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Tamiya Campaign
stephenmodel
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 06:39 PM UTC
Those are the ones that came in the Tiger I box. I think they are the ace commander set and my tank was bundle with it.

link: http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/25109tigerI_crew/index.htm
Chaman911
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 08:38 AM UTC
Stephen!
That's great! I think your crew looks very good. I sure don't think I could paint them that well. I like your dip a lot. Is the zimmerit photo etch?
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:40 PM UTC
Some more done to the little ATG:


Mike
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 05:10 AM UTC
Looks like there won't be a lot of Tamiya left once you get done with all that PE!

stephenmodel
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 12:16 AM UTC
Thanks a bunch.

The zimmerit is eduard photoetch
MGS_Polla
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 06:01 AM UTC
oh well, a lot of people are very ahead of me now... well, lets put hands on and finish that walker dog! good night!
ComradeMP
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 11:15 AM UTC
Some more progress. Tracks all cleaned up, ready to be glued.


The sprockets didn't sit even when glued. Track would fit on one side, and not line up on the other. My fix was using some Testors liquid cement (love how well it holds) and place track around the sprocket and taped them in place.


Didn't really like how the light guards were done in two halves. So I made my own with some brass wire and some evergreen rod. The splash guard has deep ejector pin marks on the surface facing forwards, so that needs some filling.


Gonna need some filling in on the bottom here and around the tow hooks.


Engine deck is done, real easy work here. Fuel drum mounts are in place.


Road wheels painted. Noticed the back part of the road wheels lack a lip.


The two forward most road wheels are like this:
Chaman911
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 07:59 PM UTC
Hi everyone, Just a quick update. The hull of the M51 is in primer. Added photo etch straps to the jerry cans and a little more stowage. Working on turret now. Happy modelling, nice to see those builds coming along





Also my wife gave me my birthday present a couple weeks early!
stephenmodel
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 08:18 PM UTC
very nice. Also thats great b-day gift.

- steve
Charlie-66
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 11:54 PM UTC
Basic painting is done. Starting to add dirt and weathering.





Haven't done the left side yet.
Chaman911
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 02:08 AM UTC
Awesome Charlie-66! That kit is on the must do list
Charlie-66
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 04:01 AM UTC

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Awesome Charlie-66! That kit is on the must do list


Thanks Bryan. It's a great kit. No issues at all!
ComradeMP
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 06:55 AM UTC
Whoopsies. Noticed I posted my above post in the wrong thread. Don't seem to see an edit button.
Chaman911
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 07:26 AM UTC
was wondering what kit you were building. Was surprised you had fitment issues with a Tamiya kit.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 11:27 PM UTC
Some more PE work and work on the trails. I'll add the PE bands/clamps to the trails next in lieu of the molded on stuff.



Mike
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 06:21 PM UTC
great looking builds so far guys!!!!

Can someone resize the ribbon that Pawel made on page three, and then I can get it added to the campaign.

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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 08:58 PM UTC

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great looking builds so far guys!!!!

Can someone resize the ribbon that Pawel made on page three, and then I can get it added to the campaign.




Done.



Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 06:00 AM UTC
I love that little Russian BT! Was it an easy build? How about the tracks. I seem to remember they are working tracks.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 06:02 AM UTC

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oh well, a lot of people are very ahead of me now... well, lets put hands on and finish that walker dog! good night!



Are these Bulldogs bad kits? I have two of them that have turned up in different stacks in the closet. They look pretty good in the box . . .
andromeda673
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 07:22 AM UTC
The Walker Bulldog is a good kit from Tamiya, it'a oldie but a goody. They build up easy and are pretty accurate for what they are.

Thank you for the re size on the banner as well, I for whatever reason can't get the ribbon added. When I try to add it, and select the file, it just shows up as a broken link.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong and or missing something here?
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#399
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 05:51 PM UTC
As I recall, you'll need to save the image to your gallery first, then add it as the campaign award from there.

Cantstopbuyingkits
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 06:03 PM UTC

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I love that little Russian BT! Was it an easy build? How about the tracks. I seem to remember they are working tracks.



No, they are link and length tracks.
andromeda673
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:30 PM UTC

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As I recall, you'll need to save the image to your gallery first, then add it as the campaign award from there.




Can anyone do this or does it have to be since I'm the campaign leader, I was the campaign leader for the Japanese group build and I remember someone doing that and getting the award ribbon saved and displayed.
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#399
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:44 PM UTC
Campaigns administrator, John Pereira (Nito74), can do it for you. Just shoot him a PM.

minas-ithil
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 12:14 AM UTC
Charlie-66,
Excellent BT-7. It looks like it was a nice kit. That is one I have in my 'stash' for future reference. I have found that the most recent Tamiya kits are well engineered and the parts fit is better than most others out there. I found my Mk. IV Male build for this campaign was very good, almost no putty at all - you could enjoy the build and not fight with the parts.

Again, a good job on the BT. BTW, what paint did you use for the Protective Green, based on the photos it looks more 'green' than 4BO, IMHO.

Stephen