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Anti-Aicraft :: 2019
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
Im still painting.....skid marks major coming up to 12am.
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC
Whew, that was down to the wire! Before I get to my beast, a few words:

Robert Jan, thanks a lot! That’s a very impressive Flak 41 plus accessories and limber - the excellent weathering makes it look even more menacing.

Peter, thanks a lot as well - you’re right about not needing to paint the ammo clipped to the inside of the turret, but that was pretty easy compared to the many rows stored on the floor. It was a little exercise in masochism either way. Anyway, your Crusader turned out fantastic - good job!

And thanks to Angel, too! Your 88 is pretty awe-inspiring itself - it‘ll go well with your 100mm KS-19.

Richard, awesome Ganef! I see what you mean about the finish on the missles, but it still looks good for all that.

Because time is short, I won‘t comment on everybody else‘s finished builds, but that is in no way a comment on their quality.

My finished ZSU-57-2:











Thanks for the great campaign, everyone!

Jerry
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 05:36 AM UTC
Our campaign ends today. Be sure you get your photos of your completed projects uploaded to the gallery as soon as you can. I'll start handing out the ribbons tomorrow, December 1st.



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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 05:08 AM UTC
OK, I'm calling the Trumpeter SA-4 Ganef kit done.

The missiles didn't turn out as I'd like. The flat coat didn't come out as clean as I wanted.







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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 03:41 AM UTC
Thanks Bogi, really appreciated. It has been a struggle sometimes to get this one out.

Robert Jan
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 03:04 AM UTC
Robert, nice photos of great looking gun. Congratulations for finishing on time.
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 10:32 PM UTC
Will see if I can fix it. We're ahead of closing times set, so let's see.
Thanks for the advise on resize of pics.

edit...

Used to the flashing internet and options, it almost became a struggle.
Well resized and fixed.
All is ok now, thanks again.

Robert Jan
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 10:20 PM UTC
Did you resize the pics Robert? The ones you posted here exceed the size limit for gallery pics. I usually resize to 800 x 600 pixels with DPI 96 using Irfanview (free program you can download).

BTW, you have done a magnificent job. That close up pic could be mistaken for a photo of the real deal.
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 09:29 PM UTC
It really sucks.
So thanks for the attention and nice comments.
The gallery shows no final pictures of my build.
I'll leave it that way.

Robert Jan
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 09:09 PM UTC
So after 30 minutes I got so frustrated, the ICE age gallery does not work.
My attempts to upload one simple picture seems not to work, although it is all 'successfully' I don't see them, because I did some more.

Typical
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 08:32 PM UTC
Thank you all for the nice comments, compliments and attention. I finished a campaign, another one in the final stages, and I'm having fun like in the old days.
Enjoy some photos I made today...




Leaves some decisions to make on which photos to post for the campaign page...

Have a nice weekend.

Robert Jan
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
Sensational Robert. Looks just fantastic.

Good luck Richard. Fingers crossed.

I found Vallejo difficult to spray with but love their brush painting quality. I use them for all my weathering since all the MIG products wash and effects paints I had went off in the bottle. Thinning Vallejo with water gives a thin opaque finish and the separation of pigments gives you tonal variation.

I use AK paints for my US OD as I love the colour, and once I got the 'Ogre' technique down pat (like onions they are made up of lots of layers - Shrek joke) I get good results. It is just very time consuming, especially the frequent nozzle cleaning.
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 04:42 AM UTC
Yeah, I normally love Tamiya paints; but for this one I went with Vallejo just because of their ease of clean-up, from what I've seen on YouTube.

I'm thinking my problem might have more to do with the Future I clear coated the model with before applying my decals. I added a second coat of Ultra-Matt yesterday and it seemed to help clear it up. I'll check it again later today and see if one last light coat fixes it.



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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 04:34 AM UTC
Excellent ZSU-57-2, Jerry!
I look in owe to the rows and rows of painted shells...

