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Trumpeter Mk. 4 Campaign
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 08:20 PM UTC
Some progress.





d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 06:10 PM UTC
Bill,

Excellent build. Really like the weathering, looks like you have a light coat of dust which really tone down the decals so they look as faded as the rest of the paint job.

Mark
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 06:03 PM UTC
Nice lookin' Marder Bill ! And your figures, WOW ! Is there a diorama in the future for the Marder ? If so, I hope that you'll share it with us !
panzerman1
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 03:45 PM UTC
FINAL REVEAL on my Marder I.










I did some more filter weathering, and added the crew/stowage. I had a wonderful time participating in this fun campaign. I've enjoyed watching and got inspiration from everyone's builds. Good luck with finishing your projects. Thanks. Bill
panzerman1
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 03:36 PM UTC
Ernest, fantastic work on your model. Paintwork on the pilot figure is wonderfully rendered. Amazing small details you've added to the wings and stabilizers.
Kalin, your halftrack and howitzer tuned out magnificently. Nice, subtle weathering.

Good luck everyone on their projects. Bill
greif8
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:41 AM UTC
Hi Kalin, very nice work on the prime mover and the artillery piece. They look they have seen some campaigning!

Ernest
k_mero4
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:41 AM UTC
Thanks Mark!
I hope it was interesting to me as well. I will follow with interest the further progress in the campaign!
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 05:29 AM UTC
Ernest,

You must have used a microscope to see those fastners to attached them as you did. Nice work.

Mark
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 05:26 AM UTC
Kalin,

Very nice finish, you did a awesome job with those models. Not over weathered but looks like they done some traveling and fighting. Nice dust effects.

Mark
k_mero4
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 04:27 PM UTC
Hi,guys!
I present you the final look of my project in the campaign.
It is a real pleasure for me to participate in this campaign, as it was the first one for me.
Thanks everyone for the comments.

Here's what I made up.







Success!
greif8
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 01:16 AM UTC
I did some very minor scratchbuilding adding fastening parts for the Jury Struts to the wings and leading edge of the horizontal stabilizers. I will have to make the Jury Struts as well, and I am still working out how, and what, to make them out of. I also finished the base painting of the model. I sprayed a random pattern of black before spraying the BlueGrey base coat. It is hard to see under the direct lighting on the bench, but the base coat has a subtle "depth" to it. I hope it will really come out when a spray the highlighting/fading in a later step, we shall see if I can bring the effect off.

IMG_0705 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0706 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0707 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
greif8
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 01:09 AM UTC
I hope the wing fold turns out as well, we shall see.

Ernest


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Ernest,

Your aircraft will be the first one I have seen with folded wings. This will interesting to see how it is done and looks. I say that because I have yet to build an aircraft model.

Mark

greif8
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 01:08 AM UTC
Thank you for the kind words Shawn.

Ernest


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Ernest,
Absolutely phenomenal work on that pilot. I cant wait to see how the whole Wildcat turns out.


Mark,

Can you share that email address used for ordering replacement parts?

d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 07:09 AM UTC
Ernest,

Your aircraft will be the first one I have seen with folded wings. This will interesting to see how it is done and looks. I say that because I have yet to build an aircraft model.

Mark
Scipio2010
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 06:36 PM UTC
Ernest,
Absolutely phenomenal work on that pilot. I cant wait to see how the whole Wildcat turns out.


Mark,

Can you share that email address used for ordering replacement parts?
greif8
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 01:06 PM UTC
A lot of truly outstanding work in this campaign! The Marder and T64 look the biz! I have not had much to post on my F4F-4 Wildcat build of late. Most of the work I have been doing is filling and sanding, not very photo worthy at all. Below are a few shots of the wing interiors; I plan to display the build with folded wings, and a shot or two of the wing to fuselage join. Finally there are a few photos of the pilot figure I built for display with the model. The lighting of my workbench is overly direct and harsh, washing out most of the subtle shading on the face and uniform, but it gives a decent look at the finished product.

F4F-4 Wings by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

F4F-4 Wings2 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0703 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0701 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0698 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

Pilot2 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0699 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 09:12 AM UTC
Bill,

Really nice work with the dust, kinda softened the looks of the vehicle.

Mark
panzerman1
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 06:48 PM UTC
Update on my Marder I.

