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What the Flak? Official Campaign
wedgetail53
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 10:08 PM UTC
G'day fellas

Having trouble remembering how to upload photos.

Please be patient!

Regards

Rob

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wedgetail53
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Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 10:46 PM UTC
As you can see from the deleted posts - still trying . . .



Finally - a successful start photo!!

regards

Rob
CmdrCody
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 01:47 AM UTC
Here are my two doner kits. Both AFV. I hope to get started this week. Don M.
rcnpthfndr
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Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 07:03 AM UTC
my project for this campaign

Namabiiru
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#399
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Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 10:12 AM UTC
That looks cool.

wedgetail53
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Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 05:15 PM UTC
G'day fellas

I've purchased a few extras to go with my Sd. Kfz. 7/2 (not that I suffer from AMS or anything like that . .

First, just about everything that Griffon Model can think of to replace with brass:



Second, some extra shells from Orange Hobby (there are also some in the Griffon pack):



Last but not least, a better barrel from RB Model:



Regards

Rob
wedgetail53
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Posted: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 05:26 PM UTC
Me again

I'll be basing my build on this photo, which shows a Luftwaffe Sd. Kfz. 7/2 in Rome in 1944. The build will be similar to this pic, but not exactly the same, as, after adding all that brass detailing, I'll want to open up doors and engine access panels to show off my efforts



If anybody can recommend a source for Luftwaffe flak crew in tropical dress (such as shown above) I'd love to hear, as at the moment I'm going to be using some Afrika Korps figures, somewhat modified.

Regards

Rob
Bluestab
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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 09:52 AM UTC
My SA-2 arrived this morning...so starter pictures. I'll start building tonight. I'm looking forward to this one.





MLD
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Posted: Friday, August 08, 2014 - 01:29 AM UTC

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my project for this campaign




I'm sorry...

It is a cool looking vehicle , but Skif. Uuuggghhh...
With the Trumpeter zu-23 and some hope of a mtlb in the future, and knowing Trumpy's habit of multiple versions, I will probably wait.

I am in with the 23-2 as a stand alone kit, and i might even finish in time.
Mike
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Posted: Friday, August 08, 2014 - 03:26 AM UTC
i know Skif. neat kit all the same. plus if it gets crushed when i move back to the states from Kuwait i wont lose any sleep.
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#399
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Posted: Friday, August 08, 2014 - 11:29 AM UTC
Okay, Flakkers, I finally was able to get a photo of my kit, but I'm in a quandary--looking for comments from the peanut gallery.




I have the Tamiya Mobelwagen with 2.0cm flakvierling mounted, which never went to production--just a prototype for demo. I have a PE update for the 3.7cm production Mobelwagen, and I have a Great Wall trailer-mounted 3.7. the question is whether to do the quad from the kit, or try to swap out with the 3.7 (I have brass barrels for both). What do you guys think?

wedgetail53
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Posted: Friday, August 08, 2014 - 11:58 AM UTC
Mark

I'd go for the Flak 43 - far more chance of finding references.

Regards

Rob
Nito74
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Posted: Friday, August 08, 2014 - 12:33 PM UTC
I'm with either a 8t halftrack from Trumpeter or a Tamyia flak panzer, but I'm too busy at the moment to start this one, a few more weeks...
hofpig
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Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 12:54 AM UTC
My start pic.



The desert patrol version is only there for the glassware.

Paul
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 07:12 AM UTC
Changed my mind in-between 2 posts... that's a record for me



This will be my entry !
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 02:27 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Okay, Flakkers, I finally was able to get a photo of my kit, but I'm in a quandary--looking for comments from the peanut gallery.




I have the Tamiya Mobelwagen with 2.0cm flakvierling mounted, which never went to production--just a prototype for demo. I have a PE update for the 3.7cm production Mobelwagen, and I have a Great Wall trailer-mounted 3.7. the question is whether to do the quad from the kit, or try to swap out with the 3.7 (I have brass barrels for both). What do you guys think?




Mark,
That's the old school tamiya kit, pretty rough by today's standards. There is a more modern release, 1/35 Military Miniatures Series No. 237 (ITEM 35237) that has the 'right' gun AND is a more modern tooling.

For all the work you would do to the gun, to put it on the ancient Tamiya hull would be anti-climactic.

So my $0.02 would be to enter just the gun with all the goodies added.

Or just build the Tamiya kit as is, knowing flaws and all

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 03:08 PM UTC
Just signed up for this one ,, I will be building this which i have wanted to build for years now ,, now i have a reason too



Cheers

Phill
wedgetail53
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Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 07:42 PM UTC
Phil

That is one BIG gun . . .

Regards

Rob
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 07:49 PM UTC
Rob mate that two big guns ,,hopefully not a nightmare to build ..but i sure gonna find out .


Cheers

Phill
Bluestab
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Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 09:01 AM UTC
I started on the SA-2 Thursday night and got some work done over the weekend.

It's larger than I thought it would be. We start with the missile. Two halves required some cleanup. I used tube glue to put them together. Clamped them and moved over to the Booster unit while that dried.




The booster unit was pretty straight-forward. I did have to elrage the location holes for the booster to attach tot he main missile.






Missile assembled. It's large. How large? Comparison picture included. The WIP pictures of the main missile weren't really usable. Basically, it's adding the stabilizer fins.




I've started on the launcher but I'll probably wait until I get a bit further along before posting any pictures of that. I'm enjoying this build. I'm already thinking of picking up another one. Maybe I'll mount the pair on a set of book ends. Or maybe, the next one will might find itself mounted on a turretless T55 or T62.
Namabiiru
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#399
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Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:13 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

Okay, Flakkers, I finally was able to get a photo of my kit, but I'm in a quandary--looking for comments from the peanut gallery.




I have the Tamiya Mobelwagen with 2.0cm flakvierling mounted, which never went to production--just a prototype for demo. I have a PE update for the 3.7cm production Mobelwagen, and I have a Great Wall trailer-mounted 3.7. the question is whether to do the quad from the kit, or try to swap out with the 3.7 (I have brass barrels for both). What do you guys think?




Mark,
That's the old school tamiya kit, pretty rough by today's standards. There is a more modern release, 1/35 Military Miniatures Series No. 237 (ITEM 35237) that has the 'right' gun AND is a more modern tooling.

For all the work you would do to the gun, to put it on the ancient Tamiya hull would be anti-climactic.

So my $0.02 would be to enter just the gun with all the goodies added.

Or just build the Tamiya kit as is, knowing flaws and all

Mike



I think that's a good call, Mike. When I was building as a teenager I always thought the Mobelwagen looked pretty cool, and when I stumbled on one in a second-hand store while helping a friend load a cabinet he bought, well, I just had to grab it.

BT BT

Alex,
Coming along nicely. I like your part holders--they're nuts!

I had made a custom alignment jig to make sure the upper and lower stages were in perfect alignment, but it looks like your solution worked just as well without all that nasty effort and stuff.

pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:54 AM UTC
Hello all,
I am starting with this



I wish everyone have fun.

Paweł