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Landships Campaign
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 12:58 AM UTC
Shalta - Join us when you are able, we have plenty of time on this campaign.
Shalta
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 01:43 AM UTC

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Shalta - Join us when you are able, we have plenty of time on this campaign.


I will. Can't wait to!
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 11:38 PM UTC
I got out the Zvezda T-35 kit and had a look to see what it might need outside of what is in the box. It look pretty complete just as it is. The tracks are link & length and look pretty nice on the sprue. I have a set of Fruils on hand "just in case." Research material is thin, just a single booklet.

I'm working on finishing up another campaign right now and will shoot some pictures of the start in a few days.
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 01:41 AM UTC
Kitmaker Campaign Gallery:

HERE !!

Hudson29
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 10:03 PM UTC
Thanks John, we are now good to go!
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 04:27 AM UTC
Here's my starter picture.

I'll be doing the 1/35 HobbyBoss Soviet T28E medium tank (#83854). I have wanted to build this one for a bit, so this campaign came along at a great time. I'll start later, after I get a few current builds taken care of.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 05:24 AM UTC
Great! That looks like a terrific kit and I'm looking forward to seeing how your T-28 comes out.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 05:29 AM UTC
I too am going to get a start with this Zvevda T-35 kit. It has been right at the top of the pile every since it arrived a couple of months ago. Here are the pics of the start:





Actual construction will start in a few days as the little 250 halftrack gets completed. That campaign is already on overtime . . .
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 11:49 AM UTC
Paul,I'm interested to see your build. I've taken a shine to Zvezda's more recent kits and I wouldn't mind having a T-35 and am hoping this is a great improvement over the old ICM kit.
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 12:13 AM UTC
Hobby Boss also make a T-35 and several versions of it. I have one of them and it is superb, much as the T-28 you are building. I was spooked by the large amount of PE it contains. I have a few more kits with PE under my belt now and might be more comfortable with trying the HB T-35 in the near future.

The Zvevda kit has no PE at all and looks very good in the box. A pal of mine & I compared the Zvevda & HB kits and could see the HB parts were nicer. How much nicer? Only a build will tell.
Bluestab
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 03:07 AM UTC
Paul, thanks for the heads-up. I built Zvezda's early Panther for the current Big Cats Campaign and generally liked it. Some of how the kit was engineered was neat...definitely different approaches than the norm. There's also some short-sidedness and engineering insanity involved. They seem to improving across the board.
ComradeMP
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 11:28 PM UTC
I'm in with Takom's KV-5.


I was able to do some quick work on the turret. Just need to go back in and do some welds and some texturing.


Started the hull. So far the tub parts glued and the positions up front.


So far the kit seems very nice. Minor flash. Having built a bunch of Trumpeter KV's, I feel I might like Trumpy's KV-5 much more.
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC
The Trumpy KV-5 was an easy build but for the poor engineering with the main turret colliding with the front MG turret. The other thing was that there were no clear parts, something I now expect in a modern kit.

It looks like the plastic is dark?
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 10:52 AM UTC

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The Trumpy KV-5 was an easy build but for the poor engineering with the main turret colliding with the front MG turret. The other thing was that there were no clear parts, something I now expect in a modern kit.

It looks like the plastic is dark?



Yes, all dark green plastic. Feels odd since I'm so used to grey plastic.

So far the only thing I didn't really care for was the MG's for the two little copulas. One of the sprue attachment points was the end of the barrel. Doesn't look so great, I do have some aftermarket DT barrels I might use instead.
Bluestab
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 11:25 AM UTC

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The Trumpy KV-5 was an easy build but for the poor engineering with the main turret colliding with the front MG turret. The other thing was that there were no clear parts, something I now expect in a modern kit.

It looks like the plastic is dark?



I've been trying to decide between the Takom and Trumpy KV5s. I'm glad you posted about the main turret hitting the MG turret. It looks like I'll be going with the Takom kit. Thanks.
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 10:02 PM UTC
Let's wait & see how Comrade gets on with his Takom version. It may have the same problem . . .
ltb073
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 06:15 PM UTC
I think that the Jolly ol fat guy will be bringing me a Trumpy KV-5 in a couple of weeks I would like to join in with that
Hudson29
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 02:37 AM UTC
Great to have two of these from different companies abuilding. It will be fun to see how you tackle the issues . . .
XavierB
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 07:01 PM UTC
I am in !

I will build the Char 2C from Meng.

Cheers !
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 09:55 PM UTC
Great choice Xavier! I have one of these near the top of the pile waiting for its time in the sun. Have you decided what markings you are going to use?

I would love to build one early in its life when they still had the tail. I have NO references for the early configuration detailing what other changes might have been made.
hofpig
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:38 PM UTC
Well my Mark V is on order and should be here by the weekend so as soon as I can get on with it(after it gets opened xmas day)...

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:12 PM UTC
Great! It will be nice to have some WW1 builds going. I look forward to seeing your progress.
XavierB
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 01:43 AM UTC

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Great choice Xavier! I have one of these near the top of the pile waiting for its time in the sun. Have you decided what markings you are going to use?

I would love to build one early in its life when they still had the tail. I have NO references for the early configuration detailing what other changes might have been made.



Hi !

For the tail you have Niko Model : http://www.nikomodel.pl/index.php/en/resin-kits/accessories-en/kits-1-35/item/the-tail-for-char-2c

There is a build of an earlier 2C on Warpaints (in French) : http://warpaints.net/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3909

The same guy has also build the heavily armored 2C : http://warpaints.net/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3038


As for me, I think I'll go with the 93 "Alsace", the one on the boxart. I love the scheme.

Xavier
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 05:17 AM UTC
Thanks Xavier, I have the tail kit and it looks pretty good. What I am not certain about is the other changes required to bring the Char back to its 1921 fit.

I see in one of the linked builds that the entire main turret is different. Was the kit version later? Was the version built in the first link early or some sort of modification? The text may well say but I could not read it.
XavierB
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 04:27 PM UTC

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Thanks Xavier, I have the tail kit and it looks pretty good. What I am not certain about is the other changes required to bring the Char back to its 1921 fit.

I see in one of the linked builds that the entire main turret is different. Was the kit version later? Was the version built in the first link early or some sort of modification? The text may well say but I could not read it.



Paul, I am afraid I won't be able to help a lot.

The guy does not give much information - He just says he found one or two pictures of the "2C bis", a 2C which had been modified to carry a 155 mm gun in 1926.
See here : https://image.jimcdn.com/app/cms/image/transf/none/path/s5cee4eaba074692a/image/i57428d2bed90048f/version/1331080543/image.jpg
The resin parts were made by one of his fellow modellers.
He also states that the tank stayed like this for ten years, but does not give any piece of evidence.

I have no idea of what the 1921 configuration might have been.

Regards,

X.