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Bruce Millers Blitzkrieg 6
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 06:22 AM UTC
Nobody's added anything since the campaign went live at the start of April, so I'll break the ice! When I can dig it out of the stash, I have an M18 Hellcat that's been begging to be built for quite a few years now. Photos to come...
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 02:22 PM UTC

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Nobody's added anything since the campaign went live at the start of April, so I'll break the ice!



Thanks for breaking the ice Tom. I actually went looking for the official campaign page today and didn't see anything so I was thinking I had missed something. I'm still not sure what I am going to build. I am thinking of a street vignette in a Berlin setting or something like that. Not sure.

Hopefully some others will help bring some life into this campaign.

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 02:09 PM UTC
Well I have decided on what I am going to build for this campaign. I decided to use this figure in a small vignette.



Not sure what I will do for the groundwork but it will be some kind of a rubble setting. Maybe near an open manhole or something like that.

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 03:42 PM UTC
Yeah I'm still sorting my build out. Basically, I have two ideas and am trying to settle on one of them. Basically, I'm split between a Soviet or a U.S. based diorama.

I've actually started on both models (SU-100 and M4a3) that both build is based around. To avoid getting behind, I've been taking pictures and will just post the build of the one I decide on...and start up on the base from there.

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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:04 AM UTC
I’m in with Tamiya’s Easy Eight. I have cut many of the parts off the sprues but have not glued anything. I hope that is ok. I will post a start pick when I can.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Bruce but look forward to taking part in a campaign in his honour.
tangodown
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 11:13 AM UTC
I've always wanted to do a Pantherturm defending a street corner. I'm In. I'll post a start picture as soon as I have all the parts assembled.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 05:33 PM UTC
Here's my entry:


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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 06:09 PM UTC
New aboard friends!. My choice is the Hetzer in Bologna, Italy, February 1945.



My first step today is to build the Panzer Crew.

Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 07:43 AM UTC
Hеllo!
I will participate in the Dragon's model (6292): Sd.Kfz.251 / 17 Ausf.D with 2cm Schwebelafette.
These are the initial photos.


Kalin
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 04:35 PM UTC
Here are ready the Panzer Crew for my Hetzer, I used figures of the Academy kit.



Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 08:00 AM UTC
looking forward to the Strumtiger Pasi.
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 06:46 AM UTC
I never liked that the pins are inside the chassis and hull. They have a nice detail.



The suspension can be moving, this is perfect for workable tracks or static tracks for mounting a Diorama.



The small problem are two suspension they cannot aligned and the other side are the same thing but inverted



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Rodolfo
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 06:58 PM UTC
The assembly of the wheels and the rollers was relatively easy as well as the covers of the suspension systems. The back of the wheels come completely smooth, without detail, but it will go unnoticed with the weathering work.





Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 06:59 PM UTC
The tracks are horrible, these is usefull for the Panzer 38(t) not for the Hetzar and the another problem are they do not fit properly between them and the guide horns of the tracks are very narrow.

I proceeded to thinned the guides horn of the tracks in both sides and sandering to the sprocket wheel in order to adjust correctly.





Regards!
Rodolfo
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 10:11 PM UTC
I'm in with Tamiya's Sturmtiger which I bought second hand last year. The guy I bought it from already has it supplied with PE metal grills. And most surprisingly, it has indy link tracks.


Cheers!
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 03:55 AM UTC
Hello!
I see the campaign has become interesting. And that's good!
My first work progress on Sd.Kfz.251 / 17. Here are some photos:





Kind regards and cheers!
Kalin
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 09:53 AM UTC
Tidy work, Kalin!
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 04:48 PM UTC
Nice work Kalin!

Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 04:50 PM UTC
I finished the construction and I can say that the rest of the work were made without problems, all pieces were fixed correctly, the only nightmare were the tracks as I commented previously.







Some tools, tracks with mounts and side skirts will be mounted after of paint.



Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:54 PM UTC
Looking good, Rodolfo!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 02:19 PM UTC
Thanks for your kind comments Gary!

Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 03:08 AM UTC
I applied Surface Primer Vallejo (#73600) directly to the airbrush without problems. I recommend the application in thin layers by zones, do not soak or wet the model, in order to avoid this, it take a distance of 10cm









Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 04:04 PM UTC
Here are my official entry photos for this campaign.





I hope to get started on it soon.

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:38 AM UTC
Randy,
That builds into a very nice little kit.

I've Started my Sturmtiger and been hit with a surprise issue...It's got the wrong hull tub! The hull tub is for a regular Tiger I.

What the part should have had:


And what I've done so far to remedy the situation:


Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:01 AM UTC
Gaz, You has sorted very good the problems, keep ahead!


More pics!

Preparing adhesive paper (engummed in both sides) for mounting the little pieces before to airbrushing



With the paper ready I proceed to mount the pieces and they are ready for start the airbrushing





The first phase, coating with 70% RAL 7028 (A.MIG-010) Dunkelgelb mixed with 30% Acrylic Thinner (AMMO/MIG), recommended in order to avoid paint jamming and fluency improves.





Regards!
Rodolfo