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BATTLE DAMAGE CAMPAIGN
Scipio2010
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 01:44 AM GMT+7
Ill echo Tim's sentiments. Glad to have the extension but hope all is well Clayton.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 09:43 AM GMT+7
Clayton,

The extension is welcome news, but I hope your health issues are not serious...

Soldiering on with my MiG, the underwing missile rails in the kit are very basic and covered in flash, with an inaccurate step on the bottom to fit into a large groove on the top of each missile.

These and the ugly locating nubs on the pylon tops (which would place the pylons too far forward on the wings) had to be sanded away before installing them.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 06:21 AM GMT+7
FYI ALL: I got a 30-day extension on this campaign, mostly due to my own health issues, so take your time...
TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 02:17 PM GMT+7
Consisting of only seven parts, the basic battle damaged MiG airframe assembled quickly.

A nice feature of this kit is that those battle damaged parts are optional extras; undamaged versions of the port fuselage half, wing and stabilizer make up an almost entire second model! I’ll use them for paint tests later.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 07:43 AM GMT+7
Holy crap, that brings back memories Tim! I remember building some of those pre-damaged kits when I was a kid, that was 40 years ago, haven't seen then since.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 07:02 AM GMT+7
Pre damaged kits.... well I never...

Looking forward to see how you do the flames Tim

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 05:58 AM GMT+7
Wow, I've never seen anything like that! Looks to be very cool!!
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 03:59 PM GMT+7
My build for the campaign will be the MiG 21D All Weather Fighter in 1/72 scale. This kit was issued in the 1960s by the long defunct Industro-Motive Corporation (IMC) along with several US jets of the era. The models were fairly basic efforts which have all since been eclipsed by newer, better kits. What was unusual about them was the inclusion of special alternate “battle damaged” parts – very cool!

Here is the start picture:

And the special “battle damaged” parts:


There are even two pilots – one normal and one “punching out”:

Should be fun!


Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 10:42 AM GMT+7
Shawn - I like the extras like the motor that are exposed when something blew inside. Your damaged wheel sure looks good also.
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 10:36 AM GMT+7
Wow, Colin, very convincing. It looks real.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 07:11 PM GMT+7
Well your one step closer than some of us others. I haven't been game to try a burn out yet. Looking great too.
Scipio2010
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 02:32 PM GMT+7
I was able to get a lot of bench time in this weekend, and I think I might be able to pull this project off before the deadline.

Ive painted up the KV and started to apply the burned colors. Ive also completed the painting of the tracks which isn't pictured. Still have a ways to go on this one!







I have never 'burned out' a tank, although Ive always wanted to. The only other experience I have with real battle damage was on a Soviet What If build a while back - coincidentally based on the JS-III chassis.



ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 02:53 AM GMT+7
Very nice build, Colin!
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 12:15 PM GMT+7
Simply superb Colin. Fantastic finish and great build.

Yours is coming along nicely too Shawn
ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 07:59 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the kind words gents! Shawn, your KV-1 is coming along nicely!
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 07:36 AM GMT+7
Hey Colin,
I echo what Joe said. Since he wrote it, I don’t have to! Great job!

—mike
Scipio2010
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 05:06 AM GMT+7
I made a lot of progress last night on the KV. Ill be spending a few hours today cutting, cleaning, and assembling the plastic indy track links from a Bronco kit.



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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 12:15 PM GMT+7
Don't take this the wrong way, Colin, but....

Holy Sh!t!!!!!!
Scipio2010
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM GMT+7
Stunning work Colin, that will be a tough act to follow.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 10:44 AM GMT+7
Think I'll stick a fork in my Octopus Tiger, if I do much more I'll probably just bugger it up. Think I'll make a small vignette for it, but not sure if I will put the backwards swastika on the front glacis.







Cheers!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 04:05 AM GMT+7
Great start, Shawn!
ColinEdm
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 01:04 AM GMT+7
Looking good!
Scipio2010
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:31 AM GMT+7
Ive been following this campaign for a while with great interest, and finally decided to jump in at the last minute with a Trumpeter KV-1 Mod 1942. The simple Trumpy kit should be easy enough to damage in the month we have left.



My inspiration for the build will be the first reference picture below. There seems to be no shortage of pictures showing wrecked Soviet AFV's so there's a lot to work with.







So far Ive been working on the details on the upper hull, and engine compartment. Im salvaging an engine from a Bronco kit and engine parts from other Trumpeter kits to fill in some of the through the hatch details.






petbat
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 08:38 AM GMT+7
That is some excellent paint work Colin. Very realistic.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 06:21 AM GMT+7
Looking great, Colin!!