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Tank Hunters Campaign
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 06:41 PM UTC
Chris, you seriously nailed that shade of green, looks perfect.

David, I can't imagine building in 1/144, much less applying those decals! Great Job!

Tim- Your super-creative tank hunter is a hit for me, very nice !
iflytb20
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:18 AM UTC
Calling it done. I wish I had a bit more time to do some proper weathering. Maybe i'll do that on a later date. Thanks a lot for the campaign and see you all in the next one.

Cheers




GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 02:00 AM UTC
Raj,
Congratulations on completing your Ferdinand! It looks great! Nothing wrong with light weathering at all. I'm curious about the big red square at the back. I'd never seen that before (I've only built the Tamiya Ferd circa 1980's). Some kind of identification marking?

Great job!

Gaz
iflytb20
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 02:17 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words Gaz

Red was the colour of the 2nd Kompanie of sPzAbt 653. This vehicle is supposed to be from the 3rd platoon of the 2nd company though now I feel dragon wrongly made me add the small red square in the top left corner. And well, what to do
Lakota
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 03:29 AM UTC
Raj-Great work. I like the light weathering approach-I would think they were fairly new machines at Kursk. I have the same model, do you have any final pointers?
Congratulations on completing the campaign with a very fine model.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
iflytb20
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 08:20 PM UTC
Hi Don

Thank you for your kind words

I believe this particular vehicle lasted a week at the front, so I was trying a dusty finish of a tank operating in a dusty theatre. I'll probably return to the kit to add some polished steel to the track face.

Regarding the kit, it fell together without too much of fuss. My comments:

1. Only enough wire to make one tow cable. And that wire is about 1.5-2 cm too long.

2. I had to trim about a mm from the the fenders to get a good fit. The front inner side of each. Now this could be due to operator error as well.

3. My kit had about 5 missing L type magic track. Thankfully 115 is just enough to finish the kit.

That's about it. Looking forward to see you work your magic with this kit.

Cheers
Chapman
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 08:32 PM UTC
Thanks Gary! Tim, love the faust bike and Raj yer Ferdinand came out excellent! Great finish gents.
alewar
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:19 PM UTC
Great work guys!

Regards from the south
Alvaro
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 02:13 AM UTC
Ok, Everyone. Coming down to the wire. Hope to see some more done, and more photos in the gallery. There are still a couple of ppl who haven't submitted their completed build photos.

Gaz
LikesTanks
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 04:47 AM UTC
Lovely builds here, I'm envious. So my Jaguar made it to completion. It's a simple build with the only difficulty being choosing the type of sight:


or

I'dve liked to use the large one, but then the commander's MG points off and fouls the hatch.


I almost wanted to not apply the rest of the camo as it looked more interesting like this.




So there it is, my first attempt at a modern subject. Not weathered as I want it just to be a type representative (also the truly rubbery tracks worried me as to how they would react to solvents).
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 05:22 AM UTC
GREAT paint job, vvnice!
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 05:53 AM UTC
Richard,
Great job! And congratulations! It's nice to see a modern creation. I really like the missile and smoke launchers. Very cool!

Gaz
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:21 PM UTC
Great builds in this thread, love the Ferdinand.
Well I have finished, just, still wet when I took the pic .
This will end up in a vignette at some point.

Andy
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 02:10 AM UTC
Very nice work, Andy!
Tojo72
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 02:39 AM UTC
Great work everyone,Gary you ran a great campaign,thanks see everyone over at Big Cats 5 if you are able.
TankManNick
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 03:20 AM UTC
FV215b Vanquisher

In reality only a "wooden mock-up on a Conqueror chassis", here imagined as an operational vehicle!

Carrying markings suggesting it is part of the 7th Armoured Brigade, this brand-new addition to the British Army's Tank Destroyer arsenal is called the FV215b Vanquisher, a name that will strike fear into all her adverseries!

Based on the very solid Conquerer heavy tank chassis, the FV215b Vanquisher is armed with an enormous 183mm main gun. After such a whopper, the smoke grenade launchers, .50 cal and .30 cal MG secondary armaments hardly seem worth mentioning. Operationally, the sheer size of the 183mm shells would have meant a less-than-stellar rate of fire, so a first-round hit is highly desirable - and extremely deadly!








ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 03:50 AM UTC
That is a heck of a large gun....

Great campaign, Gary! Enjoyed much, has any other campaign ever filled 60 pages of the forum????
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 04:00 AM UTC
Andy,
Great job on your Stug! Congratulations on completing it on time. It looks good even with wet paint. I'd have never known if you hadn't said anything.

Gaz
Thirian24
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 04:01 AM UTC
Thank you for the great Campaign Gary. You ran it very well. See y'all in the next campaigns.
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 04:02 AM UTC
Nick,
Fantastic job! I love the look of the Vanquisher! Imagine what the North African campaign would have been like had the Brits not carried on with that 2-pounder for so long. Congrats on finishing!
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 04:07 AM UTC
Hey Everyone!
Thank you for making this a great campaign! It was a pleasure for me to organize it for such an enthusiastic and talented group of model builders.

On a side note, there are a few who still who haven't submitted a photo to the gallery.
Here: http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30535/page/1

I've already awarded ribbons to most, and will check the campaign gallery and the campaign enlistment site over the next few days to see if I am still able to award ribbons to anyone who finished their builds in time but forgot to add a photo to the gallery. I don't know how long I'll be able to make changes before they lock it up.

Great Job Everyone!

Gaz
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 04:14 AM UTC
Congrats to all. Great campaign Gaz -- hats off to you leading it! The variety of entries and level of participation is sure tops. Sign me up on the next one! Tat
minas-ithil
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 04:26 AM UTC
To One and All,
Here is my completed build of the Dragon JSU-122. I still need to do the weathering, which I will do when I build the base for it. Otherwise, the model is finished, but for a few tweaks. Thanks for a good campaign and a reason to complete a model that I have been meaning to build for a while.



Stephen
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 05:05 AM UTC
@Nick-Awesome job, thanks for sharing your build. Just when you think you've seen it all...
@Stephen-Nice model, congrats. Did you use Tamiya paints for your paint scheme? What color? I like it...
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 05:16 AM UTC
Stephen,
Congrats! Nice work! When you get it weathered and on a base, you'll have to post some pics for us to admire!

Gaz