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Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 06:17 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
@Jasper-Good Job! The KV-1 came out great, I watched your progress because I want to do one someday. Have the kit, no time.
@Gary-Wow, awesome! I always wanted to try the aquarium plant method. Now I've seen it work out great.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
jasperck
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 04:14 AM UTC
Alright, I'm calling this one finished. Since my last update I painted details (guns, tracks, etc.) and glosscoated the model, applied decals using Micro Set and Micro Sol, gave the tank a black oil wash, lightly drybrushed with lighted Vallejo Russian uniform green, gave the model a flat/dust coat using Micro Flat with a few drops of Model Air white and yellow brown mixed in, and applied mud in two layers. The first was a mixture of tile grout, wood glue, water, and pigments, while the second was earth, burnt umber pigment, wood glue, and water. I finished off with another coat of Micro Flat.

All comments are welcome.




justsendit
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 04:03 AM UTC
Gary, Great looking LVT and dio base. I love the bunker element and the foliage already looks awesome!

—mike
jasperck
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 09:03 PM UTC
Your model and base look great!
I always use at least one of the colors I used on the vehicle for foliage, groundwork, etc. to give the camo its proper effect; this tip was published in FineScale Modeler a while ago. Using the various shades of green you used for the camo on your vehicle to paint (or just mist) some of your plants would produce a superb effect in my opinion.
Yeti01012001
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 04:24 PM UTC
just a quick update so on my progreesion



The ground work was air drying clay and then Tamiya sand grain paint. Then I used woodland scenics green scatter and some small twigs all glue with wood PVA. Once dried the foliage is made from cheap aquarium plants from the £1 shop and glued on to wire and painted as well as other plastic decorative leaves and dried flowers.




I still have a bit to go yet on painting, the sandbags at the gun emplacement and finish the foliage on the ground near the bunker


I still need to added some debris in the and around the tracks and add some stowage and some sort of figures




comments welcomed

justsendit
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 01:12 PM UTC
Hi Guys! I'm still in with my Adler Kfz.13 Armored Car. To get it officially entered, here's my timestamp image.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:46 a.m.

Looking forward to a fun campaign!

—mike
jasperck
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 06:16 AM UTC
Everyone's builds are looking great!
Eric – That Tamiya kit is wonderful. Maybe not the most accurate or the most detailed, but still a joy. I need to give it another try soon...
Gary – Love the camo. The filters and streaking look great too.
Michael – I think I'll need to build a light tank after this heavy and the T-90! Tiny little tracked vehicles look so cool.
Fabian – Good luck with that Heller kit. Anything with frame antennae is gonna be cool!

As for my project...
Over the past few days I finished construction, sprayed Vallejo black primer, let that dry, and then took care of the green. I used Vallejo Model Air black green as a preshade and then sprayed a base coat of Russian green followed by an initial highlight of Russian green with some RLM gold yellow and a secondary highlight of Russian green mixed with white.


The modulation looks a little over the top now, but it'll get toned down after all the weathering work. I always wish I had done more drastic modulation on my models, so I'm giving it a try...
Next step is detail painting.
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 10:25 PM UTC
TKS primed. I need to buy a cheap airbrush to use for the primer coats.









hofpig
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 05:14 PM UTC
Fabian, That will really make it look cool!

Paul
nng-nng
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 04:35 PM UTC
Thanks for your support, I guess I need it

In order to keep my sanity on a reasonable level I´ll ignore the shape issues of the turret and decided not to go crazy on superdetailing.
I hope adding the casting texture will improve the looks, and new bolts, PE and other small details will do the job.
If not I´ll draw the last ace out of my sleve:



One of the seemingly verry rare Befehls-Somua, fitted with an extra frame antenna... not good for the sanity-level... but will look pretty unique...
panzerbob01
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 05:31 AM UTC
N - N;

Good Luck and God-Speed, friend. Better you than me! In a fit of hopeful foolishness coupled with a growing sense of resignation over ever seeing a modern kit come along, I bought that one (same boxing!) a couple years ago... Looked in the box... And put it in the dark recesses of the stash closet. Now that Tamiya has put one out in somewhat modern form, I'm saved "by the bell" and won't need to actually fight with, er, BUILD, the darned Heller thing!

But I do look forward to seeing how you tame the beast!

Bob
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 04:17 AM UTC

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Good progress chaps. Like where that´s going.

Finally came around making my start pic:

Kit is completely unstarted, the two figures are from the Heller R35 I build last year, but the same ones are included in the kit. Thought there might be an use for them serving as a base for some sculpting paractice

I planed building the German version, all parts needed for the modification seem to be included in the PE set...



