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All American Tracks
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Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 09:52 PM UTC
Sal, you might also get hold of some decal solvent - fx. microsol - to soften the decals. That will help a lot to settle the decals properly. Especially if the surface is not flat or has rivets or similar.

Nice M-10
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2011 - 09:01 AM UTC
hey guys thanks for all the advice with the decals and for the positive feedback on the build,it will all come in handy for the next build, here it is after the dull coat was addedPhotobucket I'll post a picture in the gallery and call this 1 finishedPhotobucket
See ya all at the next campaign
Sudzonic
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2011 - 09:39 AM UTC
Nice work Sal, well done on finishing this one.

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I have had a bit of a disaster! I did a big tidy up and sort out of my model stuff and I seam to have lost some parts from a few kits including the Bradley for this campaign!
BigSmitty
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2011 - 10:13 AM UTC
Scott,

If you are building either the Tamiya M2 Bradley (35132 or 35264) let me know what parts you are missing, as I have both kits in my stash to part out as needed. Just can't get into a Bradley for this campaign like I originally thought, so I might be bringing out one of my Dragon M1A1's to play.
Sudzonic
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 - 07:39 AM UTC

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Scott,

If you are building either the Tamiya M2 Bradley (35132 or 35264) let me know what parts you are missing, as I have both kits in my stash to part out as needed. Just can't get into a Bradley for this campaign like I originally thought, so I might be bringing out one of my Dragon M1A1's to play.



That would be great if you could? if I find the parts I will replace them for you? the parts I need are the door for the rear ramp and the sight covers for the gunners sight for kit 35264 the ODS kit.

Thanks Scott.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 - 07:57 AM UTC
Scott,

Incoming PM.
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 01:35 AM UTC
Got this started a couple of weeks ago but have just got the camera back up and working. First Sherman I have ever attempted and one I wanted to since getting back into the hobby a few years ago. Tamiya's kit and went together very well, all OOB.



Cheers,
Nick
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 02:43 AM UTC
Nick, looking forward to seeing it with some paint on.
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 05:28 AM UTC




just started weathering iam thinking two weeks
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 05:55 AM UTC
Painting and basic weathering looks great. The finished Sherman should be outstanding.
Buckeye198
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 05:00 PM UTC
Kind of a late start, I know, but I just bought Dragon's M16 MGMC and I intend to build it for this campaign. I noticed that Sal asked the question of halftracks earlier and the idea was okayed, so I guess I'll start construction as soon as the package comes to my house!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 01:55 AM UTC
It's not late to get started in the campaign as it lasts till 12/1/11. I've got one more campaign to build for that also ends then, but have to finish my M3A1 1st, and I'm nowhere near completion.
Buckeye198
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 04:14 AM UTC
Well good luck with your campaigns! I know how you feel though. I'm just about done with my entry for one campaign and my other ones don't begin until November/December. And since I'll be in college when they begin, I wanted to get in a quick build before I leave.
Sudzonic
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 07:32 AM UTC
Nice work gentlemen your builds are coming on nicely.

Good to have you on board for this one Robby looking forward to your M16.
Buckeye198
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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 07:37 PM UTC
After realizing that I only have about a solid month of building before going back to college, I set off to work on my M16 MGMC.

I opened the box, laid out all the sprues, and literally sat there looking back and forth between the directions and the pieces for about 10 minutes, unsure of what to do. I forgot how overwhelming a Dragon kit can be, but when I finally got my wits about me and dug in, I was amazed at what I saw: the cleanest pieces I've ever seen with more detail per piece than on some entire models. What a phenomenal molding! I also liked how there were no recognizable pieces (ie, a cabin, sprockets, chassis, etc.). Dragon made this kit so that you would have to build the vehicle literally from nothing, just like the original. Maybe it's just me wishing I could be on the assembly lines for this thing, but I really got a kick out of this.


The White 160AX power plant. I always build the entire kit, even the parts that won't be visible on the finished model (I tried building "smart" on my first model and the pieces I omitted were completely visible on the finished model...certainly learned not to trust myself on that one!). I didn't do my best painting, but I did enough to satisfy myself. I also saw many different schemes for painting this engine, but I picked one that added some color instead of pure olive drab. Not that anyone else will know, but I will, and that's what matters to me


I have rusting down pat!


