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Engineering the Future
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2015 - 07:30 AM UTC
Thanks Matt here is some more progress
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Need to do a little more work with the cables and chains and then its time to start on the weathering
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2015 - 04:14 PM UTC
I just got some Vallejo paint and the weather has cleared up. I will be tackling my build, today.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 07:06 AM UTC
Lakota, nice finish on that dozer

ltb073, looked like the decals layed down fine from here.

I just read that the deadline is the 15th and not the 31st. I gotta get going on the assault bridge !!!




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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 03:38 PM UTC

Hi guys,

Few days before the deadline and I've 10000 pieces still to be put all together to complete my 251/7 sturmbrucke. This AFV kit is veeeery detailed, maybe tooooo much.

Only 20 (!) pieces just to assemble the aft doors and their frame:






...in progress...

Cheers

Giovanni

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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 03:31 PM UTC

...and now, after further build, ready to be shifted to paint workshop for primer:



Cheers

Giovanni
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 07:05 PM UTC

Hi KoSprueOne,


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I just read that the deadline is the 15th and not the 31st. I gotta get going on the assault bridge !!!



Yes, only few hours left...I'm rumming with my sturmbrucke...But it will be not easy to meet the deadline...

Cheers
Giovanni
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 07:08 PM UTC

...and this is my update: still in the painting workshop, after primer and 1st coat...





In progress...

Cheers
Giovanni
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 02:20 PM UTC
Here is the progress shot of my M984A1, ready to airbrush and I wish I could finished it before the deadline.


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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 03:04 PM UTC
I will request one more extension for three weeks, from now.
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 04:42 PM UTC

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I will request one more extension for three weeks, from now.





YEEEEESSSS, It should be great until end of month !
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 05:57 AM UTC

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I will request one more extension for three weeks, from now.



Then I can finish the assault bridge AND get enough sleep. I've been pulling late nighters to get finished

Giovanni, eMan, looks like good progress from you both.




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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 07:31 AM UTC
eman: I'm really liking you M948A1.

giovani: That has come together very nicely. Looking forward to the paint.
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 03:46 AM UTC




Dry brushing started with an olive drab color then lightened slightly for a second pass. One more pass with a lighter shade then decals. The bridge boards got my attempt at looking like the green paint wore off the wood in the middle of each section. Aluminum wear will follow on the aluminum parts where appropriate




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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 05:59 AM UTC
KoSprueOne: The bridging equipment is awesome. You really captured how the boards would wear. The tank is also looking quite good.
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 08:27 AM UTC
Thank you. I think that part is wood and the green parts are aluminum





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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 11:56 AM UTC

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Thank you. I think that part is wood and the green parts are aluminum








I believe that it is made of steel. Aluminum was rather expensive. But, I only base this on the availability of resources.
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 06:15 PM UTC
KoSprueOne Nice job there I like the weathering on the boards as well
Well I think Im ready to finally call my M-26 finished
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Comments suggestions are more tghen welcome before I post a picture in the gallery
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 01:42 AM UTC
Sal: Nice job. I would go back over the decals, with a green filter, if you aren't going for new. If you have and decal solvent, the registration number, on the left side needs some touch up. If you are happy with it, run with it. After all, that's what this hobby is about.
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 02:00 AM UTC
ltb073, I like the M26. I can't think of anything I would have done differently except maybe the spare wheel. It probably wouldn't look the same as the other tires/wheels in current use?

I've extended my research into the the SBG Bridge material to include the WWII Bailey Bridge. A site I found describes it like this:

" There were 5 basic considerations that informed the design;

1) ...

2) all parts were to be made from readily available materials and welded, certainly no aluminium alloys which were earmarked for Spitfires and the like!

3) . . .

4) . . .

5) . . . "


I'm going with steel. I guess you are right, Matt




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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 02:28 AM UTC

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ltb073, I like the M26. I can't think of anything I would have done differently except maybe the spare wheel. It probably wouldn't look the same as the other tires/wheels in current use?

I've extended my research into the the SBG Bridge material to include the WWII Bailey Bridge. A site I found describes it like this:

" There were 5 basic considerations that informed the design;

1) ...

2) all parts were to be made from readily available materials and welded, certainly no aluminium alloys which were earmarked for Spitfires and the like!

3) . . .

4) . . .

5) . . . "


I'm going with steel. I guess you are right, Matt







Well, that's a rare thing.

Just finished a commission and earned myself a well-deserved beer. Tomorrow, my D9R is up for the paint shop.
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 01:10 AM UTC
Rigging started using 10-lb test fishing line. I'll try to paint it to look like cable. I just could bare the stray fibers that thread provides






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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 06:14 AM UTC
rigging done before paint. The bridge is not glued at the hinge yet so I'll add tension (weight) to this when I apply glue






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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 06:52 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Wow, KoSprueOne, nice build. Love that wood finish and rigging. Can't wait to see it completed.

Sal, love the M-26, nice model. What did you think of the kit? I've got one but haven't looked at it much since I bought it about 10-15 years ago.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"

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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 07:48 AM UTC
Thanks, Don

I'm painting the rigging tonight and will work on a more realistic tension to it all probably tomorrow




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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 02:55 PM UTC

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Sal, love the M-26, nice model. What did you think of the kit? I've got one but haven't looked at it much since I bought it about 10-15 years ago.



Hi Don thanks for the complement. I really liked this kit it was a bit more than the typical Tamyia kit with a bit more detai but with that same easiness . Probably the largest Tamiya kit I ever built. Had fun with it and that's what counts.
Great campaign Matt thanks for the extensions