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Tank Transporter Campaign
Dragon164
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:36 PM UTC
Welcome to the Campaign for Tank Transporters or Heavy Equipment Transport Vehicles.


Starting Oct,01 2012 and finishing Dec, 31 2013. Scale 1/72 to 1/16.

The Rules:

1) Must not be more than 30% done

2) Must show photo of kit at the beginning

3) Must show progress photos ~ this is highly suggested!

4) Must show a finished photo and upload image in the proper gallery

5) Have fun ~ most important rule of all!

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I have the HobbyBoss M1070 Tractor & trailer as well as the Trumpeter MAZ-537G Trailer Mid Production. Will probably do both.


Still waiting for the engine for the M1070.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:52 PM UTC
I really like the sound of this Rob ,, will have to see how things go for me in the near future but ya you can count me in on this .

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:32 PM UTC
Rob,
Would a railway Gondola like this



qualify as a Heavy Equipment Transport

Only thing that I have in the stash that is used for transportation
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 12:13 AM UTC
Sooner or later I'm gonna get round to that Faun SLT that's lingering in the stash - I'm in!

Tom
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 12:23 AM UTC
As much as I'd like to justify the cash on the 1/35 Tamiya Dragon Wagon, I'll probably go with the 1/72 Academy version. Maybe throw one of those DML 1/72 Shermies on it.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 03:57 AM UTC
Ohhh, expensive builds.

What about redneck philosophy? A 4X4 pickup pulling a flatbed trailer?










~ Jeff
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 05:28 AM UTC
I have the MAZ in stash and a half-build Faun Transporter.
But I don't have time for now, might start it next May-June, still unclear about it.

Just an idea to get more people in, since not everyone has this big and expensive kits in stash,
Transporting & Engineering Campaign (allowing Recovery and Bridgelayer tanks )

Just an idea Rob ...
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 05:37 AM UTC
Great Phil! the HobbyBoss kit is what got me back into modelling.

Sal, I don't see how you could get heavy equipment on that. Sorry.

Tom, Sounds good! I have that on my to get list.

Jeff, I don't know if you could find a large enough trailer or big enough pickup.

John, Thanks I have thought of that but would prefer to keep it as a tank transporter campaign if possible.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 07:26 AM UTC

Quoted Text

As much as I'd like to justify the cash on the 1/35 Tamiya Dragon Wagon, I'll probably go with the 1/72 Academy version. Maybe throw one of those DML 1/72 Shermies on it.



My thoughts exactly... I'm in! Just don't know yet if it'll be the M4A1/76 or the M4...

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 11:10 AM UTC
I'd also jump onboard if the timeline was prudent..just finished a MAZ- late for the support campaign, would love to add the SLT-56 or better yet the M1070 !

The list is definately narrow for this one though..but still a great proposal
Nito74
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 11:37 AM UTC

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I'd also jump onboard if the timeline was prudent..just finished a MAZ- late for the support campaign, would love to add the SLT-56 or better yet the M1070 !

The list is definately narrow for this one though..but still a great proposal




That was a great MAZ Jeff !!

I still haven't started mine, maybe next year, still have a lot on my bench.. the Faun is a great kit ( didn't finish mine... only the trailer is missing)

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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 11:54 AM UTC
I would be on board, been looking at possibly building accurate armour's diamond-T M19 transporter. Timeline sounds good to me.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 11:58 AM UTC
Would Trumpeter's DF-21 ballistic missile launcher be acceptable? Been looking for a reason to buy one of these. When do you plan on running the campaign?
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 04:51 PM UTC
Welcome aboard,Stefan,Jeff and Christofer!

Matt, yes that is in line with what I hope for this campaign
Welcome aboard.

The plan is for a campaign from Oct.1st this year to Dec.31st next year.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 04:58 PM UTC

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I am proposing a Campaign involving Tank Transporters or Heavy Equipment Transport Vehicles.



Just wondering, whats is your definition of a heavy transport vehicle. Would a 8t half-track be big enough or must it be something capable of moving a SPG etc.

Cheers.
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 05:21 PM UTC
Hi Max,
That is a very good question, one I am having trouble coming to a decisive answer on.
Could you include a towed gun or trailer?

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 07:48 PM UTC
Rob ,, the 8 ton half track was pretty much a medium weight half track ,, you know it mounted light weight weapons and towed medium weight guns .
I think for this campaign 12ton and up would be a better choice ..the 12 ton towed the 17cm and bigger guns of the WW2 German army so i think those would work real well .
The 12ton also mounted the 88cm gun which the 8ton could not do .

Thats my 2 cents ,.time for dinner

Phill
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 08:40 PM UTC
Thanks Phill,

Yes I will have to agree, I`m sorry but the 8t will not work for this campaign.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 09:05 PM UTC
I was thinking that the 8t might be pushing things a bit. I wouldn't have been able to build something for it to tow in this campaign, I'm just trying to sort out what to build for all the upcoming campaigns.
While I'm here, would a 12t like the Trumpeter Sd.Kfz.8 DB10 Gepanzerte 12t be ok. Do we have a ruling on what weight something must be able to tow.

cheers

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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 09:11 PM UTC
Count me in with my M1070 HET ....was gonna use it for the OIF campaign, but i got plenty more in the stash to choose from
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 09:13 PM UTC
Max,
I am going to say yes, go for it.

It would be nice if you included the towed gun, but now I may be pushing it.

Cheers Rob.
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 09:17 PM UTC
Jon,
Great! it was seeing the post in your campaign that gave me the push to go ahead with this one. I did not want everyone to start theirs before I could get a campaign going.
I will most likely be doing Dragons M1A2 Sep for your campaign.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 09:25 PM UTC
@Rob...it was one of the of the reason i started the campaign but since then i have acquired a couple more models that i wanted to do instead.....so perfect timing
kruppw
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2012 - 06:17 AM UTC
What about commercial trucks used by the military for line hauling? We used or still use (depending on branch of service)Mac trucks and ken worth to haul milvan and conex containers since their cheaper to operate than purposely built tank transporters. I know you can still get the older revell/monogram 1/32 trucks and miniman factory makes some 1/35 resin trucks.
Boris1991
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2012 - 06:38 AM UTC
Count me in as well, I will be building the M1070 + trailer with all the ET Model PE sets on it.
How does this work? first time for me. will I get a verification mail or something like that?

Boris