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Official Tank Destroyers Campaign
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 07:51 AM UTC

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I still need to find an engine for this kit, so if anyone has any info regarding after market jagdtiger engines in 1/35 scale i would appreciate it.



It depends on what you want to do with it David - how detailed you need it. The Tamiya German Tank Maintenance set is only good for an in situ placement as the block is moulded in one lump to the false floor section:


A look through the hatch and it will probably be detailed enough.

Otherwise, with the top deck removed or an engine being lowered in, etc, you are going to need more detail. If so, first up, I would put up a post here asking if anyone is not using an engine from one of the recent kits that come with an interior... you never know your luck someone might offer you one for the cost of postage or at least a cheap price.

Otherwise, CMK do a Maybach HL 230 P30 for the King Tiger - kit 3064.
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/cmk-3064-king-tiger-engine-set--113226

Verlinden did one too.

There is this 3d Printed one:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/model-monkey-25-maybach-hl230-maybach-hl230-p30-motor--1024546
their website pic:
https://www.model-monkey.com/product-page/1-35-maybach-hl230-p30-motor-for-tiger-and-panther-tanks

There used to be another on Shapeways, but that seems to have disappeared from their site.
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 08:10 AM UTC

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Hi David ... copycat... looks like its another Jagdtiger lol... still you cant get enough of them ...
I would try the TAMIYA 35180 German Engine Maintenance Crew as a start point, its basic but a decent lump to start from with some basic scratch add ons like wire and tubing etc it works ok. I've used it a few times in the past.
John



Hi John, yeah geat minds think alike. I got this kit as am Xmas present.
Johnnych01
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 09:01 AM UTC
I do love the jagdtiger, its just a monster. Standing next to one down at Bovi tank musuem you have to think WOW. I also agree with Peter, the Tam eng maintenance kit is ok for a peak through hatch, anything else may need one of the more detailed options he mentions.
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 11:36 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
My entry will be a tiny model in 1/144 scale. I've got some choices and I may build more than one.

Here's the unbuilt kits photo with Thursday's local newspaper.

Looking forward to this campaign. There's lots of interest from the members.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Martinvidas
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 07:02 AM UTC
Hello,
I am here with:


Have a nice builds everyone

Johnnych01
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 08:24 AM UTC
Well I thought I would get the ball rolling with some cutting and glueing. Just the final drive, idlers and internal main gun assembly.



I wasnt going to do any internal detailing but I will add some to the gun assembly as I now intend to leave the top hatch and rear crew doors open.
Overall the general detailing isnt as good as the Tamiya Jagdtiger, so I may end up using more PE than initially wanting to. Detailing on the wheels and final drives is particularly weak so that will need some heavy weathering/mud during the final stages.
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 09:31 AM UTC

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I do love the jagdtiger, its just a monster. Standing next to one down at Bovi tank musuem you have to think WOW. I also agree with Peter, the Tam eng maintenance kit is ok for a peak through hatch, anything else may need one of the more detailed options he mentions.



yeah I will take a look at this engine kit as well as one I have found on eBay. I don't plan on opening the box and start building until I get back from our honeymoon which will be early February.
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 11:12 AM UTC

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Well I thought I would get the ball rolling with some cutting and glueing. Just the final drive, idlers and internal main gun assembly.



I wasnt going to do any internal detailing but I will add some to the gun assembly as I now intend to leave the top hatch and rear crew doors open.
Overall the general detailing isnt as good as the Tamiya Jagdtiger, so I may end up using more PE than initially wanting to. Detailing on the wheels and final drives is particularly weak so that will need some heavy weathering/mud during the final stages.



Yeah, that's one of their earlier Jagdtigers, and not as detailed as the later kits they issued.
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 01:31 PM UTC

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OK, here's my entry. Already planning on how to replace the DS tracks which, as you can see, have turned into junk in their packaging!






Guy, I have that same kit in my stash somewhere. The tracks are probably the same.
Petro
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 02:18 PM UTC
Ok
Here is my entry. Academy Late Hetzer. I'm slow at work, so a campaign usually gets me motivated.
OOB build. The most i might add is an after market barrel. I don't feel like killing my attitude with etch.

Lower hull/ running gear started. This hull is small compared to panzer IV types.
My first Academy armor build.
nsjohn
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 03:05 PM UTC
Interested to see how this one goes as well, as that was another option for this campaign.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 12:18 AM UTC
Cool choice, Marc. You are right, the Hetzer is really small. The people on the box art must be children for them to be to scale.

I think this is the kit with templates for the camouflage? Are you going for the box art camouflage?
Petro
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 02:10 AM UTC

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Cool choice, Marc. You are right, the Hetzer is really small. The people on the box art must be children for them to be to scale.

I think this is the kit with templates for the camouflage? Are you going for the box art camouflage?


