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Trumpeter Campaign Mk.3
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 02:59 AM UTC
Hey guys - Some cool-looking builds shaping up, glad to see all the varied subjects.

Work got in the way quite a lot for a while (the way it always does) but in the last couple of weeks I was able to get my T-72B to the point where its ready for paint:





The aftermarket items I used were the resin smoke launchers from E.T. Model, a coaxial MG barrel from Voyager and the Trumpeter clickable tracks for the T-72. As soon as I finish the latter, its off to the paint booth, more pictures to follow.

This was a really enjoyable build, gluing the 150 or so PE disks for the anti-radiation cladding was sort of tedious but breaking it up over several days made it tolerable.

Jerry
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 03:05 AM UTC
That is a nice clean glue job on those disks, what super glue did you use?
canismalus
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 03:13 AM UTC
Hi Clayton - Thanks! I use Gator's Grip non-toxic glue for PE that just lies flat, for that it works well.

Jerry
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 04:12 AM UTC
Very nice, I must try that, Thanks, Jerry!
69mudbone
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 10:31 PM UTC
Hi Guys, WIP update almost finished, still a few things remaining to do, MG, antenna, tracks and gonna try some pastels. Should complete by the weekend

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McRunty
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 09:24 AM UTC
My entry will be Trumpeters 1/35 1941 KV-1 "Small Turret"

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 03:44 PM UTC
i decided to sign up for this one lastnight and so i will be building OOB the Trumpeter BMP-1. most likely it will be in syrian colours although that hasn't been fully decided yet.

below is a picture of the box top and the kit is still sealed in it's plastic bags. I will be building this kit while am at work so it's going to be a slow build

McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 07:59 PM UTC
Hey mates,
this is what I got so far. The BTR is ready for painting.





Till now it was a good and fun built. I'm not so experienced in PE-bending but I think I got it. Have fun on your models.

Best
Chris
69mudbone
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 12:02 AM UTC
Hi Guys, finished my build for this camp. 1/72 Trump Challenger 2 a rather quick build

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Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 11:09 AM UTC
Nice work. Campaigns like this really let you see just how wide a range of kits Trumpeter delivers.

I'll be jumping in in a week or two with either an Armoured Aerosan, Vodnik, or UAZ-469.
andrsd
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Idaho, United States
Joined: February 12, 2017
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 09:00 PM UTC
I will be doing GAZ-66.

The box:


And made some progress pictures:


ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 02:28 AM UTC
Very nice looking truck, David! looking forward to your weathering!
McRunty
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 06:44 AM UTC
Construction is complete on my KV-1. I have done it completely OOB.

As with my previous Trumpeter experience it went together really well. I wish I had paid more attention to the extra bits on the sprue as I would have been able to do the tow cables in a much more realistic manner.

I have also had to paint the tracks and side of the tank as due to the length and link nature of them there was no way I was going to be able to paint them properly once the fenders were attached.

Onwards to painting...



TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 09:35 PM UTC
Coming along:



Mike
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 05:35 PM UTC

Quoted Text

i decided to sign up for this one lastnight and so i will be building OOB the Trumpeter BMP-1. most likely it will be in syrian colours although that hasn't been fully decided yet.

below is a picture of the box top and the kit is still sealed in it's plastic bags. I will be building this kit while am at work so it's going to be a slow build




well i have managed to get some work done whilst i was at work and have now completed the first three phases of the kit. the lower hull has been taken care of and i have added the road wheels and idler wheels but have left the drive sprockets off for the time being ( although they are not in this picture)



Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:39 PM UTC
sorry for teh poor quality of pictures but they were taken whilst i was at work.

this time you can see the photo with the wheels attached on the lower hull section as well as my initial work on the upper hull.


TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 05:23 AM UTC
Some detail paint done.



Next up are the decals, filters, a clear coat, and some washes.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 06:35 PM UTC

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sorry for teh poor quality of pictures but they were taken whilst i was at work.

this time you can see the photo with the wheels attached on the lower hull section as well as my initial work on the upper hull.





ok so at long last the BMP is starting to take shape and actually look like one now, still a fair way to go but i'm getting there.

Scipio2010
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 08:16 PM UTC
For this campaign I will be building the KV-220 "Russian Tiger". I had originally intended on submitting this for the Landships Campaign, but I figured my Takom P1000 Landkreuzer was a more suitable submission.

I discovered through some research that one of these KV-220's was committed in action near Leningrad in 1941. The tank was apparently lost in the first engagement and no other information regarding its fate could be found. I will be painting it in a white camo with hastily applied German markings. Im going with the premise that the Germans recovered it on the battlefield and prepared it for shipment back to Germany for testing and evaluations.



Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 03:29 PM UTC
well that's the turret completed, i just need to add some PE details to it and a few minor parts (excluding the side skirts for the tracks) these will be done once the fruil tracks arrive, which i still have to order, possibly next week if i can find the time.


Scipio2010
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 07:19 PM UTC
Ive made some serious progress on the KV-220. The build proved to be fast and easy, and I was able to get it built and primed within 2 days. I did a coat of 4BO, and then applied the winter camo. I used the AK Interactive Chipping Fluid to wear away the winter camo, and applied the decals. The WH is a decal from the Miniart T-44 kit, and the balkenkreuz was hand painted. I wanted it to look like hastily applied immediately after the German capture.



TacFireGuru
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 05:28 AM UTC
Decals on and first filter:



Just need to add the two small handles to the front of the carriage, air lines for the brakes, some pigments, and it'll be done.

Mike
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 12:23 AM UTC
Fini...........





Mike
McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 12:29 AM UTC
Hey Mike,

a really good looking gun. Thumbs up.

Best
Chris
69mudbone
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 12:53 AM UTC
Good looking build Mike