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France 1940
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC
I will go with either ribbon, they all look exceptional.

My MAQUETTE Pz.Kpfw 38(t) arrived today and the parts trees are probably from different batches since they are in 4 different colors.

Bob
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:51 AM UTC

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Please do join us. We get going May 10.



Glad you like the ribbons guys

I've committed to a few others and I am not one to usually back out of something. I might have time to start during the middle of the build. I have a Tamiya Char B1 bis that has been in the stash for a while.. Aber etc set and 2 x RB barrel sets (forgot I already had one when I ordered another ) so not going to be standard Tamiya 'shake n bake' proposal
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:58 AM UTC

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I will go with either ribbon, they all look exceptional.

My MAQUETTE Pz.Kpfw 38(t) arrived today and the parts trees are probably from different batches since they are in 4 different colors.

Bob



Maquette! Love a challenge do you Bob?

I will look forward to seeing someone build this kit.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 09:11 AM UTC
Peter, Ive built this kit twice in the past and had no problems. I keep a 5lb. sledge on the table to coerce those kits that are rowdy and need some discipline.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 07:30 AM UTC
I have been working on a ribbon for the last week or so off & on as time & mental clarity allowed. I had in mind a simple French Tricolor with 1940 emblazoned on it and tried several permutations of type & color. I like the typestyle Peter used in his samples. It looks 1940 modern and is easy to read in a small size. The ribbon can only be 50 pixels across so that is important. Getting good definition in the small size across the three colors was another issue. I ended up using a gold color with a black border to help the date stand out. Here is what I came up with:





Comments, Ideas?
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 12:57 PM UTC
I was just looking over the huge number of great campaigns going on now or coming up in the next few months. I wish I had more building time!

I still have not decided what to build for this campaign. There are several armor kits that are good candidates and I would love to build a Curtiss Hawk 75 in French colors. Is there a good kit in 1/32 out?
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 04:17 PM UTC
Unfortunately all of my BEF subjects and French tanks are already in various stages of progress so that leaves me with this as my entry on 5/10.





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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 10:41 AM UTC
Great choice Chris! I have the Dragon version somewhere in the stack and will be curious how Bronco version differs.
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 10:43 AM UTC
This campaign begins at dawn tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it. I'm still undecided what to build but its down to a short list now.
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 10:14 AM UTC
We're up & running now! To get started I thought I'd show some pictures of models completed for other campaigns here on Armorama. First up, the offense, a Stug III Ausf A:







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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 10:19 AM UTC
And for the defense, a Hotchkiss from the Bronco kit:







d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:20 AM UTC
My entry to this build is 15 cm sIG33 (Sf)auf Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf. B "BISON" by Dragon. Kit #6259.





This assault weapon was first used in the French campaign.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:30 PM UTC
Looks good Mark, this will be an unusual vehicle to have on the shelf.
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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:58 PM UTC
Hi all! This is my first post on Armorama. Warning: my English is very basic, be patiente please!

Paul: good work on Stug and Hotchkiss. Interesting tanks both of them.

Mark: looks good that kit.

I want to participate in this campaing whith a Hobby Boss Renault R-35.

Images:









Soon the first advances.

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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 03:14 PM UTC
Tomás,

Welcome to the build. That R35 looks like a nice build.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 12:46 AM UTC
Hello,
My entry for this campaign is a Tristar Panzer IV in 1/35 scale.
cheers,
Zsolt

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 06:11 AM UTC
Tomas - Welcome aboard this campaign & Armorama. We're glad to have you here. The Hotchkiss is a great choice for this campaign, the French used a lot of them and they had a variety of interesting paint schemes. i look forward to seeing your progress pictures.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC
Zsolt - I love the early IIIs & IVs. I will be curious to see how the Tri-Star kits comes out. I built the ancient Tamiya kit a few years ago and it looks nice but is hardly up to modern standards. I'll be watching to see how it goes together.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 11:02 PM UTC
Some great stuff posted already! Nice work on those completed AFV's Paul.

My entry into the Campaign will be AFV Club's SdKfz 231 8-rad armored car. All armor needs at least one figure, so I've got some Dragon Panzer guys if I want to use some or all.


Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 01:27 PM UTC
Gary - Those 8 wheeled armored cars are high on the cool scale. I will enjoy watching yours to see how it progresses.
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 07:54 PM UTC
Hi All!
Loving this kit and here is a little WIP. Quite impressed by detail, fit, and plastic Quality. The black bits are nlyon/rubber, and the wheels are positionable though not really steerable.

The Frame and puting the drives together.


All four drives assembled.


Leaf springs added. Linkages come next. I think the only thing missing is wires and tubes and hoses.

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 11:22 AM UTC
Gary - Looking good so far. It looks to have a lot more detail than the old Tamiya kit.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 07:50 PM UTC
Gary, that looks cool and nicely detailed so far. I'm curious how you will rate it at the end (details, user-friendlyness of engineering and manual, etc) as this eight-wheeler has been for long on my wish list
cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 08:06 AM UTC
So far so good Gaz. Test will be are all tyres sitting on the ground. (duck, weave, dodge)
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 03:23 PM UTC
Hi Everyone,
The work continues! With well over 120 parts in the suspension alone, it was a bit of a grind getting here.

And Peter: The suspension is pose-able on both vertical and horizontal axis.



I wanted to have no trouble getting paint into the zones behind the tools, so I painted the fenders and fender wells.



Previously I roughened up the wheels with my dremel and one of the rough brushes that came with it.

The next step will be weathering the undersides before I put on the fenders. And that means lots of dust.

Thanks for looking!

Gaz