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Namabiiru
#399
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 01:53 AM UTC
Looks nice! Although it appears you've left off the upper supports for the shield and the breachblock.

steve-o
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 01:37 AM UTC
Thanks for the suggestion on the paint scheme! I went with the popular choice, and am very happy with it.

Weathering is next, and hopefully getting the carriage halves built. I'm procrastinating on those since each one has like 300 pieces...

Should I leave that part in the front bare metal? Is it a counter-balance?



eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 06:04 AM UTC
I'm going to build this for the campaign, Wave 1/72 ADR-04-Mk.X Destroid Defender

Charlie-66
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 02:09 AM UTC

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Fantastic-looking build, Guy! Really nice job on the paint and weathering. Your rust effects on the exhaust pipes are spot-on!



Thanks mark!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 12:21 AM UTC
Fantastic-looking build, Guy! Really nice job on the paint and weathering. Your rust effects on the exhaust pipes are spot-on!

Charlie-66
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 12:08 AM UTC

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Great build, Guy! A really unique and cool looking vehicle.



thanks Jesper! I appreciate the kind words.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 11:45 PM UTC
Great build, Guy! A really unique and cool looking vehicle.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 11:19 PM UTC
OK guys, calling this one done. My first kit after moving back to the states! Some things I would do differently if I ever did this one again, but overall very happy with how it turned out. Thanks for a fun campaign.





Kilo_Uniform
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 11:22 AM UTC
Hi Nathan

Really looking forward to see the Meng Shilka coming together. It's on my wishlist so I'll be following along closely.

Regards,
Kobus
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 08:58 AM UTC
Guy, you are right. Photos bring out all the flaws for some reason! Your build looks really good though. Looking forward to see it progress.

Thanks for the comment, Nathan. Cool choice of kit. I always wanted to build a Shilka, but do not even have one in the stash.
BTW: cute baby
Hangelafette
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 08:12 AM UTC
Hi all,

I am in with the Meng's Shilka.



Going with the MZ variant. Looks like a sweet kit. I tried cleaning and fitting 2 track links. The fit is tight and strong considering there is no glue involved.

@Jesper - Holy !

@Sal - Nice work, I like the cameo.

Nate
Charlie-66
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 03:23 AM UTC
Started painting. I'm going with the scheme in the instructions. Original 4BO green below the fender line, and German 3 color cammo above. I looked at pictures of this vehicle and couldn't find any with markings so this one will be plain with regards to crosses or unit markings.



I see some splatter I'll need to clean up too. Darned pictures show every flaw!
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 08:13 PM UTC
Hi,

Congrats your finished Flak, Sal.

Three kits for three campaigns started at same time. And the JGSDF air-defended Type-87 is chosen for this campaign.




Sincerely,
K.
Wolverine2
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Wyoming, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 08:06 PM UTC
As an old ADA guy myself, I am thoroughly enjoying this thread.
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 07:40 AM UTC
Hey thanks for the comments they helped
So i added the figure and darkened the barrel

added more damage to the fender and some wear marks to the treads
I also painted the mesh brass catcher

and I think Im ready to call this one finished

Hope you like it
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 05:47 PM UTC
Probably also going to want to show more damage to the paint on your mangled fender. Anything that would have messed up the fender that bad would have trashed the paint job pretty thoroughly.

Looking good, though!

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 08:09 AM UTC
Sal, I think you are right about the barrel. Maybe repaint the barrel in a dark gunmetal and then add a medium gun metal highlights. Gun barrels are normally almost black unless they are very worn.

I would also give the tracks a very worn silver on the raised parts that touches the ground.

On the empty shell catching mesh I would also paint that dark yellow. I do not think it should be black.

Hope this is helpful. Looking forward to see more
ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 07:46 AM UTC
Hey thanks Guys Im at the point now where I need your help
Ok I think the barrel is too silver

and do I need to add some gear hanging into the fighting compartment

Im still working on the figure

and I need to touch up the wash

any other suggestions or comments
Charlie-66
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 08:10 AM UTC
Looking good Sal!

Jesper, once I learned the method for track all the pain went away for doing indy tracks.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:31 AM UTC
Looks good, Guy. I want to try the method of removing the whole track side next time I make a tank.

Sal, Nice progress. Really interesting look of the furniture van looking forward to see it with some color.
MGS_Polla
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 05:27 AM UTC
amazing models! great!
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 07:02 AM UTC
Guy you build is looking good looks like a cool kit too
Jasper not my style of build but it does look bad a$$
Made some Progress as well
 photo P1090723.jpg
I found a photo of 1 of these with the front armor modified and a damaged fender so i tried to reproduce that
 photo P1090724.jpg
and the base coat of dunkelgelb
 photo P1090726.jpg
hope to get some more done this weekend
Charlie-66
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 03:23 AM UTC
Got the tracks on both sides. Wheels and sprockets are only dry fitted so everything comes off for painting once the tracks have set up overnight.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:06 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments, guys! Much appreciated.

Looking forward to see more builds in this campaign.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 05:07 AM UTC
Nice build!

Great thing about those what-if builds is the rivet-counters stay pretty quiet!