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Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 01:58 AM UTC
Tres cool!

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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 02:04 AM UTC

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might not get the exact variant with the kits available, but the artwork is interesting



It seems the only issue would be the Gepard head on the range radar. Otherwise it looks to be close enough to a standard kit and the color scheme should be easy with an airbrush.
CoppaDude
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 02:08 PM UTC
I used to enjoy running around the country photographing things, and I forget exactly all the stuff I have in my private photos. (I have around 20K photos taken in the last 15 years)

So, to get on topic, I just (by accident, was just browsing around) found this photo of a AA gun in my archives. I took the photo in 2009, in Piet Retief here in South Africa. (I always geotag my photos, so the location where it is now is correct)

I was wondering if any of you AA experts know anything about this gun? I guess at least the color can't be authentic, must have been repainted at some stage?

I enjoy building models, but I am no historian. So any info would be very much appreciated.

Bravo1102
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 04:00 PM UTC
Looks like the ubiquitous 40 mm Bofors.

http://data3.primeportal.net/artillery/kam-wing_fung/40mm_bofors/images/40mm_bofors_02_of_90.jpg
edmund
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 06:51 PM UTC
They were awesome on the ac130 gunships .
CoppaDude
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 08:42 PM UTC
Thanks Stephen!
deerstalker36
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 04:28 PM UTC
Ok so maybe a few alterations

The Oerlikons with a couple of bits extra



And i reworked a little of the front end, and tried to make a poor attempt at fixing the drivers hatch cover



plus i re-did the engine grill as i thought it sat way too low. The front fenders arent the right shape but i had a go a re-doing them anyway and putting in a bit of flex as they're supposed to be rubber
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 07:28 PM UTC
So Colin, you are making the version with gepard dots for camouflage?

Nice additions and good progress
CoppaDude
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 08:58 PM UTC
Well, guess what came in the mail today. So I guess this is officially my starting photo.

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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 12:25 AM UTC
A bit more progress on the Hunter,

All major components sprayed with a base coat of Chaos Black and test fitted.




The metal tyres painted "leadbelcher"



Link and length tracks sprayed leadbelcher.



All fitted along with the side armour .



Detail painting next.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 01:05 AM UTC
On with the Type 45.

The two Rhibs as supplied in the kit.



fitted out with WEM parts.



The lifting cradle for the rhib dropped into place, the etch platform in the fwd inboard corner and it's ladder in place.



The launching crane fitted, the lifting cradle has been glued n place along with the hanger roof and real bulkhead.



More soon,

Cheers

Si

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 03:16 AM UTC
Simon, that is what I call fine detail! Extremely fiddle details. Well done!

Looking forward to see more
deerstalker36
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 10:29 AM UTC
Simon, is WEM still available then, I thought the company had folded?
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 11:32 PM UTC
Hi Colin,

Tom's modelworks I believe, will be putting out WEM products, plus "Mad" Pete Hall, WEM's nutty guru of etch is producing his own stuff via his own company "Atlantic Models"

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:11 AM UTC
I left this thread for a couple of weeks just to return to all these great builds going on. Great job everyone and very motivating, too.

I recently laid my hands on Trumpeter's HQ-2 (SA-2 Guideline license) Missile on Transport Trailer so I was wondering if this is too much off-main-stream for this campaign? It is an AA missile on a transporter so it might or might not fit the subject. What do you think?

Thanks!
Cristian
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:35 AM UTC
Sounds good to me, Christian!

Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:43 AM UTC
Thanks, Marc!

I won't be able to start on this for the next several weeks but I'm really looking forward to participate here again!

Cheers,
Cristian
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:54 AM UTC
I'm looking forward to getting my build started as well. Unfortunately on hold for at least a month while I pack up the house and move. I'll be enjoying the campaign vicariously through everyone else's builds for awhile.

Bravo1102
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 05:08 PM UTC
A really cool part of this is that there are so many variations to things that knock down flying machines. Great variety and great builds all.

Here's mine the recent re-issue of the classic 1956 vintage halftrack. Now the box says it's an M16 but that had 4 fifties. I say it's an M12 which was the twin fifties on the M3 chassis.


This thing flies together one hour session got me this.





Not much suspension but Monogram did get something that Dragon forgot, the hull has screw heads not bolt heads.
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 01:05 AM UTC
The Hunter first

The base coat of the chapter colour of the Hawklords on, has the charming name of "Nagroth Night"





Base coats on a few other bits and pieces.



Cheers

Si.
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 01:34 AM UTC
More progress on HMS Dragon.

The rear exhaust from the main engines in place.



Painted and it's casing fitted.



One issue with the fit appears to be lock lugs moulded onto some of the components. The process of removal.



The parts fitted to make up the mainmast.



Buy some shares in filler manufactures, I have a feeling I am going to need quite a bit by the time I the main assembly together.


More soon.

Si
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 11:56 AM UTC
Looks cool, Stephen. Good to see an oldie kit being build and coming together well

Simon, looking good. The Hunter looks ready to start clearing the skies!
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 12:58 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper.

Getting there.

Main colours going on, and some detail, the guns and the driver,



And the rest of the beast.



Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 01:16 AM UTC
The major construction on the Dragon under way.

The rather large foremast.



The forward funnel.



The unusual method of construction continues, the four frames fitted under the deck.



The hull halves and transom on, well nearly.



With the lower hull.



The lower hull fitted, where it touches at the moment. I will let the glue well and truly cure and then try and sort the bow out.



more soon,

Cheers.

Si
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 03:36 AM UTC
Great looking builds, there, Simon.

But wait...the driver's head goes right in front of the radar? Do they have trouble finding volunteers for that job?