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V2Phantom
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 01:47 AM UTC
Hi Angel
This is an excellent looking build! I like the way you modeled the vehicle as it looks on the monument. That is a nice and different idea!
Have fun modeling
Mike
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 06:41 PM UTC
Thanks Mike!

I have to admit my vehicle won't look like the vehicle on the monument today...

The municipality of Kula ordered a restoration few years ago and it seems that accuracy was the least concern of the "restorer", who replaced the ZiS-151 wheels with ZiL-157 wheels (basically exchanging the 10 8,25x20 wheels for 6 12x18 wheels).

What stands up there on the monument today looks more like a ZiL-157 truck (with ZiS-151 radiator cover), than the original ZiS-151.

Sad but true- it seems that accuracy matters only for us-the modelling freaks...


SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 09:19 PM UTC
Plastic has been cut on my Stuka zu fuss. Really beautiful tamiya kit with excellent fit.

More to follow soon



GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:23 PM UTC
Oh, man. spending a lot of time on the AFV Club SdKfz 251 Ausf.D just trying to get pegs into their holes. The parts seem to fit nicely once that is done but I'm only on Step 2.
Dragon164
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 05:39 PM UTC
Looks good Gary!

I finally got the other side tracks done. And a start on the launchers.

Cheers Rob.

Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:16 PM UTC
Looking good, Rob!

When I built my UE I went over the tracks around the drive and idler with a file after they were assembled in order to level them out a bit. Since the shortest track length is two links, they tended to come out very uneven without some intervention.

petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC
Coming along nicely guys.
Dragon164
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
Yes Mark, I have been bending them.

Cheers Rob.
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC
A bit more.

Cheers Rob.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:57 PM UTC
More progress my Tamiya Sd.Kfz. 251 Stuka zu Fuss. A very nice kit that fits together perfectly.

I am experimenting on a tarp to cover the interior. It will be a different look to the other 251s I have build.

More to follow soon.

Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:52 PM UTC
Jesper,
you are right about it being a very different look. I scratched a tarp for a Sdkfz I did awhile ago:

I didn't have any reference photos so had no idea what it's supposed to look like, but I think it's fairly convincing.

Removed by original poster on 04/26/19 - 08:03:06 (GMT).
brekinapez
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 02:08 PM UTC
I haven't gotten quite as far with Zvezda's Ausf B version:



The two center racks were short-shot and missing the part that actually grips the edge of the sidewalls, so I'll have to fudge them out of card stock.

Definitely not a Tamiya kit; lots of clean-up, slight mismatching of molds creating steps, and mild warpage making assembly a bit more tedious than necessary. But, if you want an Ausf B...
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
Looks cool with the tarp, Mark. Mine looks a bit different and yours is probably better.

Here is the status of my build. Almost done. Just the rockets and boxes to finish and add. Quite satisfied so far.

More to follow soon.





eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 06:53 PM UTC
Just started to build my entry, Trumpeter 1/35 Type 89 Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher.


GulfWarrior
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 01:09 AM UTC
That's an awesome kit! I did that one a few years ago when it first came out!

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 07:28 PM UTC
Done with the Stuka Zu Fuss.

Not entirely satisfied with how the tarp came out in the end. It is difficult to blend colors properly because the fabric soaks up the paint quickly. Next time I will probably give it an extra coat of PVA glue. Something learned.

Looking forward to follow everybody elses builds.







eMan
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 12:48 PM UTC
Type 89 progress update, all interior finished.

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Dragon164
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 03:45 PM UTC
And some paint!

Cheers Rob.



eMan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 05:00 PM UTC
More update pics.




zontar
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 07:45 PM UTC
Aloha All,

Nice work Jesper, Rob, Shell and Lapman!

Some progress on mine, but I will not make the deadline as I go out of town tomorrow for a week and a half. Any chance for an extension?

Got the main color on, and did some hairspray chipping. Still undecided if I want to do a three color, or leave it in the yellow.









Happy Modeling,
Zon
brekinapez
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 08:24 PM UTC
Almost there. Going to paint on the Balkenkreuz (decals were misbehaving), do some touch-ups, and attach the last little bits and she'll be done:

ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 09:45 PM UTC
I'm waiting for the oil paint weathering on my BM-13N to dry enough so I can add some filters and rust.
Should be able to catch tomorrow's deadline!

canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 08:43 AM UTC
Hey everybody,

Despite my good intentions to check in more often, the fact that Im in four other campaigns (and, as always, work) put paid to that....anyway, a bit of catch-up is in order before I post all my pics.

Shell, Zon, Angel, Lap Man and Rob - those are great looking builds - looking forward to the final stages!

Jesper - I love your Stuka zu Fuss with the disc camo - the tarp and the mud bring it all together.

William - Your BM-8-24 turned out great, good job!

Well, here are the progress and completion pics for my Soviet BM-27 Uragan as it would have appeared in the Afghanistan war in the 1980s - that gave me an excuse to dust er up. This is the first truck (as opposed to a tank/SPG, etc.) that Ive completed since taking up the hobby again a number of years ago, and it was a fair bit more work.



























Good luck reaching the finish line to those who arent there yet!

Jerry
GulfWarrior
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 01:03 PM UTC
Looks like that thing can dish out some hurt!