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OFFICIAL: Korea, the Forgotten War Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 02:32 AM UTC
Alright, as this campaign will definitely run past the proposed migration to the new site, I've started a new thread in the Group Builds section, it can be found here. You can start posting there whenever you're ready, and can post in both threads if you like.

Time marches on!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 07:00 AM UTC
I've decided on my build - AFV Club's M40:

I will be replacing the late WW2 T66 type tracks with their T80 ones - two knock out marks on every link

Anyone familiar with reviews of this kit and the older Long Tom kit will know about the barrel length being considerably shorter than it should be. A friend has the Tamiya kit of the M40 and he bought the metal barrel for that. He gave me the Tamiya Plastic one. I intended to use it as a guide to fix the AFV Club one, but after comparison and reference to Tankograd 6030 on Heavy Self-propelled artillery, it may be better to scratch build the cradle and use the Tamiya one. The comparison shows not only is the AFV Club one too long, it is too wide, lacks the slight flare on the barrel end and the barrel opening is too small and shallow:


AFV Club should probably have done the M43 8 Inch armed version, using their standard artillery piece for the required part. It was a lot rarer vehicle, but a much better option for an OOB build....
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 06:39 AM UTC
That is a stunning finish there John. I'm not an aircraft builder (usually) but I can appreciate workmanship like this.
john41492
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 09:04 PM UTC
Hi All,

Some interesting things going on here! I look forward to seeing the Guardians built, I've almost won that kit a couple of times, just a little bit out of reach!

It's been a while since I've posted anything, so time to remedy that! I've been quite busy modeling and painting. Trying to match the "Gloss Sea Blue" used by the US Navy. Lots of mixing, and trial and error. Though I think I got it with a combination of Royal blue and black.


Got everything Sea Blue, and gave it a couple of coats of clear. The metal leading edges were done with Alcald II "Airframe Aluminum".


Next I applied the kit decals. The Trumpeter decals went done just fine, though the white could be a bit more opaque. Still they look the part!





Up next a clear coat to seal the deal, maybe a wash, and then the little bits. So far this has been quite a pleasant build!

Stay safe, happy modeling!!
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 09:48 AM UTC
Memories there Mark. I never actually acquired that Matchbox kit, but built a lot of others. I recently made a hash of their Hawk 200 kit.... my first aircraft kit in decades...

Another old kit getting some limelight time Guy. Great to see the love being shown for kits that are not the latest and greatest.
TheDiggs
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 09:00 AM UTC
Got it primed and the cockpit finished. Moving on to the Wings, body, and the inevitable seems that popup.

Charlie-66
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 08:52 AM UTC
Getting right to it. Generally speaking I'm leery of the multi part lower hulls, but this went together really well and seems to be square.



Charlie-66
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 07:51 AM UTC
Here is my entry. I've been wanting to do this paint job since the Tamiya Sherman kit back in the 1970's!

md72
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2020 - 05:45 PM UTC
Dang, great work goin on here. I really gotta get started.
My plan is to make the Matchbox F3D as a Marine F3D-2N from VMF(N)-513.

It's a classic Matchbox kit with 3 different colored sprues.

Tobar
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2020 - 12:14 PM UTC
Moving to 'Paint-Shop'.....

Construction has been slow... not cuz of any assembly or fit issues but lack of motivation....this pandemic has taken the energy out of doing anything except washing hands and a lack of enthusiasm of anything......


USED EXTRA SPRUE TO CONFIGURE A 'STAND' TO SUPPORT PAINTING...




TEMPARARILY FIXED CANOPY TO PAINT ALL NMF....
(( Not sure exactly what brand to use for overall coat ))




Hopefully will be completing soon...
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 06:00 PM UTC
Wow, some great builds coming together guys. Great variety too.
TheDiggs
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 09:06 AM UTC
Greetings Everyone,
Just enlisted because I noticed that this guy from my stash was in Korea during the war. Will probably get started in a week or so after I finish my current project.
Sleepwalker71
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2020 - 01:28 AM UTC
Here we go.
It is a typical AFV Club kit, soft plastic, multitude of super-small parts, sometimes enormous attachment bridges (especially on frets dated 2006) and sinkholes. Surprisingly refuel covers are moulded on the parts, yet looking good.

Word of advice as manual is not accurate here, nor mounting guides are present in two cases. Top rear plate has to be mounted a bit deeper, not flush with sides of the hull. It should reach indentations for rearmost grille part. I had to fill up the gap and add styrene strips to the sides of the plate to simulate extending side armour plates.

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Similarly, at the front nearby driver's hatch, I had to fill up to very small gaps. Closing them by pushing parts together would effect in bigger fit problems. Here a bit of challenge is the installation of the part with driver's hatch, unique for this tank. There is no clear indication of how to do this, and finally looking at the real tank photos, I concluded that front of this element has to under the front armour.



In general model is very well designed and detailed, except those problems I mentioned above.
john41492
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 09:56 PM UTC
Hi all,

I like Brian's cleaned up ribbon!

