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Dragon Campaign 2018
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 03:03 AM UTC
Great campaign! Thank you John.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC
Thanks John!
Kanguroo
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 10:50 PM UTC

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Ribbons sent !!

Congrats everyone !!



Thank you about this great campaign, John.
Nito74
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 01:49 PM UTC
Ribbons sent !!

Congrats everyone !!
brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 11:35 AM UTC

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The WWP Wireless for Wehrmacht book is very helpful resource, with a couple good pictures of a radio equipped Kubelwagen. Especially nice since some of the part placements in the instructions are wrong. It also has you build a transmitter that would not have been used with the Kubelwagen (but a useful spare).



Good to know.
Hangelafette
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 11:16 AM UTC

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I built the ambulance version not long ago and liked the vehicle better than the Tamiya version, but as you probably know sometimes Dragon doesn't "measure twice-cut once" many times when they do a variant on one of their kits and the new parts don't always align quite right.

I recently bought Tamiya's Kubelwagen repair set and plain to use another Dragon Kubel to simulate an oil change/valve adjustment scene based on my years as a VW bus owner lying underneath the beast and getting oil-splattered. But I plan to build the radio version before that happens.



The WWP Wireless for Wehrmacht book is very helpful resource, with a couple good pictures of a radio equipped Kubelwagen. Especially nice since some of the part placements in the instructions are wrong. It also has you build a transmitter that would not have been used with the Kubelwagen (but a useful spare).
brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 10:45 AM UTC

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Shell,

The base kubelwagen kit is excellent and the radio equipment (supplied as pastic) is quite nice. The PE radio compartment is a pretty good representation of the real thing. That said, I could not get it to fit correctly. I am considering trying to rebuild it using plastic card.

Nathan



I built the ambulance version not long ago and liked the vehicle better than the Tamiya version, but as you probably know sometimes Dragon doesn't "measure twice-cut once" many times when they do a variant on one of their kits and the new parts don't always align quite right.

I recently bought Tamiya's Kubelwagen repair set and plain to use another Dragon Kubel to simulate an oil change/valve adjustment scene based on my years as a VW bus owner lying underneath the beast and getting oil-splattered. But I plan to build the radio version before that happens.
EHAM0624
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 10:30 AM UTC
Mr.K that is nicely done

i started a long time ago,..


quick build, long summer,.. not much happend


now it's modeling weather,.. so


made a base of plaster and sand, used the hairspray technique


and voila,..






yes,. still need some work on the base and personnel but the model is done
Kanguroo
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 06:29 AM UTC
Hello everyone,
I finished my kit. Dragon moulded it from 90s of previous century, so it's terrible in assembly. I used the track chains from AFV Club and painted it in JGSDF camo with Mr Hobby paint set.



Cheers,
K.
Hangelafette
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 02:22 AM UTC
Shell,

The base kubelwagen kit is excellent and the radio equipment (supplied as pastic) is quite nice. The PE radio compartment is a pretty good representation of the real thing. That said, I could not get it to fit correctly. I am considering trying to rebuild it using plastic card.

Nathan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
So do we have until midnight tonight or tomorrow? Im super close to done. I think I can finish by midnight tomorrow!
brekinapez
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 03:38 PM UTC
Looks good, Nate. I have this kit; how was the build with all the PE for the radios and what-not?
Hangelafette
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 02:11 PM UTC
Managed to finish the Kubelwagen.



-Nate
Kanguroo
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 04:26 AM UTC
Hi everyone,
I race to the deadline. Some progress:




Cheers.
K.
RadekZ
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 04:47 AM UTC
Hi All,

Shell, Colin - great finishing on your kits!

Update #3 - Finish

I've also managed to push the Chi-Ha to finish line.
Generally lots have happened and lots stuff used, stuff I remember:
1) Tamiya panel liner black & brown
2) Buff oil from 502 abteilung & yellow ochre from some Polish vendor;
3) Pigments from Mirage Hobby, MiG & Vallejo
4) Engine oil streaks from MiG and some rust streaks from Vallejo...
And some more.

So the kit now looks like that:









Thank you, it was fun to watch your builds and wish you all , who haven't yet reached "finish" to complete

Cheers,
Radek
ColinEdm
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 05:02 AM UTC
Finished off my T-34 with a week to spare!





Thanks for the campaign!
Hangelafette
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 03:22 AM UTC
Slowly making progress on the Kubelwagen.



My plan is to cover the dunkelgrau with a RAL 8000/8020 scheme and place it in southern Russia during 1942.

-Nate
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:19 PM UTC
Shell,

Great paint work, loving the camo.

Mark
ColinEdm
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 04:04 PM UTC
Very nice Shell! Radoslaw your Chi-Ha is looking good!
brekinapez
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 01:39 PM UTC
Okay, this is as far as I am taking her until I decide if I want to build a base or not. Very moderate weathering using a Vallejo European Dust wash to blend the camo, silver pencil on the suspension, and some minor chipping along some areas. This is to be a recently repainted Ausf F sent to Normandy as one of the short-barrel Pzkpfw IV's assigned to the 21st PzDiv. May or may not have been any Ausf F's, but there were some short barrels there from what I've read. Who is to say?













Now off to complete my entry for the Anti-Aircraft campaign!
RadekZ
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 06:06 PM UTC

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Radoslaw,

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

Mark



Thanks, Mark.

Colourful it is , it will look a little less boring next to rather dull panzer greys, olive drabs or 4BOs

Cheers,
Radek
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
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 03:11 PM UTC
Got the 4BO on, and some some camo.