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Launchers Campaign
canismalus
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 08:35 PM UTC
Peter - thanks a lot! Sorry that you ran into delays with your Nebelwerfer - I have both Lion Roar kits (the 150mm and the 210mm) in the stash and calling them fiddly doesn’t describe them by half, like you said. From the looks of it, though, the high level of detail will make it all worthwhile in the end...what did the famous man say about hope dying last?

Shell - Very cool Stuka zu Fuss!

Angel - Excellent job on the Katyusha!

Rob - What a bummer, too bad.

Gary - Sorry to hear it...I‘ve heard/read that the AFV Club Sd. Kfz. 251s are tricky builds in places but that they‘re also the best 251s out there. I hope you can finish all of them at some point.

Jerry
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 07:42 PM UTC
I also underestimated the fiddlyness of AFV Club's SdKfz 251. This not only threw me for a loop for this campaign but two others which are based on this kit.
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 06:23 PM UTC
Ouch..... I feel for you Rob
Dragon164
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 06:08 PM UTC
Well...

My first attempt at the hairspray technique wasn't so smooth I must have put it on too thick in places because after sitting awhile a bunch more paint flaked off I have touched it up but did not finish it in time.

Cheers Rob.


petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM UTC

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I actually started this campaign with Esci's old Nebelwerfer, which was also fiddly -- and just plain horrible.



I tried to build one of those eons ago. I found the italeri one was better. I'll finish the Lion Roar one, it is still on the bench..
brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:16 AM UTC

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Looks great Shell. Nice variation in the colours of the crates to the vehicle.

Angel, very sweet. Top job my friend.

Well, my Nebelwerfer is stalled. I badly misjudged how long it would take to build. The Lion Roar kit is very fiddly and I have had a lot of frustrations with the brass components.



The crates were easy/cheated on. I painted a base of dark gray, went over that with Tamiya Deck Tan, made random pencil marks to simulate grain, and went over everything with black Tamiya Panel Line wash.

I actually started this campaign with Esci's old Nebelwerfer, which was also fiddly -- and just plain horrible.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 09:35 AM UTC
Zon and Jerry, all coming together nicely now guys. You too Lapman.

Looks great Shell. Nice variation in the colours of the crates to the vehicle.

Angel, very sweet. Top job my friend.

Well, my Nebelwerfer is stalled. I badly misjudged how long it would take to build. The Lion Roar kit is very fiddly and I have had a lot of frustrations with the brass components. I am about half way adding all the bolts to the tubes - again. Like a dummy, I added them before trying to slide the tubes in place and of course they won't allow that. You have to slide the tubes in. Add the rivets after, then once all are added, glue the tube in the frame. You have to leave them loose so you can rotate the tube to access the row of holes that face the centre of the completed unit or the other tubes get in the way.

I will need to leave the top two tubes off so I can paint the centres of the first four tubes and will have to paint the top two loose so I can rotate them to paint. Hopefully turning them will not remove paint.

Anyway, not going to meet the deadline here now.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 09:56 PM UTC
Thanks Jerry!

Let me add my participant to the group of finished Campaign entries:




Good luck to those, who are close to crossing the finish line,

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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 02:44 PM UTC
Looks good!


brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 02:31 PM UTC
Okay, I'm calling this one done. I have to say I was not having as good a time on Zvezda's version of a 251 as I did on either Dragon's or AFV's (Tamiya is Tamiya), and the indy links were a PITA. I have another Zvezda Ausf B in the stash but I will likely build all my other 251's before I touch that one.







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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 01:03 PM UTC
Looks like that thing can dish out some hurt!


canismalus
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 08:43 AM UTC
Hey everybody,

Despite my good intentions to check in more often, the fact that I‘m in four other campaigns (and, as always, work) put paid to that....anyway, a bit of catch-up is in order before I post all my pics.

Shell, Zon, Angel, Lap Man and Rob - those are great looking builds - looking forward to the final stages!

Jesper - I love your Stuka zu Fuss with the disc camo - the tarp and the mud bring it all together.

William - Your BM-8-24 turned out great, good job!

Well, here are the progress and completion pics for my Soviet BM-27 Uragan as it would have appeared in the Afghanistan war in the 1980s - that gave me an excuse to dust ‘er up. This is the first truck (as opposed to a tank/SPG, etc.) that I‘ve completed since taking up the hobby again a number of years ago, and it was a fair bit more work.



























Good luck reaching the finish line to those who aren‘t there yet!

Jerry
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 09:45 PM UTC
I'm waiting for the oil paint weathering on my BM-13N to dry enough so I can add some filters and rust.
Should be able to catch tomorrow's deadline!

brekinapez
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 08:24 PM UTC
Almost there. Going to paint on the Balkenkreuz (decals were misbehaving), do some touch-ups, and attach the last little bits and she'll be done:

zontar
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 07:45 PM UTC
Aloha All,

Nice work Jesper, Rob, Shell and Lapman!

Some progress on mine, but I will not make the deadline as I go out of town tomorrow for a week and a half. Any chance for an extension?

Got the main color on, and did some hairspray chipping. Still undecided if I want to do a three color, or leave it in the yellow.









Happy Modeling,
Zon
eMan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 05:00 PM UTC
More update pics.




Dragon164
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 03:45 PM UTC
And some paint!

Cheers Rob.



eMan
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 12:48 PM UTC
Type 89 progress update, all interior finished.

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SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 07:28 PM UTC
Done with the Stuka Zu Fuss.

Not entirely satisfied with how the tarp came out in the end. It is difficult to blend colors properly because the fabric soaks up the paint quickly. Next time I will probably give it an extra coat of PVA glue. Something learned.

Looking forward to follow everybody elses builds.







GulfWarrior
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 01:09 AM UTC
That's an awesome kit! I did that one a few years ago when it first came out!

eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 06:53 PM UTC
Just started to build my entry, Trumpeter 1/35 Type 89 Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher.


SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
Looks cool with the tarp, Mark. Mine looks a bit different and yours is probably better.

Here is the status of my build. Almost done. Just the rockets and boxes to finish and add. Quite satisfied so far.

More to follow soon.





brekinapez
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 02:08 PM UTC
I haven't gotten quite as far with Zvezda's Ausf B version:



The two center racks were short-shot and missing the part that actually grips the edge of the sidewalls, so I'll have to fudge them out of card stock.

Definitely not a Tamiya kit; lots of clean-up, slight mismatching of molds creating steps, and mild warpage making assembly a bit more tedious than necessary. But, if you want an Ausf B...
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:52 PM UTC
Jesper,
you are right about it being a very different look. I scratched a tarp for a Sdkfz I did awhile ago:

I didn't have any reference photos so had no idea what it's supposed to look like, but I think it's fairly convincing.