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Twilight 2000 Campaign
Jaster
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 10:09 AM UTC
My F150 Guntruck is all put together...putty and sand, putty and sand is the order of business with it now. It doesn't line up quite as well as I hoped...but not too bad either.

Vehicle #2 is an M2A2. I'm working on the interior a bit, but decided NOT to go nuts on the interior for this build. Currently I'm making some mods to the area on the rt of the interior up by the turret. Adding some ductwork, a bit of detail, etc.

I'm building this as a dio...with a mental picture of a point in time just after the civilized world collapsed. Evidence of civil unrest by scared people. Organizations, some US Military, some citizen based groups, working together trying to keep a semblance of order.

Progress on all projects is slower than I want...so what else is new? Crappy work schedule, a really bad hay-fever season (its' hard to build when you are sneezing) as well as all the other obligations of life conspire to slow the progress.

That's it for now...I'll try and get some pics sent along. I do have some of the multi-part F150 before I started to reassemble it.
HastyP
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 11:49 AM UTC
I must start building my Leopard soon. I keep procrastinating. Maybe tommorow I can begin aiding my Nato allies.

Hasty
keenan
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 11:54 AM UTC
I have been posting updates in one of the 10 threads going on about T2K. I posted this picture somewhere else but I thought I would throw it out here as well. The Hoosier Hellians had to weld a huge bustle rack they fabricated out of I-beams to the back of the Super Jumbo to keep the gun tube from collecting soil samples...

Hopefully I will have time to do 2 bastardizations for the campaign. Please bare in mind that the scratch building job looks crappy on purpose.

Shaun

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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 04:51 AM UTC

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I have been posting updates in one of the 10 threads going on about T2K



I know! This is getting wild - only 10 threads!

It's been quiet - almost a week without someone posting about T2K - are you guys bunkered down in your Dens of Creation wating to surprise us all or what?!?

Oktober 1st draws near - are youready!?!

Gunnie
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 06:08 AM UTC
We ran out of welding rod and beer...
Seriously, been in the middle of a crap blizzard at work. (Customers have a nasty habit of getting upset when they have to sort about 10,000 little castings) I'll get back on it this weekend. I am really looking forward to seeing some of the things that people come up with...

Shaun
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 06:14 AM UTC

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We ran out of welding rod and beer...
Seriously, been in the middle of a crap blizzard at work. (Customers have a nasty habit of getting upset when they have to sort about 10,000 little castings) I'll get back on it this weekend. I am really looking forward to seeing some of the things that people come up with...

Shaun



Me too - there's some pleasing warped mentalities out there. This is a great chance to see what is born from these imaginations...

Makes me want to consider a 2004 T2K Campaign already...

Gunnie
matt
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 11:49 AM UTC

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Makes me want to consider a 2004 T2K Campaign already...

Gunnie



I'd be in for that one too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way too many idea's rattling around in my head..... #:-) #:-) #:-) #:-) #:-)
matt
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 11:51 AM UTC

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Makes me want to consider a 2004 T2K Campaign already...

Gunnie



I'd be in for that one too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way too many idea's rattling around in my head..... #:-) #:-) #:-) #:-) #:-)
sphyrna
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Posted: Monday, September 22, 2003 - 03:55 PM UTC
Ok ok, I'm getting very interested and I have a few ideas.... I never played this game specifically, but it seems familiar to some RPGs I played way back in high school.

So, a few years into the war, fuel is scarce, armored vehicles are 'kit-bashed' , and alcohol is a primary fuel source for armor (- correct?)
What arenas is the war fought? - US, Canada, Europe, Persian Gulf?
Given the alternate timeline, would any technology be more advanced in year 2000 - than what actually existed in 2000? For example- solar power/fuel cells to power tanks.

Thanks much,
Peter
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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 12:05 AM UTC
Pete, You have the right idea. There were a lot of standard vehicles in the game, most were standard in fact. The game pretty much focuses on shattered remnants of armies fighting to get home. There were quite a few scenarios in the game dealing with life in what was left of the United Stated after the players characters make it back to the States.
There wasn't much "advanced" technology in the game. A robotic crewless turret on an Abrams chassis was about all I remember.

HTH,

Shaun
sphyrna
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 06:50 AM UTC
11 pages of posts- trying to sift through and find info...

What are the start and end dates?
is this a group build or a campaign?

Thanks much!

Peter
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2003 - 10:45 AM UTC

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11 pages of posts- trying to sift through and find info...

What are the start and end dates?
is this a group build or a campaign?

Thanks much!

Peter



Standby Peter just a couple of days! I've been away - but - I'm getting back into the saddle again. The Twilight:2000 Campaign Folder will be available soon for you guys to get into. Thanks to Jacques for making the Oktober 1st launch date (for all participants) announcement for me while away. Thanks for GIB for returning to the activity too - shakin' off the modeler's bug no doubt! I saw your thread and three slick models therin. I've gotta get cranking now!

First off on my slate of subjects for the T2K Campaign - something from the Red Team - a BMD-1P Airborne Infantry Assault Vehicle from the glorious Soviet 3rd Guards. In-progress from my hotel room, I wrestled the Skif kit together to this state. I have to yet add some of the small detail fittings and some missing weld bead all around the Hull. I loved some of the detail in the basic kit, and loathed some. I had to really work to get the upper and lower Hull together and fill the resulting seams. The front ends were particularly troublesome - as they simply did not fit together. I had to take care to fill the joints and not change the shape of the nose while doing so. That is the toughest part of assembling the kit - thus far. The little tiny individual track links proved to be a welcome distraction after getting the Hull together...



Other than the Hull seams - I really liked this kit. I wanted to surprise Jacques and GIB by comin' outta the gate with something Soviet for the Campaign start. I won't comment on any planned weapons fitting or equipment for my little BMD-1 until later...

Gunnie
keenan
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2003 - 10:55 AM UTC
Gunnie is Back!! Gunnie is Back!!

We have been carrying on without you. And I do mean carrying on. You may have to surf around a bit but there is now a Russki T34/105 that wants a piece of my Sumbo.
Welcome back. Just goes to show you, you can't leave us kids alone for a minute.

Totally focusing on kicking some Red butt now...

Shaun
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2003 - 11:03 AM UTC
That be a pretty BMD-1P you got there GunTruck!

Yes... join the Red Team... it be a wholesome team...
GunTruck
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2003 - 11:04 AM UTC

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Gunnie is Back!! Gunnie is Back!!

We have been carrying on without you. And I do mean carrying on. You may have to surf around a bit but there is now a Russki T34/105 that wants a piece of my Sumbo.
Welcome back. Just goes to show you, you can't leave us kids alone for a minute.

Totally focusing on kicking some Red butt now...

Shaun



Heh heh - it is good to be back too! I was so happy to see some interesting model subjects hitting the T2K threads. I was dying to get my BMD-1P up and out there to try and bolster the weaker Red Team (ducking for cover now). I think if I get some time, I'll be able to post an in-progress pic of my Blue Team entry to help defend your Sumbo! I once gamemastered a crack Soviet Airborne Combat Team in a little BMD-1P - that is the one I'm going to model for this Campaign. I really liked the look of the vehicle.

Gunnie
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2003 - 11:10 AM UTC

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That be a pretty BMD-1P you got there GunTruck!

Yes... join the Red Team... it be a wholesome team...



Heh heh - I'd like to give a BTR-40 a try too. Is there one in 1:35th scale?

Gunnie