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Unfinished Business 2016
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:12 AM UTC
Ok I uploaded a picture.
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:06 AM UTC
Thank you everybody. I'll check the photo size.
DaGreatQueeg
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 06:14 AM UTC

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I'm calling this completed. This is my 2nd completed model.
Cheers,
Dustin



Real great job Dustin! The look in those natural light shots is just superb ....

cheers
Brent

And my weekly progress, almost finished the whole group now.

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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 06:01 AM UTC

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Thank you, Mike!

I'm having troubling uploading a picture to the campaign gallery. It says uploaded successfully, but I don't see the picture. What gives?



hmm, you are right. The pictures are not showing up there.
I have had troubles with getting pictures into the gallery in the past and do it so infrequently that I have to re-learn it each time.
Are you sure you tried to put it in UB 2016 campaign?
I've put pics in the wrong place before.

M



Dustin,

Congrats on your finish!

I believe the gallery can only take pics at 800 x 600 pixels max. Can you check yours, as this may be the culprit.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 04:39 AM UTC

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Thank you, Mike!

I'm having troubling uploading a picture to the campaign gallery. It says uploaded successfully, but I don't see the picture. What gives?



hmm, you are right. The pictures are not showing up there.
I have had troubles with getting pictures into the gallery in the past and do it so infrequently that I have to re-learn it each time.
Are you sure you tried to put it in UB 2016 campaign?
I've put pics in the wrong place before.

M
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 04:23 AM UTC
Thank you, Mike!

I'm having troubling uploading a picture to the campaign gallery. It says uploaded successfully, but I don't see the picture. What gives?
MLD
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 04:11 AM UTC
Dustin,
That's a beauty of a Panther, old Tamiya kit warts and all. Plus, it is DONE!
Well done.
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 04:01 AM UTC
I'm calling this completed. This is my 2nd completed model.

I've learned a lot more this time and I feel like a pushed myself a bit further with new techniques. I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out. Although I wish I would have used after market tracks and PE grills.












Thanks for all of the help, advice and words of encouragement.

Cheers,
Dustin
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 09:47 PM UTC

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I believe it is Beer:30 around here now.



Ahhhh, oh beer:30. My favourite time of the morning...
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 08:46 PM UTC
Thanks for the encouragement Brent,
It's been sitting for 8+yrs at this point, too close to give up on it now...
DaGreatQueeg
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 01:53 AM UTC

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Did you ever have one of those kits that fought you kicking and screaming every step of the way?
..... I believe it is Beer:30 around here now.
Mike



:) Hang in there Mike as at least the end result is looking good!

Brent

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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 01:09 AM UTC
Did you ever have one of those kits that fought you kicking and screaming every step of the way?

DML BMP1 and SP Designs -1M Kliver turret, and for some additional drama(more later) Masterclub clickable tracks.

On the plus side, Bench Time! after a 'vacation' 'week' that evaporated into two days sick and 4 days playing contractor around the house, an afternoon to build.


Gun is attached but not weathered to match the turret yet, missiles are attached to the mount, but not mounted yet.

Headlights are in, but the fiddly guards are not attached yet and the skirts cant be attached until the tracks are on.

Masterclub clickable tracks, just dont.. don't do it. Buy AEF kits by the truckload first, just dont.
Beautiful links every one of them. Casting numbers inside the links and contoured guide horns... THAT BREAK OFF WHEN YOU HANDLE THE LINKS....
Old bagged set has 190 links, new plastic boxed set has 200. MAYBE I can cobble together enough links... IF the old links and the new links click together...
they do!!
Huzzah!

But none of the links fit around the idler...(BMP link guide teeth go OUTSIDE the idler rim...)

@#$#$^!!@ !!!
so the already painted, filtered, washed, and dust washed idlers get filed down to fit inside the links...


It is days like these that explain why I get so few models done a year.
The state of things now.


I believe it is Beer:30 around here now.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:22 PM UTC
Thank you Brent! Excellent job on yours as well sir!
DaGreatQueeg
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 04:31 AM UTC
Really nice looking weathering on the Panther Dustin!!

