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Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:35 PM UTC
Yep, but I'll tell you what: Your blog was spot on about the tracks. Zero cleanup required, and certainly the easiest styrene links I've ever worked with.

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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 07:06 PM UTC
Pulled my kit out of the stash yesterday
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Hope to get started soon
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 08:37 PM UTC
I haven't seen that kit, Sal, looks like a winner!
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 09:21 PM UTC
Sal, I built that one awhile back for the 4x4 campaign. Instructions suffer from the usual Dragon issues, and the armor shield can be a tricky fit. Also, the PE hold-downs for the bazooka are too short--recommend replacing them with wire.

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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 12:58 AM UTC

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Sal, I built that one awhile back for the 4x4 campaign. Instructions suffer from the usual Dragon issues, and the armor shield can be a tricky fit. Also, the PE hold-downs for the bazooka are too short--recommend replacing them with wire.



THAT is a great example of what makes these Campaigns so enjoyable- heads ups, tips,etc...thanks, Mark!
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 05:26 PM UTC
My pleasure! I'm sure you would have figured that out on your own and corrected it, but it's fun to compare notes when you see someone building the same kit.

Also, I lied: I built that for the Dragon OOB campaign, not the 4x4 campaign. The campaign leader wouldn't let me replace the bazooka hold down since it was supposed to be a strictly OOB build. Frustrating!

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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 08:22 PM UTC
Well, I really screwed up this time. I am 1/2 way done with my M35A1 and I damaged the nerves in my left wrist leaving me with hang wrist. I have no wrist use at all but some finger movement. Tomorrow I will be taking off the splint and see if I can accomplish any more work on it. I'll let you guys know how it goes. Bob D.
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 02:26 AM UTC
Ouch, I really hate that for you, Bob! Let it do some healing, and remember you have until the end of August for your build....
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 04:25 PM UTC
Mark Thanks for the heads up tips I will be on the look out for that when I get up to that
I started the build this past Sunday this was my 1st days progress
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 02:30 AM UTC
Under the gun to wrap this up: Moving out on the 20th of July, and I don't see me getting back to the bench for quite some time after we get settled in the new place.

Have managed to finish construction:


I was out of grey primer and went to get more, but the guy at the auto parts place recommended some stuff I had never heard of before. It's called adhesion promoter, and it's a clear spray designed for plastic. That's why the tank has that dusty, mottled look to it. Will be interested to see how it works under acrylic.

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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 06:02 PM UTC
Ok as Mark said the Armor shield was a bit tricky and actually broke in 2 spots photo P1100287_zpsdt3ixinh.jpg photo P1100288_zpsxfolocuk.jpg
however i didnt have a problem with the Bazooka hold downs
Got some color and some mud on the undercarriage photo P1100291_zpswjmruueg.jpg  photo P1100292_zpsuooabyew.jpg
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 11:52 PM UTC
Sal,
That's shaping up nicely. I'm glad you didn't find the hold-downs troublesome. They are supposed to go through both holes on the mounting plate, but I could not get mine to reach no matter what. Perhaps DML has since updated the PE fret to fix that. Had it not been the 100% OOB restriction on the campaign mine was entered in I would have replaced them with brass wire--would have looked more in scale anyway.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 07:04 AM UTC
ltb073, Very speedy progress. I'm glad you didn't get frustrated with the fit of this kit and put it down.



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Namabiiru -
Under the gun to wrap this up: Moving out on the 20th of July, and I don't see me getting back to the bench for quite some time after we get settled in the new place.

Have managed to finish construction:


I was out of grey primer and went to get more, but the guy at the auto parts place recommended some stuff I had never heard of before. It's called adhesion promoter, and it's a clear spray designed for plastic. That's why the tank has that dusty, mottled look to it. Will be interested to see how it works under acrylic.






I see you've made the necessary weld beads. Did you use putty or styrene rod?




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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 03:40 PM UTC

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ltb073, Very speedy progress. I'm glad you didn't get frustrated with the fit of this kit and put it down.



Thank for the comments guys Speedy yes been sort of sidelined lately had surgery on my knee so had some free tim to kill being out of work
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 04:01 PM UTC
Sorry to hear about your wrist Bob. Hope there is no permanent damage.

Same with your knee Sal. The jeep is looking good so far.

Mark - no pressure then hey!!! Good luck in meeting the time frame. I really want to see that one finished.



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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 04:12 PM UTC

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I see you've made the necessary weld beads. Did you use putty or styrene rod?




Actually, they're not weld beads. Just Mr Surfacer to even out the seams. Looked like riveted construction, so without being sure of the presences of welds I thought it better not to add any.

Got the base coat of Russian Green on last night. The adhesion promoter seems to work nicely.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 06:26 PM UTC
Hey Guys some more progress
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Not my best work but Hey we Improvised
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I think I may need to dust up the wheels some more before calling this finished
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comments and suggestions always welcome
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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 07:39 PM UTC
Looks very good Sal, a neat little piece of work!
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 01:07 AM UTC
Well, I'm done guys. Don't see the doc till next month. Tried, but the delicate parts I can't hold. Another one bites the dust for now.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 02:20 AM UTC
Sorry to hear that, Bob. Good luck with the sawbones.

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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 02:43 PM UTC
Looks good Sal. A very quick build.

All the best Bob. Hope things get better for you soon
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 07:14 PM UTC
Hope you get to feeling better, Bob, we'll leave the lights on for you...
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 07:51 PM UTC
Couple of record shots of the IT-28 before the bridge section goes on. Once that's in place, there won't be much tank left to see...



And the finished bridgelayer:




Calling it done. Was trying to match KoSprueOne's fine build of this kit, but I fell pretty short. Not entirely displeased, though. Will take it to the modeling club meeting on Saturday and then into a box for the move! Hopefully will get the bench set up in the new house in time to get a couple more campaigns done this year!

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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 01:43 AM UTC
Looks great, Mark! Very good work!
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 02:01 AM UTC
Looks great Mark nice work 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