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erichvon
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 04:50 AM GMT+7
made some decent progress over the weekend. Wheels are back on and have given it an overally dark yellow paint job. I've done a bit of weathering in the cargo box but left the outside for now as there's no point in doing it till I've airbushed it. I'm building one for the 150- Campaign so it makes sense to do both at the same time as they're both going in the same dio from the same unit so I want continuity in colours and style. Plus it makes it easier airbrushing a couple of things at the same time.



erichvon
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 04:55 AM GMT+7
I forgot to post this one. This is how many sinkholes there were inside the cargo bed sides... All sanded back and painted now as seen above. They shuldn't be visible when the cargoes in but didn't want to chance it.

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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 09:28 AM GMT+7
Panther A wheels, the hell that never ends..








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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 09:42 AM GMT+7

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Robbie, what scales the T34?



1/35 - The old Italeri/Zvezda kit

Cheers
Erik67
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 10:37 AM GMT+7
I'm in with this Leopard 1A5NO2. It has been a shelf queen for nearly eight years no so I guess it is time to finish it.


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Erik
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dukw
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 11:01 PM GMT+7

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Panther A wheels, the hell that never ends..











That's looking pretty good. How did you the chipped paint effect?
MLD
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 12:51 AM GMT+7

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Panther A wheels, the hell that never ends..













That's looking pretty good. How did you the chipped paint effect?



Thanks, it is quite a mush mash of effects at this point. Some wheels have filters, Mig Brown for Dk yellow, some have a Mig/Ammo wash I forget which, but a darker brown/grey, and some have light earth pigments..
Modeling attention issues, I've got them!

the chips though are all the same. Vallejo Iraqi sand stippled on with a bit of sponge or green scrubbing pad and then SS Cammo black brown added over and around them with a green scrub pad and fine brush.
SKiernan
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
Here is my Tamiya M4A1 Sherman, started while I was at the US Embassy Baghdad in 2012/13. I have used the latest copy of Steel Masters as proof of "life". I got the issue today 11 Feb 2017
Looking forward to finishing it.

I am having problems posting photos, any help out there?

Steve


http://village.photos/images/user/ea34b88d-9257-4692-bc72-cc686e02d27d/resized_a447fd82-7f68-452d-bece-11220443c2fe.jpg





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GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 08:57 AM GMT+7
Just use the [img] button when creating your message, then paste the URL to replace the dummy URL.
SKiernan
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 09:26 AM GMT+7
Here is my Tamiya M4A1 Sherman, started while I was at the US Embassy Baghdad in 2012/13. I have used the latest copy of Steel Masters as proof of "life". I got the issue today 11 Feb 2017
Looking forward to finishing it.


SKiernan
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 09:29 AM GMT+7
Gary

That is the ticket, thank you

Steve
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 02:47 PM GMT+7
Just joined the Campaign! Maybe I can get the Charger finished this year.





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dukw
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 01:36 AM GMT+7
I've made some progress over the last days. It's going slower than expected caused by some fit issues and a lot of research.
Surprisingly I've not found much detail pics about the subject.






I hate thease white metall parts in kits. This is why i used some not needed parts from AFV-Club IDF Shot Centurion for the commanders hatch area. The tools will be requisitioned as well.






Dry fit of the fachine carrier, turret basket and dozer blade. I've choosen the one from Trumpeter because it is movable and easyer to assemble :-)






a dry fit of the skirts shows that the front and middle plate is to long. While the AFV-Club Parts look to have the wrong angles and lenght to for this kit I decided to shorten the PE-Parts as you can see here.



An other problem is the position of the lower skirt supports. They are either placed to low or the skirts are too narrow.
I thing the second is it. Reference pics show that the lower edge of the skirts hardly cover the wheel hubs of the tank.

Erik67
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 09:59 AM GMT+7
Some work has been to the Leopard, mostly painting and attaching tools, spare track links and repair of "shelf damage". And I can confirm that modelling skills fade away over time... But this campaign is a good oportunity to get back on track





GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 12:56 PM GMT+7
So far, 29 have enlisted.

2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
69mudbone
Anmoga
bf443
Charlie-66
dukw - Centurion AVRE
erichvon - Opel Blitz
Erik67 - Leopard 1A5NO
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
iakarch
Jasonbee71
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
Kanguroo
Lakota
LikesTanks
LinusB
Martinvidas
MLD - DML Panther Ausf. A
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1
Pave-Hawk
Robbd01
roteck
Savage
SGTJKJ
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1
tatbaqui
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
turtle65
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 02:51 PM GMT+7
Tonight's progress
the roadwheel madness comes to an end..


I just cannot abide the molded on grab 'shelves' and what's up with the GIANT deep e-pin marks??



dukw
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 09:12 PM GMT+7

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Some work has been to the Leopard, mostly painting and attaching tools, spare track links and repair of "shelf damage". And I can confirm that modelling skills fade away over time... But this campaign is a good oportunity to get back on track








Nice subject and build so far. I like the late Leopard I.
Some day or in my next life i will build one too. Until then it is sitting im my shelf and waiting .
What kit and aftermarket parts did you use? How did you the "Caraccuda" camo?
Erik67
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 03:36 AM GMT+7

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What kit and aftermarket parts did you use? How did you the "Caraccuda" camo?



The kit is the old Revell Leo1 A5. I started this a long time ago so I used PE for a Leo 1A4. Scratchbuilt the extended bustle rack, machinegun mount, snow grouser box and a couple of other small details. I don't remember what brand the tracks are...The camo net is streched parafilm stippled with a "converted" woodworking tool. Here is some old pics from when I started this project.





dukw
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 05:29 AM GMT+7
Hello Eric,
thanks for sharing this pics. And the tip regarding the wood working tool. I thing i know what you have used and i'll try it out.
Congratulation to your work. The MG mount and the bustle are looking realy good.

Happy modelling
Harald
Erik67
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:58 AM GMT+7
Modified the warning light. I cut off the original lamp and replaced it with a piece of clear sprue sanded into shape. The lamp was then covered in thick (old) Tamiya clear orange. I made some very thin strips of tape (painted black) to illude the gaffa tape the crew usually use to cover the rear side to prevent dazzling. I see the "gaffa tape" need a little mor TLC before I'm happy with it.



SKiernan
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 06:37 AM GMT+7
Tamiya's M4A1 primed in Tamiya Panzer Grey, now waiting for XF-62 to arrive.

Steve