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TankManNick
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 10:28 AM UTC
Repost for broken picture links!

Here's the unstarted sprue shot:





I've been taking a close look at this model and it looks like a great little kit! Only the two part barrel will need careful attention. The supplied brass wire might be too thick for the tow cables. I know - big deal right? The clear film for the 'scopes might be tricky. Has anyone had experience with that? I'm assuming right now that I will be painting the inside of the scopes black and put this film in the front. Kinda did the same thing on an Italeri Panther once. As far as I can tell right now it looks accurate, so this will probably be an OOB build - not so entertaining I know but there you go! (Might be best for a first campaign vehicle build.) Will have fun with dust and weathering though. Now I just need to clear some stuff out the way so I can start! Might be a while I'm afraid...

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OK time to post an update on the Ariete C1 Up-armored.

Unfortunately I hit a problem right away! The wheels are loose. I do NOT want a tank with wobbly wheels, so I did two things. I added putty to the shafts and put a plastic card disc in between the wheels halves. Then I drilled new holes. Hopefully the picture will make it more clear.



The problem comes because there is not solid plastic inside the wheels, so the axle shafts do not have a firm attachment. Hopefully my fixes will cure the problem.

C1 Ariete update: I have to say my fixes worked out just great! I was able to get the road wheels so snug on the axles that liquid cement was all that I needed. I was sure that tube cement would be necessary. (Well yes, a little trimming and sanding was performed to get the custom snug fit!)



The tracks - well plastic cement did NOT work here, despite what Trumpeter tell you, and I went old-school and used staples - the top of the track will be well hidden under the up-armor kit I think. The tracks look a little loose in the picture above, but on a surface look fine, so I left well alone.



So there is the initial painting on the running gear. Much will be hidden, so final paint will be left to after construction!

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Finally starting to look like a tank!



The tow cables are rather nice. I must take a picture!

Got some paint on this baby. Just about ready for 'weathering', which in this case is going to be mainly dust, dust and more dust!



Comments:
This is one good looking piece of armor!
'Photofilm' was provided for the vision blocks in the turret. Basically just flat clear film that you were supposed to cut to fit. Couldn't make it work for Ended up just using gloss black in the 'holes'. Not great but then it's not too visible either.
There are some delicate rear-view mirrors which I will put on LAST! Otherwise I will be sure to break them off. Usually I try to use wire to replace the rods, but these are not just straight rods so I was foiled! I already broke the gun lock on the rear and lost it. Not sure what to do about that yet!
Question. Anyone have anything good for mirrors? I've used foil which is better than silver paint, but not totally convincing.
I left off most of the tools for painting separately and then found out that most were painted same color as the body. DOH!
Wasn't happy with the coverage or color of the airbrushed Tamiya acrylic, so repainted by brush in Humbrol enamael. Sounds weird but I end up doing that quite often. It's warm in these parts so the Tamiya dries really flat and makes a great surface for relaxing brush painting! Anyone else do that? Also I use a magnifying lamp for brushing, so it's a lot easier for me to see what I'm doing. Airbrushing is out in the garage due to noisy compressor and paint spray.





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First stage dust up - heavy vertical streaks.





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Second step - acrylic wash:





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See the white-ish area and 'tide-marks'? That's what I'm talking about.



My attempt to hide it. I will do another filter to see if that will blend everything together.



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Re-applied filter and then dust. Axed the side mirrors as not often fitted (and looked dumb anyway :-) ).








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I reckon I'm calling her 'done'.





Overhead shot if I must.


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phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 02:08 AM UTC
Some great models completed and proof you don't need to throw vast sums of cash at a kit to make something good.

Afraid I wasn't able to complete my Jeep but I am continuing on with it. I will post some pics when it's done.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 08:36 PM UTC
Thanks for a great campaign. It was fun!

See you all in the next one
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 05:28 AM UTC

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Ribbons sent !!




Thanks John
Congrats to all those that finished
nng-nng
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 02:18 AM UTC

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Ribbons sent !!




