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The Workhorses Campaign !
pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: October 21, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 01:07 AM UTC

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Great work Pawel what did you use for the dust
I made some progress on my build as well. Nice under detail on underneath for a Tamiya kit



Thanks Sal, pigment dust is fixed using white spirit, I put dry where I want them to have then spread with a brush soaked in white spirit, and how dry I remove the excess with a sponge special makeup. I've seen it with Mig Jimenez. Only the surface can not be matt because you can not remove the pigment after drying.
tatbaqui
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ARMORAMA
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: May 06, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 07:15 PM UTC
Hello,

I've started work on the RSO:



And donated one of the hubs to the great beyond!



Cheers,

Tat
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
KitMaker: 918 posts
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 04:34 AM UTC
Hi, Im going to begin with the Opel Blitz for this campaign.
As I told you before is the 1/35 Italeri kit,

I began with the interior. The pedals are very poor so I decided to scracht them,





tatbaqui
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 07:27 PM UTC
Nice start there Daniel!

Got lucky today -- I swept around my work area and found the hub that went flying last night:



With that taken cared of, I went on with the build. The plastic's on the soft side, and yes some flash, but its not too bad. The fit is ok, tight in some areas that it was quite difficult to remove after dry-fitting, so I just left it without glue.

And it builds quite fast:





Cheers,

Tat
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 01:15 AM UTC
Thanks Tatbaqui!
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 01:16 AM UTC
Here Im going to add more details to the interior,









tatbaqui
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 06:56 PM UTC
Hello,

Having completed the sub-assemblies, I've started on the paintwork:







Cheers,

Tat
justsendit
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 24, 2014
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 07:54 PM UTC
@ Daniel, Nice extra detailing!

@ Tat, The RSO is taking shape nicely!

mike
pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: October 21, 2003
KitMaker: 526 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 08:42 PM UTC
Hi guys,
Your build look great, nice detailing.
Tat, when I look on RSO, I want to build this model too.
steve-o
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Ohio, United States
Joined: February 05, 2004
KitMaker: 542 posts
Armorama: 294 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 02:09 AM UTC
Hi!

Maybe this is a dumb question. Do actual horses count for this campaign? I have Russian team of horses, working (see what I did there?) to pull an artillery piece.

If it doesn't count, no biggie, just thought I'd ask.

Cheers,

Steve
Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 03:45 AM UTC
I cannot of course speak for the campaign leader, but it sounds like a really cool addition to the campaign to me.

(And I saw what you did there )

tatbaqui
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 06:02 AM UTC
Thanks Mike, Pawel!

I've built kits with rubber band tracks before but the ones Italeri had in this kit tops the horrible list! The runs are too long, brittle, and not even CA can hold them down. Blobs of Gator Glue coupled with a 2 pound dumbbell seemed to have worked wonders -- only to have the tracks break at points along the idler / drive wheels after a couple of days!

I have the Italeri RSO with Pak in the stash so its tracks went into this one. It has held ok in the last several days so I decided to go on with the paintwork. Hopefully it doesn't act up or else my campaign entry is dead in its tracks.

Cheers,

Tat
Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 05:41 PM UTC
I feel your pain, Tat! I did an ancient Tamiya Bren Carrier not too long ago and dealing with the tracks was a nightmare. As a general rule, I will almost always replace rubber-band tracks with AM tracks, although in this case, finding a replacement set was prohibitively expensive with the kit being so old.

I have tried Dragon Styrene tracks once and was pleasantly surprised. Easy to paint/assemble, but without the headaches of vinyl.

Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 403 posts
Armorama: 305 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 07:56 PM UTC
Hi,
Three kits for three campaigns started at same time.
Here, a small 1/72th M-977 from Academy is picked. No time to model a bigger one.




Sincerely,
K.
Wolverine2
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Wyoming, United States
Joined: April 07, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 08:15 PM UTC
What a great campaign, fantastic work everyone.
tatbaqui
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2016 - 04:38 AM UTC

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I feel your pain, Tat! I did an ancient Tamiya Bren Carrier not too long ago and dealing with the tracks was a nightmare. As a general rule, I will almost always replace rubber-band tracks with AM tracks, although in this case, finding a replacement set was prohibitively expensive with the kit being so old.

I have tried Dragon Styrene tracks once and was pleasantly surprised. Easy to paint/assemble, but without the headaches of vinyl.




Thanks Mark! Most of the builds I've seen / read for this RSO had AM tracks -- I believe the MK ones are the most used. I had this knowledge beforehand, but as I'm on the cheap side and having previous rubber band builds under my belt, I still carried on and got the shock for this one!

So far I've tried DS once -- a 1/72 Churchill and the experience was very good to me, Tamiya Thin worked on it! Hmmm, now you remind me of a possible candidate for the unfinished business campaign....

Cheers,

Tat
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 01:18 AM UTC
Well, here Im continuing adding some details to the interior of the Opel,



dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 04:02 PM UTC
Herwe Ill go with the engine,



















Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 04:16 PM UTC
Nice work on the motor, Daniel!

dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
KitMaker: 918 posts
Armorama: 212 posts
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:42 PM UTC
Thanks Mark!!!
BMCTomcat
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: September 13, 2014
KitMaker: 73 posts
Armorama: 56 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:02 AM UTC
great works everyone ...
I almost forgot that I have signed up in this campaign ...
looks boring ... straight style wheels ... so I have decided to do little change ...


let's make it turn baby ...


that's it ... I think I don't need more detailing or scratch ... so next ... painting ...
justsendit
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 24, 2014
KitMaker: 2,782 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:23 AM UTC
Daniel and Tom: Nice modifications!
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,048 posts
Armorama: 617 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 01:44 PM UTC
MAZ-537G progress update



dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 04:19 AM UTC
More photos of the Opel advances,









Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 403 posts
Armorama: 305 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:40 PM UTC
Some good modifications, Daniel.

K.