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Truck and Trailer Campaign
andrsd
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Idaho, United States
Joined: February 12, 2017
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 05:41 AM UTC
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 02:01 PM UTC
Excellent job, David.
What main color code and brand do you use on the kit?
K.
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: September 30, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 07:03 PM UTC
Wow, really nice finish, David! Like the way the lights stand out on the green. Will you add more weathering to it?
andrsd
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 10:24 PM UTC
Mr. K: Tamiya acrylics, it is a mix: 4x XF-67 (NATO green) : 1x XF-10 (Flat brown).

Cristian: More weathering is to come: tires, stripped paint on the truck bed and some dust and dirt. This only has a black/brown wash applied and some minor surface rust on the chassis (which is not really visible on the picture).
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 02:53 AM UTC
That's a fine-looking truck, David!
andrsd
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 11:59 PM UTC
I switched gears this weekend and made some progress on the D-30. Used a lot of PE parts from Eduard on the SKIF kit. Almost the same number of PEs as plastic ones ;-)



I know that the legs should be extended all the way back, this position was used for airbrushing and picture taking ;-) The howitzer will be displayed in a "packed" state.
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 08:00 PM UTC
Here is the final version with my "Improvised Ingenuity" campaign build.

This is what I was loosely following



Close enough for government work





ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 08:13 PM UTC
Consider that one nailed, Mark!
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#399
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 07:50 PM UTC
Very cool, Mark!

I was originally going to do the new Takom V2 and Meillerwagen for this campaign, but recently got asked to do an RAF airfield recovery set as part of a display for the Miltary Aviation Museum so that's what I'll enter in this campaign:



ltb073
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 07:56 PM UTC
Nicely done Mark I love mixing builds from other campaigns into one
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 08:07 PM UTC
That looks very cool, Mark! Looking forward to your build!
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:48 PM UTC
Great finish Mark!

Love the FAMO and Bridger combo - GREAT!
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 12:30 AM UTC
Hey folks, the Dragon Ketten and gun bombed. So, I've cracked open this. Will you allow this kit?



If so, here's my start (started this yesterday):





Being unemployed allows for more time I guess. I'm surprised at how quick I'm building this. There are plenty of fiddly bits and the instructions can be confusing, but it goes together pretty well.

Mike
Bigred69
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Armed Forces Europe, United States
Joined: December 27, 2015
KitMaker: 276 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 11:15 PM UTC
Hello Mike, Ah the M65 Atomic cannon, one of my favorite beasts from the cold war. I will follow your build. I have the same kit too!
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 05:37 AM UTC
Hey Ronnie, the build has gone rather quick:



Hashing out paint right now. Dragon's instructions call for RLM 62 Green. Way too light. So, I'm playing with Tamiya OD and JA green.

Mike
27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 02:46 AM UTC
Not really making much progress here. Looking to see if anyone has a solution to making these trailer tires look like something. Seem impervious to all primers and paints.






165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 06:07 AM UTC
Clean up the trailer tires and then use pastels to give em that "used" look. Works for me. Can't treat em like hard plastic.



Tractor/Trailer combo is looking real good! You're making me want to build one of my own.
27-1025
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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 08:37 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Clean up the trailer tires and then use pastels to give em that "used" look. Works for me. Can't treat em like hard plastic.



Tractor/Trailer combo is looking real good! You're making me want to build one of my own.



Great details but be forewarned the fit starting forward of the firewall is a pig. Put it aside for a month out of frustration and just getting back to it.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 07:38 PM UTC
Round two of paint - original paint was a bit too dark. This is much better (and lighter in person):



Mike
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#399
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 09:55 PM UTC
Looks quite big, although not as big as a Ratte [Ahem]...

TacFireGuru
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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 06:34 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks quite big, although not as big as a Ratte [Ahem]...



It's actually quite small and easily displayed. Dragon did make an error in its design: the "rear" truck (on the left) will not turn completely and the cannon barrel will not depress and "lock" in place because the barrel assembly is too long. Too long, because Dragon did not account for the fact that the barrel/breech will hydraulically move to the rear for transport. Oh well, still a neat little model.

Mike

Heh, tiny compared to a....um.....Ratte....
Namabiiru
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#399
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 11:15 PM UTC
Hi, all! I got some primer down on some of the subassemblies and did the wood grain on the floor of the recovery trailer:


My original plan had been to paint the base color over everything and then use the hairspray technique to reveal much of the underlying wood; however, the instructions say to do the whole floor as bare wood. What do you guys think?

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 01:40 AM UTC
I like the bare wood. These guys didn't have time to paint everything!
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#399
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 04:38 AM UTC
Thanks, Clayton. Guess I'm not sure how it came from the factory, but I'm leaning more toward leaving the floor unpainted.

165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 06:49 AM UTC
I too vote for the bare flooring. Even if they painted the entire vehicle coming out of the assembly shop this trailer was used for aircraft movement and salvage. The decking would therefore quickly get scratched up and the wood would weather.

I suspect the trailer was painted first to cover all the metal parts and then the wood decking added.