Yes it includes the template. I would like to try it. It depends on how bad my OCD gets. I might make myself crazy trying to do it. Lol
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 01:50 PM UTC

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ComradeMP, sorry to put a downer on your entry, but David haa already mentioned in the original thread for this campaign that only produced / in service vehicles are allowed in this build, no paper panzers or what if's ...
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Fair enough, must have not seen that part of the thread. So from a big beast to a tiny terror:

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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 04:37 PM UTC

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ComradeMP, sorry to put a downer on your entry, but David haa already mentioned in the original thread for this campaign that only produced / in service vehicles are allowed in this build, no paper panzers or what if's ...
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Fair enough, must have not seen that part of the thread. So from a big beast to a tiny terror:





wow you guys are off to a flying start, I will be playing catch up in February after my honeymoon.

ComradeMP I have that hetzer on my eBay watchlist so will be following your build with a keen eye
Johnnych01
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 05:09 AM UTC
Well I have sorted the running gear and I will start doing the indy track links tonight and over the weekend. have also carved away some of the plastic that is going to be replaced by PE so its all ready to go when that stage comes. Now undecided about how much I will have on display internally ref the gun and interior etc.

Will try and get some PE on over the weekend and post some pics of progress.

As I am not a complete rivet counter I dont think I will go for a specific vehicle, just a generic battle damaged one.
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 02:36 PM UTC
I hope there's room for another Jagdtiger, this one in braille scale:







Charlie-66
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 05:06 AM UTC
Had a chance to get a lot of bench time last weekend, and here's as far as I've gotten.







Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC
My progress in the constructing of the stug:




I ordered a metal barrel, so I will wait for it not
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 07:44 AM UTC
All looking great guys.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 08:37 AM UTC
Charlie, have you test fit the super structure to your hull? I have the same kits and have noticed in lots of pics that there is a pretty big gap between the hull and super structure on the top front running across just in front of the drivers position on a number of the builds I have seen. Some are more noticeable than others. Wondering if your is showing that gap. Can’t wait to see your build. I am still debating between doing this kit or Dragons Stug III w/ waffle zimmerit.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:18 PM UTC

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ComradeMP, sorry to put a downer on your entry, but David haa already mentioned in the original thread for this campaign that only produced / in service vehicles are allowed in this build, no paper panzers or what if's ...
I also agree with Sinsling, the SU 122 was primarily designed as an infantry heavy support platform (artillery) and not a tank killer so going on its primary design role, I would say no ... just my opinion.



it's a tricky one that's for sure because if like me you play world of tanks then you find that vehicle in the tank destroyers tech tree.
rather than force someone to buy another kit I'm prepared to let this one in as it did have specific ammunition for destroying enemy tanks rather just improvising using what vehicles were lying around as it where.

as for paper panzers, I will leave that to later on this year as there seems to be a growing interest in that area.



Oh, I really want to thank everyone for their responses related to this. I think everyone is RIGHT, this is not a true TD. Sometimes, the question is also the answer. But I think everyone for their responses. I have several campaigns that I am committed to, so I may join this later in the year with a proper entry.



Darn, I entered the campaign without doubting the SU122 was a tank destroyer and started building away! Now I'm already into the weathering stages... I wanted to post some in progress pictures and then I read this... I never doubted it to be a tank destroyer, but apparantly the SU122 is more of an assault gun than TD.

Although the instrutions from the kit (tamiya 1/48) state it has been used as a TD in the battle of Kursk where "it struggled against German tanks".

Pity! I'll try and see if I can still get it enrolled in the Big Guns campaign.
Chaman911
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 12:29 AM UTC
Well...if an SU122 shot a tank it would destroy it
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 04:51 AM UTC
Hans,

I read that the SU-122 was developed to destroy Tiger II and Jagdtigers. The shell most likely wouldn't pierce the frontal armor but the shockwave of the explosion would kill or disable the crew.

That would make it a tank destroyer in my eyes.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 06:50 AM UTC

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Hans,

I read that the SU-122 was developed to destroy Tiger II and Jagdtigers. The shell most likely would pierce the frontal armor but the shockwave of the explosion would kill or disable the crew.

That would make it a tank destroyer in my eyes.

Mark



That's excellent news! (for me, not for the crewmen ).

So, than I can share some in progress pictures...

I have to admit though that I totally forgot to take some pictures from the box content... It's Tamiya's 1/48 SU122. I had it lying around for more than 10 years (took a long break from modelling). Back then I sprayed some parts with some leftover green paint I had in my airbrush, but I left everything attached to the sprue. Of course there's no point in doing such a thing, but I guess I didn't feel like throwing away the paint just like that. But apart from that I didn't do anything with it, and now I just painted over what was left of that first layer after removing everything from the sprue, sanding, and glueing the thing together.

The building stage :





Base layer (hand painted Vallejo) :



Rainbow filters and fading (oil paints), and some random scratches and worn paint (sponge technique). This step gives me a good base, the paint looks like it aged a bit, has some general wear and tear, without explicit chipping etc.



Gloss coat + pinwash (I used a mix of black oil paint and a dark brown MiG filter - yes filter)



And matt coat and some MiG filters to tone it down a bit and give it some generally used and slightly dirty look.



And now it's time for chipping, maybe rain marks, oil, mud & dust and so on. I'll go easy on these, the idea is to depict a tank that only recently entered the stage.