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Spanish Civil War
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 05:53 PM GMT+7

getting there, slowly
hope to be there by the end of May
Steve H
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 08:57 AM GMT+7
My BT-5 is moving along bit by bit. The tracks are done and being weathered now. The tank itself is also well along with decals on and the start of weathering last night. I'll shoot some pics later on to show how it looks.

How are you going with your builds? Is everyone going to be done in time?
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 09:00 AM GMT+7
Spud - Great looking aircraft, I particularly like the picture of Betty Boop, something that might egg me on to build my own version.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 08:57 AM GMT+7
Steve - Yup, this campaign is just about over, we go until the end of the month. You are moving right along and looking good. I'm a bit behind you but should get in under the wire.
Willard79
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 04:52 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Nice work Spud

Lovely subtle weather for winged things

Well done

regards

Steve H



Thanks Steve, all the best for completing your build, this campaign has certainly provided some interesting subjects.

cheers.
hutch2336
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 08:04 AM GMT+7
Nice work Spud

Lovely subtle weather for winged things

Well done

regards

Steve H
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 09:40 PM GMT+7
Well, Iím calling this done and sticking it on the shelf next to its buddy. I'm glad I found this campaign before I got to far into this build, and it's helped me focus on getting it finished as well as being great to see what everyone else is up to.
Thanks and regards.
DSC00110 by Spud Moulder, on Flickr
DSC00111 by Spud Moulder, on Flickr
DSC00112 by Spud Moulder, on Flickr
DSC00133 by Spud Moulder, on Flickr


hutch2336
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 08:13 AM GMT+7
Thanks chaps,

Are we going to finish soon?

Well, I might just be?

Just the detailing, chipping, washes, decals, pigments.............................................

But she does look a little better all brushed up













More soon?

And the Stug III G 10.5 and SturmTiger next?

Steve H
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 05:59 AM GMT+7
Thanks Bob, I do not know about these decals. My project markings are decided but we may well do a second campaign at some point in the future and more choices would be better. I look forward to your review!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 05:55 AM GMT+7
Thanks Steve, I am indeed back on track with the tracks. It took several evening work but last night two strands got started and now the fit the kit parts perfectly. Other parts are getting painted so the project is moving along.

I used a product called Panzer Putty on a Polish 7TP to get a fine but not hard edge to the three tone scheme. It worked well but has a learning curve.
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 09:46 AM GMT+7
It may be a bit late but FC*modeltips makes two sets of decals for the Spanish civil war. Covers bt-5y,Ba-6, panzer 1 and ft-17. My review is coming shortly.
hutch2336
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 07:27 AM GMT+7
Tough break with the tracks Paul
I guess that's why we all have a bottle of de-bonder collecting dust on our work benches!
Hopefully it will work out and get you back on "track"
The camo should be hard edged but I really didn't want to brush paint it, but my micro AB work is almost non existent at best
I have watched the DVD again and doubt I would master the skill before the deadline
So dig out the brushes and back to it

Best of luck with the tracks
Steve H
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 04:02 AM GMT+7
Well, I sure made a bonehead move with the tracks! The Spade Ace kit came with no destructions and in my hurry to get this stalled project underway I engaged Charge Mode without engaging the brain. I built a run of tracks without the plain links in between. Oh well, get out the debonder again . . .
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM GMT+7
Steve - What was it that offended your eye? Did you want sharper definition between colors? The colors themselves look quite nice.
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 10:56 AM GMT+7
Spud - with the red wing tips & band around the fuselage its going to be a colorful little bird.
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 10:52 AM GMT+7
I just had a look at the calendar and see that we are only a few weeks from completion of our SCW campaign. Yikes! How are your projects coming along?

I have been dinking around with the Tamiya Jeep for the Jeep Campaign, one I completely missed the deadline on but will finish just for the pure joy of building.

The Italeri/Zvezda BT-5 for this campaign is still snailing along. The last construction on the tank itself was adding speculative cooling shutters out of brass sheet. Next will be prime & paint.

I finally got into the Spade Ace tracks and they are very slow going. They do not (of course) fit the kit sprockets and one of the white metal track parts actually broke through its thin little hinges while trying a test fit. I have some debonder someplace and it is time to find it and remove the broken part & the pin and try it again.

At least two of the drive pins will have to be cut away from the drive sprocket and part of the tracks themselves may need trimming to fit around the idler wheel. I'm getting my money's worth of fun & games with this on!



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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 08:00 AM GMT+7
A quick update

Disappointed with my very poor AB camo,
I Will have to sharpen it up by brush, not what I really wanted, but it will have to be done!
Spent 1/2 a day testing, practicing from 3 bar to 2 PSI the AK SCW colours straight from the bottle, with a drop of flow enhancer.
Could be the weather, but I think it is me, the H&S had a 1 mm needle, and was stripped and cleaned 4, 5, 6 times during the session.

Here it is, sorry if the following images offend, they don't please me that much!


Pigments applied to the undercarriage


More when I have sorted out the camo, added the decals and got the wheels and tracks sorted and added

Soon? who knows?

Steve H
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 07:05 AM GMT+7
Keeping the faith, Matthew:)

I am hoping to get this one done in time, I have the figures underway but I shall focus on the Breda first.

The SCW paint set went on well, I just did a really poor job of it.
In my defense, its the first outing for my H&S for nearly 2 years and the garage AB station needed some work to just get it to this



Not that good, but it is the base coat with a further 2 colour camo which I will attempt to hand AB rather than mask as the Breda is so small and has so much fine detail on it.


The Stug III G 10.5, I did next was better, but I'm still rusty!
By the time I get to the SturmTiger prototype, I hope to be back on something like reasonable form again!



The figures are from these sets along with the figure in the greatcoat that came with the the Tristar kit.

They all match the reference photo reasonably, but on the back burner until the Breda is completed.




More soon?

Steve H
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 01:30 AM GMT+7
@ Steve, don't stop now. Finish line is in sight... I'd be interested to hear how the AK Spanish Civil War set goes on through an airbrush.

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 06:17 PM GMT+7
Finally!

Primer on paints ready




Still hunting for figures

Just enough time before this one finishes

There is still some life left in the SCW

More soon?

Steve H
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:11 AM GMT+7
Bit of an update now itís in the painting phase.
Red over grey primer
red paint by Spud Moulder, on Flickr
Black primer followed by black basing with a mix of XF-23 and H323
IMG_2049 by Spud Moulder, on Flickr
IMG_2050 by Spud Moulder, on Flickr
At about this point Iíve done a blend coat which Iíll leave and comeback to If I think it needs more.
IMG_2051 by Spud Moulder, on Flickr

cheer. (note: post duplicate over on Aeroscale.)
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 09:17 PM GMT+7
Hello,

Have laid down the paint. I tried to modulate it. You canít tell from the photos, but it does look better in real life.









Next up: paint tracks and details, add the UGT graffiti, pin wash, subtle drybrush, add dustÖ

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Friday, April 06, 2018 - 08:59 AM GMT+7
Looking good LapMan, the resin looks great. How is the fit of the parts?
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Posted: Friday, April 06, 2018 - 08:57 AM GMT+7
The figures really help understand the scale of the Schneider. I did not realize it was so small. I have one of the kits but still in the box.
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 03:18 AM GMT+7
S.79 progress update, resin cockpit finished.