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petbat
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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 02:19 PM UTC

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Oh, sorry. Didn't catch that exchange - I'll find something else to enter then. I think I have a Korean K9 Thunder hidden away somewhere that fits the bill



Then you must have also missed my later post where I put my foot in it ... see bottom of page 8.... which is the prompt for my little joke above.
Hangelafette
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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 11:31 AM UTC
I calling the 10.5cm Kanone 18 complete. I would eventually to build a diorama around it so I will hold off on any additional weathering until then.







Cheers,
Nate
kunjuro
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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 11:17 AM UTC

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Hi folks! I'd like to join in with this model of Tamiya's Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar. 15cm gun counts for this campaign right? Hehe.



You are a real trouble maker aren't you Nigel!!

or if you are not pulling our leg....

Richard to Bob previously:

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Welcome Bob!

I'm going to say yes to the 2S3; but no to the Brumbar. I look at the Brumbar as more of an assault platform, a direct fire weapon.




Fool me once...…



Oh, sorry. Didn't catch that exchange - I'll find something else to enter then. I think I have a Korean K9 Thunder hidden away somewhere that fits the bill
petbat
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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 08:57 AM UTC
Maybe we need to have a dedicated SdKfz 166 Build …….. I have an mid and late I could build.
petbat
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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 08:55 AM UTC

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Hi folks! I'd like to join in with this model of Tamiya's Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar. 15cm gun counts for this campaign right? Hehe.



You are a real trouble maker aren't you Nigel!!

or if you are not pulling our leg....

Richard to Bob previously:

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Welcome Bob!

I'm going to say yes to the 2S3; but no to the Brumbar. I look at the Brumbar as more of an assault platform, a direct fire weapon.




Fool me once...…
Petro
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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 05:26 AM UTC

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Excellent Marc, certainly not screwing it up at all.


Thank you sir.
I'm trying all sorts of new techniques on this kit and i am quite pleased with the results.
kunjuro
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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 02:48 AM UTC
Hi folks! I'd like to join in with this model of Tamiya's Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar. 15cm gun counts for this campaign right? Hehe.

petbat
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 08:33 AM UTC
Excellent Marc, certainly not screwing it up at all.
Geoboffin
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 05:13 AM UTC
Signing up with a duplicate of Illini’s Tamiya Hummel plus barrel.

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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 01:43 PM UTC
Looking good, everyone! I'm still trying to get some hobby time in while working from home.

Stay safe out there!



Petro
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 12:25 PM UTC
Excellent finish Thomas.
Update time. Been a little slow on working on this beast. Trying like hell not to screw it up. Satin varnish applied.

Added some dirt to the running gear, but still need to dust up.

Chips and scratches are not my strong suit. Just noticed tow cables floating.

Need to paint tail light

Vallejo rusty washes on the exhaust. Tamiya black paint mixed very weak with soap and water for exhaust stains.

Working on a commander, but since i am customizing him, he might not make an appearance.
With the next update , i hope to be complete.
Black_sheep
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - 07:13 AM UTC

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Absolutely outstanding Thomas.



Thank you Steven - curious how your ISU will turn out
Black_sheep
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - 07:12 AM UTC

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Absolutely sensational Thomas. A true work of art.

If I could say a couple of small things? The trench of gouged soil at the rear is much deeper than the area the vehicle is sitting on, which would be unlikely. Tracks on the ground do not move unless the vehicle is turning and then they slide sideways. It is downward pressure pushing mud out to the side and the small surface clumps that stick to tracks and are flicked out later when the track rises from the ground that causes the 'trench'. So the soil would be very soft and the vehicle weight would also have pushed the vehicle down further than depicted for the trenches to be that deep - plus there would be no 'step' up from the trench up to the tracks.

To give you the idea of what I mean:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZIRjbjFGuo

Also, I expect that the crew would reverse the vehicle to dig in the blade so a small scraped area and piled up soil would result.

