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Mrclark7
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:57 PM UTC


Great work. Love a 4 barrel flak!

I really like the field grey paint finish you achieved there. Can you tell me what paints you used?

I am working on a Sd.Kfz 222 that I want to paint Dunkelgrau and think you have achieved exactly the shade of grey that I am aiming for. [/quote]

Noel, I used vallejo for all paint work. Used black primer base, then 70.992 neutral grey. 70.983 flat earth for wood planks. Vallejo black powder for weathering. And used the Tamiya weathering set E product that comes in the 3 color sets applied with foam brush for all highlights. I really like the Tamiya set for doing highlighting and feel something so simple really helps.
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 09:51 PM UTC

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and final product for the campaign.








Great work. Love a 4 barrel flak!

I really like the field grey paint finish you achieved there. Can you tell me what paints you used?

I am working on a Sd.Kfz 222 that I want to paint Dunkelgrau and think you have achieved exactly the shade of grey that I am aiming for.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:27 PM UTC
and final product for the campaign.





Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:26 PM UTC


before painting
sgtsauer
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 06:24 AM UTC

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Hi Brent

The rules and regs of each Group Build are detailed on the Enlist page of each campaign.

https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=937

Sorry to be the fly in the ointment, but the pertinent rule set by the campaign leader for this build, is it's only for kits started after enlistment:



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The Rules and Regs
Finished photo in KitMaker Gallery.
Start and Build Photos in Campaign Thread.

Unstarted kits.

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I'd love to see the finished model, so another option for you to consider may be the Launchers GB which does not seem to have a rule around part started kits:
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=963


Or, if it has been in storage a while, maybe joining the unfinished build GB would suit you.
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=940




THe 'Launchers' campaign is only for rocket artillery. It isn't a shelf queen so the other groups don't apply as well. It is no problem to not be allowed to jump in. I will just drive on and continue to look in here at the great projects being completed.
Petro
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 05:31 AM UTC
Well, calling this done. Kind of lost motivation. There were a few mis aligned parts when molded, especially those rubber inserts for mounting wheels to the frames.
Panzer gray gives me problems with finishing. I still have a lot to learn.



petbat
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 09:08 PM UTC
Hi Brent

The rules and regs of each Group Build are detailed on the Enlist page of each campaign.

https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=937

Sorry to be the fly in the ointment, but the pertinent rule set by the campaign leader for this build, is it's only for kits started after enlistment:



Quoted Text

The Rules and Regs
Finished photo in KitMaker Gallery.
Start and Build Photos in Campaign Thread.

Unstarted kits.

.



I'd love to see the finished model, so another option for you to consider may be the Launchers GB which does not seem to have a rule around part started kits:
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=963


Or, if it has been in storage a while, maybe joining the unfinished build GB would suit you.
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=940

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:15 AM UTC
Brent, welcome back. Thanks for your service.

I cannot imagine it should be any problem to enter with what you have. I am not the campaign leader so cannot give the final call on this one, but guessing you can enter.
sgtsauer
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC
I have just returned to model building after about a 19 month break due to deployment.

Can I jump into this campaign?

I have an AFV Club HAWK that is about 85% done. I have 'in progress' and current status photos that I can post.
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 08:45 AM UTC
Not trying to spam, but i'll repeat myself for this campaign:
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I've decided to drop out of this campaign. I have too many campaigns and builds. Add to that a busy workload both at the office and at home... All this means a sort of step back and refocus attempt, trying to figure out what i will and will not build in the limited time available... And the plain truth is that if i were to start this one, it will probably end up on the Shelf Of Shame

petbat
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 08:17 PM UTC
Excellent attention to detail Darius. Looking great
Kaktusas
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 09:51 AM UTC
Very nice work Jesper!
Im working on paint job with my entry. In primer:

Base coat on. Plus some detail painting. Now its time to put some camo on:

While paint dries, i keep working on trailer. And unexpectedly it turns out quite enjoyable build. There are few issues with the kit:
1) trailer frame cross section is little bit wrong. You can clearly see this in walk-around of Flakvierling trailer in Saumur (http://svsm.org/gallery/20mm_flak38_sau). Bronco could do this right with the same ideology of part molding they used for kit frame. IS it worth to fix it? no, not realy, too much effort, for little effect.
2) Coupling loop. Pin is ~1mm, hole is 3.... In the same walkaround mentioned above you can see what i mean. I reduced mine to +/- right size.
3) Trailer winches lack locking mechanism seen in picture bellow. When hoisting gun, or ammo box, crew had to hook the attachment point on the rear of the platform, then use 2 small hooks on the platform to attach winch chains, and lift entire platform til it is locked in upper position. Winch is used to lift, not to hold gun in place. Btw, modifications i have done with winch work well for mounting the Flak 36 too.

4)Ammunition box walls are very beefy. I started thinning out edges so i can pose it with the doors open. Plus box should sit on the frame. Bottom of the box is too deep, as there is no frame.... This isnt really important issue. Im more concerned about wall thickness, as this reduces possibilities of fitting realistic ammo load (In main box, one should be able to load 48 double clip ammo boxes in single layer. There shouldn't be space for second layer, as this would overload the trailed). Anyway, trailer was designed to pack ammunition, so there shouldn't be much unused space between boxes.
5) Ammunition box mounting. I have shortened front mount by 4.5-5mm, shifted rear mounts 2mm backward, added small hooks to hoist winches. Trailer now balances nicely. Main ammunition box is centered over trailer axle. (Rear "piggy back" box seems to be addition to hold personal stuff, rather than carry ammunition.


SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 06:23 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments, Peter. Much appreciated.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 09:17 AM UTC
Really well done Jesper. Nice work on the weathring.

Nice that they are configured differently too.

Until next build...
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:03 PM UTC
I have finished my entries for this campaign. Two axis mobelwagen.









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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 03:38 AM UTC
Entering with Meng's new Buk.



Nate
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 04:28 PM UTC
Beautiful flak panther, Tom The contrast between the dunkelgelb and the dark grey is really cool and looks striking.

Congrats on a great job done!
Mrclark7
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 12:57 PM UTC
Thought I posted an entry but I dont see it.



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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 11:02 PM UTC
Tom-Congrats on your model. I like the two-tone scheme also.

Darius-Watching your build with interest. Looks and sounds complicated but your model is looking awesome.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 06:40 PM UTC

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Peter,

Indeed, axles are very tight fitting (what a surprise from bronco )




Yes Bronco seem to miss the 'Goldilocks' approach to their kits. Its either too big papa bear, or too small Mama Bear... rarely the 'just right' baby bear....



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Period photos seem to prove this, but i got to find more of them to be able to position the box correctly.



Yes, finding clear pics on it is not easy. Mine is a shelf queen for that very reason.
Kaktusas
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 05:38 PM UTC
Peter,

yes, i have widened front axle, plus i have readjusted idler to correct link count/tension. Indeed, axles are very tight fitting (what a surprise from bronco ). As well i think i will make my own windshield canvas cover, as i don't feel confident about weathering glass panels (if i screw up, i will have to make cover anyway).
I also got their Sd.Ah.52 trailer waiting its turn when i will start painting/weathering the halftrack. Probably i wont finish the trailer until end of te campaign tho, as i sill got to finish my research on it. At moment, position of the ammo box itself seems to be fishy, it is shifted backwards too much, seriously upsetting balance of the trailer. Period photos seem to prove this, but i got to find more of them to be able to position the box correctly.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 03:44 PM UTC
Very well done Tom. Love the two tone it really adds character that way. Thanks for joining in.

Darius did you widen the front wheel axles? They need to be wider for the wheels to fit under the fenders properly. Also make sure you do not paint the road wheels axles as the fit is tight and they are fairly delicate - they would be easy to break off if you had to force the wheels on.

Also make sure the gaps between roadwheels line up. The poor location for the torsion bars with the wide guidehorns can cause the wheels to be offset a little and that pulls the tracks out of line. I learned that from a friend and I took his advice on my build.

Good luck with the paint.
Kaktusas
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 09:33 AM UTC
Time to upload my progress picture. While finishing my entry for workhorses campaign, i did some work on Sd.kfz. 6/2. To be honest, basic construction is already complete, it is time to spray some paint now. I chose to build it as 4th panzer division vehicle. Most likely i will go with two color paint scheme, as it seems that painters in this division preferred it over the tricolor one.
Talking about kit itself (ignoring cab issues etc), it is nice kit in the most areas. Except maybe some loose fit issues (such as wheels and flak gun cradle), and of course lack of logic in the instructions. For example, when assembling gun, it is worth to start with the triangular base (it is actually one of the last steps in the assembly). This way, you will have stable base to assemble and detail this very nice looking gun. But if you will fallow instructions, you will end up with gun assembly that cannot be placed on table without rolling and otherwise attempting to break some tiny parts off... Has tons small parts, that aren't realy enjoyable to clean up, and to be honest, this high number of parts doesn't really affect final look or level of the details much. For example ammunition boxes could have easily be molded as 2 piece, instead 3 piece. Another observation i have, is the shape of molds is very conical in Bronco kits. This is especially evident in compressed air cylinders. Yes, those cylinders that are supposed to be missing from the kit, but they are marked on the sprues as "unused". The only thing missing is their brackets, but this can be easily sorted with thin styrene strip. So talking about conical molds, you can clearly see that cylinders are conical, not tubular. If Bronco would chose to mold it in 2 halves (instead 3 part affair they did) there would be no "conical issues". There are more fit issues, that can be avoided by simply gluing fighting platform to cab floor before assembling cab and fenders. Altho this is almost impossible to foresee, this will prevent gaps and fit issues later on, when you will try to mate cab to fighting platform. For example rear wall of the cab has very "liberal" position when assembling the cab, but the position becomes obvious once you have joined the pieces. Same is with fighting platform fenders. They can be displaced quite easily, resulting in bad fit between large sub-assemblies. Overall, great kit. But instructions and engineering issues make me think that Dragon kits are great once again. Too expensive, but still great
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 06:57 AM UTC
Here are my finished photos of the Hobby Boss FlakPanther
The same photos are in the campaign gallery.









Great campaign a lot of great models.

Tom
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 09:12 PM UTC
Love the Zombies too Jesper… good to see some work happening again.