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Trumpeter Mk VI Campaign - Active
GulfWarrior
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 08:36 AM UTC
Happy 2020 everyone! The Trumpeter Mk VI campaign is now live!

Operational Overview
This is the new and improved Trumpeter Mk VI campaign.

The Rules and Regs
1. Must be a Trumpeter kit
2. All scales
3. All eras
4. No previously started kits
5. Dios welcome
6. Aftermarket add-ons welcome
7. Model cannot be entered in multiple campaigns
8. At least two in-progress pictures posted in the campaign thread
9. At least two pictures of the completed model in the gallery

Contest Element
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Post your questions, thoughts and in-progress pics here!

Good luck and happy modeling!



d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 09:32 AM UTC
Happy New Year!

Here is my entry into this build. Trumpeter Super Heavy Tank E-100.



Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 09:43 AM UTC
A Happy New Year to everyone! I‘ll be building a Pak 44, quite a beast of an anti-tank gun:





Have fun,

Jerry
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 03:33 PM UTC
Off to a good start, guys!



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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 03:53 PM UTC

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Off to a good start, guys!






Off too.
Need to start the year cool, especially after the new year eve !
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 05:56 PM UTC
A Prime Mover it will be for sure. I will kick off with the Sd.Kfz.8 (DB9)
Half-Track Artillery Tractor. Trumpeter Kit Noº 09538

The kit has some positive reviews for accuracy and good detail. Engine is very well executed and I like that for further detailing.
I have the Nuts & Bolts Noº16 for reference and loads of other 'action photos', so it should be fun.
I hope Trumpeter will release their announced Sd.Kfz.9 'FAMO)' kits for 2020 very soon. That might include a second entry for this campaign.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 08:14 PM UTC
Happy New Year All!

As just wrote in the PROPOSE of this campaign, I am participating with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces JGSDF Type 89 IFV kit from Trumpeter. I will also add the Lion Roar detail-up set to improve the model (at least to a certain level).

Type_89_WIP_00

Unfortunately could not find a/m track, so I will have to use the one vinyl version from the kit (at least it has nice details).

Tamás
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 10:01 PM UTC
Great choices, guys. Especially the E-150 is interesting for me as I have that one in the stash.

I have not decided yet, but have a ton of trumpeter kits, so it should be fairly easy to find an interesting build.
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 04:19 PM UTC
As promised, the companion piece to the Karl-Gerat I built for Mark V:

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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 05:17 PM UTC
Im in with the IS-5 (object 730)

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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 11:57 PM UTC
Shell,

Nice choice, I did just the opposite, built the Fahrgestell first. You will find the sink marks on the ammo doors a real pain to remove if you decide to pose them open.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 09:30 AM UTC
My build, Trumpeter's PLA Type 56 Divisional Gun.





Mike
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 12:40 PM UTC

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You will find the sink marks on the ammo doors a real pain to remove if you decide to pose them open.

Mark



Thanks for the heads-up.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 04:15 AM UTC
Richard (GulfWarrior), I would like to participate with a model airplane in the campaign (TRU 02817 Savoia Marchetti SM.79-II Sparviero), but I'm not sure if I'm breaking the rules. Would you say it's possible?
Kalin
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 04:55 AM UTC
If it's a Trumpeter kit, then it qualifies!



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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 05:27 AM UTC
Understood. Thanks.
Kalin
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 04:17 AM UTC
I'm starting a campaign with the TRU 02817 model "Savoia Marchetti SM.79-II Sparviero". I also apply Eduard PE to it.
Here are the pictures:






Have fun and succeed.
Kalin
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 02:22 PM UTC
When you look at these pictures it won't seem like three "sittings" at the bench. This Trumpeter kit is much like a Bronco kit - LOTS of tiny bits! I'm aware of the Trumpeter/Bronco relationship.

Multiple times things went flying but luckily I was able to find all but one piece - tiny and you probably won't miss it. Ugh!





The barrel halves are joined, the muzzle brake not yet. Two other small parts are waiting to be added, but I'm not doing that until I know where the other end connects - it'd be my luck to glue it on and they be way off.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 01:26 AM UTC
Hi Mike,

Looks great so far! I see your kit has the infamous split breech block - puttying a seam in a curve is always a party but you took care of it.

Have fun,

Jerry
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 07:22 AM UTC
I would be happy to join the campaign with Trumpeter 1/35 T-64A MOD 1981


Regards Fred

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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC
My first work progress. Outside, things are wonderful, and inside ....


After three days ...


And by the way, I worked on the cab and one of the engines.



That's all for now.
Have fun and success.
Kalin
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:47 PM UTC
I've done a bit more work on the barrel and have most of the trailing arms completed. This gun will be set up for the traveling mode.



Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 03:39 PM UTC

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You will find the sink marks on the ammo doors a real pain to remove if you decide to pose them open.

Mark



Thanks for the heads-up.



It is not just the knock out pin marks Shell. The dirty great big rectangular hole on the rear wall should not be there... It should be a solid sheet of metal all the way across. The hole is because of the moulded in plank parts on the outside. Why they just did not do a separate piece for that is anyone (except an engineer's) guess.

More tips:

Watch out how you fit the PE around the pully on the mast - you need to make sure you put it on the right way and it is easy to do it wrong.
The PE fenders, solder the top plates on the frame before bending anything. If you do not, you will regret it later when it is so warped as to be unusable... which is why I used spare Dragon ones...

The ammo bay doors fall off if someone sneezes.... a lot of weight on the tiny fitment points.

Accuracy -if you want to know:
The ammo compartment actually lacks anything resembling real detail
No reinforcing plates and nuts to stop all the handles being pulled straight through the sheet metal.
No internal braces for the fixed side panels
No nuts matching the bolts in the outside bracing
Lifting 'claw' for the ammo is incorrect, the ends that meet the cross beam look nothing like the real thing (and good luck trying to bend the PE one)

A lot of other bits have accuracy issues to:
Drive sprocket bolt heads located in the wrong place
Rear Idler does not have the correct outside sit of the PE ring
Brake housing hatch covers are wrong type
Driver's and rear cargo hatches have the locks positioned in the wrong places and the 'triangle' on the rear one should have the apex pointing backward, not forward
The drive gear housings are dreadful
Running gear assembly is chunky and lacking in detail
The ammo rounds do not have the rectangular holes in the side of the end caps (Impossible to add to the aluminium one) and the round 'holes' should not be shallow depressions.

A lot of this you might be able to fix from the spares box.

Here is my WIP pic from years ago, which might help you get a feel for the issues. I still hadn't fully detailed it yet. Didn't take a pic in the raw after this one.





Hope I haven't turned you off it, as you can see, it is still worth building.

Good Luck Amigo
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:29 AM UTC

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My first work progress. Outside, things are wonderful, and inside ....


After three days ...


And by the way, I worked on the cab and one of the engines.



That's all for now.
Have fun and success.
Kalin



Nice work on that Italian plane. You already infected me building a plane on Aeroscale. Longtime ago I opened my cabinet with all the Wing things.

Will be following this one. It is worth a build log IMHO. Looks very promising.
Have fun.

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:45 AM UTC
Peter,

I not sure on your model version but I had the Ausf F. model and I had to rebuild the exhaust on it as it was completely wrong. You will find that you will need to hang the metal artillery shell with the crane to keep the lines on the crane taught, unless you plan on having the crane in the storage position or glue them in place.

Mark