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KoSprueOne
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 02:45 PM UTC
this is looking awesome with the 'canvas' work . You're really putting some detail realism into this which is cool .

try adding a few drops of dish soap to your acrylic wash mix formula . This helps with the flow




endrju007
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 11:13 PM UTC
@Rick - really nice one! Please upload the pictures to official gallery - it makes everything much easier for me when it comes to award ceremony

@Sean - canvas look great! Absolutely worth your effort.

As for my progress: I've finally started my project (and still have few months to finish it ) It is BR52 - German WWII choo-choo . I'm building 1/35 Trumpeter kit OOB.
Here it is: step by step.
















Enough for today... as you can see there is a lot of tiny parts, several long and big parts and a lot of preparations for each step. Unfortunately parts are not perfect and almost all of them require bigger or smaller corrections and cleaning.
I decided to be less strict than I've been while building K5 Leopold - I lost a lot of time to clean and prepare parts that were not or only partially visible after final assembly.
I hope to add some more after the weekend.

Andrzej
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2011 - 05:52 AM UTC
Hi guys,

I finally startedon my P-40 Longtrack. It is of the typical Panzershop quality which is not that great. After much work I managed to attach the suspension arms to the hull. The wheels were terribly cast so they are now covered in lots of putty. The bottom plate that supports the big "box" was too narrow and I had to cut it in half. The "box" itself had some problems as a result of shifted mold parts. This going to be a fun project



cheers,

Matthijs
windysean
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 02:45 AM UTC
Hand-painted the red crosses:
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sketched the outline in pencil on the small side ones, and with celophane tape on the roof. I was nervous about the tape being too tacky or not coming up, so I quickly painted the outline and lifted the tape, returning later to fill in.
LiftingMask-20110502-0658.jpg
Worked out fine-- it wasn't a problem.
So.....
Here's the final product! (4 larger photos in my Flickr account and 2 smaller ones posted in the gallery, where I'm running out of room. )
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Thanks again for looking, and thanks Andrzej for hosting this!
Happy trails!
-Sean.
ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 03:20 AM UTC
Sean and Rick nice job on those builds the both look great and they are both subjects that I would like to see more of in 1/35 scale if the manufactures are checking our blogs
17741907
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 11:44 AM UTC
Well done Sean....I like it....
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2011 - 11:52 AM UTC
Hi all,

I've been watching some great stuff going on here, and it's time to tip my hand. I've just spent the past few hours throwing together Tamiya's 1:35 Citroen 11CV staff car for my entry. (I'll grab some pics of the sub-assemblies tomorrow when the sun is up.) I'm going to give it an attractive 2-tone blue civilian scheme, but with its elite German driver who prides himself on the shiniest staff car in Occupied France! It'll be a delicate ballet of painting, masking, and assembling components.

Tom
windysean
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2011 - 02:56 PM UTC
Cool, Tom. Can't wait to see how that turns out.
-Sean.
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2011 - 08:14 AM UTC
I'm looking forward to it too! (Far too many of them get built in German grey or camo...)

Some pics:







Painting of parts will start as soon as I get a Sherman out of the spray booth.

Tom
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2011 - 07:38 PM UTC
Sean, great work! I would not decide to paint the cross with brush, I'd rather use airbrush on these canvas... BTW: masking these was not easy, was it?

Tom, you're fast mate How old is this Tamiya kit?

My BR52 is starting to look like a locomotive... It just difficult for me to prepare the pictures... The more time I put into modeling the less time is left for website...
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2011 - 09:15 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Tom, you're fast mate How old is this Tamiya kit?



Andrzej,

Thanks - I just needed to "clear my head" with a quick build! I'm not sure how long these have been out - maybe a couple of years? I got mine as a gift just over a year ago.

Tom
windysean
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2011 - 01:11 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Sean, great work! I would not decide to paint the cross with brush, I'd rather use airbrush on these canvas... BTW: masking these was not easy, was it?

Tom, you're fast mate How old is this Tamiya kit?

My BR52 is starting to look like a locomotive... It just difficult for me to prepare the pictures... The more time I put into modeling the less time is left for website...


