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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC

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Nice start Pasi.

Sorry about the decals Nigel. You might want to consider investing in some Archer rub on decals. There is no cover film, you just cut out the decal you want from the sheet, remove the protective slip, tape it where you want it and then rub a pencil all over it to free it from the carrier film. Seal like you do any water slide decal.

http://www.archertransfers.com/

A sheet has a lot of decals and will last several models, such as this set that covers early and late war balkenkreuz.

http://www.archertransfers.com/AR35043.html

Cheers



I've heard of archer before and how easy and nice they are to work with. Definitely considering getting a set for future builds. Thanks for the tip!

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 03:14 PM UTC

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I've heard of archer before and how easy and nice they are to work with. Definitely considering getting a set for future builds. Thanks for the tip!





You just need to be careful when lifting off the top cover after rubbing down - just in case the decal has not fully parted from the cover. Make sure you give it a thorugh rub down and you should be fine.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:43 PM UTC
Situation report on Pz.IV/70(V):
-construction almost finished:

Still need to add tiny PE brackets(23 in total) to tiny PE bracket's bases on casemate sides and cover.Hope my sight stands this torture...as well as my nervs...
-plenty of PE bits on engine cover(some inevitably fed the carpet monster):

-I decided using late exhaust pipes.The set from Griffon Models builds perfectly:

Next will be priming and painting of upper body,then "marriage".

Happy model building!
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:21 AM UTC
Angel,

Very nice work. Loving those exhaust pipes. I think I seen a set of those on a funny car.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 01:02 PM UTC
Looking good Angel. Not a real scratch build challenge though.

You may want to fill the knock out marks on the tracks to improve that.
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 03:24 PM UTC
Nicely done on the PE Angel!! Im a big fan of PE work.

JohnA
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M3 progress....

M3 is build and a lite coat of Tamiya fine surface primer. Going to let it set for a few days before I spray on Tamiya xf-62 Olive Drab for the base coat.






Only scratch build I have left, the bracket for the exhaust tip.

JohnA


ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 09:09 PM UTC
Mark,John,Peter-thanks for your comments!

I've painted the upper body,taken care(again) of ejector pin marks on the spare track(thanks Peter!).

The vehicle now rests for paint curing and I intend to give it a coat of mat varnish-together with a Blitz Tankwagen in 48th I am building for a friend- in the afternoon.

Pictures will follow soon.

petbat
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 09:28 PM UTC
Moving along nicely John.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 05:19 PM UTC
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Weathering will come next weekend,

PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 06:08 AM UTC
Moving ahead bit more slowly, but there's plenty of time remaining. The captured KV-1 has some battle damage:



I think these two might've been caused by same glancing shot.
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:09 AM UTC
I have a little room on the bench so I should be able to start on this campaign.

My entry is the T-34/76 German Army from Dragon, Kit #6185.



This will be my third Russian armor build, but my first T34. I kinda taken a fancy to Russian armor, so this should be an enjoyable build.

Until the next post.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 06:36 PM UTC
Must have been fording over the top of a rise with the attacker down low.... nice effect.
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 04:28 AM UTC
John, very good work with the model. I will follow with interest the continuation of your work with him.
Angel, now I expect you to make it slightly dirty. Not many. I know you do not like this procedure, but ... naturally it will.
Good luck, boys!
Cantstopbuyingkits
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC

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http://www.dieselpunks.org/profiles/blogs/saint-chamond-tank

scroll down, theres a picture with that description

also

https://at-the-sharp-end.tumblr.com/post/165968196184/bmashina-german-soldiers-in-captured-french-tank




Thank you.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 11:54 PM UTC
Calling this one done:





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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 06:54 AM UTC
Hello!

I’m starting this one a little late, as I had to finish the workhorses campaign. I had thought to build the Italeri M14/41 with Australian kangaroo markings in North Africa, but I’ve changed my mind and will build the Tamiya Valentine as a beutepanzer.

Here are the start-up pictures…





And this is the tank I plan to model.



I’m still trying to work out where the picture was taken… It doesn’t look like North Africa. So I’m wondering if it was one of the Valentines that was sent to Russia and was then captured and repurposed by the Germans… If so, there are a whole host of chipping and marking options right there.

Cheers

Matthew

PS Angel, beautiful jagdpanzer iv! Liking the subtle weathering very much.
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 04:50 PM UTC
At Angel,
Congrats on the finish and nicely done on your Jag! I like how the exhaust pipes turned out!

At Matthew,
Welcome to the campaign and I'm looking forward to seeing your build, especially the weathering. That's going to look amazing!

To help you with the location, I have no idea. BUT someone on Armorama will help you.

John
ayovtshev
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 08:07 PM UTC
Thanks Matthew!
I'm not a big fan of heavy weathering-mainly because I'm bit lazy on that side of the hobby...

Thanks JohnA!
I painted the exhaust pipes with Rust Streak enamel by AKInteractive and applied two rusty pigments and some soot, all fixed by AK Pigment Fixer.

d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 01:00 PM UTC
Everyone,

A quick update on my entry to the build, Dragon's T-34/76 German Army.

The tank is mostly assembled except for the tracks, tow cable and parts that will be put on after painting. This one was one of the easiest build so far. Only a few minor problems caused by myself.







petbat
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 08:34 PM UTC
Nicely done Angel. Could use some more weathering (duck, weave, dodge)

That is how I go about modelling, you build it your way, not how someone else thinks it should be. You need to be happy with your own results and anyway, it looks great.

Matthew, very likely one of the ex-British, then ex -Russian Valentines. This site has a caption on the pic to that effect, but I won't bet my life on it!
https://www.military-quotes.com/forum/allies-nazi-forces-usuing-captured-page6-t22560.html

That T34 is really coming along nicely too Mark.
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:50 PM UTC
Everyone,

Quick update, put down the base coat on my German T-34/76.





Will put a coat of Future on her tomorrow and then do a white wash.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 09:09 AM UTC
Really lovely kit, this Tamiya Valentine... in true Tamiya tradition, it just falls together. Here are a few pics





After a couple of hours modelling, I’m already on stage 7 of 22. Gotta love Tamiya!

Cheers

Matthew

P.S. Mark, nice beute T34/76. Very clean build.
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 05:08 PM UTC
At Mark, I agree with Matt, very clean build!!

Hello All,

Some progress pics on my captured M3.






Its coming along....

Pic below is the camo scheme that I'm going for. Picture for discussion only.


Thanks
JohnA





petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 08:05 AM UTC
Looking great guys.

John A, are you just doing the scheme or putting the 75mm howitzer in too?
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:02 AM UTC
Hello,

I got a bit more done on the beute Valentine. The Tamiya mud guards looked too tidy and even so I decided to replace them with lead foil. Also my reference picture has the front left mudguard shorn off - so that had to go.

Here are a couple of pics





I'll use Friul tracks so don't need to worry about attaching the fenders now.

Tomorrow, the turret and a few smaller details.

Cheers

Matthew