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SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 08:44 PM UTC
Nice progress, John! You hit the camo spot on. Things are coming together very nicely.

Looking forward to see more 🙂
Johnnych01
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 10:22 AM UTC
Just a few progress shots.
Panther is pretty much done now. Just some very minor tweaks and a few little bits to add on as per the photo, tow ropes, cam net etc.


Once the Dio base is done, Panther will receive a good weather and final detailing.



Have made a start on the Dio base for it. Will be keeping in fairly simple, just have to try and place everything correctly. Base will get a covering of grass effect and Tufts etc and wooden edges will be painted to tidy it up.



The Marder should be a fun build Peter. Looking forward to seeing more, and your Cobra Jesper.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 05:57 PM UTC
I am still in the campaign and definitely expect to finish. A couple of other builds have put my Cobra in the hangar for the moment. I will get back to it soon.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 03:26 PM UTC
I am about to start mine. I just have to finish painting the line up from other GB's. What I am going to do is this:


Going to be fairly simple as the kit comes with 2 figures posed just like this

All I'll need to do is add an interior at the front (have the Dragon tranny parts from my Marder 3M build where I didn't use it, so just seats and a couple of figures I assume would be there) and do some tarps and stuff and empty the spare parts bit for bread bags, etc.

My start pic:
barkingdigger
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ARMORAMA
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC

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The campaign appears pretty dead in the water, right now.
Anyone still at it??




Hi Ron,

I've been busy on other fronts, and am currently waiting for some 3D-printed suspension parts for my DUKW, but I'm definitely still onboard! (By next week the rebuild of my home office room should be finished too, with the bonus of a permanent space for my spray booth! That'll speed things up, not having to save up for several weeks before clearing a desk for a weekend of painting before packing it all away again for the work computer...)

By the way, in the pic I'm modelling the guy in the foreground has "USN" on his helmet - any idea what colour the helmet would be? Navy grey is an obvious choice, but I didn't know if their shore patrols might have OD instead - all suggestion welcome!
Johnnych01
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 04:05 AM UTC
Yeap, I'm still in it Ron. Have finished the Panther G, and it just needs a good weathering now.

Will start on the Dio base tomorrow as that's a big part of the whole picture and hopefully get it all done before I'm back in work again. Need to try and detail paint the figure that has to go with it, but figures are really not my happy zone, so will try and not bigger it up.
I've also got caught up in other campaigns so I probably over extended myself a bit ... But I will get it all completed.
yeahwiggie
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Dalarnas, Sweden
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 03:14 AM UTC
The campaign appears pretty dead in the water, right now.
Anyone still at it??

Removed by original poster on 07/18/20 - 17:05:08 (GMT).
yeahwiggie
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Dalarnas, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 07:46 PM UTC
Thanks gents!
I am not entirely satisfied with the result. The contrasts are not harsh enough. The desert camouflage came out far to dark, the backpack should be completely green, tires clean and in hindsight I could have done the covers of the batteries and optics too.
Ah well, always a next time.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 07:20 AM UTC
Looks Great Ron. You captured the feel very well.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 07:08 AM UTC
Looks very nice, Ron!
RedwingNev
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:20 AM UTC
Cracking Humvee Ron
Johnnych01
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 09:46 PM UTC
Well done Ron, and nice finish with the weathering.
yeahwiggie
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Dalarnas, Sweden
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 09:39 PM UTC
Yes, I finished it!
The first build completed in...... a long time.

What I aimed for:


And as it turned out:






I uploaded the pictures into the gallery.
On to the next campaign!!
yeahwiggie
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Dalarnas, Sweden
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 02:58 AM UTC
Over the past few days I have been steadily working on this project and I had to make some more decisions; should I go for the original picture or should I open up the vehicle and load out the interior. After contemplating for a long while, I went for the first option, since this build is in the Build a photo-campaign and I already have taken some liberties with the figure and the not covering up of the TOW sight and battery.
So again I stuck with the plan.

Analyzing the picture I concluded that this was a hastily and sloppily overpainted vehicle, meaning it would have the standard 3-tone camouflage underneath. It also looks as if 3 bands have been deliberately left unpainted. Why I do not know. Furthermore the vehicle appears to be on guard duty and lacks the overloading with gear. It actually is bare, except for 1 backpack. Even rear shows loose hanging straps.

So first things first. I used Tamiya paints predominantly. NATO green XF-67 + Olive drab XF-62 (because I ran out of NATO green, so had to cheat), NATO brown XF-68 and NATO black XF-69 (which is more of a dark gray instead of flat black!) as a base, followed by tape and hairspray, over which I applied a mix of Desert yellow XF-59 and Dark yellow XF-60 1:1 mix. This mix in the end turned out to be too dark. I should have used Buff XF-57 instead of Desert yellow.
I ended up spraying to much brown, though.







And now for the scary part; I am doing the hairspray technique for the first time! And I do rub too hard on some spots, making the plastic come through! It took a while to figure out that I had to let the water soak in a little, before removing the paint and hairspray.
But in the end I am actually rather pleased with the result.





