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75th Anniversary of 1944 Group Build (World at War)

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  • Member since
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  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Monday, November 18, 2019 5:15 PM

checkmateking02

You've jogged my memory, minitanker.  Now I recall the ROCO tanks, and I think I even have some Preiser pilots waiting around for paint somewhere.

 

Butcher shop completed. Pola model w/added doors, furniture, plumbing, radiators, rubble & ashes.

Bakery, modified Pola model done previously and hardscape added.

 Modified Pola theater added. Has taken me this long, three models, to finger out photo loading w/GDs' help. Next will be destoyed building in vacant spot.

PaulE

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 12:10 PM

Excellent work, Paul.  You captured the "burned-out" look exceptionally well.  It looks very realistic.  Good job!

  

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 23, 2019 12:13 PM

Very nicely done there Paul, really capture the look.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:08 PM

Ok, first off is the apologies for not posting sooner or following GB like I should have.  I don't have WIP shots of this LVT as it was shunted to the back of the work bench for more than 6 months.  Here are pictures with construction, painting, and decaling done though:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just have to do some weathering, but that was what led to the readblock to begin with!  I have no idea what to do with this blue/gray base color, I'm think a gray was with some light rust streaks, then finished off with a light gray dry brushing.

If anyone has suggestions, I'm open!

 

Robert

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:40 AM

Time to hop in the time machine and join you in 1944.

The subject will be Italeri's IL-2 Shturmovik in 1:48 (A/M repack).

This will be my first IL-2 built ever.

Kit contents:

AM/Italeri have correctly reproduced a swept wing machine (called 'The Arrow' by the Soviets), with wooden rear fuselage and metal wings

A PE set from Eduard will also be used

as well as the following reference material

 

 

First job was to wash the sprues and let them dry, while studying Jason Moore's book (seems an excellent read).

 

Best regards and a happy 1944 GB

 

Kostantin

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  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Sunday, November 24, 2019 9:31 AM

Finished/added burntout building. Buildings in background are from an older dio. Gardening & rubble to go, then I can place vehicles. C&Cs welcomed. PaulE

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:11 PM

It's a very good looking build, Robert.  Nice paintwork.  As for weathering, I'm not so hot at it, so I don't do it much.  

But maybe a dark pinwash in the recesses, possibly some lightened variation of the high spots would be a place to start.  

There are some very good armor builders here, and maybe they'll have some more useful suggestions.

Good job!

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:14 PM

Thanks for posting, Kostantin.  Nice collection of research materials there.  It's an impressive looking plane.  

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:17 PM

That's all coming together really well, Paul.  Good staging area for the action.  Has a nice destructed look to it.

  

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:41 PM

Glamdring

Ok, first off is the apologies for not posting sooner or following GB like I should have.  I don't have WIP shots of this LVT as it was shunted to the back of the work bench for more than 6 months.  Here are pictures with construction, painting, and decaling done though:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just have to do some weathering, but that was what led to the readblock to begin with!  I have no idea what to do with this blue/gray base color, I'm think a gray was with some light rust streaks, then finished off with a light gray dry brushing.

If anyone has suggestions, I'm open!

 

 

Nice looking build. On my Pz Grey builds, i start with a slightly lighter grey dry brushing, i always do that first. Thats folowed with dot filters useing light grey's and white followed by dust.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, November 25, 2019 5:25 PM

Good advice from a veteran armour builder!

Thanks, Bish.

  

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Posted by minitanker on Monday, November 25, 2019 6:26 PM

1/87 Trident 250/9 build. A little help from some small friends on the small parts. These go together pretty quick. I won't bore y'all w/the other 20+ 250s unless y'all are interested.

1/2 way point.

Assy complete.

Finis

PaulE

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, November 25, 2019 10:50 PM

Outstanding, Paul!  Weathering is very effective.  Great work

  

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Posted by minitanker on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:40 AM

checkmateking02

Outstanding, Paul!  Weathering is very effective.  Great work

 

Thank you. Gardening/rubbleing complete. Next will be 250s. C&Cs encouraged. PaulE

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:46 PM

That's one sharp war-time environment!  Very realistic.

  

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Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:06 PM

Thanks for the advice, Bish!  It definitely gave me a direction.

I gave it a wash with along the panel lines with Vallejo gray wash, followed my a dry brushing of Vallejo Wolf Gray.  Lastly a was of Vallejo European dirt along the running gear and along the bottom of the sides.  (wrong theater, but it's what was on hand!)

I present "Crazy Legs" of Co. C 708th Amphibious Tank Battalion, for the Invasion of Saipan, 1944.

Thanks for looking and the excellent GB!

 

Robert

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 28, 2019 2:20 AM

Now thats much better, nicely done.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by minitanker on Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:44 AM

Finishing up 250 'C' recon company HQ section. ROCO swimmer, Trident 250/3 & ketten with ROCO & Preiser figs.

C&Cs welcomed. PaulE

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 28, 2019 10:22 AM

Paul, thats some lovely work on that base and the vehicle have come out really well. Nice work.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:34 PM

Well done, Robert.  It's very effective, and brings everything together.

Do you have a preference for the finish-photo?  Personally, I think the third photo shows "Crazy Legs" to the best advantage.

Thanks for being part of the GB.  It was a pleasure to have you join in.

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:35 PM

These vehicles are excellent, Paul.  They certainly look bigger than they really are.  Nice detail.  Good job!

  

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 28, 2019 10:25 PM

Check,

I will be starting the North Carolina. I have the Eduard PE set, Metal main guns, secondaries, Pontos deck blue wood deck and a book of 3D drawings.

It will likely take me well into next year to complete. Especially since this won't be the only kit I will be working on.

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  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Friday, November 29, 2019 10:21 AM

Thank you gentlemen. Here are my efforts on the Heavy Weapons platoon.

Mortar section & pltn. ldr.

Cannon section.

C&Cs welcomed. PaulE

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, November 29, 2019 1:02 PM

Sounds good, Steve.  I got to tour USS North Carolina this past summer; she's quite a ship.  

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, November 29, 2019 1:03 PM

More great work, Paul.  They are beautifully done.

  

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Posted by minitanker on Friday, November 29, 2019 2:00 PM

checkmateking02

More great work, Paul.  They are beautifully done.

 

Thanks. Finished up both 1st & 2nd zugs of 250/3s & 9s, both old & neu styles. I think this is now finished. Could you suggest some "finished photos" views? PaulE

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Posted by Glamdring on Friday, November 29, 2019 5:17 PM

checkmateking02

Well done, Robert.  It's very effective, and brings everything together.

Do you have a preference for the finish-photo?  Personally, I think the third photo shows "Crazy Legs" to the best advantage.

Thanks for being part of the GB.  It was a pleasure to have you join in.

 

Yeah, the 3rd picture of the profileis the most visually interesting. Must be the yellow stripes!  Big Smile

Thank you for hosting the GB.

Looking forward to 1945's edition!

Robert

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:44 PM

Robert:  I've updated the front page with your completed LVT A1.  Nice work constructing, painting and weathering.

Thanks for being part of the GB.  It's been a pleasure seeing your contribution.

I just put up the '45 GB, so feel free to enlist!

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:46 PM

Looks great, Paul.  I'd hate to be on the receiving end of all that firepower.

As for photos, maybe something from ground level?  Although--this overhead shot is pretty impressive.

Thanks for being part of the GB.  It's been a pleasure seeing the diorama come together; really sharp!

  

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:25 PM

Chugging along here.  Had 4 days off and only managed a base coat this evening.

On Ed's bench, ???

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