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Anti-Aicraft :: 2019
k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 07:33 AM UTC
Thanks for the good comments, gentlemen.
Angel, of course, is Step 4. Just a slight adjustment for the better.
Kalin
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 01:58 AM UTC
Kalin
Your build of the gun so far looks great!! I am very impressed how neat the gun looks with so many parts that were added.
Have fun modeling
Mike
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 02:53 AM UTC
Thanks for the comment Mike.
Good luck!
Kalin
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 07:55 AM UTC
Time for small update. But first some explanation.
I like when I cover all variants of some vehicle with kits from same producer. They look alike. Since Tamiya Horch 108 1a is too old and have too many mistakes, I decided to try to convert Icm Type 40 to 1a standard. Still not shore how it will turn out at the and but for now I am happy, especially by not cutting my self.
So...
I started by cutting rear wheel arches

and fixing rear gasoline filling spot. I used cut off peace as an insert.

After that I cut off peace of body from one side of semicircle and glued it to another side, effectively moving wheel arch location.

Than I removed part of body between two doors.

I made break drums and easy on/off resin wheels attachment.


I cut front doors before placing them with idea to fix interior details lost by cutting

but that was a mistake because curve did not match so I had to use doors from another Icm kit. Same happened with the floor after realization that Tamiya spare wheel section does not fit inside space between two doors. After some research I find out that Type 40 had 20 cm shorter wheelbase then 1a. So I had to insert piece of placard in the middle of the floor... Perfect fit.

Then I removed part of cargo compartment cover, added some wood planks and removed reducer

Fixed front of the body...


... engine bay and front bumper...

chassis and drive components...

And here I am now.

This is what I am aiming for

So front hood goes to the spare parts box.
Sorry for long update, maybe someone sometimes is going to make same conversion so this can be useful.
I still have a lot of job, will keep updating.
justsendit
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 08:54 AM UTC
BogiBg,
Very nice conversion. I love this sort of thing! Looking forward to seeing more.🔪🛠

Cheers!🍺
—mike
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 07:42 PM UTC
Wow,wow,wow!!!

That's a serious surgery,Bogi!
Am highly intrigued how your Horch will turn out!

BogiBg
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 11:29 PM UTC
Mike, thank you for support.
Angel, this is not even close to the stuff you make. But I am starting to understand why you do it - it is fun as much as it is challenging.
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 07:23 AM UTC
Wow, all that work and you already had an ICM kit to match. You are masochistic aren't you Bogi

Looks great though.
BogiBg
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 09:03 AM UTC
What else can I do? I never saw a photo of Horch Type 40 with 20mm flak.
k_mero4
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC
Bogi, impressive work on your model. Every day I am more and more amazed at your way of working.

Small work progress on my campaign project.






Kalin
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 11:12 AM UTC
Kalin, considering that you opened that box two days ago, it's hardly "small" work progress. Keep on, good job.
canismalus
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:29 PM UTC
Hey everybody,

Just wanted to check in and post some progress pics of my ZSU-57-2. But first.....

Mike - Great job on the old Talos kit!

Bogi - Very impressive work on your Horch - can‘t wait to see how that turns out. And I completely understand your compulsion to backdate your Type 40 - If there aren’t any photos of one with the Flak 38, you gotta.

Kalin - Nice progress on your build, and good, clean work on the 37mm Flak with all its fiddly parts.

Anyway, here is my progress so far:













I still have a bit of work to do on the hull (fuel lines, tow cables, etc.), but the real fun will begin at the painting stage, namely at the point where I have to paint the details on the inside of the turret and all this ammo:



Have a good one,

Jerry
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC
Some really great progress guys.

Some minor updates from me. Flak 38 is just about finished. The shields will go on once some paint is applied. I also assembled the bed.





This is eventually going to find its way onto a Oasis diorama. I certainly will not have the diorama finished by October, so for this campaign I'm just going to focus on the vehicle. I do want to show you the cast that will take part.



I have not painted a figure in over two years. So, I had to at least get the paint brushes out and give it a go. Painting the figure without the shirt was a challenge, to say the least.



Thanks for looking
Shawn

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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 03:20 PM UTC
Wow, some great work guys. # really great builds nearing completion and I have not even started yet...

I'm going to do the Italeri Crusader AA kit. I'm hoping it will be a quicker build than the other options.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 04:54 PM UTC

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...and I have not even started yet...



You're not alone, Peter...
At least you have decided what are you going to build

Great builds,guys!
Keep posting, please,

BogiBg
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 07:51 PM UTC
Jerry, Shawn, nice job. Finally this is looking like campaign. So much talk around this site, so little finished models...
Peter, come on, it's time to join in.
Angel, you are excused for now, until you finished with your other builds.
I am stuck, again, my daughter came with her boyfriend for a visit, they will be here for 5 weeks, my vacation is over soon, my compressor broke... No luck for me with this campaign.
k_mero4
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 08:03 AM UTC
Jerry, Shawn, very good work on your projects in the campaign.
Bogi so good things have started for you, and at the moment ... I look forward to continuing. Good luck!
For me things are as follows.
Flak 36 is built and painted with Dark Gray base color.
The Sd.Kfz.11 was also built, but I painted it in Dunkelgelb.
The tracks do not look good, but they remain for now.
Here is a photo of my work progress.













For now so much. This is followed by color modulation and weathering.
Kalin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 04:01 AM UTC
Back from vacation.
Paint, wash and some dry brushing on the ZPU.


be really careful the shaded box 1's and 2's are all that seperate the Chinese type59 from the ZPU 2 in the instructions.
There are different charging handles, tool box location and barrels between the versions.
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 01:45 PM UTC
Really coming together nicely Mike

Kalin, they are looking great. Very crisp build.

Bummer about the compressor Bogi. Hope you remedy that soon.

petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 02:09 PM UTC
Well, Bogi. My wife had a serious bicycle accident on Sunday morning. Broken clavicle, multiple breaks in the scapular, 4 broken ribs and air leaking from her lung.

"Bring me some clothes and bring some of your 'plastic junk' as you could be here a while", she said. Who was I to argue!

Managed to clean up some of my build whilst she was in the hospital. The old Italeri kit needed some clean up too.

First the start pic I forgot to post:


and some work done:



Glued the lower hull together and assembled the RB Model barrels - they are very nice.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 03:09 PM UTC
Hope your wife has a speedy recovery, Pete!



BogiBg
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 05:01 PM UTC
Peter, I am so sorry about your wife. That was one hell of an accident. Hope she get back on her seat soon...
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 05:38 PM UTC
Peter,
So sorry to hear from the accident your wife had.

Please tell her a Bulgarian "plastic junk" addict wishes her speedy recovery and many many bycicle miles- soon!

BogiBg
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 07:24 PM UTC
I think we should throw some "Recovery" campaign to show our support.
k_mero4
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 01:45 AM UTC
Peter, I'm sorry about the incident. I sincerely wish you a speedy recovery of your wife.
Kalin