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Dragon Campaign 2018
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC
Hi, I'm in with Dragon 6647 (StuG.IV Sd.Kfz.167 Last production). These are my starting photos.

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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 04:35 PM UTC
I'm off to a flying start.

Basic chassis is complete. Some small gaps to fill and a little more cleaning up still to be done.






All the running gear is ready for primer.




Exhaust system. Needs cleaning up still.
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 06:04 PM UTC
Mark,

Another great start.

Mark
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 06:13 PM UTC
I have a KT -wheels already removed- with resin interior waiting. Would that be eligible?
panzerIV
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 07:21 AM UTC
heres my entry

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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 09:03 AM UTC
The business end of the tank destroyer is complete. Just need to add the shield and a few more detail parts.





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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 01:51 PM UTC
Shield installed and test fitted to chassis

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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 05:39 PM UTC
Mark,

That gun assembly really looks complicated. You have done a really nice job with the assembly.

Mark
newnikonian
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:45 PM UTC
Small update on my Stug III....



Primed the Hull and Tools are done....



Tracks are being glued. Will decide how to assemble the tracks on to model. It is going to be difficult with Wheels....
newnikonian
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 11:53 AM UTC
Back to back update. Today completed priming and took some pics....



Without Glue.... Dry fit the barrel and front armor plate...



Have a Great Day
Mukund
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:34 PM UTC

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Mark,

That gun assembly really looks complicated. You have done a really nice job with the assembly.

Mark



Thanks Mark. The gun took longer than I expected.
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 04:50 AM UTC
newnikonian,

Your Stug is looking nice.

Mark
newnikonian
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 04:27 AM UTC
Thanks Mark. Appreciate it

newnikonian
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:31 AM UTC
Small update.... Completed Build and done Base coat....







Need to get better lighting.... Sorry for monochrome appearance...
Have a Great Day
d111298pw
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:34 AM UTC
Your Stug is looking fantastic.
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:52 PM UTC
Basic construction is complete. Time to start spraying primer then base coat.







newnikonian
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:29 PM UTC

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Your Stug is looking fantastic.



Thanks Mark.

I am also from India. Happy to meet up here @ Armorama. Had a tough time getting models/ supplies in India. How are you managing?

BTW, Your Hornisse is shaping up well. Will there be any figures added?
d111298pw
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:10 PM UTC

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Quoted Text

Your Stug is looking fantastic.



Thanks Mark.

I am also from India. Happy to meet up here @ Armorama. Had a tough time getting models/ supplies in India. How are you managing?

BTW, Your Hornisse is shaping up well. Will there be any figures added?



Your correct that it's almost impossible to get anything in country. I'm lucky that I have 2 trips a year to Singapore and 3 back to the States. So, I always stock up on supplies and kits and bring it back in my luggage.

I'm not a figure person, so I won't be adding any.
newnikonian
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC
Following are the latest update on my Stug III

Build Complete
Tools Painted, Decal and Sealed.
Will start weathering today







Comments Welcome on the following:
The headlight is supposed to be closed. I thinned the plastic made it open.
Fixing of Jack (with handle end pointed inwards)
Cleaning rod position inverted, Cleaning head pointed towards rear.

This was supposed to be an OOB build to get back to modeling after nearly 5 years. so comments welcome on areas of improvement. Sorry for the grainy photos. ISO 1600 because of lighting....

Used Tamiya Acrylics, Pledge and final misting clear coat using Mr. Color Flat (with leveling Thinner). So far no issues. If I want to try white wash, Can I spray Hair spray now and then Tamiya white? Is this sequence correct? Guidance please....
Mrclark7
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:10 PM UTC
Comments Welcome on the following:
The headlight is supposed to be closed. I thinned the plastic made it open.
Fixing of Jack (with handle end pointed inwards)
Cleaning rod position inverted, Cleaning head pointed towards rear.

This was supposed to be an OOB build to get back to modeling after nearly 5 years. so comments welcome on areas of improvement. Sorry for the grainy photos. ISO 1600 because of lighting....

Used Tamiya Acrylics, Pledge and final misting clear coat using Mr. Color Flat (with leveling Thinner). So far no issues. If I want to try white wash, Can I spray Hair spray now and then Tamiya white? Is this sequence correct? Guidance please....
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Yes, you have the right sequence. Just be aware different brands and amount applied can effect your results. I practiced on some extra plastic squares I had that I clear coated. Then tested different dry times with the hair spray before applying the paint.



your earlier pics came out fine also, just to touch on that.

look foward to your final outcome.
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:38 AM UTC
Great work going here guys.

The odd one out, your only ship under way.

This is the sup assemblies prior to having paint shot at it.

The hull, prop shafts and rudders have been attached. The upper and lower halves are a very good fit.



Light sand along the join and that is ready for paint.

The lower level of the bridge structure.



As the doors had etched detail on the inside, I thought it would be rude not to leave at least one open.

The upper levels of the bridge.



A few bits of etch to go on those yet.



The whole bridge structure test fitted together.



And test fitted on to the hull, along with the basic assembly of the fore funnel.



More soon.

Cheers

Si
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Delhi, India / भारत
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 04:00 PM UTC
Finally a little time to work on my build. Sprayed my base coat. Next will be the color coat.


LikesTanks
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 09:58 PM UTC
I'd like to enter this rebox of Dragon 6008

Dragon box art, Dragon bits, and clearly Dragon instructions

Other choices are available.....
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 06:27 AM UTC
I was able to spray the base color last night. Need to do a little touch-up on the road wheels and return rollers.





d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 07:00 AM UTC
Mark,

Nice paint work, looks very smooth.

Mark