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Half a Year for a Half Track
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:40 PM UTC

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Extension granted! New deadline will be July 15, 2017, and the new campaign name will be Half a Year and Two Weeks for a Half-track...



in the nick of time
Armorsmith
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 08:03 PM UTC
Mike-Shaping up very nicely. Stowage looks good. Waiting on the weathering. The large yellow numbers really make the build stand out. Not something you see everyday and adds another point of visual interest to the blah OD.
69mudbone
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 06:46 PM UTC
Mike... almost
petbat
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:23 PM UTC

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Extension granted! New deadline will be July 15, 2017, and the new campaign name will be Half a Year and Two Weeks for a Half-track...



More like Half a Year and Half a Month for a Half Track...

Looking good Mike. You too Lap Man
eMan
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:47 PM UTC
Progress update.


justsendit
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:14 AM UTC
...👇 See what I mean! This is starting to feel like Jenga!

🔪 Modified stowage from Legend, Value Gear, Verlinden, and a few scratch-built items. Thought I'd do a quick tie-down test with Tamiya masking tape and strands of sewing thread. ✂️






Side rack stowage to follow soon. 📦📦📦 . . .

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 02:21 AM UTC
⏰ Awesome! Thanks Clayton and the "powers that be!" I’m still gonna’ shoot for the original deadline for my M21, but as far as finishing the stowage … well, figure on another six months! Lol! 📦📦📦📦📦📦📦📦 …

@ Peter – Looking good in camo!

📦 📦 📦 . . .
—mike
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 06:56 PM UTC
Extension granted! New deadline will be July 15, 2017, and the new campaign name will be Half a Year and Two Weeks for a Half-track...
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 07:38 AM UTC
Where I am at:


Base coat and camo down. Wheels have base coats too.

Aber screens seem to be a bit blocked by the primer, will have to attend to that - hopefully a sharp blade will fix them. Funny that the screens on the engine deck are fine....
petbat
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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 07:20 AM UTC

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Time flies when you're having fun, and this Campaign has flown by- just 15 days left! Be sure to load your finished photos in the Gallery!!( http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30690 ) Only THREE have finished????
IF some folks needed an extension, ask now, we'll see what the powers that be allow!!



I may need a week or two. Primed and pre-shading done and base colour hopefully today. Once the basic painting is done I need to add straps as well... running hard but the bungee (wife) is pulling me to chores.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 06:50 PM UTC
Sorry to hear it, Dustin, it's amazing how fast the darn calendar moves...I can't believe we're almost halfway through the year, and some of the campaigns I signed up for are suffering too!
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 04:13 AM UTC
I was off to a good start, but sadly I'm not going to finish. :-(
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:26 PM UTC
Time flies when you're having fun, and this Campaign has flown by- just 15 days left! Be sure to load your finished photos in the Gallery!!( http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30690 ) Only THREE have finished????
IF some folks needed an extension, ask now, we'll see what the powers that be allow!!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 07:15 PM UTC
Looks super, Mike, and the louver star is spot on!
justsendit
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 08:16 AM UTC
Thanks, guys!

@ Ken – The camo netting is from Value Gear — can't seem to recall which set. I'm still looking into it, since I'm curious myself. It's quite possible that Steve may have thrown it in as an extra.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 01:49 PM UTC
Looking Good Mike.

Been a busy couple of weekends. All I've managed to do was prime the 250/9. Will get paint down soon. Only 2 weeks to end of build... where can I ship the wife off to?
69mudbone
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 09:15 AM UTC
Mike, looking real nice, I like all the gear you added, did you scratch build the camo net if not what vendor. I like to build the IDF version one of these days
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 07:45 AM UTC
Looks great. Need to get my butt in gear and finish mine up before the deadline.
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 03:47 AM UTC
Thanks Clayton and Chris!

I haven’t seen much activity around the campaign lately, so I thought I’d bore you guys with another M21 update. Most of the detail painting and decal application is done — got lucky with the louver star! ⭐️

Lately, I’ve been messing around with stowage options. Here's what I've come up with so far.

Legend, Value Gear, Verlinden, and misc. spare parts.



One of my Google searches turned-up an image of a half-track fighting compartment floor literally covered with boxes. ... More .50 cal. and C-Ration boxes on order!


Jerry Cans are painted and ready to attach.


Since I need to paint and install the figure into the cab before I can proceed to final assembly, the three main subs (chassis, cab, fighting compartment) are still only dry-fit. Still lots to do!

Hope everyone’s half-tracks are coming along!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 04:58 AM UTC
Coming right along. Like the addition of the exhaust pipe clamp - nice touch.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 03:52 AM UTC
Looking good, Mike, no whining here
justsendit
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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 11:07 PM UTC
Installing the tracks turned out to be a tooth-and-nail battle, but they’re on now. Then, late last night, I was MUI (modeling under the influence) haha! I had a little wine earlier … okay, two glasses.🍷🍷 Unable to sleep, I leaped out of bed and decided to do a little creative askewedness 😜 i.e., adjusting the M21's steering. You probably guessed it … there was a SNAP💥 heard 'round the world! … Let’s just say there was a bit of touchup painting in store for today. 👨🏽‍🎨



Cheers!🍷
—mike
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 08:03 AM UTC
Hi all, Here's another M21 update. There was lots of detail painting and piddling this week.🎨

I think I'm finally done with the winch: Vallejo Dark Rust (70.302).


The 81mm Mortar is ready for installation.


Tires, tracks, and road wheel rubber: Vallejo Dark Rubber (70.306). I'll get around to painting the tracks tomorrow.


Exhaust clamp detail: Vallejo Light Rust (70.301), Oxide Rust Wash (76.506), Transparent Smoke (70.939).


The cab and fighting compartment (ammo racks, radio, .50 cal, etc.) are almost finished as well. I still need to paint the seat cushions, driver and add decals. I just hope my louver star comes out as well as Chris.' 🌟

Cheers!🍺
—mike
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 07:32 PM UTC
Welcome aboard, LapMan!
eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 08:19 AM UTC
Started to build my half track for the campaign, New Connection Models 1/35 Sdkfz 251 7.5cm kwk42.