Not big things really, just finer detail that my [email protected] retentive side nags at me about.

As to the pics. Have you tried uploading the pics one at a time? Multiple upload has been an issue for a long time.



Thanks a lot mate - I do understand what you mean. I will try to improve my diorama abilities when I start my Rye Field Challenger II TES this time I would not like to change anything anymore as I ran out of steam here.

the pic issue is resolved - indeed I first tried to upload three pics at once. After I did upload one by one everything went fine
petbat
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 09:19 AM UTC
Fantastic detail work Comrade.
Propster
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 07:12 PM UTC
Absolutely outstanding Thomas.
ComradeMP
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 05:13 PM UTC
That one great dio with a big gun!

The build is done and just awaits priming and paint. Added welds and small detail I felt should be there, also browsed tons of other builds for ideas.








One of the things I did was shave off the old hinge for the front left platform and added a new one made of styrene rod. Was shifted a bit too much the right and wouldn't go down more than half way before hitting the side of the gun platform support. Also the two I-beams in all the builds are just sort of there and instructions show no correct way to place them. So I made some brackets from styrene and some welds.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 09:03 AM UTC
Absolutely sensational Thomas. A true work of art.

If I could say a couple of small things? The trench of gouged soil at the rear is much deeper than the area the vehicle is sitting on, which would be unlikely. Tracks on the ground do not move unless the vehicle is turning and then they slide sideways. It is downward pressure pushing mud out to the side and the small surface clumps that stick to tracks and are flicked out later when the track rises from the ground that causes the 'trench'. So the soil would be very soft and the vehicle weight would also have pushed the vehicle down further than depicted for the trenches to be that deep - plus there would be no 'step' up from the trench up to the tracks.

To give you the idea of what I mean:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZIRjbjFGuo

Also, I expect that the crew would reverse the vehicle to dig in the blade so a small scraped area and piled up soil would result.

Not big things really, just finer detail that my [email protected] retentive side nags at me about.

As to the pics. Have you tried uploading the pics one at a time? Multiple upload has been an issue for a long time.
Black_sheep
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 05:40 AM UTC

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We really need a 'we are not worthy' emoji on this forum. Outstanding work Thomas!



Thank you very much Nathan
Hangelafette
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 05:18 AM UTC
We really need a 'we are not worthy' emoji on this forum. Outstanding work Thomas!
Black_sheep
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 04:44 AM UTC
I reached the finish line, I just had to add one amber light and an appropriate antenna to the vehicle and I completed my diorama base today. It was a huge, complicated and demanding build for me but the end result was worth every drop of sweat and blood. I would like to thank everyone for your support and always positive feedback - it was a pleasure to me.

Now the final pictures for you - sorry but because of the huge size of everything I was not always able to shoot the pics beyond my background...





























Thanks for watching and see you at another campaign

P.S. I tried to place three pictures in the Campaign Gallery but always got an error Code. Can someone explain me again how to place pictures there properly?
Hangelafette
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 02:03 PM UTC
Plugging along on the field gun.



Covered the Tamiya German Grey a coat of hairspray followed by AK's Real Colors RAL8000. I obviously should have used more hairspray and not thinned the AK with lacquer thinner, I can't even scratch the paint with a toothpick. I may resort to lightly dabbing the model with thinner to expose the grey.

-Nate
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 06:07 PM UTC
Hi all

Starting on my big gun.




Black_sheep
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 04:15 AM UTC

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Thomas: That's a great looking crew. Nice work!

Happy Modeling,
Zon



Thank you very much Zon; I really feel honored as figure and especially facial painting was always selfconsidered as my weak spot
zontar
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 04:57 PM UTC
Thomas: That's a great looking crew. Nice work!

Happy Modeling,
Zon
petbat
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 03:18 PM UTC
If I hadn't trimmed my nails this morning, I'd be chewing them for you Mike.