Andrzej, thanks much. You're right on all counts. I still don't have an airbrush or spraybooth, so I paint by hand when I can, and the rest is spray paint. That's the reason I went with a hard edge on my camo too. (The prototype was applied either way-- brush or spray.) And you're reading my mind about the masking-- keeping it halfway straight on an uneven surface is frustrating! My shame in this build is that the red cross turned out NOT symmetrical-- very obvious from a top view, so none of my photos are from above.
Good luck with your big old locomotive! I've seen your previous work though, and it's going to be quite a showpiece when it's done!
-Sean.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 12:05 AM UTC
Sean, I know the problem of symmetrical crosses - I had to deal with it while painting German medic, Hospitaller and Teutonic footman... Dont worry, it is almost not visible unless you look frome exactly above the vehicle.
Oh, and thanks for kind words! I had quite a break since last vehicle (I painted moslty figures lately).

Here is some more WIP pics of my monster - a lot of them so I'm linking a thumbnails - if you want to see details just click on a thumbnail.















I hope to post some more during/after the weekend (although we are planning to celebrate my son's 3rd birthday so it is rather not probable).

A.
Shift911
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 10:00 AM UTC
Finished up this badboy, overall pleased with the results. Was a nice break in my more modern preference.



SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 09:37 PM UTC
Very nice build, Lucas. A very clean build, but since it is a not-fighting vehicle I guess it could be kept very clean in the rear areas.
Nice touch with the load and the spilled fuel.

Thanks for sharing
17741907
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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 05:00 AM UTC
Looking good Lucas.....
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 02:24 AM UTC
@ Lucas - really nice model. Load looks great indeed.

Here comes another load of pictures of my BR52... I wish I have more time to build it, it seems it goes really slow now.







REMEARMR
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 07:44 AM UTC
Hi guys,
Just joined the campaign and I must congratulate everyone on their work. I will be building a Famo for my vehicle and painting it in a desert scheme I think. I have just made the engine block and will post pictures tomorrow

Cheers
Robbo
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 02:36 PM UTC
very interesting variety of projects in this one. Shift911 and Sean, well done guys




REMEARMR
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Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 04:19 AM UTC
Hi all,
I tried to upload some photos but can't seem to get it to work. What sight do you use to host your photos?
Cheers
Robbo
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 08:02 AM UTC
A lot of people seem to use photobucket but I would think flickr and picassa would also work. All you need from whatever photo site you use is the URL of the picture.

I use the KitMaker gallery. Normal users have a limit to how much they can upload. Becoming a paying subscriber gets you more gallery space.

In my tutorial for campaigns, I give examples of how to upload to the KitMaker site and how to include an image into a post.
TUTORIAL: Armorama Campaigns

REMEARMR
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Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 09:43 AM UTC

hope these pics work. Should show the start of my famo

Cheers
Robbo
windysean
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Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 11:49 AM UTC

Quoted Text

A lot of people seem to use photobucket but I would think flickr and picassa would also work. All you need from whatever photo site you use is the URL of the picture.

I use the KitMaker gallery. Normal users have a limit to how much they can upload. Becoming a paying subscriber gets you more gallery space.

In my tutorial for campaigns, I give examples of how to upload to the KitMaker site and how to include an image into a post.
TUTORIAL: Armorama Campaigns



I was worried when I got near my Kitmaker limit, because I was using too large photos. I see from their ads that you get a limited amount more for the monthly rate of a Starbucks coffee (I'm guessing 60 US$ per year). I have been deleting my older photos and posting only campaign final photos there.
For progress photos I've started using Flickr. It's free for the first 200 photos, regardless of size. You can set copyright permissions and viewing ability and organize them different ways. I'm near my 200 so I'll pay their annual 25 US$ for unlimited photos.
To post from Flickr to here, there's a "Share" tab, then pick "get bb code", set the photo size, and copy what's in the box into the kitmaker post.
At least that's how I do it.
-Sean
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Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 12:07 PM UTC
I am a soft skin kind of guy. May I join the caravan?
HeyLoad
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 02:03 PM UTC
Finished the Dragon 1/35 Sd Kfz 7. Great kit. Needs a little more work to give it that lived in look, but I am satisfied with it.

Tom