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Tank Killers
ppawlak1
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Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2010 - 09:37 PM UTC
The JagdPanzer Kanone is underway (finally ).



I've assembled the lower hull and painted it and the wheels...

I've also completed a couple of short resin track runs ..... pics below


Cheers

Paul
ppawlak1
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Posted: Friday, March 05, 2010 - 02:19 PM UTC
I like the Perfect Scale resin tracks, they have great detail and the track guides are the correct type (unlike the kit 'vinyl' tracks).

A nice new sharp blade is the key to getting the links off the resin block without any drama's

The lower hull and wheels are painted - I've used Gunze Hobby Color 78, which is a match for Gelboliv.







Hopefully the tracks will be finished and painted in the next few days, and I can move onto the Perfect Scale upper hull

Cheers

Paul
HARV
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Posted: Saturday, March 06, 2010 - 08:59 AM UTC
Here are the pictures of the 1/35 Italeri Panzerjager I with 4.7 cm PAK that I built for this campaign.









Sorry for the poor photography.

I built the kit straight from the box. The only additions were the jerry cans, the bucket, the sling on the MP-40, the stretched sprue antenna and the "Wilma" decals that came from my spares. I weathered everything pretty heavily with pastels. Other than that I guess that is it.

Thanks,

HARV
JMartine
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Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010 - 09:02 AM UTC
Some impressive builds in this campaign, as well as interesting vehicles. Great stuff!
Do you accept partial builds into this campaign? I have a stug IV (Tamiya 1:35) about 20% complete (partially built, no detailing or paint).
WARLORD
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Posted: Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 01:17 AM UTC
Not much but still some progress on AFV Club Achilles.
Before you follow the instruction make sure twice it doesn't contain any errors:


Serious ejector pin marks removing ahead:
muttley
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 02:59 AM UTC












Heres my entry guys

Old Italeri Hetzer kit that I bought from Ebay a few years back. This campaign was a good reason for me to break open that sealed box circa 1970's. The model was built straight from the box and just added a few scratchbuilt parts like the commanders scope and metal guard on top. The model was painted in the tri color camo scheme and weathered with oil wash and dry brushing.

It was a fun campaign and Im so glad to take part on it
MVisser
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 06:47 AM UTC
I'll call mine finished









Thanks for the great campagne
ppawlak1
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 05:51 PM UTC
Ok a little progress on the JagdPanzer Kanone.

I was going to finish the resin tracks and them attach the upper hull, but I needed some inspiration so I added most of the components to the hull and dry fitted it to the lower half.

I still need to add the headlights, the aerials, and the infra-red system to the mantlet.

The quality of the perfect scale bits are first class !

The quality of the Revell Styrene is ,,,

I used quite a bit of putty (and had to use the file) on poorly moulded parts with waviness and dips in the flat surfaces, and I also had to fill quite a few gaps around the rear of the upper hull

I've done an old SPOJNIA 7TP with better quality moulding !!

Anyway some pics..









The next step is to paint and add the tracks, fix the upperhull to the lower, and prime ready for paint. Hopefully by the weekend !

Cheers

Paul
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 04:31 AM UTC
Wow, Excellent entries in this campaign.

Very nice Hetzer, Rei. Great result with such an old kit. There is a little air or silvering of the number decal on the right side. Maybe making a very little hole in the decals on the side and let some varnish or decal solvent "flow" in there will eliminate the silvering of the hull numbers decal.

Exellent Hornisse, Martin. I love the overall dusty apperance. Looks very much like Italian or Russian "dusty Summer" look.

Nice progress, Paul. Interesting to hear about the Revell issues. Especially since this is one of their own kits and not a reboxed kit from another manufacturer. Looking forward to see more.

