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Active Duty Campaign
Nito74
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 02:51 AM UTC
Nice kit Brent !
Here's my update from last evening work

Adding details







And also today's work so far, added more details too.



I'm hoping to work on the hatch doors and lower chassis details very soon.

DaGreatQueeg
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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 08:03 PM UTC
Project parts arrived ....... x2 MATVs (resin gaming pieces) and a stash of Airfix stuff, another Warrior, 2 Jackals and a Coyote. PE, weapons and stowage sets are still to land .....

This stuff all has a 3 month deadline to be built (for a book project) so I should get something finished out of it before the campaign ends : )

Brent









Nito74
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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 06:40 AM UTC
Update:

Suspension



And Body details



I'll try something different, don't know if it will work, I'm going to build and paint both suspension & wheels.
I'll work the Body as another separate unit.. let's see how that works out !!

Nice work Roger, can't wait to see how that works out !
turtle65
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 09:25 PM UTC
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Paint stripping completed and now about to breakout the files and mini-drill with grinding attachments.
Just checked the hydraulic main piston dimensions against the Cat 924 Parts Manual and it looks like they need replacing, but thats a job for later.






The cab hasn't been paint stripped because it will not be used (except as a dimension template).
Cheers for looking in .
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 03:57 AM UTC

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Might need to rename this the "inactive duty" campaign and I'm just as guilty! Too many great campaigns going on at the one time. So as well as beong behind in this one I failed to meet the deadline for Boots on the Ground, nearly done for Armoured Car & Trumpeter campaigns, desperatly need to get re-started for Unfinished Business and haven't even started on Extreme Trucks, Desertised, What If 4 or Bronco.

Too many campaigns, not enough time! But it's still fun



Build time is sort of on and off for me during the spring and summer months. Plus I've been building some of my post-apoc stuff....blame DayZ. I just sort went dead in the water on this one. I've done the same with the Emergency Services Campaign. I'm probably going to back out of that one but I should be able to get this one back on track.
turtle65
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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 11:47 AM UTC
Hi all,
A late starter for this Campaign but hopefully I'll have time to complete the little thing.
The project just started is:







Caterpillar 924H. /1/50th scale.
Currently just disassembling the diecast and stripping paint - some quite nice detail hidden under the heavy paint.
Just have to add all the appropriate hydraulic connectors and hosing and alter the bucket.
Will post progress as it happens.
Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 06:33 AM UTC

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Might need to rename this the "inactive duty" campaign and I'm just as guilty! Too many great campaigns going on at the one time. So as well as beong behind in this one I failed to meet the deadline for Boots on the Ground, nearly done for Armoured Car & Trumpeter campaigns, desperatly need to get re-started for Unfinished Business and haven't even started on Extreme Trucks, Desertised, What If 4 or Bronco.

Too many campaigns, not enough time! But it's still fun



I know Sean... still fun I agree.

Worked a little on this one,

Added external details



And worked on the suspension,


35th-scale
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 11:24 PM UTC
Might need to rename this the "inactive duty" campaign and I'm just as guilty! Too many great campaigns going on at the one time. So as well as beong behind in this one I failed to meet the deadline for Boots on the Ground, nearly done for Armoured Car & Trumpeter campaigns, desperatly need to get re-started for Unfinished Business and haven't even started on Extreme Trucks, Desertised, What If 4 or Bronco.

Too many campaigns, not enough time! But it's still fun
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 06:06 AM UTC
Small update,



Nito74
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Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:59 AM UTC

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Hi John
as far as I remember the PE around the wheel arches was mis-labled on this one when I did it. Dry fit them all first before glueing any.....Some appear to fit, but are actually in the wrong place. Other than tha it a great kit



Thanks for the tip Sean !
35th-scale
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 07:54 PM UTC
Hi John
as far as I remember the PE around the wheel arches was mis-labled on this one when I did it. Dry fit them all first before glueing any.....Some appear to fit, but are actually in the wrong place. Other than tha it a great kit
Nito74
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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:31 PM UTC
Today's work:



Working on the suspension sets & wheels.



So far it looks like another winner from Trumpeter, good details, 2 sets of PE, good fitting so far.
35th-scale
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Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 08:11 PM UTC

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Sean, I'd love to see some affordable ATVs in 1/35.



That would be nice!


