login   |    register
Campaigns: Completed Campaigns
Campaigns that are completed should be grouped here.
Hosted by John Pereira
The Pacific H+70 Years Campaign Thread
white4doc
#429
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 14, 2003
KitMaker: 1,022 posts
Armorama: 900 posts
Posted: Friday, September 04, 2015 - 07:02 PM UTC
Marcos, looks good, glad to have you join us!
DanielChavez
Visit this Community
California, United States
Joined: May 11, 2010
KitMaker: 87 posts
Armorama: 4 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 06:18 AM UTC
Greetings!

I've been planning on building the Commanders/ISW 1/350 USS Benson DD-421 for this Campaign. I placed orders with two different reputable online Hobby stores back on Aug 18 and I'm still waiting for them to arrive! One of the stores made an honest mistake and forgot to include the Gold Medal Models PE set. They've already corrected their "oops" and I should be receiving it Wednesday. The other company remains a mystery at the moment. I've not been able to reach them through email or phone calls (???). They've always been great in the past, so I'm going to keep trying to resolve this amicably.

In the meantime, here's my Starting Pic with the date. She's the USS Benson, but the resin kit comes with both flat-sided and round funnels to allow for building a Benson OR Gleaves unit.

Right now I'm leaning towards a Gleaves unit with a rounded bridge (some had squared bridges), most likely the USS Grayson DD-435.

I'm not very adept at adding pictures, so I hope this works!

rolltide31
#377
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 1,383 posts
Armorama: 93 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 04:28 PM UTC
Hi all,

Due to real life interuptions my progress on the USS Herrmann has stopped but hopefully that will change soon.

Updates to follow

With that i have a question for admin, any chance the end date for thisCampain can be extended for say three to four weeks

Dave
Nito74
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
KitMaker: 5,378 posts
Armorama: 4,721 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 05:46 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi all,

Due to real life interuptions my progress on the USS Herrmann has stopped but hopefully that will change soon.

Updates to follow

With that i have a question for admin, any chance the end date for thisCampain can be extended for say three to four weeks

Dave




Ok. New Deadline
ENDS: October 20th, 2015
rolltide31
#377
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 1,383 posts
Armorama: 93 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 06:49 PM UTC
John,

That's great. Thank you so much. That'll give me plenty of time

Dave
eMan
#298
Visit this Community
Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,092 posts
Armorama: 626 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 09:13 AM UTC
Type 4 "Chi-To" progress update.



white4doc
#429
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 14, 2003
KitMaker: 1,022 posts
Armorama: 900 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 06:04 PM UTC
Looks really good, can't wait to see it with paint on it! How is everyone else doing?
dioman13
Visit this Community
Indiana, United States
Joined: August 19, 2007
KitMaker: 2,184 posts
Armorama: 1,468 posts
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 08:28 AM UTC
Having one heck of a battle getting off the beach.
white4doc
#429
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 14, 2003
KitMaker: 1,022 posts
Armorama: 900 posts
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 05:49 PM UTC
Bob,

Issue in doubt? Sounds like you need a fire mission from either the 10th Marines or the Ringgold at the line of departure. Seriously though, did you run into a road block?
rolltide31
#377
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 1,383 posts
Armorama: 93 posts
Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 01:53 PM UTC
hey yall,

Well the USS Heermann hit he drydock and the ship builders went right to work. They started on the MK37 gun director. The kit part was pretty plain so I decided to add some detail.



and here is the finished product





after that I prepped everything for priming



and then masked for the camouflage



That is all for now but I have already painted the light gray. Some touchup are required but that will come this weekend.

more to follow

Dave

rolltide31
#377
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 1,383 posts
Armorama: 93 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 07:51 PM UTC
Hi all,

Here are some updated photos of the USS Heermann.

Hope you enjoy.











The funnels and torpedo tubes are dry fitted at this point. Hope to have more soon.

thanks for looking

Dave
dioman13
Visit this Community
Indiana, United States
Joined: August 19, 2007
KitMaker: 2,184 posts
Armorama: 1,468 posts
Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 08:02 AM UTC
Hey John,Just ran into some nasty inter locking m.g. fire with stubborn defence, movin in land now. Situation report now, we are wining. Marine with the satchel charge is finally done. Just finding the right arms was a P.I.T.A. but I like the way he came out. Have a few extra supporting figures on the way thanks to Taffy 3,my good friend Al. 15 figures and the bunker with ammo crates and 3 55 gal. drums takes a lot of figuring to get it laid out just right. Lets toss in 2 palm trees and a scared rat too. Will mix and pour it all out on the 4x6 inch base. The extra month dead line came in real handy for me.
white4doc
#429
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 14, 2003
KitMaker: 1,022 posts
Armorama: 900 posts
Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 05:21 PM UTC
Excellent! It's always those stubborn positions that throw a monkey wrench into the works. Looking forward to pics!
dioman13
Visit this Community
Indiana, United States
Joined: August 19, 2007
KitMaker: 2,184 posts
Armorama: 1,468 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 08:07 AM UTC
Monkey wrench was pretty big so I just threw it back. lol.
BoiseBlade
#0
Visit this Community
Idaho, United States
Joined: February 28, 2014
KitMaker: 342 posts
Armorama: 41 posts
Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 02:21 AM UTC
Well, Attempts at making water for the Japanese destroyer failed miserably last few days. Arg!

