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The Workhorses Campaign
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 04:11 AM UTC

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Mark,

Your Panzer IV is looking awesome. Very clean build and the paint work is spot on. Another fine build.

Mark



Thanks Mark. Should have it finished tonight.
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 01:02 AM UTC
Mark,

Your Panzer IV is looking awesome. Very clean build and the paint work is spot on. Another fine build.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:43 AM UTC
Mark, Agree completely about the metal tracks

The upper hull is now attached.




With the turret installed






d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 11:52 PM UTC
Matthew,

Nice updates to the turret. It is amazing how many spares you can get from a Dragon kit.

Mark,

Gotta love the looks of metal tracks. They sure beat the looks of rubber band tracks.

Mark
d111298pw
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:58 PM UTC
The Friulmodel tracks are primed, painted, and installed.



Northern_Lad
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:29 AM UTC
Hello,

Progress on the Italeri panzer iv f2 I decided not to scrape away the extra plastic on the rear of the turret, but add miliput to make the armour plate flush.



I swapped the vision ports and turret hatches for spares from a Dragon kit And the ports on the front of the turret are resin castings based on a Dragon kit part. I had to, as the Italeri kit only comes with one and the f2 had two of them.





I may replace the turret lifting hooks, again, with Dragon spares. Amazing how many extras you get in a Dragon kit....

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 02:56 AM UTC
I've assembled the left track. All Panzer IV's, A through J, had 99 links per side. So, I assembled 99 links.

This is the result when test fitting 99 links.




Just a little short I'm guessing that the lower hull dimensions aren't correct. So, I added four additional links, 103 total. This is the result




This now looks correct. Just a bit of sag between the return rollers. Next, need to do the right side. Then prime and paint.
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 03:55 PM UTC
Really impressed with the work going on here! Makes me want to actually build something for this campaign myself (instead of just starting it)...

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 02:16 PM UTC
Excellent looking stuff so far guys. I hope I can live up to them. My first campaign contribution is going to be Tasca/Asuka's Sherman Jumbo done as Cobra King with Archer decals and casting symbols and Modelkasten duckbill tracks (I'm a glutton for punishment).





Going to use Legend's stowage set and Archer's air recognition panels, also.

I apologize in advance for the potato quality photos.
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 08:04 AM UTC
Great work guys.

Matt the 4 is looking a treat.

Conrad, excellent result on the T34. Love it.

The 2 finished T34's here are what modelling, and joining Group Builds is all about. Have fun, and build and paint the way you want it, not what others believe they should be. Each has a different view, but both are fantastic builds and ones anyone would be proud to have pulled off. Congrats guys.
Conrad86
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 03:13 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind comments guys, much appreciated!

Those zimm decals look great painted Mark, not tried them before, been meaning to give them a go.
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 06:48 AM UTC
Hello!

Im joining with the Italeri panzer iv. Ill do it as the F2 variant. Here is my start up photo and and photos of the AM bits and pieces Ill use to spruce it up.







So now time to start scraping away the weird extra armour Italeri added to the rear of the turret!

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 03:24 AM UTC
Conrad, your T34 is a masterpiece. Beautiful work.

I finally got a little time to continue on my build. All the major sub-assemblies are now complete.

Lower Hull - Drive sprockets are not attached yet. Just dry fitted until I have the tracks completed. Has the wrong exhaust system for a Sep '44 build, but didn't have another option available to me.





Upper Hull - All the tools and equipment is now attached.





Turret





Next task is putting these together. 99 links per side, as on the real tank.

Chaman911
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 01:02 PM UTC
I think that T-34 is great. A lot of modeling techniques demonstrated there. Cheers
Conrad86
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 12:13 AM UTC
Thanks Mark, kind words. My t-34 is definitely one that's seen better days!
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:27 AM UTC
Conrad,

Nice finish with your T-34. I wouldn't say the weathering was over done. A lot of those T-34s were repaired many times over and used again. With all of the rain and miles traveled I sure many were in the same condition.

Again nice work and nice looking T-34.

Mark
Igorbc
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 04:52 AM UTC
I am in with this.
Conrad86
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 03:37 AM UTC
Calling this done for the time being, may add the figures later, and will post photos if I do.

The weathering is a bit overcooked I realise, but I wanted to do this one in an almost cartoonish style, it's a lot of fun that way.

Decent model, if I were to build it again I would add PE screens though, otherwise pretty good for only 16 + the Miniart tracks.







Soojet
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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 03:26 AM UTC
My Panzer IV Asuf. D is all put together now. This Dragon/Platz kit was super easy to put together, it is more like a Tamiya kit than anything made by Dragon. There will be a very small amount of putty used as well, the fit is superb. I recommend this kit if you want an quick and easy build with some great detail.



d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 06:19 AM UTC
Rory,

Very nice finish on the your T-34. I agree with your thoughts on weathering for those tanks. I was just wondering what a T-34 would look like after being put back into service after it was knocked out in battle. I read that many T-34s were repaired 4-5 times and sent back into battle. I was reading were one T-34 was knocked out and repaired 4 times during the battle of Kursk.

Did they look like they came out of the factory or did they just patched the shell hole, repaired the inside and spayed on some paint? They couldn't have time to straighten fenders and such.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 04:34 AM UTC
Hello, Rory!
Very good work with T-34. I like. There is finesse in the weathering of the model. I sometimes get involved.
Congratulations.
McRunty
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:55 AM UTC

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Nice one Rory.... not monotone but not hidden under a ton of slop. Looks like it just rolled out of the plant onto the front line, which actually happened in Stalingrad I have been told!



Thank you!

I am trying to tone down my weathering in regards to chipping and wear in general. Looking at photos of the real vehicles in action I seldom see the level of chipping that we see on model kits.

Also I figure a wartime T34 had such a short shelf life it wouldn't have had time to get major wear and tear on it.
petbat
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 08:20 PM UTC
Nice one Rory.... not monotone but not hidden under a ton of slop. Looks like it just rolled out of the plant onto the front line, which actually happened in Stalingrad I have been told!
McRunty
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 01:02 PM UTC
Calling this one done. Went with a look of a fairly newish vehicle so its dirtyish but doesn't have chipping etc.

Was pretty happy with this kit overall.



Conrad86
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 05:46 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys, I'm planning to tie the decals in by chipping over them and streaking some grime and rust across them, should work ok.