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Anti-Aicraft :: 2019
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 03:31 AM UTC

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I'm also not sure how much I like the color of the gunmetal I used. I may have to fall back to one of the other brands I've used in the past - darken it up some.



Mike, I see what you mean about the metallic being 'light'. Have you used the new Tamiya "Dark Iron"? That, a dark brown wash and a light metallic pigment burnishing is my favorite combination lately.
What else do you use?

Mike



Mike,

I've used Tamiya's gunmetal and Ammo's GM. Tamiya's is good for brushing smaller details (otherwise it needs to be thinned for the AB). Ammo's is great for the AB (I've not brushed with it yet).

I reshot the barrel assembly with Ammo's yesterday and I am quite pleased with the "base" color - I'll dry brush some of the AK Extreme later today (I hope) and post up a "new and improved" gun barrel.

I knew someone would offer up a suggestion for an improvement: Thank you! (a pleasurable thing about this site)

Mike
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:48 PM UTC

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Go the bottom pair.... loads of pics with them....




That’s what I was thinking!

Thanks Peter!


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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 09:18 PM UTC
Go the bottom pair.... loads of pics with them....

The other looks like the type used on the Akatsiya, also on a GM 123/124 chassis

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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 02:27 PM UTC
Here are the two different types of idler wheels:



See what I mean?



petbat
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 08:50 AM UTC
Hope everything is okay and the recovery goes smoothly Robert. Looking forward to seeing you back here in full swing soon.

Richard. The chassis is based on the GM series of tracked vehicles. Some older ones were made by MTZ and this may be the reason for the two different types of idler, else it may be a remnant of another vehicle model on the same chassis. Not sure what the two in the kit are, but most pictures show the 4 spoke with holes in the spoke and between the spokes...
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 11:06 PM UTC
Robert,
I’m sorry to hear the bad news and am wishing best of luck and a speedy recovery to you.
You can always bring your build over to ‘unfinished business’ or ‘getter done’ campaigns when you are back in your feet.
Mike
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 04:45 PM UTC
Robert, good luck, hope to see you back soon.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 04:01 PM UTC
Sorry to hear that, Robert...

Hope everything goes as planned and look forward to see you at the modelling bench again soon!

Angel
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 03:36 PM UTC
Hi all.
I'm afraid I will not be able to finish this campaign, due to serious health problems. Hospitalization and some upcoming surgery the coming weeks, will hold me away from the workbench for the coming months.
Keep up the good work everybody.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 02:08 PM UTC
I've started on the lower hull. There are two different options for idler wheels. One set looks like 70s mag wheels like the rest of the roadwheels. Another set looks to be from a possible early version. I went with the set that more closely matched the road wheels.



I mounted the arms onto the lower hull; but left the wheels off for now. I'll mask the ends off when I start painting.

If someone knows the difference between the two types of idler wheels let me know.





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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11:16 PM UTC
Recht schoenen Dank, Herr Peter!
Thanks, Mike!

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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 07:30 PM UTC
Nice one Angel1
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 07:01 PM UTC
Ja, Ja. Ist Gut Herr Angel.
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 02:28 PM UTC
The Trumpeter SA-4 Ganef is now under way!



Any word on whether or not this one is going to be extended. I think I might pushing it to finish by October 1st.


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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 08:13 AM UTC

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An Oldie, but still quite a good kit by today's standards. Built a couple of these over the years and still have an unbuilt one.



Fully agree with you, Peter!

After some hours of flash cleaning, parts trimming, ejection marks filling(although I found some unattended ones after looking at the pictures I've taken) and immense PE fun, I have completed the construction of my Acht-Acht:





I might add a bit more PE to the bogeys/trailers of the gun.

Next will be cleaning(need to get rid of those fingerprints on the gun shield), priming and painting,

Happy modellbuilding!

eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 06:47 PM UTC
Getting start, here is my entry, Tamiya 1/35 Flak Panzer IV Wirbelwind.


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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 03:54 AM UTC
Hi all,

I get a Russian TOR to this great campaign.



K.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC
An Oldie, but still quite a good kit by today's standards. Built a couple of these over the years and still have an unbuilt one.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 04:57 PM UTC
It's time for me to join with a 8,8 cm. Flak 37.

Besides Tamiya's kit I'll use Eduard's PE gun shield.

Will build a Flak belonging to 1st(Heavy) Battery/the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Detachment of the Armoured Brigade/Bulgarian Royal Army 1944-45.

My plans are to build also a Trumpeter Sd.Kfz.7 to tow the Flak:


Starting picture from last Friday:


Some progress from two modelling sessions:


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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 12:57 PM UTC

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I'm also not sure how much I like the color of the gunmetal I used. I may have to fall back to one of the other brands I've used in the past - darken it up some.



Mike, I see what you mean about the metallic being 'light'. Have you used the new Tamiya "Dark Iron"? That, a dark brown wash and a light metallic pigment burnishing is my favorite combination lately.
What else do you use?

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 12:06 PM UTC
I have some "blue foam" board and some desert dust and desert "ground cover." I believe I'll have the time to do a little dio for this gun (as an emplacement). We'll see. Maybe add an Italian truck to it, if I can find a decent one.

I'm also not sure how much I like the color of the gunmetal I used. I may have to fall back to one of the other brands I've used in the past - darken it up some.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:05 AM UTC
The final build looks fantastic Mike D. Love the way it turned out.

Mike H, getting there slowly but the patience is worth it.
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 08:54 AM UTC
Some work on the concrete base. Paint, wash, and dust.



Seems the lighting washes out the gray with the gunmetal.




Mike
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 03:45 AM UTC
Thanks gentlemen, it's an interesting subject for sure and not a shake and bake kit by any means.

I do see I need to repair that footrest and paint the stretched sprue cabiling I added to the charging handles. I wish I'd going with a much lighter base color on this as the weathering has really darkened the final effect.

Of well, next time.
Sign me up as interested for Anti-aircraft 2020.
I'll stay subscribed and keep an eye on the rest of these fine builds as well.

Now to paint the Millenium Falcon and finish the Ka-50..
Mike
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 01:48 AM UTC
Mike
Your model looks great! The complexity in the real gun shows with your good painting/weathering. Very nice!
have fun modeling
Mike