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OFFICIAL: Duel II Campaign: Engage the Enemy!
strongarden
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 08:10 PM UTC
Hello All!
I just enlisted #13 woohoo!

After checking thru the Osprey website list of titles, I know I have more than a few with which I can contribute.

I absolutely love this idea Mike, I'll be adding some WWI aircraft duelists from the stash, if 1/72 scale is acceptable. I'm getting back into it after almost a 2-1/2 yr hiatus and this is as a great campaign idea.

Beautiful MirageIII too, BTW

Will try to add some pics soon and thanks again for this.
Dave
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 09:17 PM UTC

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Hello All!
I just enlisted #13 woohoo!

After checking thru the Osprey website list of titles, I know I have more than a few with which I can contribute.

I absolutely love this idea Mike, I'll be adding some WWI aircraft duelists from the stash, if 1/72 scale is acceptable. I'm getting back into it after almost a 2-1/2 yr hiatus and this is as a great campaign idea.

Beautiful MirageIII too, BTW

Will try to add some pics soon and thanks again for this.
Dave



Welcome aboard Dave! 1/72 is definitely welcome as is WWI. I myself am having a bit of a decision crisis. I know I finished the Mirage and have the MiG in the stash, but my birthday is next week and I have reason to believe I will be getting an Asuka (ex-Tasca) M4A3(W) 76. As I already have a Panther G, the Panther vs Sherman volume is calling to me...

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 03:24 PM UTC
Putting an image or two in here to show that i'm still going strong in the campaign, just that i'm mainly posting in the blog.

Also good if you don't want to have to wade through all the other history and research i'll be posting!

Trim wheels and the start of improving the pilot seat:


Making progress with the lowered flaps:
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 05:45 PM UTC
Very nice work Paul! How about posting a link to your blog?

Michael
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 05:51 PM UTC
It's right there in my signature banner but i guess some people hide those

Building Tamiya's 1/48 Lancaster
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 06:34 PM UTC

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It's right there in my signature banner but i guess some people hide those

Building Tamiya's 1/48 Lancaster



D'oh!

Well, thanks for adding it. Again, great work!

Michael
Geoboffin
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2016 - 04:58 PM UTC
I figured I would give you aircraft boys some tanks to look at. This is a good intro campaign for me as my first builds after getting back in to the hobby are going to be a Panzer I through Panzer VIB and representative opponents from among the Allies. Alas, I have already finished my KT so KT vs IS2 is out. Instead I will go for Panzer III vs Somua S35. Pictures to follow!
KelticKnot
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2016 - 06:00 PM UTC
Welcome on board Geoboffin!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2016 - 09:31 AM UTC
Sounds great, Richard. What kits are you using for your builds?

Welcome onboard
Geoboffin
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2016 - 01:38 PM UTC

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Sounds great, Richard. What kits are you using for your builds?

Welcome onboard



The new Tamiya Somua and a Dragon Pz IIIG, at 1:35. The Pz III will be built for the Eastern Front since I already have a Pz II for France, so we'll just have to pretend.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2016 - 07:04 PM UTC
Good choices. I have heard good things about the Tamiya Somua, but never see it in the flesh. It will be interesting to see your build.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 02:37 AM UTC
Well, I had a good birthday and received not one but THREE Asuka Sherman kits. Getting hard not to join Richard in a tank build:

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From what I've heard, building both of these may still be easier than that Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-21F-13 per my original plan.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 04:26 AM UTC
Michael, I have build the Panther kit. Great kit that goes together well. If memory serves me well you will have half a panther left in the box when finished

Looking forward to see more
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Geoboffin
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 03:30 PM UTC

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I figured I would give you aircraft boys some tanks to look at. This is a good intro campaign for me as my first builds after getting back in to the hobby are going to be a Panzer I through Panzer VIB and representative opponents from among the Allies. Alas, I have already finished my KT so KT vs IS2 is out. Instead I will go for Panzer III vs Somua S35. Pictures to follow!



So I promised you some photos. Here's the duel:


and here's the models:

Geoboffin
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 03:42 PM UTC
The Somua build started on Sunday. Tamiyas usually fit together easily and this was no exception. The suspension is mostly hidden behind the track armour but I needed to paint it and the wheels for the few bits which will show up. Airbrushing outside would have resulted in some interesting weathering effects due to hail impact so I resorted to brushwork.

The tracks are individual links which click together. I am a big fan of these as long as they are not too tiny (I'm looking at you, Dragon Pz I).




Next up, I wait for some good weather and get some paint on the body and tracks. I'm not going to weather this one too much as I figure most of the Somuas didn't stay around for long enough, but I might try to get some shell impacts on the front if I can work out how to get them realistic.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 08:42 PM UTC
Looks good, Richard. Tamiya kits are always a breeze to build.

Looking forward to see more
KelticKnot
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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 04:56 PM UTC
Work continues apace......
Lots of little assemblies all coming together, at least that's the plan!

KelticKnot
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 05:05 PM UTC
Good progress today in getting the engine nacelles closer to the fact than Tamiya's fiction.


Geoboffin
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 11:11 PM UTC
At last a dry weekend! (well, a dry Good Friday anyway) so the initial paint job is finished. Weathering when I get round to planning it.


Now on to the Dragon Pz3! Rather like MichaelSatin's Panther, I will end up with half a Pz3 and a quarter of a StuG left over at the end.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 05:18 PM UTC
Dry fitting the wings after completely re-modelling the way they hold together. In case you're not following the blog progress, I'm modelling the entirety of the fuselage interior so I had to chop up and discard the parts of the wings that mated together inside the kit.

That's an A3 cutting board it's sitting on to give some of scale. Biiiiiiig model !

Xirrcom
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 05:30 PM UTC
Geez Paul, you will need a lot of wall space for that one
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 05:51 PM UTC
Looks cool, Paul! That is really impressive work.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 06:17 PM UTC
Thanks guys, I missed your replies.
How about another update on progress to make up for it?

Work on the constructing the flaps is complete (I still need to add some tiny rods between the halves once they are glued in place but nothing major)
Good progress on the airframe construction inside the fuselage too - one side almost finished.
Lastly, after I took this photo I glued the first wing in place. Unfortunately this starts to make things hard to handle but to complete the formers and stringers inside the fuselage I need the hole where the wing and body mate together filled and smoothed.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 05:20 PM UTC
Looks good, Paul. A really impressive build.

Looking forward to see more.