Some of my progress .....

cheers
Brent






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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 01:48 AM UTC
OK so I've joined again this year and hope to get the "What If" S-Tank Recce vehicle I started last year. And the rate I'm going I'll be finishing the Israeli Panther I am building for the Sci Fi campaign as well...

As for why? Well work got nuts and I'm reno-ing the house to sell, then moving, so I still may not get to these until next year!

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 08:39 PM UTC
Lots of shelf queens turning into the Belle of the Ball!

That sub looks great John: like it's been used & abused and put away wet!
Guy, that Panzer looks great too. Nicely weathered!
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 05:51 PM UTC
Thank you sir.
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 05:38 PM UTC
Nice work on the Panther!
Sticky
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 04:51 PM UTC
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 04:34 PM UTC
Nearing completion of this Panther. Need to finish weathering the turret and a few other small things.







Cheers,
Dustin
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:30 AM UTC
John, awesome job on the sub! Great painting and markings!

Guy, very nice camo and finsihing on the Pz. III. Looks great.

Paul, you should be able to simply wash the pigments off if you have not sealed them? Did you apply pigments directly to the T-34 or mixed with spirits or other? If you have just rubbed or dusted the pigments on, you should be able to wash them of with a wet brush.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:47 PM UTC
What a nice selection of stalled projects! I too have several of these and have selected one of the to drop kick to completion. The kit is the CyberHobby version of the Dragon T-34/85, 1944 version. I am building it as a Korean War version and that has been the source of a number of the delays.

Information on the Korean War use of the T-34s is hard to come by. There are no decal sets that I could find and most of the photos are either small grainy propaganda shots or pictures of burned out wrecks.

I finally "settled" for a set of numbers from a Soviet T-34 set from Archer Fine Transfers. While not perfect, they look pretty good.

Next was a set of Model Kasten tracks. These are all plastic and turned out to be good looking but very fragile. I ended up drilling and pinning more than a dozen links with surplus Fruil wire.



This kit contained no PE and I thought I would try upgrading the look with an AM set. The kit rear cover needed to be modified by removing the plastic screen. This turned out to be a laborious project.

















This was my first try of PE and it does look better than the kit part did.

Every step seemed to result in a delay and the headlight was no exception. There are no clear parts in this kit so I started looking for something to replace the solid kit part. Finally I found some jewel like lenses with a silver reflector.

After another delay this project was pushed along toward completion. washes and weathering was applied and I started on the pigments but decided I didn't like the look and stopped, hoping for inspiration to happen like a light bulb going on. That hasn't happened yet.

I was trying for a silty yellowish dust as shown in some of the pictures. My light dust seemed to have taken over and washed out everything else. This is how the T-34 looks now:



I had some thoughts of trying to remove some of the pigment with a wet Q-Tip. Will this work?
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 06:35 AM UTC
My current progress. Rear deck and cab assembled. Thought i would break peices trying to get the deck in position on the frame, but it worked out.
I did break off both headlights though, when assembling the engine compartment sides. Should have know better really.
I messed up the windshield. First, i should have looked at the directions better, as they do give you some masks for painting. I tried to make my own and scratched the windshield. I also didn't pay enough attention to my references. So i painted the two part, driver's windshield incorrectly, then really messed it up trying to remove the paint. So now i need to scratch build one or print up an aerial recognition flag to drape on that section. Lol
DaGreatQueeg
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 01:27 AM UTC

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Hi guys,

My submission for the campaign will be the ancient Tamiya's Tiger I which I will use to improve my painting skills.

I will use oils, pigments and other methods for the first time.

Best regards,
Angel



Hey Angel, nothing wrong with and old kit cleanly built and finished, good to see!

cheers
Brent
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 12:21 AM UTC
Hi guys,

My submission for the campaign will be the ancient Tamiya's Tiger I which I will use to improve my painting skills.




I will use oils, pigments and other methods for the first time.

Best regards,
Angel