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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 04:31 PM UTC
Alright, my friends time is winding down for the extension.

In the Baker Islands USA, the time is 4:30 PM on Friday June 14.

That leaves 31.5 hours until the entire world has entered 16 June 2019. I hope you all have a productive final day of campaigning!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 05:17 PM UTC
Zsolt,
Wow! What a fantastic looking Chaffee! Love the dusty weathering and all of the extras! Congratulations on completing it!

Well done!

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 08:06 AM UTC
Zsolt, it was worth the wait. Great finish and you pulled off what you wanted to depict nicely.

Nathan, glad you liked it. The Griffin sets do add a lot, especially the correct sized rear stowage boxes, but I will warn you the ammo compartment is very fiddly. You need to insert rounds in the tubes so you can use the point of the round to hold the rear perforated panel in the right place when fixing it to the rest of the frame. It also means you can align the tubes correctly - don't fix the tubes to the frame until you have them aligned and fix the low run, then the middle and finally the top runs. The slightest misalignment will cause you grief later. Also solder the retaining clips for the rounds to the tubes before doing anything else. Glue will not hold them and they will be easy to break off if you don't.

Do not paint the part of the round that is hidden in the tube. Any paint will make them too thick to fit. I had to scrape the paint off mine.

Good luck with your build if you go that way.

Stephen, a pity you couldn't join in. Maybe the Otter can be your entry in the APC/AFV build later this year?

I have built the IBG 1/35th scale Otter; a few accuracy issues around the doors and the driver hinged visor panel being too long and the fenders a smidgen too short in vertical height (and 1/48 scale pioneer tools!) The mortar tube is the post war truncated cone Dutch version, not a straight tube. With some TLC it comes out quite well. Not sure if the 1/72nd scale has the same issues around the doors and visor but the difference in the fender would unlikely be noticeable.

For my build I just sliced out a section of the door, repositioned the hinges and added a strip in the bottom of the door opening to raise them to the right height. Same for the visor:
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 06:30 AM UTC
Some amazing builds in here.
Regret not joining in now but had so much fun much going on I barely had much time to get in any modelling over the last few months.
Ironically I picked up IBG's 1/72 Otter reconnaissance car at the weekend which would have made a great little quick build here.

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 04:11 AM UTC

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Okay the Dragon M3 GMC is done. It was actually finished by the due date, but I took the opportunity to make a base for it. I also removed the tarp over the gun as per the earlier pic of the real vehicle, I just did not like how much it covered up. Artistic licence, I made a rolled tarp to add to the fender to replace it.







Details of the dials...



Great campaign, lots of great guys here, glad I joined in. Thanks for hosting Gaz.

Cheers all.




Whoa! Amazing job Peter! This has actually sparked a big interest in the M3 GMC 75mm. What an aesthetically pleasing vehicle to look at. Tactically it looks like it has so much potential for infantry support. Looks like I'm going to have to get Dragon's and all the awesome upgrades for it! DOwn the rabbit hole I go!
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 01:59 AM UTC
Thank you very much! It was a fun build - though a bit difficult sometimes
cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 01:55 AM UTC
That Chaffee looks fantastic Ramanathan!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 11:20 PM UTC
Ramanathan,

Sweet!

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 07:53 PM UTC
Hello all,
I finally finished the Chaffee. The weathering took longer time than I expected... I wanted to depict a brand new but quite dusty tank and I applied the dust in very light layers. In the evening I'll put pictures to the campaign gallery.
Cheers,
Zsolt




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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 02:41 AM UTC
This monster is ... It's impressive...and terrifying.
Congratulations on your work on the model.
Kalin
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:16 PM UTC
Thank you Kalin.

Looking great Shell. Such a substantial chunk of plastic I am surprised you haven't knocked off more bits.

If only I had the room for one myself....
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:03 PM UTC
Looking great, Shell! Glad your paint disaster was kept to a small area!

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 02:30 PM UTC
Okay. Did things a little ass-backwards in that I realized after the fact that I should have let the gray show through more on the light overcoat. I came across some clearer pics of the captured Leopold that showed the light yellow was applied more like a whitewash, in that it wasn't meant for long-term but as an immediate concern. So, I went back and applied a light haze of gray in a way to simulate it being the color peeking through; hopefully a wash and some weathering will pull it all together. Got the Peddinghaus decals so I can bring it up to Reichbahn regulations.





Oh, and funny story:

While I was checking out how the gray was coming out of the AB, the lid to the cup popped off and a splash of paint jumped out (heavily alcohol-thinned Tamiya) and hit the table right next to the main body of the gun and splattered. Amazingly, I only suffered a bunch of small spots and no flooding. I still have my old Paasche hooked up and loaded it with yellow and covered over the mess as best I could, and continued with the gray. Fortunately it was on the back side and as I am displaying the open sighting mechanism on the other side, noone can see where the spill hit once it's against the shelf.

Said mechanism which has broken off five times now. I glued it on again for the pics but we all know it's coming off when I do the decals or attempt the weathering. Hoping I don't bust off any of the little chains I made for the rails--I tried to duplicate the hooks that would be on the ends of the chains where they would hang from a fitting attached to the railing, and those made me need new glasses.
k_mero4
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 07:56 AM UTC
Peter, it is beautiful. Very good paint work and weathering is very, very fine. Congratulations.
Kalin
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 07:52 PM UTC
Gracias Tomás.

Bienvenidos al foro
Bagration1944
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 11:42 AM UTC
Lap Man: Awesome work on your M10. I like a lot that scheme.

Lukas: Lovely Wespe!

Peter: That is a beautiful M3!

Regards
Tomás
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 11:48 PM UTC
Thank's Peter. Nice job, one more time.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 10:45 PM UTC
Thanks everyone.

Bogi, it is a mix of Tamiya paints as per Mike Starmers (MAFVA) British colours.

Mix: 4pts XF55 + 2pts XF49 + 1pt XF66. I add gloss to mine and use Tamiya Lacquer thinners (Buff Cap) to thin.
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 09:20 PM UTC
Peter, eMan, incredible work guys... Seriously. Pleasure to watch.
Peter, what brand did you use for "Light Mud?"
It's perfect.
eMan
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 08:24 PM UTC
Peter,
Very nice weathering, you did a great job.
justsendit
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 02:53 PM UTC
Fantastic work, Peter!🍺🍺🍺

—mike
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 02:34 PM UTC
Peter,
Congratulations on a fantastic finish! The base adds tpo the build for sure! Fabulous detail painting as well!


Gaz
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 01:59 PM UTC
Okay the Dragon M3 GMC is done. It was actually finished by the due date, but I took the opportunity to make a base for it. I also removed the tarp over the gun as per the earlier pic of the real vehicle, I just did not like how much it covered up. Artistic licence, I made a rolled tarp to add to the fender to replace it.







Details of the dials...



Great campaign, lots of great guys here, glad I joined in. Thanks for hosting Gaz.

Cheers all.
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 03:07 PM UTC

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Great job, Lukas! I hope to build the Wespe myself some day.



Just make sure its the newest rebox so you won't have to scratch so much of the missing gear from the gun compartment.


Oh yeah! That's for sure. I don't mind a few figures to hide blank looking areas either.
brekinapez
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 08:56 AM UTC

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Great job, Lukas! I hope to build the Wespe myself some day.



Just make sure its the newest rebox so you won't have to scratch so much of the missing gear from the gun compartment.