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What If 4: Machines of the Mind
PanzerHanzler
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 07:41 AM UTC
I'm bit of a john come late on this so may not finish before the deadline. But here are work progress pictures.







It a genetic cross breed of the Amusing Hobby Lowe bashed with the Academy Tiger II late version + a few after market mods. Front hull Tiger style hatches, rear idlers & stowage from Kraut Kits (they also do a set cooling fans for the Lowe)

gcdavidson
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 02:50 PM UTC
Couple updates for WHAT-IF IV campaign:



Trisaw
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 03:01 PM UTC
Amazing, Graeme, the conversions look almost like realistic engineering.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 09:45 AM UTC
Nice work Graeme...
windysean
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 07:39 AM UTC
Hold on! I'm just getting here. Looks like I missed the discussion by 4 weeks, but still 2 weeks until the deadline!
Here's my starting photo:
Stuart bus starting photo by windysean, on Flickr

...and an update this morning:
Construction started. So many wheels and bits to clean. I love this kit though. by windysean, on Flickr

I love this kit, having built the M8 Scott mobile howitzer version already, and I'm making good progress on the little Tamiya.
Cheers!
Sean H.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:44 PM UTC
Sean, the Stewart is a long time favorite of mine. It will be interesting to see what it becomes.
windysean
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Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 08:17 AM UTC
A little progress, beginning the bodywork...
Side wall by windysean, on Flickr
took me two tries to get this a size I liked.
Side wall by windysean, on Flickr
For a clean attachment, I sawed a slot for the wall to lock into.
Cheers!
-Sean H.
ComradeMP
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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 02:35 AM UTC


Made changes here and there, used part of the Voyager PE set and Tank resin PKM.Just need to re-do the canvas cover over the mantlet and add the missing cover detail on the bottom of the mantle. Reposition the smoke grenade launchers and place the antennas, and construct the turret bustle rack. The fun part is placing all the ERA blocks.
windysean
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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 03:16 AM UTC
Man, that's big. Have fun with that many ERA blocks! Looking clean and well-done.
-Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 04:29 PM UTC
Holy crap lol this has turned into the what if SPG campaign lol and i like it ...i have an idea from a pic i saw yrs ago of a Sherman SPG tank destroyer and its looks very cool ,,if i get of my arse and finish the boxer i will got thru my pile of crap and see what i can find ,,i am sure i can knock up something ..its not a hard conversion if i have enough time to build it ..hell i have about 20 dead Sherman's in the spares box so a chassis aint a problem.
I am loving the work going on here and i will get off my butt and do this work and get this model done .
If i cant do the Sherman .,.i am pretty sure there will be another What if campaign pretty shortly afterwards

Phill
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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 03:41 AM UTC
Phill, I'm hoping for a part 5 as well. I still have too many ideas on the backburner.

Cold War SPG with a 105mm howitzer mounted on a Chaffee.
Allied Marder style tank-destroyer based on the Stuart.
Assault Churchill...Lend-lease USSR vehicle converted to a 122mm.
Air cushion version of a LAV-25.
1946-47 German tracked APC

There's also a few mechs, a hover MBT I'm planning for a different site, and my Prepper Bunker/Stronghold. Those are the ones I have parts and pieces currently put aside for.

I also have plans for a revived Zombie Response and Removal Service. Instead of a Government backed organization, it'll be a private service. And an alien invasion deal. Got a few other post-apoc ideas as well.


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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 04:29 AM UTC
I haven't posted or done any work in a long time, being the campaign originator, notwithstanding! However, I have been working on my 25pdr-armed, Aussie-built Churchill and should have some photos of the base coated model by Sunday night, with a bit of luck.

We'll see if I can get yon wee beastie done by the 1st...

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 03:46 PM UTC
Alex ,, God knows i have enough ideas knocking around in my head to keep me busy for quite awhile and the Sherman idea has got to happen ..plus there is some others in there too which i am keeping to my self for now

Paul i am looking forward to seeing your model ..i have always liked the Churchill tank ..have a few of them on the shelves ,,yours should be very interesting .

Made some serious head way on the Boxer ,,had to make a wee plan change due to it looking rather boring ,,the new results are most pleasing and have changed the entire look
The completed model will be seen soon ..the painted one not long after .

Phill
windysean
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 05:42 AM UTC
Moving on (Nov. 1 will be here soon enough!)...
After the Xacto knife and saw, needle files, sandpaper, and emory board... by windysean, on Flickr
Body shape by windysean, on Flickr
Cheers!
Sean H.
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:32 PM UTC
Do you guys need an extra week ?
gcdavidson
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 01:18 PM UTC
Just got mine done tonight:



WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 03:47 PM UTC
Graeme...Nice ,,very very nice a 10x10 Styker is nothing but pure awesome and right up the alley of my warped mind lol
Now the first pic ,,is this a VLAV 25 or very light armoured vehicle .
Yes its the smallest LAV i have ever seen and again ..utterly love this too ..great work mate ..in What if 5 i cant wait to see what you come up with next time

Now mine ...the building is done .. and heres some pics for you guys to take a look at .







Next ,.its gonna be painted..weathered and looking well used .

Phill







Bluestab
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 05:19 PM UTC
Some nice work in this 11th hour.
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 09:52 AM UTC
Alex .,. cheers mate lol .. yeah i didnt realise how short of time i was ,,well this will be done ..its under coated now ..tomorrow the paint will flow ..then the weathering can start ,,i will be done by the finish time .

Phill
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:16 AM UTC
I think I'll get it done soon enough. I'm close behind-- painting soon. Don't change anything on my account. Thanks though.
Sean H
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Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 01:52 PM UTC
First coat of paint is on..then the next two colours ,,then the weathering ,,pics to follow .


Phill
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Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 09:53 PM UTC
Graeme, awesome builds! They look outstanding. you can be proud of those.

Phill, looking forward to see your build with some color on it.
windysean
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Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 02:02 AM UTC
Yes, indeed! Graeme, you've got the mud and dust and fading down perfectly! Really well done.

Here's my progress. I had to have steps on my bus...
Steps are tricky! by windysean, on Flickr
Flippin' steps! by windysean, on Flickr
I think it's going well though. Added all the little kit detail bits last night, and finalizing some grab handles and stuff tonight, then I'm keeping right behind Phill with paint, weathering, etc.
Cheers!
-Sean H.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 03:44 AM UTC
Sean, I don't know what it is...but I like it. The stairs are a nice touch. You caught my interest and I'm interested to see where you go with this one.



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Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 08:03 PM UTC
Sean, that is going to be something out of the ordinary. Bright gloss red for camouflage?