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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 03:33 PM UTC

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JohnA,
You'll love using the metal barrel. The only downside of a metal barrel is that it's easy to accidentally remove the paint.

Good stuff, friends!

Gaz




To be honest. I was thinking of not painting the barrel.. I like how the 2 different metals look.

At Peter and Byran,
You would think the fit issued would be fixed by now. Thanks for the review and the heads up on the collar Gents!

JohnA
brekinapez
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 04:01 PM UTC

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To be honest. I was thinking of not painting the barrel.. I like how the 2 different metals look.



You mean leave it bare or with just the factory protective dark gray lacquer?
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 04:28 PM UTC

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To be honest. I was thinking of not painting the barrel.. I like how the 2 different metals look.



You mean leave it bare or with just the factory protective dark gray lacquer?



Shouldve been more clear but yes, leave it bare.


JohnA
brekinapez
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 04:48 PM UTC
Well, so long as you realize they weren't delivered in bare metal to the assembly plants or to the repair depots. You're going for artistic license, then.
Ramanathan
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 10:54 PM UTC
Good morning Gentlemen,
Here is my chosen one for this campaign:

I plan to build it OOB, as I checked the sprues and the manual it will be a tough job without any additional PE. I have a Black Dog stowage set in the stash for Chaffee - that will be used here for sure.

Cheers,
Zsolt

p.s. it will be a slow build. Just an example: I'm about to finish my Panzerjäger for the Crusader to Gazala campaign... however the campaign finished months ago
Sleepwalker71
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 01:50 AM UTC
Let's roll!
One word: Tamiya. and that shall be all about fit. As for now besides small parts cleaning, I didn't find any quality of the moulds issues. Within a couple of hours, I assembled complete frame of the car. Engine area is quite busy so I cannot see any reason I shall add there anything. Well, perhaps brakes lines. One component missing is exhaust which will be installed later after frame painting.








In general, it seems that this build will be quite quick offensive.
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 10:49 AM UTC
Zsolt,
Glad to see you and your Chaffee. It's one of the coolest looking tanks ever built. It definitely looked like the later era of US tanks designed.

Hoepfully you'll fare a little better with it than in the desert campaign.

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 10:51 AM UTC
Damian,
You're really rocking on with the Tamiya build... Tamiya's no-nonsense approach really makes it hard to choose over them unless there is a huge amount of detail difference.

Nice start!

Gaz
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 02:17 PM UTC
Damian,

Nice job assembling the chassis. Tamiya has put a lot detail in it.

Mark
petbat
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 07:37 PM UTC
Nice choice Zsolt. Hope you get this one done in time

Damian, looks like you are on a winner so far. I am building my first Tamiya kit for quite a while (the Funnies GB) and I'd forgotten how they just fall together.
YellowHammer
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 06:10 AM UTC
Hey folks,
Here's my entry for the campaign. I know it's an oldie. I'm just looking for something nostalgic and simple to see if I can actually complete a build. My shelf of shame is getting overloaded. Looks like there's a lot of great builds already starting. It's been a while since I've posted anything so I hope this work.
John



petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 07:27 AM UTC
Wow John, I have not seen that kit since I was a teen.... Nice to see some of the Golden Oldies being given some attention though.
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 03:30 PM UTC
John,
Welcome to the Campaign! I'm building a Sturmpanzer, too. I'm looking forward to see yours going together. I think it's much rather have one simpler than my Dragon kit, but I'll manage.

Hopefully taking part in the campaign will provide some inspiration to finish. I know the campaigns help motivate me.

Gaz
brekinapez
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 03:36 PM UTC
I built all the German Monogram armor a few years back but sold them to my 21st Century Toys collector friends when I switched over to 1/35.

They are pretty simple, quick builds but they can be made to look pretty good.
YellowHammer
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 03:41 PM UTC
Thanks Peter and Gary.
I just don't have the dexterity to handle the kits with all the tiny parts anymore. I'm just hoping my sturmpanzer winds up looking something like the real thing. Gary, I'll be following your build with interest. I've always liked the look of the sturmpanzers.
John
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 04:35 PM UTC
Hi everyone,
I'm plunging into my Sturmpanzer. After the tedium of cleaning 20 pairs of them, I'm starting some pre-construction Zimmerit.






It seems the average width of the Zimmerit bands in-scale is only 2mm. I really wonder what the back ends of a PzIV chassis looks like with it. Guess more research is required.

Gaz
petbat
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 05:28 PM UTC
Like this Gaz



and a wartime pic



and another can bee seen here

https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/tanks-2-3/panzer-iv-tank/panzer-iv-zimmerit/

and A 3 which is still similar in application
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 08:36 PM UTC
Peter,
you're worth your weight in gold and reference material. Thank you very much!

Gaz
petbat
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 09:42 PM UTC
The pics on this website might help you too:
https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/tanks-2-3/brummbar/


Several pics of Sturmpanzer in Italy and detail on Zim like:



GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 08:41 AM UTC
Oh Yeah! Thanks again!

Gaz
Dangeroo
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 09:05 PM UTC
Hi Guys!

Great start here! Particularly good to see the new M3 from Tamiya. Personally for me, the Hobby Boss one is still new…


So here's my entry: Italeri Carro Armato P40 with Friul tracks:



Already started on the suspension, getting the unpleasant stuff of tanks out of the way. Although I must say that those Friuls are easy to build and almost like therapy.



Cheers!
Stefan
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 09:12 PM UTC
Stefan,
Great to see you! Glad to see some Italian weaponry.

Gaz
johhar
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 03:26 AM UTC
High praise to those daring to go with doing their own zimmerit. No one will ever say it looks the same on every model.
d111298pw
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 02:35 AM UTC
Making progress. Starting to spray the base coat on sub assemblies.

GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 05:35 AM UTC
Good start, Mark!

Gaz