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Miniart Dio Campaign
Marnix
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Posted: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 11:16 PM UTC
Hi all,

@Pat: Very impressive to see how you connected the separate church parts! Your build starts to look like a cathedral. I'm eager to see more of your progress and curious about the paints you'll use.

@Stefan: To bad you had to bail out on this campaign, but at least you've found your motivation again to build. Maybe watching the progress in this campaign will motivate you even more. Good luck with your service next month!

@Jeremy: All the luck to you! When can we expect some pictures of your progress? I'm curious to see a Miniart building in 1/72 scale.

As for me, I'm currently enjoying my vacation away from home, so no progress on my project.

Greetings,

Max

vonHengest
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Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 03:33 AM UTC
Max: As soon as I can get the building squared away before painting, maybe later this week. I'll be on the road for a week sometime in August, so it may be shortly after that before you really sea anything from me.
meaty_hellhound
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Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 - 05:50 PM UTC
hi guys, i'm fairly new here and i just started to understand the concept of the campaigns. i just started a new diorama that will use a Miniart building and i have the vehicle interior constructed and the basic building underway, but my questions are:

can i enlist at this time? and what if i don't get it done by the deadline (do i submit what i have finished)? and when is the very last day i can send pics and how do i do this? also, how many update pics are appropriate (my album is getting full and i have done a lot of work already unphotographed).

thanks for any answers. i'm in the midst of customizing the Italian City Building to work with the diorama i have planned. cheers, mh.
vonHengest
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Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 - 06:28 PM UTC
You should be able to enlist still, go to the "CAMPAIGNS" tab and look for the Miniart Diorama campaign in the list of active campaigns on the right. Click on it to bring you to it's info page where you can enlist, and click on the enlist button.

As far as pictures go, each campaign will let you know what is required for the campaign, usually either an in progress shot and a final shot, or just a final shot.

Also of note, the build for the campaign usually has to be started within the active period of the campaign.

The build will have to be completed by the end date of the campaign, and a final picture of it posted. Otherwise you will not get the campaign ribbon.
meaty_hellhound
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Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 - 06:53 PM UTC
thanks Jeremy for the reply. one thing is: where do i send my 3 photos of the completed diorama to?

i guess due to time zones it would best i send them in a day earlier than the deadline, too. cheers,mh
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 - 08:33 PM UTC

Quoted Text

thanks Jeremy for the reply. one thing is: where do i send my 3 photos of the completed diorama to?

i guess due to time zones it would best i send them in a day earlier than the deadline, too. cheers,mh



You might want to read the thread "For Those New to Armorama Campaigns". It should you how to upload images for campaigns.
yeahwiggie
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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 12:04 AM UTC
I am withdrawing from this campaign, guys.
I haven't done any modelling for months untill last week. I will be going on vacation and have loads of other builds going on too, so I will never make it in time to finish my building.

You will be seeing it in the future, though!
vonHengest
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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 06:47 AM UTC
Not a problem Ron, we'll miss having your build here. I would like to still see what you have so far, as I'm sure the rest of us would too. I'm trying my hardest to complete my entry for this campaign, but I've only had a couple of weeks to work on it and will be traveling for a week sometime in the near future. So I may be in the same boat as you, but we'll see...

I have pics of my build progress guys, I just need to find the cable to connect my camera to my computer.
exer
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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 10:44 AM UTC
That's a pity Ron but I understand. I'm pushing it to finish my own entry. You'll get back to it eventually.

Here's todays instalment on my entry rubble added inside and out. more work to do but hopefully I'll get there

Rubble added inside

rubble added outside


Wespe in sub assemblies ready to paint
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meaty_hellhound
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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 - 04:57 PM UTC
wow Pat, yours is truly coming out nicely. having bought a Miniart kit recently and now nearly having it ready for paint makes me see why you thought a Miniart Campaign would be useful. they are very nicely done pieces and can create brilliant dioramas with the right techniques and info. kudos for this campaign topic.

i will try to post some pics of my attempt soon, just need to finish adding door hinges and brass railing mounts to my customized kit. cheers, mh.
Marnix
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 06:38 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

Good progress on your church. Aren't you going to add the window parts or are you going to do that in a later stage?

