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Landships Campaign
ComradeMP
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 08:38 AM UTC

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Is anybody working on a Landship lately? It has been pretty quiet around here . . .

My own T35 project is on hold for another week or two while I finish the Jagdpanther for the Big Kitty campaign. The T35 is still right there on the bench and it has not been forgotten!



I've been working on my kitty too, but I'm back to working on this one.


Started my welds on the hull.


Engine deck finished

No pictures, but I did also paint the MG turrets. Road wheels primed and awaiting paint.
thedutchie
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:13 PM UTC
I have been working away on my Amusing Hobby Neubaufahrzeug. I must admit it is quite a nice kit so far.Wish i was further along but real life keeps getting in the way.

Here are some pics











Slow and steady wins the race
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 08:52 PM UTC
Comrade - I'm glad to see the progress on the KV-5. You made the beads out of putty? Did the kit welds look too light or did they miss them out completely?
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 08:55 PM UTC
There are some interesting shapes on your Neubaufahrzeug. Are those boxes on the side filled with anything on the real thing? Its good to hear that the Amusing Hobby kit is a good one. I have never seen one before.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 09:32 AM UTC

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Comrade - I'm glad to see the progress on the KV-5. You made the beads out of putty? Did the kit welds look too light or did they miss them out completely?



Yep, welds out of two part epoxy putty. There are a few welds here and there, but missing on most places there should be.
XavierB
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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 11:59 AM UTC
Back to work on the 2C.

I primed the tank and the crewman in black with Mr Surfacer 1500. Yes, it is patchy in some places because of the size of the beast. I will have to be more carefull when applying the camo.

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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 06:30 PM UTC
Hello all,
A late participation.
The classic M-3 Lee tank has 4 guns. I think it's a landship.

Regards,
K.
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 04:00 AM UTC
Xavier - Your Char 2C certainly look brutish and ominous in the black primer. it is really taking shape, glad to see it.
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 04:03 AM UTC
Mr. K - That sure looks like a Landship to me - sponson mounted main gun, and two turrets stacked up on top. Perfect!

Who is the kit? I have one of these I want to build in pre-war markings as used in the Georgia war games.
thedutchie
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 01:41 AM UTC

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There are some interesting shapes on your Neubaufahrzeug. Are those boxes on the side filled with anything on the real thing? Its good to hear that the Amusing Hobby kit is a good one. I have never seen one before.



Hi Paul,

I am not sure if they are access hatches or crew hatches. It is definitely an interesting build.

Hopefully I will get a chance to post some new pics tonight.

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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 11:38 PM UTC
It's been a bit since my last update. For a recap...I'm building Hobby Boss' T-28E.

Driver's station. Basically, it's a metal box with a front hatch with a vision slit and bullet-splash strip. There is some inner detail to the hatch...vision block and handle machanism. This is an uparmored version so the sides get added armor plating. An armor plate also covers the front hatch.


Driver's spot assembled and mounted to tank. Next up are some additional cover plates for the suspension. There are some rollers for each. I assume these serve as a mud-scraper role or something. Each fits on the corner...as pointed out by the yellow arrow. You'll see those mounted a bit later.


Im getting off-track a bit here so bear with me. You can see where the mud/sand channel plating bits were added. This is where the fit of the suspension bits might come back to aunt you. I ad to adjust some parts a bit to get them to fit. The worst culrit are the PE suspension things. You bend them the top surfaces can curve and raise their height just a hair...that's enough. Realisically, you could leave those pieces off as they won't be seen and they don't really offer much support for the cover plates.
For some reason I went ahead and sarted on the small pair of turrets. The turrest are pretty simple. I assembled them and they can be seen a bit later. I got a bit out of sequence with my pictures...jumping around in asembly and just having some bad pictures.


All that suspension detail is now covered up. And you can see the end plates with the rollers.


I went ahead and shot a base coat of dark green on the lower hull so I could begin on the tracks. I added "mud", using Sculptamold. The first attempt ooked bad so I toned it down alot. It should work once I get to the later painting phases. Each side needs 118 links. The tracks require some clean-up but go together fairly well. he pictures I have seen of T28s all show the tracks being tight....so I included no sag.


Tracks were painted using dark grey auto primer (spray can). It smells to high-heaven but dries with a texture. It gives the tracks a texture and helps with finishing paint. Once those dried, the tracks were mounted...as mentioned, no sag. The length and multitude of road-wheels made them a bit fiddly to get on.


Rear deck detail. There's actually a nice radiator fan assembly underneath that cover. You canot see it so I removed the fan and I'll use it for something else. Then you have the exhaust, which was added alot earlier in the build, but not noted until now...and the air intake vent/ducts. The intake ducts fit funny against the exhaust so you might have to play with them a bit.


There's the MG turrets. They just sit in their rings. The main turret and MG turret rings all have geared edged..which you won't see once the turrets are added. Also done are the front details. The real lights could be folded down to protect the lenses. The instructions don't mention this but they can be posed as such.


This a bit of a hodge-podge of stuff. The plan at this point was to knock out some of the PE. That's actually what I am doing now. In the picture are the jacks, storage boxes, tow cables, brakelight assemblies, and handsaw & pickaxe. The fender mounts for the spares were done. The mount for the wheels and the bogey arm (yellow arrow) needed a shim to allow the wheels to clear the fender surface. You could turn it upside-down and it would work...the instructions don't mention that. Mine were already cemented on by the time I noticed it and I didn't want to risk damaging the mounts.


