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eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 08:27 PM GMT+7
Bushmaster PMV progress update, I wish I could finish it before deadline, more to come.



md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:40 AM GMT+7
Well, it pretty much paid off. Only a few touch ups required..

phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 09:29 AM GMT+7

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Colin, also meant to congratulate you on your build. The figures are fantastic and I love the ground work and jungle vegetation. Will have to check back through the pages to see how you did it.



Hi Stephen,
thanks for the comments, unfortunately i only jumoed in on this build in the last minute so there werent any builds of the jungle.

basically, the base is a block of Jarrah from a mate over here that had a rough section on it. Over this section i poured some clear resin mixed with a couple of drops of light brown to produce murky water for the river. The grass is just commercial glued into holes then the spaces filled with more grass. Plants are mainly commercial laser cut, with some fish tank plastics thrown in.
The bamboo is leaves from a local tree (cant remember the name of it), looks just like scale bamboo trunks though. The small vines etc are grass roots and some artificial hair. then it was all spray painted varying shades of green



Thanks Colin. Will have to keep my eyes open for some suitable vegetation. Always wanted to have a go at a jungle diorama.

Pasi, your Snipe is amazing. The paint work is very nicely done.

Did a little more work on my figure today. Happy to say he won't be far off finished.
Willard79
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Wellington, New Zealand
Joined: June 01, 2014
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 08:09 AM GMT+7

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Remind me, am I building a P-40, or the Mummy?


Hopefully this is the last masking before the final coat of paint...



I hear you, masking for me is a necessary PITA to get to the more enjoyable bits.
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 07:47 AM GMT+7
Remind me, am I building a P-40, or the Mummy?


Hopefully this is the last masking before the final coat of paint...
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 105 posts
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 04:07 AM GMT+7
And I call my build done. Two of the pictures are in campaign gallery.

Higher resolution and all in-progress photos are also available.

Thanks for the campaign. Had fun with the kit and following others' builds.
deerstalker36
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 16, 2010
KitMaker: 89 posts
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 09:34 PM GMT+7

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Colin, also meant to congratulate you on your build. The figures are fantastic and I love the ground work and jungle vegetation. Will have to check back through the pages to see how you did it.



Hi Stephen,
thanks for the comments, unfortunately i only jumoed in on this build in the last minute so there werent any builds of the jungle.

basically, the base is a block of Jarrah from a mate over here that had a rough section on it. Over this section i poured some clear resin mixed with a couple of drops of light brown to produce murky water for the river. The grass is just commercial glued into holes then the spaces filled with more grass. Plants are mainly commercial laser cut, with some fish tank plastics thrown in.
The bamboo is leaves from a local tree (cant remember the name of it), looks just like scale bamboo trunks though. The small vines etc are grass roots and some artificial hair. then it was all spray painted varying shades of green
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 08:31 AM GMT+7
Thanks Chris. I'll try to keep it quite light. Some sprayed mud and oil should be sufficient.
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 07:58 AM GMT+7
Looks great Pasi! I'm still struggling with rigging but getting better. How much will you weather it?
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 04:47 AM GMT+7
Finished rigging Snipe:



Did that the easy way: drill holes to wings, pull "wire" (Ez-line) through, and secure with small drop of CA. This needed some sanding to flatten the surface, so have to touch up of few spots with paint.

Also wheels and propeller are missing, but otherwise ready once weathered.
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 01:31 AM GMT+7
Colin, also meant to congratulate you on your build. The figures are fantastic and I love the ground work and jungle vegetation. Will have to check back through the pages to see how you did it.

Chris, cool I'll carry on with the solo figure. I have quite a few small figure bases to display it on. One of the things which has slowed down my progress is finding a suitably suzed base or case for the trench to fit in. Might have to build something myself for it.
deerstalker36
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 01:13 AM GMT+7
thanks Iain and Chris,

i'm still only an amateur myself,just cant get the blending i see on a lot of high end figures
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 11:24 PM GMT+7
Hi Stephen sorry to hear that but a figure in a group or by itself is just fine. And yes please do post pics of your diorama when complete I'd love to see it.


I'd say it was fine Iain, follow this link to see what my over the top chipping looks like.
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 11:18 PM GMT+7
The Boomerang looks grand Iain. Can't wait to see it finished.

Going to have to change my submission and aim to complete just a single figure. Not sure I will be able to finish them all and the diorama in time. I will however be continuing and post photos when it is done.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 09:52 PM GMT+7

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Great looking Boomerang Iain! The chipping is way more restrained than my effort! Looking forward to seeing her complete.



Thanks Chris, the chipping is a little overdone on the left wing for my liking. First time trying to use chipping medium and I think I got it a little thick and was a tad aggressive scrubbing it.
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 09:19 PM GMT+7
Great looking Boomerang Iain! The chipping is way more restrained than my effort! Looking forward to seeing her complete.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 07:34 PM GMT+7
Main decals are on, just need to do all the stencils now.



c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 06:13 PM GMT+7
Damn fine work Colin! I'm not particularly good with figures so I tend to avoid them where possible. My guys always look badly startled LOL.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:32 PM GMT+7
That looks pretty damn good Colin.
deerstalker36
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:17 PM GMT+7
calling this one finished, ANZACs on the Kokoda track







c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 03:36 PM GMT+7
Don't worry Vicious (or Sid as I like to call him) there will no doubt be an ANZAC 2 as this campaign is proving popular, sometime in the future. Please keep tabs on the goings on around here as all are welcome building or not.
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:45 AM GMT+7
Unfortunately I have to retire from the campaign, in recent months I bought a house, we finally moved but months will pass before I can get back to production on the modeling side ..... shame because I really cared about the ANZAC campaign


Sorry!...
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:36 PM GMT+7

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Sorry to hear that Franck, which kit was it again? And nightmare how? Bad fit of parts? Poorly cast, short shot?



It's a CA-12 from special hobby in 1/72.

A lot of thing don't go:
- in the cockpit, the rudders are too big,
- i needed to cut the frame to insert the cockpit tube in the fuselage,
- the plastic is too hard or to fragile,
- no way to have the engine properly aligned.
- need a lot of puttying before the paint
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:54 PM GMT+7
I am at the painting stage of my first boomerang, but it's been to damn humid here to do any spraying the last few days.
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:02 AM GMT+7
Sorry to hear that Franck, which kit was it again? And nightmare how? Bad fit of parts? Poorly cast, short shot?