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Artillery Campaign 2017
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 04:20 PM UTC
Rather amazing how well the Quad tractor holds up when compared with other more recently produced kits. It is one of my favorites.

Good work!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 08:11 PM UTC
Michael and Linus- Both looking great!
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 09:47 PM UTC
Thanks Clayton.

Can anyone hook me up with a photo of what the AM etch looks like for the sFH 18? The kit seems so absolutely well detailed that I can't help but wonder what could be missing??? I found a couple of cast tow rings that needed to be drilled out and a few tiny handles missing but so far that is about it. (And the barrel rifling!)

Otherwise I'd say it is a truly great kit!
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 10:28 PM UTC
Gun crew plus others pulling 150mm gun back into battery:

I had wondered what those two small rollers were on the top on the recuperator arch.

This is what is known as "the tug - - of war!"

Photo found online - Used here for discussion and research only.
LikesTanks
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 10:34 PM UTC
Yes, it is not a race, so here's an update:


Unlike Michael, i'm sacrificing some realism by keeping the recuperator rods attached (saving those guys some pulling too)
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 10:36 PM UTC
I work my gun crews hard!
brekinapez
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 12:54 AM UTC
Oh, I know it's not a race (except to finish before the deadline); I was just poking fun at your "don't want to steal your thunder" comment as I think at least four of this kit has been built. I think the thunder got kind of diluted by this point.

The second guy pulled his entry out so he could make it part of his Truck & Trailer campaign entry, so we're down to three, I think?

Looks like both of you are doing the towed positioning; I have the figure set for it so I am thinking of using the remaining time to diorama it and see if I'm ready to wear big boy pants. I am curious to see our final outcomes and how our approaches compare/contrast on the same kit.
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 09:51 PM UTC
Got a primer coat and the base color applied last night to the gun. Working how on repairing my old Sd. Kfz. 7 that took an unscheduled trip to the concrete floor a few years back. Also I am adding a set of civilian pattern tires from Voyager Models to the original Tamiya kit.



With all the failings of the old Tamiya model I may soon have need of purchasing one of the recent much better versions of the 7 now on the market.
165thspc
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 10:34 AM UTC
24 hours later and the camo and the weathering are complete, also the Sd.Kfz. 7 is repaired.

So except for the aiming stakes and the optics I am essentially calling this one done:

165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 09:06 PM UTC
One more, positive comment regarding the Dragon sFH 18 kit:

As I was painting the tires on the gun I happened to notice something. The tires have raised sidewall lettering!!!!!

In very, very small letters you can see the word "Continental". Very impressive!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 09:58 PM UTC
That is a nice detail Dragon always provides; the sidewall lettering.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 11:53 PM UTC
Hi everyone,
Your builds looks great, guys. I to finished my model, effect below



































165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 12:37 AM UTC
Extremely nice!
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 01:48 AM UTC
Beautiful work
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 02:42 AM UTC
Pawel, if you don't mind me asking; what coating did you use on your wheel rims? I have tried using pencil lead but the shine does not seem pronounced enough to really show up.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 03:19 AM UTC
That's a great build, Pawel, great job!
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 02:58 PM UTC
Thanks guys.
@165thspc:
I'm to using a pencil 4H but after it I'm polishing a surface by rubber brush. Below example of this tool.

SpeedyJ
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 03:06 PM UTC
Pavel excellent finish! Extreme realism in 1/35.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 12:11 AM UTC
WIP update on my 12lb Russian piece. Parts are cleaned up coat of primer and first color coat. Nice change of pace

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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 01:31 AM UTC
Looks great. It is a good change of pace. I look forward to more pics.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 01:51 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks great. It is a good change of pace. I look forward to more pics.



Very nice, I look forward to more heads...
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 03:23 AM UTC
Thank you Pawel for the advice and the information!

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 04:12 AM UTC
great looking static artillery pieces so far.

Here is where mine stands as of today.



bought a PE tool for the build. Amount of times needed, 0. o well


There are quit a few errors in the kit. Including a spru which seems to be about 50% of part or more are for a HUMVEE. Need to fill in these holes and then let in sit for about a month until I figure the paint scheme.

LinusB
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 09:56 AM UTC
More work on my Quad and 25 pounder.



eMan
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 12:37 PM UTC
This is my entry to the campaign, Tristar 1/35 Sturmpanzer IV early Version.