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Trumpeter Campaign Mk.3
69mudbone
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 01:13 AM UTC
Hi Guys, WIP update first coat of paint on, attaching skirts. Oh did I mention I hate rubber tracks images
terminators
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 03:56 AM UTC
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No name in the Tankograd Fennek Book. They say that:
'in order to prevent revealing light reflections from the windows, special, finely woven plastic screens can be mounted'.



OK thank you. The purpose of this element is interesting, however, I 'm not sure another vehicle has a similar system.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:47 AM UTC
Done with washes, and dry brushing here and there. I thought originally to do some rain marks, but in all of my reference pictures I see none. Since this cammo was only used for exhibit purposes, it looks spotless on most pictures. Therefore, I am thinking not to go into any more weathering.


zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:49 AM UTC
Added a couple of figures and I think I am pretty much done:



zorrolobo
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:50 AM UTC
Some final pictures:





ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 08:15 PM UTC
Superb work, Marcos, Very Nice!
69mudbone
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 08:42 PM UTC
Very well done, unique camo
canismalus
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 09:02 PM UTC
Hi Marcos,

Great job on the T-90.

Jerry
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:29 PM UTC
The T-90 looks really fantastic. The figures too.

Best

Chris
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:37 PM UTC
This T90 looks original with his angular camouflage scheme.
zorrolobo
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 12:02 AM UTC
Thank you guys. It was a fun build.cheers!
Hangelafette
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 09:29 PM UTC
Hi all, I am in with Trumpeter's SA-8 Gecko.

I was leaning towards a vehicle in Ukrainian service, I have a nice set of decals from Echelon. The only issue being that all of the Ukrainian vehicles I have seen have a small radar (IFF?) mounted above the target acquisition radar. The Trumpeter kit is an earlier version without it.

Marcos - Terrific looking T-90!!!

-Nate
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 04:56 AM UTC
@Marcos

Great work on the T-90 !! Congrats
Don't forget to post a photo in the KitMaker Campaign Gallery.

@Nate

I started that one in December, still working on the interior decals.

Anyway I forgot to post my build,








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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 04:59 AM UTC






mechaman
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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 01:30 AM UTC
All finished my C1 Ariete! this was a nice kit to build and the tank itself looks cool. With the paint job being green overall, including all of the tools, i tried to layer shades of Nato green of different shades to give it a different look.

Pre Shading


Base Coat & Road Wheels was done with a mixture of 85% Vallejo Nato Green and 15% white as Italian tanks tend to look like a lighter shade compared to the Nato Green on German Leopards


After the base coat i dry brushed on darker Tamiya Nato Green to give it a more two toned look. I also wanted this Ariete to look well used so i gave it some mud which helped it break up the green as well.





I know the tracks are free of mud! That will be coming as i am adding a simple base, and will get them done then.
69mudbone
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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:17 PM UTC
Hi Guys, WIP update, finished Assembly, base coat of paint and clear coat. Will do the decals and some weathering. Straightforward build although the skirts are a tad to long
upload gif from url
terminators
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM UTC
Hi guys ! Just finished another campaign, I'm ready for this great one ! Thank you for your enthousiasm about Trumpeter kits.

For this campaign I choose to build a Puma 6x6.

Nice little wheeled vehicle used for reconaissance.

I want to depict a vehicle seen in Afghanistan in 2005 during the ISAF mission.
A picture of the real one in a book from Tankograd editions:





Registration numbers correspond to the trumpeter decals









ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:52 PM UTC
Good looking choice, Alex!
terminators
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 04:15 AM UTC
Thank you, I will see how you make your BRDM.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 04:22 AM UTC
The thrid Artillery unit I was assigned to as Battalion FDC had the Early M198's. Ft. Lewis, Washington - 1985, 3rd Bn, 34th FA, 9th ID.

With that, here's my entry:



Mike
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 08:11 AM UTC
Sat down and did a bit or work, steps 1-7 which results in most of the barrel/recoil/frame being done.

The underside had a cross-member that was too short, so I made one from aluminum tube with a piece of brass rod that fits nicely inside.



I had to make my own springs because the styrene springs were - garbage.



As of right now, everything moves freely. I haven't decided if it'll get assembled in travel mode or firing.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 02:04 AM UTC
Work between tiling in the bathroom.

Barrel and trails - pretty basic at the moment:


This howitzer has quite a large footprint considering it's 1/35th. Imagine the space needed for a realistic dio of a firing position.



Alas, this is how I'll be building this one - travel position. I just need to look and see how much of the kit sight assemblies need to be "cut back/removed" for travel.



IF I recall correctly, our M198's in 1985 at Lewis were Green.

More to follow....

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 07:40 AM UTC
There was a second "travel" position (?). Liking it being towed this way (or parked in the motorpool until the M923 is ready):



For the most part, it's all primed and ready for paint. Tomorrow?

Did some picture searching. None of the pictures of an actual M198 show those small wheels/tires...it's like they're kept in the motorpool or in the back of the prime mover...so those will come off. Same for the spool for wire...can't find that either.

Mike
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 05:42 AM UTC
NATO Green. Hmmmm.... Still a fair amount to do...



Mike
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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017 - 09:56 AM UTC
So much heavy weaponry going on here time for an update on more graceful Marine firepower.
Finished with the resin intakes and got the fuselage halves together.

with the cockpit assembled and painted

The nose job is done.

And the wings taped up for a dry fitting.

A Skyhawk is emerging from the resin and plastic pieces.

cheers
Michael