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Campaign 150-
ClaytonFromEllijay
#454
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 03:59 AM UTC
Turned out more than pretty good, Mike, looks Great!
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 03:05 PM UTC
A real cutie, Mike!
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 01:58 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

Mike
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:43 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I figured it was bump time for this campaign. I do a little work on this model (like one or two parts) when I get bored with my other builds. This weekend I painted the tire rubber.

I'm still trying to perfect my tire painting technique. I started with a rattle-can primer then Tamiya rattle-can NATO Black. I then brush-painted thinned layers of Vallejo Dark Rubber followed by thinned layers of Vallejo Light Rubber. I like the subtle tones this creates but it doesn't show up well in the photos.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Armored76
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:46 AM UTC
Thanks for bumping this up, Don!

That's a cute little model you have there. It all looks nice from what the photo shows. Keep us posted!
foyle99
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 04:00 PM UTC
Hi fellas,

This is my first campaign here on Armorama. I'll be entering with Tamiya's classic 7.5 cm Pak 40/L46 AT gun kit. I believe it is 106 parts including figures, but I will likely not be building those.

Cheers! This looks like a real fun build so far
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 04:28 PM UTC
Don,
Thanks for that info on your tire painting technique! I've never been satisfied with the monotone appearance of my tires so I want to give that a try. When you say 'thinned layers' I envision very translucent coats. Is that what you are doing?

Lakota
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 05:36 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Don,
Thanks for that info on your tire painting technique! I've never been satisfied with the monotone appearance of my tires so I want to give that a try. When you say 'thinned layers' I envision very translucent coats. Is that what you are doing?



Hi Mark,
That is exactly what I'm trying to do. I thin Vallejo paint with water that has a few drops of dish soap and build up translucent layers. I've read of another technique this morning where German scholate brown (arggh spelling) is used instead of NATO Black. I'll be trying that techniques on of these days soon.
Good luck,
Don "Lakota"
Martinvidas
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 08:27 PM UTC
After some modeling break I'm back on the bench. The Fennek is painted mostly used the Vallejo Air Colors.




Next step the small parts and installing the tires...
Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:36 PM UTC
Good looking camo!

Armored76
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 04:37 PM UTC
@Quentin: Welcome! Please post a photo of your kit in the box and a proof of date (newspaper, website, etc) then you're good to go. Enjoy your first campaign and here's one for many more

@Martin: The camo is looking really good!
bm4247
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 07:39 PM UTC
This was my effort for this enjoyable campaign.

Airfix Churchill Tank fro Battle of Britain series.







Building and painting.



















Thanks for running it.

Brian
Armored76
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 08:02 PM UTC
Congrats on the finished build, Brian! A good looking little kit but the weathering might be a bit on the heavy side, IMHO. These simple little builds are a great ground for testing out different techniques.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 09:23 PM UTC
That is a micro-tank! My tired eyes couldn't have handled that!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 01:00 AM UTC
I admire anyone who can build those tiny scales, but have no ability to join them!!
bm4247
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 08:02 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys. I suppose when I got too it the tank had to end up looking like it had been in a really hard grimy smoky battle. It has been a learning experience and my eyes just about coped thanks to the magnifying light.
Thirian24
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 08:33 AM UTC
Finally off my lazy butt and making some progress on this.

Armored76
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 06:57 PM UTC
Looking good, Dustin! The details are also nice.
foyle99
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:33 AM UTC
Here we go:



And some updates. I've gotten as far as putting the gun, gun shield, and gun saddle together separately but have yet to combine them:





ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 02:16 AM UTC
Nice clean work, Quentin!
Armored76
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:02 AM UTC
Looks good, Quentin!
foyle99
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 06:10 PM UTC
Thanks, guys!

It's a very old kit, so I think fitting the gun mechanism to the shield is going to be very trick indeed. I'll let you know how it goes.

Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 01:02 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
@Brian-Congrats on finishing your build. My next few braille scale kits are going to be my last. I don't have the eyes or patience anymore. Of course I just bought a V-2 rocket so never say never.
@Quentin-Good work, keep us up to speed on your build. I don't know about anyone else but I have three of these kits in my stash. Don't ask why.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 01:26 AM UTC
Don, I have stuff in my stash that I cannot remember the origin of too, why it was bought, why it's there, if it will ever be built...
LeftyDan
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Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 05:08 AM UTC

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Don, I have stuff in my stash that I cannot remember the origin of too, why it was bought, why it's there, if it will ever be built...



Squadron Sales or ebay finds. That's what happens to me. Campaigns force me to build them.

Speaking of: I found a M41 at Hobby Lobby for 16 plus the 40% coupon. I may have a kit for this when I get back from vacation.