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JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 05:54 PM UTC
Thanks Fellas for the comments!

Good progress's Colin and Bogi!!

Im looking forward seeing the finished crates Peter!

Ive been debating if I should go with the SK-60 tracks or Fruilmodel ATL-122. I did do a search on the web about any reviews on ATL-122, ended up striking out.

Would anyone know if ATL-122 fit the drive sprockets the came with the kit or Should I just buy them, find out if they fit and let the modeling world know?


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petbat
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 08:13 PM UTC
Hope you enjoyed the lollipop before you used the stick for the sprockets

Nice save on the repairs.
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 09:52 AM UTC
Sherman mine roller update.

All the suspension pieces are ready for assembly.

I had to add new position posts for the drive sprockets. This will help the alignment of the sprocket to the hull.

All the suspension pieces are painted and assembled to the hull.

The kit's link and length tracks went together fairly well. The end connections needed sanding for a proper fit. A repair was made to the outer track cleats due to breakage.

I'm pretty pleased with the outcome of the tracks and suspension pieces.

That's it for now. Good luck everyone with your prospective builds. Bill
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 09:38 AM UTC
BogiBg, great 2nd build of the 5cm armed halftrack. It looks just like the wartime photo.
John A, Nice clean build of the Bison. I like the scratchbuilt radio racks.
Colin, Cool camouflage paint scheme on your big gun panzerjager.
BogiBg, way to go cranking out these quality builds. The 3rd build is unusual and interesting.

Keep up the great work everyone. Bill
BogiBg
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 07:17 AM UTC
Thank's for comments guys, you are making nice progress too.

John, I will try to build Stuart tank with 18pdr gun.

Resicast 18pdr gun just came, together with replacement suspension and wheels from AFV CLUB. Coupled with Eduard photoetch, I am in for - divorce.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 09:37 PM UTC
Looking great guys. BogiBg, another fine model for the stable. Once again you turned out exceptional work.

Nice to see the Bison coming together John A. Not sure if this build will help with the timber as the real thing was painted Dark Gray all over, including the supports. I am not big on scraping wood grain as it is way oversize to scale. I will ne painting some cargo, so maybe I can do a mini tutorial on the crates.

Colin the beast is beginning to really look the part
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 11:05 AM UTC
Looking good! Got the base dunkelgelb and rotbraun camo on, doing detail painting and tracks now:

k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 02:33 AM UTC

Very good work progress, John.
Kalin
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:35 PM UTC
My 1st progress post. All the interior parts are ready for a base coat of Tamiyas (ts-4) german gray rattle can. I figure ill use that instead of ak interactive dunkelgrau (ral7021). Once that's finished drying for a few days. ill spray the interior with ak interactives gelbbraun.



Did a dry fit to make sure everything line-up correctly.





After a lot of thinking on how I should go about this 2nd radio rack. This is what I came up with.




Nothing special but it will work!

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JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:08 PM UTC
Bogibg.. well done again! whats your 3rd build going to be?


Peter.. I do like how your supports turned out! I just have one favor. When you paint your wood supports. May you explain how you paint them and pics?? that's one area I need to take notes on.


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ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 09:30 AM UTC
Bogi you are on fire for this campaign! Well done. Pete, nice work on the UE, I wouldn't have known you shortened the gun trail if you hadn't mentioned it.
BogiBg
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC
I have finished my second entry. I started with Zvezda Sd.Kfz. 251 but after finding too many errors on the kit I decided to go for new Icm Sd.Kfz.251 ausf. "a" end convert it to "b" standard.

and added some aftermarket






I have two pictures of this vehicle and on both seams that there is two colours camo, presuming that it's "tropen" scheme.



So I painted accordingly.

And, finally, finished model







Two down - one to go.
panzerman1
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 09:31 PM UTC
Peter, great job fabricating the timber supports for the PaK. Your tank hunter is taking shape. Keep up the good work.
Bill
BogiBg
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 06:50 AM UTC
By joining to this campaign we subscribed to problems.
It's no big deal Peter, I don't think anybody would notice trail shortening if you didn't mention it.
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 08:13 AM UTC
Where I am at.
I had to remove part of the fenders, cut them away from the hull at the rear and then bend them upward to match the ones in the pic. Needed filling after that.
Fabricated the 'timber' platforms and trail stops. Trickier than they look as I had to laminate styrene sections
to get the right thickness and get the fit right.




Had some issues with the length of the 3.7's trail. Not sure if Tamiya or Dragon are to blame for the disparity. The position of the front wheels was very distinctive in the photo, however when placed on the vehicle to match, the trail legs hung over the back of the UE storage box.... so I had to shorten them a tad - don't tell anyone
petbat
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:55 PM UTC
Kalin. I would be happy to see your additional models. You get the ribbon and the kudos for the first build, the others are just icing on the cake for us if they are funnies too.
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:17 PM UTC
Kalin, you did a wonderful job building and painting this 50mm armed tank hunter. Necessity is the mother of invention....and this tank looks like it did it's job perfectly.
Keep up the good work everyone.
Bill
k_mero4
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 02:16 AM UTC
Thanks for the good words! It was a pleasure for me to participate and to follow with interest the development of the campaign. I have two models that I started working on some time ago, but I have not finished them. I want to finish and present them within the campaign.
If this is not in contradiction with the campaign rules.
Kalin
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 02:32 PM UTC
The Funnies are looking good Gents!


Very will put together and congrats on finishing Kalin!!


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ColinEdm
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 11:48 AM UTC
Very nice Kalin, thanks for participating!
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 09:24 AM UTC
It has come up a real treat Kalin. Very nicely done. Thanks for joining in, we have enjoyed your company. Cheers.
k_mero4
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 07:58 AM UTC
Hello!
This is the final of my project. I hope you enjoyed it.
These are the last photos of my project.















Success!
Kalin
BogiBg
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:57 AM UTC
It's looks nice so far Kalin. Hope you will go for some weathering?
k_mero4
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC
Hello guys!
The campaign is becoming more and more interesting with the new models in it.
Colin, a very strange combination, but a very good work on the model.
William, Sherman looks impressive with these huge wheels.
Here is my progress on my project.












Good luck to all!
Kalin
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 05:56 PM UTC
Work begins on my diminutive Mine roller Sherman. The lower hull is flat packed and required assembly to shape.

The cast transmission piece required extensive coping out to fit the rest of the hull.

A filler strip of styrene was used to mate up the transmission piece to the hull.

Many of the parts are so small, as evidenced by the size of the shackles, so extra care is necessary in handling.

I am impressed by the level of detail in the kit. The boagie assemblies show the same level of detail as in larger kits.

The photo-etch skid plates are another nicely added detail.

That's all for now. Thanks for viewing. Good luck everyone in your perspective builds. Bill