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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 11:56 AM UTC
Gah! With the way the ship looks to fit I would need the Warhammer kit to build on the side too.

Really like the colors on it. Purple is such a great color for a weapons system.
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 11:57 PM UTC
Hi Mark,

I would hope he would batten down the hatch before it was switched on.

Hi Steve,

Yup, that is ship is turning out to be tricky, but fortunately the plastic is quite soft, so with a bit of luck I should be able to wrangle everything into place, then it is down to filler.

I like the black and purple it is a little sinister.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 10:13 PM UTC
I have made a bit of progress, I think this thing is going to test my painting skills.

RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 11:21 PM UTC
Looking good so far John.

A very quick update.

A bit more wrangling done on HMS Dragon's hull, the port bow in place, as close as I can get it.



will leave that alone for a few days, and then have a go at the other bow.

cheers, Si
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 11:40 AM UTC
Looks nice so far, John.

Simon, with a little rough tLC I am sure the bow will line up properly. Probably a wise decision to take it little by little and one section cure before moving on to the next.
panzerbob01
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 02:18 AM UTC
@Mark C.;

So, Great (campaign) Leader... I am pawing 'round in the pile and I came across this Dragon "Sd.Kfz 251/17 ausf D w/2cm schwebelafette" kit... And I started feeling a strong halftrack build-whist... This thing was a later-war German armored personnel halftrack which mounted a 2cmFlaK 38 AA gun in a small "internal" turret- used for providing both local AA support and ground-fire... I'm speaking of Dragon kit 6292, IIR the kit-num C.

Will this fly here? I'm thinking it should, as it is an AA gun, however often used more for ground support fire (sort of like that modern Russian beast discussed back around page 1 of this campaign thread), but you are the boss!

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 04:25 AM UTC
Well, Bob, I think your choice of words: "will this fly" may not be the best because 'round these parts 'if it flies it dies!'

I think that looks like a great build and I will certainly allow it. Considering I OK'ed building an 88 in its PAK configuration I couldn't reasonably say NO to this, could I?...

panzerbob01
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 06:01 AM UTC
Mark;

Thanks!

Seems like (at least until I get the next wild hair going ) I'll be clattering into this shindig with a Dragon SdKfz 251/17 ausf D w/2cm schwebelafette, then!

I'll get a start pic up pretty soon.

To paraphrase my Cajun friends down here in the Louisiana Gulf Coast... "Let the good times roar!"

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 06:17 AM UTC
I always thought they rolled. Do they roar too? I've been to Mardi Gras in the Crescent City, and can certainly believe it!

panzerbob01
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 09:20 AM UTC
OK, Mark, you got me there, pard! I tried, but couldn't slip one past those eaglish eyes!

Laissez les Bon Temps rouler, Friend, Laissez les Bon Temps ROULER!

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 10:39 AM UTC
Welcome aboard, Bob! Bienvenue!

RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2015 - 04:25 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper,

I section down, two to go. Plan is to get one done tomorrow, the starboard bow, and the deck in place on Sunday.

Cheers,

Si
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 01:31 AM UTC
Small update.

Starboard side of the bow as close to in place as it goes.



From head on.



Just the deck to get down, then some serious filling & filng.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 11:26 PM UTC
The deck down, as close as I can get it.



Some other bits and pieces that may need attention, the sonar dome on the bow, and the VLS.



Another area, with seven front and side panels and the roof, that will likely need attention from some filler is the Bridge, the deck section has a decent shot at a simple interior.





Filling and filing next.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 11:30 PM UTC
Quick update on the Hunter.

detail painting on the weapons & driver finished, and final assembly done.



Weathering next.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 11:32 AM UTC
Looking good, Simon. The deck looks decent and a bit of filling and sanding and it should be perfect.

Nice job on the hunter.
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 11:44 AM UTC
Nice work on the deck there Simon, looks like a bugger of a build. Nice to see the bridge interior as well, mind you - its missing the copious mugs of tea that are normally in there
CoppaDude
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 12:00 AM UTC
just two quick shots to show what I've been up to.

This is my first attempt at chipping, and also my first try at freehand camo with the airbrush. (What, test on a scrap model first? Pshaw. Ain't nobody got time for that.)

Anyway, I think it is OK, weathering and washes should blend everything in a bit better, right?


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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 12:52 AM UTC

Quoted Text

... This is my first attempt at chipping, and also my first try at freehand camo with the airbrush. (What, test on a scrap model first? Pshaw. Ain't nobody got time for that.)



That's the spirit! ... balls to the wall!

Looks good! ... looking forward to the weathering and wash stage.

Cheers!
—mike
CoppaDude
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 11:50 AM UTC

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That's the spirit! ... balls to the wall!




Lol, thanks Mike.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 10:46 PM UTC

Quoted Text

That's the spirit! ... balls to the wall
Cheers!
—mike



+1! Go for it in the first try. I think you got a really good result.

Looking forward to see more
27-1025
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:30 AM UTC
I'm going with this:



CoppaDude
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 01:39 PM UTC
Hi Chris,

That is going to be awesome. I have never seen AFV Club kits here. Looks like a nice kit!
Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 04:14 PM UTC
Nice choice, Chris! I've been recently hunting once of these on ebay without much success.

Looking forward to seeing more of it!

Cheers,
Cristian
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 12:35 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper,

Quite pleased with that bit, I thought it was going to be a lot worse. Also pleased with the Hunter, will look better (I hope) when I have dirtied her up a bit.

Thanks Colin,

Couldn't have put it better myself, but I do not intend to let this beat me.

Cheers.

Si