login   |    register

Scale Modeling Sponsors

See Your Ad Here!

Campaigns: Active Campaigns
Campaigns that are either in planning or underway should be grouped here.
Hosted by John Pereira
Trumpeter Mk. 4 Campaign
panzerman1
Visit this Community
Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 319 posts
Armorama: 180 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:33 PM GMT+7
Ivanhoe, Mark, and Ernest....thank you for the kind comments.

Ernest, the painted isignia is beautifully done.
Matthew H., good luck with your VK 3001 build.
Matthew N., the engine and cab turned out wonderfully.

Happy modeling. Bill
Northern_Lad
Visit this Community
United Kingdom
Joined: September 17, 2012
KitMaker: 356 posts
Armorama: 311 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 08:09 AM GMT+7
Hello!

here are the real start-up pictures…





Will get stuck into this very soon.

cheers

Matthew
greif8
#277
Visit this Community
Bayern, Germany
Joined: January 17, 2006
KitMaker: 606 posts
Armorama: 105 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 08:42 AM GMT+7
A bit more progress. I am trying out the Maketar Masks for the insignia on this build. They are more work than decals, and I had a bit of a struggle getting the circular portion of the mask to be circular. I am sure there are some tricks that make the process somewhat easier. I have to say the insignia looks pretty good once spraying was complete. I did not get everything perfect, but got close enough to satisfy me for a first time run through. The final photos shows the test fit of the very simple scratchbuilt jury struts that I made. I am at the phase where I'll be installing the engine and landing gear, and I'll post some photos when I have finished those steps. Comments and advice are welcome, especially in the area of the masked and sprayed insignia.

Ernest

IMG_0709 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0713 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0714 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
greif8
#277
Visit this Community
Bayern, Germany
Joined: January 17, 2006
KitMaker: 606 posts
Armorama: 105 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 08:39 AM GMT+7
Excellent job on your Marder Bill. I like the restrained weathering, it is a nice counterpoint to the builds that display the subject looking like it has been in the elements for 20 years.

Ernest
retiredyank
#160
Visit this Community
Arkansas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2009
KitMaker: 11,054 posts
Armorama: 7,515 posts
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 03:20 AM GMT+7
Some progress.





d6mst0
#453
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 326 posts
Armorama: 202 posts
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 01:10 AM GMT+7
Bill,

Excellent build. Really like the weathering, looks like you have a light coat of dust which really tone down the decals so they look as faded as the rest of the paint job.

Mark
ivanhoe6
Visit this Community
Wisconsin, United States
Joined: April 05, 2007
KitMaker: 1,361 posts
Armorama: 827 posts
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 01:03 AM GMT+7
Nice lookin' Marder Bill ! And your figures, WOW ! Is there a diorama in the future for the Marder ? If so, I hope that you'll share it with us !
panzerman1
Visit this Community
Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 319 posts
Armorama: 180 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:45 PM GMT+7
FINAL REVEAL on my Marder I.










I did some more filter weathering, and added the crew/stowage. I had a wonderful time participating in this fun campaign. I've enjoyed watching and got inspiration from everyone's builds. Good luck with finishing your projects. Thanks. Bill
panzerman1
Visit this Community
Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 319 posts
Armorama: 180 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:36 PM GMT+7
Ernest, fantastic work on your model. Paintwork on the pilot figure is wonderfully rendered. Amazing small details you've added to the wings and stabilizers.
Kalin, your halftrack and howitzer tuned out magnificently. Nice, subtle weathering.

Good luck everyone on their projects. Bill
greif8
#277
Visit this Community
Bayern, Germany
Joined: January 17, 2006
KitMaker: 606 posts
Armorama: 105 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 06:41 PM GMT+7
Hi Kalin, very nice work on the prime mover and the artillery piece. They look they have seen some campaigning!

Ernest
k_mero4
Visit this Community
Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: November 26, 2017
KitMaker: 37 posts
Armorama: 37 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mark!
I hope it was interesting to me as well. I will follow with interest the further progress in the campaign!
d6mst0
#453
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 326 posts
Armorama: 202 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:29 PM GMT+7
Ernest,

You must have used a microscope to see those fastners to attached them as you did. Nice work.

Mark
d6mst0
#453
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 326 posts
Armorama: 202 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:26 PM GMT+7
Kalin,

Very nice finish, you did a awesome job with those models. Not over weathered but looks like they done some traveling and fighting. Nice dust effects.

Mark
k_mero4
Visit this Community
Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: November 26, 2017
KitMaker: 37 posts
Armorama: 37 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 11:27 PM GMT+7
Hi,guys!
I present you the final look of my project in the campaign.
It is a real pleasure for me to participate in this campaign, as it was the first one for me.
Thanks everyone for the comments.

Here's what I made up.







Success!
greif8
#277
Visit this Community
Bayern, Germany
Joined: January 17, 2006
KitMaker: 606 posts
Armorama: 105 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 08:16 AM GMT+7
I did some very minor scratchbuilding adding fastening parts for the Jury Struts to the wings and leading edge of the horizontal stabilizers. I will have to make the Jury Struts as well, and I am still working out how, and what, to make them out of. I also finished the base painting of the model. I sprayed a random pattern of black before spraying the BlueGrey base coat. It is hard to see under the direct lighting on the bench, but the base coat has a subtle "depth" to it. I hope it will really come out when a spray the highlighting/fading in a later step, we shall see if I can bring the effect off.

