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Unfinished Business 2019
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 02:47 PM UTC
Paint and decals look good. Not much longer to the Finish line.
eMan
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 02:32 PM UTC
Progress update.



eMan
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 07:39 PM UTC
updating progress pics, ready to paint.



GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 01:04 PM UTC
Both Tiger and crew look great, Guy!

Dick, I hope things get back to normal.

eMan, welcome to the campaign. I'm sure with your building speed you can get it done.

As for 2020, I won't be running any campaigns, just participating in them. Hopefully, someone else will pick up the baton.

Whoops. Forgot to add the state of the campaign!


Done
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BunkerBuster - Trumpeter M1A1HA
Charlie-66 - Dragon 1/35 King Tiger w/Zimmerit (Porsche turret)
Florre - Tristar 1/35 Panzer I Ausf. A
MLD - Bandai 1/35 "Operation Cyclops" jeep, Bandai 1/35 Hovertruck
Neo - ICM 1/35 Soviet Troops
Spearhead01 - Academy 1/35 CV9040B



Enlisted
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165thspc - Dragon King Tiger (Porshe turret), AFXKWX Cab Over Engine Deuce and a Half
Bluestab
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CavScoutSC
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
ComradeMP - T-34-1 from World of Tanks
Damraska - Academy 1/35 M3A1 Stuart
dtniedert
eMan - Accurate Armour 1/35 Vk.4502(P) Typ-180
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
Illini - Meng 1/35 D9R
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
metooshelah
MSGSummit - Italeri 1/35 Panzerjaeger I
MLD - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. A, Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. G, T-55 Enigma
MrClark7 - Tiger II, M1A2 Abrams
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
nikon1 - Ace 1/72 Zhalo-S
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
panorama - Balaton 1/72 D9, 1/72 Canadian Loepard C1, 1/72 Bedford QLD, 1/72 ZIL 131, Modelcollect 1/72 Patriot
Panzerace - Dragon 1/72 T-34/85
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
ruffus - Italeri Sd.Kfz. 10/5 (Sd.Kfz. 10 mounting a 2cm FlaK 39)
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui - Trumpeter 1/35 VK.30.01(H)
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
vanize
Wolfsangel
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 09:33 AM UTC
I guess I'll have to hope for an Unfinished business 2020

Various issues have kept me from my project, and now it's the holidays.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (when something may get done)

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 06:36 AM UTC
Calling this one done. Glad to finally get it off the bench. Hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year!



eMan
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 08:38 PM UTC
Progress update of my entry, Accurate Armour 1/35 Vk.4502(P) Porsche TYP-180.

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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 02:12 PM UTC
Or....

One of these two builds LOL !

GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 01:34 PM UTC
One month left, everyone!

Done
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BunkerBuster - Trumpeter M1A1HA
Florre - Tristar 1/35 Panzer I Ausf. A
MLD - Bandai 1/35 "Operation Cyclops" jeep, Bandai 1/35 Hovertruck
Neo - ICM 1/35 Soviet Troops
Spearhead01 - Academy 1/35 CV9040B



Enlisted (35)
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165thspc - Dragon King Tiger (Porshe turret), AFXKWX Cab Over Engine Deuce and a Half
Bluestab
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CavScoutSC
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
Charlie-66 - Dragon 1/35 King Tiger w/Zimmerit (Porsche turret)
ComradeMP - T-34-1 from World of Tanks
Damraska - Academy 1/35 M3A1 Stuart
dtniedert
eMan
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
Illini - Meng 1/35 D9R
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
metooshelah
MSGSummit - Italeri 1/35 Panzerjaeger I
MLD - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. A, Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. G, T-55 Enigma
MrClark7 - Tiger II, M1A2 Abrams
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
nikon1 - Ace 1/72 Zhalo-S
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
panorama - Balaton 1/72 D9, 1/72 Canadian Loepard C1, 1/72 Bedford QLD, 1/72 ZIL 131, Modelcollect 1/72 Patriot
Panzerace - Dragon 1/72 T-34/85
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
ruffus - Italeri Sd.Kfz. 10/5 (Sd.Kfz. 10 mounting a 2cm FlaK 39)
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui - Trumpeter 1/35 VK.30.01(H)
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
vanize
Wolfsangel
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 01:21 PM UTC
Well I have two builds I might throw into this campaign. One Abrams and one King Tiger.

