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Best of Both Worlds
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metooshelah
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Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 12:57 AM UTC
i will ask for an extension then

and i have finished the PT-76. unfortunately my camera is acting up and i have to take it for a "look".

i have taken a photo with my iPhone instead:
IMG_1510 by Nathan Ram, on Flickr

while building this it occurred to me that i have forgotten too much of the hobby, and my skills need a lot of work. well, gotta start somewhere... but it was fun:)


edit: i have asked a one month extension
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 02:44 PM UTC

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Hi,
It will be maybe some extra time?


Sounds good. I have the same status.
pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 02:19 PM UTC
Hi,
It will be maybe some extra time?
YellowHammer
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 03:14 AM UTC
Hi guys,
Great to see so many making progress. Can't believe this campaign is almost over. I'm calling my weasel done. I added some washes since my last post but I'm not going to weather it yet as I'm having to handle the model a lot to fit the figures in. I haven't painted a figure in 30 years so its going to take me more time than we have for me to complete them. I'll add the final photos in the campaign album.

I found a pack of the Tamiya US Combat Group figure set in my stash that had several seated figures in it. Therefore the dio I put this kit in will be NE Europe based. I know they're not the best figures but they fit and were already in hand so why not. It keeps with my retro build theme. I'm pretty happy with the driver. I'm still working on the arms for the passengers but these are a starting point. Both passengers will be hanging on to their rifles with their right hands and I may put a cigarette between the fingers of the left hand on the passenger behind the driver. Lots of filling and trimming left to do.

I'll add extra personal kit to fill the vehicle. Nearly all the period photos I've found were almost devoid of extra stowage except personal items.








Good luck everybody with getting your builds finished this week.

John
metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 08:58 PM UTC
Last week folks! If you have finished your build, please upload a picture to our gallery
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 04:34 PM UTC
Deck glued on.


Later will be a stress test to make sure it's glued on tight. If it passes, all the rest of the parts will be glued on and it will be ready for the airbrush. *GULP*
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:16 AM UTC
Also hand painted some of the headlight assemblies where I wasn't sure if an airbrush would reach. The headlights have been glued on as well as the water propulsion units. Time to fit the deck to the lower hull.
tatbaqui
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 05:31 PM UTC
Congrats on your finish Sal!

Working with oils for weathering:





Cheers,

Tat
LinusB
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 11:06 AM UTC

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And I thought I was starting at the last minute!




Slight wrinkle dinkle. Went to use my airbrush and it seems a mysterious someone bent the tip of my needle
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 06:50 PM UTC
Finally calling this 1 finished
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Time to move on to the next campaign
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 12:19 PM UTC
And I thought I was starting at the last minute!

I finally got the nerve to do some hand painting of the water propulsion units. There were places I didn't think the airbrush would reach. I've put the first coat on but I can see where the paint was too thick and didn't cover well. After that, I will be adding them to the lower hull and getting prepped for attaching the deck to the lower hull.
LinusB
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 11:34 AM UTC
Late start but am starting with the Hobby Boss Land Wasser Schlepper



eMan
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:02 AM UTC
ZBD-05 progress update.


tatbaqui
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 04:22 AM UTC

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Nice paint scheme there Tat I like it
Some progress Im starting to get some color on this beast of a kit photo P1090895.jpg photo P1090898.jpg photo P1090897.jpg photo P1090896.jpg



Thanks Sal! -- the rains have been a killjoy these past few days, hope to get back on track soon.
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2016 - 09:27 PM UTC
More progress
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Now the weathering
YellowHammer
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 06:36 AM UTC
Hi folks,
Hereís my latest status on my weasel. Iím calling the construction and basic painting complete. This is definitely not competition caliber but Iíve had fun with this so far. I was going to build it simply OOB but when I saw the part that was supposed to represent the muffler and screen I knew I had to do something. Luckily I found some aluminum micromesh in my parts stash. I think itís intended to represent 1/72 scale chain link fencing but I thought it would fit the bill nicely for the muffler screen. The muffler itself is made of stretched sprue from the kit. The boat hook was also malformed so I made one from some stiff wire. The eyebolts I liberated from the harness of a German field kitchen.