Some small progress:
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - 06:59 AM UTC
Sean, I'd love to see some affordable ATVs in 1/35.

A quick update.

I shot a quick coat of sand on the launcher. I plan on weathering the bajeebuz out of it.


The launcher is mostly PE and brass tubing and even though it's about the size of a sugar cube, it's got a bit of weight to it. I super glued it to the mounts and in a fixed position.


And that's it for now.
35th-scale
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Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014 - 11:50 PM UTC
That's looking very nice G. I never realised there was a turret-less Abrams.

Anyway, rather than the planned Meng GAZ Tiger, for this campaign I'm doing Airfix's 1/48 Quad biles & trailers



Each sprue contains 1 quad bike and trailer:



There are 2 of these and a seperate sprue for the 4 figures

I started on one bike having prepainted the parts first

Given the size I painted all the parts before assembly....that might have been a mistake as it kept coming apart with the paint being peeled off. So it's looking quite rough & battered and mis-alligned in places. Maybe appropriate after hard use in A'stan....

I did the second one without paint and the construction was a lot neater and better fitting. Just shows the engineering of these tiny pieces: the build is spot on but a few molucles of paint can put things out of allignment very easy. Full credit to Airfix for these lovely little kits and the mistakes are all of my own making.

Also did the trailers last night and will have some more pics in a day or two. Might even start on a little base for them.
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 11:36 AM UTC
Very nice !
andromeda673
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Posted: Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 08:29 AM UTC
Hey guys, here are some pictures of what I choose to build for this campaign. A trumpeter M1A1 Panther that I picked up not too long ago, built right out of the box, and shot with Tamiya colors and AK interactive weathering pigments.

Thanks for looking















































Nito74
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Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - 10:29 AM UTC
The Guardian,

Slow start as usual,





Hope to get wheels & suspension ready this week...
Bluestab
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 06:40 AM UTC
It's past time to put up some progress pictures.

There's not a lot to the launcher. It's basically one sprue and a PE fret.


I went ahead and pre-painted the tubes, and the inside parts of the tube casement. I went with green thinking that that is what they would have come with. Exposed areas will be painted sand, like they had repainted them after arrival. I also prepainted the wheel centers.


Step assembly of the tube case and addition of fixtures to the side. The prepainting to the tubes was a waste of time as most of it had to be removed so the tubes could be slid through the holes. The shot of the tires was included to fill out the picture.


Trailer assembly. The trailing arms are molded in travel position but you can modify them for firing. Basically you have to cut the trailing arms loose and attach included pieces to them. I'm going with the firing position.
The other two shots are of the trailer components.


Most assembly done and ready for paint.


This thing is tiny. Assembly was pretty quick, a couple of nights. Next stage will be the figures, followed by the base. I'll probably go with Syria for this one.
Nito74
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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 09:24 PM UTC
Trumpeter's Guardian is waiting, opened the box, checked the sprues, decals are good.
But I haven't started cutting the plastic... still need to clear the workbench.

35th-scale
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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 08:46 PM UTC
So has anyone started building yet? Or do we rename this the In-active Duty campaign? Just joking....I'm the one supposed to be leading the way but just don't seem to get time anymore with work and family and other stuff.....
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 09:45 PM UTC

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I'm going to go with the Meng GAZ Tiger for this campaign. It doesn't get more up-to-date than the current Crimea stand-off. Some great reference photos from recent news reports pulled together here



That's a great kit Sean !
I did it for the BigCatsIII.
Excelent choice !
35th-scale
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 09:30 PM UTC
I'm going to go with the Meng GAZ Tiger for this campaign. It doesn't get more up-to-date than the current Crimea stand-off. Some great reference photos from recent news reports pulled together here
DaGreatQueeg
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 10:09 PM UTC

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Great to see 4 people already up and running with some interesting builds....

That 1/48 resin Abrams looks lovely and detailed. I'm surrised at how good the sides with the road wheells & tracks look....



Thanks Sean.

It should look pretty good built up, there's a couple of really impressive builds out there. I've gotta make a press mould of a roadwheel so I can have some extras for stowage and some track too as I was thinking about having one of the trackguards damaged. Once I've got that squared away I should be good to get started .....

Brent
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 09:04 PM UTC
Great to see 4 people already up and running with some interesting builds....

That 1/48 resin Abrams looks lovely and detailed. I'm surrised at how good the sides with the road wheells & tracks look....