Greetings,

Max
milvehfan
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 07:12 AM UTC
Hi, I just wanted to jump in and say that you All are doing some Amazeing Builds with these kits. I have learned so much about these kits from following your builds here so just Last week i picked up my first Miniart kit /Village Road w/Ruined House. Looking forward to building it after I complete some other Projects. Best Regards, milvehfan
meaty_hellhound
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 07:12 AM UTC
hello everyone,
here is the Miniart building ready for paint. it is the Italian City Building which was too large for the single vehicle diorama i have planned. so i got out the mini hand saw and customized it into a new configuration that will lend itself better for my needs. i am leaving off the gutter, doors, windows and such for the paint process.


here you can see the front wall section i cut away. i cut it in a manner that made a nice joint for the corner. it also got rid of the "italian column" detail making it more generic.


the interior details will be wood so i will construct that after the plastic components are painted.


the railing was warped using a heat paint stripping gun and spare brass from old frets was used to make railing mounts.


the doors needed hinges so i made some and broke apart one of the insert door panels.

i had started a blog for my Jagdpanther Diorama already that will have details of the various major steps of this project:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=162056&page=1

hope you enjoy.

cheers, mh
exer
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 07:29 AM UTC
@ Marnix I don't like the kit windows so I'm trying something different.

@ Hellhound I like that a lot, especially the angle you cut at - still gives the sense of the whole building while taking up less space plus you have the leftover part for another vignette.
@ Milvehan - the trick is:
- get the right tools
-measure twice and cut once
- take your time
exer
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Posted: Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 01:04 AM UTC
Okay here is the crew for the Wespe, Tamiya Figures with Legend heads

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exer
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Posted: Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 10:34 AM UTC
Okay I've been PM ing people who started builds because we don't ahve much time left. In fact we only have a little over three weeks left in the campaign so if you haven't done it already can you upload your 3 photos to the gallery

http://gallery.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/25149

otherwise you won't qualify for the ribbon which would be a shame after all the hard work.
If you think you might need an extension let me know
Cheers
Pat McGrath
vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 03:45 PM UTC
Thanks for the reminder Pat, just uploaded what I have so far to the campaign gallery.

Here is what Miniart buildings look like in 1/72:





Still not sure if I'm going to finish this. Had an unfortunate mishap two nights ago that knocked the whole table over causing me to start over on most of the T-34/85 as well as the 1/6 figure I am working on for a friend. I'm going to hang in here the best I can.
Cheers

Jeremy
exer
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Posted: Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 09:09 PM UTC
Nice one Jeremy. That should look good with a large base and some rubble added. How did you find the construction of the Miniart kit? You should have no problem finishing this in three weeks. Do what I do break it down into steps and do a little every day.
exer
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Posted: Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 09:13 PM UTC
Okay some more progress.
Another layer of rubble and timber added

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Roof and buttress capstones added

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roof and rubble primed

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meaty_hellhound
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 04:30 AM UTC
great work Pat, i love the how the tiles look unpainted. the rubble is very well done indeed. do you sand the frame after you are done? do you find that easier than masking the wood frame during base assembly? cheers, mh.
exer
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 04:36 AM UTC

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great work Pat, i love the how the tiles look unpainted. the rubble is very well done indeed. do you sand the frame after you are done? do you find that easier than masking the wood frame during base assembly? cheers, mh.



thanks mh, Yeah I'll sand it when I've finished - it's not easier it's just that I'm l azy
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 04:43 AM UTC

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Nice one Jeremy. That should look good with a large base and some rubble added. How did you find the construction of the Miniart kit? You should have no problem finishing this in three weeks. Do what I do break it down into steps and do a little every day.



Thanks Pat, the Miniart kit went together quite nicely with the exception of the brick inserts for the window. The viewing/shooting hole going through these is heavily offset for this scale which has caused some problems, but not too bad. I actually only have two weeks as I will be on the road for at least one week this month. I'm not the type to throw in the towel however, so you can count on future updates from me.

Btw, your Miniart church ruin looks spectacular Pat, especially with the scratchbuilt roof.
meaty_hellhound
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 11:55 AM UTC
hi everyone, i updated my Jagdpanther diorama build log with the initial paint stage of my Miniart building. here's the link Jagdpanther Diorama

cheers, mh
HeyLoad
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 12:50 PM UTC
I have finished my Street w/ Park Wall and Dragon's 5cm PAK 38 with crew. It could use a little more clutter, but that's to be added in the future.

Tom
exer
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 09:05 PM UTC
Well done Tom, Nice build and it will certainlyu look better when you add some dirt and grime.

MH just checked out your update to the jagpanther Dio- looks great.