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barra733
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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:31 PM UTC
Well despite my initial post being over 10 months ago I've just finished this one. I did complete using just the tools shown and now have a new found appreciation of my Dremel!






tatbaqui
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 07:21 PM UTC
Hello,

Quite an interior you have there Brenton -- looking good!

Tamiya's old Pz II exhaust looks really bare -- missing the heat shield / exhaust plate whatever it's called. Didn't want to spend on any AM stuff so I thought of making my own:



I slapped on a thin piece of styrene, taped a pattern I made from the computer and drilled holes. It definitely won't win points in scale and accuracy, but it'll do.



Come to think of it -- it may have been easier if I just taped on a piece of band aid!

I've primed it and put on the base coat -- Gunship Grey from a Tamiya rattle can.



Decided not to use the spare road wheel as I'll put on a tow cable instead.

Been thinking of finishing this one in winter camo -- newly applied whitewash without much distress as yet.

Cheers,

Tat
bprice1974
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 08:40 AM UTC
Some more progress pictures of Meng's A7V Tank.



JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 07:45 AM UTC
I just looked at the other participants' photos and noticed i didn't include my glue, and that it would make my number of tools 8. I will get rid of the black Xacto for glue.
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 07:31 AM UTC
Greetings Group,

Ian was generous enough to allow me to join. This is my subject:



These are the tools.
tatbaqui
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 06:23 AM UTC
Thanks Bob -- I second that. The ease and simplicity in construction is very welcome break from more complex kits. My progress from a couple of hours work:



Just need to put on the tools and other small bits and it would be ready for painting.

Cheers,

Tat
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 05:27 PM UTC
@ Tat: I have built that kit several times and love the ease of its construction.

@ Stephen: nice looking Pz.38t. I could not work in 1/48, my eye sight even with a magnify hood would be too hard.

Bob
tatbaqui
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 02:55 PM UTC
Hello,

My start pics:




More to come.

Cheers,

Tat
minas-ithil
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 01:10 AM UTC
To One and All,
Here is the sprue and tool shot of my 'Back to Basics' entry; the Tamiya 1/48 Pz38t. For some odd reason, I was in the mood for something in Panzer Grey!



More to come!

Stephen
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 07:04 PM UTC
If photobucket is cooperating here is some progress:






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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:52 PM UTC
Some cool, well done models here. Man, that Tamiya Pzr II brings back fond memories.
adeath
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:29 PM UTC
Put me in coach I'm ready to play.



Alex
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 09:24 PM UTC
Hi guys,

This is going to be my entrance for the campaign.





I will build Italeri Nebelwerfer 41 and my tools are pretty basic: Tamiya's extra thin glue, Gunze's Mr. Surfacer 500, Tamiya's sharp pointed side cutter, nail file and a scalpel.

I keep several kits in one box and that is the reason for the pieces you don't see on the sprues but as you can see I didn't cut them close to the pieces.


Best regards,
Angel
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 03:12 PM UTC
Thanks for the comment, Bob.

Nice choice for this campaign. Looking forward to see more
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 04:56 AM UTC
Having trouble with photobucket, so lets see if this photo posts.
Removed by original poster on 05/15/16 - 23:41:14 (GMT).
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Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 07:04 PM UTC
Jesper, that is a really neat looking build.

I am looking for another kit in my stash to build for this campaign. The build that I started is now in my parts bin after an accident.

I found a DRAGON Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B that I will use for the campaign.

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 05:12 AM UTC
If I am able to remember how to post, here is my kit and tools.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 09:15 AM UTC
It has been a while since I visited the site and this campaign looked like fun. I have a kit in mind and will put the tools together and take a photo to show my start.

Bob
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:27 PM UTC
I have finished the build of my Games Workshop steam tank. It turned out that painting was also very back to basics. A base coat by airbrush and the rest by brush. Only two different brushes were used. Hope it does not show.

Great campaign and great to get back to basics like the good old days.





SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 01:45 AM UTC
Paul, there is a new Google app that allows you to take a picture of text and it will translate. Fantastic technology. I have used it for Japanese menus to get the English translation.

A little progress on my build. Basic colors are on. Next is the subtle weathering. More to follow soon

Hudson29
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 12:30 AM UTC

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Glad to be of help Paul! Re decal placement, it should be part of the instruction sheet. Here's a link:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/132349-tamiya-35009-panzerkampfwagen-ii-ausf-f-g

Scroll down midway and there's a PDF file you may download.

I have a couple of campaigns to get across the line so I may be starting on my build a bit later.

Cheers,

Tat



I checked that PDF, thanks for the link. This turned out to be just what I have in the box. There are side profiles showing the decal locations but the front & back locations are somewhat breezy. Worse for me, the descriptions are all in Japanese, a language I do not read or speak so the color call outs, dates & places for the markings are just a guess.

I do have a couple of books that will help with this and will just take a best guess approach.

I too am working on builds for other camps. Right now I'm having great fun with a StuG III for the 500+ campaign.
tatbaqui
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 04:21 AM UTC
Glad to be of help Paul! Re decal placement, it should be part of the instruction sheet. Here's a link:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/132349-tamiya-35009-panzerkampfwagen-ii-ausf-f-g

Scroll down midway and there's a PDF file you may download.

I have a couple of campaigns to get across the line so I may be starting on my build a bit later.

Cheers,

Tat
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 - 09:09 PM UTC
Yes, the picture came out full size. Thanks for the tip!