I did that one many years ago.. I don't miss it.

Good Luck Fabian !!!!
jasperck
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 11:39 PM UTC
My kit came in the mail the other day and I started right away. The molds are starting to show their age, as there are some pretty serious mold seams and flash to take care of.


(In case you can't read it, the phone says "Thursday, March 5")

A couple of Steely Dan records and a few cups of coffee later, we have something that resembles a KV-1...


I used putty to fill the turret seam and then used my knife to replicate the weld line after soaking the surface with liquid cement. Ejector pin marks on the tracks were sanded down or filled with Micro Kristal Klear. The shapes look right and the detail is wonderful for a slightly old kit.
hofpig
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 06:29 PM UTC
Hi Guys,




Just the engine fitted to the frame(which seemed to take forever!) and the floor pan fitted which was also problematic as there were no pins or holes to locate it, you have to use the outer body shell to make a best guestimate as to where it should fit.

In the mean time the bits I ordered from Poland arrived! I can now see why the wheels are so cheap!




Ugly great pour attachment points and horrible sink marks on top of the tyres, still they will be better than the ones that come with the kit. They can sit on the bubble holes/dents and the pours will be invisible inside the vehicle. The photoetch on the other hand is pretty good. Masses of fine, narrow weld beads, all the hinges that are rubbish or missing and better scale thickness shield for the top. I just need to work out how to roll up the hinges now!



More soon once I work out where to put the front suspension as the instruction shows holes to aid in mounting but the frame has none.

Paul
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 04:29 PM UTC
Good progress chaps. Like where that´s going.

Finally came around making my start pic:


Kit is completely unstarted, the two figures are from the Heller R35 I build last year, but the same ones are included in the kit. Thought there might be an use for them serving as a base for some sculpting paractice

I planed building the German version, all parts needed for the modification seem to be included in the PE set...
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 03:26 PM UTC
Ok, I already have an update. No pics though. I have pretty much finished the build. The entire hull and running is finished and all assembled. I have to paint it and assemble the link-n-length tracks. There were many parts that needed some serious sanding as they were VERY thick. The sprue gates were also VERY thick. The thickest gates I've ever seen. I replaced 2 handles with wire as they were quite thick. There were 2 more that I could replace as there were holes where they were supposed to go. I also added 2 headlights from my spares. The only non-OOTB was the wire, headlights and the gun, which was a pretty poor excuse for a gun... You can see it in my start picture... It's the long thing in the top left corner of the top sprue.
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 10:48 PM UTC
Here is my start to the group build.



I'm going to be washing it, first off, as it's covered in mold release. But uh... After some basic construction first...
Nito74
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 10:33 PM UTC
Sorry for the delay guys !

KitMaker Gallery Page: HERE

Nice work everyone !
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 08:29 PM UTC
You need to PM the mod of the campaigns section to sticky this campaign.
jasperck
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 04:44 AM UTC
I just ordered a Trumpeter KV-1 (heavy cast turret) in 1/35 scale from ScaleHobbyist.com for $21.79... Count me in!
hofpig
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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:50 PM UTC

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Taking the postage elements of the kit off means £8.90 of extras just brings the total back £20.00 so I can afford it as long as you guy's agree to it!


No need to calculate shipping in, absolutely fine. Pretty amazing to get such full deal for almost 20 quid, is it?



Yeah all told I think it comes about £19.85 or something like that. With the postage it would have been more like £28! The postage from Poland came about the same cost as the items!

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 03:11 AM UTC

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Taking the postage elements of the kit off means £8.90 of extras just brings the total back £20.00 so I can afford it as long as you guy's agree to it!


No need to calculate shipping in, absolutely fine. Pretty amazing to get such full deal for almost 20 quid, is it?
hofpig
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 03:00 PM UTC
I have done some and I'll post some pics later, but I had a bit of luck on the AM front JADAR hobby in Poland make wheels(the kit ones are terrible) and do a p/e set by part, with the exchange rate being very favourable at the moment( the wheels alone cost just over £2.50!) I can get them at fit it at pretty much the £20.00! I had to double check the exchange rates several times just to see if I was seeing things but the full P/e set contains all the welds to suit and replacement armoured vision slits, hinges etc. The only weld seams still missing are the ones around the rear armour for the tyres so I'll still have to do that one myself! Taking the postage elements of the kit off means £8.90 of extras just brings the total back £20.00 so I can afford it as long as you guy's agree to it!

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 02:27 PM UTC
A quick pic of the Pershing for my build, I have decided to do a complete OOB build. construction started and I will post in progress shot in week or two.
Les

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