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Launchers Campaign
Namabiiru
#399
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 04:23 AM UTC
Looking great, Mike!

V2Phantom
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 02:48 AM UTC
I have now managed to tone down the rather bright colors on the camo for my TOS-1 to something that more closely matches the photos of TOS-1s in Afghanistan. Here's the various components with most of the weathering done.













Next step is to add a little pigments on the wheels, tracks, etc. followed by a flat coat. After that it is on to detail painting and assembly!
Have fun modeling!
Mike
Dragon164
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 02:50 PM UTC
OK,
finishing off the running gear and adding the tracks!

Cheers Rob.
panzerIV
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 12:44 AM UTC
Some absolute amazing work coming along everyone!

Sadly ive had such a hectic week ive not been able to get any modelling done or research for my project but hopfully next week will be fixing the tracks on atleast next week. And then looking at scratchbuilding a few items to make my mlrs british.

Keep up the great work everyone!
Conrad86
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 10:41 PM UTC
My kit for this campaign:



And where I've got to since I took the above photo:



A pretty nice kit, generally pleased with how it's going. Need to find a way to convincingly prop the bonnet open so the engine can be on display, seems such a shame sealing it up in there.

Cheers,
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC
Thanks Jerry,

Building the launch rail assembly was a piece of cake.
As I said earlier- the kit is simply fantastic.It combines-I dare say- the attention to detail of Bronco, the engineering of Tristar and the buildability of Tamiya.
Pure pleasure and really nice looking OOB!

canismalus
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 04:17 AM UTC
Angel, your build has come together very well, with the scratchbuilt parts and the launch rail assembly. Was that section difficult to put together? It sure looks good. I also got a kick out of you pairing the ZiS-151 chassis with the Luna-M rocket - it does look like the rocket could take the truck into the stratosphere! Its interesting how much the size of these launch vehicles and their ordnance increased in a mere 20 years.

Hi Franck, looking forward to your build.

Jerry
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 11:09 PM UTC
Sure Peter!
Imagine a launch, where rocket retainer hooks fail to detach...the ZiS will lift off for sure...
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 08:33 PM UTC
Angel, just goes to show size does not always matter. Can't imagine the Zis staying upright for the full launch of the Luna
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 06:33 AM UTC
Thanks Kalin and Mike!

The kit is really excellent...
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 03:43 AM UTC
My enlist picture



Let's build, paint and weather this rocket launchet
V2Phantom
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 02:56 AM UTC
Angel
Your ZiS-151 looks great at the pre-paint stage! So far, it looks like a really clean build.
Have fun modeling
Mike
k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 12:20 AM UTC
That is better now. Congratulations.
Kalin
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 11:56 PM UTC
Construction on my ZiS-151 BM-13N is finished:
Scratchbuild engine and clutch housing:



Dryfit:



Sub-assemblies ready for priming/painting:


Some small detail(fuel tank filler caps, frame and bonnet hooks,door handles, driver mirror e.t.c.) will be primed and painted either on sprue or once mounted.

ayovtshev
#490
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 06:26 PM UTC

I've scratchbuild the engine and clutch for my ZIS-151 and I've finished my part of a groupbuild(Luna-M).
I tried the Luna-M rocket on the ZIS-151 chassis.

It is a horrible WHIF, that comes out:




Alex2011
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:04 PM UTC
Hi everyone,

@Mike
Yes, in the end it work, but as the saying goes i'm not as smart as it seems...

I'm also looking forward to this model, but i have to wait untill after my birthday. 'Cause it will be a present from my better half (aka SWMBO).

@Martin
After the "Club-M" comes the "Bal-E" which shares many parts with the "Smerch", so i'll follow your build closely.

Greetings
Alex
V2Phantom
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 01:02 AM UTC

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I'll give it one last try, if it doesn't work i'll switch to imgur.

So -maybe- here's my starting pic.

Happy modelling
Alex



Congratulations Alex, your photo looks great! I am really looking forward to your build for this kit!
Have fun modeling
Mike
V2Phantom
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 12:59 AM UTC

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Nice paint work Mike. Quite a striking colour scheme.



Thanks Peter!

Have fun modeling
Mike
V2Phantom
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 12:58 AM UTC
Hi Mark
Thanks! I actually did this with a combination of free-hand airbrushing and using putty as a mask. I started of with the masks, then went over the olive green and gray/yellow colors freehand. The black is brush painted as these were small with tight edges.
Have fun modeling!
Mike


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Looks nice, Mike. Airbrushed, I assume. Did you use masks, or free-hand it?


Martinvidas
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 05:43 PM UTC

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@ Martin
Is the BM-30 in 1/35 or 1/72? Your build to this point -for me- is quite stunning.
I have Trumpeter's Smerch in my stash, and sometime in a future far from now, it will be built.



Hey Alex - it is 1/72.
Thank You
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 07:40 AM UTC
Nice paint work Mike. Quite a striking colour scheme.
canismalus
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 02:32 AM UTC
Mike, cool camo on your TOS.

Alex, glad to see you were able to finally post a picture. And thats a nice choice of subject.

As for me, Ill be finishing my Tunguska for the AA campaign in the next couple of days, which means I can finally get back to my Uragan afterwards.

Have fun,

Jerry
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 10:18 AM UTC
HUZZAH! Congratulations on getting the picture up!
Alex2011
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 09:46 AM UTC

I'll give it one last try, if it doesn't work i'll switch to imgur.

So -maybe- here's my starting pic.

Happy modelling
Alex
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 02:57 AM UTC
Looks nice, Mike. Airbrushed, I assume. Did you use masks, or free-hand it?