy,
all workers,intelligensia, party officials and soviet delegates have been working extra shifts in sub-zero temperatures here in Northern Siberia (ok County Durham) to ensure maximium productivity to meet the four month plan.
Progress on the BMP-2s lower hull and hatch hinges has been made, although again fit issues have been disruptive and like yourself blood has been spilt for the collective good.
Fortunatly a visit from Comrade Smirnoff improved Party morale and the stuggle to over throw the yoke of capitalist oppression can resume.
October
waterboy
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Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 10:40 AM UTC
Hi Guys, I finished my T-34/85 dio for the Seeing Red campaign. Its the old Tamiya T34/85 kit. The tankriders are from Dragon and the German teenage Volksturm is a white metal figure from Hecker Goros. I call it" wasted youth of the Fatherland"











Let me know what you think
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 08:37 PM UTC
waterboy,
Wow! Great work! How long did it take you?

I think the only problem I have with it is that the T34 looks too clean for being in the middle of city combat.
GIBeregovoy
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2005 - 12:33 AM UTC
Excellent progress Waterboy!

(enter Zampolit cheering squad mode)

See, how the T-34 captures the spirit of the great soldiers of the Rodina! How the diorama concretizes the overwhelming strength of Russia! How...

Seriously great work! The Defense Minister will be pleased seeing a T-34 rumbling through a German street.

I agree with Gary - a weeeeee bit more weathering on the tank would make it perfect, but for now it is already quite good. But then I understand this is still in-progress....

Good job.
october
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2005 - 09:30 AM UTC
Very impressive,I particularly like the damp,muddy look of the street and T34.
October
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2005 - 01:58 PM UTC
Comrades,

I am proud of my compatriots. The intelignesya has reported that the NATO forces and the Western captalists have trembled at the sight of our powerful battle machines.

GI Beregovoy's superdetailed BRDM2, Waterboy's superb T34 diorama....

I have started the upper and lower hull of my SU72. Soon, this will fly to the skies and engage thier pitiful F-14s.

Onward Comrades. For the Rodinaaaaaa!!!

Angela
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2005 - 02:39 PM UTC
My T-34 1943 is just about ready for paint and is nearly ready to serve the Mother Land! I will be posting pictures soon.
TreeCat
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2005 - 11:53 PM UTC
my progress to date the Zevzda t-26 few together as did the turret from eastern express even with my resin and pe added still have tracks to do and maybe a second coat of olive drab when the weateher clears
but any way it's green now.
Neo
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 04:12 PM UTC
Comrades,

Few update pic's of my MasterCraft 1/72 MiG-21.

Pilot's seat w/ added stick, ejection levers and belts.
Front landing gear w/ added hydralics & axle and homemade PE.




Big hole if the rear, needed turkey feathers (afterburner vanes).




Cheers,
N E O

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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 03:14 PM UTC
Here is my Tamiya T72M1



http://photos.kitmaker.net/data/500/2994t72-2.jpg

http://photos.kitmaker.net/data/500/2994t72-3.jpg
cardinal
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 12:31 PM UTC
Whoa! I can see that there's a lot of developments here. Great work guys & gals. Now if I could get on with my build.....
generalzod
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2005 - 03:01 AM UTC
Greetings my Earthly Comrades Here is my in progress pic of the DML ISU-122 I painted it in Testors MM acrylic Russian armor green #4807 It is waaaaaaaaaay too light I am gonna repaint using Tamiya dark green
Also
Ursa aka Helga will be watching over us She is my wife so no rude comments She wishes for us all to put her pic on our computer or over our work areas :-)





MrMox
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2005 - 04:33 AM UTC
Comrades!,

I have now finished my Trumpeter T34/85, and it is ready to roll out and crush the fasist monsters!

Now, where do I post the pictures, are there a gallery, or do I send them to Pravda ??

The pictures are im my gallery to view ...

