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Dragon Campaign 2018
Charlie-66
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 09:56 PM UTC
mark,

That IJA Type 4 looks great. Nicely done!
JMartine
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 06:58 PM UTC
Here is my entry for this Campaign: 1:700 USS Spruance DD-963, Dragon # 7084. Have not built anything in awhile, so this one will be OOB, skipping PE for this one.



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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 02:34 AM UTC
The building is done






Now to painting
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:47 PM UTC
Rory,

Thank you.

Mark
McRunty
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 08:19 PM UTC

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Finished with my entry for this group, Dragon kit #6854; IJA Type 4 Light Tank "KE-NU".

I decided to make this one look brand new right out of the paint shop with no weathering. This tank wasn't produce until very late 1944 - early 1945 and most of them were kept in the home islands in preparation of the expect invasion by the allies.
So I doubt if this vehicle got much use with the shortage of fuel that was being felt within the empire.







This one was a fun build, no fit issues and even the DS tracks were long enough to get the proper sag in them while the vehicle was stopped.

Off to the next group build.

Mark



Looks great! Lovely work on the painting.
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 06:25 AM UTC
Finished with my entry for this group, Dragon kit #6854; IJA Type 4 Light Tank "KE-NU".

I decided to make this one look brand new right out of the paint shop with no weathering. This tank wasn't produce until very late 1944 - early 1945 and most of them were kept in the home islands in preparation of the expect invasion by the allies.
So I doubt if this vehicle got much use with the shortage of fuel that was being felt within the empire.







This one was a fun build, no fit issues and even the DS tracks were long enough to get the proper sag in them while the vehicle was stopped.

Off to the next group build.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:43 AM UTC
Alex, the model is great. Strange camouflage. How did he achieve it? It's interesting.
Rory, a very good job. The model looks impressive.
McRunty
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 08:31 PM UTC
The Firefly is built. I had originally wanted to do this OOB except for the tracks but after looking at the 17lb'er barrel I opted to get an aftermarket one.

Kit was fairly straight forward to build. Had some issues with the photo etch since it was done in steel and was very hard to bent and keep in shape but I got there in the end.

Did some minor modifications. I added a weld seem to the cheek armour, the machine gun plug and to the box added to the back of the turret. I also scratch built a rack on the front of the tank for stowage.

I will be doing this in the markings and colours of the South African 6th Armoured Division which was operating in Italy.

Suspension has been built but isn't shown in the picture. I will be adding after painting.



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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 09:15 AM UTC
Update on the Sd.Kfz 250.

Assembly is mostly done. The figure is added for size comparison.
dragon-sdkfz250_12

dragon-sdkfz250_13

For the paint, I went with base dark yellow. The kit comes with PE doors for the stowage boxes. They are okay, but the thickness doesn't help give the recessed handles any depth. And if you pose them open you will still have to scratch up the inner latchworks.
dragon-sdkfz250_14

I added the second color...olive green...using a stiff brush. Drybrushed and a light wash.
The kit's markings are both for vehicles from SS Wiking in Hungary. I plan on using this for something else so I used vehicle numbers for an Army vehicle that I found in the decals spares box.
dragon-sdkfz250_15
dragon-sdkfz250_16
dragon-sdkfz250_17
dragon-sdkfz250_18
dragon-sdkfz250_19
dragon-sdkfz250_20

And I'm calling this one done. It wasn't a bad build. It wasn't a great build. Fit was tricky and were cumulative due to the many hull sections. Other problems can be overcome fairly easily. The tracks aren't as bad as you would think. The detail is pretty good and there's room for more additions. That said, I'm glad to be done with it.

I plan on using my SdKfz250 as part of another project. I'll probably add some more gear and figures for that.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 02:24 AM UTC
Calling this one done. decided to do something different and take the final pictures with a 4 man Infantry set I finished recently. I plan to fill the hatches with crew figures at a later date.






slayer
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC
Heres a test shot of my Dragon M1A1 AIM. Hope it works.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/141843761@N08/evT112
LikesTanks
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 04:07 AM UTC

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Richard,

I have to ask...how did you hollow out those guide horns and how long did it take. You work looks spot on, so I would like to give it a try.

Mark



Tool of choice was a 0.9mm drill bit and the tracks took 4 evenings at a couple of hours each time. It was very tedious, but I'm in no hurry with this. I drilled them out on the sprue and then cleaned up with my trusty Stanley knife.
McRunty
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 03:34 AM UTC
My entry will be a 1/35 Sherman Firefly VC done almost 100% OOB though I have opted to use aftermarket AFV Club Tracks.

d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 04:28 PM UTC
Darius,

Nice progress.

Mark
d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 04:27 PM UTC
Richard,

I have to ask...how did you hollow out those guide horns and how long did it take. You work looks spot on, so I would like to give it a try.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 02:48 PM UTC

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I know im a little late joining but i was wondering can i still join this campign. I am currently working on Dragons M1A1 AIM. Totally out of the box no aftermarket parts.



Of course you can still join
There is nothing in the rules that says anything about how started the kit can be (how much work that has been done before the start of the campaign).
/ Robin

Kaktusas
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 11:47 AM UTC
Finished painting and weathering the engine. Normally, i would ad oil, dirt dust etc in the mix, but in this case, almost nothing will be visible, so this is where i stop. Btw, for a base coat, its my first go at Mission Models paints. They are awesome.


slayer
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 08:19 AM UTC
I know im a little late joining but i was wondering can i still join this campign. I am currently working on Dragons M1A1 AIM. Totally out of the box no aftermarket parts.
Kustaanmiekka
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 07:48 AM UTC
Dragon Campaign 2018. Decided to do 1/700 USS Philippine Sea CG-58 (7045). It has some PE.



Charlie-66
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 04:28 AM UTC
Great start on the Stug!
LikesTanks
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 07:25 AM UTC
As I got no complaints about the StugIIIb rebox, I've got going


The kit comes with Dragon's standard Pz.III/IV tracks with the solid guide horns so, because I'm cheap, I spent some merry evenings hollowing them out



The hard work is done....
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 09:03 AM UTC
Some good builds going on here. Couple progress pics on my T-34 Mod 1941:

I didn't like how the PE engine deck mesh supplied with the kit looked so I made new mesh of my own, looks much more like the real thing.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 05:12 AM UTC

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Guy,

The weathering is looking really good. That is really one nice looking Panzer III.

Mark



Thanks Mark!
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 05:10 AM UTC
Guy,

The weathering is looking really good. That is really one nice looking Panzer III.

Mark
Charlie-66
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 04:50 AM UTC
got a lot of the painting done, and the first layer of weathering. lot's to clean up, and pin wash and dot filter to do.