Sorry to hear that, Richard!
I can't offer any advice as I stopped using Vallejo/AK/Mig type of acrylics ever since I opened a bottle of Tamiya...
I hope you'll find a solution and will show us your Ganef.

Well Robert, thats an WOW!
Damn sure this gun will be a show-stopper!

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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 02:29 AM UTC
Thanks, Pete! I’ll give that a try as soon as I can.

Excellent work, Robert! Very nicely done!



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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 10:13 PM UTC
On the home stretch...
Needs some examination tonight and tomorrow morning.
Some photos...



Not finished yet...
Almost there...

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 10:00 PM UTC

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Both were top-coated with Future.




Future Floor polish... that may be the culprit. It might be creating the tension pulling into beads. Try a couple of tests on some card- one coated with future and one just painted - and see the result when you spray both at the same time.
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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 06:40 PM UTC

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Hi Kelly

The stem of the seat was in a fitting so it could be lowered 90 degrees





yeah Peter I see that, just there is no way to make it with the item from that spot. Ive gonna ahead a decided to just build it in non towing use.
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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 03:57 PM UTC

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Richard could be a couple of things.

Humidity? Are you using a water trap?

Spraying too heavy a coat. These paints need ultra light coats with drying in between. Don't try and cover like you do with Tamiya.

Surface you are spraying on. What primer/paint did you use? Mig can bead on the wrong type due to surface tension.

Have you seen these?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyte6l1Gokw

https://www.migjimenez.com/en/module/csblog/detailpost/12-6-acrylics.html



The primer is Vallejo gloss black primer. The colors are Vallejo Model Air Aluminum and Model Air Steel. Both were top-coated with Future.

Moisture I don't is an issue. I've got a moisture trap on my line and I keep a close watch on it.

I'm hoping I can still salvage the project; but it won't be a contest winner now.




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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 03:24 PM UTC
Very nicely done Jerry. I'm looking forward to the end product! You could have saved a week or so and not painted the brass on the rounds that go up against the turret wall! (Been there done that too....)




Richard could be a couple of things.

Humidity? Are you using a water trap?

Spraying too heavy a coat. These paints need ultra light coats with drying in between. Don't try and cover like you do with Tamiya.

Surface you are spraying on. What primer/paint did you use? Mig can bead on the wrong type due to surface tension.

Have you seen these?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyte6l1Gokw

https://www.migjimenez.com/en/module/csblog/detailpost/12-6-acrylics.html
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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 02:42 PM UTC
I've hit a minor snag on flat coating my SA-4 missiles. The varnish I'm using, Lucky Ultra Flat by Mig is beading up on the surface of the missile. Has anyone see that before and have a solution? I'm shooting it straight out of the bottle at about 25 psi.



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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 11:05 AM UTC
Looks absolutely fantastic Jerry. The interior color is just WOW. Very convincing.

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 08:48 AM UTC
Lots and lots of superb work on display here - If I had time, I‘d comment on everything individually, but for now I’ll just say wow.

Anyway, sorry about disappearing for a very long time, but work has been stuck in punishment mode for a couple of months and what little time has been left over I first spent finishing the build for the Trumpeter Mk. 5 campaign, then doing the tedious brushwork for the interior of the open-topped turret of my ZSU-57-2 (all that ammo was murder!) - the rest of the painting was pretty straightforward. And I’m very grateful for the extension until Saturday, since there’s no way I would have been able to come close to finishing on Oct. 31st.

On to what I’ve got done on the offending beast in the last six weeks or so:












And then, the masking for the recognition stripes, since this is going to be a vehicle from the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in ‘68:



Good luck to the other last-minute rushers like me and see you on Saturday for the final pics.

Have fun,

Jerry
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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 07:26 AM UTC
Hi Kelly

The stem of the seat was in a fitting so it could be lowered 90 degrees


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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 06:35 PM UTC
Okay, need some help. can anyone give me input on how the seats are supposed to be when building in the towing position? it shows on the side, but does that mean they are just laying on the footbed of the gun while in transport? What kept them from bouncing out? Or is this just a build flaw?