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Matchbox Nostalgia Campaign
FirstMass
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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 06:21 PM UTC
Hi Chris. I'm intrigued by your technique for painting your cobblestone base. I looked at the finished photos and the stones appear to be varying shades of blended grey, but in this photo they are very distinct shades of white, black brown, yellow, and grey -- no blrnding at all.

Can you please share your technique as I have a cobblestone base I would like to paint and am impressed with yours.

Thnaks.

Brian
sabredog
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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 04:59 PM UTC
Back from my holidays. Great work everyone.

I am so glad to see all these kits built! Nicely done!
firstcircle
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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 01:24 PM UTC
After my mix up with the dates, here is a final offering, including an attempt to plug another gap...

Morris C8, 17 pdr and Jeep:




SdKfz11, PAK40 and BMW R75. Not really quite finished, but it will do. I'll try to take a better photo maybe, when it's not quite so late at night.


I thought the wrecked building made more sense with a hammer and sickle than with a German eagle, and added some busted up rebar to the concrete.


Finally, as mentioned earlier, my daughter's T34. She made it and painted it herself, but you can see influence of dad's technique - like the toothpaste winter camouflage! She brought down her own paint to do the muddy track mark. The snow is stuff from a craft shop, sold for Christmas decorations.


tread_geek
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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 11:55 AM UTC
@Tommytanker - Gary, if you can get a picture into this threat (if not the gallery) I'll consider it a completion of campaign requirements. If you still have any problems don't feel hesitant to ask. I know that there are some new members that joined this campaign so I'm willing to "stretch" things a bit.

I've received a few PM's from people having posting issues so I will grant them some leeway. This has been my first time leading a campaign so I apologize for not getting everything right. Hopefully next time I will have learnt from my errors. As always, if you have a problem don't feel awkward to ask for help. This is to have fun, after all.

Regards and cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 10:40 AM UTC
Hey Jan and All,
I just wanted to say thanks for the fun, though I didn't get to my 251 I did finish my M-7 but still couldn't get the [pics loaded I may try when I get home from work BUT our PC fried and will try to use the wifes laptop if the pics are still on the camera but if not Well I still had fun even if I don't get the ribbon!!!! Thanks,
Gary
tread_geek
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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 09:23 AM UTC
Stephen,

Go to the campaign gallery HERE.

In the upper right corner click "Login" and enter your information. Once you've done that you will see an "Upload Photos" in the same area. Click on that and just follow the prompts. If you have further difficulties I or one of the others will be in and out of here to check.

Cheers,
Jan
tread_geek
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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 09:15 AM UTC
So here are the standings as of this posting.



And here's a few shots of the completed M40.







I'm pretty certain that I didn't miss anyone but just in case, let me know. I'll keep checking the campaign thread for a couple of days for comments. If you are bit late posting a picture here or in the official gallery I won't hold it against you.

Cheers,
Jan
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 09:14 AM UTC
How do I add pics to the campaign gallery? I know a few people have asked earlier and were given directions on but I can't find where going back through the pages.
tread_geek
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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 06:34 AM UTC
Some marvellous last minute additions here. There are a number of extra build pictures that I just haven't had time to download for the future feature. So I have a request for everybody.

Could you all PLEASE leave your pictures available in this thread until next week.

I'll do my best to add them to another gallery that I have for the feature.

Most of you should already see the campaign ribbon on your profile pages. I will keep checking throughout today and make appropriate additions.

Cheers,
Jan
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 04:05 AM UTC
Got the last finishing touches done and got some decent photos's taken. I fifnished the model in the markings of the 2nd Devonshire Regiment, 231st Infantry Brigade, Germany 1945. Hope you all like them. Thanks again Jan for heading this campaign, its been tons of fun and hope you do more in the future.




Braille
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 10:47 PM UTC
Even with the extra month extension it just wasn't going to happen for me this time . . . This is as far as I have gotten on this build to date. Next comes the painting. Although the campaign is over I will finish my build and post a few photos in the Braille Scale forum.

Ready for paint.


Added grab handles, antennas, lights and raised the suspension a bit to match photos and box art.




The little time that I was able to spend thus far on this build has been enjoyable for me. From all of the posts here it looks like it has been an enjoyable and fun endeavor for everyone involved in this campaign too. I especially have enjoyed viewing everyone's builds. Awesome stuff! Thank you Jan, for hosting this campaign and also for those not mentioned I would like to extend my appreciation for making this site available to all of us.