Back to drawing board. I may just use some kind of casting plaster painted instead of clear epoxy.
The epoxy never looked like I wanted it to, even using hair dryer for making waves....
I do like the translucent look of it though a lot.

Who knows, I have 25 days
eMan
#298
Visit this Community
Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,092 posts
Armorama: 626 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 01:55 PM UTC
Progress update, just finished the camo painting.



dioman13
Visit this Community
Indiana, United States
Joined: August 19, 2007
KitMaker: 2,184 posts
Armorama: 1,468 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 01:58 AM UTC
My first set of Japanese must of got sunk by a Gato, never made it from the out for delivery to my house, so just ordered another set from MegaHobby. Should be here by the weekend. In the mean time I replaced the flamethrower Marine with one getting ready to toss in a grenade. It fits the senario much better. Still crowding in more figures and equipment onto the small base. Never thought I could put so many figures on a 4X6 inch base and still have a consivable story.
panzerman1
Visit this Community
Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 380 posts
Armorama: 241 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 04:28 AM UTC
So awesome builds being done...love the Japanese armor.
Keep up the good work guys.
Bill.
rolltide31
#377
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 1,383 posts
Armorama: 93 posts
Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10:52 PM UTC
Hi all,

I wanted to thank you for the extension but it appears that even with that I am not going to be able to finish. I probably need another two weeks. In my rush to get finished before Friday I started making mistakes and the paint is not as clean as I would prefer.

I want to thank you for the opportunity of joining this campaign and everyone is doing great work. I look forward to seeing the campaign gallery upon the end.

thanks again all.

Dave
eMan
#298
Visit this Community
Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,092 posts
Armorama: 626 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 05:46 AM UTC
Finemolds 1/35 Type 4 "Chi-To" finished.


Scoutmaster
Visit this Community
Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: March 05, 2010
KitMaker: 81 posts
Armorama: 79 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 08:04 PM UTC
Here's my update and the conclusion of my LTV(A)-1 Build:

1) Painted the running gear/tracks and completed the rest of the assembly:



2) Added Radio antenna cut from 0.3mm brass rod and painted flat black as primer:


3) Painted the assembly with Olive Drab and applied the decals:


Finally completed my build! I've posted additional photos of the finished kit in the Gallery.
BoiseBlade
#0
Visit this Community
Idaho, United States
Joined: February 28, 2014
KitMaker: 342 posts
Armorama: 41 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 03:35 AM UTC
Well, It looks like I will not make the deadline.
Friday while preparing for the Boise Show and Contest in my rush to get other models boxed up a drop one on my Japanese destroyer. I wasn't quite done doing the riggings or the base. but thought I would get it done by today anyway.
But alas it now needs major work so I di not even attempt to finish it.
But I will keep going on it more slowly now and probably correct a few things I did not like to much.

Congrats to all who finished the build the models look very good.

Jeff D
dioman13
Visit this Community
Indiana, United States
Joined: August 19, 2007
KitMaker: 2,184 posts
Armorama: 1,468 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 11:34 AM UTC
Sorry to hear that Jeff. Damage to a build is a great destoryer of motivation. I had dropped mine but the damage was not too bad for a 1/35th bunker at the beginning of the build but would be just too much at this point.. I can just short of imagine what happens to a ship or aircraft. Well this weekend I take my inprogress photos and then get them on the site here. The most dreaded part of any campaogn for me. Then off to the paint factory department. I was pushing for one more figure tonight but the base was having none of that. So I put it down and walked away till tomarrow. Shafest move at this point... Still looking for a title that will fit it as I go along.


Nito74
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
KitMaker: 5,378 posts
Armorama: 4,721 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 11:15 PM UTC
Ribbons sent !

Congrats to all, hope everyone had fun !!
Namabiiru
#399
Visit this Community
Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
KitMaker: 2,736 posts
Armorama: 1,831 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 11:39 PM UTC
Tough break, Jeff! Sorry to hear that. Man, what a bummer.