Selrach
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2005 - 07:49 AM UTC
Manie warm wishes.

Here are some pics of my less than expertile attempts at glourious soviet built 1944 Utz mod. T34/85 by DML (++) `


Wanted to make product of peoples labour look more "hefty", so added a bit of texture to hull to try for a rough rolled steel look. Added more texture to the Turret also and redid the cast marks and composite welds. Added welds to turret fan covers. At this point in production many welds were done by inexperienced factory workers, so the welds were often sloppy, rough and large.


I've cleaned up the weld aera around the MG a bit.



penpen
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2005 - 09:03 AM UTC
Nice work guys !

I've started working too !
Here is the 1/72nd scale BA 10 from UM I built last week.
It's realy a straightforward model, and it's tiny !
It's going to receive a winter scheme.



During the Week End, I started working on a 1/35th scale T-18 from TVA. It's an updated AER kit, so just imagine the work involved !
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2005 - 09:04 AM UTC
Lord Horn
Great job on that Tea wagon so far Can't wait to see it all finished Here's a pic of my ISU-122 I repainted it with Tamiya dark green The tow cable is temporary placed I may change it's location later

Selrach
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2005 - 10:22 AM UTC
Lord Zod,

Your SU 122 is looking great The dark green agrees with it much better, I think..

Pen Pen,

The BA 10 is also looking good. The detail looks pretty good, particularly considering the size.

There are a lot of great looking builds here, and I can't wait to see more.
GIBeregovoy
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 02:12 PM UTC
Comrades,

First off, sorry for the absence of the former political officer. Like the first one, he was shot for being tardy and unimaginative when it came to managing this campaign. His actions disrupted the Great Plan of our beloved Rodina as thought out by the Ever Patriotic Politburo.

So, this is the THIRD zampolit (looks around nervously for a 9mm Makarov)...

Anyway, the politburo is greatly pleased to see that support for the campaign has continued to gain steam. NATO might be hammering our rear areas and reducing our Operational Maneuver Groups from Corps sized units to platoons, but we are making progress nonetheless.

The Politburo is currently working with the Design Committee on making a ribbon for all those who bravely and patriotically went forward to combat the Decadent Imperialist Capitalist Regimes (tm).

To all those who have finished their projects, good work! For all those continuing to finish their projects, build on for the Rodina!

(exit Zampolit mode)

Comrades, I have been awfully busy with schoolwork (which didn't go all too well unfortunately IMO), and other stuff, hence my absence, busy so much that my BRDM-2 is in the box, construction not yet resuming due to the work I'm doing in other areas. I'm sorry the campaign gallery page isn't done, nor has there been a ribbon posted. However, TreadHead good-naturedly sent some more links for additional reference for your projects (see EDIT #3 in the Seeing Red Campaign Page).

I'm hoping that all 87 participants (last count - and it includes me) would have at least a single entry for posting on 9 May and would be eligible for a Seeing Red ribbon. Looking forward to seeing them on this site! Build on!

Regards,

Tomas aka GIB
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 05:40 PM UTC
Ok Komrade Tomas, here is what i am up to:

The Tu-22 has been taken out of stoarage and looked over. It will need a fair amount of work, but survived it's move to Minnesota in good shape.

The Vehicle to be built will be a BMP-2, which has it's Modelpoint barrel and I just got some New resin tracks to put on it...I am hoping to do a review on these tracks as well.

As for space, The Buran and Energia have been started and I am now wrestling with what to do about painting before I get too far along. WIthout any aftermarket decals, it looks...interesting.

And on the sea front, I just got the 1/350 Kuznetsov...what a kit. But it will definately be too much for me to do for this campaign, so I will save it for the Garry Beebe carrier memorial build. I still have the Kirov you sent me, but I am thinking I may do something else...I am not sure.

So Komrade, there is HOPE!

Oh, I think the ribbon needs to have a bottle of Vodka and black pepper on it!