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Unfinished Business 2019
Florre
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 09:46 PM UTC
Hi you guys, after a looong break I'm back in business, so this campaign is right up my alley I started this Panzer Ia back in 2008

Then :


Now :




Still some work to do, but I'll have it done by end 2019
Neo
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 11:40 AM UTC
Thanks Gary, I knew you would get me on there!

Base done.
Figures just need skin painted an add to base.



Might actually finish.
Florre
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 08:28 AM UTC

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Might actually finish.



You still got time !

Great base, definitely an added value!
Neo
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 01:06 PM UTC
Thanks Hans.

And I actually did !



Florre
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 07:19 PM UTC
Great! Congrats!
Maybe you can dust the boots of your figures a bit, to blend them more with the base?
MSGsummit
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:25 AM UTC
Here is what I am hoping to finish.
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GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 06:37 AM UTC
Welcome to the campaign! And congratulations on Neo for finally finishing his sniper diorama! Don't forget to upload an image of finished builds into the campaign gallery!

We're almost to the end of October, so only 2 more months to finish your builds and for me to put up a ribbon!

Done
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BunkerBuster - Trumpeter M1A1HA
MLD - Bandai 1/35 "Operation Cyclops" jeep, Bandai 1/35 Hovertruck
Neo - ICM 1/35 Soviet Troops
Spearhead01 - Academy 1/35 CV9040B



Enlisted (35)
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165thspc - Dragon King Tiger (Porshe turret), AFXKWX Cab Over Engine Deuce and a Half
Bluestab
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CavScoutSC
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
Charlie-66 - Dragon 1/35 King Tiger w/Zimmerit (Porsche turret)
dtniedert
eMan
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
Florre - Tristar 1/35 Panzer I Ausf. A
Illini - Meng 1/35 D9R
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
metooshelah
MSGSummit - Italeri 1/35 Panzerjaeger I
MLD - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. A, Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. G
MrClark7
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
nikon1 - Ace 1/72 Zhalo-S
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
panorama - Balaton 1/72 D9, 1/72 Canadian Loepard C1, 1/72 Bedford QLD, 1/72 ZIL 131, Modelcollect 1/72 Patriot
Panzerace - Dragon 1/72 T-34/85
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
ruffus - Italeri Sd.Kfz. 10/5 (Sd.Kfz. 10 mounting a 2cm FlaK 39)
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui - Trumpeter 1/35 VK.30.01(H)
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
vanize
Wolfsangel

GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:24 PM UTC
And I finally got the ribbon done.
Florre
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:20 PM UTC
Haha, nice work on the ribbon and thanks for organising the campaign!

I had some free days, and finished my Panzer!! First finished kit in 10 years

Here's a picture, there are some more in the Armor/AFV forum right here




GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 05:47 AM UTC
Well done, Florre! 'Tis the to be finishing models!

Still missing from the Gallery are BunkerBuster and Neo!

Done
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BunkerBuster - Trumpeter M1A1HA
Florre - Tristar 1/35 Panzer I Ausf. A
MLD - Bandai 1/35 "Operation Cyclops" jeep, Bandai 1/35 Hovertruck
Neo - ICM 1/35 Soviet Troops
Spearhead01 - Academy 1/35 CV9040B



Enlisted (35)
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165thspc - Dragon King Tiger (Porshe turret), AFXKWX Cab Over Engine Deuce and a Half
Bluestab
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CavScoutSC
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
Charlie-66 - Dragon 1/35 King Tiger w/Zimmerit (Porsche turret)
dtniedert
eMan
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
Illini - Meng 1/35 D9R
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
metooshelah
MSGSummit - Italeri 1/35 Panzerjaeger I
MLD - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. A, Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. G
MrClark7
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
nikon1 - Ace 1/72 Zhalo-S
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
panorama - Balaton 1/72 D9, 1/72 Canadian Loepard C1, 1/72 Bedford QLD, 1/72 ZIL 131, Modelcollect 1/72 Patriot
Panzerace - Dragon 1/72 T-34/85
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
ruffus - Italeri Sd.Kfz. 10/5 (Sd.Kfz. 10 mounting a 2cm FlaK 39)
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui - Trumpeter 1/35 VK.30.01(H)
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
vanize
Wolfsangel

BunkerBuster
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 02:21 PM UTC

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Well done, Florre! 'Tis the to be finishing models!

