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OFFICIAL: ANZAC Campaign 2017
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 04:51 AM GMT+7
Excellent work on the masking. I did the turret on my TBM by hand, and it did drive me crazy .

Used a lot of old circle templates to get some of the curves right and still managed to miss a frame on the other side that I had to add by hand.

c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 06:55 AM GMT+7
Torsten .... buddy! Awesome work with the Ventura it looks just stunning. Loving the turret and I agree with you trying to mask that would've been a job and a half!

Mark nice masking job! I hear you about the turret it's bad enough in 1/48 scary in 1/72nd!
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:45 PM GMT+7
Finally going to make a start on my Boomerangs for this campaign.


will also be doing a bit of a build log as I go HERE.
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 05:46 PM GMT+7
Awesome Iain! I like the pugnacious lines of the Boomerang and I'd really like to see how the Special Hobby kits build up. Look forward to seeing your progress.
BlackWidow
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:30 PM GMT+7
Thanks Mark and Chris!
Ian, good luck for your dual build!

I have added 2 photos to the campaign gallery (the first!) and some more at my Assembly Line Thread. As you can see from Damian's post, this Ventura was most likely listed as SB-C in the RAAF inventory and not as SB-G, though on the inflight photo it looks very much like a "G". I wonder, where Hannants have got their informations from ....

Torsten
Cosimodo
#335
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 08:56 PM GMT+7
Great finish on the Ventura Torsten! Obviously a favourite of yours.
And Mark, nice work masking that TBM, especially in that scale.

cheers
Michael
Cosimodo
#335
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 09:06 PM GMT+7
I got the cockpit installed and the Spit closed up. The fit for the fuselage and wings was pretty good with only a little filler. The wing tips not so good though.
To convert the Mk11 to a Mk1 I filled a couple of areas on the nose.


The resin fabric ailerons are from Barracuda as are the radiator and oil cooler. I used some of Eduard's etch for the wheel well for some detail with the kit being fairly bare.

To be honest the resin parts, especially the radiator, took a fair amount of finessing to get them to fit.
The plane has been to the Tamiya primer shop to highlight any last flaws of which there a few.

I will fill a few gaps and with any luck I will get some colour on before Xmas.

Finally, what colour should the wheel wells be? Interior green or the exterior colour? or like a Hurricane, bare metal?

cheers
Michael
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 10:33 AM GMT+7
I've finally chosen my build for this campaign, it took a little bit of thought and I'm stepping outside my usual sphere of work. I'm going to build a 6 pounder portee of the 7th New Zealand Anti Tank Regiment 2ndNZEF western desert 1942. I've managed to find the marking info required at the MLU forum. I'm looking forward to the build, this is the old Peerless Max kit re-released by Italeri. Lets see what I can come up with. Do I post the build log here or over on Armourama, admins please advise? And of course the usual before photo's of the kit before I decimate the sprues.

IMG_1927 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1926 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1925 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1924 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr
Cosimodo
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 08:16 PM GMT+7
Hi Chris,
That's looks like an interesting choice. I would build it just for the truck. Q. Why did they load the 6pdr on the back instead of just towing it? It must have been a b****r to load

cheers
Michael
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 12:28 AM GMT+7
Hi Michael I can think of a several of reasons, the gun is ready to fire no unlimbering and setting up, the crew are on the back of truck with the gun and ammo so it can quickly be brought to bear and lastly height at that height the gun can see a lot further than one on the ground. I've been reading the history of the Regiment and the 6 pounders were used to quickly silence several 88's that were decimating the 9th Armoured division they were attached too. The crew had side shields but from what I've read they were seldom used. The gun could of course be dismounted and dug in if necessary and I think but I'm not sure the Portee had a power winch to help loading the 6 pounder.
Cosimodo
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 12:38 PM GMT+7
Thanks Chris, interesting approach but it must of had a limited field of fire. Early form of mobile artillery I guess.

The Spit has it basic colour set now. The last week spent painting and masking.




I will fix all the usual oversprays that comes with my masking attempts and them move onto the markings.

cheers
Michael
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 01:30 PM GMT+7
Well, now that my Hangar Queens are out of the way, I'm back on the P-40N. Got the canopy masked and installed. Fuel tank seams are filled. Need to get the engine and cowling next.THen I need to figure out how to airbrush in the cold.

PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 07:59 AM GMT+7
There's only a month remaining, so I must speed up Snipe build:



I really like the oversize WWI markings. Just fill all available space The "2" was quite tricky to place. It's shaped like number two (without transparent film in between), which led to positioning being very difficult. For a moment I thought I'd ruin the decal, so would finish the build, but not in this Campaign. But it's there now (although not 100% properly aligned).

I think it's upper wing next, and then rigging. Should be doable.
Willard79
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 07:14 PM GMT+7
I've been busy on other things lately, but have been following along nevertheless, lots of good stuff going on.
Now that I'm on holiday, I'm trying to steam through and catch up on my build before work starts up again. Both Sky, and Earth coats are down and the masks for the Dark Green are on for some coats tomorrow.
I decided to go with Pattern 'A' after a bit more research which suggested odd serials equaled pattern 'A' (opposite for spits) and I found some sketchy photos that supported the theory to some degree.
cheers.
deerstalker36
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 07:21 PM GMT+7
only just noticed this campaign. I've got 2 dioramas on the go but not finished for ANZACs, would they be eligible?
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 07:01 AM GMT+7
Hi Colin rule 7 for the campaign states

7.Hangar queens are more than welcome we want to encourage
the completion of modelling projects. Entry is subject to
the campaign organizer's okay.

If you wish to participate I'm thrilled to have you on board! Please post some pics of your project or projects so we can see what and where you're up to.
deerstalker36
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 08:01 PM GMT+7
Thanks Chris, i have a few works in progress as well for one of them
deerstalker36
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 10:52 PM GMT+7
ok, thanks for allowing me to join. First one is WWII based, with some ANZAC'S on the Kokoda Trail, inspiration from this tin of Anzac biscuits



i used a selection of Dragon and Masterbox WWII figures to get ....


and some aftermarket heads


I did some work on the back to fit equipment




i've placed then in a diorama setting, just waiting for the camera battery to re-charge.

then next one is a WWI setting with the Australian No1 Light Car Patrol in a ford model T in Palestine, photos once the camera battery is charged again
deerstalker36
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 12:19 AM GMT+7
so the WWI submission....



and the figures


the idea is two stood by the car with a 3rd taking a photograph

the Kokoda trail figures have been placed in a diorama, just need to finish painting them





md72
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 06:12 PM GMT+7
back to the P-40N, finally. Got the cockpit framing with coat of the interior green on the canopy frame.

Next up primer!
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:11 AM GMT+7
Some advance on my CA-12:

DSC_7204

DSC_7203

DSC_7208

Only bad word come out of my mouth...

No placement pin, strange plastic quality, ...
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 02:39 PM GMT+7
Realised I haven't posted any progress shots in this thread yet, so here we are:



It's had a coat of primer since this shot.
md72
#439
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 06:27 PM GMT+7
A little further along. Primed and nearly ready for painting.

Willard79
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 03:55 PM GMT+7
It's a little bit comforting knowing I'm not the only one racing the clock on this one, but I think I'm on track (unwarranted confidence is the best confidence).
The markings are on (thanks Miracle Masks), so now a just a small bit of decaling, weathering, final assembly and I'll be done, piece of cake aye?
Anyway, enjoying seeing all the other builds coming along. All the best.

c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:14 PM GMT+7
Damn fine paint work there Spud! Mals masks are just the shiz right?