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Unfinished Business 2020
Johnnych01
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2020 - 03:11 AM UTC
So, this my 2nd one now finished for this campaign....
My old Chally 1 from C Sqn, the Blues and Royals from Germany, c/s 42.



Very happy with how it turned out. Didn't go mad with the weathering, just a light dusting really.



It's the tamiya kit with all the paints from tamiya, and some Mig pigments.





Basically out of the box, with just some turret basket covers, and antennas and the extra Jerry cans added.

Will add more pics to campaign gallery when it's been done, can anyone ask for the gallery to be made ?

Stay safe. John
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2020 - 08:41 AM UTC
Great finish on the Challenger John. A beautiful companion to the CVR(T).

BTW I have PM'd Richard and asked if he can set up a Gallery for us. I'll post here when it is ready.

Cheers.


Oh...and sorry for calling you Phil earlier. I had just responded to one of his posts on another thread and had a brain freeze...


Looking forward to seeing a few more shelf queens getting finished guys.
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2020 - 09:19 AM UTC
Gallery's in place! You may upload at your leisure!




Johnnych01
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2020 - 10:59 AM UTC
Cheers Peter, it was a nice build and now looking forward to getting that Striker soon I hope.
Have uploaded some more pics of the Chally and E100 into the campaign gallery that Richard has kindly set up.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2020 - 02:33 PM UTC

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Gallery's in place! You may upload at your leisure!





Thank you kind sir.
ComradeMP
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 04:34 PM UTC
Alright felllas, managed to finish one project for last year unfinished business campaign:


And I'm once again motivated to finish another stalled project, another T-34. This one goes back to 2016/2017


Originally wanted to get a bit crazy but I'll save it for another time, going with a more straight forward British T-34.


This is where it's been sitting at for awhile now. Wiped off most of the dust, so I'll be getting back into it.

I think this is my third try at it, I'll put some effort into finishing it.
Johnnych01
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 12:51 AM UTC
A British T34 ??
ComradeMP
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 03:10 AM UTC

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A British T34 ??



Yes.


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"Please advise representatives of the purchasing commission in England what to do regarding building T-34 and KV tanks. If the English really want to mass produce these tanks, I would like to know what changes they make to their construction and keep track of their efforts."



It was reading this translation of a Soviet report that initially gave me the idea:
http://www.tankarchives.ca/2013/04/bovington-t-34-and-kv-1-impressions.html
Johnnych01
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 05:38 AM UTC
I'm still not convinced any were actually built though. They may of tested and evaluated them, but as to building one .... Never seen it or heard of it being done. By what is says further on, they decided after the testing of a normal T34 to go with American kit and up gun those ??
ComradeMP
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 08:39 AM UTC
Built? None. Was most likely just a proposal that went nowhere. But just the thought of what could have been is the inspiration here.

For the interested, you can read the report here:
https://www.scribd.com/document/241820378/Preliminary-Report-No-20-Russian-T-34
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 03:40 PM UTC
Interesting idea. This is the place to finish it - doesn't matter if it was real, paper panzer, sci-fi or whatever, you can pretty much do whatever you want here....
yeahwiggie
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 06:16 PM UTC
Well, I ended up finishing something quite different than what I had planned.
I finished a project that has been sitting in a box for over a decade....
The way it went into the box:


As I found it again: the lower section of flooring had gone missing.


The next phases onto completion:



The first "waves of paint" applied:


Until... finally....
Johnnych01
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 08:39 PM UTC
Ron, nice finish you have achieved there. I like the way the mud is drawing the boots down or at least the impression that it gives. Sandbags look great, how were they done ? And what scale is it ?
yeahwiggie
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 11:45 PM UTC
Thanks! It felt really satisfying, having finally completed it.
Kit is from Jon Smith Modellbau: Officer 2nd Bt. Durham Light Infantry, Belgium 1915, the scale is 120mm and the sandbags are used, cloth teabags, cut in half and filler with a mixture of fine gravel and pva glue. Pressed into place while still not fully hardened.
For the mud I actually used the last, already hardening, amount of Tamiya putty, which unfortunately collapsed during drying. I had pressed boots into it, simulating footsteps in the mud, but none remained.
petbat
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 08:34 AM UTC
Excellent Ron. Great to see something finished that has been waiting for so long. Those tea bag sand bags look great. Good to see they lasted the test of time too.

Thanks for joining in
ComradeMP
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020 - 04:22 PM UTC
After some work, the turret and hull:




Now with the new sights, gun, and ventilator. Also wanted to change the shape of the turret just a bit. Fist time working with milliput.


Currently at this stage
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 09:15 AM UTC
Looking very different with the added shape to the hull. One has to wonder how the original planners thought they would ever fit the 17 pounder in that narrow turret. It was tight in the firefly!
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 08:11 AM UTC
Quite the tight fit.

Having finally given up on my only "physical media" stance, I got Steam and bought some games. Currently preoccupied with DOOM 2016, but I still found some time to do some work.


Added a bit more Milliput and Tamiya putty to finish reshaping the turret. Used Squadron green putty to blend and filling in. Decided to go back to the regular T-34 ventilator, had to remove the one I used anyways because it made it easier to sand the roof top level.

Ordered some stuff from the evil bay, this bad boy is going to be lugging stowage. Got some inspiration from the "rack" the Finns welded on the rear of captured T-34/85's.
deerstalker36
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 04:37 PM UTC
stripped back and repainted. Have to print some decals for it now as i cant get hold of the Echelon set for this camo pattern





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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 01:11 PM UTC
Latest off the shelf of shame..and a hand me down at that. Lately it's been a 25 yr old DML Porsche Jadgtiger that I got as a WIP from a friend with the Jaguar interior.
Except the Jaguar interior is a Henchsel hull. Torsion bars and all..
Reading David B's Superking book and Sam D's Jagdtiger (H) from the Trumpeter 1/16 kits, got me thinking..
So I picked up a Meng KT interior kit cheap and am trying to bash these two together. No torsion bars and no holes through the hull sidewalls, but I have to figure that the longitudinal and transverse lower hull pan stiffeners would have to still be present. Many drive train and other interior fittings rest against them, so I'm leaving those in. There are guides through them for the torsion bars. I am not sure if I am going to saw those off, or if they were standard fittings..
I had to cut the engine deck off and the drivers and radio operators hatch from the orig. DML kit.

There are about a hundred parts in that Maybach engine alone. I figure my Maybach certified engine tech certificate is in the mail.
Still VERY much a WIP nothing is glued into the hull other than the lower front bow plate at this point. But so far, fingers crossed, everything still fits. I am going to have to cut the sidewalls under the fighting compartment at some point, but I'm not there yet.

SO when all of you all get a modern tooled Porsche Jagdtiger kit w interior , ... you are welcome.

Tom's old paint job and some of my Floquil 'Mineral Red' sloppy priming so far.