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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC
M8 Greyhound certainly were used Martin

"Niña Chiquita" in Gaeta 1944


Pics of others such as Brazillian M8's and a M8 “Conquistador” of Company C, 81st Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Norma, Italy. June, 1944

can be found on this modeller's site
http://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2015/07/m8-greyhound-6x6-ac-brazilian.html

He builds 2 of the Brazilian ones.
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 03:41 AM UTC

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Well, here we are, with only two weeks until kick-off. If anyone is ready to submit your pre-build photos, inspiration photos, or diorama ideas please feel free.

Gaz



My plan is to do a diorama of a knocked out Elefant on the Italian front. I plan to use this photo as my primary reference but I will be using others to assist with accuracy.



I will be using Tamiya Kit #35325 as the AFV.



Mark
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 04:09 AM UTC
Thank You, Gaz and petbat.
McRunty
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 04:52 AM UTC

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It may be 6th months out but I already know what I am doing and I am positively itching to get started.

I will be doing a Sherman V of the South African 6th Armoured Division, Pretoria Regiment, 11th Armoured Brigade fighting at Monte Vigese 1944.

In fact I will be doing this vehicle (sans half dressed Rhodesians)






I found another image of this vehicle which I am excited about as it is from a different angle.



My next question is what tracks to use? In my perusal of South African Sherman tanks I have seen them with basically every type produced. Since I can't make out what track is on this particular vehicle I am left with either using the kit tracks which are the basic chevron type or delving into my parts/spares box. It just so happens that I do have a set of Bronco T49's which I think I may try. I even have pictorial evidence that SA Sherman's used this track in Italy and beyond.



I am looking forward to the start of this campaign!
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 08:28 AM UTC
Mark,
That will be an interesting dio for sure. I built a Ferdinand when I was a teen and once I was done, due to my lack of imagination and ideas I thought it the most boring build I'd ever done. I'll be looking forward to your build.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC
Rory,
I'm champing at the bit myself. I'm sure that Peter (or somebody else) will show up with some ideas on your tracks.

I think those two pictures give some excellent insight to wear and weathering.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 05:31 PM UTC
I was planning to go ahead with M31 engineering tank, but as on Tuesday, I'm collecting new Tamiya's M3A1 scout car I'll make it instead. In Sicily campaign colours obviously.
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 07:16 PM UTC

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I was planning to go ahead with M31 engineering tank, but as on Tuesday, I'm collecting new Tamiya's M3A1 scout car I'll make it instead. In Sicily campaign colours obviously.



That's great, Damien!

petbat
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 09:17 PM UTC
Nice choices guys. Will be looking forward to see Tamiya's take om the M3 Scout car.


Rory, from pics I have seen, you are fairly safe with whatever you choose as long as you don't do T41 or T51 tracks. Lots of pics with all sorts on the Rhodesian Shermans, even the chevron are the different types.

McRunty
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 05:15 AM UTC
The more I look at the pictures of my intended tank the more detail is popping out at me. For instance I have only just noticed it has the M34 gun mount. This makes me happy since all my Sherman builds have been later models with the M34A1 mount.
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:25 AM UTC
The days are ticking down, my friends!

I'm waiting on some PE fenders to arrive... hopefully they come this week!

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:49 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I'm waiting for dry transfers for my 1/72 Anzio Annie. I stole the Hasegawa kit from my brother's stash almost 25 years ago. I'm sure it's safe to build it now.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 01:37 PM UTC

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Howdy Y'all
I'm waiting for dry transfers for my 1/72 Anzio Annie. I stole the Hasegawa kit from my brother's stash almost 25 years ago. I'm sure it's safe to build it now.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



Yay! Glad to see Annie getting built, Don! You'll have to thank your brother on my behalf.

I was trying to get Peter Battle to do a 1/6 scale scratchbuilt version with crew, but he wouldn't have it.

I'll be happy with 1/72

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 02:40 PM UTC

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I was trying to get Peter Battle to do a 1/6 scale scratchbuilt version with crew, but he wouldn't have it.


Gaz




..only 'cause the wife would do more than complain about it taking up the hallway.....

Statute of limitations has run out Don. Don't let it start a feud though

Rory, I envy the man that gets joy from such simple pleasures..


I was intending to build the Tristar Marder 3 Ausf H, but I'm doing the Dragon Marder 3 Ausf M for the "Under New Management Build" (as British captured one in Italy no less - oh the irony) but another 38t based kit may make my attention wain. I'm not like Rory and his string of Shermies, I like variety!

I am now pondering on a Dragon Nashorn (I have one in the stash with Lion Roar etch and Aber Barrel.....) an AFV Club Sdkfz 251/17 Ausf C used by the Herman Goering Div in Italy or the Dragon M3 75 MM GMC with Griffin Model etch… or.....

I think I may be undecisive, but I'm not sure
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 04:36 PM UTC

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I was trying to get Peter Battle to do a 1/6 scale scratchbuilt version with crew, but he wouldn't have it.


Gaz




..only 'cause the wife would do more than complain about it taking up the hallway.....

I am now pondering on a Dragon Nashorn (I have one in the stash with Lion Roar etch and Aber Barrel.....) an AFV Club Sdkfz 251/17 Ausf C used by the Herman Goering Div in Italy or the Dragon M3 75 MM GMC with Griffin Model etch… or.....

I think I may be undecisive, but I'm not sure



Well, you know what I say: "When you can't decide, do both!"

LOL

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 08:35 PM UTC
I may not be able to type the Queens English... that should have been "indecisive".... but I can count. Both means two.... not three

Just pulling your leg Gaz.
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 09:40 PM UTC

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I may not be able to type the Queens English... that should have been "indecisive".... but I can count. Both means two.... not three

Just pulling your leg Gaz.



Two... three... With your talents you should be able to master four in 6 months.

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC
It's 11/1 somewhere, so here goes.

GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 05:53 AM UTC
Alright Johhar!
Thanks for kicking this one off!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 07:16 AM UTC
You're up early. Isn't it only 5am there or more like 4am when you posted?
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 05:36 AM UTC

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You're up early. Isn't it only 5am there or more like 4am when you posted?



HI Johhar,
unfortunately my job requires me to get out of bed at 3:30AM. I usually have just a few short minutes free time to answer a few posts before i go to work.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 05:41 AM UTC
Alright everybody!

It's officially been the 1st of November everywhere. Please bring in your pre-build pics so we can start this campaign rolling!

Here's mine: Dragon's Brümmbär mid-production. I'm still waiting on some AM fenders to arrive, but until then, Dragon has plenty of other parts I can fit;


Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 05:52 PM UTC
Time to get started on my entry for this campaign.

I'll be doing the Dragon Elefant with zimmerit kit. I'll be using Friulmodel tracks in place of the DS tracks in the box.

GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 09:21 PM UTC
Mark,
Looking forward to your Ferdinand. Curious about how their molded zimm looks.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 10:07 PM UTC

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Mark,
Looking forward to your Ferdinand. Curious about how their molded zimm looks.

Gaz



Here is some pics of the zimmerit.