Thanks John!

bm4247
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 12:18 AM UTC
Thank you so much.
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 11:29 PM UTC
Ribbons sent !!

bm4247
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 10:26 PM UTC
here are the finished photographs. I had some trouble with the PE, fiddly bits and soldiers and lack of some colours of paints. Its a bit rough but only my third model I have finished as far as this.








Still a long way to go before I get any good at this but hopefully it will come with practice.

Thanks and hopefullymy entry can be accepted although it is a day late.

Brian
bm4247
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 08:47 PM UTC
This was an in progress shot
bm4247
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 08:30 PM UTC
I did not get my model finished until today!!! I still have a flat coat to spray on then it will be done.

I realise the closure date was yesterday but I got held up due to personal stuff, kids vomiting everywhere, and I fell behind. If I post pictures of the finished model later today can I still qualify please?
Arnzer
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 12:22 AM UTC
Hello,

here is my finished entry (I hope I'm just in time ...).

My kit is a 1/72 French Somua S-35 from Heller bought for 13 euros in a toy shop.






"A bientôt"

Arn.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 03:34 PM UTC
Nice jobs on your tanks, Fabian and Lapman. Really nice additions to the campaign.

I guess that makes us 11 finishers in total

eMan
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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 02:03 PM UTC
Hobbby Boss ZTZ 99B finished.


nng-nng
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Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 06:16 PM UTC
Nice work so far. End of this campaign is October 31, which leaves about 2 1/2 days for you to finish your build. If there should be a need for an extention, let me know.
So far there are only 9 completed entries in the gallery , while 47 members are enlisted in the campaign.

Had my kit finished probaly about a month ago, somehow never managed to take pictures. Anyway here it is: The old Italeri M4A3 (in a Revell box) somewhere in the Pacific:


eMan
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 02:11 PM UTC
ZTZ 99B progress update



phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 02:04 AM UTC
Nice work Sal. The paint work is fantastic.

My build is progressing more slowly than I'd like (been slaving away in a bathroom when I'd have sooner been at my desk) but it's now starting to look like a Jeep.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 09:42 AM UTC
Nice choice, eman! Will you do the pixel camouflage?

Ltb, Nice camouflage job. It seems like it might need a bit of weathering or are you going for a clean build?
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 01:47 AM UTC
Ok so I had a speed build Camo applied
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decals, details and weathering
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I see a spot on that needs some touch up and this one will be finished

ltb073
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 07:27 PM UTC
Hi Guys running late to this campaign but I am making quick progress
Got this kit a few years ago as a birthday gift and it sell on Scalehobbiest.com for $23 and change so that should keep me under the limit
Start up photo taken last Saturday
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and the progress from that day
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I managed to finish the build during the week
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and prime it. Just coated it with some dunkelgelb so it should be finished by the deadline
eMan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 10:39 AM UTC
Nice weathering, your tank look great Nick!

Here is my entry, Hobbyboss 1/35 ZTZ 99B, it cost me HKD $199 (~25USD).


phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 01:10 AM UTC
Awesome tank Nick, love the dusty weathering. It's a good looking tank and I don't recall seeing one built before.

Did a little more work on my Jeep tonight, mostly trying to get the chassis finished up. I brush painted everything with Revell acrylics. With a drop or two of artists acrylic flow improver they brush remarkably well. The decal instructions suggest painting the Jeep British bronze green, but seeing as they are unmodified and probably drawn direct from US stocks in Korea, I can't see how. I decided to go with my gut and paint it olive drab. I used revell 46 NATO olive as it looks good enough (it looks a little grey in the photo, but it is OD). The bottom of the engine is painted 09 anthracite. Most of the bottom will be weathered so I'm not after accuracy, just some good base colours to work with.



TankManNick
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 11:53 AM UTC

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Beautiful build, Nick! Really came out great! Perfect dusty Middle East feel to it.

Thanks for participating.



Hey it was fun! (So, do I really have to complete only another 200 campaigns to catch up with you? That's remarkable!)
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 09:19 AM UTC
Beautiful build, Nick! Really came out great! Perfect dusty Middle East feel to it.

Thanks for participating.