I have stalled on both because of various reasons. The King Tiger I am just not sure if I want to leave in primer or three tone camo. And the Abrams I didnt have any extra to put on it until recently. So one of them if not both will get done.



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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 12:04 PM UTC
A dozen or so additional pieces none of them intended for this kit later,


A coat of Tamiya NATO Green and some still wet oils.

not the most 'in focus picture'

But that hatch is smaller than a quarter.

Headed for this.


Should have built up the Mr Surfacer more around the wire ring there.. might still.
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:42 AM UTC

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At least you're building! Keep it up.

My modeling mojo has yet to return.



Thanks for the beer.. I feel better already.

Looks like I've still got to scratch up some periscopes and take care of those e-pin marks in the commanders hatch.

Keep with it man, you'll get back to the bench. I appreciate you running this thing year after year.

Have you thought of knocking off a project in another scale or genre to get your mojo up and get back into it?
Until the fire Marshall got peeved I was hanging 4 lbs of plastic from HIS sprinkler pipes in MY classroom, I knocked out 1/72 historic and record setting aircraft for a visual timeline of powered flight when my mojo got low.

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GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:32 AM UTC
At least you're building! Keep it up.

My modeling mojo has yet to return.
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC
Not shooting turkeys this Thanksgiving with the local club (build an entire unstarted kit start to finish from midnight Wednesday until Misnight Sunday).
I spent my time working at polishing off shelf queens and making more work for myself. Tamiya T55 Enigma ( turret halves already glued together for added degree of difficulty) plus Skif ( boo-hiss) T 55 interior bits, and because I’m not enough of a masochist, 50 or so Eduard-ey bits.
From below, it’s not completely painted, from above it’s all but invisible.
I am NOT a well man. I need a beer.




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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:43 AM UTC
So I was doing adding welds here and there on the hull, so I thought I should start working on the turret while the epoxy hardened. Good thing Dragon kits usually end up with a bunch of unused parts. Grabbed a spare copula and trimmed it down a bit, but it still overhung on the side. I decided to cut a piece out of it and bend it in on itself a bit. Then I used Testor's liquid cement (I love this stuff for when I need a strong bond) and glued it down. New copula fit perfectly on the top of the turret and I filled it with more epoxy to keep its shape and give me a platform to place the new hatch.




The new hatch with the AA mount came about my work on my OT-55 project which I had misplaced the hatches and ended up buying some Resin replacements. While looking for a spare Dshk, I came across the lost hatches.



I also glued the front fenders on, I would have liked to have used the later style ones, but these were the only ones I had spares of.



The hull is almost done, need to add some more "armor" to the sides along with the fenders and rear mud guards and all the tid bits including the fuel drums.


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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 02:58 AM UTC

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How long does it take to place all those rivets in-line?



Minutes actually. I decided spacing and location, drew some lines, and just gluing everything down and lining it up with a ruler.


Sweet! Thanks for giving us another tip for the toolbox.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



Hey thanks.

Feels good that I've been able to put in a lot of bench time on my vacation. I'll leave an update, as I'm making my way to a day at Disneyland.

Pre assembled and painted wheels/tracks. I'm holding off on the suspension arms until I'm almost done.


Front is mostly done now, also had some time to start some of the welds. Driver's vision blocks made out of spares and kit parts.


New rear plate hinge, sort of like what I saw on updated Type 58's.

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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 07:45 AM UTC

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How long does it take to place all those rivets in-line?



Minutes actually. I decided spacing and location, drew some lines, and just gluing everything down and lining it up with a ruler.


Sweet! Thanks for giving us another tip for the toolbox.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 03:47 AM UTC

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How long does it take to place all those rivets in-line?



Minutes actually. I decided spacing and location, drew some lines, and just gluing everything down and lining it up with a ruler.
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
How long does it take to place all those rivets in-line?
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 04:58 PM UTC
Looks great - keep going !
ComradeMP
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:15 AM UTC
Continuing on, cut down the rear plate.


Top of the hull is as good as done.




I'll probably moving on to finishing off the rear plate, before I start working on the front plate starting with the new driver's hatch/vision blocks.
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 07:23 PM UTC

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Doug, you are most welcome to join our campaign. Is you kit Academy or Tamiya?



Hey! Academy. The photo below shows it next to an in-progress Tamiya M3, also started many years ago.