Still missing from the Gallery are BunkerBuster and Neo!





Thanks for the heads up, mine is uploaded.

Damraska
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 10:54 PM UTC
Good day to all of you! After a 10 year break, with two small intermissions, I returned to model building a few weeks ago and rejoined Armorama yesterday. Fortunately, all those years ago, I carefully sorted and stored everything so numerous old projects lie patiently awaiting my attention.

I stumbled upon the Campaigns area and decided this campaign may serve as motivation to complete an old project. If the campaign owner permits, I would like to sign on with the project shown below, an M3A1 Stuart.

Back in 2009, I started this project by cleaning up some of the suspension parts. In 2018, during a brief return to model building, I assembled the running gear, assembled the tracks, and attempted to fix a problem with the sponsons. Two weeks ago, I pulled out the kit yet again and finally made some significant headway.



Thank you for your consideration!
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 11:49 PM UTC
Doug, you are most welcome to join our campaign. Is you kit Academy or Tamiya?

Done
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BunkerBuster - Trumpeter M1A1HA
Florre - Tristar 1/35 Panzer I Ausf. A
MLD - Bandai 1/35 "Operation Cyclops" jeep, Bandai 1/35 Hovertruck
Neo - ICM 1/35 Soviet Troops
Spearhead01 - Academy 1/35 CV9040B



Enlisted (35)
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165thspc - Dragon King Tiger (Porshe turret), AFXKWX Cab Over Engine Deuce and a Half
Bluestab
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CavScoutSC
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
Charlie-66 - Dragon 1/35 King Tiger w/Zimmerit (Porsche turret)
Damraska - 1/35 M3A1 Stuart
dtniedert
eMan
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
Illini - Meng 1/35 D9R
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
metooshelah
MSGSummit - Italeri 1/35 Panzerjaeger I
MLD - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. A, Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. G
MrClark7
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
nikon1 - Ace 1/72 Zhalo-S
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
panorama - Balaton 1/72 D9, 1/72 Canadian Loepard C1, 1/72 Bedford QLD, 1/72 ZIL 131, Modelcollect 1/72 Patriot
Panzerace - Dragon 1/72 T-34/85
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
ruffus - Italeri Sd.Kfz. 10/5 (Sd.Kfz. 10 mounting a 2cm FlaK 39)
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui - Trumpeter 1/35 VK.30.01(H)
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
vanize
Wolfsangel
ComradeMP
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 04:38 PM UTC
Figured I'd finish something that's been sitting on the shelf for once.

Started back years ago with an attempt at an SU-85.

Someone pointed out that it wouldn't be right, I put it aside for a long while.

Then I had been kicking around an idea for building the T-34-1 from World of Tanks. Which was a proposed series of designs for a tank to be built in China instead of relying on the Soviet Union. While also trying to eliminate some of the short comings of the T-34/85, and also lowering it's size and weight.

Decided to recycle the SU-85 attempt, and stripped it down. I was going to enter my T-34-1 for the Scratch builders campaign, but I never got that much done. I rebuilt the top of the hull and then it sat again for months collecting dust.


I recently picked it back up and started work on it again. There was one layer left for the top of the hull, it's where I drew all the hatch locations and such. Did a bunch of cutting and some scribing. I decided to go with something different for the vents, and this is where I'm at now.



Spare T-34/85 lower turret fitted. Still not completely sure how close to the WoT model I want to stick too, or just go my own way. I was thinking of adding some of the changes the Chinese did to their Type 58's like the second copula with a dshk.

Progress has been good, looks like I might finish another kit this year.
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 06:00 PM UTC
That's quite a project you have there. I have trouble just building out of the box kits!

