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Bury My Heart at Stalingrad
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 03:42 PM UTC
JohnA,
I'm glad to see your entry! The sag on the tracks looks good!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 03:40 PM UTC
FirstSergeant, your Sturmovik is coming along nicely!

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 03:20 PM UTC
The best words a modeller could hear First sergeant "Fit is good". And looking good it is.

Nice to see you John A. Yep death alright, 24th crushed at Stalingrad. The link and length tracks don't look too bad.
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:50 PM UTC
Hello All,

Very impressive builds there Gents!!

Been a while sense my last post here on Armorama. Baseball, Work.... been taking up all my time again. I never have time to complete a 1/35 scale model for any campaign that I have joined. With that said, I decide that I'm going to scale down to 1/72. I will have enough time to build, paint and weather .

My entry for this campaign is Dragons ArmorPro 1/72 PzKpfw IV Ausf F2 (G). Death of the Leaping Horseman (24thPzDiv) sounds like a good Division for this F2!


Here I am at the moment.



Cheers,
John
FirstSergeant
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 11:30 AM UTC
Greetings,
I've made some progress on the Il-2m3. Cockpit painted, assembled. Wings assembled. Fuselage assembled. Fuselage and wings together. Fit is good. More to follow.

Cheers,
Firstsergeant
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 03:27 AM UTC
Thanks, Gents!

petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 07:49 PM UTC
Very Nice Mark
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:07 AM UTC
Mark,
Already looks awesome!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:52 AM UTC
KV-1 has got pre-shade, base coat, and a very subtle post-shade.

The extra texture and weld lines make a huge difference, if I may say; although now that I look at it, I think I should have given the glacis a similar treatment to the turret. No going back now!

GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 06:23 PM UTC
Nathan,
Welcome to the campaign! I have this kit too... so your build will have great interest for me!

Gaz
Hangelafette
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 12:32 PM UTC
I am going to try building Tamiya's Marder III Pak 36(r) for this campaign.


I have some Echelon markings for Panzerjäger-Abteilung 140 of the 22nd Panzer Division.

-Nate
d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 04:30 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Mark and Chris. Coming along nicely guys.



Ditto!
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 06:23 PM UTC
Chris,
Loving the look of your 109! The paint job looks sweet!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 06:22 PM UTC
Mark,
I like the extra texture on your KV. I've been looking at a lot of Russian tanks lately, and they are rough!

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC
Mark and Chris. Coming along nicely guys.
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 10:03 PM UTC
A little more progress to report I'm done with the initial paint work now for some decals and a little weathering.

IMG_2214 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2215 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2217 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2218 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC
Been a pretty productive weekend. Nearly done with construction of the KV-1, and even had time to engineer some enhancements to my painting station.

The photos I have seen show that even Soviet heavy plate steel was pretty rough so I added some texture to the turret:

After the first try, I primed it and decided I needed to even it out in a couple spots--hence the two-tone appearance.

Also added welds to the extra armor plating and textured the edges to create a rough finish from torch cutting.


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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:16 PM UTC

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Mark,
That's one technique I've yet to try though I've seen it used numerous times. Looks good, though I'm always afraid of mis-alignment issues.

Gaz



Gaz,
Misalignment won't be an issue because I actually assemble it all in situ, then remove for painting. The tricky part will be the painting. Keeping my fingers crossed.

GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 05:44 PM UTC
Mark,
That's one technique I've yet to try though I've seen it used numerous times. Looks good, though I'm always afraid of mis-alignment issues.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 01:11 PM UTC
The tracks on my KV-1 were giving me fits so I decided to try a different technique:


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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 06:22 AM UTC

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Pathfinder14, Is it the motorcycle buried in rubble? Perhaps that rider trying to lasso the pig in the country got his come-uppance in the city?




Ding ding ding!

I was going to focus on the bike in the rubble a bit more but figured that would give it away too much.

Gaz, thanks for the reminder, I'll try and find an old camera and see if I can take better photos before adding them to the gallery as my phone camera isn't getting the results I like.
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 07:23 AM UTC
Nice work on the dios Pathfinder
rdleis
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 03:04 AM UTC
Thanks so much for the info, Mark!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:15 PM UTC
Pathfinder14, Is it the motorcycle buried in rubble? Perhaps that rider trying to lasso the pig in the country got his come-uppance in the city?

GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 08:56 PM UTC
Pathfinder,
I really like your dioramas. I can see the tie in as the Germans taking the food as they advance, and then the Red Army handing out food as it advances.

Don't forget to upload a pic of at least one of your dioramas into the gallery so that you can be given full credit for completing the campaign.

Gaz