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Bury My Heart at Stalingrad
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 09:45 AM UTC
First Sergeant,
The your Shturmovik looks great! Congratulations on your completion!

The first two photos don't show up in the thread, but look awesome in the Gallery!

Thank you for participating with us.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 09:53 AM UTC
Ok everyone,
I've updated the front page of this thread with names and completions. Please let me know if I've missed anyone.

September 8th is out new completion date.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 11:13 AM UTC
Greetings,
I did something wrong, let me try the photos again...


Thanks again, Gary. Great campaign.
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 11:25 AM UTC
Showing up nicely First Sergeant!

You're very welcome, it was my pleasure!

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 07:28 AM UTC
Peter, Gazza and Mark, thank you for the compliments!

First Sergeant, that‘s a wicked-looking Sturmovik - very cool.

I‘m calling my T-34 done. I have no idea why the 76mm barrel in the first and last pictures turned out so dark, because in reality it isn‘t....I must be casting shadows. Anyway:









Gaz, thanks a lot for a great campaign, and thanks to everyone who participated!

Jerry
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
Jerry,
Great job on your T-34! I really love the weathering! What did you use to give it that faded/dusty look? She's really an eye catcher.

Congratulations on completing it!

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 10:16 AM UTC
First Sergeant - Excellent work on the Sturmovik. The white finish is great.

Jerry, the T34 is splendid. Patience paid off.

I'm still chugging to the finish line. Primary build is now complete, but the etch took some time to fit....

Need to lay some paint on now. Some progress pics:


canismalus
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 07:47 PM UTC
Gaz and Peter, thanks a lot!

Peter, your Marder is coming along very nicely - I like the additional detailing and stowage. That etch does look a bit tricky.

To dust up the T-34, I was going for a multi-layered effect to increase depth. I first covered the base coat with chipping fluid and then I airbrushed on a couple shades of thinned dust-colored paint which I then mostly removed with a brush moistened with water - a type of dust wash.

Then I used oils, first dark brown for a pin wash, then three dusty shades (including light grey for an urban environment) to build up the effect, especially in nooks and crannies, and then another dark brown shade mixed with dark earth-colored pigment for a bit of a mud effect on the running gear and lower hull (not to mention a greasy black for the diesel exhaust stains).

Finally, I dusted on some pigments (a blend of light earth, dust and light grey tones, plus black for the exhaust), fixed them with thinner and after it dried, I removed some with a sponge, mainly on vertical surfaces.

Good luck to all still rushing towards the finish line!

Jerry
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 10:13 PM UTC
Peter,
That looks great so far. Do you need another week?

Jerry,
Thank you for the detailed explanation! I'm going to have to give that a go.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, September 06, 2019 - 09:18 PM UTC

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Peter,
That looks great so far. Do you need another week?

Jerry,
Thank you for the detailed explanation! I'm going to have to give that a go.

Gaz



...maybe.... well that would be good actually Gaz.
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Posted: Friday, September 06, 2019 - 11:06 PM UTC

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Peter,
That looks great so far. Do you need another week?

Jerry,
Thank you for the detailed explanation! I'm going to have to give that a go.

Gaz



...maybe.... well that would be good actually Gaz.



OK... Our new date will be 14 September.
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 - 09:06 AM UTC
Cheers Gaz

And apologies to those waiting for the ribbon.....
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 - 12:58 PM UTC

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Cheers Gaz



Anything for you, buddy!
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 - 04:29 PM UTC
Just to show I'm not meandering... or malingering. Base coats down, a little weathering and decals on. The kit comes with insignia for the 16th Motorised Infantry Div which were at Stalingrad, but the photos I have do not show these applied to the vehicles ( what you can see as much of them ended up under snow after being knocked out/captured ...)





Vehicle colour is lighter in the pics than it really is...
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 - 07:59 PM UTC
That looks great, Peter!
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 - 08:41 PM UTC

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Peter, your Marder is coming along very nicely - I like the additional detailing and stowage. That etch does look a bit tricky.



Sorry Jerry, missed your reply earlier.

Yes the etch was tricky. The mesh is all separate to the frame, there are small angle parts and bolt heads to add. If I was doing a later version I could have just replaced it with plastic card armour as the mesh was replaced later...
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 09:03 AM UTC
OK folks...

11 hours left!

I'm gonna award those who have completed because in 11 hours I'll be busy.

Congratulations to all who completed their builds!

Happy modelling!
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 12:44 PM UTC
a Tad Tardy, but pics in the gallery. Not quite finished, stowage etc to go and will finish the weathering on the tracks when I add to a base.

Added a 'wood' floor from plastic strip. The kit comes with no floor, just open torsion bars and little else. Based on pics, there must be something for crew members to stand on - or they were very tall soldiers that crewed these.

Thanks for Hosting the Campaign Gaz, and your patience with me.




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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 01:19 PM UTC
Good work on the Marder, Peter

I need to build some more early war stuff; the earliest piece I've built lately was from Stalingrad and before that a Marder III from the MTO.

The PE frame on the back would test my patience, though.

Thanks for the campaign, Gaz, and to all who participated. There have been several strong finishers.
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 01:21 PM UTC
Stellar job, Peter! Congratulations!

Weird that it has no floor. I hope my Tamiya one has a floor.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 01:21 PM UTC
Peter,

Very nice work, not over done with the weathering.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 01:30 PM UTC
Ok, Everybody!
Let's call this a wrap!

I'd like to thank everyone for their participation, companionship, and motivation.

All of the awards have been placed. If I've missed anyone, or neglected anything, please let me know.

We had some great looking successes.

Happy modelling,

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:25 PM UTC
Thanks Guys. Would have been finished earlier, and completed, if not for the wife's accident. She's getting better and can drive herself, so a little more time to finish this properly in coming weeks.

canismalus
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 08:35 PM UTC
Peter, magnificent work. And again, that‘s a very clean installation of that difficult PE!

Thanks a lot for the campaign and the ribbon, Gaz, and thanks to all who participated.

Jerry
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC
One more thing, Gaz, didn‘t you say something a while ago about an upcoming Tank Hunters campaign? I have a SU-100 waiting in the stash.......