IMG_0705 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0706 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0707 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
greif8
#277
Visit this Community
Bayern, Germany
Joined: January 17, 2006
KitMaker: 606 posts
Armorama: 105 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 08:09 AM GMT+7
I hope the wing fold turns out as well, we shall see.

Ernest


Quoted Text

Ernest,

Your aircraft will be the first one I have seen with folded wings. This will interesting to see how it is done and looks. I say that because I have yet to build an aircraft model.

Mark

greif8
#277
Visit this Community
Bayern, Germany
Joined: January 17, 2006
KitMaker: 606 posts
Armorama: 105 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 08:08 AM GMT+7
Thank you for the kind words Shawn.

Ernest


Quoted Text

Ernest,
Absolutely phenomenal work on that pilot. I cant wait to see how the whole Wildcat turns out.


Mark,

Can you share that email address used for ordering replacement parts?

d6mst0
#453
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 326 posts
Armorama: 202 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 02:09 PM GMT+7
Ernest,

Your aircraft will be the first one I have seen with folded wings. This will interesting to see how it is done and looks. I say that because I have yet to build an aircraft model.

Mark
Scipio2010
#401
Visit this Community
Georgia, United States
Joined: December 08, 2013
KitMaker: 244 posts
Armorama: 180 posts
Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 01:36 AM GMT+7
Ernest,
Absolutely phenomenal work on that pilot. I cant wait to see how the whole Wildcat turns out.


Mark,

Can you share that email address used for ordering replacement parts?
greif8
#277
Visit this Community
Bayern, Germany
Joined: January 17, 2006
KitMaker: 606 posts
Armorama: 105 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 08:06 PM GMT+7
A lot of truly outstanding work in this campaign! The Marder and T64 look the biz! I have not had much to post on my F4F-4 Wildcat build of late. Most of the work I have been doing is filling and sanding, not very photo worthy at all. Below are a few shots of the wing interiors; I plan to display the build with folded wings, and a shot or two of the wing to fuselage join. Finally there are a few photos of the pilot figure I built for display with the model. The lighting of my workbench is overly direct and harsh, washing out most of the subtle shading on the face and uniform, but it gives a decent look at the finished product.

F4F-4 Wings by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

F4F-4 Wings2 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0703 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0701 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0698 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

Pilot2 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0699 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
d6mst0
#453
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 326 posts
Armorama: 202 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 04:12 PM GMT+7
Bill,

Really nice work with the dust, kinda softened the looks of the vehicle.

Mark
panzerman1
Visit this Community
Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 319 posts
Armorama: 180 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 01:48 AM GMT+7
Update on my Marder I.

Dust and dirt filters have been applied. I've also attached the tank tools.

Last bits of details are prepped and ready for installation. Final reveal will be up next.

Thanks for viewing. Bill
panzerman1
Visit this Community
Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 319 posts
Armorama: 180 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 01:38 AM GMT+7
Jbranca, your T-64 looks terrific. All that reactive armor gives it a menacing appearance.
Alex, Good start on your E-10 paper panzer. It looks like a Hetzer on steroids.
Matthew, lots of great detail on your halftrack build.

Good luck everyone on their projects. Bill
Bluestab
Visit this Community
South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
KitMaker: 2,056 posts
Armorama: 1,863 posts
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 09:00 AM GMT+7
I'll be building the Trumpeter German Entwicklungsfahrzeug E-10. This was one of the E-Series of proposed AFVs to standardize production. This was the origins of the Hetzer name.

The kit (00385) is pretty simple looking. Trumpeter has included PE and styrene side skirts. And has included both early and late style tracks, both in rubber band and in indie links. So you have four sets of track. The added track sets are noted on the box, so look for that if you want the full track options.

trumpeter-2018_00

Assembly began with the suspension. It's pretty simple. The fit on some of the parts needed some cleanup so the fit cleaner. The E-10's suspension was designed to be adjustable, so it could go hull-down. It would have been nice to have that option. It could be modified with a bit of work.
trumpeter-2018_01

Rear body plate. I left off the jack and the tools for now. And the crew hatches were given their handles. There are some heavy ejector marks on them that needed addressing. I'll probably add padding to cover them, as opposed to filling them.
trumpeter-2018_02

Assembly on the upper hull's front. Added the notek light, driver's vision blocks, and tow shackles. The gunner's sight was added. Instructions are a bit vague on that so I halved it, placing it roughly in the middle and pointing the sight straight ahead. And the ventilator.
trumpeter-2018_03

Added the upper-hull grab handles, fan-grill, and other intake things. I left off the pioneer tolls for now.
trumpeter-2018_04

I went ahead and started prepainting the lower chassis, road-wheels, drive sprockets, and idlers. I used Tamiya dark yellow.
trumpeter-2018_05

I painted the outside of every other roadwheel olive green. I went ahead and did some weathering to them before I start on the indie tracks.
trumpeter-2018_06

trumpeter-2018_07

Gun assembled and mounted. The gun is very loose and moves freely from side-to-side. The upper-hull was added to the lower-hull.
trumpeter-2018_08

All in all, assembly has been pretty smooth and quick. This update represents about two weeks of working on it sporadically.
I'll start on the tracks next. I'll be using the late indie tracks.
retiredyank
#160
Visit this Community
Arkansas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2009
KitMaker: 11,054 posts
Armorama: 7,515 posts
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 12:50 AM GMT+7
jbranca - You T64 looks amazing.

I took a few photos, before I left for Florida. The undercarriage and engine are pretty much complete. A layer of black grey on the engine, some detail and I will be adding the cable, after the pin wash. I plan on doing the Africa version, so I can add some extra armor and look forward to chipping. Hope you like it.