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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 08:50 AM UTC
Great job, Lukas! I hope to build the Wespe myself some day.
LukasHaschke
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 05:36 AM UTC
Thanks for the feedback, guys!

I'll definitely try the black lacquer coating, thanks for the advice :-) I ran out of my Mr. Metal colour and tried a new acrylic one which now that I see the finished result really looks too shiny and not worn enough.

It's my first build since I joined the site and the first build after about a year, I read a story about the leFH 10,5 gun and since I wanted to build a German SPG (had only build tanks before), I decided for the Tamiya kit because I know them to fit well with not that many fiddly parts. I had a bad experience a couple of years ago with MiniArt's T-70, maybe someone else tried this one, too? Still think about that tedious build when I look at it in the showcase. The Tamiya Wespe was a fun build, definitely recommend this one.

Regards
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 07:59 PM UTC
Lukas,
Great effort and congratulations on your completion! To get credit for the campaign you need to upload a photo or two up to the Gallery: Here

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 07:16 AM UTC
For a first build (Just since you've joined, or after a long time of no building?) it is a very nice result.

If I had to make a comment I would suggest using black on the jack and tools rather than the silver. You wouldn't want bright shiny objects on your camouflaged vehicle, and also it was common practice to paint such things with protective primers/sealants to slow down corrosion. You can add scratches in silver where that coating chips/wears away. The Germans typically used a black lacquer on their tools. Also, any fire extinguishers on the exterior will match the camouflage, while those carried internally would still be in red or other bright colors, for obvious reasons.

Still plenty of other campaigns going on you can jump into, so keep building.
k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 03:52 AM UTC
Well done, Lukas!
I guess it was fun while you worked on the model. Congratulations.
Kalin
LukasHaschke
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 03:35 AM UTC
Hey guys, apologies for the late submission (though I read that the final date had been extended).

Here is my humble contribution to the Italian campaign: Tamiya's Wespe (Italian Front version) in 1/35, OOB. For some reason I couldn't post images before, hope it works this time.

The decals are for a vehicle of the 26th Panzerdivision at Cisterna di Latina near Anzio, 1944. I decided against using the figures that came with the kit since they would block almost all of the interior.

Please go easy on me, it's my first build since I joined the website last year ;-)

Regards,

Lukas



GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:49 PM UTC
OK everyone,
I've just updated the front pages with all of the completed builds that have photos in the gallery. If there are any omissions, let me know.

Some good looking builds in the gallery!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:58 AM UTC
That looks awesome Lap Man!! Congratulations!

Just excellent! I really love the wear to the paint!

Gaz
petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 09:27 AM UTC
Well done, as usual, Lap Man. Nice interesting and unusual paint scheme.
d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:22 PM UTC
Lap Man,

Sweet!
eMan
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 08:17 PM UTC
M10 tank destroyer finished.




GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 06:44 PM UTC

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Is the deadline still 5/31 or are we going a little over? I can get mine primed by that time but I wont be able to full scheme in time.

I think with one more week I can do it.



Kelly,
The final date has been extend until June 15. Good luck!

GaZ
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 01:26 PM UTC
Is the deadline still 5/31 or are we going a little over? I can get mine primed by that time but I wont be able to full scheme in time.

I think with one more week I can do it.
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 08:23 AM UTC
Don, Zsolt, Zon and Lapman

All looking great guys. So many posts in such a short time!.

GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 03:07 PM UTC
Zon,
I知 quite impressed by the paint and markings on your tank destroyer. I知 glad that the extension will enable you to do a little more when you return.

Enjoy your trip!
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 03:03 PM UTC
Raj,
There must be congratulations in order if you are that busy with baby. I知 glad to inspire any kind of motivation. I hope that you won稚 find too many more impediments in your way.
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 02:58 PM UTC
Zsolt,
I知 glad oh found the extension timely. Your Chaffee looks excellent.
Nate_W
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 02:23 PM UTC
Tim, that IJN Ryujo is absolutely aces man. 10/10 for sure. I've never been really into naval stuff until I started playing World of Warships, and small scale stuff usually doesn't turn my head but this is remarkable. It inspires me and makes me daydream of a samll scale task force dio. I'm sure that's the big benefit of the scale is you can place ships together for an excellent comparison and task force depiction. I'm imaging the pearl Harbor strike force or one of the late-war U.S. powerhouse groups in the Pacific.By the way, what did you use for the base of that? It looks like it could be modified to make for the perfect pen holder for an office desk!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:22 PM UTC
Aloha All,

Pete, Gaz and Kalin: Thank you for earlier comments and the encouragement.

In light of the impending deadline and my going out of town for the next week and a half, I called myself finished. However, seeing as Gaz was kind enough to grant an extension, I will endeavor to do a bit more when I get back!

Anyway, this is where I am currently:

A bit of weathering on the floor:


And then the rest of the build. The decals are from Star Decals, depicting the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion in Italy.










Happy Modeling,
Zon
iflytb20
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 10:38 AM UTC
Thanks for the extension Gaz. Between the AFV Club tracks and 1:1 scale diaper changes, I致e fallen far behind my schedule. This should be the motivation I desperately needed to finish my build. I値l get back to the bench as soon as I change one more diaper.
Ramanathan
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 07:04 PM UTC

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HI Everyone,
I think there are quite a few builds that aren't too far away from completion, so I'm going to implement a two week extension.

The new completion date with be 15 June 2019. I'd like to see your great works ready for the display shelf.

Gaz



Wonderful news - I've just popped in to ask for a few days extension thank you for your flexibility!

Chaffee decals are on but the one on the upper-back hull was so disastrous that it had to be scraped off. The others went on quite OK, but some silvering appeared in spite of the tons of decal setter and softer used.


I need the few extra days to finish the detail painting (MG, headlights, stowage, etc) and weathering - currently only a light pre-dusting layer was sprayed on.

Cheers,
Zsolt

d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 10:31 AM UTC

Gaz,

That is great news, I needed those two weeks to finish up.

Thanks,

Mark
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 09:01 AM UTC
HI Everyone,
I think there are quite a few builds that aren't too far away from completion, so I'm going to implement a two week extension.

The new completion date with be 15 June 2019. I'd like to see your great works ready for the display shelf.

Gaz
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 12:21 AM UTC

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That looks great, Lap Man! Love those stripes!



DITTO!

Mark
Lakota
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 12:20 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Lap Man-looking good!
Gaz-Looks like I'm not finishing this campaign, buddy. After 2 days of on again, off again building this is the results:

The braille scale track links ate my lunch. Also notice the links do not fit into the teeth of the drive sprocket. I'll still need to finish this kit for a club contest later in the year, "Enter the Dragon", for Dragon models. Great campaign, enjoyed watching the other builds.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"