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Launchers Campaign
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 07:46 AM UTC
Hey guys,

I really like the variety of vehicles in all the builds coming up. And Mike, good to see your TOS-1 coming together.

As far as my BM-27 Uragan goes, I got the chassis put together to the point where I‘ll be painting it next:





Since I‘ll busy for the next couple of weeks finishing my build for the Anti-Aircraft Campaign, this will have to wait for a while. I still have to figure out whether I want to add some wiring, etc. to the engines since they won‘t really be seen.

Have fun,

Jerry
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 06:00 PM UTC
Good progress,Jerry!

I spent some hours building the frame of BM-13N by Hobby Boss.
The kit is excellent!Immaculate fit,superb detailing and a lot of tiny bits and pieces-just as I like it!



Next I need to scratchbuild the engine and clutch lower parts-I used the engine of the kit in one of my recent scratchbuilds(ZIF-55 compressor), so I have to substitute them.

Happy modeling!
canismalus
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 01:39 AM UTC
Thanks, Angel! Your BM-13N is shaping up well - I‘ve always thought the BM-13s based on the ZiL-151 were the coolest of all the Katyushas.

Jerry
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 05:15 AM UTC
Here is my entry for the "Launchers" campaign. I will be building the SdKfz 251 Ausf.D 'Stuka zu Fuss' (pictured on the right of the box).



I was going to take a photo of the actual parts but they are all mixed in together with the other two kits. This will be the first kit started from this box!


PS: I was going to add photos of the trees but I will leave that to a later time. There are so many trees and there seems to be a problem with loading multiple image in the KitMaker Gallery.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 07:17 AM UTC
Jerry and Angel - looking good guys.

Angel, you really have to consider casting, rather than borrowing then scratch building… although your scratch building is usually better than the original.
GulfWarrior
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC
I just want to get the rain to stop here in north Texas so I can get some more painting done!
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:33 AM UTC
Richard,

I hear ya, its been raining in San Antonio for a week now.

Mark
canismalus
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 06:19 PM UTC

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PS: I was going to add photos of the trees but I will leave that to a later time. There are so many trees and there seems to be a problem with loading multiple image in the KitMaker Gallery.



Welcome aboard, Gary - yeah, I‘ve noticed too that multiple uploads don‘t work in the KitMaker Gallery, you have to do it one at a time...


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Jerry and Angel - looking good guys



Thanks, Peter!


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I hear ya, its been raining in San Antonio for a week now.



Too bad you can‘t send some of that rain over here, since Germany has been having a drought. The Rhine river, which isn‘t too far away from where I live, hit a record low water level this week.

Jerry
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 06:48 PM UTC

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Jerry and Angel - looking good guys.

Angel, you really have to consider casting, rather than borrowing then scratch building… although your scratch building is usually better than the original.



Thanks Peter!

I am considering casting-for almost an year now.
I found a company in BG, that carries all necessary molding stuff...
...and since then there was always something higher on the "buying" list

Hangelafette
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 02:16 AM UTC
Hi all,

I am in with another TOS-1A. Trumpeter's 1/35 offering":



Nate
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
My choice. Lion Roar 1/35th Nebelwerfer. Multimedia kit, styrene, etch and resin wheels.


The etch is going to be a challenge I am sure, as will the bending of copper wire to shape and adding the teeny tiny piece of styrene rod between the bolts securing the launcher tubes together. (The section of styrene and copper was missing in the kit, as was the plastic tube for the wire from the ignition switch to the launcher - a second hand purchase)

ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 08:34 AM UTC
Good choice,Peter!

I've seen this kit(Kalin is having it) and I find it a very pleasant challenge.Looking forward to see your progress!

Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 08:37 AM UTC
Got a start on mine!

Cheers Rob.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 08:12 PM UTC
That UE looks like a very different build to the Tamiya version. No clamps needed on Mr T's I have been told. I plan on doing the UE as part of the "Funnies" build, so I guess I will find out for myself soon.

I started on the NW 41 yesterday... chickened out and decided to do the trail and mounts first, spent some time filling knock out marks and the joins on the large storage box. For some reason LR decided this was the ideal way to mould a box with a handle:


Angel, Kalin would probably work it out himself, but let him know, the instructions for the struts on the front stabiliser are numbered wrong. 41 should read 42 and 42 should read 41, or the bolt heads will be in the wrong place:




k_mero4
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 04:58 AM UTC
Peter, it's a fantastic model. I can say: Congratulations on your choice and success. I'm looking forward to delivering also 21cm Nb.Wrf. and when I arrive I will assemble them.
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 08:56 AM UTC

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That UE looks like a very different build to the Tamiya version. No clamps needed on Mr T's I have been told. I plan on doing the UE as part of the "Funnies" build, so I guess I will find out for myself soon.



It is what you would expect from a modern Tamiya kit. It even comes with tweezers! I did a review of the kit.

https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=3187
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 05:01 AM UTC
Some progress on my ZiS-151 based BM-13N(Hobby Boss):



Had a PE emergency last evening: I lost a tiny bit, spent almost an hour "on all four", changed 2 pair of glasses, broomed, vaccuum-cleaned with lady sock in the suction head...
Nothing.

Found the bit this morning...next to my cutting matt.

That's why they say "Morning is wiser than Evening"

panzerIV
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:47 AM UTC
Some great looking and interesting builds coming along finaly got round to get my starting pick done.

zontar
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 06:24 PM UTC
Aloha All,

Was able to get started a while back, but this is the first opportunity I've had to post.





Steps 1 and 2:


Steps 3-5 are putting the wheels onto the lower hull and assembling the tracks. I decided to skip that for now as I think I want to paint the wheels off vehicle and it seems you really need to glue the wheels onto the hull to build the tracks. So, on to step 6:


Step 7:


Step 8:


Step 9:


It was at this point I felt the grills on the engine deck were pretty open, so I decided to scratch build a facsimile of the fuel tank and air cooling system. Not meant to replicate what's there, but just to hint at what is below the grills. Still thinking about how to indicated the fans in the rearward portion.

The strips are 10 mm tall.




The top strip of the fuel tank is 3mm and the sloped piece of the fuel tank is 13mm.


The fuel tank is painted with Mission Models MMP-013 Red Oxide German WWII RAL 3009, while the fan deck is Tamiya XF-63 German Grey, all over Vallejo Black Surface Primer.




The bottom plate is 13mm wide to catch the sloped piece of the fuel tank. The outboard edges are trimmed at the end to accommodate the tabs that Tamiya has between the sides and rear plates of the hull.


The effect is subtle and doesn't show up well in the photo, but I think it will be better than looking down on the top of the sponson closure.


Happy Modeling,
Zon
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 08:05 PM UTC
Looking good guys.
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 11:53 PM UTC
Looking really good,guys!

Cold windy weather last evening.Even some autumn rain.
Not good for seating outside.
Therefore-some construction done:



Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 07:32 AM UTC
Some very interesting additions to the campaign! This is exciting!

BTW, do we have a campaign gallery yet?

GulfWarrior
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 08:55 AM UTC

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Some very interesting additions to the campaign! This is exciting!

BTW, do we have a campaign gallery yet?





Not yet...

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 09:00 AM UTC
That is looking fantastic Angel.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 04:53 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!
The kit is simply fantastic.