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RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:21 AM GMT+7
Progress on my Israeli staghound:

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and after some exchange and research, i found that the israeli staghound don't have fuel drums.
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
Member Since: September 02, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:21 AM GMT+7
Hi, guys!

Time for me to join the build.
I have done some progress Sunday, but I was unable to post my pics until now:

The suspension complete:



Relatively easy and straightforward build so far; the kit has only a few circles as interior detail. (Oh! Ejector pin marks you said? OK!). The fit is excellent.
I'm thinking already to painting. Maybe I'm going to let the louvers half-open. Does anybody knows if the inside should be red primer or interior white?

Thank you!
Gabriel
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:40 AM GMT+7
Cool choice, Damian. Looking forward to see that kit getting build.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Member Since: August 06, 2005
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:04 PM GMT+7
...and Mark, that is the macro view we get, not the real life braille scale. Looks good anyhow.

Damian, I'd love to see that Red cat built. I have been thinking of picking up the kit myself
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:06 PM GMT+7
What about big, bad, heavy, fast and deadly Rooikat?
md72
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 04:56 PM GMT+7
Yep, once it buttoned up, I'm going to be the only one that knows what's in there.

over lighted to see into the dark compartment.
With the top cover in place.

with the hatches closed the driver's seat is gone forever.
With the turret in place there's very little to be seen inside.


md72
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 04:14 AM GMT+7
Yes, unless I commit major surgery, the entire driver's compartment is hidden when the shell goes on. There will be a little bit of the crew compartment visible through the turret..
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 07:49 PM GMT+7
Good start Mark. Will much of the interior be seen after the hull top and turret goes in? I have built the Tamiya 1/35th scale one and a lot is hidden
md72
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 05:14 PM GMT+7
Progress! got the interior painted and installed and the basic hull assembled.


md72
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 09:57 AM GMT+7
OK, finally under way. Italeri 1/72 M-8 Grayhound.

I'm thinking of doing the 3rd Army January 1945 version in white wash.

The kit comes with a simplified build for wargaming and a manual for some campaign scenarios.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:30 AM GMT+7
Wow lightning fast build Angel. Looking superb as your work usually is.
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Member Since: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:05 AM GMT+7
BTR-40 is nearing end of construction phase.
Major sub-assemblies:


Some tiny PE brackets need to be added.
Also intend to add a scratchbuilt radio and a home-made tent.
The engine wall needs detailing-it will be visible thanks to working hinges- so I'll check the TM.

More will be coming soon,
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Member Since: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 05:18 AM GMT+7
I'll build for this campaign a Israeli staghound

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ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:16 PM GMT+7
Some in-progress shots of the BTR-40 I am building:

Some tiny bits were added to the engine to make it look more like GAZ-40.

Rear wall will be mounted once interior is painted.

Left side is attached only in the back,so I can remove the entire drivetrain for separate painting.

More to follow soon,
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 07:47 AM GMT+7
Well, then here I go:

(that's the second Trumpeter box I crack open this year...)
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 07:30 AM GMT+7
Gabriel, I am retired and have nothing better to do than sit and build.

Clayton, I also am under the weather and have not slept for two nights. Go to see the Doctor tomorrow to get that shot with the square needle.

I guess I will now be able to build my M3 also.

Bob
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 06:47 AM GMT+7
A thousand apologies, I have been way under the weather for a week plus, sorry!

Open top is FINE,M8, M3, BTR as well. Sort of "Any wheeled vehicle that is not a truck or a jeep"...

Bob- I can't think as fast as you can build anymore.....
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 11:30 PM GMT+7
Bob , you're getting me jealous here! Good progress. Mine still in the box, waiting for the desk to become availible. I'll be joining you soon!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 07:27 AM GMT+7
Bummer about the transfer case and decals, but still motoring on well. Looking good Bob.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 06:45 AM GMT+7
Hello, Mark This kit is so easy to build it makes me look fast.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 06:24 AM GMT+7
@Bob, I hate you! You're already adding weathering, and I haven't even pulled mine out of the box... Looking good though.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 05:16 AM GMT+7
All painted, first future coat, and yesterday decals applied and Micro Sol has them a little misshapen. Today I tested my ability to do an oil pin wash on the turret.


Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 02:05 PM GMT+7
I started on the BA3 and it is so simple that the construction is going fast, until I came to the transfer case. Parts D49 and D50 are missing from the kit. Guess I will need to scratch a transfer case.



d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 12:07 PM GMT+7
Everyone, here is the kit I would like to enter into the build. Tamiya Kit 35286, Sd.Kfz.222 Leichter PanzerSpaH 4/4. I just noticed that the roof hatches are mesh wire. Does this make it fall into the soft-top catagory, or is this acceptable?



If not I have a Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma I could build.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 08:49 AM GMT+7

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Will the BTR-40(Trumpeter 05517) qualify for this campaign.
I'm asking, because it is the early one-without roof.
No drama if it won't-I still have the Meng GAZ Tigr waiting.



I think the intention was closed vehicles but I hope the campaign leader will answer.
Someone is doing an M8 which has an open roof to the turret, not a huge hole but still a permanent opening ...
/ Robin





As I’m the guy who wante to build an M8, I’d sure like a ruling.... when I saw no open tops I interpreted that to mean things like the M3, but I’m now not so sure....


UPDATE: just reread the rules snd the rule states “No softtops“ nothing about “opentops”. My take is the M8 and others like it normally classified as an armored car should be in, but I’ll await a ruling.




I would happily include the M3 as well but since I'm not making the rules around here .....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3_Scout_Car

Claayyyytooon!! We need a ruling!

/ Robin