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Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, January 01, 2016 - 11:35 PM UTC
Finally got around to cracking open the box and getting a start on my build:



Yet another kit I picked up in a Tokyo second-hand store. This looks like it will be a surprisingly complex build for such a tiny vehicle, but I guess that's DML. Should be hours of fun in this box.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 05:31 PM UTC
Nice choice, Mark. I am finally getting ready to start my build. The Wehrmacht 1947 anti aircraft walker in 1/48 scale. The kit comes partially pre assembled, so I will take it apart to clean up the parts and then reassemble before painting.

More to follow soon

steve-o
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 02:14 AM UTC
Hello! I'm late to the game but very excited to start a DML 88 that's been in my stash for 8? years.

Lots of great work on here, It's been fun to catch up with everyone's builds.

steve-o
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 02:17 AM UTC
So much fun, that I took the first picture on Friday and work a lot over the holiday weekend.

This kit is absolutely amazing. It's really a treat to put the million (500+) pieces together, and then see how they all fit perfectly, and how much of it can move.



Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 05:29 PM UTC
Looks nice, Steve. I love 88s.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 - 07:41 PM UTC
Nice work, Steve. It is coming together nicely.

Looking forward to see more
steve-o
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Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 11:15 PM UTC
A bit more work on the 88.



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Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 10:48 PM UTC
wow thats a GREAT 88!! cheers!
Mechworker
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Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 06:13 AM UTC
Okay, I've got my entry done!

Check it out at the link below!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/ships-and-tanks/matchbox-172-m16-halftrack/

Here's a pic:


Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 05:54 PM UTC
Nice work, Adam. Don't forget to load your completion photo(s) in the gallery here: http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/29935

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Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 06:50 PM UTC
Steve, that's a very nice build of what I remember to be a somewhat fiddly kit.
The plastic ends of the metal pistons being a tight fit and needing to be filed out to move. Also the meshing of my gears was really loose and the gun would not stay at elevation.

Did you have either of these problems? It might well have been my 'all thumbs' building style to blame as well.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 09:56 PM UTC
Nice old school build, Adam. A trip down nostalgia lane
Mechworker
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Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 06:28 AM UTC
Thanks guys!

I've got some pics in the gallery now, too. I don't think I knew about doing that, so I appreciate the guidance!
Ranger74
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 05:25 AM UTC
Perfect model building weather!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 04:15 PM UTC
All coming down as rain here on the coast.

Anyway, made some real progress over the last couple weeks to the point that I've got primer on and I'm ready to start putting on some paint.

Overall, this is a fantastically detailed and well-constructed kit, the complexities of Dragon instructions notwithstanding. There were some very fiddly, finicky bits to work with, but the only outright problem I found with the kit is the 1mm gap between the upper glacis and the lower armor for driver's compartment. Not sure how Dragon messed that up so bad. I know it's 1mm exactly because a piece of 1mm square styrene fills the gap perfectly:



If you still see a gap it's only because I've simply laid the armor plat on for the photo. Won't be glued in place until after I paint the interior.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 09:06 PM UTC
Jeff, good excuse to stay indoors and build models. Hope you keep power and heating.

Strange gap on the Pz. I. The obvious solution is of course to put in the plastic card to fill the gap, but weird that Dragon would make such a mistake.

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 05:20 AM UTC
My Whirbelwind progress. Doesn't really look like anything yet



Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 06:08 AM UTC

Quoted Text

My Whirbelwind progress. Doesn't really look like anything yet



You're wrong: looks like a Pz IV that wants its belly scratched.

ShermiesRule
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 08:48 AM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

My Whirbelwind progress. Doesn't really look like anything yet



You're wrong: looks like a Pz IV that wants its belly scratched.




Well now that you mention it...
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Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 01:34 PM UTC
A little Progress on my 88mm flakvierling in 1/48 from the Dust Tactics universe. Airbrushing underway. A white splinter pattern is next.

More to follow soon

Ranger74
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:07 AM UTC
FINALLY.....this is the 3rd or 4th group build I have started and 1st one that I actually completed on time@!
It is on the wood base to see if it is large enough. Add some sand and a plaque for name and it will be totally complete.
The Vulcan (M113-based) is still in works after I finish another group build (500+).
My thanks to the group for the encouragement.

Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:21 AM UTC
Jeff, congrats on finishing. A beautiful build that captures the weird look of land based sidewinders.

I have made some more progress on s few of the camouflaged parts for my build.

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Kilo_Uniform
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 10:35 AM UTC
@ Jeff - congratulations on completing your build. Nice model - I have the opportunity to acquire an AFV Club Chaparal from my LHS - anything I should be wary of?

@ Jesper - nice camo - looking forward to seeing it complete.

Regards,
Kobus
Namabiiru
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 05:46 PM UTC
Nice builds, Guys!

Ranger74
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 05:57 PM UTC
[quote]Jeff, congrats on finishing. A beautiful build that captures the weird look of land based sidewinders.

I have made some more progress on s few of the camouflaged parts for my build.

Jesper, - Thanks. Nice sharp lines and angles on the camo. Did you cut masks for the paint?

[quote]Jeff, good excuse to stay indoors and build models. Hope you keep power and heating.

Have natural gas for heat - all underground, but do need electricity to circulate warm air. Luckily the weather service made an error and the weather straight from rain to snow and skipping the freezing rain.