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The Workhorses Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:04 AM UTC

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Under the rules for this contest is states no what-ifs. Can I make sure this means no German captured schemes before I commit to building one. I have a world of tanks sherman that comes with zero decals in reality.



I think under the rules it needs to be in the service of a country it was meant for. Captured vehicles aren't really "workhorses" of the country that captured them.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:40 AM UTC
Michael, Totally cool with that answer. I will grab a T34 or Panzer IV for this campaign.
panzerman1
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC
We are down to the crunch time for the campaign. The deadline is looming near. Good luck everyone with their projects.

Ongoing Builds:
Randall N. -Good start on your T-34. I like the added details.
Tom M. -Good choice for a kit. I like those Tamiya 1/48th kits.
Matthew H. -Another stellar build shaping up. The details "Pop".
Chuck W. -Making good progress on your Pz. IV F2.
Darius -I like the 3 tone camouflage on your Pz. IV.
Lap M. -Good luck getting her done by the deadline.
Shell B. -Your Hummel is progressing nicely.
Completed:
Tom M. -Great finish to your T-34/76. Love the lil red star on the reciprocator's armor jacket.

Tick tock, we are all on the countdown clock. Good luck everyone.
Happy modeling. Bill
panzerman1
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:39 AM UTC
FINAL REVEAL: Italeri Panzer IV (F1, F2, & G). 1/35th scale. I made the F1 version.

I had to replace the kit's tracks due to breakage. A friend (Sivert) gave me some replacements. Thanks Buddy!

I am really pleased with how the MiniArt figures turned out. I added a few items around the turret for a more realistic appearance.

As per reference photos, I added some T-34 tracks to the glacis as extra armor protection.

The stowage rack on the engine deck was made out of styrene strip. The stowage items I got from the spares box. The tow cable is a resin and braided wire item.

I'm happy with the overall weathering. Several light filter washes of brown sand and earth unified the whole paint scheme.

Thank you to Armorama and the administrator for hosting this fun campaign. I had a wonderful time participating, and following everyone's builds. See you all on the next one! Bill
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:46 AM UTC
@ Panzerman; awesome F1! Those figures look ace and the extra stowage make it. Great job!

I spent a happy evening modelling last night. I added an extra track link to both sides of the panzer iv ausf d. Amazing how much track sag you get from adding just one link. I tinkered with a few other bits and bobs too; added the aerial, adjusted the headlights, etc.

I also spent a happy 40 minutes trimming, scraping and sanding the incorrect Tamiya drive sprockets for the Ausf D to make them the right width for the 36 cm (38 cm?) track. All a bit pointless really as the proverbial horse has already bolted the barn door… Anyway, when I get the next Tamiya D I’ll be all set.

Here are a couple of pics.





I might get primer on this one by the campaign close, but will definitely, really, surely, definitely finish the Italeri panzer iv ausf F2, for sure… I think… Possibly…

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:58 AM UTC
Panzerman1,

Amazing work. Really liking the detail you added and the color tones on the figures really make them pop. Nice finish.

Mark
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 11:34 AM UTC
Really great work everyone! Only about a week and a half left, so crack on!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:04 PM UTC
theres still plenty of time left

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Really great work everyone! Only about a week and a half left, so crack on!

Michael

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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:43 PM UTC
Well done, Panzerman. I think this turned out better than what you might have thought. Well, you sure made the Italeri company proud with this one. Thanks for posting.

Cheers!

chuckw
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 07:38 AM UTC
Well, I'm on the home stretch here with this Panzer IV F2. Coming along nicely, despite a few bumps along the way.






Cheers everyone! Hope everyone can finish up this campaign in time.

chuck
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 08:29 AM UTC
Chuck,

Very nice looking Panzer IV, a lot of detail. Yours is the first one I seen with the lid to the storage bin opened. Now I know what color the inside is supposed to look like.

Again... Sweet looking Panzer.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:20 AM UTC
Almost there… Nice to see your panzer iv F2 with colour, Chuck.

My F2 also has colour and decals. I used the Echelon decal set. the tank is the 1st gun tank of 2nd platoon of the 1st panzer regiment of Grossdeutschland division.

Here are some pics…





Still need to work on the wooden tool handles, perhaps a little chipping, and dump a load of pigments on it.

Almost there… I think we can get across the finish line!

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 03:17 PM UTC
Chuck, love the F2. I like the open bin too. Load the inside with a case of Russian vodka.
Matthew, that a cool paint scheme and markings.

Good luck everyone on finishing.
Bill
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
Thanks for your kind comments Matthew and Bill. Hope to have the tools painted shortly and add a flat coat then some light pigments. Matthew, love the decal choice..yours looks like it came from a period photo album.

Cheers!

chuck
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 02:08 AM UTC
Very nice IVs Matthew and Chuck, you can definitely wrap those up by the deadline!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 05:18 AM UTC
William, Matthew and Chuck, Remarkable. They look like real. Impressive work, boys!
Congratulations.
Kaktusas
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 07:01 PM UTC
Nice work Matthew and Chuck!
Chipping like crazy to get mine in time
Mrclark7
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 06:24 PM UTC
Matthew love the color choice on the panzer.

i think I am going to have to bow out of this campaign. I have to many loose end on other things to finish before this finishes.
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 03:31 PM UTC
The OT-34 1943 is done!

Ok, she's a bit plain with a very basic paint job, but I'm happy with the old gal. This is the first model I've put paint on since 2003. I decided to go with the Ammo series after seeing a few models painted with this paint.

All the fancy paint will have to wait another day.



Lots of nice models in this campaign, well done everyone.
Kaktusas
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 06:58 PM UTC
Got my tracks on before work today. Still got to blend everything together, and add some more oil on it. I expect it to be finished today. Oil will be still fresh in the pictures, literally
hetzer44
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:53 PM UTC
Well done. Not to worry about looking plain. Nice construction and certainly a great choice in subject.
Hope you get to do another campaign.

Cheers!

chuckw
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 01:26 AM UTC
Russian tanks just rolled out and got to work, so don't worry about it looking a bit plain vanilla, I'm guessing an awful lot of them looked just like that. Nice work!

Last couple of days everyone. Tomorrow night, the party's over. Get those babies into high gear!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 04:16 AM UTC
Update progress, panzer IV F2 almost done.





hetzer44
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 05:17 AM UTC
Thanks Mark. Well, I used a red primer color, though I suppose some factories may have painted them like the tank exterior.

Cheers!

chuck
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 05:46 AM UTC
Can I get a 48 hour extension? Have been out of town on business so no chance for modelling this week