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retiredyank
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 01:27 AM UTC
Don't forget to post photos of the completed build to the campaign gallery. I am going to build Academy's M18 Hellcat, as I found it in my stash and want to make sure to complete this one. I have to order some more etch, for the Abrams and have yet to make it past the running gear.
erichvon
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 02:41 AM UTC
Bloody typical! Painted the SS driver up in peas pattern, looking good but doesn't bloody fit! Thought fine I just won't have a driver now where's the steering wheel. Vanished Now searching for a scrap jeep to nick the steering wheel off. Think there's one in the loft....
retiredyank
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 03:17 AM UTC

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Bloody typical! Painted the SS driver up in peas pattern, looking good but doesn't bloody fit! Thought fine I just won't have a driver now where's the steering wheel. Vanished Now searching for a scrap jeep to nick the steering wheel off. Think there's one in the loft....



Always. ALWAYS test fit. I learned to build the etch, before touching the styrene. Lost many a piece, before. You could try to locate one, in the buy/sell forum.?
erichvon
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 07:46 AM UTC
I usually do Matt but have no idea why I didn't this time. Stupidity on my part lol. I've found another one now so I can add the final part
LowFiveJoe
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 05:15 PM UTC
I was able to get some building AND paint slinging done this weekend. Here is the chassis built up



It's a pretty simple build in 1/72 so I decided to compensate with paint. I'm trying out "real metal" techniques (I think that's what it called); the first attempt was a chocolate brown with rust tones speckled on.



I toned it down with a few coats of a light rust tone and added some OD here and there.



I'm going to add some rusty washes to tie it all together. Since it won't really be all that visible, I thought it would be a good chance to experiment.

And finally, the "people compartments"



Similar rusty treatment to the deck and running boards.
LowFiveJoe
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 04:32 PM UTC
I made some more progress this week. The body is assembled and I shot a base coat Tamiya XF-62.





The coat came out a lot greener than I had expected, but then again, I'm still new to acrylics. I'm sure the oil dot method, washes, and etc will change it up a bit.
Hammerhead11
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 08:57 PM UTC
Construction on the M10 is complete and it's all ready for paint.




shorty53
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 04:51 PM UTC
M4 Mortar Carrier, started to get a few bits together.

retiredyank
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 05:26 PM UTC
Brett: I love the turret armor. I have been meaning to do the same to a M36.

John: She's coming along, nicely.

I have ordered some parts to build an M1A2 Tusk II.
Bravo1102
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 03:30 PM UTC
Really nice work everyone. Still trying to clear the workbench of accumulated junk to get started.
windysean
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 10:22 PM UTC

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Really nice work everyone. Still trying to clear the workbench of accumulated junk to get started.


Yep, that's where I am too!
-Sean H.
Hammerhead11
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 12:49 AM UTC

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Brett: I love the turret armor. I have been meaning to do the same to a M36.



Thanks! I've always felt that the open topped tank destroyers looked better with something up top. But thats just my personal opinion. I should have more photos up soon, I've managed to prime the tank and get the first few coats of paint on.
Bravo1102
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 09:02 PM UTC

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Really nice work everyone. Still trying to clear the workbench of accumulated junk to get started.


Yep, that's where I am too!
-Sean H.



I managed to clear off part of the work bench. An all metal 1/32 Napoleon 12 pounder Cannon is kind of small so I started cleaning it up. Pictures taken, just have to upload them. US cannon in the Civil War were painted green.
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 03:53 AM UTC
I started on the hull of my M46 early Dragon kits can have fit issues and a bit of flash.

Tom
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 10:59 AM UTC

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I started on the hull of my M46 early Dragon kits can have fit issues and a bit of flash.

Tom



It is common on the Imperial series and before.
TankSGT
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 01:35 PM UTC
I built the M26A1 quite awhile ago forgot about the issues. It's nothing a little old time model building can't handle. All these new wonder kits have us a bit spoiled.

Tom
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 05:27 PM UTC
After a week on the road, I was able to make some progress over the weekend. Here's the body prep'd for decals.



And a few after shots.





The OD paint really darkened up with the gloss coat. I'm currently working on some pin-washes, and once those dry (oil takes forever apparently) I'll start with oil dot streaking and such. I'm also scratch building some tarps, and working on the kit's MGs. I had started on a nice metal finish, but got ahead of myself and applied a wash which promptly lifted the base coat off. Doh! The base is a spare I had sitting around, I plan on starting a cobblestone street scene based on a photo.
Hammerhead11
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 11:17 PM UTC
LowFiveJoe - looking good!

I managed to grab a quick photo of my progress before turning in for the night. I have laid down the base coat of Tamiya Khaki Drap and added a few highlight coats by mixing in some flat yellow. I covered the whole model with Testors gloss coat and added the decals.
windysean
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 10:05 PM UTC

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The OD paint really darkened up with the gloss coat. I'm currently working on some pin-washes, and once those dry (oil takes forever apparently) I'll start with oil dot streaking and such. I'm also scratch building some tarps, and working on the kit's MGs. I had started on a nice metal finish, but got ahead of myself and applied a wash which promptly lifted the base coat off. Doh! The base is a spare I had sitting around, I plan on starting a cobblestone street scene based on a photo.


I found that too. I have only used oils once so far, but it took weeks to dry. I was told that what base coat you use makes a huge difference.
-Sean H.
LowFiveJoe
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 11:10 PM UTC
Windysean, I think your base coat comment is right on. The oil wash has evaporated nicely in my mixing cup, leaving a nice flat grime; the wash on the vehicle is still damp and glossy. Time will tell.

Hammerhead, M10 is looking good!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 08:31 AM UTC
I'll start off on my Italeri M4A1 Sherman in 1/72 scale. I got this kit for Christmas a few years ago. It's not my normal scale. This seemed like I good time to take a whack at it. My understanding is that this is a rebox of the Esci kit. Italeri added rubber band tracks. For its age and size, the moldings are pretty clean with not a lot of clean up needed.

Starter picture.


Stared with the suspension and lower hull. The lower hull is a multi-piece deal....which I dislike because most of the time they fit so-so. The suspension assemblies go together well. The suspension assemblies fit to the lower hull sides.


The kit comes with the choice of indie-links or rubberband links. I decided to go with the flexi tracks due to the size.


Assembled the lower hull. Fit was good. The kit comes with a floor plate and engine with driveshaft. You cannot see these so I decided to not use them. I did use the firewalls as they would add strength to the hull.





Upper hull added to the lower hull.


And that's it so far. There's not a lot to the kit. It has been alright to build. To be honest, I'm just building it to build it.
LowFiveJoe
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 05:21 PM UTC
Sweet, another braille-scale. I'll be interested to see your progress, especially at the paint and weathering stage.
Hammerhead11
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 04:32 AM UTC
The M10 is done. I'm not really good at taking in progress pictures so I'll post what I have. Over all I enjoyed the build, and I am happy with the results.

White Wash applied and weathered.

details Painted.

Completed Tank.







Comments and criticisms are desired.
TankSGT
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 07:47 AM UTC
Brett, that's a nice M10 your way ahead of me. My M46 hull.



Tom
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 09:49 AM UTC

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Brett, that's a nice M10 your way ahead of me. My M46 hull.



Tom, Thank you, Im excited to see your M46 progress.