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TAKOM - Campaign
Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
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Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 05:32 PM UTC
Some nice looking builds getting underway.

I might be in with Takom's German Civilian Car. Alot depends on if I can get some other builds caught up.
dtniedert
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: December 11, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 02:21 AM UTC
I'm in. I will put a ZSU 57-2 on order soon.
Thirian24
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Oklahoma, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 02:21 PM UTC
Some good looking kits being entered.

Here is my entry. With any luck, once I get a handful of other kits done, I'll be starting this.

Knuckles
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Oregon, United States
Joined: March 09, 2017
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 05:32 PM UTC
LOVE that Chieftain^^^

I spent about 8 hours total so far on this one. It's a really easy kit to get together--the fun will be the paint and weathering!!

Thirian24
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 01:12 AM UTC
Very nice! Any idea what scheme you're going with?
Knuckles
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 02:07 AM UTC
Not made up my mind on that one yet. Khaki and British, or German and buntfarbenanstrich. Either way, it will be very, very dirty.

I built it as the hermaphrodite version, so historical accuracy is right out, and the fun-times are in!
bulldawg380
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Georgia, United States
Joined: August 19, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 02:20 AM UTC
Hopefully I have done everything right so y'all can see these photos
https://vault.myvzw.com/webcs/app/share/invite/30GhFnZAiU
bulldawg380
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 02:48 AM UTC




Hopefully that worked
Lower chassis started
Armorsmith
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 09, 2015
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 05:31 AM UTC
Dustin-Good choice. Goes together pretty well. Only tricky part I found were the headlight guards, they are a bit fiddly.
Knuckles
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 06:12 AM UTC

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...Only tricky part I found were the headlight guards, they are a bit fiddly.



Aren't they always? IM are too thick, PE are too fiddly, stowage and sandbags make them juuust right
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 07:27 AM UTC

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...Only tricky part I found were the headlight guards, they are a bit fiddly.



Aren't they always? IM are too thick, PE are too fiddly, stowage and sandbags make them juuust right



...and nothing a little indirect mortar round won't take care of!
Thirian24
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 04:36 PM UTC

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Dustin-Good choice. Goes together pretty well. Only tricky part I found were the headlight guards, they are a bit fiddly.



Thank you Armorsmith. I've seen a lot of people complain about the headlight guards.
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:14 AM UTC
Hi,

I'm going to participate with the Takom Krupp Raumern,

roteck
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 12, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 09:22 AM UTC
Hi guys,

here is my entry for this campaign, a Leopard C2. I am building it hoping that it will be ready for CapCon 2017 here in Ottawa. I have built the C2 MEXAS and really enjoyed it, so I'm guessing this one will be the same! :-)





Cheers,

Chris
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 11:35 AM UTC
Change of plans, or another kit I want to build! Sort of lost my mojo on the T-55 while making, and waiting for the 3D printed parts I'm doing, so decided to work on this one. The T-55 will be worked on as well as both are part of the scene I have been thinking over.

m4sherman
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 11:47 AM UTC
The model is simpler than the Meng pick ups, but is detailed enough for what I have planned. I was warned about the body, and this is because the box is not large enough for the kit and the body gets pressed down to fit.


Knuckles
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 01:56 PM UTC
My Mk IV made it into the prime and paint booth today. Primed with Mr. Surfacer 1500 (PIA to airbrush), then a black coat with Tamiya NATO black, mixing the white now for the pre-shading, then will apply the primary color later tonight.

I decided on a British khaki version of this one.

Thirian24
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 02:10 PM UTC
Hey fellas! Nice to see all of these new entries.

Christian, the paint is looking good so far.
Knuckles
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:24 PM UTC
Post-pre-shade.

Cracked a fresh beer, shaking a bottle of Tamiya khaki.

Knuckles
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 04:22 PM UTC
Base coat applied
jugjunkie
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South Africa
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 07:36 PM UTC

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The model is simpler than the Meng pick ups, but is detailed enough for what I have planned. I was warned about the body, and this is because the box is not large enough for the kit and the body gets pressed down to fit.





That is simply appalling considering the day and age we are at with modelling - the box is too small!!!! Unacceptable.
Knuckles
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 04:07 AM UTC
ANd base coats down, all mocked-up with the tracks on. Tracks were primed black, then hit with a coat of Humbrol's Track color.

Next is detail the guns, paint the red and white ID markings, rust the exhaust and glue it up, then a post-shade with Tamiya's Smoke. Then it'll get sealed and move to weathering!

Thirian24
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 08:04 AM UTC
Looks good! How do you post shade with smoke? First I've heard of that. I'm interested in hearing more about it.
Knuckles
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 08:37 AM UTC

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Looks good! How do you post shade with smoke? First I've heard of that. I'm interested in hearing more about it.



Just thin down some smoke, and spray it along the panel lines/shadow areas. It's an exaggerated effect (or can be) that I've borrowed from painting aircraft panel lines. You weather over the top of it. It'll really lend itself well to this particular build. Sooty, dirty, sodden, muddy, and mean.
m4sherman
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 09:31 AM UTC

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The model is simpler than the Meng pick ups, but is detailed enough for what I have planned. I was warned about the body, and this is because the box is not large enough for the kit and the body gets pressed down to fit.





That is simply appalling considering the day and age we are at with modelling - the box is too small!!!! Unacceptable.



If the box was 1/2 (12.5mm) longer or taller the body would be less prone to warping. I have Trumpeter trucks that have a protective box around the cab. That would have saved the body.