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Artillery Campaign 2017
erichvon
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Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 03:58 AM UTC
Kelly, it's really simple to do on the Kitmaker site. The only problem on there is space as your space quota disappears really quickly. I pay a couple of quid each month for unlimited space so it's really worthwhile doing that. Photobucketgate has ruined dozens of different sites that I used to look at as now all the users photos have vanished and are being held to ransom which by the sound of it noone's willing to pay. Odds are someone will sue them eventually and there'll be a test case on intellectual property rights which hopefully they'll lose as I can't see that what they're doing is legal.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 01:46 PM UTC
Ill enter with a Academy M109A6 just released if okay.

Photb is no longer fine with me so I will start a folder in the kitmaker network and figure out later how to add them.

erichvon
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 12:20 AM UTC
Had pretty much a solid day on it yesterday and got loads of it done. I'd forgotten what an easy kit it was. One thng that was a ballache was all the mouldlines. Practically every piece had them so there was a lot of cleaning up to do. That's one of the advantages of painting before putting it together or doing sub assemblies painted up. That way I can make sure that the moauld lines are all gone. I had to do the barrel about 4 times, scraping it with a no.11 then gentle rub with an emery board.



That was going to be the one photo to show that I'd started but got carried away as I was enjoying myself lol.





It's pretty much altogether now in sub assemblies with a basic coat on it. Once it's altogether I'll spray it with a coat of dunkel gelb then do a three colour cam on it. It can go on one side then until I've done the base and figures. Then it's just a final job of weathering, onto the base with the figures. Final thing will be a liberal amount of ammo, empty tubes and empty shell cases.
erichvon
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 01:57 AM UTC
I've finally decided on something to build. I received the Miniart "Poland 1944" dio in a box in the post today which I got off ebay cheaply. Having just finished a Zis3 I don't fancy building another one so soon (the kit builds up as a Zis 2 or Zis 3. The only difference is the barrel. I've just built one as a review blog on here and somehow I've ended up with another three to build. That's what happens when you see a bargain and don't check the stash lol) so I've decided to build one of the Tamiya Pak 40's I've had sitting around for a few years. I recently bought the AFV Club Pak 40 ammo set with a dio in mind so I get to use that now. I'm going to make my own crew as I'm not using the very dated Tamiya ones as they look a bit crap by todays standards to say the least. I've downloaded a couple of hundred detail photos from Net Maquettes this morning so I'm all set. Once I've got some results I'll stick a few pics up.
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:51 AM UTC

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OMG are all thoes launcher tubes two piece? Looks like a neat kit other than all the tubes.



its not so bad, they're in block builds rather than individual tubes

Chaman911
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 02:00 AM UTC
OMG are all thoes launcher tubes two piece? Looks like a neat kit other than all the tubes.
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 11:53 PM UTC
25pdr gun is done (I think), now just need to finish up the bits and pieces of the trailer to go with it. Tyres do look a bit fresh though.


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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 11:13 PM UTC
just a quick update, i've started work on the chassis and the first two stages have now been completed.

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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 08:45 AM UTC
Here is my kit for the build the Soviet GRAD BM-21 and here are the opening shots of the build, namely the box and the opening of the box itself:



LikesTanks
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 04:02 AM UTC
Nice, subtle weathering, no longer looks like kids have been hanging off the barrel for a couple of years. Wish mine would look even half as good
69mudbone
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 03:24 AM UTC
OUTSTANDING.......
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 03:01 AM UTC
Beautiful piece, Bryan!
Chaman911
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 02:43 AM UTC
Alright! I think I am ready to call this one done. This is the AFV Club LeFe18/40 10.5cm howitzer. I cleaned up some of the wear markings that I decided were too heavy. I also used pigments for the first time on the wheels and the undercarriage. This was my first artillery piece and my first kit by AFV Club. Please let me know if you see anything that should be fixed or anything I missed so I can correct it. Thanks everyone!




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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 08:09 PM UTC
I'm with the guys Bryan, I'd say the gun's weathering is just right and not overdone. Do the same with the wheels and you're all set.
johhar
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 03:22 AM UTC
I agree with the others Bryan. The gun looks well used but cared for in that it's not allowed to get caked with mud and other crap. The wear is subtle and not overdone.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 02:19 AM UTC
I'll say you nailed it, Bryan, with the concrete background that practically looks like a photo of the real thing. Much Kudos!
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 02:18 AM UTC

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I wonder if MLRS would be acceptable?



yes.
Chaman911
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 02:03 AM UTC
Johhar your 88 looks killer with the stripe cammo.
I was hoping for some honest opinions on my artillery piece. I got home late from work last night and decided to start chipping the piece while everyone was asleep and I had some peace. I'm afraid I may have gone overboard though. Tell me what you guys think. I want it to look pretty beat up but not like it was in a field for 50 years. Note to self, paint the tools after chipping next time.




Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 03:36 PM UTC
So dragon have screwed up the ammo limber.

I spent about ten minutes going over the relevant section of instructions to see what I had done wrong, and then realised the offending part is molded on and not one I added in the wrong spot.



I will need to cut the offending part off and relocate it before I can add the wheels.

EDITED----

And now that I have relocated the part I have to fill in the surprisingly large holes that it created
johhar
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 06:57 AM UTC
I wasn't planning a crew and diorama. I usually only do 1-2 figure sets per year and am focused on a different build right now. The possibility is not ruled out.
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ziggy1
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 05:18 AM UTC
some progress pics of my Dragon 105mm
Chrisarty by Chris Ziegenbein, on Flickr
arty2 by Chris Ziegenbein, on Flickr
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andyman
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 08:39 AM UTC
I agree with Clayton really nice. Are you going to put it into a diorama with a crew?
Andy
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 08:26 AM UTC
Great paint job! Love it!