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Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 07:39 AM UTC

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Hi Martin
That is a great looking battle worn Smerch!Your weathering makes the model look like it has seen quite a bit of action. Your build is a great example of how good 1/72 armor kits can look!
Have fun modeling
Mike



Thank You, Mike.
V2Phantom
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 03:16 AM UTC
Hi Martin
That is a great looking battle worn Smerch!Your weathering makes the model look like it has seen quite a bit of action. Your build is a great example of how good 1/72 armor kits can look!
Have fun modeling
Mike
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 08:37 AM UTC
Update on my BM-8-24.

My kit lacked a targeting sight. I scratchbuilt one from Internet references.

The targeting sight and attachment arm are attached to the launcher.

The launcher received shading and highlighting. The glossed decals also got a coat of dull coat.

All rockets are detail painted, and ready for installation.

All 24 rockets are applied to the rails.

That's it for now. I still have the tank tools to attach. Thanks for watching. Bill
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 08:22 AM UTC
Martin: Great job on the BM-30. I like the weathering.
Shell Bush: Good choice with the Stuka Zu Fuss. It's one of my favorite Hanomag variant.

Thanks Mark, Chris F., Peter, Richard, and Zon.

Good luck everyone on your builds.
Bill
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 04:55 PM UTC
Martin

Wow, wow and wow. A very nice chunk of hardware well turned out. Congrats.

Shell, you think Esci's is a struggle, look over Lion Roars..... I hope the 251 works out for you. Interested to see that kit compared to others.
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 03:30 PM UTC
Originally I was going to go with Esci's Nebelwerfer and crew set, but upon examining the condition of the sprues I shelved it after getting as far as starting the carriage. I want to enjoy this campaign and am working on several other builds atm and just don't feel like fighting with a box of plastic.

So I am going to go the clichéd route of building a SdKfz 251/1 Stuka Zu Fuss, but hopefully mine will differ as little in being Zvezda's Ausf B version and not another C or D.



This will be primarily OOB with the possible addition of items sourced in my house, but no third party product like PE updates or metal tracks. All I can afford to spend on it is time -- and barely any of that.
Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 01:04 AM UTC
Very Nice, Martin!

Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 08:37 PM UTC
Good morning.
Finally my BM-30 is done
So... Pictures:











Thank You everyone for this campaign and for watching. Have fun.
zontar
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Hawaii, United States
Joined: August 27, 2006
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 07:46 PM UTC
Martin, Mark and Chris: Nice work.

Jesper: good choice. looking to see it come together.

Bill: I'm sad. I miss the radioactive green... Great build though!

Happy Modeling,
Zon
GulfWarrior
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Texas, United States
Joined: January 05, 2010
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:28 AM UTC
LOL...now that’s funny right there!


petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 09:52 AM UTC
Great work so far Bill.

I think the slogan says " I want to be a T34 when I grow Up!"
27-1025
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 08:27 AM UTC

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Update on the BM-8-24.

Started painting on the upper hull and launcher.

I used an old decal set from ESCI for Soviet tanks. I had a problem with the edges curling up. Careful trimming with a sharp blade removed the problem pieces.

I started the weathering process on the upper hull and launcher. I also built and painted the rockets.

That's all for now. Thanks for viewing. Happy modeling.
Bill



Great looking model. Nice work.
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 05:48 AM UTC
Bill,

Nice work with weathering and decals.

Mark
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 05:45 AM UTC
Update on the BM-8-24.

Started painting on the upper hull and launcher.

I used an old decal set from ESCI for Soviet tanks. I had a problem with the edges curling up. Careful trimming with a sharp blade removed the problem pieces.

I started the weathering process on the upper hull and launcher. I also built and painted the rockets.

That's all for now. Thanks for viewing. Happy modeling.
Bill
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 05:34 AM UTC
Thanks Mark C., Peter, and Zon.

Martin, great weathering on your build.
Chris, glad to see the counterpart to my build here. Yours is a much better kit!
Scott, cool choice. That's a serious launcher.
Jesper, great choice. That's one of my favorite Hanomag variants.
Mark, your Hotchkiss with rocket launcher looks good.
Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 05:40 PM UTC

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Great progress, everyone!

Martin, remind me what scale you are working with that MAZ-543.




Thank You,
the scale is 1/72.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:05 AM UTC
Great progress, everyone!

Martin, remind me what scale you are working with that MAZ-543.

d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:06 AM UTC
Chris,

Nice progress. That engine looks really nice.

Mark
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 09:21 AM UTC
Mark and Chris. Looking great guys.

I have started the etch on the Lion Roar nebel. It is trying my patience, so many fiddly pieces, especially the 3 rails per tube that have to be glued inside. I am doing a bit on it between other builds.
27-1025
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:25 AM UTC
Some progress. Skipped ahead a bit on the instructions to check out the launch rails and rockets . Will need to begin painting the interior before I get too far along. Very complete but also very small parts.









27-1025
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:19 AM UTC

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Quick update on my entry; Trumpeter's Hotchkiss 39(H) w/Rocket launchers.

The kit is all assembled along with it's base coat.







Will post final photos after adding camo and weathering. Until then happy modeling.

Mark



Looks really good.
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 07:39 AM UTC
Quick update on my entry; Trumpeter's Hotchkiss 39(H) w/Rocket launchers.

The kit is all assembled along with it's base coat.







Will post final photos after adding camo and weathering. Until then happy modeling.

Mark
Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 05:52 PM UTC
The driver cab is on place:





Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 11:17 PM UTC
Just a small update here. The tires are attached to the chassis. I know about the lines on the tires and tried to fix it, but the rubber is so soft.. I will try something addition to cover them.





SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:07 PM UTC
I am finally getting ready to start this build. More to follow