A bit of progress made on my F9F. This Trumpeter kit is a world of difference compared to their Vigilante. I began by painting the cockpit interior with interior green on the lower side, and NATO black on everything above the instrument panel. The film and PE instrument panel looks pretty good. Not sure how much will be seen though.



The rest of the kit seemed to fall together, granted there is a low part count. A little Mr. Surfacer 500 took care of the small gap areas, mostly around the nose attachment point. I also added about 20g of weight to the front end.

Since I'm going to do this one with the wings up, I'm ready to put some tissue into the wells, and make a nice gloss sea blue bird!


More to follow soon! This is a fun kit so far!

Take care, and have fun!
Sleepwalker71
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:33 AM UTC
Here is my entry:



Centurion Mk III (early version) from AFV Club in 1/35.
The model will depict vehicle from C-Squadron of 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, while the unit was a part of the 29th Infantry Brigade Group in Korea in 1951. AFV club offers four different markings from Korea and for a late version of the tank serving in Hong Kong. Obviously my choice was pre-determined. I started reading about the actions of 8th KRIH in Korea, and quickly I have made my decision on marking I will use.
The Unit arrived in Korea on 14th November 1950. In April 1951 it was stationed at Imjin River. Since there was a lull in the fighting, British command decided to rotate 8th KRIH back to the UK. Two squadrons, along with HQ squadron, were sent home reaching Kure in Japan when the hell broke loose.
On 22nf April 1951 massive Chinese offensive has started with violent fightings erupted at Imjin River. Here, along with the other units of 29th Infantry Brigade Group was left behind by being withdrawn regiment C-Squadron of 8th KRIH (all unit was sent back to Korea immediately). The squadron played a crucial role in the fighting and later withdrawal of UN units. During this battle, Centurion gained its fame of the best of the UN forces tank in Korea.
Tobar
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:20 PM UTC
Korea Campaign,
Last few builds for me have been OD-Green or Low Viz Gray overall..

Now, I wanna try and mix it up with some NMF, Natural Metal Finish from AK, Extreme Metal.

I've not done NMF with this line of paints and will keep the build to "mostly" OOB build w/'some' PE and Resin....

(I always say: NOT toooo much on the aftermarket stuff..)

One thing that really needed to be updated were the Decals.
These Decals on this kit are older, thick, and are starting to yellow.

Here we go.....
1/48 Hasagawa F-86F-30





Started to drop some paint on this build is.........
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 01:55 AM UTC
Not fooling around there, Nigel! Nice work!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 07:40 PM UTC
Finished the basecoat and decaling stage. I chose to do the Tiger Face option. I also did some hairpspray chipping on the OD. Unfortunately, I did not seal the paint well enough on teh turret so that when I applied the decals, the water activated the paint and removed the topcoat a bit. It also destroyed one of my other decals so I had to resort to using a spare in the mean time and trying to repaint aorund the edges best I could.

Here she is now:



kunjuro
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 06:33 PM UTC
Hey folks Have started on my entry for this GB:Tamiya's Korean War M4A3E8 Sherman. AM planning to do the Tiger Face decal option. Build progressed quick enough. Only took a few days to build. Am currently waiting for the primer to dry so I can paint the OD on.
Redhand
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 03:33 PM UTC
GUARDIANS - INSTRUMENT PANELS

After some frustrating masking to allow spray painting of the grey instrument panels against the flat black panel backgrounds, this was the result:




Digital camera details reveal the inevitable flaws, nearly invisible to the naked eye, which I'll fix armed with my trusty Optivisor and a tiny detail brush.




After this, I'll spray on gloss coats and then start punching out and installing instrument decals. Tedium ahead.
Jupiterblitz
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 12:09 PM UTC
I've finished the build process









Some things aren't glued e.g. the entire tools, the barrel and muzzle brake or the hatches.

The rear lamp has been painted and masked as are the few periscopes.

The model is ready for cleaning and painting.
Redhand
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 03:51 PM UTC
GUARDIANS STARTED

First, another boring collage, with the chaos of my workbench on the borders.




Then, the instrument panel against the real thing.




Then, proof positive that I have actually started both the Hunter and the Killer



I have rebuilt a lot of things since starting Luscious Lady back in 2013-14, but these are the first out-of-the-box fresh builds I have started since then!
Sleepwalker71
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 08:43 PM UTC
My vote goes to the second design (UN/North Korea signs)
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 07:47 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Bob, Checked the slim references that I had and I can't confirm they were used in Korea. There is limited hope, TBM-3Ws served until 1954. But I haven't even seen a photo of one with the post 1947 roundel.



Thanks, Mark. I will move on to the next kit.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 07:34 PM UTC
Bob, Checked the slim references that I had and I can't confirm they were used in Korea. There is limited hope, TBM-3Ws served until 1954. But I haven't even seen a photo of one with the post 1947 roundel.