-Eddy
firstcircle
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 09:17 PM UTC
Woops - got my dates wrong... despite what it says on this reply, it's already the 15th. Oh dear.
firstcircle
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 09:05 PM UTC

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I forgot to mention that the 15 th is definitely included as a building day.



Oh - and I thought I only had one more evening's work. That makes a big difference . . .
Dangeroo
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 07:36 PM UTC
Gents! Some very nice bilds in here! I'm sure the feature Jan will be writing will be a stunner, especially once people realize that these are Matchbox kits!

So, will we do the same with Airfix kits (maybe with a little more scratchwork allowed)?

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 04:20 PM UTC

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@ tatbaqui - fabulous job on the Panzerjager. Your painting really makes it seem like a much larger than 1/76 kit.



Thanks Jan. It looked like this before it got into a tub of paint remover:

I fiddled with @firstcircle's toothpaste method but couldn't get it to stick properly -- more practice I guess (or a better toothpaste). I finally settled to airbrushing it freehand.

Exceptional builds guys!

Cheers,

Tat
dutchboyinohio
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 04:12 PM UTC
Alright everyone, I'm calling my Comet done. I may have to shoot it with one more coat of dullcote to fix the decals on the turret. Anyway, here are my (pretty bad) pictures, and yes, these are of one and the same model.









Great campaign everyone!! I had a lot of fun and relived a lot of childhood memories, even though I only got one kit done. I will definitely build a few more from my stash this summer. Thanks for hosting Jan!
greywolf
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 03:33 PM UTC
I'm calling it done, all that russian green wasn't doing it for me, so I decided to have fun with the weathering

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greywolf
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 03:29 PM UTC
I'm calling it done, all that russian gren wasn't doing it for me, so I decided to have fun with the weathering

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phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 10:03 AM UTC
Just put the final weathering wash on my comet and its base. Little wet and glossy at the minute but I'm hoping it will be dry and ready for photo's tomorow morning.
Its been great fun taking part in this and seeing so many of these models built to such a high standard.
tread_geek
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 10:02 AM UTC
Someone PM'd me about the actual closing date and time of the campaign. To clarify, while the campaign ends on the 15 th of this month (June) I forgot to mention that the 15 th is definitely included as a building day.

Cheers,
Jan
muddyfields
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 09:57 AM UTC
Way to go Guy's
There's some great builds in this campaign. Well done every one it's been great taking part in this campaign.
Gets better each time I check back on it.
dutchboyinohio
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 08:35 AM UTC
Wow, lots of great builds since the last time I checked the thread!!

@maxiplus: great stuff!! Love the Stuart and the paintjob you did on that one.

@stephen willdig: same kit as I'm doing. I'm almost done. Still have the decals and some finishing touches to do.

@chris: nice job on Monty's Caravan. I built that one a long, long time ago. Great kit!

As I said, I'm very close to being done. Hope to have some pictures of my Comet uploaded tonight.
tread_geek
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 08:11 AM UTC
@ tatbaqui - fabulous job on the Panzerjager. Your painting really makes it seem like a much larger than 1/76 kit.

@ madmax5510 - I've aways loved the Wespe (built four of my own in the past) and you did a great job on the painting. The officer figure is particularly impressive.

I unfortunately haven't kept track of all the extra builds and we have almost 20 pages of posts in this campaign. At this point I "think" the only kit that hasn't appeared in these pages is the Diamond T Tractor with Rodgers trailer PK174 (two were scheduled to be built) and a Panzer II kit PK81. If I have the time I'll go back through the pages and try to confirm my rough guess on this issue.

I'm just about finished my base and will start on the final detailing on the M40 this evening.

If anyone is REALLY close to finishing, just post a picture in the official gallery I'd really like to hand out more ribbons.

Cheers,
Jan
madmax5510
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 06:44 AM UTC
This is my last build for this great campaign:






The time is a big problem for me,and,how can i see,for the most of us.
Anyway it was a great campaign,with wonderfulls works,and finally,special thanks to Jan for leading this campaign.

Congrats to all and cheeers!
Dani
tatbaqui
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Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 04:51 AM UTC
Jan -- quite an impressive turnout, and an excellent roster of builds if I may say. Did we get to have all of the Matchbox kits built for the campaign?

Again, its been a great campaign. Thanks for leading this.

Here's my bonus build. Bought this together with the Jagdpanther so I thought of finishing it as well, rather than consigning it to the stash. Hope you don't mind -- added some more pics in the gallery.

Cheers,

Tat