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Unfinished Builds 2017
Chapman
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 08:50 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper, yeah I will have the drivers hatch open up front, one of the rear engine doors open, and the top is an open top superstructure housing the 47mm gun. Eventually, I want it in a vignette where the crew are working on the broken down engine.
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 10:04 PM UTC
Looks good, Doug! It's a shame about PhotoBucket. That's why I don't trust "The Cloud".
dtniedert
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 07:46 PM UTC
Evidently I will not be using photobucket anymore so here is a test image from my new Imgur account.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 01:11 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments on my walkers, guys. Much appreciated.

Chris, great job on the interior. Will it be visible once the model is finished?
Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 09:04 AM UTC
Gary- thanks, I have been putting these off to long. one used to be camo till I stripped it to try another idea.

Jesper- Those came out great. If I didnt have so much other stuff to build I would be buying some of them to do also.
Chapman
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 06:36 AM UTC
So I got the interior of this tiny tank/tank destroyer built, painted and weathered. Good fun but lots of tiny parts and order of operations really mattered here.
Added some extra wiring and a couple of bolts here and there. Progressing nicely with the exterior and should have an update on that later in the week.



Chapman
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 06:32 AM UTC
Jesper, wow I haven't ever seen them before but will keep a look out for my son, he loves this style of mech models! Thanks for the intell and again, great finish!
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 03:49 AM UTC
Absolutely!

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
CBacon84 - Testors 1/35 M4A3
Chapman - Hobby Boss 4.7cm Pak(t) auf R 731(f)
dtniedert - Trumpter T-62 Mod. 72, Academy 1/35 K1A1
dukw - Centurion AVRE
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jugjunkie - Trumpeter BTR-40
Knuckles - Zvezda 1/35 BMPT
Martinvidas - Model Collect 1/72 TOS-1 Buratino
Mrclark7 - M1
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
Pave-Hawk - Tamiya SAS Jeep, LRDG Truck
Robbd01 - 1/35 Pz.Kpfw 35(t), Zvezda T-34/76 M1943, BA-?
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
TMoon - Takom 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV
Zhivago - Heller 1/72 Amiot 143
Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 01:43 AM UTC
May I enter with an Abrams? I have two needing to be finished. I just finished a Fury Sherman last night, but didnt have the way to prove it was unfinished unlike these two.

GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 01:19 PM UTC
Two fewer kits to insist on finishing them!

Done
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erichvon - Opel Blitz
Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - Meng Toyota Pickup Technical, MaK Gans 'Battlefrog'
SGTJKJ -Dust Tactics Walkers
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
CBacon84 - Testors 1/35 M4A3
Chapman - Hobby Boss 4.7cm Pak(t) auf R 731(f)
dtniedert - Trumpter T-62 Mod. 72, Academy 1/35 K1A1
dukw - Centurion AVRE
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jugjunkie - Trumpeter BTR-40
Knuckles - Zvezda 1/35 BMPT
Martinvidas - Model Collect 1/72 TOS-1 Buratino
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
Pave-Hawk - Tamiya SAS Jeep, LRDG Truck
Robbd01 - 1/35 Pz.Kpfw 35(t), Zvezda T-34/76 M1943, BA-?
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
TMoon - Takom 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV
Zhivago - Heller 1/72 Amiot 143
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 12:54 PM UTC
Thanks a lot, Chris. Much appreciated.

The walkers are 1/48 scale. They come preassembled, so it a matter of taking them apart, cleaning up the parts, painting, putting it back together and doing the weathering. Slightly different from normal, but great kits.
Chapman
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 05:08 AM UTC
Jesper,
The walkers look fantastic, what scale are those? I really like the paint camo and finish you achieved!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 01:49 AM UTC
My Dust Tactics walkers are now finished. Pretty satisfied with the result. Great to finally see these finished.

Comments welcome.









Zhivago
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 11:03 PM UTC
Some small progress on the Amiot 143. Based on other build photos and the limited number of stuff available by Google search, I don't know how historically accurate any of this is--and I'm not losing sleep over it, either! Just having some fun and trying to make it representative of the real thing (or as close to it as I can get).



2002hummer
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 09:37 PM UTC
I am in. I have an Northrop F5 freedom fighter I started for the very civilian campaign. I t was to be in Boeing colours. I will try and finish it off for this campaign.
Cbacon84
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 10:21 AM UTC
Amazing what a basic paint job can do, right is how it looked right out of the box with how the instructions would have you build it, left is after airbrushing on OD green. 100% better

GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:15 AM UTC
Welcome to the campaign! I hope you get it built. It doesn't look too far from being done.
Cbacon84
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 04:31 AM UTC
started this for the Build a Dog Campaign last year but did not get it finished in time. so going to try and finish it here so i can clean out my work space a bit for some of the other kits i'm working on. anyway this is an ex-motorized kit/toy that was released by Testers and is supposed to be a very basic M4a3 in 1:35 scale.

GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 12:10 PM UTC
Sorry, I missed erichvon's Opel Blitz getting done!

Done
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erichvon - Opel Blitz
Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - Meng Toyota Pickup Technical, MaK Gans 'Battlefrog'
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
Chapman - Hobby Boss 4.7cm Pak(t) auf R 731(f)
dtniedert - Trumpter T-62 Mod. 72, Academy 1/35 K1A1
dukw - Centurion AVRE
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jugjunkie - Trumpeter BTR-40
Knuckles - Zvezda 1/35 BMPT
Martinvidas - Model Collect 1/72 TOS-1 Buratino
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
Pave-Hawk - Tamiya SAS Jeep, LRDG Truck
Robbd01 - 1/35 Pz.Kpfw 35(t), Zvezda T-34/76 M1943, BA-?
SGTJKJ -Dust Tactics Walkers
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
TMoon - Takom 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV
Zhivago - Heller 1/72 Amiot 143
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:21 AM UTC

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gotta look into these. thanks for showing.



You're welcome. Notice that some kits can be bought in three styles:
- premium, the model is put together and completely painted.
- basic, the model is put together and basecoated. This is the form of most my models. I then take the model apart, clean mouldlines, paint and assemble again.
- kit form. Basically the kit on sprues. This is the form I will buy all new kits in. Much better than way.

Hope that helps.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 09:32 AM UTC
gotta look into these. thanks for showing.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 06:37 PM UTC
Slow progress, but so far no big issues. Next are the last few details and some touch ups. Then weathering can begin.

More to follow



Zhivago
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 06:47 PM UTC

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I have been fascinated by French bombers of WW2. They seemed have been designed by an aeronautical engineer and an architect! I have a Heller MB 210 somewhere that needs finishing some day.



Same here! I recently bought a Potez that looks pretty strange. I built that many years ago as a kid, and I'm looking forward to doing it again with better equipment and improved skills. There are a few old Heller kits out there that I'd like to acquire and eventually build. Inter-war French equipment in general fascinates me.
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:12 PM UTC
I have been fascinated by French bombers of WW2. They seemed have been designed by an aeronautical engineer and an architect! I have a Heller MB 210 somewhere that needs finishing some day.
Zhivago
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 05:53 PM UTC