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SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 09:02 AM UTC

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Hey folks!

Thinking of entering this campaign.

Weird question though - I'm an armor builder, and I found this campaign thru the armorama campaign page... I just noticed that the thread for this is being hosted in the sister Aeroscale website. There won't be any problem if I enter with Tamiya's M3 stuart late, right?



No problem, you are most welcome in the campaign.
kunjuro
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 04:19 PM UTC

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Hey folks!

Thinking of entering this campaign.

Weird question though - I'm an armor builder, and I found this campaign thru the armorama campaign page... I just noticed that the thread for this is being hosted in the sister Aeroscale website. There won't be any problem if I enter with Tamiya's M3 stuart late, right?





Nigel,

No problem, it's hosted here because it was my idea and I'm the Admin here, but it's open to all kinds of kits that fit the "new" rule.

Michael



Thanks folks. I've started work on the Tamiya M3 Stuart. Will post more photos later.





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Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 02:46 AM UTC
Ok so i finally got my JPG Productions Imperial Probe Droid From Jimi Glancy, this kit has only just come out on the market and i had to sit on mine as it was an advanced offering.

so below you can see that the box is new and i have only just opened it today!


kunjuro
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2018 - 07:38 AM UTC
Well, here she is folks. Almost done building. Nothing much to say really - tamiya is SUPERB when it comes to fit. No other manufacturer comes close imho. They also went the extra mile and made sure that almost all of the sprue gates/nubs would end up being in places that were not visible. The only gripe I had was with the return rollers - they were a bit fiddly in their locator holes. I ended up building the rest of the suspension quickly and added the tracks to dry fit to ensure they were all aligned. All in all, an enjoyable build.




After guiling the top and bottom hull

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2018 - 05:47 PM UTC
Nigel, nice progress. I agree, tamiya has an excellent fit in all kits.
TMoon
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 01:51 PM UTC
Here is my start up photo of the Meng JagdPanther.

Tom

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 07:05 PM UTC
Welcome onboard, Tom. I have been tempted by that kit myself, but has so far not added it to the stash. It will be interesting to follow your build
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:20 PM UTC
I've started my Hawker Sea Fury from Airfix last weekend and this is the progress so far.
Cockpit assembled and glued to the fuselage ....


.... fuselage closed and major components assembled. As you can see, I'll build the Sea Fury with extended wings. This joist is a nice feature ....


.... wings are attached to the fuselage. The fitting is perfect. There's neither sanding nor putty needed at the transition between fuslage and wings. Fantanstic! Well done, Airfix!



She'll get the underwing rockets plus external fuel tank and camera pod, so all holes are drilled. Hopefully I have not forgotten one ....
Next update comes soon, so stay tuned.

Happy modelling!
Torsten
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 06:06 AM UTC
Nice progress, Torsten. Looks like a nice kit with good fit.
terminators
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 10:40 AM UTC
Hello thank you for this campaign proposal.

Already various kits begun !

My entry:

MaxxPro Dash DXM from Panda Hobby in 1:35 scale.







SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 04:28 PM UTC
Nice choice, Alex.

Welcome onboard!
terminators
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC
Thank you Jesper. Good progress on your SF model. It seems there is another SF kit in the race but I don't understand what is it.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 07:32 AM UTC
A little more progress on my FF AT-ST. Basecoat and highlights on. Next is a camouflage pattern in decals.

More to follow





terminators
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 08:38 AM UTC
Nice, may the force be with you !
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 08:54 AM UTC
After spending some time working on the little Kolibri, the build is grinding to a halt. I don't really know what it is, but i am not enjoying it as much as i thought i would Instead of letting become a chore, i went back to the first rule of scale modelling: it is fun! And on that note, the Kolibri goes on the Shelf Of Shame for a while

What to build then... a kit from 2017 or even 2018?? Uhmmmmm.... And YES!!!

When selecting kits for the Resin II campaign i found a nice little kit in my stash, which happens to be from 2017!

So for this campaign i'll be switching to Blitz Workshop's Pripyat's Bumper Cars. Not a complex kit i think, with 2 bumper cars in the box. It'll be a small vignette with the 2 cars plus the 2 walking Stalker (postapocalyptic) figures from Evolution

The box features an nice picture of the real thing:


Inside are a few resin pieces which require a bit of cleanup and some PE added. And hopefully they'll end up as a nice basis for some extreme weathering
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 06:10 PM UTC
Goof, you are right. It needs to be fun. A very cool idea for a viginette. I am looking forward to see more
BlackWidow
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 05:50 AM UTC
I attended an expo in Switzerland last weekend, so only a small update from me today. Have covered the holes with kitchen paper ....

.... and worked on some smaller parts ....

This weekend I have some time for the bench, so I hope to get the primer on and maybe the first paint.
Jesper, I've seen that AT-ST last weekend at the expo. Looks nice and remembers me of the Star Wars movies.

Happy modelling!
Torsten
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 08:15 AM UTC
Nice progress, Torsten.

I have made some progress myself on my AT-ST. I have added some camouflage in decal form. Still needs a lot of touch ups, but it looks kind of futuristic.

More to follow

TMoon
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:57 PM UTC
Here are some in process photos of the Meng Jagdpanther.





Tom
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 06:11 AM UTC
Great job on the camouflage, Tom!

Looks really good. Is it free hand?
TMoon
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC

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Great job on the camouflage, Tom!

Looks really good. Is it free hand?


No, all via the airbrush.
After all the colors where applied, I did go back with the airbrush in a fine line mode and touched up the dividing lines to get a sharper separation, but there is a little bit of over-spray if you look closely.
Tom
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 07:23 AM UTC
Tom, the camo on your Jagdpanther looks great. There will always be a little of overspray when you have soft edges. No one will look at your finished model that close (except you). So everything is fine.

Anyway, I have done some airbrushing this weekend. First white primer all over. I work in a paint factory, so it's easy for me to get more primer than I ever need ....

.... and fresh from the paint shop this morning here I have applied Sky from Vallejo 71302 also on the fuselage sides....

.... Vallejo Sky is a little darker than Sky from Revell and I like it. And it works better with my airbrush than Revell (left side Revell Aqua, right side Vallejo) ....

.... the difference in tone is hardly visible in this photo but it is there. Left side is my Airfix Hurricane Mk. I, right side is the Sea Fury ....


Have a nice week!
Torsten
TMoon
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 02:05 AM UTC
Here are my finished photos of the Meng Jagdpanther.
These photos are also in the campaign gallery.
Tom







SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 03:24 AM UTC
Great build, Tom! A very clean build and great work!

Thanks for participating
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 08:11 AM UTC
Congrats on finishing your build, Tom! Looks great, the camo is well done! When it comes to building tanks, I prefer the modern times (Leopard 2 etc.), opposite to my aircraft builds.

I've also done a bit on my Sea Fury. Masking, masking and more masking on 3 evenings ....




.... just to do this ....




... ta-da!




.... just a small pile of masking tape and kitchen paper is left from my work. Demasking took me about 1 hour ....



....and that are the main paints I have used on this build. 71107 US Interior Yellow, 71110 UK Extra Dark Sea Grey and 71302 Sky, all Vallejo ....



.... have to do some minor paint corrections, especially at the wing roots, where Parafilm didn't hold and Tamiya Tape isn't that flexible to go around the curves. Not much work. Next step will be adding the landing gear and the small parts. Hope to have the Sea Fury ready for decals by next weekend. Stay tuned!

Have a nice Sunday!
Torsten