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What's On Your WorkBench?
jazza
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 02:04 PM UTC
Its been a tad quiet around here so here's just asking the question.

Whats on your workbench at the moment?

Im currently building the Skybow WC57 Command Car for General Patton.


Certainly an old kit but its one outstandingly detailed kit. Parts are very accurate and pretty much fall together very well. Definitely recommend it for those keen on doing softskin vehicles.
D_J_W
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 04:07 PM UTC
More than I care to admit

For starters
Italeri Dodge WC-54 for the Paint it Yellow campaign
Italeri VW Typ 87 for the Best of British campaign
A home made Chopper for the Tools campaign
Tamiya Cromwell, not for any campaign
Tamiya 1/48 Sherman M4, for one of the grand sons
a few odd figures and vehicles gathering dust :-)

apart from that, not much.

cheers
David
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 11:43 PM UTC

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Whats on your workbench at the moment?




Dust....
andy007
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 02:20 AM UTC
Well, I have a NZ Dio,consisting of a Sherman III and some infantry in Itlay
herrvermylen
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 03:37 AM UTC
2 Italeri kits, the 5cm PaK38 gun with servants and the Mercedes truck.
All panzergrey painted (I think) for a diorama I got in mind later on (transport colonne on rest) which wil display some captured US vehicles aswell.

Hope to get it somewhat realistic looking.

Herr
Fordboy
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 12:14 AM UTC
Now for something completely different the Fujimi 1/700 IJN Isuzu for the modelshipwrights Leyt Campaign.



Regards

Sean
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 02:04 AM UTC
wow talking about small ...

Good steady hand

Herr
Brigandine
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2007 - 11:01 AM UTC
Trumpeter KV 1 1942 heavy cast turret version
Tamiya VW Kubelwagen large tyre desert version
Dragon 'Smart Kit' Panther G...

On backburner
Italeri Opel Blitz.
kiwisoldier
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 10:42 AM UTC
I've got M113 painted NZ scheme and three 105 m101a1 for a display on the 161 battery in Vietnam for my father also 1/350 Archilles and in the air section f15 and a tbm Avenger
DaGreatQueeg
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2007 - 02:14 PM UTC
Mmmmm, its on, under and stacked around it!.

1:48th scale - all Tamiya, 2xPzIVs, 2xPzIIIs, KV1 and Su122.
1:56th, all Chietain Models, 3x Vickers Light Tanks, 1x LRDG Chev
On the 20mm, 48x PacTheater Aussie inf, 2x 251/Ds and AB crews, 4x Revel PzIVJs, Hasegawa Ostwind, Hasegawa JgPzIV, 2x Aifix GMCs
28mm - Gandamack Diorama, long running project using Foundry figs, gonna finally finish it. Oh a Battalion of 1812 Russian Jagers and some French Chassuers .........

cheers
Brent
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 12:56 PM UTC

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Mmmmm, its on, under and stacked around it!.

1:48th scale - all Tamiya, 2xPzIVs, 2xPzIIIs, KV1 and Su122.
1:56th, all Chietain Models, 3x Vickers Light Tanks, 1x LRDG Chev
On the 20mm, 48x PacTheater Aussie inf, 2x 251/Ds and AB crews, 4x Revel PzIVJs, Hasegawa Ostwind, Hasegawa JgPzIV, 2x Aifix GMCs
28mm - Gandamack Diorama, long running project using Foundry figs, gonna finally finish it. Oh a Battalion of 1812 Russian Jagers and some French Chassuers .........

cheers
Brent


o_0 Wow Thats alot.

Lets see my on the table models...
Trumpeter: Moterized Infantry and panzer division.
Tamiya: 88mm Flack Gun With motorbike and 9 men; crew and biker.
Dragon:Premium Nashorn and Gen2 Hohenstaufen Division SS Troops.
And to top it all of im making a diorama of a river crossing.(tell you more later)
Fordboy
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 09:33 PM UTC
Hi

Update on my current 1/700 IJN Isuzu FYI










Regards



Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 12:33 AM UTC

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I've got M113 painted NZ scheme and three 105 m101a1 for a display on the 161 battery in Vietnam for my father also 1/350 Archilles and in the air section f15 and a tbm Avenger



Hi Sean,

Got any more info on the 1/350 Achilles? What are you using as a basis? Or is it all scratchbuilt?