After this was done I set it away to thoroughly dry, before I toned down the harsh contrasts with a very diluted wash of Vallejo Dark sand. I then assembled the rest of the vehicle and coninued weathering. However in my eagerness to get the build done, I forgot to add a few parts BEFORE I started painting and weathering... such as the hatchet and the mirrors. The battery and backpack were added and at long last also an antenna, made by stretched sprue. The end is drawing near on this one!

yeahwiggie
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 06:17 AM UTC
The build was pretty straight forward, since Tamiya's fit is good as expected. The only personal touch I gave was the additional bumpers, as seen in the original photo. However with the figures I almost deviated. As I was experimenting with the figures, ideas came and went. But in the end I stuck to "the plan".





To the left the converted figures, to the right the originals as intended.



As for the painting I went for Tamiya's original plan and numbers. Knowing that I always have issues with brushpainting Tamiya's paint I was a bit apprehensive.
The interior is painted NATO green, the accessories olive drab, the rockets field drab, after which I applied a drybrush in natural steel, followed by a grey and a brown wash, topped off with ground pastels in earth and skintone for a dusty interior.

The difference between washes and without.




The figures;
Here too I stuck with Tamiya's plan, combining both paint schedules from both Humvee's; woodland pattern for the vests, chocolatechip cookie pattern for the uniforms. I really had to get back into painting on this scale and I am not completely satisfied with the results.



Johnnych01
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 09:14 PM UTC
Here is a pic of the G primed and ready. Tracks have been done and wheels getting base coats now.

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barkingdigger
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ARMORAMA
#013
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2020 - 11:51 PM UTC
Hi John, yes the gallery is having trouble - all part of the server-overload issue Jim's been trying to sort these past few weeks. From what I gather the server cuts out the gallery if the general load is too high (because the gallery is big and intensive) and only allows access again when server demand goes back down to normal levels.

I've switched to Imagur, but the upload is a PITA. I found I cannot do the drag&drop thing - I have to use the Browse button to find my pics to upload. Then I need to add them separately to an album, since they upload to a "general" folder every time! But once they are in it's all good - don't give up on it.
Johnnych01
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2020 - 10:15 PM UTC
Hope all is well now Speedy and you're able to get back on track soon. Really looking forward to seeing that Tiger get done... We all love a big cat
Johnnych01
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2020 - 10:12 PM UTC
Nice progress Tom and Jesper, the Goliath and DUKW will look good together and love the bloke sat in it, that would be a hell of a ride lol.
Cobra is taking shape as well .. always a mean gunship...
The Humvee will be good to watch come together Wiggins.

My Panther is now done base primed in grey with wheels and tracks to fit. Then I can think about the cam layout and the figure donated kindly by Tom. I have also painted Adolf as well Tom and will put his pic up here. (Tom will understand lol)
Having issues uploading pictures into my gallery at the moment. Can get onto gallery, but then says can't find domain when I try uploading ??
I did try IMGUR but I was only able to upload one pic direct then that went odd....
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2020 - 08:30 PM UTC

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Hello all.
I made a start with the build of the Tiger I
Engine - Cooling Fans - Fuel tanks - Transmission - Radio rack - Tracks (one finished, other still needs the horns.
Pretty nice and easy build so far. Parts have a good fit and almost no cleaning required. Some photos:


I try to follow David Byrden's Tweak List for the kit when it makes sense to me.

More to come when there is progress.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan



Well, hello.

As this was my progress way back in January, nothing was done after.
Maybe I pick it up in a few months. Otherwise I might go for an easy build.
The Tiger's got me by the neck for this one.
I've been through some busy and rough months, work and health got in the way for some serious modeling. Just got back to the bench a few weeks ago.
See where we will get in on this campaign.
Nice works I've seen so far. Will push me for sure.

SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2020 - 08:05 PM UTC
A bit of progress on my Cobra. The cockpit is almost done. Pretty basic, but will still look decent when done.

Next some masking for the cockpit glazing. Recently I have painted glazing separately and fixed it at the end. I have only been semi satisfied with the results. So now I am trying out some Microsol maskol combined with some tape.

More to follow

barkingdigger
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ARMORAMA
#013
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 11:31 PM UTC
Finally made a start on my build - I needed a few hours of simple plastic-bashing to "clear the pipes" so I grabbed the ancient ESCI goliath from the stash (been there 40 years!) and a fig from the Miniart US Jeep Crew and the results are quite pleasing! The DUKW kit has resin wheels from Resicast (I designed them in CAD based on info from Kurt Laughlin, so they are accurate, which can't be said of any other set on the market) and will get lotsa love along the way...




SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 10:05 AM UTC
John, nice PE job. It is fiddly to do, but adds a lot of nice details. Looking forward to see more

Ron, nice choice. You need some chipping fluid for that one.

I am making good progress on my desert Storm Cobra. An update with pictures to follow soon.