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Half a Year for a Half Track
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 05:28 AM UTC
Looking good, Peter!
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 04:30 AM UTC
Okay, finally able to lay some paint down on the 250/9. Tried something different - used Vallejo acrylics as a filter and pin wash medium. Gave it a go as not a lot will be seen with the turret in, so I had the ability to start over if I needed to. In the end, I am quite happy with the result.

Just working on the detail painting and accessories to add .. and have to do the transmission cover - forgot to prime and base coat that.




petbat
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 03:24 PM UTC

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Should I give the guy on the left a bottle of wine or a rifle



Looking good Sal. Wine would need to be shared around and a rifle is a bit cliché. You could add a little more life to the image thinking a bit outside the obvious.

A pipe or cigarette, a water canteen or just the tin cup from the top, a can of food, an apple, a hunk of sausage, a piece of hard rye bread, etc. Maybe have a bag or box on his right hand side with a few edibles in it to round out the theme.

Then maybe be a bit more adventurous, he could be showing off some war booty - a small framed painting, a musical instrument, a Hat, a book, even a pair of shoes - your options are many and not too hard to fabricate.

Close the thumb up and you can put a map, photo or letter from home in his hand.
Go on, be inventive!!
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 05:57 AM UTC
Nice Clean build there Tom
Here is my progress
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Found some troopers in the spare box too
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Should I give the guy on the left a bottle of wine or a rifle
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 12:02 AM UTC
Lovely work Tom. Thanks for joining in.

Fingers crossed I will get to lay some paint down in the 250 interior today.
69mudbone
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 08:33 PM UTC
Looking good Tom, I like how your tracks turned out. Congrats on crossing the finish line.
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 08:04 PM UTC
Awesome, Tom! Really nice paint job — crisp!
Congrats!🍺

—mike
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 07:44 PM UTC
That is a beautiful Half-track, Tom, very good work!
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 07:26 PM UTC
Here are my finished photos. The same photos are in the gallery.









Great campaign!
Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 02:16 PM UTC
Coming along nicely Tim.

You too Dustin... if it were me, I will have knocked that PE headlight mount off by now
Thirian24
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 04:48 AM UTC
More progress here.

Hard_Target
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 12:35 AM UTC
Starting to make some progress.
Thirian24
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:29 PM UTC
Making some progress on my Sd.Kfz.7 finally.



I should be able to make small progress each day while I'm out of town for work.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 07:33 PM UTC
Old Tamiya kits are like comfort food- no fuss, no glitz, just calories
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 06:50 AM UTC
I'm Back. jet lagged and all...

Great to see some new guys signing up... and some classic kits being built too. Comrade, that Tamiya kit brings back some memories..... Just like the US Half tracks, they are still a decent build considering they are 40 YO .





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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 06:37 AM UTC
Had a SNOW day here in he north east so i was able to get started
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Nice smooth kit so far
justsendit
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 03:35 AM UTC

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... There are some parts that doesn't fit properly. The steering rod is too long, propeller shaft break doesn't fit to the transfer case etc. It hinder the building process, but besides that, making this half track is a real joy.


Hi Marek, Looks like you've got things under control. I recall having similar issues with the M21 at that stage. However, I think you'll find the kit practically snaps together (with thoughtful dry-fitting) from here on. And I completely agree with the joy factor! 😃

@ Ken – That OD looks really good!🍸... Watching with interest.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 06:15 AM UTC
I started on my halfback today. Made some tiny progress. It's a start and hopefully I'll make more progress soon.

I'd upload a picture but I think photobucket is having issues.
RivetCounter
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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 03:18 AM UTC
One poor quality photo just to show my current status. T-48 (SU-57) is under construction. Despite the kit seems to be quite easy, there is a lot of sanding and filling. There are some parts that doesn't fit properly. The steering rod is too long, propeller shaft break doesn't fit to the transfer case etc. It hinder the building process, but besides that, making this half track is a real joy.



And Mike's model is a benchmark for me
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 08:02 PM UTC
I have this in my stash too, Comrade, look forward to your build!
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 08:44 AM UTC

I'm in with this one, it was in the stash so why not?




I'm a few steps in:




Needed a bit of filler here and there, drilled out the ends of the flak guns.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 12:06 AM UTC
Ken- About those 20 year old decals. If they are yellowed try putting them in a window facing the sun for a couple of days to bleach out the yellow. If you are worried about the cracking and falling apart you can spray them with clear gloss and that should hold them together. If you do that you will have to cut/trim each decal individually since after the gloss coat they will all be one big decal. Good luck.
69mudbone
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 10:40 PM UTC
Hi Guys, WIP update applied a green/ blue filter. Now for the gloss coat. I hope these 20 year old decals will work

upload pictures online

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ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 08:37 PM UTC
Timothy and Marek, welcome aboard! Dustin, we have until the end of June, even my halftrack is 3 kits away!
RivetCounter
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 12:18 PM UTC
Hi all, here are my official entry pictures.




I'm going to convert this GMC into T48 (SU-57) version. I think, this will be quite easy and not time-consuming project.