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Launchers Campaign
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:57 PM UTC
More progress my Tamiya Sd.Kfz. 251 Stuka zu Fuss. A very nice kit that fits together perfectly.

I am experimenting on a tarp to cover the interior. It will be a different look to the other 251s I have build.

More to follow soon.

Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC
A bit more.

Cheers Rob.

Dragon164
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
Yes Mark, I have been bending them.

Cheers Rob.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC
Coming along nicely guys.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:16 PM UTC
Looking good, Rob!

When I built my UE I went over the tracks around the drive and idler with a file after they were assembled in order to level them out a bit. Since the shortest track length is two links, they tended to come out very uneven without some intervention.

Dragon164
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 05:39 PM UTC
Looks good Gary!

I finally got the other side tracks done. And a start on the launchers.

Cheers Rob.

GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:23 PM UTC
Oh, man. spending a lot of time on the AFV Club SdKfz 251 Ausf.D just trying to get pegs into their holes. The parts seem to fit nicely once that is done but I'm only on Step 2.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 09:19 PM UTC
Plastic has been cut on my Stuka zu fuss. Really beautiful tamiya kit with excellent fit.

More to follow soon



ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 06:41 PM UTC
Thanks Mike!

I have to admit my vehicle won't look like the vehicle on the monument today...

The municipality of Kula ordered a restoration few years ago and it seems that accuracy was the least concern of the "restorer", who replaced the ZiS-151 wheels with ZiL-157 wheels (basically exchanging the 10 8,25x20 wheels for 6 12x18 wheels).

What stands up there on the monument today looks more like a ZiL-157 truck (with ZiS-151 radiator cover), than the original ZiS-151.

Sad but true- it seems that accuracy matters only for us-the modelling freaks...


V2Phantom
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 01:47 AM UTC
Hi Angel
This is an excellent looking build! I like the way you modeled the vehicle as it looks on the monument. That is a nice and different idea!
Have fun modeling
Mike
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:07 AM UTC
Thanks Kalin!
And thanks, Peter!

I model the launcher from the monument in the city of Kula,Bulgaria.
Thus there will be no sooth from firing, only light weathering.

To be honest-I can't do heavy weathering.
I'm too lazy for that

petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 07:41 AM UTC
Very Nice Angel. Another great addition to the collection.

Parade clean Kalin. The burns have been painted over again
k_mero4
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 05:46 AM UTC
Congratulations.
I'd like to see him burned after the shooting.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 12:11 AM UTC
My build for this campaign- HobbyBoss BM-13N -spent the last almost 6 months in the role of a shelf queen

Yet this casting is over now and here it is-painted and awaiting weathering:




petbat
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 09:42 AM UTC
Look like Archer's FE decals Mark. They are great.

Looking good Shell.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:33 PM UTC
Nice progress, Shell. Are those kit decals or AM?

brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 05:58 PM UTC
Progress on the Stuka Zu Fuss:







I have to say that this Zvezda kit is not as user-friendly as the other kits I've built. The old Tamiya is what it is, and is obviously a quick and easy go of it. I liked some aspects of AFV's kits engineering but on the whole found Dragon's to be less fussy with fewer over-engineered bits that broke easy. I'd definitely go Dragon-AFV-Tamiya-Zvezda in order of preference on future purchases.

It is now Spring Break, and I don't have to deal with any but my own two children for nine days. I have two teenage girls, so my wife gets the burden of providing entertainment as I'm a man and don't know anything about women. Even though I managed to marry one and produce at least two others so far, but whatever. Upside is: bench time!
petbat
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:44 AM UTC
Fantastic Bill. Lovely little kit with all the extra work really making it a standout. Thanks for joining in.

Jerry, nice little extra details there too.
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 01:35 AM UTC
Wow! Great work, Bill!

d6mst0
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:48 PM UTC
William,

Very nice work, the paint work looks great and the decals look painted on.

Mark
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:15 PM UTC
That looks fantastic, William. You really did wonders with that thing!

panzerman1
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 08:34 PM UTC
This is my final reveal on the BM-8-24 build. I had a wonderful time participating in the campaign.

I added the tank tools to the model. Not much, just a shovel, pry bar, and a jack.

I also applied a road dust filter to the suspension and underside.

I had to do a complete restoration of the model due to it being dropped on the way to a model club meeting. Nearly everything broke off. Curse words flew!!!!

Even Ivan Spankanov, the driver, fell off his seat. Thankfully, getting the top hull apart wasn't a problem.

Luckily, after a few hours of work, everything went back together. Pfew!!!!
Good luck everyone finishing your projects.
Bill
panzerman1
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 08:12 PM UTC
Hey guys, sorry for the long absence from the build thread.

Thanks goes out to Peter and Jerry for commenting so nicely on my build.

Mark, the rocket armed Hotchkiss tank turned out great. I like the German markings.
Jerry, your Uragan build is very impressive. Lots of detail in that kit.

Good luck to everyone on their respective builds. Loads of inspiration in this forum. Bill
canismalus
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 11:15 PM UTC
Martin, great job on your BM-30 - that would be the case even for 1/35, but you pulled it off for 1/72 - nice.

William, awesome BM-8-24, its not easy to get those launching rails lined up and looking good. Im looking forward to seeing it finished.

Mark, your H39 looks excellent - love the camo.

Well, Ive managed to get my BM-27 Uragan built up to the point where I can paint it, then Ill finish the cab and attach it, as well as the section behind the cab containing the radiators, the wheels, etc. I added small sections of Evergreen rods cut and joined together at at 45-degree angle to the various instrument panels and electronics assemblies in the cab - these are supposed to be the various connectors for the wiring in the cab, which is pretty noticable in these vehicles.











Have fun, everybody!

Jerry
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 08:27 PM UTC
You have done a top job on that Mark. Very nice. Glad to see the end of it I guess.

Bill, just gets better each time. You guys have done great work.