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Easy_Co
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Posted: Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
Hi all, here it is in the wrappers,oh its the early not the initial my boo boo
mopnglo
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Posted: Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 04:07 PM GMT+7
This is becoming a really interesting campaign! So far my modeling interests have been in WWII Allied stuff only, so it's good to be in a campaign that's broadening my horizons!

I've been able to get some work done my Sherman. I usually build then paint, but with this kit I think I might paint some sub-assemblies as I go along. I'm planning to paint the road wheels then go back with a mask to spray the OD. I'll also paint the suspension (which isn't glued yet) then add the road wheels and attach to the hull down the line. I started working up some sponson fillers last night, but I'm not sure when in the build process to add them. Does anyone have advice on that?

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vonHengest
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Posted: Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 06:30 PM GMT+7
This campaign is really starting off strong! With how nicely these kits seem to build, I may need to consider adding a few more builds to this campaign!

John: Not bad at all!

Michael: If it were me, I would want to add some reinforcement to the inside of the hull to strengthen the fillers. I would be tempted to add them on before securing the hull pieces together, which of course will require test fitting. But that's just me
Dangeroo
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Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 02:18 AM GMT+7
John: Good to see you back at it again. That's commitment!

Michael: Ah, I see Tamiya still has the open sponsons... Probably so the Germans can throw in a grenade or two... I would add them before mating the hull parts. Before painting of course...

As for me, I got some spare time on the bench yesterday and had a breeze with my T34. No Pics yet, but the suspension is ready and I'm working on the upper hull. I noticed some open sponsons as well, so I will have to remedy that. A very silly idea of Mr. Tamiya... Pics hopefully this weekend.

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 02:48 AM GMT+7
Jeremy, Stefan and Lu

thanks for the welcome

I guess the Sd. Kfz. 247 would use the same chassis as the Krupp, to make this version of observation and command.
I hope soon to be showing progress.

regards Xavier
vonHengest
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Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 02:52 AM GMT+7
Awesome Stefan! Can't wait to see it
I may pick up a HobbyBoss kit and see how it compares. Can't wait to get back home and start building

Xavier: Looking forward to it mate!
mopnglo
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Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 09:37 AM GMT+7
Jeremy & Stefan: Thanks for the advice! I hadn't thought about adding supports, but that makes good sense. With supports, I can add the fillers to the upper hull first, then mate the upper and lower hull pieces. Thanks again!
zontar
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Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 06:28 PM GMT+7

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[b]Zon:
Nice progress. These things certainly go together like a breeze. What's the idea behind the masking tape?




I agree. The assembly is almost too fast (not enough time to enjoy it ) The masking tape was in prep for paint, although, now that I think about it, these things screw together, so no need to mask the "glue seam" between upper and lower. Oh well. I hope to get paint on today and this weekend, and maybe the tracks.

Mahalo, zon
wilbhi2
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Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 08:10 PM GMT+7
Hey Gentlemen.
Me being a complete neophyte when it comes to 48th scale armor and accessories (let alone 35th and 72nd).....but besides Verlden, who also makes decent bases....or am I better off devising my own?

Thanx
vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 12:29 AM GMT+7
Michael: Sure thing brother, that's what this network's all about

Zon: I thought as much, that's why I didn't say anything. I could see myself doing that too

Bud: 1/48, or quarter scale, armour is just budding. We haven't seen too much in the way of pre-made bases or the likes. We have been encouraging some of the manufacturers to produce more diorama materials for us. You can get a taste of what's out there for us here at Track48.
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wilbhi2
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Posted: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 11:32 AM GMT+7

Bud: 1/48, or quarter scale, armour is just budding. We haven't seen too much in the way of pre-made bases or the likes. We have been encouraging some of the manufacturers to produce more diorama materials for us. You can get a taste of what's out there for us here at Track48.[/quote]

Thanks for the link
Dangeroo
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 12:04 PM GMT+7
What's with the slack guys?!? No posts for 24 hours?

Anyway, here's the updated participants list:




Still three gentlemen who haven't signed up yet. Marked red now. Crimmenuls! Keep 'em coming gents!

Cheers!
Stefan
Jasonbee71
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 12:18 PM GMT+7


Hi Guys,

Great work all round so far, will be posting some pics this week, there are a couple in my gallery where I just took the stuff out the box, photographed it and then put it back again.

Stefan, having seen your list, I'm gonna be building the Tamiya KV2.

keep up the good work

Jason

vonHengest
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 02:43 PM GMT+7
Stefan: I have at least another week before I get back home. Have three campaigns I need to finish builds for. After that you'll be seeing regular, and probably quite swift, updates from my end
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 03:37 PM GMT+7
I will post before pictures tomorrow. I will be building the Tamiya 1/48 Kubelwagen in two or three colour camouflage.

Looking forward to get stared
Andreas63
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 03:37 PM GMT+7
Hello @All

I´m sorry that I begin so late but I´m a participant by another group build in 48 scale.

Here is my entry


I want to build a szene in ETO, at normandie area where a Sherman Tank makes a breaktrough trough a Hedgerow.
I hope that I can make a good model so I can by with you in the upper class.

With best regards
Andreas
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koschrei
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 05:22 PM GMT+7
Off to a bit of a slow start, but here goes - this is my planned project for the quarterscale GB - an M4A4 Flail tank in English service using Tim Perry's awesome resin conversion and a Tamiya base kit. Lots of parts here, that's for sure Hope it's not cheating to raid the parts box for the earlier bogies I threw in the pile - they were left over from abother build - have not completed my research to the point I am sure they go with, but the hull is an early DV M4A4, so they may be just the thing. Come what may, I am sure I will be rading the parts box a lot for this one :-)




Konrad Schreier
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 06:57 PM GMT+7
Good choice, I have just finished building one of these and assembly is a real treat, I cant wait to see how you progress with this subject!
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 01:24 AM GMT+7
You guys are tempting me to tackle a Tamiya Sherman in addition to my Hetzer
Dangeroo
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Posted: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 03:13 AM GMT+7
Jason: Your change is noted...

Jesper: Sounds like some very fine airbrushing on a small vehicle, looking forward to it!

Andreas: Welcome to the site and the Campaign! Nice to see some more Shermans. Looking forward to a few dios in this campaign!

Konrad: Looks like a cool project. I've always wanted to do a flail some day. Using parts from the spares box is no problem at all. Can you post some pics of the flail assembly? Just for my personal interest...

Cheers everyone!
Stefan
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 06:35 AM GMT+7

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Jesper: Sounds like some very fine airbrushing on a small vehicle, looking forward to it!



Yes, it is going to be a challenge. That is why I am not completely sure if it will be a 2 or 3 colour camouflage. Maybe there will be no sand colour visible after the green and brown has been added.

Here are my pictures of the build before construction begins. It will take a few weeks before I get started. First a couple of other projects needs to be finished.



domingohm
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Posted: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 07:57 AM GMT+7
Hi Gents,

No much to show but the halftrack have shoes, .

I hope you like it.

Cheers.

koschrei
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Posted: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 09:54 AM GMT+7

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Hi Gents,

No much to show but the halftrack have shoes, .

I hope you like it.

Cheers.




That is a g-r-e-a-t job on the tracks Domingo - the guys in my AMPS group have said the kit tracks are too short in the AFV 1/48 251 half track kit, but yours seem to fit perfectly - can you share how you got them to fit so nicely?

Best,

Konrad :-)