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Dragon Campaign 2018
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:16 AM UTC
Radoslaw,

Very nice work with the camo, a colorful looking vehicle.

Mark
RadekZ
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 07:43 AM UTC
Nice progress guys!

Update #2

九七式中戦車 チハ Kyūnana-shiki chū-sensha Chi-ha got colours finally. Primed first with canned finishing surfacer 1500 and then followed instructions for the colours (I lightened them up a little bit). I must say I don't like the outcome of those two brown-ish colours that were given by Dragon. They don't seem right. Also Dragon's colour scheme wasn't very good in quality, missing right & top profile of tank and inconsistency in painting guidance on other sides forced me to improvise. For sake of my building mojo I will not complain nor correct anything. Now straight forward to gloss coating and decals

But some images first:




Cheers,
Radek
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:24 PM UTC
Colin,

Nice.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 03:11 PM UTC
Got the 4BO on, and some some camo.
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 03:53 PM UTC
Looking great everyone! Thank you for the extension John, just might get this T-34 Mod 1941 done...

brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 02:46 PM UTC
Second color. Ready for markings, attaching of exhaust, touching up and mild weathering, and she will be done. Then I can start my Ostwind for the Anti-Aircraft campaign.



brekinapez
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 02:59 PM UTC
Current state:

Green laid down. Will have the red-brown done tomorrow night. This is meant to represent a vehicle from the reformed 21st Panzer stationed in Normandy, but is not 100% factual as it is only possible one of the short-barrel Pz. IV's they had may have been an F-series.

As I don't plan on heavy weathering until I decide on a display, the tank will be a replacement vehicle that has recently been painted in the camo colors by the crew. Some of the gear was left on and painted over.





So, the markings, a filter to blend stuff, and some minor weathering and touch-ups and she'll be done.
RadekZ
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 10:14 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hey, I'm trapped inside your post!



Hi, sorry for that, wasn't intentional

Update #1

All assembly except track is finished now and model is ready to be primed. Here's picture how it looks like:



Very nice kit with classicaly confusing instructions of Dragon
As for details they're crisp! Main cannon barrel has the thread inside visible and machine guns don't need any drilling as there's a tiny little hole moulded!

Some details:



As for instructions they were very misleading in rear part which resulted in ... a huge gap I made between bottom and upper rear engine cover

Unfortunately one part is supposed to be glued at beginning of assembly while other a long later. So the mistake could not be fixed anymore by dissasembling elements.
I used the "styrene putty" (rest of styrene moulds dilluted in glue) followed by CA . Looks ugly, but I'll leave it..
Here's the pic of filled gap:




Ok, that's all for now, next priming (probably canned finishing surfacer 1500).

Cheers,
Radek
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 02:26 AM UTC
Dragon Pz.Sfl.IVb finished.



d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:20 PM UTC
David,

Nice finish, digging the paint work and weathering. Sorry about your issues with getting after market tracks.

Mark
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:17 PM UTC
Lap Man,

Very nice work. I hear that this kit can be quite the pain to assemble. Again very nice.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 09:49 PM UTC
Well i'm calling this one done...at last!

the person that was sending me the replacement tracks let me down and i had to order some more which finally arrived these were the fruil ones but they have arrived to late so i had to use my masterclub track links instead.

if anyone is looking for a set of ASSEMBLED 1/35 fruil tracks then PM me as i'm looking to sell them on.

so scraping in just under the wire is my Dragon Shilka, i've added some pictures in the gallery.









eMan
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 03:07 PM UTC
More update pics.


eMan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 08:55 PM UTC
Pz.Sfl.IVb progress update.




brekinapez
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:01 PM UTC
Hey, I'm trapped inside your post!
RadekZ
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 07:31 AM UTC
Hi,
so if the campaign is prolonged by one month maybe I'll be able to start and even... finish my entry
... which is 2017 release kit no.6870-03 1:35th scale IJA Type 97 Chi-Ha early production medium tank.

Here are the pics of "unspoiled" kit:
Box:


Peek inside:


Cheers,
Radek
brekinapez
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 04:20 AM UTC
Well, that actually might help me out as the weather has been very rainy and humid and my work space is not climate-controlled.
Kanguroo
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 02:03 AM UTC

Thank you very much.
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 09:23 PM UTC
Just got a request for an extension.

Extension granted,

ENDS: November 1st, 2018

BogiBg
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 07:05 PM UTC
Thank you Kalin, I am waiting to find one of those at reasonable price.
k_mero4
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 08:37 AM UTC

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Finished.










That's cool, Bogi!
Congratulations!
I am impressed!
One of the first kit models I worked on was this machine.

Kalin
BogiBg
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 04:49 AM UTC
I agree with you. Go for it, it's really good price.
Kaktusas
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 10:22 PM UTC
BogiBG, this is 6711 kit you have built (the one with ammunition trailer)? I see that 6739 has the shield, but it has no racks for the ramps at the front As my LHS happens to have 6711 kit for 32Eur, i think i will give it a go, its fair price, and i can afford to get PE shields if i must After all, you cant have too much haltracks (especially with flak's).
BogiBg
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 06:27 PM UTC
Thanks Darius, just be careful when buying one, there is a box with flak shield and a box without it.
Kaktusas
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 05:44 PM UTC
Looks great BogiBG! recently finished one with flak 38, but now want to do flak 30 too