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SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 09:43 PM UTC
Hi All

We are ready to get moving on this campaign for 2020!

Any news kits that you just must build straight away - well, this is the campaign just for you!

Any model is eligible for this campaign as long as it is a new or just re-released kit with a copyright date of 2019 or 2020.

Make sure to sign up HERE

The gallery for finished model entries can be found HERE

Looking forward to see what kits people want to build for this campaign.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 07:06 AM UTC
I have now found my build for this campaign. I am going with the crashed escape pod from the Star Wars IV movie: A New Hope.

Looking forward to go crazy on weathering something shot from space through the atmosphere of a foreign planet.

PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 02:55 AM UTC
Bought this as soon as it became available, which was about one week ago:



Vesikko is fifth and final Finnish submarine used in WW II, and also prototype of German Type IIA. It was built in Finland to Dutch engineering company's (German undercover organization) design and launched in 1933. Vesikko is currently a museum boat in Suomenlinna.

Bit disappointingly the kit doesn't come with deck gun (20 mm Madsen), which is sort of OK for me, because I was anyway going paint the kit into pre-war scheme.
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 01:05 AM UTC
Welcome onboard, Pasi!

Very cool and unique kit! How big will it be when finished - it is 1/72 scale right?
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 12:22 AM UTC
Construction is over on my escape pod and the base color is on. I am looking forward to go a little crazy on the weathering. I am guessing going through the atmosphere of some planet and hitting the surface would leave a mark



PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 07:31 AM UTC

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How big will it be when finished - it is 1/72 scale right?



It's 1/72, and will be 57 cm long once completed. So luckily not overly large.

Just started to build it, and seems to be quite simple build. I mostly build out of the box, but with this I want to check it against source material and fix any errors that don't require too much effort. Borrowed few books from library, and the submarine itself is less than 10 km away.
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 12:42 AM UTC
Sounds cool, Pasi.

Be careful about looking at restored military objects. They can often change a lot during restoration. I know the German U-boot on land in Germany has been changed quite a lot.

Looking forward to see more.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 01:18 AM UTC
So I'm hoping to enter with this kit. It is the Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk.1 which was originally released about 5 years ago. It was re-released at the end of last year with special markings for the full size inflatable Spitfire that Iron Maiden use during performances of Aces High, and includes two figures of their mascot "Eddie". I intend to pose this in flight with Eddie at the helm



SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 02:31 AM UTC
Great kit! It would definitely work.

I have looked at the kit myself several times as an old Iron Maiden fan. Could you post an update with close up of the figures - are they resin and good quality?
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 08:31 AM UTC

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Great kit! It would definitely work.

I have looked at the kit myself several times as an old Iron Maiden fan. Could you post an update with close up of the figures - are they resin and good quality?



No they're not resin, they are plastic and come on a sprue, but it's a much more solid, heavier plastic and in a darker colour than you normally get in plastic kits. They are decent quality - not amazing, but decent. I'll try and get a decent close up with my phone (haven't figured out if there's an up close setting yet)
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 05:25 AM UTC
Started from conning tower, and I'll post quick update because I found it interesting to see how pressure hull relates to outer hull:



Parts look quite nice so far, but fit is quite poor. Had to use clamps and CA for its strength compared to liquid plastic cement.
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 11:10 PM UTC
Nice start, Pasi. Looking forward to see more.

Neil, a close up would be nice. Thanks for testing to share.
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 01:38 AM UTC
I am calling this one done. The Star Wars escape pod.

FFG has also released an imperial bunker in the same line. I will make that one as well as a bonus entry





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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 07:42 PM UTC
That's a really cool little kit there Jesper. And nice work on the base, different too - I'm sure 99% of people will go for a desert crash site
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:52 PM UTC
Thanks for the comment, Neil.

I made the drop pod so it would fit with my AT-AT terrain I made in Sci-Fi campaign on modelgeek.com. Desert would be a bit boring.
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2020 - 03:17 PM UTC
Picked this up at my hobby shop yesterday.

Always loved the halftrack with a quad mount.

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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2020 - 05:13 PM UTC
Stephen, cool choice. I have also been in love with the quad mount since I made the 1/76 matchbox kit 30 or so years ago.

I have not seen this kit before. Will be cool to see it finished.

Looking forward to see more 🙂
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2020 - 09:53 PM UTC

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Stephen, cool choice. I have also been in love with the quad mount since I made the 1/76 matchbox kit 30 or so years ago.

I have not seen this kit before. Will be cool to see it finished.

Looking forward to see more 🙂



Hey Jesper

I built the same matchbox kit and loved it. So pleased to see this come out.
Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 09:25 PM UTC
Good morning to the friends here. This is my entry here - Zvezda SU-85 1/72 scale. On the market from this (2020) spring. I bought it yesterday and started to build. One the best and easy going kits.
Enjoy the pics.












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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 05:48 AM UTC
That's a cracking looking kit Martin. There is some amazingly detailed 1/72 armour out there these days, they look great and go together quickly.
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 07:03 AM UTC
Looks good, Martin! The popularity of 1/72 and 1/56 scale kits for war gaming has really brought forward a lot of really cool kits.

Looking forward to see more
Martinvidas
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 06:17 AM UTC
Thank You, Neil and Jesper. The engineering of the kit is perfect. It is took me around 5 hours to build it.
The new stage is primer - black and grey by MIG.



Martinvidas
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 09:54 PM UTC
Hallo and good morning,
The model is painted, decals are done.
Now it the track assembly left....


It looks nice, on the pictures is no so good. Sorry about the quality of them
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 04:57 AM UTC
Nice progress!
Martinvidas
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 02:49 AM UTC
I am close to finish this one




Still need some dust, and small touches, but I am close to finish it