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Trumpeter Mk.II Campaign
Scipio2010
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 05:27 PM UTC
Hello everyone! I am a big fan of Trumpeter, especially the paper panzer kits they have produced. I find that the Trumpeter kits are pretty decent OOB, and relatively easy to assemble. I was in the process of building the Geschutzwagen Tiger Grille 21/210 for this campaign, however, it suffered a catastrophic accident that forced me to scrap it. I have built the E-10 kit instead, and aside from a metal barrel it was OOB.





SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:55 AM UTC
Great result, Mike. The weathering came out just right and especially the wheels look great.

Thanks for sharing
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:47 AM UTC
Type 89 IFV update.



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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 01:33 AM UTC
The D-30 is done.



Mike

p.s. Base will be done later.
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 07:08 PM UTC

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Thanks Alex.

As I understand the standard allocation is 10MB per member. Subscribers to KitMaker have more, 500MB IIRC.

You'll need to delete pics to free up some space. I took a peek in your gallery and saw that the sizes of your pics are in excess of 1MB each so you also need to reduce the size of pics you upload. I use MS Office to edit pics, so resizing to say 640 x 480 pixels nets to an image size of about 160KB -- lesser pixels = lesser image size. I believe you can resize images using MS Paint as well.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Tat



Now it's OK photos are lighter. Thanks for your help.
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 05:43 PM UTC
JS-4 updates











Finished shots:









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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 04:33 PM UTC
Thanks Alex.

As I understand the standard allocation is 10MB per member. Subscribers to KitMaker have more, 500MB IIRC.

You'll need to delete pics to free up some space. I took a peek in your gallery and saw that the sizes of your pics are in excess of 1MB each so you also need to reduce the size of pics you upload. I use MS Office to edit pics, so resizing to say 640 x 480 pixels nets to an image size of about 160KB -- lesser pixels = lesser image size. I believe you can resize images using MS Paint as well.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 02:10 PM UTC

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Track sag is another of those judgement issues. Sometimes I see a model and think it is overdone and then see a photo that shows the tracks really were that loose on a service vehicle at times.

I sometimes find it difficult to figure just how many links will be needed ahead of time...



The "saggiest" I've seen were on T-34 / KV-1 period pics. When I started on armor I thought the extreme sag looked cool, but as I went on learned that it was not good practice in actual use. On determining the number of links, I'd use the number (if available) as a guide. Most often though, I'd just divide the total links in 2 giving me an allocation to work on per track run. I'd definitely be in trouble if the links seem to run out with still some amount of length to build Never had that so far.


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Tat, that is a nice little kit and you did a great job on it. Jeff



Thanks Jeff! I decided to keep it "clean" this time. Thought about putting chips and scratches -- still need to get the skills up for those


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Please, need to understand, I have uploaded photos of finished built on my own photo gallery, it's OK.

But they don't appears in the general gallery. Do I have to upload them here too ?



Congrats on your finish Alex! I like your treatment on the clear parts. You need to put up a couple of finished pics in the campaign gallery to be awarded the ribbon. Upload them here: http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30197

Cheers,

Tat



Thanks Tat, congrats to you too you have done a nice model.

I try to upload my photos on the campaign gallery but a message says pics exceds my space. What can I do ?
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 04:05 AM UTC

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Track sag is another of those judgement issues. Sometimes I see a model and think it is overdone and then see a photo that shows the tracks really were that loose on a service vehicle at times.

I sometimes find it difficult to figure just how many links will be needed ahead of time...



The "saggiest" I've seen were on T-34 / KV-1 period pics. When I started on armor I thought the extreme sag looked cool, but as I went on learned that it was not good practice in actual use. On determining the number of links, I'd use the number (if available) as a guide. Most often though, I'd just divide the total links in 2 giving me an allocation to work on per track run. I'd definitely be in trouble if the links seem to run out with still some amount of length to build Never had that so far.


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Tat, that is a nice little kit and you did a great job on it. Jeff



Thanks Jeff! I decided to keep it "clean" this time. Thought about putting chips and scratches -- still need to get the skills up for those


Quoted Text

Please, need to understand, I have uploaded photos of finished built on my own photo gallery, it's OK.

But they don't appears in the general gallery. Do I have to upload them here too ?



Congrats on your finish Alex! I like your treatment on the clear parts. You need to put up a couple of finished pics in the campaign gallery to be awarded the ribbon. Upload them here: http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30197

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 09:38 PM UTC
Please, need to understand, I have uploaded photos of finished built on my own photo gallery, it's OK.

