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Matchbox Nostalgia Campaign
sabredog
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 12:51 AM UTC
Well, I am pretty much calling my M40 finished! Just a little light earth dusting on the underside of the barrel as it would get a little dusty when the barrel was lowered and in the lock whilst the M40 was moving.

Pics as soon as I can. But with my club trip looming in 8 days, not sure if I can get pics done. I will try though! even if they are "quickies"
tread_geek
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Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 07:39 AM UTC
@Michael and Matthew - Yes, I did notice the disparity in not only the depressions on the base for the track but also the track to track width on the M40 . While the left track contact area on the base is rather small, they (the track depressions) also do not seem to run 100% parallel. For these observations I temporarily applied the two tracks to the GMC and the left track appears far more taught than the right one. As for the base, I don't really like the way the vehicle is meant to sit on it so I might try something a little creative with it. We can perhaps think of the original track depressions as having been made by some other vehicle. I checked out a couple of my old builds and for the most part, where there is track impressions neither the impression pattern (as opposed to the tracks) nor the track spacing are 100%. The closest I found in those areas were for the Panzer III.

@Andronicus - For you or anyone else experiencing difficulties, try your best. As long as I see a picture of the painted vehicle (hopefully with decals) in the campaign gallery I'll award the person a ribbon. There is no need for the build to be 100% finished (weathering and the like) as we'll just consider it just came back from an extensive overhaul or refit.

Cheers,
Jan
Andronicus
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 10:19 PM UTC
Some really excellent models here - lots of inspiration!

Right. My wife has taken our Son out for the morning (in return for my taking him out in the afternoon so she can get near her piano) - so I've got a good couple of hours to get drilling and grab handle making!

I'm going to try my best to meet the deadline - so it may not be perfect! We've had three weeks of our toddler waking up repeatedly in the night so we're both frazzled - not much model making going on! Will try my best to catch up...


All the best

A

firstcircle
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 02:04 PM UTC

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Jan

(Ignore the post of mine above)

Have you noticed that the track mark spacing on the base is not the correct width for the M40 GMC?



I think you could have left the post above! - as it is the same deal with both the T-34 and the Panzerjager IV/L70. In fact the track marks aren't even parallel. Not sure what was going on there.
sabredog
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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 07:59 PM UTC
Jan

(Ignore the post of mine above)

Have you noticed that the track mark spacing on the base is not the correct width for the M40 GMC?
sabredog
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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 06:58 PM UTC
Jan

Have you noticed that the track mark spacing on the base is not the correct width for the model?
tread_geek
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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 11:50 AM UTC
Thank you people for your comments, interest and pictures. Where appopriate I have given awards and updated the campaign charts.

@Li - Very good job, I also like your snow effect. Please see a private message that I sent to you.

Cheers,
Jan
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 10:12 AM UTC
The snow effect is very good on that T-34. What product did you use?

Heres a quick shot of the Comet primed and ready for painting. I stuck with the kits gun after all. After drilling out the muzzle and making the end a bit more rounded its turned out better than I thought. Looks like that brass ones going back in spares.
I've decided to go with the markings for 2nd Devonshire Regt, 231st Infantry Brigade based in Germany in 1945. This has an unusual brown camouflage over the green base (field applied?).
firstcircle
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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 09:22 AM UTC

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Sadly the quality of the photo's is awfull; my apologies for that!



The pix aren't that bad!! Maybe you could try taking some outside where it's brighter, plus the wallpaper is slightly clashing with the rigging and the bridge.

Li, the snow looks great. Can't believe what a bizarre shade of blue was used in the moulding of the kit. The original was a very pale blue.
picxofus
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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 02:03 AM UTC
I have just completed this OOB T-34-76 and would like to join this Matchbox Nostalgia Campaign.








Smartin
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Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 07:34 PM UTC
Hi there,

Posted my pictures of the AVRE in the gallery this morning.
Sadly the quality of the photo's is awfull; my apologies for that!

(S)Martin
sabredog
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Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 01:26 AM UTC
Absolutely excellent models all round everyone! Great to see these shown and built again.

I have finished construction of my M40 with the addition of the recoil tubes. My M40 barrel is elevated at a elevation of 45 degrees, so it really looks the part.

Next up, MIG powder weathering and some more pin washes.
tread_geek
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 09:33 AM UTC
@firstcircle - Your Panzerjäger turned out beautifully, Matthew. Every time I've looked at the pictures I'm amazed at how the painting turned out. It was convenient that we started this campaign and that it gave you the incentive to finish the beast.

@madmax5510 - Another excellent job and I am particularly taken by the camouflaged tunic on the officer with the pistol.

@ minas-ithil - Thanks for posting the Jagpanther as it should placate those who felt there weren't enough German vehicles. I have to hand it to you and Matthew for doing the rather complex "Ambush" camo scheme.

With the number of pictures appearing in the gallery and in the campaign thread it's going to take me forever to put a feature together. And I am sure there will be plenty more coming. Egads, what have I gotten myself into!

