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Miniature Magic has started
Savage
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2005 - 11:52 AM UTC
Right folks, our Braille build ĎMiniature Magicí is a go! Start building and donít forget to also start posting those progress shots!

Right now, keep your eye on the ball and donít swing untilÖ.. Oops sorry wrong pep talk! :-)

Well when all else fails, remember Rule Number 3 of the build Ömost importantly HAVE FUN!. Thatís why we build these little things isnít it?

Thanks to the 29 current participants listed below! Anyone else want to join?

So far we have the following, as far as participant builds go.

Neo (1/72 Long Tom and Tractor)
Winters1 (Maus or a Ferdinand)
Mahross
Orffer
BigBrother
Blitz
Red4
Snowhand (Revell 1/72 Famo)
Savage (Revell / Matchbox 1/76 Priest + 1/72 F-51D detailed)
Asmenoth
SpiritsEye (Revell Panzer III, DML's Tiger I, StuG IV and Jagdpanther)
007
Lestweforget
Mj (Too many to list - Thanks for the keen spirit Mj)
Rodeomonkey
Webfoots
eMan
Fanai
Ladymodelbuilder
Moezilla (Tigers vs T-34?)
Epi
Peacekeeper (1:72 Karl)
Art (Fantasy figs?)
Rjray
Sabot (Plethora of items)
wampum
95bravo
Black_Water
ara398
SpiritsEye
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2005 - 01:40 AM UTC
Hey Eric

I'll also be building DML's Tiger I, StuG IV and Jagdpanther.

Let's hope i have the time for those



btw, are in-progess shots compulsory for this campaign?
Sabot
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2005 - 02:26 AM UTC
I thought I already enlisted. I'll have to fix that. I tend to always have several 1/76 or 1/72 scale kits on hand to build quickly.
Savage
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2005 - 03:26 AM UTC
Thanks Sabot, wasn't going to push, as you seem to have numerous campaign commitments at the moment.

As I have just bought my first 1/72 scale PE kit (For the P-51), how about some pointers?

Such as;
How does one attach PE to a clear part i.e. a canopy?
Except for carefully that is. :-)
Sabot
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2005 - 05:41 AM UTC
I have not had to deal with PE and an aircraft kit, but I have heard that folks use Future floor wax (actually a clear acrylic) to attach PE parts to clear plastic without fogging the canopy.

I literally have dozens of 1/72 and 1/76 scale kits to chose from in plastic, resin, white metal or a combination of materials.

I would like to give my new Italeri DUKW a try with ExtraTech photo etch set, but don't hold me to that, I may change my mind. Sometime the kit I plan on for one build will fit better into another campaign.
Red4
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2005 - 07:12 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks Sabot, wasn't going to push, as you seem to have numerous campaign commitments at the moment.

As I have just bought my first 1/72 scale PE kit (For the P-51), how about some pointers?

Such as;
How does one attach PE to a clear part i.e. a canopy?
Except for carefully that is. :-)



Savage. what parts are they? If they are something like the rearview mirror, you can use future or plain ole Elmers White Glue. If you go the Furture route, let it set up a little and get tacky or else you'll be sitting there holding the part while it dries. Just my .02 worth. "Q"
Snowhand
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2005 - 08:34 AM UTC
Gonna do the Revell 1/72 Famo for this one.. the only axis kit I bought last year.

Off course that doesn't mean it will be dunkelgelb


Snowhand
Savage
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2005 - 08:57 AM UTC
Thanks guys. Itís just for some mirrors and braces, nothing large.

Iíve just started using Future, Johnsonís Klear over here, and never realised that it had so many uses.

Anyone actually use it as a floor polish?
Moezilla
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 05:01 PM UTC
Sorry guys, been out of the loop for a couple of weeks with finishing up hockey season and getting a new job. Have to sit down and start working on a couple of projects (this and Tank Terror) and finish up the Hobby Craft M1 I started working on for the heck of it several weeks ago. Still working on the idea of the Tiger vs T34, not sure where to go with it yet but will start research and building shortly. This should be a fun project to work on!
Black_Water
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 11:42 PM UTC
I haven't seen this thread before now, but I guess a late post is better than never!

I'll be building PST's KV1 and maybe Trumpeter's 1/144 Karl Morser. If I have time, I may pull out a few more.

Chris
BigBrother
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 12:05 AM UTC
Pluggling along on the Academy 6x6 and Revell 1/144th B52. Eric I'll try for a build review of the 6x6 like you mentioned in the other thread. I'am new at posting pictures and stuff so I'll need some hand holding probably....But i can't say enough about this kit. But Iam not a rivit counter either. Fits well looks like photos I've found so...soon
Love this site...love this campaign...this is FUN
Steve
DaveMan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 01:29 PM UTC
I think I'll join this one. I will plan to do a pair of tanks. THis would have been a cool entry for the Nemisis campaign, but I'll build them here. It will be something just a bit different.

penpen
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 10:54 PM UTC
I'm joining !
I'll be building the trumpeter type 74 in 1/72nd scale !
blitz
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 01:26 AM UTC
Yup, I'm definitely gonna have fun building my Airfix Scammel Tank Tansporter.
rfeehan
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 02:02 AM UTC
Enlisting I have the Dragon 1/72 Late Tiger I I picked up last week so I am set with a kit.

Should be fun
BigBrother
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 04:34 AM UTC
Hi All
Here are some in progress shots of my Academy 1/72 6x6 well I cant figure that part out yet If you interested they are in my gallery
007
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 05:01 AM UTC
I'm gonna build another one of SDV's PzKpfw's 38(t) in 1:87 scale (see my earlier review on one of this kits)
This time a radio version.
As I mentioned in that review there are some things not correct in that 38(t) kit, for instance the placement of the fenders. I'll try to update that!

Ideas welcome!!!!

Want to place it in a little diorama with some 1:87 German Wehrmacht Preisser figures I bought specially for this campaign.
Look very fun to me to paint figures in this little scale. I was supprised by the high level of detail of this Preisser set also. There are some 1:35 manufactors who can take an example from it! :-)

Paul