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Unfinished Builds 2017
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 05:27 PM UTC
I've uploaded an image of Steve Kiernan's Tamiya M4A1 in the gallery as he was having problems getting it there.
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 03:50 PM UTC
Looks good! Another great finish!

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

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
dukw - Centurion AVRE
erichvon - Opel Blitz
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
Knuckles - Zvezda 1/35 BMPT
Martinvidas - Model Collect 1/72 TOS-1 Buratino
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
SGTJKJ -Dust Tactics Walkers
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV
MLD
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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 01:26 PM UTC
annndddd done!
Another long term shelf life project (+-16yrs??) bought as a 'new' release and brought back to life after seeing Georg Eyerman's Krote Duck.
Painted in an attempt to get the Leopard frog 'look'..

Pics are in the gallery.






MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 02:28 PM UTC
Another dark horse makes a strong finish..MaK 1/20 Gans 'Battlefrog'
But I burned out a fluorescent bulb and started knocking wiring off, so the universe was telling me to finish tomorrow. Tonights pictures are terrible, better ones tomorrow.

It's due on the AMPS nationals tables Friday afternoon, so tick tock..



SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 06:47 AM UTC
Tonight I got around to paint the white camouflage. Straight after having painted it I scratched it to simulate battle wear from Zvergorad

More to follow

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 09:38 AM UTC
More progress. The two base colors of steel and grey are on. A couple of hours spend in front of the television with masking tape and the pattern of the splinter camo is on. Next a white spray to complete the base camouflage.

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GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 09:29 PM UTC
Done
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Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - Meng Pickup Toyota Technical
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
dukw - Centurion AVRE
erichvon - Opel Blitz
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
Knuckles - Zvezda 1/35 BMPT
Martinvidas - Model Collect 1/72 TOS-1 Buratino
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
SGTJKJ -Dust Tactics Walkers
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 08:11 PM UTC
I am in with two Dust Tactics walkers. They are from the Dust Tactics game based on alternative history of WWII. It is 1947 and WWII is still raging.

I have had these setting on a shelf for more than a year and it is now time to get them finished. The models actually come preassembled so first task is to take them ApS art and clean up the parts.

Next is basic painting and then details.

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jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 08:31 AM UTC
Thanks, Gary.

Jim
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 04:01 PM UTC
Congratulations on finishing your build!

Done
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Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - Meng Pickup Toyota Technical
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1
jimb
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 09:15 AM UTC
Managed to finish up my Florida Highway Patrol 2006 Dodge Charger today. It's been a long haul.










It has some issues, but it's done. Would I build another Lindberg Dodge Charger kit? Yes, I believe I would. Would I do it as a FHP car? Absolutely not!

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 07:29 AM UTC
Oh, it's not done in those photos. Still needs the glass (front & sides), push bar, and light bar to be installed. It's close. Very close.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 02:17 PM UTC
Jim,
Done is done.
Call that one a win, and bonus points for perseverance.
What's next?
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 09:46 AM UTC
I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel! (and it's not the headlamp of an oncoming train this time)








It's getting there. Not perfect, but I'm pleased after all of the trouble this build has been.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 07:28 AM UTC

Quoted Text

A couple of things here. First--that Meng technical is AWESOME! Really fine job,a nd after seeing it, there is now one on its way to me.



Christian,
Uh-oh.. I wasn't trying to be a plastic enabler.. -grin-

Thanks for the kind words, much of the credit goes to Meng. The truck kit is simple in construction, but the fit is really good.

Overall the Trumpeter Zu-23 gun is a better kit, but more parts and more fiddly to build. That build is still stalled, but this one is done.

I'll be looking for more of these at AMPS in a couple of weeks for sure.

Mike
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 05:04 AM UTC
Unfinished Build 2017

Done
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Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
MLD - Meng Pickup Toyota Technical
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
dukw - Centurion AVRE
erichvon - Opel Blitz
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
Knuckles - Zvezda 1/35 BMPT
Martinvidas - Model Collect 1/72 TOS-1 Buratino
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
SGTJKJ - Forgeworld Tank
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV
Knuckles
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 04:32 AM UTC
A couple of things here. First--that Meng technical is AWESOME! Really fine job,a nd after seeing it, there is now one on its way to me.

Second, I am in. I have enlisted my 1/35 Zvezda BMPT which took a back shelf to another couple of builds. She's primed now, and ready for paint and tracks.
Martinvidas
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 04:20 AM UTC
I'll enter the group with TOS-1 Buratino from Model Collect in 1/72 scale. Right now it's looking this way:
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 06:36 PM UTC
Congratulations, both on picking one and finishing it!

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Done
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Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
MLD - Meng Pickup Toyota Technical
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
dukw - Centurion AVRE
erichvon - Opel Blitz
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
SGTJKJ - Forgeworld Tank
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV

MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 01:42 PM UTC
annndddd Done!

the dark horse finisher....

Meng Pickup with Zu-23






It's a sweet little kit, the separate windows (no model car glass tub like the first truck releases) goes together really well.
Since Meng did not license with Toyota, the tailgate doesn't have the raised logo. With the gate down, or the gun mounted it hardly shows. It wouldnt be too hard to cut the logo from sheet plastic, it's in an etch set out there somewhere too.

I'd already finished the gun for another build, but it goes neatly onto the bed.

I'll drop pictures into the campaign gallery as well.
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 08:33 PM UTC
Done
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Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
dukw - Centurion AVRE
erichvon - Opel Blitz
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - DML Panther Ausf. A, 1/20 Mak Gans "Battlefrog",Meng Pickup truck
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
SGTJKJ - Forgeworld Tank
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV

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Steve, don't forget to upload a picture to the campaign gallery.
http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30764
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 03:18 PM UTC
Every once in a while, the Modeling Gods favor the industrious.
MLD
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:50 AM UTC
A very short amount of bench time at the end of a frustrating day to get the tires pigmented and start the dust coat....
annddd disaster narrowly averted.

When using the pigments I put down a sheet of white paper to keep the benchtop somewhat tidy..
so I get the pigments on, knock off the wiper blade, finish the pigments, and throw the paper in the trash..

THEN I remember the wiper.
Lucky me it's right there in the paper and unbroken.
Glued back in place
an
Back on the shelf..





GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 06:26 AM UTC
Only 9 months left!

I was doing this as well. I finally decided to stick with the Merkava. I have so many un-built kits. I need to concentrate on one at a time.
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 05:20 AM UTC
all right maybe it is time to admit I have a... situation with unfinished kits.
Not 'a problem' exactly, just a situation....

Went downstairs to work on the Panther, picked up the Battlefrog... annnnddddd worked on the Meng pick-up.





on the plus side... I am SURE to finish SOMETHING for this campaign.. how much time do I have left???