The decals gave me a challenge. Not finding anything in my stash to replace them with I decided to try and resurrect them. This is the 1972 boxing of this kit and the parts were not bagged, simply wrapped in cellophane by a previous owner. I gently flattened them out and secured them to a piece of wood and set them in a sunny window to counteract the yellowing. It took a week but did the trick. They started to split as I was trying to apply them. The registry numbers are okay but you can make out cracks in the stars. The first star crumbled so there is no star on the front. All in all I am happy with the result.

I have the washes and weathering left to do. The decals were pretty thick. But they were so brittle I couldnít trim so there is a little silvering visible even though I applied them over a layer of future and three coasts of setting solution followed by another coat of future. Iím going to hide the worst of it with weathering. Overall Iím going to keep the weathering kind of light as I intend to use this vehicle in a diorama but I havenít decided yet if it will be northern Europe or Okinawa. Iíve never done a Pacific dio so Iím kind of leaning in that direction. Iím also having all sorts of trouble finding figures to fit. Iím really hoping not to have to use the kit figures. The seated figures legs will need to be stretched out almost straight as opposed to bent so Iím in for some major modifications. If you have any figure recommendations I would appreciate hearing from you.
Keep up the progress!
John
AmTrac1833
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 02:17 AM UTC

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im glad to see people are progressing with their kit. we are closing on the 1 month left mark, so if anybody think they might need an extension, please PM me so i can deal with it in a timely manner (with consulting with the rest of the participants, ofc).



Iíll be giving it a good go however, doubt I will finish this by the deadline.

Some progress this weekend. I got the side of the sponson fabricated and attached. Although the pictures do not show, I achieved precisely the effect I was after. The bulkheads are prominent features and now leave slight depressions in the empty areas between the bulkheads.
More progress on the interior, although I will need to add height so it meets the overhead of the cab Ė no hiding major flaws with the large windows that will be in front.
Finally, I managed to arrive at the color I was after Ė as seen on the side of the vehicle. It is Haze Gray and under way! It is a mix of Haze Gray 5H, Sky Line Blue and Matt White.





ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 10:58 PM UTC
Nice paint scheme there Tat I like it
Some progress Im starting to get some color on this beast of a kit photo P1090895.jpg photo P1090898.jpg photo P1090897.jpg photo P1090896.jpg
tatbaqui
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 09:41 AM UTC
Thanks for your comments John! The canvas top is still on black primer -- maybe I'll put something like a field gray color on it. Yes, the muffler will definitely get its rust treatment. Cheers, Tat
YellowHammer
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 08:45 AM UTC
Tat,
Your schwimmwagen is really coming together. I like the look of your canvas top. I know you're still working on it so I wanted to ask if you planned on any rusting on the muffler. I don't think the paint would hold up under operating temperatures. I like the paint scheme. Not having an airbrush any camo I do is freehand so I really like your camo scheme. Keep it up.
John
tatbaqui
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 08:03 AM UTC
Hello,

Been tossing back and forth on whether to have the top down or not. I've finally decided to use the kit-provided canvas top as there's not much in terms of interior. Put in a length of styrene for the support frame from actual vehicle pics I've seen.

Update pics from last week's paint sessions:





The instructions call for a monotone dark grey scheme. I thought of doing otherwise -- the camo's just something I came up with. Initially tried doing squiggly lines free hand. But as my basic AB is not up to the task I settled to masking it using Blue Tac.

Still a bit more work to get this across the line.

Cheers,

Tat
metooshelah
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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:20 PM UTC
im glad to see people are progressing with their kit. we are closing on the 1 month left mark, so if anybody think they might need an extension, please PM me so i can deal with it in a timely manner (with consulting with the rest of the participants, ofc).
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:09 PM UTC
Finally attach some pieces. I added the suspension arms and both A20 (steps? Filler caps?) to the lower hull. I also put the rear ramp together.

Also noticed another boo boo on the turret. The gunner's sight looks like it is a scoop; no clear part provided.
YellowHammer
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Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:50 PM UTC
Hi Pawel,
Welcome to the campaign. That Ford GPA is a fun little kit. Looking forward to seeing how you do with it.
John