Here's my progress on the chassis so far. I'll probably paint this section in a bit--it's all green--and then work on the other sections (cabin, bed, quad-turret, tracks), putting them all together at the end. This is the first kit where I didn't prepaint each piece.


Details, details, details.


Drive and idler sprockets, 3- and 2-piece assembly respectively. More pieces, more opportunity for individual detail, better-looking model.




And the controversial weighted tires...I frankly don't care. I think it's reasonable that after such a long time on the front, it's possible that a crew would forget to properly inflate their tires to perfection. After all, Patton required every one of his soldiers to wear their neckties into combat...look how well that order was obeyed!


I've been pretty busy with my new jobs, but you can bet that I'll put as much time into this as possible! Questions and comments welcome.
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 12:43 AM UTC
I'll use this opportunity to build an OLD Tamiya kit in the stash.

Yes I know it's not accurate but I'll try some new techniqes on this one and add a figure or two..



Cheers

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 01:56 AM UTC

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I'll use this opportunity to build an OLD Tamiya kit in the stash.

Yes I know it's not accurate but I'll try some new techniqes on this one and add a figure or two..



Cheers

Paul



Paul, Outside of Sherman's, the Stuart's are by far my favorite tanks of WWII. So naturally I'm looking forward to your build, and what you've come up with. Don't forget to post some pictures as you go.
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 02:18 AM UTC

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I'll use this opportunity to build an OLD Tamiya kit in the stash.

Yes I know it's not accurate but I'll try some new techniqes on this one and add a figure or two..



Cheers

Paul



Paul, Outside of Sherman's, the Stuart's are by far my favorite tanks of WWII. So naturally I'm looking forward to your build, and what you've come up with. Don't forget to post some pictures as you go.



Will do Joel,

I need to finish a P40M "Wingy thing" first

Cheers

Paul

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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 10:11 AM UTC


almost done with my second armor build.
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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 12:40 PM UTC
That's lookin good Craig! What more are you planning on doing with it?
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2011 - 01:28 AM UTC
Craig, nicely done. Over all weathering really shows it's been out there in the elements. I also like the low angle picture, as it gives it a different perspective then we usually see armor models.
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2011 - 01:27 PM UTC
thanks guys i have some fuel stains and other small things i see.i like the in combat look or heavy weathered look .getting ready of the knocked out campaign next.i like to take a ton of pics during each stage and always at some odd angle.that was the best one of the bunch.
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 05:13 AM UTC
Hi all,

There's some pretty groovy stuff going on here, and I haven't even declared what I wanted to build, so now's the time to make amends.

I bought Academy's 1:35 M60A1 RISE with dozer mainly so I could plunder the blade mechanism for another project, but that left me with a tank left over! So I'm offering my entry as an M60A1 with ERA as seen in Desert Storm.



The base kit is sadly pantographed from Tamiya's ancient (1970?) "rug runner" kit, so has issues with the hull and suspension that are frankly not worth fixing. Instead, I invested the time to lower the ride height by repositioning the suspension arms, and left it at that.





The tracks are terrible and need at least one link removed to tighten them up - I'll debate whether the kit warrants the expense of AM replacements once I see how the model looks with paint on it. The hull went together real fast, despite the very vague positioning of the ERA panels and a few boo-boos that took some guesswork to sort out.



The turret is mostly done too, but not snapped yet. I'm sticking to an OOB build mainly because if I start replacing details I'll be here forever! Even the ERA mountings are mediocre, and they are some of the "new" parts Academy added! Still, it looks like an M60A1, and will be good enough. (Now if it was a Sherman...)

Hope to post more soon.

Tom
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 01:19 PM UTC
Hi, I joined up today and hope to get this done in time. It's a 1/48 Kengi kit of the Hellcat. There is lots of cleanup of parts but should turn out nice when it's over.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 09:40 AM UTC
Hi!

I have just enlisted with my "braille scale" (I really love this expression ) Revell M-48. The kit comes with 6 decal variants, each of them a treat! At the moment (it is 11:30 PM here in Germany) I want to build a German M-48 A2G A2. But that can change everyday!





Servus,

Sebastian