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Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: February 13, 2011
KitMaker: 237 posts
Armorama: 223 posts
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.
Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 01:04 AM UTC
Very Nice, Martin!

brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
KitMaker: 1,649 posts
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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.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
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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.
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 374 posts
Armorama: 235 posts
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
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 374 posts
Armorama: 235 posts
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
V2Phantom
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Joined: December 26, 2008
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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
Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: February 13, 2011
KitMaker: 237 posts
Armorama: 223 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 07:39 AM UTC

Quoted Text

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.
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 1,073 posts
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 02:22 PM UTC
Everyone,

Calling this one done. Hotchkiss 39(H) by Trumpeter is done. Only did a pin wash to it, didn't see a need to do a lot of weathering. This one was challenge to build as there was a lot of flash and poorly fitting parts. I wouldn't want to build another one of these by Trumpeter. Anyway here are few photos of the finish product.

Mark





Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: February 20, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 02:29 PM UTC
Well done Mark!

Cheers Rob.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 08:27 PM UTC
You have done a top job on that Mark. Very nice. Glad to see the end of it I guess.

Bill, just gets better each time. You guys have done great work.
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: September 12, 2014
KitMaker: 286 posts
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 11:15 PM UTC
Martin, great job on your BM-30 - that would be the case even for 1/35, but you pulled it off for 1/72 - nice.

William, awesome BM-8-24, it’s not easy to get those launching rails lined up and looking good. I‘m looking forward to seeing it finished.

Mark, your H39 looks excellent - love the camo.

Well, I‘ve managed to get my BM-27 Uragan built up to the point where I can paint it, then I‘ll finish the cab and attach it, as well as the section behind the cab containing the radiators, the wheels, etc. I added small sections of Evergreen rods cut and joined together at at 45-degree angle to the various instrument panels and electronics assemblies in the cab - these are supposed to be the various connectors for the wiring in the cab, which is pretty noticable in these vehicles.











Have fun, everybody!

Jerry