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Trumpeter Mk.5
Scipio2010
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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.
Bluestab
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
k_mero4
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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
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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.





d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 12:06 AM UTC
Marc,

The grass does look a little oversized when you consider the size of the tank, but not bad.

Mark
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 11:13 PM UTC
Looks convincing enough to me! Nice!

Petro
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 11:10 AM UTC
My latest update.:
I screwed up and tried a new product- Vallejo Crushed Grass effect. I do not like it. It didn't replicate what it shows on the bottle. And i did not see a tutorial about how to use it.
So while searchong for a tutorial, i came across one for the Vallejo Acrylic ground texture. It looks interesting, so i bought it and kind of added it to the tracks along with some static grass. While i am still not totally pleased, i did salvage it. ( no pics of before hand.) This mistake killed my motivation.

So i post my current progress and ask for advice on what might to do to make it a little better.


Oh, and of course the rear machine gun broke.
Petro
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:58 AM UTC

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Hi Marc,

Can you up.oad some better oics? This kit is on my wishlist and would like to see yours as reference before deciding the purchase.
My dad made me a KV1/85 in the mid 70’s from a Soviet kit (probably the same moulding like the ones sold now under Eastern Express brand and I have some nice memories. Would be a memorial build but this time a better kit.

Tamás


I assume you are referring to me. I am not sure what other pics i have taken that might be "better". But i will say this kit is very nice. It is an easy build. The tracks are probabaly the hardest part, but if you have built indy tracks, then no problem.
Some minor cleaning required of some parts and some ejector filling, but most will not be seen. Read the http://www.4bogreen.com website. It'll tell you the issues with all the kits available .
agriamodeling
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:42 PM UTC
Hi Marc,

Can you up.oad some better oics? This kit is on my wishlist and would like to see yours as reference before deciding the purchase.
My dad made me a KV1/85 in the mid 70’s from a Soviet kit (probably the same moulding like the ones sold now under Eastern Express brand and I have some nice memories. Would be a memorial build but this time a better kit.

Tamás
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:37 PM UTC
Hi Mark,

That mssile complex is great. Both in size and look
I like the weathering you have done. Congrats!

Tamás
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 01:27 PM UTC
I'll call my Rubezh done:




Yes, I need something better than my spray booth for taking photos, but it's got the best lighting in the house right now...

There are some blemishes on the windows I need to see if I can fix, but I wanted to get some photos before I potentially make things worse....


d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 07:57 AM UTC

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very nice, eMan!




Ditto!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 07:05 AM UTC
very nice, eMan!

eMan
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 08:01 PM UTC
German E25 finished.





Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 11:13 PM UTC

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Hello Mark, I use blu tack to assist in airbrush the camouflage, it's not reusable after painting but it works fine.



I have blu-tak I have been recycling for quite awhile, but I've not used it for large-scale masking like that. I used Panzer Putty once and found that it left an oily residue in the acrylic paint. Yours looks great.

eMan
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC
Hello Mark, I use blu tack to assist in airbrush the camouflage, it's not reusable after painting but it works fine.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 02:13 AM UTC
eMan,
I really like the camo. Did you use Panzer Putty?

eMan
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 03:46 PM UTC
E25 progress update.



SpeedyJ
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 02:26 AM UTC
Just wiped my future buy on evil bay. Thanks however for the quality type Noº. Will take a look at them. Going to join this campaign with a towed Big Gun.
Will be an easy build, all covered for transport.
Introduction and pictures will follow ASAP.

Nice campaign to watch, good luck everyone,

Robert Jan
k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 01:59 AM UTC
Hallo, Mark! Wonderful idea to make a model of Sd.Kfz.7 Late production, but ...sprue casting leaves much to be desired.
Kalin
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 11:26 PM UTC
eMan,

Interesting build, reminds me of a turtle.

Mark
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 11:24 PM UTC
Kalin,

Sorry to hear about the quality of kit, but it sure does have a lot of detail for the under belly.

Mark
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 11:22 PM UTC
ComradeMP,

Those Trumpeter KV tanks are really simple kits to assemble. I have finish the KV-1 and KV-8 and they were one of the most enjoyable builds I have been involved with.

I also have the KV-3 in my stash so I will be most interested as to how it turns out.

Mark
k_mero4
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 08:27 PM UTC
Hello everyone!
My first progress on Trumpeter's kit 01507: Sd.Kfz.7 Late.
I definitely do not like the kit. The latest models of Trumpeter's towed tractor (No.01583 and No.09538) are of much better quality.






Good luck to all.
Kalin
ComradeMP
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 04:42 PM UTC
Coming in with something I've been wanting to build for awhile, from way back when I was still new to World Of Tanks. The mighty KV-3. If we can get another WOT campaign again sometime, I'd like to build another one with the Dt-25.

Got the Trumpeter KV-3, I've been slowly been working on it for awhile now, but haven't posted it yet.