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plstktnkr2
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 08:00 AM UTC
My CV will be French Blue sides with Black roof fenders and wheels , with a "nickel" grille, tan insides. I am off today, so the kit is almost ready to paint.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:24 PM UTC
Sounds good! (I didn't think of making the roof a separate colour...) Looking forward to some piics.

Tom
plstktnkr2
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 06:30 AM UTC
The Traction Avant is an awesome kit best fit and finish I have ever done. car is out of paint and will most likly done but for markings tonite.

Wish I could say the same fir the bronco i'm doing for another campaign.
plstktnkr2
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 06:32 AM UTC
The Traction Avant is an awesome kit best fit and finish I have ever done. the car is out of paint and will most likely done but for markings tonite.

Wish I could say the same fir the bronco i'm doing for another campaign. They should let a mechanic critique their assy. order, since engineers are great at design, but not so hot on how it goes together. lol
plstktnkr2
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 04:58 PM UTC
ok guys here goes for today. its 11:52 EST usa and here she is:



windysean
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:00 AM UTC
A little out of focus, but awesome build! That's a sharp color scheme, and you seem to have a clean, detailed build there.
Thanks for posting!
-Sean H.
plstktnkr2
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:57 AM UTC
I used french blue hobby acrylic (let it dry) taped it over with Tamiya yellow tape, shot alcad gloss black laquer, and pulled tape so no ridge between colors. It's not a high gloss, but in war time, you just can't get Mc Guires, or turtle wax!
barkingdigger
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 01:24 AM UTC
Rick,

That's a really neat-looking car you got there! I took a different route, using Tamiya Sky Blue and Royal Blue, as well as Humbrol Metalcote polished aluminium.



Still got a ways to go yet.

Tom
plstktnkr2
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 01:30 AM UTC
Tom your car looks equally nice. cant go wrong with blue on a car lol!
Reds need to be the right shade in order to look well.
ltb073
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 02:14 AM UTC
Hey guys both those Citroen are looking pretty cool but Rick can you get some pic up that are not as blurry I thought my eyes were going bad at first
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 08:20 AM UTC
Fantastic build, Mat. It really looks great and must have been quite an effort.

Thanks for sharing

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 11:46 AM UTC
I have decided to build this Matchbox M-19 tank transporter for this campaign. It is going to be a nice trip down memory lane.

More to follow

mat
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 09:28 PM UTC
thanks Jesper

Do I see it correctly and does your kit even come with a patch of muddy road?
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 08:47 AM UTC
You are correct, Mat. The old Matchbox kits all come with a small diorama base. Some of them are pretty good - especially with a little extra detailling.

I will make it for this campaign, so you can see what I get from it.
plstktnkr2
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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 02:34 AM UTC
@ Sal from NY, ok here ya go:







I hope they are clearer, if not I will try a camera rather than "smart phone"
rick
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 07:02 PM UTC
Hi guys,
Lots of great builds so far! I'm going to do something a little different:



Started working on the drop container, the bike itself will need a little bit of planning.



By the way, if anyone has any info on markings for both the bike and the container, I'm all ears! The instructions aren't very clear in that regard, and contradict the picture on the package.
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2011 - 02:42 AM UTC
Interesting choice, Mark. Definitely something out of the ordinary.

I have made a little more progress on my M-19 tank transporter. So far it is a breeze to build as is often the case with Matchbox kits.

More to follow.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2011 - 05:18 PM UTC
More progress. The trailer is constructed and ready to take a load. The load will be the Comet I am building for the British tank campaign.

More to follow.



barkingdigger
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2011 - 11:13 PM UTC
Definitely some nice builds going on! Here's my take on the Citroen 11CV, to complement Rick's version.









and Jesper, that Matchbox Comet brings back memories...

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2011 - 05:52 PM UTC
Nice clean build, Tom. Matchbox really brings back memories. What Matchbox kits lack in detail, they make up for nostalgia

A little more progress on the tank transporter. Next is the weathering.



barkingdigger
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2011 - 08:05 AM UTC
Lookin' good! Now if only that rig was offered in 1:35 plastic... (Sigh)

Tom
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2011 - 04:16 PM UTC
Thanks for the comment, Tom. It would be some kit in 1/35.

A little more progress. on the kit. Weathering is half done. The load of the trailer which is a Comet tank is finished. (See British armour campaign)

Expect to have it finished soon.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2011 - 08:32 AM UTC
Here is my finished entry: the 1/76 Matchbox M-19 tank transporter. It is a great little kit that goes together very well.
The only problem being the lack of front windows(!). A strange obmission from Matchbox side - even by 1980'ties standard. I tried cutting windows from clear styrene, but I cannot make them fit properly.
I am using a Comet (my entry for the Birtish armour campaign) as a load.

Comments welcome











emroglan
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2011 - 10:17 PM UTC
Uh, Jesper? Why isn't the campaign a sticky thread anymore? There's still one month till the end date it seems, did we end it already?
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - 05:16 AM UTC
That was my fault. I had the campaign in my files as ending 9/3 instead of 9/30.