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8x8 Mk. II Campaign
PrickleHead
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 05:02 PM UTC
My Sd.Kfz.234/1 to date.





165thspc
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 07:12 PM UTC
Hope this is of some help as to steering angles on the German 8 rads.

27-1025
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:09 PM UTC

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Hope this is of some help as to steering angles on the German 8 rads.




Yay!!! That was just what I was looking for
27-1025
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:13 PM UTC
The build continues. Actually a pretty easy build so far. Everything fits, nicely engineered kit.

BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 01:13 AM UTC
Build phase for my 1/72 Toxso SCUD completed.

Here are the parts to be washed and primed.


Solo shots of the sub-assemblies:






And here are views of some of my added super-details.
1) Grab handles on top of the hood



2) Grab handles (three on each side) on the erector frame


3) Exhaust pipes on both sides.


4) Searchlight, cage and lifting loops on the rooftop of the driver's crew cabin.

5) Lifting loops on the rooftop of the radio operator's crew cabin.


Detail shot of the rooftops dry-fitted


And finally, the model dry fitted.


Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 04:01 AM UTC

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Hope this is of some help as to steering angles on the German 8 rads.



That's cool. Too bad I didn't have that when I set out to modify my suspension, but I doubt anyone walking into my workshop will be able to tell.

Anyway, here it is done:





Quite a few scratchbuilt modifications and the decals had to be scrounged from whatever was in the bin to replace the ancient waterslides in this not-well-stored antique.

Armored76
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:38 AM UTC
@Joseph: The Scud launcher looks really great! Maybe the antenna on the operator cabin is a bit too clunky, tough. Looking forward to see some paint on this one!

@Mark: That's plain FANTASTIC! Great finish! I specially like the flag. Is this paper or some other tissue? How was it printed?
Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 03:42 PM UTC
Cristian,
Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you like it.

The flag was a new technique I thought of that seems to work quite well, if I may say so myself: I started with some tarp material I created using Brian Balkwill's great tutorial. I then printed a bunch of flags (reversed) on inkjet T-shirt transfer paper, and following the instructions for the paper, I ironed it directly onto the tarp material. Once that was done I crumpled the whole thing to make it look weather-beaten and then washed it with alcohol to soften it enough to mold to the shape of the antenna. If you use acrylics, that last step will need to be done before you paint anything or you'll ruin your paint job. I think (although haven't tried it) I could have ironed another flag onto the opposite side to get a two-sided flag, but instead I just opted to paint the back side to increase the opacity since the underside isn't really visible. Finally washes, pigments, etc. to weather it the same as the rest of the model.

PrickleHead
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 04:20 PM UTC
My completed Sk.Kfz.234/1











Armored76
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 05:48 PM UTC

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The flag was a new technique I thought of that seems to work quite well, if I may say so myself: I started with some tarp material I created using Brian Balkwill's great tutorial. I then printed a bunch of flags (reversed) on inkjet T-shirt transfer paper, and following the instructions for the paper, I ironed it directly onto the tarp material. Once that was done I crumpled the whole thing to make it look weather-beaten and then washed it with alcohol to soften it enough to mold to the shape of the antenna. If you use acrylics, that last step will need to be done before you paint anything or you'll ruin your paint job. I think (although haven't tried it) I could have ironed another flag onto the opposite side to get a two-sided flag, but instead I just opted to paint the back side to increase the opacity since the underside isn't really visible. Finally washes, pigments, etc. to weather it the same as the rest of the model.



What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing!
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:45 PM UTC

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@Joseph: The Scud launcher looks really great! Maybe the antenna on the operator cabin is a bit too clunky, tough. Looking forward to see some paint on this one!



Thanks for the feedback Cristian, now that you mentioned it, I might work on that antenna. It looks like it is a howitzer round or a giant lipstick perched up there. When I check it against photos online, they are not that thick.
Cam
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 07:16 AM UTC
Some gorgeous work appearing in this campaign.I finally got the tarps painted for my 234/Luchs turret and I'm calling it finished.




I really enjoyed this campaign and I hope that there is another 8 wheel campaign in the future as I have 4 more of these beautiful kits still to build.
Armored76
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:27 AM UTC
Great finish, Cam! Those pores in the bread and the color are a really nice touch!
27-1025
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 06:06 PM UTC
A few more in-progress shots. No major issues thus far





Widow19
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 07:24 AM UTC
Well guys its completed.

Great build but instructions need some looking at. But if anybody has made any accurate armour kits will know how terrible they are.

Weathering is easy as i used to drive this back in the day.

Hope you like.

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ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 07:52 AM UTC
Hi guys some great really interesting work here
Here is my start up photo

This will be my 4th Dragon 234 kit should be starting this weekend
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 05:50 PM UTC
That looks fantastic, Gareth!

Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 06:47 PM UTC

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Well guys its completed.

Great build but instructions need some looking at. But if anybody has made any accurate armour kits will know how terrible they are.

Weathering is easy as i used to drive this back in the day.

Hope you like.




Hi Garreth, impressive truck and very beautiful build. Thanks for sharing.
One question! A UK truck with left hand drive? Any reason for that? Or is it a BAoR version and does the rest have right hand drive?
Sandbox
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 06:48 PM UTC
Beautiful job on the AA kit. How much of a challenge was it to make the drop bed workable?
27-1025
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 07:26 PM UTC
Gareth, really nice job. The weathering and dirt is just right. Well done.
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 10:09 PM UTC
Small update on my Toxso Scud. I have replaced the antenna with a skinnier version. Here is a shot of the replaced part with the new one.


I have also added some more bits and pieces, such as this round frame next to one of the cabins.


PrimePortal (great site, thanks guys!) Scud walk around photos show some type of valves on the erector located on two sides next to the rocket.
http://data3.primeportal.net/artillery/tim_roberts/maz-543_scud_b_tel/images/maz-543_scud_b_tel_120_of_192.jpg

Here is my 1/72 scale impressions of it.



:)


Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 11:33 PM UTC
Nice work, Joseph. You're making me think I should go back and re-do my 1/35 SCUD-B.

Widow19
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 12:01 AM UTC

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Well guys its completed.

Great build but instructions need some looking at. But if anybody has made any accurate armour kits will know how terrible they are.

Weathering is easy as i used to drive this back in the day.

Hope you like.




Hi Garreth, impressive truck and very beautiful build. Thanks for sharing.
One question! A UK truck with left hand drive? Any reason for that? Or is it a BAoR version and does the rest have right hand drive?



Yes mate, all British Army Vehicles that go to Germany are LHD, but all DROPS are LHD, no idea why.
Widow19
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 12:02 AM UTC

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Beautiful job on the AA kit. How much of a challenge was it to make the drop bed workable?



I took a little as the instructions arnt the best, but a little fiddling here and there and works a treat
Widow19
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 12:02 AM UTC
Thanks for all the kind words guys.

Seen some other great build so far