Dust and dirt filters have been applied. I've also attached the tank tools.

Last bits of details are prepped and ready for installation. Final reveal will be up next.

Thanks for viewing. Bill
panzerman1
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 06:38 PM UTC
Jbranca, your T-64 looks terrific. All that reactive armor gives it a menacing appearance.
Alex, Good start on your E-10 paper panzer. It looks like a Hetzer on steroids.
Matthew, lots of great detail on your halftrack build.

Good luck everyone on their projects. Bill
Bluestab
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 02:00 AM UTC
I'll be building the Trumpeter German Entwicklungsfahrzeug E-10. This was one of the E-Series of proposed AFVs to standardize production. This was the origins of the Hetzer name.

The kit (00385) is pretty simple looking. Trumpeter has included PE and styrene side skirts. And has included both early and late style tracks, both in rubber band and in indie links. So you have four sets of track. The added track sets are noted on the box, so look for that if you want the full track options.

trumpeter-2018_00

Assembly began with the suspension. It's pretty simple. The fit on some of the parts needed some cleanup so the fit cleaner. The E-10's suspension was designed to be adjustable, so it could go hull-down. It would have been nice to have that option. It could be modified with a bit of work.
trumpeter-2018_01

Rear body plate. I left off the jack and the tools for now. And the crew hatches were given their handles. There are some heavy ejector marks on them that needed addressing. I'll probably add padding to cover them, as opposed to filling them.
trumpeter-2018_02

Assembly on the upper hull's front. Added the notek light, driver's vision blocks, and tow shackles. The gunner's sight was added. Instructions are a bit vague on that so I halved it, placing it roughly in the middle and pointing the sight straight ahead. And the ventilator.
trumpeter-2018_03

Added the upper-hull grab handles, fan-grill, and other intake things. I left off the pioneer tolls for now.
trumpeter-2018_04

I went ahead and started prepainting the lower chassis, road-wheels, drive sprockets, and idlers. I used Tamiya dark yellow.
trumpeter-2018_05

I painted the outside of every other roadwheel olive green. I went ahead and did some weathering to them before I start on the indie tracks.
trumpeter-2018_06

trumpeter-2018_07

Gun assembled and mounted. The gun is very loose and moves freely from side-to-side. The upper-hull was added to the lower-hull.
trumpeter-2018_08

All in all, assembly has been pretty smooth and quick. This update represents about two weeks of working on it sporadically.
I'll start on the tracks next. I'll be using the late indie tracks.
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 05:50 PM UTC
jbranca - You T64 looks amazing.

I took a few photos, before I left for Florida. The undercarriage and engine are pretty much complete. A layer of black grey on the engine, some detail and I will be adding the cable, after the pin wash. I plan on doing the Africa version, so I can add some extra armor and look forward to chipping. Hope you like it.


















canismalus
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:00 PM UTC
Bill, love the Marder. Excellent camo and tasteful weathering, not to mention the superb figures - getting those Waffen-SS patterns to look right is never easy.

Chuck, nice KV-2 so far.

Shawn, your NBCRV looks impressive and will look even more so with all that stowage.

David, awesome THAAD, shame about the decals, what a bummer.

And Kalin, thanks for the compliment!

I hope I haven't forgotten anybody....

I painted the suspension and tracks on my T-64BV and added the side skirts:







Next up is a coat of primer and the basecoat/camouflage.

Happy modelling, everybody!

Jerry
panzerman1
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 07:13 PM UTC
Update on my Marder I.

The kit only provided Balken cross decals. The vehicle number, division symbol, and tactical symbol I retrieved from my spares pile.


Initial weathering has begun. I applied a black grey wash to the recesses, and a dry brush highlighting of the raised areas.


The weathering will conclude with a dust filter on the upper surfaces, and a dirt filter on the lower areas. The dust filter will tone down the camouflage contrast significantly.

Thanks for viewing. Good luck to everyone on their projects.
Bill
retiredyank
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:52 PM UTC
Does anyone know if Black Dog's stowage for the sdkfz 8 will work, with the 7 or do I have to sculpt my own?
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC
Angel, Thank you Sir.
Mark, Thanks. I did the camouflage freehand using Vallejo paints.

Wishing everyone continued success on their projects. Bill