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Namabiiru
#399
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 12:25 AM UTC
That, my friends, is how you turn a dog of a kit into a work of art! Fantastic work, William.

petbat
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 07:22 AM UTC

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That, my friends, is how you turn a dog of a kit into a work of art! Fantastic work, William.




Yes, it proves you can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Very nice detailing work Bill.
Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 11:12 PM UTC
some dust on the top chassis part.




Next step - the bottom chassis dusting and gluing together.
27-1025
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 03:11 AM UTC
Wanting to change my entry again. Started on this new kit last night. Neat looking little vehicle.





Tiger101
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC
I was digging through the stash and this fell out. ACE models TOS 1 in 1/72. Not normally my scale but I thought I might join in the fun.

zontar
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 04:26 PM UTC
Bill: Thanks for the kind words. Your Missile Jet War Launcher looks good, especially the driver poking his head out. Part of me really wants you to paint it just how it is, in the same radiation green, with the white rivets and maybe white highlights on the fenders, like a parade vehicle. Anyway, I'm sure it will look fantastic when you are done.

Martin: nice work on the weathering. Looks great.

Chris and Scott: Welcome aboard!

Happy Modeling,
Zon
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 07:15 PM UTC
Martin, that sure is one dirty vehicle. Looks good.

Chris, nice choice.

Scott welcome aboard
panzerIV
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 04:45 AM UTC
hey All
I hope you all had a great Christmas and new year. im finaly back to modelling now seeing as my last response was around November time I haven't touched my models since that last message. but im back to it as of this weekend

there are some great builds and progress coming along and im hoping to get a fair bit done this weekend. fingers crossed
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:07 PM UTC
I am finally getting ready to start this build. More to follow

Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:17 PM UTC
Just a small update here. The tires are attached to the chassis. I know about the lines on the tires and tried to fix it, but the rubber is so soft.. I will try something addition to cover them.





Martinvidas
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 05:52 PM UTC
The driver cab is on place:





d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 07:39 AM UTC
Quick update on my entry; Trumpeter's Hotchkiss 39(H) w/Rocket launchers.

The kit is all assembled along with it's base coat.







Will post final photos after adding camo and weathering. Until then happy modeling.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:19 AM UTC

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Quick update on my entry; Trumpeter's Hotchkiss 39(H) w/Rocket launchers.

The kit is all assembled along with it's base coat.







Will post final photos after adding camo and weathering. Until then happy modeling.

Mark



Looks really good.
27-1025
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:25 AM UTC
Some progress. Skipped ahead a bit on the instructions to check out the launch rails and rockets . Will need to begin painting the interior before I get too far along. Very complete but also very small parts.









petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 09:21 AM UTC
Mark and Chris. Looking great guys.

I have started the etch on the Lion Roar nebel. It is trying my patience, so many fiddly pieces, especially the 3 rails per tube that have to be glued inside. I am doing a bit on it between other builds.
d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:06 AM UTC
Chris,

Nice progress. That engine looks really nice.

Mark
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:05 AM UTC
Great progress, everyone!

Martin, remind me what scale you are working with that MAZ-543.

Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 05:40 PM UTC

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Great progress, everyone!

Martin, remind me what scale you are working with that MAZ-543.




Thank You,
the scale is 1/72.
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 05:34 AM UTC
Thanks Mark C., Peter, and Zon.

Martin, great weathering on your build.
Chris, glad to see the counterpart to my build here. Yours is a much better kit!
Scott, cool choice. That's a serious launcher.
Jesper, great choice. That's one of my favorite Hanomag variants.
Mark, your Hotchkiss with rocket launcher looks good.
panzerman1
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 05:45 AM UTC
Update on the BM-8-24.

Started painting on the upper hull and launcher.

I used an old decal set from ESCI for Soviet tanks. I had a problem with the edges curling up. Careful trimming with a sharp blade removed the problem pieces.

I started the weathering process on the upper hull and launcher. I also built and painted the rockets.

That's all for now. Thanks for viewing. Happy modeling.
Bill
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 05:48 AM UTC
Bill,

Nice work with weathering and decals.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 08:27 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Update on the BM-8-24.

Started painting on the upper hull and launcher.

I used an old decal set from ESCI for Soviet tanks. I had a problem with the edges curling up. Careful trimming with a sharp blade removed the problem pieces.

I started the weathering process on the upper hull and launcher. I also built and painted the rockets.

That's all for now. Thanks for viewing. Happy modeling.
Bill



Great looking model. Nice work.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 09:52 AM UTC
Great work so far Bill.

I think the slogan says " I want to be a T34 when I grow Up!"
GulfWarrior
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:28 AM UTC
LOL...now that’s funny right there!


zontar
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 07:46 PM UTC
Martin, Mark and Chris: Nice work.

Jesper: good choice. looking to see it come together.

Bill: I'm sad. I miss the radioactive green... Great build though!

Happy Modeling,
Zon