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RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 05:29 AM UTC
Hello ,

my entry for this campaign:

petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 08:27 AM UTC
I built the M107 version of this a long time ago Franck..

You doing OOB or going nuts and detailing it like this one?



http://www.modelersite.com/en/1696/italeri-m110--1-35-scale

Nate_W
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 06:21 PM UTC

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First crewmember is done. I am not a figure painting wizard and this new russian digital camouflage don´t really adds for my relief as it is a "first time" for me but I am more than happy about the final outcome about it. I just added the now usual national Color Badge, the army badge and the distinct unit´s badge:









I changed the final Location of this one - the gesture of him fixing something at the armatures does look more realistic than climbing up the stairs





So who comes next...



Great job! This Pion is stunning! I love all the amazing upgrades you've made for it! I can't wait to see how it ends up.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 09:43 PM UTC
i'm not going nuts !

I'll build it out of the box.
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 01:47 AM UTC
Thank you all again for your positive Feedback. It keeps my spirit high .

I finished painting the rest of the crew. All of them have the new issued RATNIK unifom but some of them still retained their trustable BUSHLAT winter anorak. One loader have a padded winter west. I tried to give it another digital tonal color, called SPEKTER-S but the difference is not too stark. I was amazed about how much different camouflage patterns were/are in use in the russian army - if you are interested in this have a look at this site https://camopedia.org/index.php?title=Russia

But now the pics of the final crew members;

The Driver



2nd gunner/mechanic



Vehicle commander



loader1


loader2



and the cartwheel-man (one of his hands got lost - have to find and refix it again)


altogether view
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Now there is just one amber light and the tank antenna and a diorama base missing. The end is near!
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 09:03 AM UTC

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i'm not going nuts !

I'll build it out of the box.



Smart man...

Figures are stunning Thomas. This is really is turning out to be quite the masterpiece.
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 06:41 AM UTC

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Figures are stunning Thomas. This is really is turning out to be quite the masterpiece.



Thank you very much Peter; actually there is not much more to do for me. I just added one amber light at the commanders station and a wireless antenna at the rear crew compartment. Right now I am waiting for my baseground to arrive from MiniNatur and then the Diorama is finished
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 11:48 AM UTC
This is where the gun shield stands right now. I'll eventually get to bending the upper shield supports to the correct curved shape. Right now, the lower supports are glued.





Mike
petbat
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 03:18 PM UTC
If I hadn't trimmed my nails this morning, I'd be chewing them for you Mike.
zontar
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Joined: August 27, 2006
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 04:57 PM UTC
Thomas: That's a great looking crew. Nice work!

Happy Modeling,
Zon
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 04:15 AM UTC

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Thomas: That's a great looking crew. Nice work!

Happy Modeling,
Zon



Thank you very much Zon; I really feel honored as figure and especially facial painting was always selfconsidered as my weak spot
Propster
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: January 01, 2019
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 06:07 PM UTC
Hi all

Starting on my big gun.




Hangelafette
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Joined: April 22, 2012
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 02:03 PM UTC
Plugging along on the field gun.



Covered the Tamiya German Grey a coat of hairspray followed by AK's Real Colors RAL8000. I obviously should have used more hairspray and not thinned the AK with lacquer thinner, I can't even scratch the paint with a toothpick. I may resort to lightly dabbing the model with thinner to expose the grey.

-Nate
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 04:44 AM UTC
I reached the finish line, I just had to add one amber light and an appropriate antenna to the vehicle and I completed my diorama base today. It was a huge, complicated and demanding build for me but the end result was worth every drop of sweat and blood. I would like to thank everyone for your support and always positive feedback - it was a pleasure to me.

Now the final pictures for you - sorry but because of the huge size of everything I was not always able to shoot the pics beyond my background...





























Thanks for watching and see you at another campaign

P.S. I tried to place three pictures in the Campaign Gallery but always got an error Code. Can someone explain me again how to place pictures there properly?
Hangelafette
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 05:18 AM UTC
We really need a 'we are not worthy' emoji on this forum. Outstanding work Thomas!
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 05:40 AM UTC

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We really need a 'we are not worthy' emoji on this forum. Outstanding work Thomas!



