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Campaign 150-
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 11:31 PM UTC
Tat, I'll be following your DML Kettenkrad build with interest. Want to see if you figure out a way to get the front tire to sit flat once the tracks are installed. I had to go all Frankenstein on the front fork of mine to get it to work.

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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 04:14 AM UTC

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Looking good Clayton. That's a nice little kit, I built that for the Trumpeter II campaign. You remind me of the gaps -- though not much on the sides for me, as it was more on the rear that I needed to insert a thin styrene sheet. Are you using the kit-supplied rubber bands? You may need to shorten it a bit.

Anyways, here's what I intend to finish in the next few days:





The build's practically done -- in sub-assemblies. I've started painting the running gear before putting it all together and hopefully finish on time.

Cheers,

Tat



Thank,Tat, and they must have corrected the long track issue, these fit perfect
Your Ketengrad is shaping up nice, I must have 3 of those in the stash somewhere!



Luck is on your side my friend, as I had to contend with super long ones!



In the end I used the Hobby Boss AM tracks (2nd pic), though I got carried away with doing the sag
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 04:17 AM UTC

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Tat, I'll be following your DML Kettenkrad build with interest. Want to see if you figure out a way to get the front tire to sit flat once the tracks are installed. I had to go all Frankenstein on the front fork of mine to get it to work.




Thanks Mark. Yes I recall you had that issue reading thru one of the campaigns. Do hope it will not take much work
Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 12:01 PM UTC
Ten more days to the finish line, gentlemen!
Mrclark7
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 09:08 AM UTC
wrong thread whoops!
Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 05:11 PM UTC
How am I supposed to unload pics now that photobucket is being dumb.
johhar
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 05:20 PM UTC
imgur.com
Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 05:56 PM UTC
Let me see if this works.

https://i.imgur.com/3pKvIU0.jpg
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 07:07 PM UTC
Awesome Camo, Dustin, very impressive!
Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 08:10 PM UTC
Thank you sir.
Thirian24
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 06:26 AM UTC
I'm gonna call this done.

https://i.imgur.com/YnejJoN.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BR8NGT8.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/NLBoIl1.jpg

I'm not sure how to post the images directly. Thank you for the extension!
69mudbone
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 07:22 AM UTC
Dustin very well done congrats on crossing the finish line
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 04:15 PM UTC
Nice work, Dustin. You really nailed the blue steel finish of the barrel.

Thirian24
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 07:30 PM UTC
Thank you fellas. I'm just glad I was able to complete it. Work has really been cutting into my bench time.
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 05:50 PM UTC
Congrats on your finish Dustin.

Here are a couple of pics from early this week:




Mark, I was relieved that there were no issues on getting this to sit flat. Simply popped the front wheel assembly with no adjustments needed. What I was not happy with was that the paint on the DS tracks decided not to get along while I was mounting it!

Finished the wash today and put on a matte clear coat.

Cheers,

Tat
Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 08:51 PM UTC
Turned out rally nice, Dustin. Congrats on the finished build!

Tat, you're really close with this one, I think. Bring it over the finish line!

On a side note, I posted a how to on using Flickr as your image gallery a while ago. Hope this might be useful to some of you: http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=232523&page=1
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 09:00 PM UTC
Good news about the front fork, Tat. Not so good news about the tracks.

I had a different boxing than yours so maybe they got one right and not the other. Mine also came with indy links so perhaps that made a difference.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:58 PM UTC
Looking great, Tat!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 02:18 AM UTC
Made it just in time, , the Artillery Observation Vehicle is finished. My first airbrushed camo is very suspect, but you gotta start somewhere!




Der Inspektor must have been drunk when he approved this one...


Thanks, Cristian, for a fun Campaign, and looking forward to the next one, when I can hopefully improve my airbrushing, treads, wash technique, weathering, photography...yada yada yada......
69mudbone
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 02:51 AM UTC
Clayton, looks real good for your first airbrush job. What kind of brush did you use and what paint?
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 04:18 AM UTC

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Clayton, looks real good for your first airbrush job. What kind of brush did you use and what paint?



You are far too kind Ken, Thanks! It's an Iwata NEO I got on E-bay for $40, and the paints I used are Vallejo Model Air- I didn't want to mess around with thinning paint just yet...
Lakota
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 05:12 AM UTC
Good job Clayton,
The best models are finished models.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 05:51 AM UTC
Thank you , Don, and how true!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 06:36 PM UTC
Great job, Clayton! I think it looks really good!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 06:48 PM UTC
Thank you, Mark!