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agriamodeling
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Budapest, Hungary
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
Hi Ken,

It is a beautiful kit and I am very happy understanding that you did not use the extreme weather-look on this model. I have similar approach most of the times, to represent modern armour in good, well-maintained conditions.

Very good job!

Tamas
BunkerBuster
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 08:09 AM UTC
Calling the T-54 done. I went light on the weathering since I prefer a look closer to factory fresh. I had some of the Mig maple and oak leafs that I thought I'd try out. They are still loose since I'm not sure if I like the look. Top of turret is going to be left loose for viewing of the insides. I'm not a fan of exploded views, so this was a good compromise. The engine is in in there too if I want to pull the hatch off.

Overall, Miniart makes a very nice kit. Some areas are completely over-engineered. The suspension and wheel assemblies are the biggest problem areas. But once it all comes together, it has stunning detail right out of the box. I only added Masterclub tracks and a few scratch build parts that were needed due to broken or lost parts (carpet monster).




canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC
Thanks, Michael, I forgot to mention that.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 01:27 AM UTC

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Hi Alex,

Your Chieftain looks great!

To post your photos to the campaign gallery, just go to that specific gallery:

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/31535

and hit the “Upload Photos” link in the upper right-hand corner, upload them, and then post them like you always do. If you don’t use your Kitmaker Gallery account to upload your photos and are unfamiliar with how it works, here’s Darren’s thread from a few years back on how to post images:

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=120940&page=1

Good luck with everything!

Jerry



One other thing; just because you're logged on to the forums and so forth doesn't mean you're logged on to the gallery. When you go there, look in the top blue banner in the upper right hand corner to see if you need to log on there as well, otherwise you won't be able to upload photos.

Michael
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 01:11 AM UTC
And Pasi, I really like your Tiran - can’t wait to see it finished.
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 01:03 AM UTC
Hi Alex,

Your Chieftain looks great!

To post your photos to the campaign gallery, just go to that specific gallery:

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/31535

and hit the “Upload Photos” link in the upper right-hand corner, upload them, and then post them like you always do. If you don’t use your Kitmaker Gallery account to upload your photos and are unfamiliar with how it works, here’s Darren’s thread from a few years back on how to post images:

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=120940&page=1

Good luck with everything!

Jerry
Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 12:33 AM UTC
By the was,

can anyone please help me: how can I add a photo to the campaign gallery??

Thanks for your help

Happy modelling

- Alex
Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 12:20 AM UTC
Hi to everyone,

first of all: thank you for your nice wishes!
As there're another two hours untill I get knocked out, I post the pics of my Chieftain with the tracks. And now it's done.
Basically, the result could have been better, but because of medical problems and the time I couldn't do anything, there just wasn't enough time to build the kit properly...
But I'll make a small vignette, showing the tank in a "what-if-scenario" in the early 80'ies somewhere in Germany fighting against attacking russians.





Thank you for this wonderful and inspiring campaign!!


Happy modelling

- Alex
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 06:15 PM UTC
Missing antenna, weathering and possibly prisms for periscopes (have to check how they looked in reality): probably done in day.

MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:05 AM UTC
Great jobs on the Abrams and Chieftain here at the finish!

Alex, the best of luck to you!!

Michael
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:01 PM UTC
Great work Zon. Nice detail in the accessories.

Nice to see you back Alex. The camo net makes a real difference and is great to see someone trying new things.

Cheers guys
canismalus
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 08:44 PM UTC
Zon, fantastic work on your Abrams.

Alex, your camouflage net looks the part - an excellent first attempt.

Best of luck with your surgery and a speedy recovery.

Jerry
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 06:43 PM UTC
Very nice! Zon

Looks good Alex! Good luck!

Cheers Rob.
Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 06:27 PM UTC
Hello all,

after a prolonged stay in Hospital, I finally managed to put some camouflage net on my Chieftain. This is the first time I tried this, and the result is not too bad (I think).
The net was made from bandage soaked in dilluted white glue, and black tea leaves were sprinkled on some areas after the bandage was put on the model. Then it was just painted, and the tea-covered areas got some dark wash.



And the tracks -from MasterClub- which do look very good. But assembly of these was anything lese than relaxing (compared to Friul-tracks). In the end I think that next time I'll go for the ones included in the kit.




Today I'll put the tracks on the Chieftain, post some photos and then I'll call it done.
I wanted to give the model a dirty look, but tomorrow I'll again go to the hospital for a surgery on my spine, so there's no time for mud-moving.

Happy modelling everyone

- Alex
zontar
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Hawaii, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 05:59 PM UTC
Ken and Pasi: very nice work! Looking great.

Rob: hopefully we'll see yours completed in an Unfinished Business campaign. Looks good so far.

I am calling mine done. Tamiya M1-A2 Abrams in 1/48th scale with Black Dog modern accessories.















Thank you all for a great campaign and see you in some other ones.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 07:06 PM UTC
Bummer Rob, but keep at it, it is looking great.

Base coat down on the Challenger 1 and road wheel tyres painted. Had some "fun" trying to mix a reasonable representation of Gulf War 1 British sand colour. Photos show the colour varying from a brown to an orange!!! Hopefully when it is dry, the colour I have will be acceptable... I hope so, I have 2 jars of mixed paint left over so I need to think of a few British early 90's desert vehicles to paint to use it up
barkingdigger
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 07:05 AM UTC
Hey Rob, at times like this I take comfort in knowing there's an Unfinished Business campaign willing to welcome the build with open arms! Hope it all comes together eventually. (I dare not say how many campaigns I've bowed out of over the years...)
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 02:06 AM UTC
VERY nice work all!

Rob, completely agree. Build at your own pace, not to whatever "deadlines" we put down.

Michael
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 01:53 AM UTC
Rob, too bad, but I know how it goes when things get down to the wire.

Ken and Pasi, great-looking T-54 + Tiran - looking forward to seeing them weathered!

Jerry
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 06:23 PM UTC
Very nice work being done here!

I am not going to get mine done. So am going to bow out.

This is where I am at now, I am not going to rush it.

Cheers Rob.

PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 06:14 AM UTC
Thanks Peter.

Painted and decals ready:



Matt finish, weathering and tracks to be done. I'm using Friul T-55 tracks, but luckily these are quick and easy to assemble.
Ruffus
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 05:11 AM UTC
Nine days left and counting!!
BunkerBuster
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 01:05 AM UTC
I'm in the home stretch on the Miniart T-54-2. I went light on the weathering. Still need to finish up the periscopes, add a few last details, and do some final weathering with pigments.

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC
Thanks Guys.

Managed to put a primer coat down yesterday. I'll get it base painted and maybe some weathering by end date ( I hope).
zontar
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 04:55 PM UTC
Wow Pete!!

Super nice work! Best wishes for your wife.

Happy Modeling,
Zon