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Campaign 150- Mk. II
Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
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KitMaker: 332 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 03:56 AM UTC
Mark, the camo looks outstanding.
Buckeye198
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Ohio, United States
Joined: May 02, 2010
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
Ditto the complements for Mark's camo! I've been struggling getting sharp masks lately. I've tried blue painter's tape, regular masking tape, and frisket film...what kind of tape are you using?
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:27 AM UTC
@Mark: Elaborate, indeed but well worth the effort!

@Kelly: Great progress! Turning into the home stretch.
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 02:23 PM UTC
To all,

Thanks for the positive comments. I didn't take any pics during the painting process, so I just now took a few to show the steps I went through.

My tools. Different widths of Tamiya tape, knife and tweezers.



I started with Tamiya's painting guide.I scanned it and rescaled it to match the size of the model. I use Corel Photopaint Pro X9 for image editing.



Once I had the scale worked out, I printed several copies to use as templates. Here are some of the templates I used.



I then cut a piece of the wide Tamiya tape and placed the template on top. This example is rather messy as I did quickly for this pic. When cutting the actual template, I very carefully traced the pattern.



With a fresh #11 blade, I removed the part I didn't need. and I'm left with the area to be painted rotbrun.



Then carefully place on the model. (not very carefully done in this example). I was a lot more careful when doing the actual masks. BUt, this gives you an idea what I was doing.



Once all the masks for a specific color were applied, I sprayed it. After about 10 minutes, I removed the tape and started on the next color.

Very time consuming, but I'm happy with the results. First time I tried doing this.

d111298pw
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 02:56 PM UTC
Ambush scheme is complete and decals applied. Once decals are dry, I'll seal them. Need to get the external bits painted and installed. Then the tracks.









Buckeye198
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 06:07 PM UTC
Stunning results!! And thank you for the tutorial...the pictures really added to your explanation, much appreciated looking forward to the final product!
d111298pw
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 06:14 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Stunning results!! And thank you for the tutorial...the pictures really added to your explanation, much appreciated looking forward to the final product!



Glad you found it helpful.
Armored76
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 09:27 PM UTC
Thanks for taking the time to describe the process with images. It's VERY much appreciated!

The "dots" look spot on. Brush painted, I guess?
Removed by original poster on 02/17/18 - 18:00:09 (GMT).
d111298pw
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:26 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks for taking the time to describe the process with images. It's VERY much appreciated!

The "dots" look spot on. Brush painted, I guess?



Yes, I did brush on the "dots". I used a 000 size brush.

First I sprayed a light coat of TS-79 (semi-gloss clear). This sealed the base camo coat. This way, when I applied the "dots", I'm doing it onto a clear coat, and not the base color. That way, no issues with the colors not covering properly. Also, it lets me remove the "dots", with a Q-tip, if I don't like how it looks without damaging the base coat. It also gives me a surface for the decals.

After 24 hours, I'll re-spray with another light coat of TS-79. That will seal everything. Once the rest of the pieces are installed, I'll spray a final coat of AK Ultra Matte Varnish over the entire vehicle.
d111298pw
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 04:04 PM UTC
She is complete. Not planning to do any weathering. Pics in the campaign gallery.











One with her older sibling, Panzer 38(t) Ausf. B


Armored76
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 08:12 PM UTC
Congrats on the finished build!
d111298pw
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 08:21 PM UTC

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Congrats on the finished build!



Thanks Cristian
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 09:41 PM UTC
Thunderbirds "The Mole" progress update.




Lakota
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 02:10 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
@ Mark-Thank you for sharing your method for painting that beautiful camouflage job. Great work, excellent model.

I'm starting to see the finish line on my MPC AT-ST. It's a WIF from the Cold War era. I did some decaling today, hoped to get more done over the 3-day weekend but had a nasty cold.


I took the model to a club meeting for the "Works In Progress" table and some of the parts fell off on the trip home.
Hope to complete this next weekend with minimum weathering. I figure this is a Guards unit during the Cold War era and was well taken care of-minimum dirt, minimum rust. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
RivetCounter
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: October 26, 2012
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 03:49 PM UTC
Don, do you know that the slogan on your AT-ST is in Polish and it means “Glory to the conquerors of Berlin”?

And here is my G-13. My little tank is almost ready, I'll finish it today. And I hope I will be able to paint it in the upcoming weekend.




Lakota
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 05:51 PM UTC
Hi Marek,
Thank you for the information. I knew it said, "Glory to the Conquerors of Berlin", from the information I had. I didn't know it was in Polish. At this stage it is too late to paint it out.
I just need to change my story:
The AT-ST was manufactured in Poland from plans found from a galaxy far, far away from a long, long time ago. This particular AT-ST was sold to the Soviet Union and equipped a Guards unit.
Hope that works.
Thank you for the "heads up", your Hetzer is looking nice. That's about the amount of detail I would like to add to my builds.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:43 PM UTC
My finished 2,0 cm Flakvierling 38 received it's tractor(Hanomag SS100):
https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=248425&ord=&page=23

Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 08:49 AM UTC
uugg, trying to finish tonight, this grey isnt going to work. Time for reshoot.

Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 12:05 PM UTC
Great progress everyone!

We only have a few more days to the finish line!
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 02:43 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I'm calling this one done. I have "stubby" guns on it as the originals broke off and I can't find them.


I would've like to add longer guns and do more weathering but alas, time is running out.


Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Mrclark7
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:45 AM UTC
okay, I am calling this finished. I have other builds I have put off till this was finished as silly as it was, I didnt want to start another build until this was off the table.

Thanks for the campaign.



bm4247
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: December 29, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:03 AM UTC
Finished at last.
First model completed for 12 months.
Struggled using a hairy stick and mottling.
Bit rough but here are some in-progress shots.



Finished article follows.



Some good builds guys. well done and thanks for running a great campaign.
spongya
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Joined: February 01, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:17 AM UTC
I've built Armory's VK 72.01 (K)














Please let me know what you think.
Lakota
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC
Kelly, Brian & Andras,
Love those builds-something different you don't see every day.
I loved Mark's Hetzer and tutorial.
Christian-thanks for another great campaign.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"