I still have the fender details, the main turret, and alot of PE bits to add. Then paint and weathering.
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 09:01 PM UTC
Bluestab - Thanks for the progress shots of you T-28. That kit scared me when I opened the box and its great to see you are forging ahead and bringing it to life. It is a very different beast from the larger T-35.
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 05:50 AM UTC
Thanks Paul. I've always found HobbyBoss (and ICM) to look overly complicated. But if you stick to the instructions and test fit everything seems to come together.
I'm liking your T35. I've sort of come to like the newer Zvezda stuff and how they engineer some of their kits. I built their Panther D for the Big Cats Campaign...very interesting kit to build.

Since the last update, I've been wrapping up assembly. I went back and added all the PE bits. I don't have any decent pictures of the turret assembly. The turret is pretty simple.



With assembly done, I masked off the track and running gear and gave it a coat of dark green. I gave it a typical dry-brushing and dusted it with pigment to dirty it up. Finished with adding the tow cables and the remaining detail work. I didn't add any decals. I went with a basic over-all green like the box art.







And I consider this one done.

Like most HobbyBoss kits it builds up nicely. The MG turrets tend to fit loose so they may come loose when moved. It has a lot of wasted detail that won't be seen. There's some vagueness in some of the parts placement. I did find the build "clunky", it wasn't a fluid build. That may just be me and my style of building. It's an interesting looking tank and looks good next to a KV on the shelf.
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 07:27 AM UTC
Just a quick question, I am a month from being able to start anyway, but are fictional tanks allowed?

I have it in my mind to scratch/kitbash an Emperor Overlord tank from Command and Conquer Generals (the PC video game). She had 2 massive guns (that pivoted in sync) plus 2 Gatling guns to handle those insolent little infantrymen and quaint little attack helicopters who would foolishly try to take her down.

Does this fit?
Bluestab
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 08:46 AM UTC

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Just a quick question, I am a month from being able to start anyway, but are fictional tanks allowed?

I have it in my mind to scratch/kitbash an Emperor Overlord tank from Command and Conquer Generals (the PC video game). She had 2 massive guns (that pivoted in sync) plus 2 Gatling guns to handle those insolent little infantrymen and quaint little attack helicopters who would foolishly try to take her down.

Does this fit?



I cannot answer your question but I do like the look of the afv. I've been looking for a tank design for a sci-fi project. What are you planning on using as a base kit for yours?
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 05:28 AM UTC
Alex - Your t-28 came out well. From what I can tell, most Soviet armour had no markings so this seems wholly appropriate for your build. I like the dirt you applied, it has the look of authenticity.

Your build gives me a bit of courage in tackling my own T-28.

The Zvevda T-35 is simpler and less detailed than the HB kit but may not suffer for it in the end. I did resort to aM metal barrels once the plastic ones wilted in my clumsy hands. We shall see how it comes out!
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 05:31 AM UTC

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Just a quick question, I am a month from being able to start anyway, but are fictional tanks allowed?

I have it in my mind to scratch/kitbash an Emperor Overlord tank from Command and Conquer Generals (the PC video game). She had 2 massive guns (that pivoted in sync) plus 2 Gatling guns to handle those insolent little infantrymen and quaint little attack helicopters who would foolishly try to take her down.

Does this fit?



I have no idea! Is this thing a tank? We have paper panzers that fit the bill. Yours may also if it crawls on the ground. Please tell us a bit more about it?
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 01:05 PM UTC
Good morning,
Nice to see you progressing with these serious monsters! Well, the box of my Hobby Boss T-35 is open now (opening sounded like: "wwwwooooaaah that's BIG") and I hope that I'll reach the finish line in time. After an hour of examining the leaflets I'm not sure that I'll use the Voyager side armour and running gear upgrade but the decision will be made when I reach that point Until then a huge pile of running gear parts has to be cleaned and glued...

cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 07:32 PM UTC
I would like to join with a wh30k mastodon tank. It is definitely a land ship, but obviously sci-fi. Picture of the model below.
I have started mine a couple of months ago, but construction is less than 50% done. No painting done on mine. Would it qualify?

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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 04:45 PM UTC
Any progress anyone? My T-35's lower hull is 75% ready - the ugly running-gear job is done.
Cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:42 PM UTC

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I would like to join with a wh30k mastodon tank. It is definitely a land ship, but obviously sci-fi. Picture of the model below.
I have started mine a couple of months ago, but construction is less than 50% done. No painting done on mine. Would it qualify?




I see no objection to this? Any other opinions? This campaign is about concepts and this looks like it certainly true to the theme. We do ask for clean starts but as we are well along now I think your started project will be fine. Welcome aboard!
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:46 PM UTC
Zsolt - Great to see your progress on the T-35. When I first saw the picture, I thought you were building the Zvevda kit, mine is at exactly the same stage of completion and even has the same color plastic. Howboutdat!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 01:11 AM UTC
Paul, thanks a lot! I appreciate it.

Will upload the current status soon.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 01:27 AM UTC
Here is the current status of my Mastodon.

Massive gaps around the sides and the front hatches. I think I need to rebuild part of the front with plastic card and green stuff as the gap is almost 2mm. There are also literally hundreds of air bobbles that needs to be filled.

Still quite some way from building and adding gun turrets. I will completely fix the hull before adding any details.

And yes, it is my blood on the front part of the kit - this one will require blood, sweat, and tears!









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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 01:45 AM UTC
What an impressive beast your Mastadon is! What is the scale or if unknown, how large would the crew be? Do you have details on the mechanics, armament & armor? It is certainly well detailed.