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vanize
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 04:56 PM UTC

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I need about another hour of work on my M3A3, but apparently won't get the time for that till this weekend - so hopefully a few days delay past the deadline is acceptable?



Vance, any progress?



sorry - work got out of control, but finished now. Uploading to the gallery and posting here. don't expect the ribbon being so late, but i wouldn't mind if you are feeling generous!



Sudzonic
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Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 12:34 AM UTC

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Hi,and thanks for this campaign!But,I don't see to have a ribbon .



should be sorted now?
madmax5510
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:44 AM UTC
Hi,and thanks for this campaign!But,I don't see to have a ribbon .
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 07:22 AM UTC

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I need about another hour of work on my M3A3, but apparently won't get the time for that till this weekend - so hopefully a few days delay past the deadline is acceptable?



Vance, any progress?
flyboy92187
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - 01:44 AM UTC
I agree with everyone, good campaign, thanks for hosting. It gave me a good reason to step outside my usual realm of aircraft.
Sudzonic
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 12:18 AM UTC

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Um - I don't seem to have a ribbon. Probably a victim of the weekend site crash?

Tom



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Hay everyone well done to everyone who finished their builds your ribbons should be up on your profiles now? I would just like to say thank you to everyone who participated in this campaign and I hope you all enjoyed it, there was some fantastic builds submitted in the gallery some of them were exponential builds well done everyone.

Thank you.

Scott






Should be sorted now?
barkingdigger
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011 - 08:17 PM UTC
Um - I don't seem to have a ribbon. Probably a victim of the weekend site crash?

Tom



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Hay everyone well done to everyone who finished their builds your ribbons should be up on your profiles now? I would just like to say thank you to everyone who participated in this campaign and I hope you all enjoyed it, there was some fantastic builds submitted in the gallery some of them were exponential builds well done everyone.

Thank you.

Scott


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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011 - 07:52 PM UTC
Hey Scott, thanks for another great campaign and the great looking ribbon. Looking forward to many more campaigns with you
Happy modeling,
Sal
Sudzonic
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011 - 03:32 PM UTC
Hay everyone well done to everyone who finished their builds your ribbons should be up on your profiles now? I would just like to say thank you to everyone who participated in this campaign and I hope you all enjoyed it, there was some fantastic builds submitted in the gallery some of them were exponential builds well done everyone.

Thank you.

Scott

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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 02:08 AM UTC
I need about another hour of work on my M3A3, but apparently won't get the time for that till this weekend - so hopefully a few days delay past the deadline is acceptable?
eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 07:45 PM UTC
Finished, Accurate Armour American T-28 Superheavy Tank.


littlebear573
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:06 AM UTC
well it still need some weathering but its as good as its gonna get. loved the kit at first but the armour was a pain in the a$$



the light is quite bad so pic isn't great
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:00 AM UTC
Delbert, the end results more then justify your efforts. Great job.
Delbert
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:13 AM UTC
Howdy all

thanks for a fun Campaign. My photos are in the gallery.. but I'll post a couple here..





This is the Academy M4A2 Red Army Sherman, and the assembly went great... everything fit well. no problems there..

After having such good results on my little jeep I did previously I guess I got a little too carried away and tried to hard on the paint on this one.

I tried to do an oil paint fading, but it became more of an oil paint filter, with the yellow orche paint turning the finish into an orangy cast that I managed to fix with a OD enamel filter.

Then I decided to try an enamel wash instead of the oil wash that I tend to do. that did not come out well either, and for some reason I painted the tools before I did my wash and got little flecks of metal paint all over the tanks finish.. some spots of the tank actually sparkle when you move it under the lights..

But the Worst thing was the Decals.. I've done other academy kits in the past and have had good results with the decals.. but these were something else. I applied them over a gloss coat.. set them with a light coating of Solveset, came back a day later, and they were pealing from the tank.. Had to give them a heavier coating of solveset a couple more times.. sealed them with a gloss coat, and still had some silvering.. If anyone has this kit.. I highly recommend aftermarket decals..

After doing what I could to rescue the darn thing without starting over, I'll call this one a learning experience and be done with it.. I didn't weather it all that much because I think I will be sitting this one aside as a testbed for learning how to do mud in the future. ..

and for the record I'm not down on the Model.. I loved the build, Just my execution of the painting was flawed this time..

As Thomas Edison once said,

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Delbert



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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 06:56 PM UTC
hi all just waiting for tracks to dry then will fit them when i return from work and should have the pics up later today.
GregCloseCombat
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 04:48 PM UTC
Lap - very nice beast!

Tom - love the desert scheme. Congrats on finishing

Roman - good beat up weathering. Congrats on the finish

Nick - Congrats and overall very good. Just the rubber wheels need some black or grey on them, especially the ones on the front. I see your commander hatch had a mishap or waiting for a future figure maybe. Decals came out real nice too.

Scott - Thanks again for running the campaign so well
Blueheeler
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 03:04 PM UTC
Nice work there Roman!

Well my entry is complete and hopefully I have been able to upload some pics to the campaign gallery. Just wish I could take some decent pics, it doesn't look as glossy to the naked eye. Anyway, here you go, please take it easy on me...





Cheers,
Nick.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 08:01 AM UTC
Sherman M4A2 - finito

more pictures in the campaign gallery



barkingdigger
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 06:39 AM UTC
Hi Scott,

Thanks for the campaign! My first two pics are in the gallery - the rest are in my Photobucket account. If you need them, follow the URL (right-click an image to reveal it) and feel free to copy any/all for the campaign wrap-up feature.

Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 03:06 AM UTC
Vance, Looking good, well done it is nearly there now just a last push and you are there

Thomas, that is a very nice sheridan well done it looks the part well done mate

eMan, that is a monster but it certainly looks very good well done so far.

Matt, nice work so far are you going to manage to have it finished on time??

Delbert, looking good mate hopefully you can get it finished on time?

Tom, well done another finisher it looks very good remember to post your pics in the gallery.

Is everyone going to be finished on time we have only a couple of days left now.



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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 02:56 AM UTC
Tom, your M60A1 came out great. The weathering looks tremendous. It certainly has what I call that used but not abused look.

Nice little track painting jig.
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 02:25 AM UTC
Hi gang,

Here's my M60A1 (the Academy copy of the Tamiya kit...), ready for inspection somewhere in Iraq. I had fun painting it (green, then tan, then more green sponged on to get that "chipped camo" look, and lots of dirt washes), and had hoped to bury the turret in soft stowage, but ran out of time for tissues and PVA glue. Still, to borrow a phrase from Dave Grohl, it's "done, done, and on to the next one"!












...here's my "patented" track-painting jig! Used to be a shelf, before it met a saw.



Thanks for the great campaign!

Tom
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 02:01 AM UTC
Tom, super build on the M551 Sheridan. I do agree with Greg that a few weathering washes would really bring the M551 to life, and give it that POP.
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 01:58 AM UTC
Vance, the M3A3 looks fantastic with the decals on. Thanks for the heads up about the AFV decals. I guess I've been spoiled with the great decals that come in the DML kits by Cartograph. At least I'll be prepared for them when I build the AFV M5A1 for the Light Armor campaign later next year.
eMan
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 07:01 PM UTC
Update pics of my entry, Accurate Armour 1/35 T28 Superheavy Tank.