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Trumpeter Mk.5
Tiger101
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: March 02, 2002
KitMaker: 902 posts
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 03:43 AM UTC
Finally finished my BMO-T it was a fun build. It was truly a Trumpeter kit, with photoetch parts that could have been plastic. I still had a great time with it.





k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: November 26, 2017
KitMaker: 244 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 06:57 AM UTC
Hallo!
Here's my progress on my project in the campaign: Trumpeter's kit 01507 - Sd.Kfz.7 Late.
I liked the model's engine. It is detailed, but it requires further work.
Here are photos:












Good luck.
Kalin
Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
KitMaker: 2,136 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 05:16 AM UTC
I'm in a little late...sort of. I was originally going to go with a Waffentrager, but went with the LAV-25 instead. It's been in my stash for a bit and this gives me an excuse to build it. I like the LAV family of vehicles. I've built several of them so I figured this would be a casual build.

I have a habit of starting a build them stopping. I've started building these simple builds, documenting them, and then posting the builds when I have finished them. That's what I did here...this is probably done over a couple of months, jumping between several builds.

So I went with Trumpeter's (00349) USMC LAV-25 "Piranha" in 1/35 scale. The box art shows an overall sand vehicle. It comes with their OIF USMC Figure set. The actual kit doesn't offer markings for an overall sand LAV. The actual included schemes are a 3-color and an overall white UN peacekeeper deal.
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Assembly is pretty straight-forward. The molds are showing their age a bit and parts may require a bit more clean-up. Fit on some of the hatches was a bit off.

trumpy-2019_LAV-25_01

One thing I noticed...the kit did not include side-view mirrors to mount on the front-light assemblies. This really annoyed me, to be honest.
trumpy-2019_LAV-25_02

The turret was a bit of a mess. The basket was badly warped and fit of the turret upper and lowers was...pretty bad. Trumpeter sends nylon mesh for the turret basket. I should have changed it out for metal mesh.
trumpy-2019_LAV-25_03

Assembly essentially done. I had planned on dressing this thing out a bit more. At this point, I really just wanted to finish a basic OOB build.
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I went with a simple overall-sand paintjob. That's what I had in mind when I bought the kit and I'm not going to let Trumpeter's lack of markings for it change that. I'm stubborn like that. In a final act of defiance, I rattle-canned it sand.
trumpy-2019_LAV-25_06

I gave it a light-weathering. I did not use any markings. I even used the stubby kit antennas. No extra stowage, crew, etc.
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And I am calling this one done. As much as I griped about this one, I didn't hate the build. The UN markings will find a home, possibly on this LAV. I'll probably re-work it at some point, probably as one of the loaner LAVs used by the 82nd Airborne during Desert Shield.

Anyway, thanks for the campaign. I'll stick two photos in the gallery and return to spectator mode for the rest of this campaign.
Scipio2010
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Washington, United States
Joined: December 08, 2013
KitMaker: 299 posts
Armorama: 215 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 04:17 PM UTC
I finished up my Object 704 SPH painted in a Cobra Command livery in homage to the GI Joe series.





The kit was such a quick and easy build. I really like the look of the Object 704, but can only imagine how cramped the fighting compartment would have been.
Looking forward to seeing everyone else's builds.
ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 951 posts
Armorama: 919 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 08:42 PM UTC
Well, here am I with a change of plans and new build for this Campaign- Soviet КВ-1 с екранами "Беспощадный":


My brother-in-law turns 50 in 2 months time and as he is a big fan of Soviet WWII tanks(he already owns a T-34/76 built from me), I thought (and even got support from..... SWMBO!!!!) the legendary KV-1 would be a nice (human-touch) present for his jubilee.

Will use Trumpy's #00358 kit, 2 Aber PE sets(#35190 and #35193), RB Models ZIS-5 tank barrel(#35B09) and ZIS-5 ammo(#35P13), while ammo boxes will come from MiniArts Soviet Ammo Boxes with Shells set(#35261).

Here is my starting picture:


My intention is to build at least one more kit for this Campaign.

SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 1,004 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:05 PM UTC
Hello all.
Almost forgot about this campaign, but I will join with Trumpeters 1/35 scale s.F.H. 18 15cm Field Howitzer, item 02304.
Looks like an easy build for the weekend and I read some good reviews on it, so looking forward to build this one.



Kind regards,

Robert Jan
ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 11:17 PM UTC
Sure-it is a nice kit, Robert!

Just bear in mind that there is a mistake in the colour sheet- the red-and-white poles are given erroneously.

You can read more here:
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=261601#2217897

HTH,
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC
Thanks for the reminder. I read that just after I received the kit.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: November 26, 2017
KitMaker: 244 posts
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 08:15 AM UTC

I ended up with my model in the campaign. These are the final photos of the Trumpeter's Sd.Kfz.7 Late.







It was a pleasure for me to participate in the campaign.
Kalin
agriamodeling
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Budapest, Hungary
Joined: March 09, 2018
KitMaker: 45 posts
Armorama: 45 posts
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 06:31 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

This is my entry photo into this campaign. This is the Trumpeter T-72B Mod1990 kit I am beuilding in 1/35 scale. I already have a T-72 a/m from Eduard (made for the Tamiya kit, but surely can use many parts for this Trumpy, too).

Tamas

agriamodeling
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Budapest, Hungary
Joined: March 09, 2018
KitMaker: 45 posts
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 06:32 AM UTC
Shawn,

This job looks very nice, I do like the weathering you did. Excellent result!

Tamas