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Official Campaign: MTB
grayghost666
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 03:52 PM UTC
Hello All,
This is official thread for the campaign.
I will get the photo gallery set up ASAP.
Sorry about the delay, I was in Hospital with a infection. It came on quickly and i just got home.
Cheers,
Bruce
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 04:11 PM UTC
A speedy recovery to you and hope all is well!

Cheers.
Joe
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 02:51 AM UTC
Bruce: Take care of yourself and don't worry about us, we'll be fine! I hope you get a chance to check in every once in awhile to see the builds.

OK, here's my plan for the campaign:





Gonna be boring and do the 109 (I've always wanted to) mostly out of the box. I will have some Echelon decals for the numbers and, of course, a 48 star flag. I may make some small mods to be more accurate, like leaving off the mast and using sheet plastic to make the windscreen into armor as that's what most photos seem to show. Should be fun, a big green boat!

What does everyone else have planned?

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 10:49 AM UTC
Well, some progress so far:







I used a basic Krylon dark red under the hull and Tamiya's XF-67/TS-61 NATO green for the overall color. I've attached a few basic items to the deck and the deck to the hull for the spray painting, will probably airbrush the rest. I also painted the inside of the hull and superstructure parts black as there's nothing to see through the ports.

I know there are a lot of builds/comments going around on this kit including that the raised area around the entire deck shouldn't be there and the deck should have a slight bow at the stern. All true, no doubt, but I'm sticking with the kit for the most part. More power to those who want to fix that stuff!

Anyone else getting started out there?

Michael
grayghost666
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Posted: Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 12:46 PM UTC
Hello All,
The photo gallery is up. lokk under 2013 campaigns and you will see !Official MSW Campaign: MTB.
You should be able to post your photos there.
Cheers,
Bruce
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 08:28 AM UTC
Nice start Michael I better get myself organized.

Cheers


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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 12:38 PM UTC
I hope to do a Revell 1/72 Schnellboot, if that fits the rules.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 12:45 PM UTC

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I hope to do a Revell 1/72 Schnellboot, if that fits the rules.



It does indeed. Welcome aboard!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 04:11 AM UTC
OK, here's the progress on the 109:





Nothing is glued down yet, just placed to see how it all fits.

Looking carefully, especially at the overhead shot, you'll see some mismatch with the green. I painted everything with Tamiya's NATO green in a rattle can first, then touched up with an airbrush using the bottled variety. I have a couple of ideas how to fix it, mostly a light overspray with the airbrush to blend it all in. Might open up some interesting weathering possibilities, however...

The sharp-eyed will notice the rudder missing. In fact I've broken off both outboard rudders. One I have safely in the box, the other has disappeared into the black hole. I could swipe one from my 596 kit, but that just postpones the problem. Still, these missing parts do tend to reappear (mostly when you're looking for something else) and since I don't plan to build the 596 anytime soon, that's probably what I'll do. Not worried about it for now, still a way to go on this kit before I have to replace the rudders!

Anyone else getting anything done? Kinda quiet around here...

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 04:43 AM UTC
Hello I am trying to fininsh up a p47 but I am gonna start on my S-100 sometime today cheers.

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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 09:50 PM UTC
Hello Michael as it happens I have just made a start on my PT boat got some nice wheather here and have been out in the garden enjoying the sun and doing a bit of the model. Have not done a kit in white plastic before this is the Revell 1/72 Classic kit of PT167 so the paint job will be a challange nice work on the 109 so far.

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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 07:53 AM UTC
Good to see you getting going Keith!

I've gone over the kit with a light overspray of the bottled Tamiya NATO green. It toned down the contrast but still looks faded in spots. I kind of like the way it breaks up the monotone green. What do you all think?



Michael
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 08:46 AM UTC
Looks fine to me, but would the crew have been allowed to let it get that weathered??

I will be starting my 1/35 Vosper very soon. I got the Griffon Model PE set for it and it is an awesome buy for the price. Everything ou need to produce a nice model.

Cheers
Warren
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 09:21 AM UTC
Warren,

Looking forward to your build, that Griffon set looks amazing! As for the weathering, these boats were ridden hard and hung up wet in the Solomons, I think they got plenty weathered. Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2013 - 02:03 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I dug out this ancient kit for the Osprey Duel Campaign and built the E-Boats and a MTB for the campaign. I would like to use one of the PT boats for this campaign. The other PT boat and MTB have big sink holes in the decks.
Thanks,
Don "Lakota"


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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013 - 03:58 AM UTC
Well gent,s got going with more of my build and have been using vallejo primers for the lower hull red and black for the upper parts and have started the masking of the camo pattern noe I see stripes all over


Hay Warren looking forward to your Vosper build I have already made a start on mine but will ask later when this one is finnished if I can add it to the campaign
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 05:09 AM UTC
Now for the masking removal all that time to put them on and just a little bit at a time to take it back off will need to do a few touch ins and the small parts will hand paint the remaining stripes

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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 09:28 AM UTC

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Well gent,s got going with more of my build and have been using vallejo primers for the lower hull red and black for the upper parts and have started the masking of the camo pattern noe I see stripes all over


Hay Warren looking forward to your Vosper build I have already made a start on mine but will ask later when this one is finnished if I can add it to the campaign



Nothing in the rules say you can't have more than one entry in a campaign. I had 13 1/32 WW1 aircraft in KoTSII.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 10:28 AM UTC
Absolutely Warren, enter as many as you want! Only one ribbon per modeller though. Really nice work so far Keith!

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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 11:45 AM UTC
If anyone else plans on using the Adaptor scheme, here are the ELCO drawings for one version:http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i204/alross2/z_0003.jpg

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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2013 - 06:42 AM UTC
More work on the Raptor Camo have hand painted the torpedo tubes and some of the smaller fittings and have also painted the deck a dark grey and added a olivegreen wash to this also i have painted the bridge and upper parts of the cabin a slightly lighter grey for those of you who have the knowledge of this would the life raft / dinghy at the bow be a grey or a yellow colour


Hope to get the ship set into a water base some time over the weekend
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2013 - 07:49 AM UTC
@Michael, your "happy accident" with the paint looks like the way to go for weathering your boat. Looks great in the pictures

@Keith, great job with the striping! A friend of mine did that same scheme on his 1/35 PT. It was shown in the IPMS Journal that covered the Nats. in Orlando this year. More power to you my friend, I know I couldn't do it

Everyone is doing great!
Later
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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 12:10 PM UTC
Hello Michael,

Does an Elbing class torpedo boat qualify for this campaign?

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 12:45 PM UTC

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Hello Michael,

Does an Elbing class torpedo boat qualify for this campaign?

Cheers,
Joe



It says "torpedo boat", so I'd say yes!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 01:16 PM UTC
Thanks! Michael

So this will be my entry for the torpedo boat campaign.

It is an older kit...the Heller 1:400 Torpedoboot.

This is the 1943 Elbing class T23 torpedoboot



Having looked over the parts, shouldn't be too bad of a build but I may
replace the weapons and will add PE rails.

The camo pattern should be interesting to do.

Cheers,
Joe