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Launchers Campaign
panzerIV
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:06 AM UTC
some good looking builds from what I can see
( on works pc on lunch doesn't allow all pics to show)

mark inventive use of the coregated cardboard stack for painting im pinching your method

im still currently waiting for my kit, the seller emailed me to say he is still on holiday atm but once hes back he will post out straight away. coming from france so hopfully wont take long to arrive *fingers crossed*

petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 09:08 AM UTC
A really great selection of vehicles being built here. Variety id the spice of life.

To the three M's, all your builds are looking great guys. Some of you using a little more putty than styrene, but the craftsmanship on that is looking good.
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
Mark, good work so far on the Type 89 - those tubes were a pain I bet, but they came out well.

Anyway, here's my belated start photo:





Some progress pics soon.

Have fun,

Jerry
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC
Got the tracks and undercarriage of the Type 89 primed for painting:



Once those are painted, I'll put on the tracks, mask, and mate with the superstructure. Speaking of which, construction is nearly complete:



The magazine and launcher turret are just dry-fit for the photo. I'll take those off for painting.

The launch tubes were a pain since they were molded in halves. Needed Mr Surfacer 1200 and a needle file to fill the gaps and get them looking more like tubes:



That's it for now. Hopefully some good painting weather this weekend.

canismalus
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 07:04 AM UTC
Hi Richard,

Thank you! I'll get my start picture with the box + sprues + my phone showing the date posted in a day or two. I just enlisted, too....

You guys are off to a good start with some of these builds. Martin, you have to do what I'll have to with many launch tubes, just that you're doing it in 1/72, with moulding problems, and resin recasting - impressive.

Jerry
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 06:40 AM UTC
Welcome to the group, Jerry.

Be sure to enlist in the campaign if you haven't already!

canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC
Hey everybody,

Even though this campaign is already underway, would it be okay if I sprung on board (sorry for the ship metaphor ) with this bad boy?



Since I have another campaign to finish by November, I won't be able to make lots of headway for a while but afterwards I can.

Jerry
Martinvidas
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 03:51 AM UTC

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Martin
That is really patient work on the launch tubes. Well done!
Have fun modeling
Mike



Thank you
I'm still working on - filling a small gaps in the connection of the tubes

And small new update - some molding problems:
Before:


right now:


So I will wait to get dry and sand it.
V2Phantom
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 02:00 AM UTC
I've started my build at the top with assembling the launcher box. At this stage I am just making sure the box is aligned correctly and the seams filled in. Looking closely at photos of the TOS-1, I decided to remove the ridges on top as I haven't seen these in any photos.





I'll do a little more detailing and then it is on to the rest of the turret.
Have fun modeling
Mike
V2Phantom
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 01:53 AM UTC
Martin
That is really patient work on the launch tubes. Well done!
Have fun modeling
Mike
Kanguroo
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 01:09 AM UTC
Hi all,
This is a continued model into the campaign.



K.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 08:25 PM UTC
Nice Save Martin
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 12:52 PM UTC
Everyone,

Here is my entry into the group build, France 39(H) Tank from Trumpeter. This tank was reused by the Germans to launch Napam rockets.

Mark

Martinvidas
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 04:32 AM UTC
Slowly progress with the launcher itself:







One of the tubes was damaged in a process of drilling
So i did a new part from resin -




Used one of the finished parts as a master.
GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 06:31 AM UTC
I sooooooo want one of those!
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 04:46 AM UTC
And here's my entry:


BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 03:28 AM UTC
Hello everyone,

Here is my entry for this campaign.



Thanks!

-Joseph
GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 01:49 AM UTC
Mmmmmmm...that's gonna be purrrrrrty!

Removed by original poster on 09/07/18 - 13:30:59 (GMT).
V2Phantom
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 01:29 AM UTC
Hi everyone! Time to throw my rocket into the ring! I usually build aircraft and space related kits but I have been getting the bug to work on some armor. I thought that this campaign would be a great way to get me going on a build that is outside my usual comfort zone. As I am into missiles and rockets, I thought that the Modelcollect TOS-1 would be a good start. This will be my second armor build in the past 40 years and my first tracked vehicle so I should learn something! Here's the kit that I am starting out with.



Have fun modeling!
Mike
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#399
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 09:29 AM UTC
Looks like dirty, noisy business. Is it me, or do they look like they're having some difficulty coordinating their fires?

27-1025
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 07:32 AM UTC
Won't get a start on this til after the new year but this will be my 'launcher' project.
GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 11:03 PM UTC
I left the periscopes off and painted them separately. Once everything was dry I glued the confetti pieces over the clear lenses. If the confetti is thick enough you could use them as replacements for the clear parts. You could also use pieces of Mylar balloon.

This is the first time Ive ever tried this technique. Im happy with the results.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC

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It's confetti stars that I bought at a Party City store. Got a whole bag of like 500+ for less than $5 US. I just took the clear lens and put in in the center of the stars and cut around it to fit. I then painted the turret and periscopes as I normally would then used white glue to attach the pink overlays.



Thanks, Richard. You did that after everything was assembled and painted, I assume? I have some polychromatic origami paper I use for the same sort of thing when I don't have kit lenses. Had not really thought about using it over the lenses, but that may be the thing.

Thanks!

GulfWarrior
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 01:42 PM UTC
This is the Trumpy Type 63 107mm rocket launcher and tow vehicle. The vehicle is coming together really fast. I've almost got it done already.

Here's the vehicle body...



The roof is done too; but I'm leaving the windows off until after I paint it.



The frame is done too; but I don't have it with me and the dog is sleeping in my lap!