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Campaign 500+ Mk. II
Armorsmith
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 05:28 AM UTC

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After mistakenly posting on the original 500+ thread, I was directed here, which I hope is the correct thread. Excited to be building my first Meng kit, which looks good.



Johar, a word of caution on this kit. There are 2 long pieces of brass that need to be bent to fit the upper hull on either side of the turret. While it is not difficult to bend these to the proper shape attaching them to the hull is a bit tricky as the attachment points are small. I recommend leaving them off until ready for paint as they are easily snapped off if not careful when handling the hull. You may also want to consider some form of reinforcement to strengthen the attachment. I wound up using strip styrene run along the length. Good luck. Hope it turns out well.
Armored76
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 05:12 AM UTC
Welcome, Conrad! Great choice for the kit.
Conrad86
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 05:09 AM UTC
I'm in with the takom type 69-1/59. Going to build the 69-1 I think. From having a look at the sprue map it looks like there are 622 parts for the 69-1.


Armored76
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 09:39 AM UTC
Welcome Johhar!

Excellent choice for the kit. I'll be following this with interest!
petbat
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 04:26 AM UTC
Welcome Johhar, right address this time. That party has finished,

but this one is still kicking on.


Nice Choice of kit.
johhar
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 03:13 AM UTC
After mistakenly posting on the original 500+ thread, I was directed here, which I hope is the correct thread. Excited to be building my first Meng kit, which looks good.


dcandal
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Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 03:45 AM UTC
Thanks Cristian and Peter.

Peter, I'm looking for a way to look the interior
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 01:46 PM UTC
So much work for so little seen Daniel. Looks good so far though
Armored76
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 10:18 AM UTC
Shaping up nicely!
dcandal
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 05:31 AM UTC
More advances on the A7V,







Armored76
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 10:46 AM UTC
Seems very tedious, Daniel but has excellent details. Looking forward to more!
dcandal
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 03:49 AM UTC
Well, here I'm beginig with the A7V,













Armored76
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 11:12 AM UTC
Fantastic choice, Daniel! Looking forward to see one done.

Cracking one, Peter!
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 02:40 AM UTC

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Daniel,

What a beast, it looks like it a size of a house. Does it come with a kitchen sink?

Mark



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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 02:33 AM UTC
Daniel,

What a beast, it looks like it a size of a house. Does it come with a kitchen sink?

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 02:20 AM UTC
Hi, I'm going to begin this campaign with the 1/35 Meng A7V Krupp. It has 758 parts,

petbat
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 12:47 PM UTC
Very different looking beast Mr K. Nice paint work
Kanguroo
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 05:35 AM UTC
Thanks Cristian.
I'm looking for the scene of the diorama (like Call of duty game - The modern warfare).
Armored76
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 08:59 PM UTC
Excellent pre-shading job!
Kanguroo
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 07:27 PM UTC
Hi all,
My progress until today for the 500+ campaign.




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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 06:21 PM UTC
B&W photos from the war, with the jack block in position:


d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 06:13 PM UTC
Peter,

Thanks for the feed back. I will make the corrections to the block and lights.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 04:54 PM UTC
Fantastic job, Mark! Congrats on the finished build
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 02:21 PM UTC
Excellent work Mark. Looks very nice indeed.

I have been looking everywhere to find out if the bands around the shells were made of Brass, copper or another metal, but had no joy. I painted mine Brass too.

Just a couple of things I have noticed though, I hope you don't mind:
- The jack block and mount are on upside down. The block rests on the tray. The tray has the bracket supports under it. The block is held in place by the strap.


- The 4 lenses on the rear Notek light convey light should be very dark green (or lighter green if the light is on) not red. The 2 elliptical lenses under the cover below these lights were red.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 07:35 AM UTC
All,

I am ready to call my Trumpeter Panzer IV Ausf. F Munitions Shulpper finished. The only weathering I did was a double coat of dust. This vehicle was only used once during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 so there wasn't any wear to the vehicle. The MIG dust I used just seem to darken the colors and after the mat coat was put on I really couldn't see the dust effect anymore. I believe after six months of sitting on a shelf and the dust effect will return..LOL.

A few pictures for the post and the rest I will post in the campaign gallery.

Mark