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Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 01:33 AM UTC
Well Folks, the Churchill is finally done. Some parts of it came out better than expected, other bits I'm not so sure about. The light dust looks pretty good to the eye but under the harsh glare of the strobe is maybe a might TOO much. What do you think?

In any case, its done and the pictures are up in the Tamiya II campaign gallery.









iflytb20
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 10:44 PM UTC
@Dustin @Jesper

Thank you for your kind words.

@Paul

Thanks. This was the Tiger I was trying to create from sPz Abt 505



Love your Churchill. Can't wait to see it finished.

Cheers
andromeda673
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 08:04 PM UTC
well made some more progress over the week, I'm headed back down today to redo the camo, and touch up some spots I'm just not happy with.


I did some re-painting today, and re-worked the came, I also finished up the machine gun for the turret, and once the final coats dry, I'll get the gloss coat down, then decal, then dull coat, then wash.

I haven't decided if I'm going to build a base for this one or not, but I'm leaning towards it.



To those that have already finished your builds I say CONGRATS AND CRACKING WORK!!!!!!
Thirian24
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 08:29 AM UTC
That's real nice.
ShermiesRule
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 04:09 AM UTC
Here is my entry. More pics in the Campaign Gallery

RadekZ
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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 01:42 AM UTC
Hi guys,
a lot of fantastic kits already finished in campaign. Congrats to all who already finished and it's great to see your amazing skills in action!

Now it's time to move the Mazda a little forward. Hard subject to me as cars are furthermost from my comfy zone.
I've started from where I failed in my first attempts - painting the colour on the body.
Generally I started with spraying the Surfacer 1000 from airbrush as the primer.
After letting it dry for few days I sanded it a little bit with 3600 & 6000 grit sandpaper.
Finally I applied the [X-6]Lemon Yellow in like trillions of light coats
Now it's drying.
Next step is to sand delicately the surface with same grit papers to prepare surface for buffing with tamiya set of polishing compounds.

A kind request here for anyone experienced in polishing car models - what cloth should I use when polishing the model with mentioned paste(s)? Any reference (pics especially) will be greatly appreciated.

And some pics of current status (please let me know if they're visible as I'm using Google's services to share pics):



Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 12:13 AM UTC
Raj great work!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 11:28 AM UTC
Raj, beautiful job on the Tiger. Looks very nice.

Paul, I believe it is an Eastern front Tiger. I cannot remember the name of the abteilung, but remember seeing pictures of this Tiger and believe it was the Eastern front.

Paul, very nice progress on the Churchill. Indeed it is an interesting looking tank.
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 02:45 AM UTC
Alex - A simple and effective way to muddy up a hull. I'll give it a try.

Raj - I love the colors on your Tiger. Where would it have served with that paint?

I have made more progress on the Churchill. This is such an odd looking and interesting tank that I feel it worth spend extra time with it. Here are a couple of progress shots:





This one is getting close to being ready for pigments.
iflytb20
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Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 01:40 AM UTC
And i'm done





You can see the full build here

Thanks a ton for a great GB. I had lots of fun building my Tiger and learned a lot from all the talented members.

Cheers
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 06:45 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Alex - Your SU-76 came out very well. What a great idea to use Elmer's Wood Glue to make mud. I have plenty of that out in the shop. Have you tried getting texture in it after it is partly dry?



That's exactly what I did. I put a few dabs on the lower hull and as it set up I squished it around with my finger. The wood glue begins to set up really quick and it dries harder.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 02:38 AM UTC
Alex - Your SU-76 came out very well. What a great idea to use Elmer's Wood Glue to make mud. I have plenty of that out in the shop. Have you tried getting texture in it after it is partly dry?
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 02:36 AM UTC
Antonio - What a great idea to convert the Blitz truck to peace time use just as many of the originals must have been. I have one of the ICM Renault trucks that has been tempting me the same way . . .
Bluestab
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 10:17 PM UTC
Onward with the SU-76m.

The fighting compartment assembled and any pre-painting done.


Fighting compartment walls added to the vehicle. Fit was great.


A better view of the exhaust and what I assume is an air intake. I left off the exhaust pipes from the engine until after the vehicle is painted.
Also, time to get started on the gun.


Before I got on the gun I added "mud" and dirt to the lower hull and fender undersides. The mud was Elmer's Wood Glue. It's thicker than the white glue. I wasn't looking for a huge amount of build-up, just enough to be noticed. I used good ole Tamiya XF-52 Flat Earth for the paint.


I decided to go for the tracks as opposed to the gun. Tamiya goes with mostly indie track links, but offers a premolded run for the bottoms. Tamiya includes a pair of jigs for the top runs to simulate sag. Tamiya didn't take into account that the two sides of the suspension are slightly offset from each other so the two sets of track won't be exactly alike.
The tracks went together well. They did require some cleanup. Given their size, I used a pair of hemostats to hold each link.


Tracks assembled and ready for paint. Lately I've been using Rustoleum rattle can dark gray auto primer for my base coats for tracks. It gives them a solid base coat and a textured appearance. I think it also holds weathering pigments alot better....but more on that later. The downside is it smells horrible and takes a couple of days to lose the odor.


Back "on target" with the gun. This isn't Tamiya's old 75mm Pak. Some of the parts are a bit fiddly to work with. Alot good bit of the gun mechanism will be covered by armor.





Tracks on and painted. I painted them red-brown, then drybrushed them german gray, then drybrushed them steel.


Mounted fenders and gun. I masked off the tracks and running gear with plastic wrap and started painting.



I made a big of a goof. I got on a roll and didn't take any pictures. I did a very basic weathering job...light wash with light drybrushing. I used the alternative unidentified unit decals from the kit. Tools were added. I heavily weathered it with sandy shaded dust pigments.
And here she is.








I'm calling this one done. It was joy to build. Tamiya's usual expectations were met. I didn't use the kit supplied figures. I do plan on using this vehicle as part of a future diorama.
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 03:06 AM UTC
Hi Folks Im back from Vacation a little jet lagged but made some progress today
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andromeda673
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 11:24 PM UTC
well I'm back at it!!!!! I finally was able to get all of the assembly done, and have finished all of the pre shading and painting.

I should be able to get the brown and green down later today! Stay tuned, and I'll leave you guys with this, building 1/48 armor really kicks ass!!!!!







Now I just have to get the base started!
alewar
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 10:11 PM UTC
Thanks!

Álvaro
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 09:45 PM UTC
Thank you Pawel
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:00 AM UTC
Great -- thanks John!
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 10:13 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Is it possible to get a month (or two even) delay in the deadline? I fear that I won't even be starting with painting by the time the campaign ends



I wouldn't run against that. Any extension is most welcome.



Ok !
Extension granted, ENDS: October 31st, 2016

pablo_g
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 10:01 PM UTC
Thanks Chris.
Antonio great looking Blitz, I love it.
Chapman
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 06:35 AM UTC
Excellent weathering Pawel! I hope I can do half as good a job on my Char B.
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 05:14 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Is it possible to get a month (or two even) delay in the deadline? I fear that I won't even be starting with painting by the time the campaign ends



I wouldn't run against that. Any extension is most welcome.
metooshelah
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 04:23 AM UTC
Is it possible to get a month (or two even) delay in the deadline? I fear that I won't even be starting with painting by the time the campaign ends
cacciacarri
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 12:19 AM UTC
Hi Guys,
Here is my project, an Opel Blitz truck.I'll try to do it in a civilian vehicle.
Some photos:









































I hope you like it.Any corrections and suggestions are welcome.

Best
Antonio Caserta