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Yeti01012001
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 09:20 PM UTC

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I then used Tamiya OD and painted the wooden platform with various wood looking colours and used the hair brush technique to chip off the OD colour to make it look worn...



I spend a good part of the morning studying your truck, Gary. Beautiful model! Would you mind telling me more about your technique? That wooden floor looks amazing. I would really like to attempt something similar for my GAZ truck. It also has wooden deck and I could use some tips.




What I did was after the undercoat on, I painted the wood in Tamiya dark sand, then colour the odd panel in deck tan and buff. once done. I then used a couple of burnt sienna(oil) washes and left it dry over night. I sprayed this with cheap hair spray. Then used the green OD to cover the area and soaked the area with water Then used and old stiff brush and rubbed the places were it would be worn the most

It was my fist attempt as well.
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Mrclark7
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:46 AM UTC
replacing the tank with re-used fire extinguishers adds to the "challenge" of the campaigning ...

/ Robin[/quote]

Robin , Maybe I should convert two of mine to that?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/11/02/fire-hazard-more-than-40-m-fire-extinguishers-may-not-work-recalled/824785001/
panzerIV
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 04:26 AM UTC
mr postman turned up today with my entry
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RobinNilsson
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 01:15 PM UTC

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replacing the tank with re-used fire extinguishers adds to the "challenge" of the campaigning ...

/ Robin



Robin , Maybe I should convert two of mine to that?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/11/02/fire-hazard-more-than-40-m-fire-extinguishers-may-not-work-recalled/824785001/[/quote]

The type I picked is the dry powder type. These are filled to a pressure level which is far beyond what my compressor will ever produce. The second thing to look for is that the "lid", or whatever it's called, is made of metal (preferably brass) and can be unscrewed.
My plan is to use them in a vertical position with the "lid" downwards. Air inlet and outlet by air hose attachments screwed into the "lid" (drilling and tapping). Water outlet through a valve in the "lid". There will probably be a large chance of water entering the air outlet but that is what oil/water traps are designed for. I prefer getting the water where I can see it than trying to get it out of a valve on the bottom side of a horizontal tank. My old tank rusted through in the weld of the wtaer outlet valve

/ Robin
petbat
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:54 PM UTC
Looking good so far Colin. A shame all that work is not on full display. Knock out marks? What knock out marks.... I get the feeling the bow plate will be closed.

"A dats" a good choice Paul. I'll be interested in watching that one come together as well.

Igor - I think you have the world's first tank with a transverse mounted engine - based on the year it would have been manufactured that is. Very interesting concept.
Igorbc
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 06:19 PM UTC
That concept was based on Jagdpanther 2 from Amusing hobby which I am working on at the moment.
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:15 AM UTC
There is way to resolve problem with engine by means of installing radial aircraft engine so it could be placed longitudinally.
Trackjam
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 07:47 AM UTC
I started to plan my build for the ADATS and decided that since every other M113 I have built has a detailed interior, so then should this one. I did some preliminary work on the hull parts provided in the conversion. They are designed for a closed hull and have some heavy reinforcing ribs on them. when removed, the parts are a bit flimsy. Thus I decided to make my own hull roof after salvaging the drivers cupola. The floor will be somewhat different so I cut the academy one out. I will make a new one with styrene and PE floor plate.

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 01:04 PM UTC
Nice start Paul. This is getting interesting fast.

I'm sure they would have found a way to fit an engine, even upside down if they had to, Igor
Shrimpman
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:58 PM UTC
Thank you for the advice, Gary. I will try to do something similar with my truck, if I am able. My start is awfuly slow, but slowly getting there. So far the model (made by PST) gives me some trouble. It seems the parts for the truck were made with a really old mould, while the gun is as crisp as any new tool. I'm struggling with the truck a bit, as the parts require a lot of work and they don't fit very well. The gun assembly goes much better though. Even instruction sheet looks like it was made by combining an old truck model with a new gun model, truck assembly being hand drawn, whereas gun assembly bits are computer generated.

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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 PM UTC
8,8 cm Flak 18 finished:





Under tow:


Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:35 PM UTC
Some pictures of my progress so far:
Test fit of the lower and upper hull

The metal barrels:

some pics of the constructing the gun :



The guns before my plastic surgery of changing the barrels:

Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:42 PM UTC
The first 2 guns are ready for fire:

RivetCounter
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 03:58 AM UTC
Hi all,

as my Hetzer G-13 for the 500- campaign is nearly done, I would like to join you with another Hetzer but this time armed with 2 cm FlaK 38.
Dragon's Hetzer is totally wrong and therefore I will use thunder's Bergehetzer as a base and only the gun and some minor details will come from dragon.

Here are my entry pictures.







petbat
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 03:22 PM UTC
Shrimpman, looks like you have a lot of work in that one. Good luck with the rest of the build.

Yes Angel, it is a sweet combo in this thread too

Martin, the barrels sure are an improvement. They will look great.

Marek, welcome aboard. I have Thunder's Late Bergehetzer special edition in the stash, so I will watch the build here with interest. Pity the Dragon kit is so bad though.
Igorbc
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:47 AM UTC
Please find attacjed photo of my project.
Gun bas been completed.
It will take some time to build carrier since Masterclub tracks are time consuming.

Igorbc
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:34 AM UTC
If I understood well there should be only one subject in campaign.
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 01:46 PM UTC

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If I understood well there should be only one subject in campaign.



Hi Igor. You can call the build done with just the gun and its base, or you can combine with a vehicle. You can do as many builds as you like, but you only get one ribbon.

I hope this explains what you mean.
Shrimpman
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Dublin, Ireland
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 05:12 PM UTC
Hi,Just wanted to post a progress photo. So far I find the build very challenging, but I enjoy it a lot. I messed up some things, butI think I am getting somewhere.

Trackjam
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 05:09 AM UTC
Finished butchering the hull and started a new hull roof. Also started cleaning up the resin turret parts.

petbat
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 08:42 AM UTC
K and Paul. Looking good guys.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 07:04 PM UTC
I will make the Mobelwagen with a what-if 30mm flak sechsling.

More to follow soon

Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 10:12 PM UTC
Slowly progress. The gunner station is ready:





And the guns are almost ready too:






There are few little gaps to fill.