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D-Day Armor, part 2: 70th anniversary edition
patton76
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 01:06 PM UTC
Hey John,

From Wikipedia: They later made up a significant component of the armoured fighting vehicles of the reformed 21st Panzer Division in Normandy.

So I guess it's ok.

Good luck!

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 01:46 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hey John,

From Wikipedia: They later made up a significant component of the armoured fighting vehicles of the reformed 21st Panzer Division in Normandy.

So I guess it's ok.

Good luck!

Dave



Thanks Dave !!
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12:53 AM UTC
Hi Dave
I'm building a Dragon jagdpanther (#6393) and I want to join your campain.Do you accept ?
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 02:38 PM UTC
Hi Dave
I'd like to join, if I may with a Tasca firefly in 2nd Canadian armoured brigade, 27th armoured regiment, which i believe got ashore on the 6th/7th of June. with some fruil tracks, RB barrel and some archer unit flashes.

As I can't the stupid kit maker site image uploader to work!!!

Link to the unbuilt image:

http://flic.kr/p/iLg5Lg
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 03:16 PM UTC


Nick, try to find these on Flicker's FAQ,
HTML code or BBCode!

If the have the IMG tag included just copy & paste it to you message.
Another option is to find the Image link and use the IMG tags provided (between text box and smiley icons and paste the image link -
- "[.img.]http://put.url.here/image.file[./img.] ")
sideways
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 05:11 PM UTC
Cheers John! thats awesome intel for computer "tard" like me, much appreciated.
patton76
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 03:50 AM UTC
Nick, yours is of course perfect! Great choice.

Loc, can you put forward some evidence that there were jags panthers in Normandy around dday?

Thanks, happy modeling and all the best for 2014!

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 04:15 AM UTC
Normandy JagdPanthers. I'm not sure when they arrived in Normandy.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/thread/1006977431/1007056080/Nashorns+and+Jagdpanthers+in+Normandy-
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 04:33 AM UTC
Dave,you can see these photos



and you can check links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagdpanther
http://worldwartwozone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6763-jagdpanther-the-hunting-panther/
In addition,my kit has two decals in France 1944
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 08:53 AM UTC
My slow progress on this old Trumpeter dog..





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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 03:05 PM UTC
Hey Loc,

I did some research, and it seems that jagdpanthers arrived in Normandy by the end of July around Caen... So, I'm afraid I can't allow a jagdpanther for this campaign.

Otherwise there are plenty of subjects that do qualify, including German units if you prefer these.

Dave
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 03:17 AM UTC
There is one that I just just finished that may fit the campaign. I will try and find my progress pictures of this on my other camera.

The kit italeri and the figures are tamiya and masterbox





However if this does not fit, then it can be used as a reference for the campaign
patton76
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 03:57 AM UTC
Hello Gary,

This definitely fits the campaign, it will be hard to do better.

Can you just add some progress pictures?

Thanks!

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 08:06 AM UTC
Some work



Also got this yesterday,

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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 03:09 PM UTC
Hi Dave,
I have a question
I was going to build a PzIV ausf H for this campaign but the kit I have is the Dragon kit with the T-34 tracks as added armor

but this tank was in Poland in 1944
So I have found this site
http://www.network54.com/Forum/571595/thread/1200556632/last-1200641734/Hummel+316+in+Rouen+Revisited-++A+Review+of+Hummel+Organization+and+Markings+in+Normandy
That saays there were Hummels In Normandy
So my question is can I build this Old Dragon kit that I had in the stash that has some Eduardo AM PE with it
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As you can see in the hull the previous owner has cut some pieces off the spruces so I hope all the parts are accounted for
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014 - 12:45 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Dave,
I have a question
I was going to build a PzIV ausf H for this campaign but the kit I have is the Dragon kit with the T-34 tracks as added armor

but this tank was in Poland in 1944
So I have found this site
http://www.network54.com/Forum/571595/thread/1200556632/last-1200641734/Hummel+316+in+Rouen+Revisited-++A+Review+of+Hummel+Organization+and+Markings+in+Normandy
That saays there were Hummels In Normandy
So my question is can I build this Old Dragon kit that I had in the stash that has some Eduardo AM PE with it
 photo P1080614.jpg
As you can see in the hull the previous owner has cut some pieces off the spruces so I hope all the parts are accounted for



Hi Sal,

I'm building Dragon's Hummel too (SPAM buildlog) but I guess it's another version (#6150).
Anyway here's my progress for this one, wheels & suspension

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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 04:44 AM UTC
Gent,s some nice work getting done here after starting my build back last year I have finally got back to it after work and family issues got in the way as they normally do, this is where I have got to so far with my Firefly Vc



I have use Mr Surfacer to add texture to the turret and transmission cover and will be using the Eduard aluminium
barrel

Keith
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 11:43 PM UTC
Small update I have added some plastic rod to the hull to make the raised weld seam as most Sherman tank kits have a recess to represent this.


keith
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 02:58 PM UTC
@ John I have been watching your Hummel come together
@ Kieth looks like a nice clean build so far
I have made some slow progress on my Hummel
The lower hull
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upper hull with some AMPE
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This kit is so old that the spruces are 2 different colors and in trying to gather up enough magic tracks to avoid using the kit ones on spruces
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 03:43 PM UTC
The shape of the front/top hull is a bit different than mine.

Hummel's front


Did you glued the fenders already ?

I won't add the fenders until I've finished with the tracks, not much space to set them.



Anyway I'll follow your Hummel for sure !

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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 01:55 AM UTC

Quoted Text

The shape of the front/top hull is a bit different than mine.

Hummel's front

Did you glued the fenders already ?

I won't add the fenders until I've finished with the tracks, not much space to set them.


Anyway I'll follow your Hummel for sure !



John I think that what they call an early Hummel with the muffler to on the rear
The fenders on mine are all 1 part of the upper hull so that wont be glued in place until I have the tracks on
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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 - 06:20 AM UTC
Ok I think i overdid my paint job
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Washes some camo netting and some branches should cover most of it up I hope
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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 - 06:55 AM UTC
Sal and John, maybe a little light in tghe differences on the hulls of your kits:

Johns kit version is the so called early or mid variant.

Sals kit (and the one I built ca. 20 years ago) is the late version with revised drivers / operators section.

I have to get some things sorted out but, will soon join in with another of my favorites. A StuG III G with an interesting stolen camo set up





Paul
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 08:33 AM UTC
Guys I'm calling this one done. Lots of work related travel coming up so I had to get it finished. All the hatches are still dry fit so I may add some crew members later.





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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:39 AM UTC
Guy your Pz IV looks great but are you taking photos with a filter over your lens they're not that clear.
Ok I have been making some progress on my Hummel I finally glued the hull on to the lower after I got the tracks on and had a gap that had to be filled in the front
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I then added some futures and some markings
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I had read that the Germans would some time add an additional number to their vehicles in an attempt to confuse the Allies,so I did
This beast needs a lot more TLC hopefully tomorrow