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WWI Armor Campaign
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 01:18 PM UTC
Nice start guys.

I would love to join, but I'm too committed on other builds. If I can I will join later, but for now I will just enjoy watching you all.

Have fun and happy building.
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 05:45 AM UTC

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Nice start guys.

I would love to join, but I'm too committed on other builds. If I can I will join later, but for now I will just enjoy watching you all.

Have fun and happy building.



i feel your pain!
27-1025
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 04:06 AM UTC
My campaign contribution.



LinusB
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 04:22 PM UTC
Hi all am going in with Meng's French FT-17



tinbanger
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 05:35 AM UTC
Here is my build for this campaign:-





27-1025
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 03:44 AM UTC
A small update. Nice kit though you have to be very careful with prepping parts to ensure a good fit. I messed up a couple areas that will now require a bit of filler



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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 09:07 PM UTC
well here is the start of my entry, the tamiya 1/35 british male tank; i apologise for the poor quality of the pictures.



strongarden
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 10:37 PM UTC
Beautiful dio Stephen, looks perfect!

Currently don't have any Great War armor, and have been shut down presently by the Finance Minister!
But I'll be following along, and good luck to all the impending builders!

Cheers
Dave
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 05:43 PM UTC
brief update, i have managed to get all of the wheels and side sections on the tank...sorry for the bad picture;

PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 10:58 PM UTC
Lower hull is pretty much done:



I'll add more mud and dust once I have upper ready. All hatches will be closed, which simplifies build a lot.
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:22 AM UTC
and the construction phase is now complete. the tracks were a joy to assemble... if only every individual track assembly was this easy!

tinbanger
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 01:07 AM UTC
Sub assembles together and the glued together and ready for primer:-





Seeing as the stearing rig was removed early in the Mk1 use I have not use it.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC
Superstructure built and waiting for few layers of paint:



The MG barrels are quite flimsy, but look quite OK. Just have to be careful.
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 08:47 PM UTC
brief update and i apologise for the bad pictures they were done with my old camera phone. I have now painted the tank in it's main colour but there are a few touch ups needing done and in the back ground you can see that the tracks have been painted along with the chain that attaches to the un-ditching log.

Removed by original poster on 01/24/18 - 17:24:17 (GMT).
PanzerGeek
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:30 PM UTC
Ok a little update on the build.
I put the left and right hull sections together. The fit is very good, but I clamped together the assemblies until the glue dried so there would be no gaps.

PanzerGeek
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:33 PM UTC


I also clamped the two rhomboid hull sections to the main hull. Here the fit too is excellent. It is really starting to look like something now.
Cheers
Todd
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:34 PM UTC

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Superstructure built and waiting for few layers of paint:



The MG barrels are quite flimsy, but look quite OK. Just have to be careful.



Sorry I do not want to be "that guy" but the MGs are mounted upside down.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:27 AM UTC
Oops, they really are upside down. Have to figure out best way to fix the issue. Thanks for pointing that out.
rmanneck
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 08:22 PM UTC
Hey there,

Brand new to the website, and coming back from a 10 year hiatus from plastic modeling.

I recently watched BBC's "Our World War", and got me thinking of building a WWI tank. I decided to pickup Meng's 1/35 MK A Whippet. I hope I can put my rusty modeling skills to good effect.



Cheers!
Barbarossa
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 09:13 PM UTC
Hi everyone...,
Really enjoying seeing everyone's contributions to this campaign, some very good builds! Here's my offering - Takoms Hermaphrodite MK4 tank. Originally I was after Tamiya's well known MK4, but trying to get it at a reasonable price over Christmas, just came up against the regular websites being out of stock... So instead managed to get hold of this one from Takom at just over 30, which was good.

As it suggests it's a cross between the male & female version, so one side (the left) has the build of a male with a mounted six-pound gun and one Lewis MG, with the opposite side having the female version with just 2 MG's. The kit has enough MG's to build an all female version (which is what mine will be), but has only 1 six-pounder, not the 2, so an additional purchase would have to be made if a male MK4 was required.....

Mine however is being built to incorporate it into a larger Passchendaele diorama, so the male/female thing didn't really matter so much. The rest of the dio is pretty much complete now as you can see, apart from adding 5 more figures & creating the road, so now I can crack on with the tank.

Armorama 1 (1) by simon gillard, on Flickr

Armorama 1 (2) by simon gillard, on Flickr

IMG_2773 by simon gillard, on Flickr

IMG_2779 by simon gillard, on Flickr

Part 3 Thumbnail by simon gillard, on Flickr

Figures are from Masterbox - MB35146 & MB35158. Hope to get some progress pics up sometime as the build begins....

Cheers,
Simon.
rmanneck
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 01:24 AM UTC
Here are some in progress pictures.

The kit build very well and easy. Very impressed with the fit, some parts simply click together. The only gap I had was on the fuel tank, which I filled with watered down filler and cleaned up the area with a wet brush. I deviated from the instructions slightly and attached the inner side sponsons to the the tank body instead of building them up.





PanzerGeek
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 11:37 PM UTC
Great looking Dio Simon.
A little update on my Mk V.
I was not impressed with the three part 6pdr gun shield. I think it could have been done in one peace. I used Squadron Green Putty to fill the seams and sanded them flat. The top and bottom edges of the shields must also be sanded level too. This is the only real filling I needed to do on this kit.




The sponsons went together quite well with good fit all-round.

Cheers
Todd
PanzerGeek
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 11:58 PM UTC
Okay I have the sponsons on the hull and I washed the kit in some hot water and dish soap. Next stop is the paint booth.


Cheers
Todd
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 06:33 PM UTC
as you can now see, i have painted the kit and have now begun to add the wear and tear on the vehicle. you can see that i have added the the rust to the exhaust that runs along the roof of the vehicle.