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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 09:20 PM UTC
Mark,
Love the camo on your Elefant! It's really coming along. I saw a show on a Elefant restoration. The damage that disabled was by a non-penetrating hit and amazingly small. Just a little steel pushed into the way prevented the drive sprocket from turning. I'll be looking forward to seeing yours.

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 09:16 PM UTC
Raj,
Welcome! Glad to see your planned build. The Tiger I is the most beautiful tank ever built.

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 09:12 PM UTC
Venko,
The figurine looks great!

GAz
SHAKY962
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 11:24 AM UTC
@Gaz yes Gaz, he has only five frames in the upper fuselage only in raised detail... the rest is recessed panel.

@Peter your answer was great!!! You make me laugh!!!!!
k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC
Hello everyone!
The Panther's turret is ready inside.









I expect the delivery of the zimmerit (ATAK Models)
and I start her exterior.
Kalin
k_mero4
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 08:57 PM UTC
Hello, Mark.
I like the camouflage. There is no reason not to be satisfied. My first camouflage was terrifying.
Kalin
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 02:53 PM UTC
Making progress on my Tamiya Elephant entry. Finish base coat and camo. This is my first attempt at camo, the work is all free hand.



My plan is to display the tank abandon due to mine damage and the crew left in a hurry because the Americans were coming up the road.



Next step is create the diorama base and add all of the final touch ups.





Mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
Great work on the Figure Venelin. But what else could we expect from you

Welcome aboard Raj.

iflytb20
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 03:25 AM UTC
Wow
Looking at all the superb models built by highly talented modellers makes me feel like firing myself out of an Schwerer Gustav

Here is my humble entry for the GB....

PzKpfw VI Tiger by iflytb20, on Flickr

Orange Box edition of the Tiger 1 (with that hard taskmaster Oberleutnant Minion)

PzKpfw VI Tiger by iflytb20, on Flickr

The Kit. Even though the box is a bit shabby as compared to mainline Dragon kits, they do provide the DS tracks in a protective cardboard packing enabling the survival of the teeth. A real shame as I won't be using them

PzKpfw VI Tiger by iflytb20, on Flickr

The AM items that I will be using. Decals for the Strolch, Copper towing cables and AFV Club tracks.

Please stay tuned for updates and thanks for looking

Venko555
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 03:06 AM UTC
Thank you, Mark!
The figure is really nice
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:54 PM UTC
Venelin,

Fantastic job with painting that figure, you really bought out the detail.

Mark
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:55 PM UTC
Thanks, Kalin!

Поздрави!
k_mero4
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:47 PM UTC
Venko, nice job! Every time I enjoy them.
Kalin
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:03 PM UTC
Hi, FJ officer is ready, this time in tropical uniform. For trousers I used Vallejo Desert yellow, for the shirt-Dark sand.







Cheers!
petbat
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:37 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Jose,
Looking good! Does the kit have raised detail?

Gaz



Not any more!!! The putty and sanding would have removed any evidence of that.

A lot of work Jose, but I'm sure it was worth it.
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 08:22 AM UTC
Jose,
Looking good! Does the kit have raised detail?

Gaz
SHAKY962
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 02:37 PM UTC
Gary, Peter an Zon: Thanks for your comments.

Bryan, your Wespe is looking good...

KaliN: Beautiful interior!!!!!!

A little advance.... I need to use a large quantity of putty and sanding....... incredibly for a Italeri kit

IMG_1553 by Shaky962, en Flickr
k_mero4
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 06:05 AM UTC
Yes, Bryan. It was precisely Angel's idea. Miniart have released great models with equipment. In addition, the Takom's crane (Takom 2108 oder Takom 2109) allows you to make a working one.
Very good work with color modulation and with the equipment of the crew compartment.
Good luck, Bryan!
Kalin
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 03:29 AM UTC
Thanks Zon. I use .05 diameter styrene rod for most wiring. The slightly thicker and the thin stuff coming off the headphones is copper wire.
Kalin are you going to have the crane lifting the turret on the interior panther? I always thought that would be a cool dio.
k_mero4
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:52 AM UTC
Gaz, Marc, Zon and Peter, thanks for the nice comments.
Gaz, I have another Panther model with an interior plus a crane. Оne friend of mine, Angel Yovtshev, gave me the idea to make place for repair of damaged machines, where the elements of the Panther will be visible. So that ...
Zon, I use metallizers "Mr.Metal Color" on GSI Creos and I am very pleased with them.

Good luck to all.
Kalin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:24 PM UTC
Bryan and Kalin. Great work Guys. You have to love something with interior showing!
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 07:22 PM UTC
Kalin,
That is a fantastic interior! Seems a shame to close it up.

Thank you for sharing it with us!

Gaz
zontar
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 04:02 PM UTC
Great Work Stefan and Jose!!

Bryan: Nice interior. What did you use for the wiring?

Kalin: brilliant interior! What colors did you use for the ammunition? I've only found a bright brass, but it's too shiny.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
Petro
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:34 AM UTC
A lot of good builds in this campaign. Looks like all are enjoying it.
I don’t see me building an interior kit anytime soon after seeing Kalin’s work And Colin’s cut away thread. I would shelve it.
Carry on
k_mero4
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC
Hello everyone!
After more than a month I can boast of my work progress. I close the hull and follow the turret of the tank.
Here are some photos.












So much of me. Good luck to all.
Kalin