Cheers
Richard
kiwisoldier
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2007 - 06:30 AM UTC
Going to use HMS Ajax model with some scratch build ref will be the photos from my grandfatherss collection
airborne1
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2007 - 03:59 PM UTC
Hi Jeremy,

I've gone for huge change from armour to PT boats !!!!
What did I say !

Seriously the Italeri PT boat is one nice model and I'm in the thick of it .
I need as much reference as I can get

I go from this !!!


To this



So many models so little time!!

Cheers
Michael
cohiba
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 03:57 AM UTC

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Going to use HMS Ajax model with some scratch build ref will be the photos from my grandfatherss collection



Thanks for that. Now you've got me wondering about a 1/350 Ajax. Is it a new resin kit or just a scale typo and you're referring to the the 1/600 Airfix kit?

Anyway it's great you've got you grandfathers photos to use. There was a booklet put out after the war about Achilles with a few photos in it. I wonder if you're grandfathers photos are different. Someone gave me some plans for Achilles that i haved somewhere.

Cheers
Richard
jazza
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 05:59 AM UTC
Wow nice addons on your Bradley Michael! Which set is it?

Here's my most recent build that i completed yesterday.




Brigandine
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 09:41 AM UTC
Just bought the Dragon M2 /M2A1 halftrack, so I'll be adding it to my workbench projects.

How did your Dodge WC57 go Jeremy? (Like the M26.
andy007
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 10:44 AM UTC
Jeremy, You lucky boy, I love that M26 kit, how did you find it? It has to be one of my favourite kits.
Jeff, please let us know how you get on with the halftrack.
airborne1
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 12:08 PM UTC
[Wow nice addons on your Bradley Michael! Which set is it?

Jazza,

I used eduard etch ,Blast suspension,afv club big foot track ,
scratchbuilt to correct style gun mantlet.Legends M2A2 update set
Nemrod figures with Verlinden and Warrior head changes.

The anti slip on the top of the hull was from the Vodnick web page using
mr surfacer 500.

2 months in the making for a dio .

I need a change to the huuuuge PT boat.
All I need now is the crew at the gun stations in action

I like the pershing ,very nice

Cheers
Michael

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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2007 - 03:32 PM UTC

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How did your Dodge WC57 go Jeremy? (Like the M26.



Oops just realise i didnt share out here when i should have. Here are the shots i took of the WC57 kit. IMHO, one of the best kit in terms of fit. The engine was just simply amazing.







Thanks very much for the kind words guys.


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Jeremy, You lucky boy, I love that M26 kit, how did you find it? It has to be one of my favourite kits.



I picked it up from Acornmodel's closing down sale up here in Auckland. It has been sitting in my stash since. If you really want this kit, i would fully recommend that you purchase it from http://www.luckymodel.com . I did notice that i cant find this kit in NZ anymore.

M26 Pershing on www.luckymodel.com

I've since purchase the M2A1 Halftrack and the Dragon Wagon from them. Even after exchange and shipping, they are still alot cheaper than the LHS here. Definitely check it out if you are keen andy!


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Jazza,

I used eduard etch ,Blast suspension,afv club big foot track ,
scratchbuilt to correct style gun mantlet.Legends M2A2 update set
Nemrod figures with Verlinden and Warrior head changes.



Ah thanks for sharing that bit of info. I've got the Tamiya M2A2 and after seeing your photos, im definitely getting the Legends update set.

Was the AFV Club tracks any better?
airborne1
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2007 - 06:50 PM UTC
Jazza,

The AFV club track is perfect but.! Its only designed for the Blast suspension.
I read the review over at the PMMS site on the AFV club track .
I went with this because it was like $12. compared to $45 Aust.
I almost went the Fruil track but I'm glad I didn't .
The weight factor on the Blast drive sprocket could have caused some problems





Cheers
Michael

jazza
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 04:14 AM UTC
Didnt the blast set come with tracks of its own? Did it not match up with AFC Club's one?
andy007
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 04:46 AM UTC

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picked it up from Acornmodel's closing down sale up here in Auckland


Wow. Jeremy I didn't realise they had closed down........when did this happen? Is the store in Christchurch still open?
jazza
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 04:54 AM UTC

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Wow. Jeremy I didn't realise they had closed down........when did this happen? Is the store in Christchurch still open?



Yeah they closed down about 2 - 3 years ago now. The owner mentioned that they were closing the Auckland branch to concentrate on the Christchurch branch so that one is definitely still going.

Honestly though, i dont know how they will be able to compete any longer when you got the likes of luckymodel's online store which sells their kits at least $20 cheaper after shipping.