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Launchers Campaign
canismalus
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 02:40 AM UTC
Agreed - good luck. From your pictures, though, Martin, it all looks pretty level and flat.

Jerry
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:32 PM UTC
Good luck getting all eight to come out level! I have a hard time getting just four tires to come out level. Heck! I once did a kettenkrad and I couldn't get ONE tire to come out level!

Martinvidas
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 08:15 AM UTC
So the next new update - the tires "holders" are done. Everyone is around 5 parts, and they are 8 "holders".



Martinvidas
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:04 AM UTC
Thanks to everyone for the kind words - there still so many parts to install..
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 08:01 AM UTC

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Nice detail there. You'll need to display it on a glass shelf.




Or on a mirror. That is a lot of detail and great work. It needs to be seen!
canismalus
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 04:05 AM UTC
Hi Martin,

Good work on the Smerch undercarriage + launchers - even if it was tricky, you got everything to line up well.

Jerry
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:47 PM UTC
Nice detail there. You'll need to display it on a glass shelf.

Martinvidas
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 05:58 PM UTC
Those are my small updates for the past few days:
1. Launcher is done - after casting, drilling, gluing and sanding:


2. Chassis - I started with the inner assemblies. Now everything is on place and glued.





It was tricky and time consuming, but in the end looks OK.
seanmcandrews
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 01:32 AM UTC

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Undercarriage and running gear all painted and assembled and superstructure in place. I used plastic cling wrap to mask off the underside so I can paint the top. I used clear plastic wrap so I can align the camo pattern on top with the underside.





Nice trick !
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC

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Looks good, Mark. What color is that lighter shade of green?



Vallejo Olive Green. It's bit brighter than I had intended. Hoping some washes and filters will tone things down a bit.

GulfWarrior
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 08:25 AM UTC
Looks good, Mark. What color is that lighter shade of green?
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 08:09 AM UTC
Undercarriage and running gear all painted and assembled and superstructure in place. I used plastic cling wrap to mask off the underside so I can paint the top. I used clear plastic wrap so I can align the camo pattern on top with the underside.


GulfWarrior
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:36 PM UTC
Yeah, it looks great. 1/72 is waaaay too small for me. I'm looking to pick one up in 1/35th though.

I've got everything primed on the Type 63 107mm rocket launcher and am hoping to get to slinging some paint this weekend. Got all my Honey-Do's done today so I get to play tomorrow.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 09:10 AM UTC
Nice to see the little details added Mike. These will really make this build.
canismalus
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 02:47 AM UTC
Hi Mike,

The launcher unit looks great - Good work!

Jerry
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 02:18 AM UTC
The "Boom Box" is now finished for my TOS-1 and ready for a coat of primer. I substituted some brass rod as the kit handholds seemed rather flimsy. I also added a few small details.







I started on some of the other subsections but not much to report on those.

Have fun modeling!
Mike

Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:35 AM UTC
Thanks, guys, for the positive comments.

Anthony, the idea for the corrugated paint stands actually came from seeing some for sale in a hobby store in Japan at a price WAY too high for a block of cardboard. So I just cut an old box into strips and then glued the strips together. I learned toothpicks tend to fall through them if you pick them up, so I glued another piece of cardboard to the bottom.

panzerIV
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:06 AM UTC
some good looking builds from what I can see
( on works pc on lunch doesn't allow all pics to show)

mark inventive use of the coregated cardboard stack for painting im pinching your method

im still currently waiting for my kit, the seller emailed me to say he is still on holiday atm but once hes back he will post out straight away. coming from france so hopfully wont take long to arrive *fingers crossed*

petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 09:08 AM UTC
A really great selection of vehicles being built here. Variety id the spice of life.

To the three M's, all your builds are looking great guys. Some of you using a little more putty than styrene, but the craftsmanship on that is looking good.
canismalus
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
Mark, good work so far on the Type 89 - those tubes were a pain I bet, but they came out well.

Anyway, here's my belated start photo:





Some progress pics soon.

Have fun,

Jerry
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC
Got the tracks and undercarriage of the Type 89 primed for painting:



Once those are painted, I'll put on the tracks, mask, and mate with the superstructure. Speaking of which, construction is nearly complete:



The magazine and launcher turret are just dry-fit for the photo. I'll take those off for painting.

The launch tubes were a pain since they were molded in halves. Needed Mr Surfacer 1200 and a needle file to fill the gaps and get them looking more like tubes:



That's it for now. Hopefully some good painting weather this weekend.

canismalus
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 07:04 AM UTC
Hi Richard,

Thank you! I'll get my start picture with the box + sprues + my phone showing the date posted in a day or two. I just enlisted, too....

You guys are off to a good start with some of these builds. Martin, you have to do what I'll have to with many launch tubes, just that you're doing it in 1/72, with moulding problems, and resin recasting - impressive.

Jerry
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 06:40 AM UTC
Welcome to the group, Jerry.

Be sure to enlist in the campaign if you haven't already!

canismalus
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC
Hey everybody,

Even though this campaign is already underway, would it be okay if I sprung on board (sorry for the ship metaphor ) with this bad boy?



Since I have another campaign to finish by November, I won't be able to make lots of headway for a while but afterwards I can.

Jerry
Martinvidas
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 03:51 AM UTC

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Martin
That is really patient work on the launch tubes. Well done!
Have fun modeling
Mike



Thank you
I'm still working on - filling a small gaps in the connection of the tubes

And small new update - some molding problems:
Before:


right now:


So I will wait to get dry and sand it.