Thank you very much Nathan
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 09:03 AM UTC
Absolutely sensational Thomas. A true work of art.

If I could say a couple of small things? The trench of gouged soil at the rear is much deeper than the area the vehicle is sitting on, which would be unlikely. Tracks on the ground do not move unless the vehicle is turning and then they slide sideways. It is downward pressure pushing mud out to the side and the small surface clumps that stick to tracks and are flicked out later when the track rises from the ground that causes the 'trench'. So the soil would be very soft and the vehicle weight would also have pushed the vehicle down further than depicted for the trenches to be that deep - plus there would be no 'step' up from the trench up to the tracks.

To give you the idea of what I mean:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZIRjbjFGuo

Also, I expect that the crew would reverse the vehicle to dig in the blade so a small scraped area and piled up soil would result.

Not big things really, just finer detail that my An@I retentive side nags at me about.

As to the pics. Have you tried uploading the pics one at a time? Multiple upload has been an issue for a long time.
ComradeMP
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 05:13 PM UTC
That one great dio with a big gun!

The build is done and just awaits priming and paint. Added welds and small detail I felt should be there, also browsed tons of other builds for ideas.








One of the things I did was shave off the old hinge for the front left platform and added a new one made of styrene rod. Was shifted a bit too much the right and wouldn't go down more than half way before hitting the side of the gun platform support. Also the two I-beams in all the builds are just sort of there and instructions show no correct way to place them. So I made some brackets from styrene and some welds.
Propster
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 07:12 PM UTC
Absolutely outstanding Thomas.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 09:19 AM UTC
Fantastic detail work Comrade.
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: December 11, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - 07:12 AM UTC

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Absolutely sensational Thomas. A true work of art.

If I could say a couple of small things? The trench of gouged soil at the rear is much deeper than the area the vehicle is sitting on, which would be unlikely. Tracks on the ground do not move unless the vehicle is turning and then they slide sideways. It is downward pressure pushing mud out to the side and the small surface clumps that stick to tracks and are flicked out later when the track rises from the ground that causes the 'trench'. So the soil would be very soft and the vehicle weight would also have pushed the vehicle down further than depicted for the trenches to be that deep - plus there would be no 'step' up from the trench up to the tracks.

To give you the idea of what I mean:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZIRjbjFGuo

Also, I expect that the crew would reverse the vehicle to dig in the blade so a small scraped area and piled up soil would result.

Not big things really, just finer detail that my An@I retentive side nags at me about.

As to the pics. Have you tried uploading the pics one at a time? Multiple upload has been an issue for a long time.



Thanks a lot mate - I do understand what you mean. I will try to improve my diorama abilities when I start my Rye Field Challenger II TES this time I would not like to change anything anymore as I ran out of steam here.

the pic issue is resolved - indeed I first tried to upload three pics at once. After I did upload one by one everything went fine
Black_sheep
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - 07:13 AM UTC

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Absolutely outstanding Thomas.



Thank you Steven - curious how your ISU will turn out
Petro
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Joined: November 02, 2003
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 12:25 PM UTC
Excellent finish Thomas.
Update time. Been a little slow on working on this beast. Trying like hell not to screw it up. Satin varnish applied.

Added some dirt to the running gear, but still need to dust up.

Chips and scratches are not my strong suit. Just noticed tow cables floating.

Need to paint tail light

Vallejo rusty washes on the exhaust. Tamiya black paint mixed very weak with soap and water for exhaust stains.

Working on a commander, but since i am customizing him, he might not make an appearance.
With the next update , i hope to be complete.
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ARMORAMA
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Texas, United States
Joined: January 05, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 01:43 PM UTC
Looking good, everyone! I'm still trying to get some hobby time in while working from home.

Stay safe out there!



Geoboffin
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 05, 2016
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 05:13 AM UTC
Signing up with a duplicate of Illini’s Tamiya Hummel plus barrel.