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Winter Warriors campaign
beefy66
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England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 22, 2007
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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 06:01 AM UTC
This is my first attempt at the hairspray method do you think I,ve overdone the scrubbing on the T34

Will now start on the decals and wheathering up a bit more want to make it look well used and then start on the tankriders I got with the kit
beefy66
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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 06:03 AM UTC

Photo did not work that time
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 10:03 AM UTC
Not at all, the scrubbing looks good mate.
ltb073
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 03:01 PM UTC
Lots of great progress here guys, keep it up. Here is a little update, here are my worriers primed up minus helmets and weapons. Looks like i need a little work on some shoulder seems then they will be ready for some paint
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and the back
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they may get some paint tomorrow, I hope
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 03:14 PM UTC
Looking good Sal, just dab a little Mr. Surfacer into those seems and you should be good to go And I forgot, but what were you planning for a dio with these?
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 03:27 PM UTC

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Looking good Sal, just dab a little Mr. Surfacer into those seems and you should be good to go And I forgot, but what were you planning for a dio with these?



No Mr. Surfacer all i have is Squadron White so that will do. Im gonna put them in and Urban Setting (Urban Campaign) in fear of my KV-1( Killer KV Campaigne) that will be moving up in on them, I hope
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 03:33 PM UTC
That'll do the job, just mix in some acetone and it should be fine to work with And sounds good, and I think I remember you mentioning that. I'll be making a snow-themed dio along with my figure for this campaign, and will merge them with my KT for the Tiger campaign
ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 01:51 AM UTC
Yes, the acetone worked good mixed with the Squadron white, check my Zimm on my Tiger Looking forward to seeing you KT dio
vonHengest
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Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 04:49 AM UTC
Indeed, I saw! And I agree with you that making your own zimm is a pain in the wrists Once I get caught up with a small handful of other projects I'll start on my KT dio
Kiwi_Modeller
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 13, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 06:35 PM UTC
hi guys , reckon im going to call the KT done, ive tryed to replicate some snow lying on an around tow cables and a few places where it might stay on the tank,hope ya like it i aint tryed winter camo before LOL.




most of the weathering is done with the new AK range, the more i use it the more i like it, only used pigments for the snow.
cheers,
Graham
BRAVO3
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: February 18, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 07:09 PM UTC
With a little lateness...
I am in, too.
I will build the swedish CV9040 from Academy in winter camo.
BRAVO3
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 10:06 PM UTC
Project has started...

Sudzonic
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 08:40 AM UTC
Great work gang well done on that king tiger it looks fantastic.

My build is on the back burner for the moment till I can get caught up on some other build but I will have some update soon.
vonHengest
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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 09:11 AM UTC
Graham: Nice job on the finish, I'm looking forward to trying out the AK winter set.

Thomas: Very cool, looking forward to seeing this one come together

Scott: Ditto..
ltb073
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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 01:00 PM UTC
Graham The KT is looking good, but try taking the photos in some natural light so we can see the detail better
My Worriers are coming along sitting on the bench waiting for paint, slow process with the other campaigns
vonHengest
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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 01:24 PM UTC
Sal, dude, what other campaigns?
Kiwi_Modeller
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 02:33 PM UTC
yeh Sal i know trouble is we aint had much natural light for the last 6 odd weeks with all the rain starting to clear up now tho.
cheers,
Graham
brynje
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 28, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 06:13 AM UTC
Ok I put the video games away for a moment and assembled my figures which looks really good imo. It's nice to do something else than the usual german uniforms and tunics. I had to do alot of fixing on the seams with miliput as you can see. The coats came in 4 pieces per coat (not counting the arms) that had to be glued together and well.. they didn't really fit together at all.
Now they just need a little more fixing and then a coat of primer.

Also I found one of the original pictures that the sculpter has used for reference

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vonHengest
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Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 07:30 AM UTC
Wow, those are looking pretty darn good! They aren't Gen 2 figures are they?
brynje
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 08:14 AM UTC
doubt it the only year I can find on the package is 2009.. but don't think that's the production year.
mecanix
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Kerry, Ireland
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Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 10:40 AM UTC
Like, I suspect, a few others hereabout I seem to have signed up for quite a few campaigns so I shouldn't really be doing this but the title gave me the excuse to build something that has been on my "to do" list for many years, the Swedish PbV302 APC or Pebba as I believe they are called. Something about the shape is just fascinating and in winter/splinter colours as well it should look rather nice.
I had heard that you could use a little of the basics from a M113 but it wasn't till I started that I realised just how little.
I compared both the Tamiya and Academy kits but both required lengthening and widening

Then I considered the AFV Club M548/Chapperal and it fitted the drawing that I had scaled to 1/35th just needing to be made wider.

So cutting down the sides,widening, building up the drive houseings and rebuilding the underbody does indeed leave little of the original left.


Next I put in the new floorpan onto which I planed to build the bodywork.




Then comes the compartment sides,the glacis plate, the roof and the rear doors.
It actually starts to look like the PbV, in outline at least.


You will of course notice that I have left the tricky bit, i.e. the curved side panels till later.
regards
GaryKato
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 11:52 AM UTC
Wow! I am looking forward to seeing your Pbv302 build!
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 02:38 PM UTC
No kidding, I second Gary's enthusiasm! Looks like some sweet scratchbuilding
ptruhe
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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:06 AM UTC
Great PBV 301 scratch build and thanks for the progress photos. Very informative.

Too bad you had to hack up a M548 hull and not a standard M113.

Paul
brynje
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 03:16 AM UTC
Hey guys. I've painted the first figure. If you've got some tips or whatever before I paint the rest let me know Im not much of a figure painter .

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