Cheers,
Jan
muddyfields
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 07:50 AM UTC
Hi
Getting some realy nice builds finishing.
some great paint work .
minas-ithil
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 06:34 AM UTC


I just wanted to add some photos for the thread. I built this Jagdpanther a couple of years ago. I mounted it on a stained plaque this weekend and wanted to add it to the thread as another interpretation of the jagdpanther. This was always one of my favorites of the Matchbox tanks, since it implied movement with the tank crashing through the wall. There are a few more pictures in the campaign gallery.

thanks,
Stephen
madmax5510
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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 04:10 AM UTC
Thanks Jan!
So,my finished Puma:









firstcircle
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 11:12 AM UTC
A positive hive of activity... and so many of the gaps are being filled. Still looking for that SdKfz11, the Morris Quad and the Panzer II - is that right?

Panzerjäger LIV/70 is now finished. I will post a couple in the campaign gallery.




tread_geek
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 07:38 AM UTC
@madmax5510 - Absolutely gorgeous, Dani. Both the Krupp and the Puma look like they are nicely weathered and knowing you I can see them in a diorama in the future. These two will add nicely to those complaining that we didn't have enough German vehicles.
I have updated both charts at the top of this page to reflect that you have completed your build and are qualified for the award.

As for me, I finally got a chance to do some preliminary painting on the M40 with my new and finally arrived Iwata Smart Jet compressor.







Cheers,
Jan
madmax5510
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 05:19 AM UTC
Thanks a lot Jan!I'm ok,almost like a pittbull. .
So my finished Krupp Potz:








...and a small progress with my Puma:








..."you can at least finish one in a month"-i hope to finish more than 4.Is a wonderfull news,another month,tousends thanks Gary.So,let be fast and furios!
tread_geek
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Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 02:02 AM UTC
Thank you very much Gary. I noticed the enlistment page was gone but still had a link to it in my bookmarks menu. Your post here definitely relieves some uncertainties.

So fellow Matchbox Campaigners, full steam ahead.

Cheers,
Jan
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 11:46 PM UTC

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For whatever reason our campaign enlistment page has fallen off of the Campaign page. I believe that it has something to do with the original enlistment date expiring. Please don't be concerned as the new expiration date still applies (June 15) and you can see this if you look at the Campaign schedule that Gary Kato has updated.



That's how an unofficial extension works. This keeps new people from signing up. People can still upload to the gallery and the campaign thread is still unlocked and sticky.

You can still get to the campaign enlistment page. Click on the Armor/AFV icon on the left side of the Campaigns page and on the left side you will see a list of links to previous campaigns. Matchbox Nostalgia is listed there now.
tread_geek
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Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 04:48 PM UTC
For whatever reason our campaign enlistment page has fallen off of the Campaign page. I believe that it has something to do with the original enlistment date expiring. Please don't be concerned as the new expiration date still applies (June 15) and you can see this if you look at the Campaign schedule that Gary Kato has updated.

Okay, for those that have completed a build, I have begun awarding ribbons. At the top of this page you can see the chart that I created to reflect the issuing of awards. If you have completed a build and you do not see an "Awarded" in the line with your callsign don't be concerned. I'd still like you to post one picture in the official gallery but on the same chart you will see that you have actually earned your ribbon. It's just that I will not award it until you post a picture in the official gallery or until the campaign ends. As always, if you have any questions then please ask.

Cheers,
Jan
tread_geek
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Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 01:37 PM UTC
I surf away for a moment and my e-mail tells me that there are more new posts in the campaign.

@AJB - Your not pulling my leg about this being only your second build? The Challenger turned out superbly and the weathering is to the level it took me years to achieve.

@Firefly74 - TIm, I agree with you and AJ that the builds are coming fast and furious.

Cheers,
Jan
Firefly74
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Joined: April 15, 2010
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Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 01:10 PM UTC
Wow! They just keep coming! Excellent work on all these builds people they look great! Really looking forward to the LRDG, was very happy when they re-issued that one,cant wait to see how it turns out.
Jan: your doing an amazing job as campaign leader and keeping track of all the builds coming off the "production line" that has started over the last 2 weeks or so!
With the extension I'am tempted to start another one, but have started another campaign with only 3 weeks to go and don't know if i could squeeze it in...
Cheers,
Tim
weathering_one
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Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 01:02 PM UTC
Holy Cowabunga! I don't drop in for a couple of days and this campaign is off to the races with a vengeance. There are so many really great builds going on here I just can't comment on all of them, they are really fabulous. I've heard enough that these are old kits and not all that serious. I suggest the people that told me that have a look at what has been achieved here.

Now for my humble offering. I wasn't sure that I was going to make the original deadline but I kept at it. It's only the second kit that I've ever completed but I have helped others with their weathering in the past. With all these extra ones being built and the extension I might try one more if I can find one. Anyway, I put two pictures in the campaign gallery and here's a few for your review.









Thank,
AJ