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Anti-AircraftCampaign
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 02:38 PM UTC
Tom, nice detail work on the Skink. That turret looks amazing.

Zon, an oldie but a goodie - nice choice. A little work like knock out pins to contend with, but it still makes up to a respectable kit even after all the decades since it was first released.

Iain, That gun shield looks like a lot of work. Hope it stay together for you, I have never had much luck with Supergluing joins.

Martin, what can I say. Great build. Nicely weathered; it looks really well used. A fine addition to your collection.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 02:33 PM UTC

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I would like to know if someone can give me a guidelines how to post photo in Kit maker gallery since I have no clue how to do it.



Hi Igor. This thread is a little dated in the graphics, but pretty much explains how to do this:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=160011&page=1
Petro
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:25 PM UTC

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I would like to know if someone can give me a guidelines how to post photo in Kit maker gallery since I have no clue how to do it.


Are you asking about linking to a photo in your gallery?
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 02:59 AM UTC
Martin,
Great work! Congrats on a nice looking model. You don't see too many AA T-34's around, at least on this side of the ocean.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 07:41 PM UTC
I would like to know if someone can give me a guidelines how to post photo in Kit maker gallery since I have no clue how to do it.
Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 06:53 PM UTC

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nice work Martin, the T34 does look different with that turret

lots of hard work going in to upgrade the sherman Tom. it'll be good to see it finished



Thank You
Do we gonna have second leg of this campaign? I have few more kits to build with AA guns and rockets.
deerstalker36
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 - 01:51 PM UTC
nice work Martin, the T34 does look different with that turret

lots of hard work going in to upgrade the sherman Tom. it'll be good to see it finished
Martinvidas
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 06:30 AM UTC
Good evening
I call this one finished. I liked the final look of the T-34:







Thank You for the great campaign. I really enjoyed to be part of this one.
See You in the next one
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 01:18 PM UTC
That's coming along really well Tom. I'm glad to finally see one in the wild
d6mst0
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 11:07 AM UTC
Tom,

Nice prep work and added hardware. I am sure the paint work will be impressive.

Mark
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: June 20, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC
I promised a hull update on my Skink!

It didn't take long to remember why I went off the old Dragon M4A1 kits - the fit of hull parts is awful. I spent ages getting the basic "box" built to my satisfaction, and in retrospect I wish I'd used a Tasca/Asuka kit instead. Still, when life gives you lemons...

First up was adding the well-known GSC "Canadian" notch at the rear:


Then came adding all the missing bolts around the suspension - remember the old DML kit was based on the ancient Italeri kit!


Fiddling with sand shields was next - I used some old Tasca ones, but it took a lot of trial & error. I have some DS tracks so it shouldn't be a problem to feed them up and under once everything is assembled. The turret came up a treat with a shot of primer too - the casting marks look like they've always been there. I filled all the tool mounting holes, as the Canadians put things in different places. And somewhere along the line I misplaced the sprue with the hull hatches, so had to perform surgery on old MP Authen-I-Kit hatches instead.




The rest was just a case of adding details from the spares box - Tasca, Tamiya, Academy, and even some 3D-printed items.




All in all I'm pleased with the result. Now I need to finish the bogies and it's off to paint we go!
zontar
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:57 AM UTC
Aloha All,

I started this a couple weeks ago, but just realized I never posted to this thread.

Tamiya's 1/35th scale German 8ton Semi Track w/ 20mm Flakvierling Sd.kfz 7/1







A lot of ejector pin holes to fill...


Happy Modelling,
-Zon

Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 10:22 AM UTC
Mobelwagen is underway, and I tough I would have a go at Eduards, photo etch gun shield.

Origianally was going to solder it, but even playing around with temperatures, sanding the edges to bare brass and using external flux, I could not get the solder to wet properly. The awkward shape and the fact it's all butt joins with very thin sheet didn't help matters, so in the end I just applied liberal amounts of superglue.

Will decide later if I actually use the part or stick with the kit part.



Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:01 PM UTC
This is my small update - some dark wash.





I'll wait to this one to dry, before next one.
barkingdigger
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 05:52 PM UTC
Some great builds here, so I better pull my finger out and post some updates! My Skink turret went together well, and I added details to round it out. The antenna bases are Tasca leftovers for a British no.19 set (seeing as Canada was part of the Empire...), the spare tracks are Tamiya, and the rest is Evergreen or wire. Only one Skink ever went overseas for trials, and I read somewhere that it was changed out from CDP tracks to standard Sherman tracks to match the rest of the unit it was joining, so I went for T54E1 track. (CDP track exists in 1:35, but I don't have any...) On the back of the turret I added the "D in octagon" foundry symbol and a number from Archer transfers.






I've arm-wrestled the old Dragon hull together, but it will wait for its own update post...
deerstalker36
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM UTC
Nice work Andras, is that 1/72?
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:26 AM UTC
Interesting Kit Andras. Nicely done too.

Iain, good choice. Nothing like Tamiya build-ability. I was thinking the same kit, but I'm running short of time. I have other GB's to finish first and will be away next month.... I may need to get a real quick build in.

So I'll do a 'virtual build' next to yours
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 01:29 PM UTC
Here is my entry for this campaign



Also have some Eduard photo etch details that will be added.
spongya
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:24 PM UTC
I built W Model's Pantsir for the campaign

Here are some photos:






TacFireGuru
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:11 PM UTC
Initial camo on. Turret is hard edged with Dark Yellow, Schokolade Braun, and Olivgrun. Body is Dark Yellow and Olivgrun but soft edged. Some clean up and weathering will be needed to tone it down and blend.



Mike
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:28 PM UTC
Kalin, that would be one long combo to put on a dio. I agree it is a nice match though.
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC

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Well done, Batze!
I only miss the monster tractor towing it through the sands of Sahara




Monster Tractor!?!?
Here's a DB10 Sd.Kfz.8 (gepanzerte) from Luftwaffe. Big beast, but produced in a small series (20 pieces).
I think it was a good solution for the time it appears.





Kalin



My thoughts exactly!
Even if not in Sahara...
k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 11:47 PM UTC

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Well done, Batze!
I only miss the monster tractor towing it through the sands of Sahara




Monster Tractor!?!?
Here's a DB10 Sd.Kfz.8 (gepanzerte) from Luftwaffe. Big beast, but produced in a small series (20 pieces).
I think it was a good solution for the time it appears.





Kalin
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 03:15 AM UTC
I started to spray the camo the other day. Oy! First off, wrong color! Second, the camo lines had "ghost" lines from my air brush - secondary light line beside the main line.

Took apart the AB and had a good ole time cleaning a couple spots that, I believe, will have solved that problem. I was a little . I Repainted the base color and now awaiting some bench time.

Kalin, that Flak 41 is sweet. I love the BIG guns like that. Well done Sir!

Mike
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 01:48 AM UTC
Really nice Martin. Lots of nice detail that the weathering will bring out