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Japanese Military Campaign
Nito74
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 09:51 PM UTC
Nobody asked / told me or send a PM with an extension request
but if you guys need one, that ok.
I will extend it until the end of January.

I will send more ribbons next year !

pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 09:11 PM UTC
Hi,
Thanks for nice campaign, I had much fun.
Happy New Year for everybody.
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 08:02 PM UTC

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Let's just roll it till the end of January, with the holidays and vacations, this should work out better.



I think this's real.


HAPPY NEW YEAR
Regards,
K.
Nito74
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 07:10 PM UTC
Ribbons sent !
jprowlers
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Visayas, Philippines
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 01:57 PM UTC
I disagree, it is absolutely PERFECT!
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 11:48 AM UTC
Hello Jeff,

I use Tamiys acrylic paint XF-72 Brown(JGSDF) and XF-73 Dark Green(JGSDF) to airbrush the Type60 APC.

Happy New Year!
pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 04:02 AM UTC
Hi everyone,
Beautiful builds gentlemen.
Here are the photos of the finished model.















majjanelson
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South Carolina, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 07:22 PM UTC
eMan,

Your Type 60 APC turned out quite nice.

What paint colors did you use?

Happy New Year!
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 03:48 PM UTC
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Type 60APC finished.


TankManNick
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 02:36 PM UTC
A little extra time sounds great! Things just seemed to get busy this month. The wheels and tracks of my Type 97 'late' are 'basic painted' and I'm almost done with the topside building - just spotted a couple of extra details in photos that I would like to have a go at then its main painting time!
andromeda673
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 10:41 AM UTC
Does the deadline of January 30th/31st 2016 work for everyone?
Scoutmaster
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Posted: Friday, December 25, 2015 - 10:38 AM UTC
Hi Folks,

Substituting this Braille Type 4 Ke-Nu Light Tank over my earlier Type 74 MBT.





Floor Monster ate some of the parts of the Type 74 and I just don't have time to scratchbuild replacement parts.

Restarted my build to:


Working on and off on this project, here are my work-in-progress photos:

1. Assembled the upper and lower hulls, running gears and sagged the tank tracks:



2. Completed the Turret Assembly, added the muffler and prepping both assemblies for painting. Pioneering tools and the PE Burn Protection screen to be added after painting.:



Stay tune for further updates...

Happy Holidays and a Prosperous 2016 to all...
andromeda673
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 12:06 PM UTC

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great work so far on everything guys, I'm cool with a two week extension, if that will allow time for those to complete what they need to get done, then I'm all for it!



a two week extension would be great!



Let's just roll it till the end of January, with the holidays and vacations, this should work out better.
27-1025
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 08:14 PM UTC

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great work so far on everything guys, I'm cool with a two week extension, if that will allow time for those to complete what they need to get done, then I'm all for it!



a two week extension would be great!
andromeda673
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 07:57 PM UTC
gorgeous work you guys!!!!

there are some cracking builds here!
Namabiiru
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#399
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 07:33 PM UTC
Cool, Jon!

Managed to finish mine up this weekend as well. Had no few wardrobe malfunctions during the final detailing, and I'm still perturbed about not being able to come up with a solution for the JASDF markings, but it's time to put this build to bed so I can relax for the holidays.







JonDicks
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 04:44 PM UTC
Thanks everyone. All done with my Type 97. Great campaign!
Namabiiru
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#399
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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 05:36 PM UTC
Thanks, Bob. I guess there's a PE upgrade set for this thing out there, but to be honest I didn't think there were enough bits on this kit that PE would have improved noticeably and that I couldn't scratch build (e.g.: rear mud flaps, etc. That said, PE brush guards would have saved me a ton of heartache.

bwiber
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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:04 AM UTC

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Not perfect, but I think with some paint and the SKP lenses installed it will look okay.




Mark,

Definitely an inspiration for when I finally dig the LAV out and work on it. The brush guards turned out beautifully.... and much better than flat PE ones.

Later,
Bob
andromeda673
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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 06:19 AM UTC
great work so far on everything guys, I'm cool with a two week extension, if that will allow time for those to complete what they need to get done, then I'm all for it!
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:12 PM UTC
Type 60 progress update.



TankManNick
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 10:53 AM UTC
OK I'd better really get boogieing on this build! A late model Type 97.

Had such fun with the Modelkasten tracks. Great detail but fiddly and rather fragile! Here's some sections I was working on:



Here's an example of the tiny pin used each side of the track. Note that there is section that needs glue and the tip you are supposed to keep glue off! When I was almost done I got smarter and left some sprue on to make it easier to hold the tiny pin:



In the end I had to treat them like regular individual links and cement them in place. This seemed like the only way to get the right sag. Hope I can still paint 'em up nice!



Finally the ugly underside - the dreaded Tamiya open sponsons rear their head plus ejection marks. Doesn't need to be absolutely perfect but shouldn't be too rough either!



That's it for now.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:50 AM UTC
Probably still going to need the extension, but at least I can declare victory of sorts on the brushguards. I spent an entire weekend trying unsuccessfully to get a decently matching set without success, but it got me thinking about another approach. Having come home from work today feeling ambitious I set to with a will...

I created a template using PowerPoint, and glued it to a piece of scrap acrylic:



Then chucked a .3mm drill bit in the Dremel with my Stewart-MacDonald precision router base to drill holes for the 'feet' of the brush guards. This would make sure everything stays aligned while I work:



I used brass wire from a bottle of Schwartze-Katz and paste solder to produce a couple of reasonably well-matched brushguards:



And the finished result:



Not perfect, but I think with some paint and the SKP lenses installed it will look okay.

Namabiiru
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#399
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 05:45 PM UTC
I might still be able to bring this off by the original deadline, but the trans-Pacific move, hosting the whole family for Thanksgiving, and preps for the holidays have really put a kink in my bench time. Any chance of getting an extension of two weeks or so?

Still have not found an acceptable way to reproduce the JASDF markings on my LAV so it's probably going to have to be finished as an unmarked vehicle. Very disappointing, but I've completely run out of ideas.

Going to try to scratchbuild the brush guards for the headlamps this weekend. First attempt took up an entire weekend with sub-par results. Think I may have the solution this time.

Removed by original poster on 12/01/15 - 06:47:53 (GMT).