Done
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BunkerBuster - Trumpeter M1A1HA
Florre - Tristar 1/35 Panzer I Ausf. A
MLD - Bandai 1/35 "Operation Cyclops" jeep, Bandai 1/35 Hovertruck
Neo - ICM 1/35 Soviet Troops
Spearhead01 - Academy 1/35 CV9040B



Enlisted (35)
========
165thspc - Dragon King Tiger (Porshe turret), AFXKWX Cab Over Engine Deuce and a Half
Bluestab
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CavScoutSC
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
Charlie-66 - Dragon 1/35 King Tiger w/Zimmerit (Porsche turret)
ComradeMP - T-34-1 from World of Tanks
Damraska - Academy 1/35 M3A1 Stuart
dtniedert
eMan
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
Illini - Meng 1/35 D9R
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
metooshelah
MSGSummit - Italeri 1/35 Panzerjaeger I
MLD - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. A, Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. G
MrClark7
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
nikon1 - Ace 1/72 Zhalo-S
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
panorama - Balaton 1/72 D9, 1/72 Canadian Loepard C1, 1/72 Bedford QLD, 1/72 ZIL 131, Modelcollect 1/72 Patriot
Panzerace - Dragon 1/72 T-34/85
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
ruffus - Italeri Sd.Kfz. 10/5 (Sd.Kfz. 10 mounting a 2cm FlaK 39)
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui - Trumpeter 1/35 VK.30.01(H)
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
vanize
Wolfsangel
Damraska
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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 07:23 PM UTC

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Doug, you are most welcome to join our campaign. Is you kit Academy or Tamiya?



Hey! Academy. The photo below shows it next to an in-progress Tamiya M3, also started many years ago.



Weekend progress. Ayup. It looks like a tank.
ComradeMP
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:15 AM UTC
Continuing on, cut down the rear plate.


Top of the hull is as good as done.




I'll probably moving on to finishing off the rear plate, before I start working on the front plate starting with the new driver's hatch/vision blocks.
Neo
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 04:58 PM UTC
Looks great - keep going !
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
How long does it take to place all those rivets in-line?
ComradeMP
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 03:47 AM UTC

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How long does it take to place all those rivets in-line?



Minutes actually. I decided spacing and location, drew some lines, and just gluing everything down and lining it up with a ruler.
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 07:45 AM UTC

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How long does it take to place all those rivets in-line?



Minutes actually. I decided spacing and location, drew some lines, and just gluing everything down and lining it up with a ruler.


Sweet! Thanks for giving us another tip for the toolbox.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
ComradeMP
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 02:58 AM UTC

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How long does it take to place all those rivets in-line?



Minutes actually. I decided spacing and location, drew some lines, and just gluing everything down and lining it up with a ruler.


Sweet! Thanks for giving us another tip for the toolbox.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



Hey thanks.

Feels good that I've been able to put in a lot of bench time on my vacation. I'll leave an update, as I'm making my way to a day at Disneyland.

Pre assembled and painted wheels/tracks. I'm holding off on the suspension arms until I'm almost done.


Front is mostly done now, also had some time to start some of the welds. Driver's vision blocks made out of spares and kit parts.


New rear plate hinge, sort of like what I saw on updated Type 58's.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:43 AM UTC
So I was doing adding welds here and there on the hull, so I thought I should start working on the turret while the epoxy hardened. Good thing Dragon kits usually end up with a bunch of unused parts. Grabbed a spare copula and trimmed it down a bit, but it still overhung on the side. I decided to cut a piece out of it and bend it in on itself a bit. Then I used Testor's liquid cement (I love this stuff for when I need a strong bond) and glued it down. New copula fit perfectly on the top of the turret and I filled it with more epoxy to keep its shape and give me a platform to place the new hatch.




The new hatch with the AA mount came about my work on my OT-55 project which I had misplaced the hatches and ended up buying some Resin replacements. While looking for a spare Dshk, I came across the lost hatches.



I also glued the front fenders on, I would have liked to have used the later style ones, but these were the only ones I had spares of.



The hull is almost done, need to add some more "armor" to the sides along with the fenders and rear mud guards and all the tid bits including the fuel drums.


MLD
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC
Not shooting turkeys this Thanksgiving with the local club (build an entire unstarted kit start to finish from midnight Wednesday until Misnight Sunday).
I spent my time working at polishing off shelf queens and making more work for myself. Tamiya T55 Enigma ( turret halves already glued together for added degree of difficulty) plus Skif ( boo-hiss) T 55 interior bits, and because I’m not enough of a masochist, 50 or so Eduard-ey bits.
From below, it’s not completely painted, from above it’s all but invisible.
I am NOT a well man. I need a beer.




GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:32 AM UTC
At least you're building! Keep it up.

My modeling mojo has yet to return.