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Anti-Aicraft :: 2019
panorama
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Germany
Joined: January 18, 2013
KitMaker: 252 posts
Armorama: 251 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 09:13 AM UTC
I am in with a Rheintochter anti aircraft rocket prototype, scale 1/72.
DrChopp
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: August 16, 2016
KitMaker: 103 posts
Armorama: 94 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 11:41 AM UTC
I'm in with a Dragon 1/35 88mm Flak 37 on the Behelfslafette mount
darkmoon2010
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: May 12, 2014
KitMaker: 9 posts
Armorama: 8 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 06:16 PM UTC
I am in with this nice kit.


newsavedone
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Philippines
Joined: March 03, 2006
KitMaker: 34 posts
Armorama: 14 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 12:54 AM UTC



newsavedone
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Philippines
Joined: March 03, 2006
KitMaker: 34 posts
Armorama: 14 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 01:06 AM UTC
Here is my Tamiya M42. It is basically a toy, so will take a lot of work to get a good build,
and hopefully will learn how to take good pictures.



GulfWarrior
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Texas, United States
Joined: January 05, 2010
KitMaker: 413 posts
Armorama: 410 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 02:42 AM UTC
I'm in! I've got a few options for my entry. I'll go through them later tonight...

GaryKato
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California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
KitMaker: 3,482 posts
Armorama: 2,549 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 08:01 AM UTC
Finally too pictures of the kit pieces.

Standard SdKfz 251/1 Ausf.C


The parts specific for the 251/21 'Drilling'


As a bonus, the instructions say the infantry compartment trees are not included, but they are. I wanted to use them for the old Tamiya 251/1 which had the incorrect infantry compartment (they photographed the Medical Evacuation version instead).
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 883 posts
Armorama: 505 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 07:37 PM UTC
Probably a campaign too far for me with my current schedule, but let us see...

Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
KitMaker: 2,128 posts
Armorama: 1,900 posts
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC
What about what-ifs? Sci-fi? I'm thinking something along the video game Space Invaders or particle beam mobile air defense unit...or maybe a dual mount 3.7mm flak on a Panther chassis

If not, no big deal.
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
KitMaker: 1,682 posts
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:53 PM UTC
Going to try and make this work, but have read the reviews so we'll see:

BogiBg
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Västra Götaland, Sweden
Joined: May 29, 2018
KitMaker: 200 posts
Armorama: 196 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 03:08 AM UTC
Hi all. My first entry.

This is what I go for.

27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
KitMaker: 1,107 posts
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 04:51 AM UTC
It will be one of these two tracks with the ammo trailer in tow.






27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
KitMaker: 1,107 posts
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 06:09 AM UTC
Since I still haven't decided which track to build, I started with the ammunition trailer. Very nice details with good fit.





BogiBg
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Västra Götaland, Sweden
Joined: May 29, 2018
KitMaker: 200 posts
Armorama: 196 posts
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:28 AM UTC
Progress update
I glued everything in few main sub assemblies, then tried something new. I wanted to replicate color chipping on the wooden cargo bed planking but the problem is that there is no wood grain effect on them. For some time I was thinking how to overcome this problem. Normally, when replicating wood, I sand of plastic with coarse sanding paper and it works fine for me. But that is hard to do on model, since there are some unapproachable places and details which could be damaged. So, I masked of what should be metal on model and applied undiluted acrylic paint with shortened stiff brush. This one.

and keep on pulling brush in the direction of wood grain as it drys. Result is not that visible before applying wash.

But, after wash

And finally with paint

It looks ok.
So, Blitz before base color

And after, which is where I am now.

C[ ]
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: November 17, 2008
KitMaker: 946 posts
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 01:18 PM UTC
BogiBG-I'm always learning new techniques from your builds. I can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing your builds with us.
Take Care,
Don "Lakota"
27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 02:40 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Progress update
I glued everything in few main sub assemblies, then tried something new. I wanted to replicate color chipping on the wooden cargo bed planking but the problem is that there is no wood grain effect on them. For some time I was thinking how to overcome this problem. Normally, when replicating wood, I sand of plastic with coarse sanding paper and it works fine for me. But that is hard to do on model, since there are some unapproachable places and details which could be damaged. So, I masked of what should be metal on model and applied undiluted acrylic paint with shortened stiff brush. This one.

and keep on pulling brush in the direction of wood grain as it drys. Result is not that visible before applying wash.

But, after wash

And finally with paint

It looks ok.
So, Blitz before base color

And after, which is where I am now.

C[ ]



The distressed wood planking looks great.
BogiBg
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Västra Götaland, Sweden
Joined: May 29, 2018
KitMaker: 200 posts
Armorama: 196 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 09:56 AM UTC
Chris, thanks.
Don, I am learning this time too. I am really happy when I find a way to resolve something what I see as a problem. Especially when method is easy and fast.
hetzer44
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Maryland, United States
Joined: December 21, 2005
KitMaker: 167 posts
Armorama: 80 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:28 AM UTC


Finally got a chance to work on my flak truck. The engine and undercarriage parts went together with no problems. The flatbed is a bit warped, but not that noticeable and especially when the flak is in place.



Part of the coal burning unit. Primed with some additional parts pre instructions added.

I love all the entries so far. This will be an exceptional campaign. Hope everyone is having fun.

Cheers,

chuck
hetzer44
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Maryland, United States
Joined: December 21, 2005
KitMaker: 167 posts
Armorama: 80 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:46 AM UTC
And my update to the flak gun.



Cheers!

chuck
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 920 posts
Armorama: 549 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 05:55 PM UTC
Hi all. Just noticed this campaign. Enlisted and I'm in with these two.

Already made a start with the Sonder Anhänger 202 for the the Bronco kit. But there is another one in the Dragon, so one complete build to comply with the rules I guess. Will post some pictures when there is progress.

Looking forward to build some real guns.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 1,788 posts
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 06:49 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Probably a campaign too far for me with my current schedule, but let us see...




You are not the only one around here with 'Arnhem Syndrome' Iain
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: November 26, 2017
KitMaker: 210 posts
Armorama: 199 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 09:20 PM UTC
Bogi, nice job. I look forward to the development.
Robert, a wonderful choice. For me, Bronco's Flak.41 is number one.
In a few days I get involved.
Good luck to all.
Kalin
SRAMSEY
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: January 28, 2010
KitMaker: 25 posts
Armorama: 24 posts
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 09:58 AM UTC
Great work on your builds guys. I have a couple of questions about campaigns.

1) Do you blog the entire build in this blog, or just a few progress pics?

2) Can you do a separate blog then post a few progress pics here?

I see so many folks that have entered but only a few posting here. Most of the people who have entered can't be like me and never finish anything.

Thanks
Shawn
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
KitMaker: 1,682 posts
Armorama: 1,458 posts
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:58 AM UTC
Just a few progress pics is fine, as is doing a separate progress blog if you like.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 1,788 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:10 PM UTC
Wow BogiBg, that distressed wood effect is awesome.

Chuck your flak truck is looking great too.