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Hangelafette
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 22, 2012
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 03:38 AM UTC
Entering with Meng's new Buk.



Nate
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:03 PM UTC
I have finished my entries for this campaign. Two axis mobelwagen.









petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 09:17 AM UTC
Really well done Jesper. Nice work on the weathring.

Nice that they are configured differently too.

Until next build...
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 06:23 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments, Peter. Much appreciated.
Kaktusas
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Vilnius, Lithuania
Joined: April 12, 2017
KitMaker: 143 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 09:51 AM UTC
Very nice work Jesper!
Im working on paint job with my entry. In primer:

Base coat on. Plus some detail painting. Now its time to put some camo on:

While paint dries, i keep working on trailer. And unexpectedly it turns out quite enjoyable build. There are few issues with the kit:
1) trailer frame cross section is little bit wrong. You can clearly see this in walk-around of Flakvierling trailer in Saumur (http://svsm.org/gallery/20mm_flak38_sau). Bronco could do this right with the same ideology of part molding they used for kit frame. IS it worth to fix it? no, not realy, too much effort, for little effect.
2) Coupling loop. Pin is ~1mm, hole is 3.... In the same walkaround mentioned above you can see what i mean. I reduced mine to +/- right size.
3) Trailer winches lack locking mechanism seen in picture bellow. When hoisting gun, or ammo box, crew had to hook the attachment point on the rear of the platform, then use 2 small hooks on the platform to attach winch chains, and lift entire platform til it is locked in upper position. Winch is used to lift, not to hold gun in place. Btw, modifications i have done with winch work well for mounting the Flak 36 too.

4)Ammunition box walls are very beefy. I started thinning out edges so i can pose it with the doors open. Plus box should sit on the frame. Bottom of the box is too deep, as there is no frame.... This isnt really important issue. Im more concerned about wall thickness, as this reduces possibilities of fitting realistic ammo load (In main box, one should be able to load 48 double clip ammo boxes in single layer. There shouldn't be space for second layer, as this would overload the trailed). Anyway, trailer was designed to pack ammunition, so there shouldn't be much unused space between boxes.
5) Ammunition box mounting. I have shortened front mount by 4.5-5mm, shifted rear mounts 2mm backward, added small hooks to hoist winches. Trailer now balances nicely. Main ammunition box is centered over trailer axle. (Rear "piggy back" box seems to be addition to hold personal stuff, rather than carry ammunition.


petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 08:17 PM UTC
Excellent attention to detail Darius. Looking great
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 19, 2013
KitMaker: 172 posts
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 08:45 AM UTC
Not trying to spam, but i'll repeat myself for this campaign:
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I've decided to drop out of this campaign. I have too many campaigns and builds. Add to that a busy workload both at the office and at home... All this means a sort of step back and refocus attempt, trying to figure out what i will and will not build in the limited time available... And the plain truth is that if i were to start this one, it will probably end up on the Shelf Of Shame

sgtsauer
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Missouri, United States
Joined: March 30, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC
I have just returned to model building after about a 19 month break due to deployment.

Can I jump into this campaign?

I have an AFV Club HAWK that is about 85% done. I have 'in progress' and current status photos that I can post.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:15 AM UTC
Brent, welcome back. Thanks for your service.

I cannot imagine it should be any problem to enter with what you have. I am not the campaign leader so cannot give the final call on this one, but guessing you can enter.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 09:08 PM UTC
Hi Brent

The rules and regs of each Group Build are detailed on the Enlist page of each campaign.

https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=937

Sorry to be the fly in the ointment, but the pertinent rule set by the campaign leader for this build, is it's only for kits started after enlistment:



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The Rules and Regs
Finished photo in KitMaker Gallery.
Start and Build Photos in Campaign Thread.

Unstarted kits.

