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Light Tank campaign
Big-John
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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2011 - 12:43 PM UTC
Anyone up for a light tank campaign? Any scale, any nation. Must be classified as a light tank. For example M3 and M5 Stuarts, Panzer I and II, 38 t.

Start Date January 1, 2012 through Dec, 31, 2012.

Let me know what ya’ll think.

John
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2011 - 01:03 PM UTC
This is great we are taking bookings for 2012 in July, I love this site
I would be up for this as I have plans to build a 38t
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2011 - 01:20 PM UTC
I assume the IJA Type 95 Light Tank qualifies. What about the IJA Type 92 Combat Car Type 2 "Ka Mi", or the Type 94 and 97 Tankettes? Do the Italian CV33 qualify or must it have a turret?

I hope the Vulcan kit of the Mk.VI Light tank will be out by then.
Big-John
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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2011 - 01:37 PM UTC
Hi Gary,

All would qualify, the only questionable one would be the Italian CV33. As long as it was classified as a tank or tankette.
Big-John
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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2011 - 03:27 PM UTC
Proposed overview for this campaign.

Campaign overview

The purpose of this campaign is to give light tanks some glory. This will encourage the modeler to hone their skills on a small project and have fun doing it.

Rules.

1. Any light tank, any scale, any era, Must be classified as a light tank or tankette. Panzer III and IV’s are medium tanks, so these won’t be allowed. Panzer jaegers or tank destroyers built on light tank chassis are not allowed.

2. Models can’t be started before the start date.

3. Must upload at least one photo of the kit box and contents to the campaign thread, so we know what you are going to build.

4. Must upload at least 2 Work in Progress photos to the campaign thread. More photos are strongly encouraged.

5. Must upload at least one photo to the campaign gallery of the completed model.

6. No what ifs. Paper panzers are acceptable as long as they can be documented.

7. Model is only allowed in one campaign.

8. Must have fun.

Contest Element,

A campaign ribbon will be awarded upon completion of this campaign. Only one ribbon per person.
lawlzw
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Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2011 - 04:51 PM UTC
Hi guys, not sure about my workload for next year yet, but I am keen on this campaign...perhaps i will build one of academy's stuart...

Cheers!
Lawrence
stansmith
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 02:06 AM UTC
i'm in definitley, probably with a dragon panzer or a finemolds type 94
windysean
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 03:04 AM UTC
I was just reading about light tanks last night. I like this idea. Count me toward your 10 interested!
thanks,
Sean.
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 10:00 AM UTC
John,

I've got a 38T and a Stuart in the pipe, so I'm sure at least one of them will be ready to build at the right time! Count me in.

Tom
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 10:43 AM UTC
I'm in ,,haven't built a light weight tank in ages ,,will be a nice change
Jasonbee71
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 11:05 AM UTC


I'd be up for this one, got a couple of light tanks in the stash, and the new Vulcan Mk.VI might get a look in......

Jason
spacewolfdad
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 12:37 PM UTC
I'd be up for this one, lots of nice Polish and British light tanks to choose from, with interesting markings.

All the best,

Paul
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 01:08 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all

I'm in, I love light tanks. Was the M24 Chaffee a light tank? It had a 75mm gun. Right now I'm leaning towards a Tamiya Pz II or Academy Stuart.

Have a nice day,
Don "Lakota"
captnenglish
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 01:15 PM UTC
Very tempting
Big-John
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 01:32 PM UTC
Wow!!!

That didn't take long to get 10 interested people!

Tom: I was going to sign you up rather you wanted to or not. LOL

Don: yes, the M24 is classified as a light tank.

I will get this submitted.

Thanks fellas!
Big-John
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 03:03 PM UTC
Thanks guys, this campaign has been submitted for approval.

Here is the ribbon and banner if and when it gets approved.





ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 03:56 PM UTC
John nice banner but I cant really make out what tank you put in the ribbon when it gets shrunk down

And just to cleat some things up as to what is acceptable are vehicle build on PzII and 38T chassis good, like the Hetzer and Marder II or do they have to be tanks
Just trying to clear things up
ppawlak1
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 04:04 PM UTC
Sounds good ! Count me in .....

Stuart M5A1 for me - AFV Club "me thinks"

Cheers

Paul
Big-John
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 04:09 PM UTC
Sal,

The tank on the ribbon is a Panzer I

As far as the Hetzer and Marder class vehicles go, they are classified as a tank destroyer, so they are not allowed

John
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 08:54 PM UTC
I'm interested as well, the long time should work fine.

I was planning to propose a similar campaign so this is great! I have several that would fit the bill, Japanese, Italian, US, Soviet...

What about the british early war Cruisers? Not classified as light tanks but definitely in the weight/armament range...

Cheers!
Stefan
Big-John
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 12:27 PM UTC
The post man just brought me my kit for this campaign. The AFV Club M5A1 early.

I also just found out that the campaign submission tool is broken and will have to resubmit it again when fixed.

Stefan: as for the British early war Cruisers, I would have to take a look at the tanks in question.
4-BO-Green
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 06:55 PM UTC
Hey guys,

This campain is the perfect exuse to build a nice T-60 soviet light tank!
The only thing is that i dont have it... These miniart kits are hard to find. A lot of T-70 but minor T-60 on the shelfs of the store... I think i buy one in october on a meeting... They are not so expensive and are nice kits (like trumpeters KV series)

Regards,

Remco
Tojo72
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11:44 PM UTC
Yes,I have a DML panzer II smart kit
sfctur1
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 05:03 AM UTC
You can count me in. I know I have a light tank in my stash.
Tom
stansmith
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 08:51 AM UTC
here is a list of light tanks that i found on wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Light_tanks_by_country