Weekend progress. Ayup. It looks like a tank.
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 06:00 PM UTC
That's quite a project you have there. I have trouble just building out of the box kits!

Done
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BunkerBuster - Trumpeter M1A1HA
Florre - Tristar 1/35 Panzer I Ausf. A
MLD - Bandai 1/35 "Operation Cyclops" jeep, Bandai 1/35 Hovertruck
Neo - ICM 1/35 Soviet Troops
Spearhead01 - Academy 1/35 CV9040B



Enlisted (35)
========
165thspc - Dragon King Tiger (Porshe turret), AFXKWX Cab Over Engine Deuce and a Half
Bluestab
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CavScoutSC
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
Charlie-66 - Dragon 1/35 King Tiger w/Zimmerit (Porsche turret)
ComradeMP - T-34-1 from World of Tanks
Damraska - Academy 1/35 M3A1 Stuart
dtniedert
eMan
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
Illini - Meng 1/35 D9R
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
metooshelah
MSGSummit - Italeri 1/35 Panzerjaeger I
MLD - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. A, Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. G
MrClark7
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
nikon1 - Ace 1/72 Zhalo-S
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
panorama - Balaton 1/72 D9, 1/72 Canadian Loepard C1, 1/72 Bedford QLD, 1/72 ZIL 131, Modelcollect 1/72 Patriot
Panzerace - Dragon 1/72 T-34/85
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
ruffus - Italeri Sd.Kfz. 10/5 (Sd.Kfz. 10 mounting a 2cm FlaK 39)
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui - Trumpeter 1/35 VK.30.01(H)
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
vanize
Wolfsangel
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 04:38 PM UTC
Figured I'd finish something that's been sitting on the shelf for once.

Started back years ago with an attempt at an SU-85.

Someone pointed out that it wouldn't be right, I put it aside for a long while.

Then I had been kicking around an idea for building the T-34-1 from World of Tanks. Which was a proposed series of designs for a tank to be built in China instead of relying on the Soviet Union. While also trying to eliminate some of the short comings of the T-34/85, and also lowering it's size and weight.

Decided to recycle the SU-85 attempt, and stripped it down. I was going to enter my T-34-1 for the Scratch builders campaign, but I never got that much done. I rebuilt the top of the hull and then it sat again for months collecting dust.


I recently picked it back up and started work on it again. There was one layer left for the top of the hull, it's where I drew all the hatch locations and such. Did a bunch of cutting and some scribing. I decided to go with something different for the vents, and this is where I'm at now.



Spare T-34/85 lower turret fitted. Still not completely sure how close to the WoT model I want to stick too, or just go my own way. I was thinking of adding some of the changes the Chinese did to their Type 58's like the second copula with a dshk.

Progress has been good, looks like I might finish another kit this year.
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 11:49 PM UTC
Doug, you are most welcome to join our campaign. Is you kit Academy or Tamiya?

Done
======
BunkerBuster - Trumpeter M1A1HA
Florre - Tristar 1/35 Panzer I Ausf. A
MLD - Bandai 1/35 "Operation Cyclops" jeep, Bandai 1/35 Hovertruck
Neo - ICM 1/35 Soviet Troops
Spearhead01 - Academy 1/35 CV9040B



Enlisted (35)
========
165thspc - Dragon King Tiger (Porshe turret), AFXKWX Cab Over Engine Deuce and a Half
Bluestab
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CavScoutSC
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
Charlie-66 - Dragon 1/35 King Tiger w/Zimmerit (Porsche turret)
Damraska - 1/35 M3A1 Stuart
dtniedert
eMan
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
Illini - Meng 1/35 D9R
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
metooshelah
MSGSummit - Italeri 1/35 Panzerjaeger I
MLD - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. A, Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. G
MrClark7
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
nikon1 - Ace 1/72 Zhalo-S
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
panorama - Balaton 1/72 D9, 1/72 Canadian Loepard C1, 1/72 Bedford QLD, 1/72 ZIL 131, Modelcollect 1/72 Patriot
Panzerace - Dragon 1/72 T-34/85
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
ruffus - Italeri Sd.Kfz. 10/5 (Sd.Kfz. 10 mounting a 2cm FlaK 39)
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui - Trumpeter 1/35 VK.30.01(H)
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
vanize
Wolfsangel