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I'd love to see the finished model, so another option for you to consider may be the Launchers GB which does not seem to have a rule around part started kits:
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=963


Or, if it has been in storage a while, maybe joining the unfinished build GB would suit you.
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=940

Petro
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: November 02, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 05:31 AM UTC
Well, calling this done. Kind of lost motivation. There were a few mis aligned parts when molded, especially those rubber inserts for mounting wheels to the frames.
Panzer gray gives me problems with finishing. I still have a lot to learn.



sgtsauer
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 06:24 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Brent

The rules and regs of each Group Build are detailed on the Enlist page of each campaign.

https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=937

Sorry to be the fly in the ointment, but the pertinent rule set by the campaign leader for this build, is it's only for kits started after enlistment:



Quoted Text

The Rules and Regs
Finished photo in KitMaker Gallery.
Start and Build Photos in Campaign Thread.

Unstarted kits.

.



I'd love to see the finished model, so another option for you to consider may be the Launchers GB which does not seem to have a rule around part started kits:
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=963


Or, if it has been in storage a while, maybe joining the unfinished build GB would suit you.
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=940




THe 'Launchers' campaign is only for rocket artillery. It isn't a shelf queen so the other groups don't apply as well. It is no problem to not be allowed to jump in. I will just drive on and continue to look in here at the great projects being completed.
Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
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Armorama: 330 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:26 PM UTC


before painting
Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:27 PM UTC
and final product for the campaign.





vonMarshall
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United Kingdom
Joined: July 30, 2010
KitMaker: 185 posts
Armorama: 165 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 09:51 PM UTC

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and final product for the campaign.








Great work. Love a 4 barrel flak!

I really like the field grey paint finish you achieved there. Can you tell me what paints you used?

I am working on a Sd.Kfz 222 that I want to paint Dunkelgrau and think you have achieved exactly the shade of grey that I am aiming for.
Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:57 PM UTC


Great work. Love a 4 barrel flak!

I really like the field grey paint finish you achieved there. Can you tell me what paints you used?

I am working on a Sd.Kfz 222 that I want to paint Dunkelgrau and think you have achieved exactly the shade of grey that I am aiming for. [/quote]

Noel, I used vallejo for all paint work. Used black primer base, then 70.992 neutral grey. 70.983 flat earth for wood planks. Vallejo black powder for weathering. And used the Tamiya weathering set E product that comes in the 3 color sets applied with foam brush for all highlights. I really like the Tamiya set for doing highlighting and feel something so simple really helps.
Kaktusas
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Vilnius, Lithuania
Joined: April 12, 2017
KitMaker: 143 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 06:23 PM UTC
Marc, single color weathering is less forgiving than multi color one. Hence the reason i chose tricolor vs pzgrau for my sdkfz 6/2. I would suggest to remove (soften) some bigger splashes with stiff brush. Then splash it with well some white spirit, as if you try to clean it. Some splashes diluted almost to transparency will do miracles. You are on the right track, just little short from finish line. At moment, it looks like bomb exploded in the mud pit, and splashed everything around it.
Meanwhile, i continue my inside box build:

and some dry fitting:

Detail painting almost complete, gloss coat is on now as well. Time to weather and finish this one. Trailer is set aside now, as i not much time left to finish the tractor.
zontar
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Hawaii, United States
Joined: August 27, 2006
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 02:40 PM UTC
Jesper: congrats on finishing. I really like the weapons upgrade.

Kelly: the quad flak looks fantastic.

Darius: good work. Liking it a lot.

Happy Modeling,
-Zon
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC
Thanks, Zon. Appreciate it.
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 958 posts
Armorama: 572 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 02:52 AM UTC
This is my entry to the campaign, Tristar 1/35 German 2cm Flak38 PzKptw 38(t).

BogiBg
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Goteborgs och Bohus, Sweden
Joined: May 29, 2018
KitMaker: 116 posts
Armorama: 112 posts
Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 07:06 AM UTC
Hi all, I am in with this kit.

petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 09:33 PM UTC
Oooo 11th hour entries - stopwatches out everyone, sprint builds coming!

Good luck guys.
Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
KitMaker: 341 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 04:13 PM UTC
Thanks also Zon.

I actually thought this was over two days ago. Totally miss read the ending date. Almost make me wanna try adding a second build to this.
BogiBg
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Goteborgs och Bohus, Sweden
Joined: May 29, 2018
KitMaker: 116 posts
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 11:40 PM UTC
Progress update, after five evenings of gluing.

I will paint everything green later, then leave it for a day to dry.
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 01:09 PM UTC
Gloss coat on. Weathering and dusting soon.



Mike