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Martinvidas
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 06:30 AM UTC
Good evening
I call this one finished. I liked the final look of the T-34:







Thank You for the great campaign. I really enjoyed to be part of this one.
See You in the next one
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 01:18 PM UTC
That's coming along really well Tom. I'm glad to finally see one in the wild
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 11:07 AM UTC
Tom,

Nice prep work and added hardware. I am sure the paint work will be impressive.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC
I promised a hull update on my Skink!

It didn't take long to remember why I went off the old Dragon M4A1 kits - the fit of hull parts is awful. I spent ages getting the basic "box" built to my satisfaction, and in retrospect I wish I'd used a Tasca/Asuka kit instead. Still, when life gives you lemons...

First up was adding the well-known GSC "Canadian" notch at the rear:


Then came adding all the missing bolts around the suspension - remember the old DML kit was based on the ancient Italeri kit!


Fiddling with sand shields was next - I used some old Tasca ones, but it took a lot of trial & error. I have some DS tracks so it shouldn't be a problem to feed them up and under once everything is assembled. The turret came up a treat with a shot of primer too - the casting marks look like they've always been there. I filled all the tool mounting holes, as the Canadians put things in different places. And somewhere along the line I misplaced the sprue with the hull hatches, so had to perform surgery on old MP Authen-I-Kit hatches instead.




The rest was just a case of adding details from the spares box - Tasca, Tamiya, Academy, and even some 3D-printed items.




All in all I'm pleased with the result. Now I need to finish the bogies and it's off to paint we go!
zontar
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:57 AM UTC
Aloha All,

I started this a couple weeks ago, but just realized I never posted to this thread.

Tamiya's 1/35th scale German 8ton Semi Track w/ 20mm Flakvierling Sd.kfz 7/1







A lot of ejector pin holes to fill...


Happy Modelling,
-Zon

Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 10:22 AM UTC
Mobelwagen is underway, and I tough I would have a go at Eduards, photo etch gun shield.

Origianally was going to solder it, but even playing around with temperatures, sanding the edges to bare brass and using external flux, I could not get the solder to wet properly. The awkward shape and the fact it's all butt joins with very thin sheet didn't help matters, so in the end I just applied liberal amounts of superglue.

Will decide later if I actually use the part or stick with the kit part.



Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:01 PM UTC
This is my small update - some dark wash.





I'll wait to this one to dry, before next one.
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 05:52 PM UTC
Some great builds here, so I better pull my finger out and post some updates! My Skink turret went together well, and I added details to round it out. The antenna bases are Tasca leftovers for a British no.19 set (seeing as Canada was part of the Empire...), the spare tracks are Tamiya, and the rest is Evergreen or wire. Only one Skink ever went overseas for trials, and I read somewhere that it was changed out from CDP tracks to standard Sherman tracks to match the rest of the unit it was joining, so I went for T54E1 track. (CDP track exists in 1:35, but I don't have any...) On the back of the turret I added the "D in octagon" foundry symbol and a number from Archer transfers.






I've arm-wrestled the old Dragon hull together, but it will wait for its own update post...
deerstalker36
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM UTC
Nice work Andras, is that 1/72?
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:26 AM UTC
Interesting Kit Andras. Nicely done too.

Iain, good choice. Nothing like Tamiya build-ability. I was thinking the same kit, but I'm running short of time. I have other GB's to finish first and will be away next month.... I may need to get a real quick build in.

So I'll do a 'virtual build' next to yours
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 01:29 PM UTC
Here is my entry for this campaign



Also have some Eduard photo etch details that will be added.
spongya
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:24 PM UTC
I built W Model's Pantsir for the campaign

Here are some photos:






TacFireGuru
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:11 PM UTC
Initial camo on. Turret is hard edged with Dark Yellow, Schokolade Braun, and Olivgrun. Body is Dark Yellow and Olivgrun but soft edged. Some clean up and weathering will be needed to tone it down and blend.



Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:28 PM UTC
Kalin, that would be one long combo to put on a dio. I agree it is a nice match though.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC

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Well done, Batze!
I only miss the monster tractor towing it through the sands of Sahara




Monster Tractor!?!?
Here's a DB10 Sd.Kfz.8 (gepanzerte) from Luftwaffe. Big beast, but produced in a small series (20 pieces).
I think it was a good solution for the time it appears.





Kalin



My thoughts exactly!
Even if not in Sahara...
k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 11:47 PM UTC

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Well done, Batze!
I only miss the monster tractor towing it through the sands of Sahara




Monster Tractor!?!?
Here's a DB10 Sd.Kfz.8 (gepanzerte) from Luftwaffe. Big beast, but produced in a small series (20 pieces).
I think it was a good solution for the time it appears.





Kalin
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 03:15 AM UTC
I started to spray the camo the other day. Oy! First off, wrong color! Second, the camo lines had "ghost" lines from my air brush - secondary light line beside the main line.

Took apart the AB and had a good ole time cleaning a couple spots that, I believe, will have solved that problem. I was a little . I Repainted the base color and now awaiting some bench time.

Kalin, that Flak 41 is sweet. I love the BIG guns like that. Well done Sir!

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 01:48 AM UTC
Really nice Martin. Lots of nice detail that the weathering will bring out
Petro
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC

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Very nice work. Congratulations. I look forward to the sequel.


I am hoping to get some work done today. Lots of scraping and sanding with the old molds. But i am liking the kit.
k_mero4
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:52 PM UTC

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I have been working slowing. I've made a couple small mistakes along the way and fixing them as i go. Also, i am adding a fewmore details if i can.
I am going to build it in tow mode. Still need to build the wheel assemblies.
The shield is a little warped. I need to see if i can bend it a little with out killing it




Very nice work. Congratulations. I look forward to the sequel.
k_mero4
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC
Peter, Marк, Don, thanks for the nice words.

Martin, I think you've had an incredible effect. The camouflage does its job, even under the conditions in which you took the pictures. I like.
k_mero4
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:32 PM UTC

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Well done, Batze!
I only miss the monster tractor towing it through the sands of Sahara



Monster tractor
Martinvidas
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:09 PM UTC
finally it is assembled, the kit is now waiting for varnish ( tomorrow) and I'll start weathering. For now - pictures:





Sorry for the bad angle of the pics, I'll fix the angle in the next update
ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 06:33 PM UTC
Well done, Batze!
I only miss the monster tractor towing it through the sands of Sahara

Lakota
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 05:41 AM UTC
Kalin,
Nice build! It came out quite nice.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"