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Truck and Trailer Campaign
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 05:09 AM UTC
More done: wheels/tires, some of the detail painting, cab interior, etc.

Need to get the windows in and paint all the lights/mirrors and the like. Then decals.



Mike
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 05:31 AM UTC
Hello Mike, your model is looking good! Keep up the good work. Ronnie
Bluestab
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 11:40 PM UTC
Sorry for the lack of progress pictures. For a re-cap, I'm building a Zvezda Gaz-AAA truck pulling a Miniart Field Kitchen.

Truck can assembled and mounted to frame. The bed is just sitting on the frame to see how it looks. At that point I was debating on adding the canvas top, having it open, or scratching a frame and top. I'll probably just leave it open.
truck-trailer_06

Suspension time. The kit kit suspension is highly simplified and goes together well. There is a good bit of clean-up needed...but that could be said for the kit as a whole. The front suspension is very crude and some parts are noted in the instructions as needing to be modified.
truck-trailer_07

Suspension assembled and mounted to frame.
truck-trailer_08

Wheels and bed on.
truck-trailer_09

Both the Gaz and field kitchen were weathered. I left off the markings, though I might add them before it is officially done. I am basically done with it now, but I do want to add cargo to the bed. The last two photos have "test cargo". The next update should have the finished pictures and I'll officially call it done then.
truck-trailer_10

truck-trailer_11

truck-trailer_12

truck-trailer_13

EDIT: Re-hosted photos.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 02:28 AM UTC
Looking very good, Alex!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 04:50 PM UTC
Very cool, Alex. Looks nice!

andrsd
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 07:23 AM UTC
Some pictures of the final build (the first one is in the campaign gallery)












Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 04:24 PM UTC
That turned out great, David!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 06:31 PM UTC
Fine looking truck, David!
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#399
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 01:36 AM UTC
Progress on the RAF recovery vehicles:



Next: washes and filters.

andrsd
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 07:30 PM UTC
Thanks guys! I am myself surprised with the final result as well :-)

Some behind the scenes rumor: The decals for the Czechoslovakian army in the kit were bad. The red field should be always at the bottom, so the decals need to be different for each side, but the kit provided the same roundel which would result in a bad insignia on one side. Also the decals felt apart after dipping them in water (I guess age). So I had to steal it from another kit I had around.

Also, this kit did not provide a license plate for the Czechoslovakian army, just Russian and Ukrainian, so I had to make it myself. I looked at some other more recent kits from ICM where they provide decals for the CS army and they fixed all these issues, which is good news.
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#399
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 06:23 PM UTC
Here's my finished contribution to the campaign:


Pretty standard 1:76 Airfix kit--Pretty basic stuff with little detail. Windows all had to be made from scratch.

TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 04:59 AM UTC
Calling this build done. Nice kit - wish I had a second one to build WITHOUT Dragon's instructions. Thinking the Renwal/Revell may be on my future list.





Mike
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 04:21 PM UTC
Looks awesome, Mike!

Bigred69
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 03:03 AM UTC
Hi Mike, I see what you mean with the Barrel too far forward! you did a nice job with the build.
Ronnie
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 05:21 AM UTC
Nice progress everyone
I pulled my kit of of the stash this weekend to take my start up photo photo P1100319_zpsltgqltvv.jpg
looks like a fun kit with full interior  photo P1100321_zpszksdeerv.jpg
should start soon
Kanguroo
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 06:39 PM UTC
Hi,

I continue my kit. A slow progress on Takom's semi-trailer.




Regards,
K.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 07:06 PM UTC
Nice work on the Russian trailer!
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 07:09 PM UTC
Update on an earlier post regarding building the original first prototype Porsche RSO.
I recently enlarged the trailer to better match the proportions of the towing vehicle.



165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 07:26 PM UTC
Started this truck/trailer build project for Armorama back in April:

Check it out over at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=257177





ltb073
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 06:38 AM UTC
So dont know what happened to my start photo but here is my progress
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This little guy comes with a full interior
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Tools didnt have molded in clamps so I went into the spare box
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And Ready for some paint
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ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 07:09 AM UTC
Ok here is 1 from what PB was holing as Ransom

Paint has been applied and is read for the tracks
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 01:39 AM UTC
Coming along
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 11:51 AM UTC
Just enlisted.
I noticed this campaign few days ago so I lost the opportunity to participate with a build I finished a month ago...



Will participate with Sd.Kfz. 6/1 towing the sFH 18 like they were used in Royal Bulgarian Army during WWII.

This is the sFH 18:



It was started on June 26th and needs weathering, which will be done once the Sd.Kfz. 6/1 is ready.I participated with it in Artillery Campaign 2017, but withdrew it and will build another gun instead of it.

Starting picture for the Sd.Kfz. 6/1


Removed by original poster on 07/06/17 - 15:38:47 (GMT).
Aiglos_and_Narsil
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 04:09 AM UTC
I'll join with Dragon's Sd.Kfz 10 towing a pak 38.





The hull for this thing is way smaller than I expected.



Work mostly complete on the engine, transmission assembly and dashboard. Lot of tiny parts here.