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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 01:37 PM UTC
That's some nice progress, Peter! Love the weathering and the little things!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:35 AM UTC
I used to have a ton of GHQ armor, but someone broke into my storage unit during a move years ago, and of all the boxes they could have snatched it was the one containing 75% of my miniatures collection--all the GHQ and the bulk of my fantasy and SF figures.
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:30 AM UTC
Okay. A couple of detail pics to supplement the ones Gaz took for me:

A couple of instruction plaques still to be added to the dash. Note Griffin even give you keys to hang in the 'glovebox'



Gun and mount dry fit to rear cargo area. Shows how tight a fit it is as the barrel is weighty aluminium... and the knob for the lanyard is provided by Griffin in the M3 set too



Weathering and dry brushing all with Vallejo acrylics. The floor has several layers of 'filters' of very thin earth tones, which I allowed to pool in places like rain washed dirt would be in the real deal.

Hopefully off to get the exterior paint on today ( chores to do now)
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 08:40 AM UTC
That;s very cool, Tim!
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
Very Cool Tim. That does look nicely detailed for the size - about 4 inches?
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 05:45 AM UTC
Zon, well done. Perfect painting. Congratulations on your work.
Wow ...... Tim, it looks impressive.
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 05:25 AM UTC
Tim,

Wish I could build them that fast! Nice choice and build.

Mark
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 01:34 AM UTC

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Hi Gaz,

I'm about to start my campaign contribution, but I don't want to run afoul of the rules. I'd like to do the Italian aircraft carrier Aquila.

Mussolini's only aircraft carrier Aquila was nearing completion when Italy surrendered to the Allies on 8 September 1943. Germany then seized the ship and placed it under guard. Aquila was later damaged on 16 June 1944 during an Allied air attack, and on 19 April 1945 Italian "co-belligerent" government sent divers from the former Decima Flottiglia MAS, who partially scuttled Aquila to prevent the ship being used by the Germans.

I want to build the real ship as she would have appeared in service... will this work for the campaign?




Tim,
Please feel free to build her! I have never seen anything of this ship and would like to see how she'd look built. Though not used effectively at times, Italian warships had some great lines.

Gaz



Ok, so Im in with GHQs all-metal 1/2400 scale Italian Aircraft Carrier Aquila !

The little 3 inch long carrier, intended as a wargaming counter, is presented in GHQs usual style with relatively few parts in beautifully sharp metal castings.

This one is slightly more complicated than some of their others with 25 parts for the ship itself (hull, island, 2 cranes and 21 weapons sponsons) plus 10 aircraft, but the parts fit is excellent and things go together pretty quickly.


Assembled and primed, shes ready for paint in no time!


GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 10:35 PM UTC
Zon,
That looks great! Don't think of the figure as hiding a fault... think of it as adding visual interest, scale, and life...


Peter,
No worries mate!
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 10:08 PM UTC
Looking good Zon. If push comes to shove, put some equipment on it. You could place a helmet on it and have the chin strap hanging down - put another on the counterweights to give it a reason for being there. Another option is some field glasses where the strap hangs down the front, etc.. .

Thanks for hosting the pics Gaz. I'm back on line and hope to have the base coat and camo on this weekend so I can post updates.
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 07:17 PM UTC
Aloha All,

very nice work going on here!

I'm trying to get back on track in time to finish this campaign. Got the interior of the M10 turret painted up before assembling the halves. It ended up with a gap that is giving me grief. Since it was already painted, I'm trying to fill it with Vallejo plastic putty, but I can't seem to completely fill it. There is always a groove. Maybe the loader figure will hide it well enough...













Happy Modeling,
-Zon
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC
Great work, Pasi!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 03:32 AM UTC
Major subassemblies done and ready for paint:



The tracks are link-and-length type, and Tamiya had included 1:35 side view of track layout, which made it very easy to assemble them off the model. Hopefully other manufacturers will copy the idea...
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 04:38 AM UTC
Looks good Peter!
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 11:14 PM UTC
Hello everyone,
Peter (Petbat) has been suffering some internet problems lately, so when he brought his build for this campaign to our club meeting today I volunteered to post some in-progress shots for him.





I doubt my pictures will do his effort just as I'm still trying to come to grips with my phone's camera.

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 06:54 PM UTC
Awesome JohnA!
Is that 1/48?

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 06:13 PM UTC
Hello All,

A StugIII AUSF F is my build for this campaign and here are my entry picture and where im at the moment. Stug is all put together and ready for primer.






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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:51 AM UTC
Excellent Bryan. It is really executed well. Thanks for joining in.
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC
Hey everybody,
I just realized that we only have a little over one month to go.

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:37 AM UTC
Bryan,
Congratulations on your completion! You've done an excellent job on the Wespe, especially the interior. It really looks lived in.

I agree, in firing position with crew would have been a great choice. A human presence brings armor to life, I reckon.

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC
Bryan,

Very nice finish. She is a sweet looking build.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 02:02 AM UTC
Well, I am calling her done. This is Tamiya's Wespe "Italian Front". Overall a very enjoyable build. My first attempt at a vehicle with an interior. If I were to do it again I would have built her in the firing position so that the included crew could be added in the future. The model depicts a vehicle from the 29th Panzer Grenadier Division, Italy, 1944.
I am enjoying watching everyone's work. Thank you for hosting the campaign Gazza, see you at the next one.
Bryan



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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 01:53 PM UTC
Always the contrarian, Peter. Im sure itll be a first class result.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 08:45 PM UTC

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Peter,
Looking forward to your take on OD.

Gaz




It'll be a bit light in places and too dark in others for your taste Gaz - I'm doing Light Mud and Black



This pic is not quite right, the US pattern Jerry can should be a British WD pattern one as per these pics.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205204617

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205204722

I think the interior on these was left OD - note the inside of the door on the second pic - so I'll be doing that and you will see my take..

I was considering 'Accorn Inn" originally
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205204750

But it has early pattern wheel rims, would need some scratch building for the ammo racks in front of the fuel tanks, and for stowage on top, and the front Jerrycan holders would need to be removed..

I'm debating if the platform step under the rear stowage bin on the left rear was specific to this vehicle or whether I should add it to my option.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 07:44 PM UTC
Peter,
That is some impressive PE work. I'm glad to see this coming along. Looking forward to your take on OD.

Gaz