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Bluestab
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 06:14 PM GMT+7
Oh heck if you'll allow a Boxer and Stryker...I think I'll take a swing with a Trumpy Lav-25....or the Vodnik. I'll decide on one of the two when this kicks off.
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 02:17 PM GMT+7
BTR-70 or a Stryker.
I'm in
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 08:18 PM GMT+7
This Pz.Kpfw IV from Guderian's tank force might be one of the tanks that sunk the Soviet river monitor Bobruisk(ex-polish Horodyszcze) close to Kozarovich vilage on the Dnjepr on August 31st 1941.
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:35 PM GMT+7
Can't say I've seen that, must have been a hell of a story. I'm beginning to wonder if there was a destroyer out there somewhere with a tank kill stenciled on a 5" turret.
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:21 PM GMT+7

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@Peter, I stand corrected. I'm still surprised to see the original photo with the neatly outlined star.



Well you were actually right. Look close at the pic, the white wash is over the outer circle around the star, so probably splashed around and over that and it is just the inner circumference of that that makes the star seem to be inside a perfect OD circle.

The Bovington M8 pic was what I was referring to with the joke about perfectly surrounded!

Although, it surprising what pops up in photos now and again.

Ever see a ship on a tank before?

https://i.imgur.com/mk82jmc.jpg
md72
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 05:23 PM GMT+7
@Peter, I stand corrected. I'm still surprised to see the original photo with the neatly outlined star.
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 03:21 PM GMT+7

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Guardian, yes! Boxer, yes!



Cool! I'll do the Guardian first then if I have time, the Boxer.

petbat
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 01:13 PM GMT+7

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So as a armor nube, ho do you guys do white washes?



Usually doing a Hairspray chipping technique:


Try these:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uz1ZEv0oWc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGSpM4NThnk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW-jTj2MrhU

...and what do you mean a perfectly surrounded star and circle is not possible



ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 09:35 AM GMT+7
I did it like this:


Just sloshed it on...
md72
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:42 AM GMT+7
The box art on my M8 includes a 3rd Army version from the Ardennes with winter white wash over the OD. I'd like to do that version. The box shows perfect unpainted circles around the national stars. Somehow, I doubt that ever happened. I imagine that the white wash was applied by hand, using whatever mops and brushes the quartermaster could cough up, by bored, cold uncaring GIs. I seriously doubt that they used spray guns and masks with paint formulated to any Army Navy Standard.

So as a armor nube, ho do you guys do white washes?
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 06:05 AM GMT+7
Guardian, yes! Boxer, yes!
LikesTanks
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 05:40 AM GMT+7
I'd like to put this in

it's armoured, but as it's a 30+ tonner I may be stretching the "car" definition beyond acceptable limits (it's the biggest box in the stash and would leave room for two normal sized kits)
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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 11:56 AM GMT+7
Okay I'll probably go with the Vodnik then....and avoid any low clearance parking structures.
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 03:48 PM GMT+7
Yes Robin. But I bet it is easier to park the Vodnik... and you get less sea sick!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 02:57 AM GMT+7

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I'd have to call the Vodnik a really BIG car, just shy of a truck... So it's juuuust in!



Vodnik:
Weight 7,500 kg
Length 5.8 m
Width 2.6 m
Height 2.6 m
Crew 2

Wouldn't call it that big, it's only 14 cm longer, 60 cm wider and a lot higher than an early seventies Chevy Impala ...

/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 02:52 AM GMT+7
What about the Trumpy M1117 Guardian?
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 02:44 AM GMT+7
I'd have to call the Vodnik a really BIG car, just shy of a truck... So it's juuuust in!
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:18 AM GMT+7
What about a Trumpeter Vodnik (05595)? That may be too big of a vehicle though...I mean it has a BTR-80 turret.

If not, I might go with the sci-fi what-if angle...my alien vampires need transport too.
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 04:39 AM GMT+7
Skoda PA-II as an Austrian Police version
/ Robin
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 03:07 AM GMT+7
No rules about aftermarket, it's wide open
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 09:37 AM GMT+7
I'm in.
Need to figure out what to build but there is time yet.
Maybe a Skoda PA-II Turtle or an ADGZ or something else

Any rules about aftermarket?
Replacement chassis, wheels and possibly a conversion to an Austrian police vehicle for the Turtle.
/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 06:43 PM GMT+7

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You know it, Jesper!



Great, that is what I thought I am in with some Sci-Fi or What-if armoured car.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:11 AM GMT+7
Peter- Thanks for taking the time to post that!!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:10 AM GMT+7
You know it, Jesper!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:51 AM GMT+7
Are Sci-fi and What-if armoured cars allowed?