But they don't appears in the general gallery. Do I have to upload them here too ?
Ranger74
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 08:53 PM UTC

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Hello,

My contribution to the campaign:







Need to move on -- 3 more campaign builds to finish in the next 30 days

Thanks for having me in this campaign, congrats to all finishers!

Cheers,

Tat




Tat, that is a nice little kit and you did a great job on it. Jeff
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 08:11 PM UTC
Last updates:







Scratchbuilt with Academy part for Blue Force Tracker antenna and two Blast Models parts for radio antenna mount














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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 03:13 PM UTC
Primed finally:


Martinvidas
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM UTC
Pre-Primer Time:


Martinvidas
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 08:22 PM UTC
Hard working on the turret replacing some parts with homemade brass rod


14 more to go
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 05:42 AM UTC
Track sag is another of those judgement issues. Sometimes I see a model and think it is overdone and then see a photo that shows the tracks really were that loose on a service vehicle at times.

I sometimes find it difficult to figure just how many links will be needed ahead of time. I recently built a set of Fruils for the Dragon T-34/85 and got them dead nuts right in a number of trial fittings. Only then did I glue the idler wheels in place.

When the time came to fit the tracks they turned out slightly tight, still well within the amount of sag shown in pictures but tighter than I expected after the trial fittings. I think the difference was not in the position fore & aft of the wheels but in the slop of the axles that squared up with glue.

The model looks fine (I'll have pictures up on Unfinished Business later on) but it was yet another lesson in the wide arena of unexpected results.
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 05:06 AM UTC
Thanks Joseph, Paul.

Joseph, your oil weathering indeed toned done the base color as Paul stated. Didn't realize your BTR was braille till I read thru it. I've just started using oils as weathering medium as well and have been quite happy with the results. For this build I've tried to shy away from a heavily stained / darkened finish that my builds usually turn into. It came out a bit clean for my standards but I decided to stop and stick with it. Still need more practice to get that balance.

Paul, the kit-supplied vinyl tracks needed to be cut to size.

As it would also take some effort to do the sag, I went for the Hobby Boss individual link tracks -- had no issues with it. Looking back the sag turned out a bit contrived though, anyways that's that

Cheers,

Tat
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 01:57 AM UTC
Tat - Great work on your little assault gun. The French origins are obvious. What tracks did you use? The sag looks good.

Joseph - I have to agree that the oils toned down the paint nicely and the whole thing looks more realistic for it. Your getting there quickly!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:04 PM UTC
Nice builds, guys. That is some really cool looking and varied kits.

Thanks for participating.
steve-o
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:18 PM UTC
Wow Joseph!

That looks great. Night and day from the spray to the oil wash. I'm also a novice at the airbrush, but next time, I'll have to look at going that route myself.

Kind of feels Russian to me too. Not a crisp camo pattern, but rugged and effective. Really great.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 09:52 PM UTC
Hello everyone,

Paul, I like how you weathered your KV-1. The dusting is very realistic. I hope to replicate this on my BTR-80.

Tat, your finished model looks great! The weathering is just right and the streaks are very effective.

Here's an update on my 1/72 Trumpeter BTR-80. I have finally sprayed both primer and camouflage on the BTR. All the work that I did is now barely visible.

Please note that this is my first time to spray camo using an airbrush. I did this freehand, using Rick Lawler's article as a guide. I have to admit that it does not look clean. I'm hoping at least to make it look like it is the right scale. Here's how it looks.




I then experimented with oil dot fading technique. I like how the over spray was toned down and how the matt black paint was also subdued. I have also used some washes and pigments on the wheels. Here are some more WIP pictures.





I will try a few more weathering techniques and then I will upload the finished photos to the gallery.

Thanks,

Joseph
tatbaqui
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 06:23 PM UTC
Hello,

My contribution to the campaign:







Need to move on -- 3 more campaign builds to finish in the next 30 days

Thanks for having me in this campaign, congrats to all finishers!

Cheers,

Tat

tatbaqui
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 03:42 AM UTC
Very nice Paul!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 02:34 AM UTC
I forgot to post a couple:






Ok, we're done now . . .
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 02:29 AM UTC
Its finished, Its finished! The KV-1 Model 1941 is done. Pics have been uploaded to the gallery. Here is what it looks like:









Here it is with the recently completed T-18 gussied up for the big parade in Red Square in front of Uncle Joe in 1929: