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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 02:06 AM UTC

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Campaign approved. Here's a link to the campaign page for enlisting.

Anti-Aircraft









Thanks Gary, you're a star!

And also thanks for fixing the SCUD/SAM wording there. These will be my last proposals for the year as I have much to do in the way of building ... and I like it that way.

And then there are my RC projects too.








~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:43 AM UTC
All locked & loaded sir

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 11:00 AM UTC
I am number 5 ,, and after hearing some news today i will be building something which is gonna blow your brains out and i am still getting over it
Not gonna tell ya until its in my grubby little hands but i know y'all gonna love it .

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 11:23 AM UTC
I hope all is well with you Phill and it wasn't bad news.

Also, Gary Kato ... could you please delete the question mark in the title? I forgot to ask about that.








~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 11:36 AM UTC
I have three options here:
- 88 gun OOB
- Flakpanzer IV
- Trumpeter's Flak Halftracks

or... 88 gun over some hybrid tank version.
Tanksami
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 11:45 AM UTC
John,

Nothing at all wrong with having options!!

The more the merrier lol

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 01:16 PM UTC
Enlisted. Now to save my pennies for an M-42

Happy Modeling, -zon
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 01:35 PM UTC
Hey Zon,

Well I can say that the M42 duster is worth your pennies for sure, I know their has been some arguments about the wheel hubs & if people want to fix need to get the M41 Walker Bulldog wheels & tracks also frivolous AFV.

Cheers Mike
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 01:56 PM UTC
FLAK

Oh, Yeah!

Sounds sweet to me! I'll be in whenever things start up next year (whew thankfully this will be NEXT year. I have too many things going and not enough time this one!).

It's the excuse I need to build that neat Dragon SdKfz 10/5 2cm Flak 38 w/ armor! I finger this kit at least 2 - 3 times a week. Or maybe the D's new SdKfz 10/4 w/ Flak 30... I'm itching to see this.

Or maybe Dragon's recently announced Flakpanzer IV Ostwind 3.7cm... this'll be HOT!

Or maybe D's Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind G hull... got it. Love the Wirbel. It's calling me...

Or maybe the CyberHobby Opel Blitz w/ 2cm Flak 38... looks way cool with that sled mount ... it's shaking my shelf as I type.

Or maybe...

Choices, Gents, choices!

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 08:23 PM UTC

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I hope all is well with you Phill and it wasn't bad news.



Jeff .. Oh don't worry about that change of plans matey i was going to build one model for this campaign but another model is going to turn up and its freakin huge and its totally resin ..ohh man i will never learn

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 08:47 PM UTC
I'm about ready for an all resin kit after all the dust settles and Campaigns have been finished.

Accurate Armor has a few I have longing to do but that's a discussion for another thread!

I think my build for this Campaign will be the Sgt. York kit.







~ Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 08:56 PM UTC
Oh the ol Sgt York .. a classic model man and a very nice choice ,sounds like the old Tamiya kit ya talking about and if it is change those barrels buddy .. i built one a for customer couple of years ago and replaced the barrels with RB Models ones ..oh dude they looked brilliant .
Well worth a loose change they cost


Phill
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 09:50 PM UTC
Jeff,

What is this "finished with campaigns" phrase?? I have yet to start & finish my first one but even I have released that they snow ball just like the stash lol.

Just to throw it out their how about a new campaign lol start june 01 2013 - finish March 2014 & the base kit has to be resin I.E Accurate Armour, Sovergien,Azimut Etc Etc

Let you out Never!! Boowhha haha

Cheers Mike
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:06 PM UTC
Mike ,,It's a good idea for a campaign but and sorry mate there;s a but and its a pretty big one .. cost .
90% of full resin kits cost a rather serious amount of money .
It's not uncommon to see resin truck models in the area of $200 NZ and thats not even a big truck ,,anything tank based fulls into the department of "OUCH" .
This type of campaign i for one could not afford to join .
Check this out and you'll see what i mean and this is in US coinage aswell .
http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=HF%20009

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:50 PM UTC
Phill Mate,

Yes i can see that now lol, but I may also stumble across some goodies every once in a blue moon, lol look at the T35 I picked up lol

I will roll it around my head for awhile

Mike
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 04:46 PM UTC
Jeff Sir,

I have a couple of kits that I can do for this & maybe getting a third all defintitely fit the criteria, but I have also been kicking around an idea that to me just smacks of plain logic, just never seen a photo of it. We all know the Germans mounted all sorts of AA guns on captured British trucks in the desert, now my understanding & following question is as far as I know the Bedford ql gun portee was to small for a german pak 40, so my thoughts had always been why wouldn't they mount a flak 36 3.7 on one?? Using a flak 30 or 38 would have been a waste of such a strong truck. Hence my thoughts on the 3.7 as they had more issue with the desert airforce than tanks.
Just a thought
Cheers Mike
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 05:39 PM UTC
Mike: thanks for the scoop on the Duster. I'll likely keep it OOTB but it's good to know the fix on the wheels. The only mod I might do is to research the national guard unit in my hometown (can't remember) that had these. When I was 11 or 12 they had an open house and I got to drive one for a short bit.

Happy Modeling, - zon
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 06:27 PM UTC
Zon,

All good mate, I can't decide either wether to do it OOB or tweak it a little not that it needs it!!

Mike
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 10:10 PM UTC

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Jeff Sir,

I have a couple of kits that I can do for this & maybe getting a third all defintitely fit the criteria, but I have also been kicking around an idea that to me just smacks of plain logic, just never seen a photo of it. We all know the Germans mounted all sorts of AA guns on captured British trucks in the desert, now my understanding & following question is as far as I know the Bedford ql gun portee was to small for a german pak 40, so my thoughts had always been why wouldn't they mount a flak 36 3.7 on one?? Using a flak 30 or 38 would have been a waste of such a strong truck. Hence my thoughts on the 3.7 as they had more issue with the desert airforce than tanks.
Just a thought
Cheers Mike








Mike ... dispense with the Sir, PLEASE! We're all friends here.

I have no problem with what you're enquiring about, as long as the two pieces are in or from the same year(s) of conflict. Mogadishu or WWII. That's the beauty of trucks with flaks mounted on them. I am mainly concerned on AFVs, just don't want anything made up but those guns were mounted on just about everything ... even Schwimmwagens and trains too.








~ Jeff
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 10:29 PM UTC
Jeff (Sir no more)

All cool thanks for that like i said just a thought trying to prove it to the "they didn't do thats" is something i may cross at a later date to do it

Cheers Mike
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 11:55 PM UTC
Hey ya me laddos .. not much happening here with me ..been working on cars for the last 4 days and its times like this i wish i didnt know as much about fixing the damn things as i do ,anywhys i been reading about your flak idea Mick and i am pretty sure there's gonna be a wee problem .
I am pretty certain that the Falk 36 never saw service in North Africa ..the 20mm was there for sure and the 88 but i can't ever remember seeing the 37mm there and even after hunting the net and reading some books nothing turned at all mentioning the 37mm in North Africa .
But i aint gonna give up looking yet

Phill
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 11:55 PM UTC
I'll pick up a Shilka for this one.
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 12:00 AM UTC

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I'll pick up a Shilka for this one.







I like your choice!








~ Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 12:55 AM UTC
Hi Jeff,
count me in, at the moment I have only a vague idea of what
to build. But something will turn up
Was there such a thing as a Flak StuG?
Paul
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 05:50 PM UTC
I'm just kicking around some ideas.

Does it have to be a real vehicle? Can it be a developmental vehicle like a Sgt York or even scratchbuild something completely fictitious?