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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
Thanks guys. The PE adds quite a bit, and there is quite a bit to add. I did not use a lot though, partly because the set includes frets designed for the M16 and therefore parts are not used on this vehicle, and partly because some parts are just too small or too fragile - such as the gun sight supports. Way too many tiny parts just waiting to fall to bits during painting.

The ammo rack has rounds to go in it too. Forgot the pic of those.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 05:08 AM UTC
Peter, well done. Impressive work. PE gives a completely different view of the model. Congratulations. I look forward to seeing him after painting.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:15 PM UTC
Peter,

Very nice work with the PE, really adds the detail to the model.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 09:45 PM UTC
Okay, when I said "nearly finished" with the build part I was a tad optimistic. All major sub assemblies now done though

Added Griffon Models etch components where appropriate. Added scratch built springs to the dampers. I also modified the road wheel assemblies so the whole track assembly can be disassembled for painting and put together later after painting without keeping the track halves separate.




and the rest of the bits:



Adding the single piece of styrene rod from one side of the bogie assembly through to the other, instead of trying to join the middle of the rod like Dragon built them (engineering madness) and then keep them from breaking at the join means they are very sturdy now and can be slipped into the main frame after the tracks are in place.
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 03:42 PM 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



Will do!

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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 01:37 PM 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
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 01:36 PM UTC
Bryan,
That Wespe looks nothing short of perfect!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 09:37 AM UTC
Looking Fantastic Bryan
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 09:04 AM UTC
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?


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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 02:33 AM UTC
Good Job Martin. That looks great, especially for such a small scale.
Work continues on the Wespe. Hoping to have it done by the end of the month.





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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 08:42 PM UTC
Martin,
Congratulations on completing your fantastic armored car! What a fantastic result! especially for something so small.

Well done!

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 07:16 PM UTC
Thank You
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 07:06 PM UTC
Looks real sweet Martin. You have done a great job on something so small.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 06:12 PM UTC
Good morning,

This model is finished.










I'm going to the next challange. The AA truck.

GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 11:02 AM UTC
Very dirty indeed.
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 05:59 AM UTC
Thank's to everyone.
Next step was dirt and rust streaks..



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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:22 PM UTC

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Looks great to me, Martin!

Gaz



DITTO!
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 08:30 PM UTC
Looks great to me, Martin!

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 07:03 AM UTC
So I fixed the rear right red light, and added the star. Not the perfect picture, I will make a new ones tomorrow.


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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 07:25 AM UTC

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Thank You for the info, I will check if is possible to fix it - the scale is 1/72 so it will be hard to paint it correct.



When I used to do Braille scale (now with my eyes it really is Braille ), I used to use a punch set to make a little disc of masking tape so the bottom of the disc was the curve at the bottom of the oval. That way I could paint the lens red, place the whole disk over the top part of the light, then with it masked, paint over the red with the hull colour.

Whatever you choose to do, it still looks great. I still say getting the rear star down was an achievement!
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:33 PM UTC
Martin,
That is an impressive looking armored car! Can't wait to see it weathered.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:31 PM UTC
Bryan,
Looks great, love the chipping.... especially on the gun.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 05:26 PM UTC

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Bryan, that is looking sweet indeed.

Also looking good Martin. May I point out, the rear lights on the M8/M20 are the same standard ones fitted to many US vehicles and only the left (as you face the rear) oval shaped lens is red?




Thank You for the info, I will check if is possible to fix it - the scale is 1/72 so it will be hard to paint it correct.
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 08:02 AM UTC
Bryan, that is looking sweet indeed.

Also looking good Martin. May I point out, the rear lights on the M8/M20 are the same standard ones fitted to many US vehicles and only the left (as you face the rear) oval shaped lens is red?

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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 03:40 AM UTC
Finally the wheels are placed - i like the look right now. Next step will be wheatering.