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Winter Warriors campaign
GaryKato
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California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 08:07 PM UTC
I envy your scratch-building skills. Can hardly wait to see paint on it!
VLADPANZER
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Lebanon
Joined: December 20, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 07:25 AM UTC
If I were to join would two or three vignettes suffice to get a ribbon?
Sudzonic
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:20 PM UTC

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If I were to join would two or three vignettes suffice to get a ribbon?



That would be no problem at all I look forward to your progress.

Wow that is some excellent scratch building skills well done it is going to look good with the Swedish splinter cam on it.
BRAVO3
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: February 18, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 09:49 PM UTC
Time for the final update...

The Stridsfordon CV9040B is finished.
Some more pictures in the Campaign gallery...


brynje
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 28, 2010
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 05:09 AM UTC
Wow Thomas. You really nailed that camo! Really nice!
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 05:57 AM UTC
Agreed, very nice indeed. Any chance you'd be planning a STRV 103 build in the near future?
BRAVO3
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 05:57 AM UTC
Brynje,

thanks for your comment.
mecanix
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Kerry, Ireland
Joined: March 03, 2003
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 11:19 AM UTC
I agree, fine work Thomas.
Thats the look I hope to achieve, hope I can.
regards
Paddy
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 08:47 PM UTC
Thanks Jeremy and Paddy for your comments.

@Jeremy: Never thought about the Strv 103. May be I will build it when the time has come...
Sudzonic
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 09:56 PM UTC
Well done Thomas it looks great, and you are the first to finish remember to upload your pic's to the gallery.

VLADPANZER
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Lebanon
Joined: December 20, 2010
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 11:21 PM UTC
Hi all,
Thomas: That is a great looking model!!

A lot of great stuff going on in this campaign, looking forward to seeing the progress.

Just joined this campaign, hoping to improve my figure painting and display skills. This is my progress until now:



This is my first vignette for this campaign, German ski troop struggling against the snow and cold. I want to add a dog to the scene, but I don’t know where I can find one, does anyone know which company makes them?
The boxes in the back ground are the sets I will be using.

Regards,



BRAVO3
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:02 AM UTC

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Well done Thomas it looks great, and you are the first to finish remember to upload your pic's to the gallery.




Thank you, the images are uploaded to the campaign gallery, already.
VLADPANZER
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Lebanon
Joined: December 20, 2010
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 07:10 AM UTC
Hi again,

This is my progress, I got to paint two of the heads and used putty to fill in some of the gaps (but I have problems with the putty). Almost done with my first figure.





Advice on the figure would be appreciated!
Sudzonic
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 08:55 AM UTC
Great work Vladimir keep it up.

ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 08:59 AM UTC

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Advice on the figure would be appreciated!



Figures are looking great the only advice that a novices like myself could give is not to forget to add some mud and scruff marks to those snow white uniforms
meaty_hellhound
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: July 23, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 03:46 AM UTC
great work everyone, Vlad i replied to your question. if you need any more info don't hesitate to ask. white uniforms are by far the hardest task as any flaws pop out on the stark clothing. keep it rolling buddy. cheers, bd.
mecanix
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Kerry, Ireland
Joined: March 03, 2003
KitMaker: 201 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:27 AM UTC
I decided to save some time and cut a few corners so, instead of building the PvB's 20mm turret I decided to approach Matthias Roth of MR Modellbau who make an M113 upgrade kit to produce a Swiss 1/35th Schuetzenpanzer 63/89 with includes such a turret. This he did cheaply and swiftly.

some of the parts go straight into the spares box but the rest provide a sound basis for building the original Swedish version. However when I checked it against a set of turret drawings from the Swedish Armour Museum it came out slightly short and the slope of the turret on the right-hand side appeared a little shallow.

This was easily fixed by fitting a slightly oval card base plate of the right thickness to raise the height and by wrapping a thin piece of card around the turret side and the edge of the new base and trimming to fit.
Then it was a matter of re-fitting the Swedish parts, replacing the iron ring sight with the new type, replacing lift rings with brass,adding weld seams and smoke dispensers and changing the resin 20mm barrel to brass tube.



My final fix list is now down to 5 items so I think I can call it finished-ish.
Now for the masking
warreni
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: August 14, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 06:05 PM UTC
Hi Fellow Winter Warriors (well pretend anyway)

Here is my finished T-34/76 Stalingrad in 1/35. I tried to simulate the finish as it could have looked in the mud of late winter with most of the whitewash worn off by the effects of the weather.




Oops.. I just noticed I didn't paint the rims of the road wheels. Will have to go and do that later.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers
Warren
meaty_hellhound
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 05:14 AM UTC
though the weather outside is frightful, the modeling bench inside is delightful... let it snow, let snow...

here's my contribution to the Winter Warriors Campaign, two germans in M43 rabbit fur parkas for my Red Rain diorama:




lots of great works presented here and kudos to a great campaign. cheers, bd.
Sudzonic
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 07:25 AM UTC
Great work guys well done..

Warren.. well done you are the second person past the goal posts nice one mate.



Mecanix.. I really envy you your skills, your build is looking fantastic you are really putting the work in to it I am looking forward to seeing the winter splinter cam on it.

Bruce.. your figures are looking good as well well done.
warreni
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 07:55 AM UTC
Thanks Scott.

I tried for something a bit different with the T-34 and I think I achieved my aim.

Bruce d, it would have been hell fighting on the Eastern Front yet you don't hear of ex German soldiers screaming for compensation from the state. You appear to have made the figure look extremely cold with the grey colouring for the skin and the apparent frost on the helmet.
mecanix
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Kerry, Ireland
Joined: March 03, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:23 AM UTC
Tracks need sorting and adjusting but as far as the build goes I will call that finished.




Paint at the week-end, lucky me.
Gentlemen thank you all for your kind words.
regards
beefy66
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Joined: October 22, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 12:08 AM UTC
Gents I,ve been missing for a while due to computer problems which is now fixed and no more hassle but I,ve still managed to follow the builds.
Bruce great figures
Mecanix fantastic build work
Warren love the look of the T34
Here is my poor atempt at figures to go with my T34

Still a lot of work to get them finnished and installed on the back of the T34
warreni
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 07:35 AM UTC
Thanks Keith. Figures are one thing I just can't come at fr some reason, and I have heaps in the unbuilt models cupboard...
Sudzonic
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 03:17 AM UTC
Great progress guys well done.

Here is a small update for you all. the P.E hell continues...