Now I better get started on my own kit...
muttley
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Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 03:11 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words Jesper

That decal on the right side is not a bubble, its actually discoloration on the film of the decal because its so old

Believe me I have bathed that decal with Micro-sol a thousand times just to get it to stick on the surface

mecanix
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Kerry, Ireland
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Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 10:35 AM UTC
I got to this stage over a week ago but work got in the way and so.... the story so far


These are the parts that will make up the launcher arm, the long white pieces are plastic coated wire which runs right through the arm giving it strength and rigidity.
Which gives you this..

and this..

and finally these.






I have also spent the last couple of days chopping up two of Ian Hanratty's Wee Friends para figures, with mixed results, to get someone to pose in front of the finished article which again hopefully should get pushed into the paint shop this week-end. Unless, that is, real life interupts again.

regards

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 10:25 PM UTC
Great job, Mecanix. Very nice details and impressive as always.

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 10:36 PM UTC
Interesting build , Mecanix. I can't wait to see it painted.
RKinsella
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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 04:37 AM UTC
Mecanix your attention to detail here has my head spinning! Every nook and cranny seems to have been covered perfectly, what a huge undertaking this project, cant wait to see it finished!

..might we be seeing this in Cork???
Longlance
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Posted: Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 12:26 PM UTC
Hi all,

i have an annoucement to make,
for reasons of my own i will be handing over the running of the tank killers build to barkingdigger, this has yet to be cofirmed by the campaign manger, but i think it shouldnt be a problem, i of course will pop in now and again to see how your all getting on

keep the great models coming

all the best

shane
Nylonathatep
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Australia
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Posted: Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 11:58 PM UTC
Fitted the suspension and wheels, it's not completely correct but near enough.


Started fitting out the internal stowage, a mix of Tamiya UC parts and scratch built items:
barkingdigger
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Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 01:47 AM UTC
Dear all,

As Shane says, I've agreed to take on leadership responsibilities for the duration, alhough as far as I'm concerned this will always really be Shane's campaign as the man who got us all going! (I see my new role as really just urging us all along & doing the admin...)

That means I'll try to be on hand with comments & encouragement, as well as finally getting pics of my own rather slow build posted. With the campaign ending on D-Day I hope to have my entry on display on the Essex club table at the MAFVA Nationals at Duxford (UK) which conveniently takes place on 6 June this year. If so I'll post a shot of it from the event.

Regards,

Tom



Quoted Text

Hi all,

i have an annoucement to make,
for reasons of my own i will be handing over the running of the tank killers build to barkingdigger, this has yet to be cofirmed by the campaign manger, but i think it shouldnt be a problem, i of course will pop in now and again to see how your all getting on

keep the great models coming

all the best

shane

JMartine
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Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 02:50 AM UTC
Love the Hetzer, lots of good stuff in here.
I would like to join in, if possible. Will build the 1:35 Dragon SU-100 Premium edition. Won't start for a month or so as I clear my bench of other builds. Cheers


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Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 03:00 AM UTC
James,

When you're ready find Tank Killers under the Campaigns tab and enlist, but hurry as we finish on 6 June!

Tom
Nylonathatep
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Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 02:17 AM UTC
Idler mounts made up and fitted:
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Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 02:26 AM UTC
Michael,

Nice work! I hadn't noticed earlier that you scratch-built the drive sprockets too... I'm very impressed.

Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 06:53 AM UTC
Khaki green applied:



When I was going to apply lighter shade to panels' centres my compressor got on fire! well, not literally but strange sound , then smell and finally smoke convinced me to pull the plug of the socket. I think this was caused by temperature safety failure. I hope I'll be able to find spare part otherwise I will have to get a new one.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 07:08 AM UTC
Marcin,

Looking good, but try not to burn the place down! Hope your compressor just needs a rest...

Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 07:22 AM UTC
Some really nice projects here! A scratch carrier! Wow!

My M36B1 got stalled a bit lately, as has all modeling. Currently have some sad family business to tend to. Hope to get it done over Easter.

Cheers!

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Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 08:39 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Marcin,

Looking good, but try not to burn the place down! Hope your compressor just needs a rest...

Tom



Unfortunately rest won't help. I think I need at least new temperature safety swith off module. And fire extinguisher, just in case