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Strange and Weird Military Machines
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 06:48 PM UTC

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Is this kit acceptable to the campaign?

Thanks,
Tom




Hey ya Tom ,, ummm yeah man i would say that is ,,that thing really up there in the weird department so you bet its more than welcome here .

Phill
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 03:43 AM UTC
Since you say from any period, I'd have to go with Da Vinci:

http://tinyurl.com/b4tnlfm
TMoon
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 02:58 PM UTC
Here are my start up Photos


steve-o
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 03:23 PM UTC
Don't think I have time to get involved in this one unfortuantely. But, Tom I'll be following to check out that 254 at the very least!

Cool campaign guys and good luck!
TMoon
#152
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 02:23 PM UTC
Here are some of the in process photos





Tom
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 09:54 AM UTC
Very nice progress, Tom. Definitely a special vehicle.

My entry into this campaign will fall into the oddity category. A strange unique KV-1 tank refitted with a German 75mm gun.

Officially called Pz. Kpfw. KV-I(r) with 7.5cm KwK. It is a captured Soviet KV-1 rearmed with 75mm KwK 40 L/43 gun and mounted with PzKpfw IV commander's cupola. It was used by the 204th Tank Regiment/22nd Panzer Division, 1943, Belgorod region.

As far as I know only one tank like this existed - and of course we have a kit for it. No need for aftermarket items. Modellers like myself doing German WWII armor are truly spoiled!

More to follow

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 02:22 PM UTC
Here is the kit I will build for this campaign. It will be a fun build and has had some good reviews.



mparham02
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 04:18 AM UTC
I know that I'm getting a late start. But, count me in with my Operation SeaLion Pz.Kpfw. III Tauchpanzer. New to this so I might need some help with with photos.
windysean
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 03:43 PM UTC
Phill and everyone,
thanks for having this campaign! I've finally got my ducks in a row and began my build!
LC4x4 start photo
I sorted through the parts in the Italeri truck box, but the spare frame rails left over in an AFV Club tanker kit seemed better for this task, cut down to size.
Checking parts against scale profile photo
Truth be told, I was surprised by the small size of this truck! Until I scaled the wheels, frame rails, tailgate and steering wheel, I hadn't realized it. Makes my strange choice even stranger, .
It took a lot of hacking to get the rear spring usable for a single rear axle, but I think I've got it.
dry fit:
Dry fitting to check
glued:
Setting glue on frame
More later.
thanks!
-Sean H.
windysean
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 04:06 PM UTC
Okay, the chassis is good. Wheels and suspension are complete. On to the body-- getting away from kit parts and into serious scratchbuilding. This orange body is my second try, after my first attempt was noticably too narrow, and I had to rip it off and start again.
I spent a good 30 minutes measuring and cutting that tan front fascia-- still have to cut headlight holes.
I've got my driver (included in the Italeri GMC kit) keeping an eye on construction of his truck.
Body work begun
thanks for looking!
(It's quiet here-- did Phill say he was going to work or vacation?)
-Sean H.
windysean
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 01:29 AM UTC
Sean's here. Everybody leave!
Okay, I can take a hint. ...no I can't.

Anyway, trundling along again,
Interior consideration
Using "Soldier Bob" from the Italeri GMC base kit (as I've taken to calling him) as my test dummy, I'm forming a driver seat from balsa wood-- it cuts super-easily and sands quickly to a rough shape, which in my head works for upholstery. (Maybe you prefer putty when making upholstery, that's another way. Are there others?)
IMG_0502
Test fitting the seat components, but won't glue them in until the underside is done. As it is, the model lays perfectly upside down, so I'm doing the bottom first. Here is the engine compartment taking shape.
Less than a month left in this campaign. I'll turn the lights off when I'm done.
In all sincerity, I hope Phill hasn't had another workplace injury that's keeping him away. Hopefully he's somewhere off the grid, in a lounge chair with an umbrella drink.
Cheers!
-Sean H.
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 05:12 AM UTC

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Sean's here. Everybody leave!
Okay, I can take a hint. ...no I can't.
-Sean H.



Sean nice progress on your project There hasn't been much activity on this tread lately only 4 complete builds in the gallery and this campaign is due to end at the end of the month so I hope you make it to the finish with your build
Also haven't seen the campaign leader around forms for a while now hope he is ok
windysean
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 06:05 AM UTC
Thanks, Sal! Hard to believe 20 pages of thread for 4 complete builds. We're a chatty bunch.
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 - 09:04 PM UTC
This is my entery for the campaign, Cyber-Hobby 1/35 Raketenwerfer auf Fahrgestell Pz.Kpfw.IV.


windysean
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 - 03:42 PM UTC
eMan with a highly detailed kit? I've never seen a Panzer IV rocket launcher before. This is going to be good! Glad to see it.
-Sean H.
Wolfsangel
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 03:50 AM UTC
OK fellas,
I actually cracked the box for my build. A small miracle in and of itself!

Then I actually stuck some parts together...

So it's not much but I'm all about the small victories lately.
Charlie
windysean
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 05:12 AM UTC
Hurray for small victories!
-Sean H.
windysean
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 12:44 PM UTC
Some real-life business, but here's an update of my last two week's progress.
I forgot to mention last time how serendipitous it was that there was a flat second dashboard piece in the kit, perfect for what I'm doing, as I salvage kit pieces to make a driving compartment.
Cargo body
Thanks for looking,
-Sean H.
eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 07:17 PM UTC
Progress update.



Wolfsangel
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 04:08 PM UTC
And I'm chugging away too.

This kit reminds me of the Dragon Kits in the '90s: A lot of flash, pin marks, and unnecessarily complicated parts coupled with a few bits of guesswork. Now I know why it was so cheap. It did yield 2 sets of beautiful track and a slew of nice left-overs though.
Charlie
windysean
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 02:44 PM UTC
One week later, here's where I'm at. I feel confident that it'll have paint (if not weathering) by the campaign end next week!
cargo bed sides
I have to laugh myself at what a weird, strange vehicle this turned out to be!
Nice work, eMan, too! I can't wait to see you finish that rocket launcher.
It looks like this campaign will end without Phill. I hope he's well but just busy at some far-off location, away from his computer.
Best wishes.
-Sean H.
TMoon
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 10:42 AM UTC
All,
Here is my finished Strange and Weird Military Vehicle.









This was a great and fun build. A lot of different and well done models.

Thanks,
Tom
PantherF
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 12:00 PM UTC
Hey Tom... I never thought I'd see someone actually build THIS weird vehicle.


Looks good though!










~ Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 02:56 PM UTC
Hi Tom,
As best as I can reconstruct the accident, the tank was going one way and the truck, going the other way, was doing at least 150 kmph. It's never a good idea to play chicken with armored vehicles.

Dick
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 12:11 AM UTC
Tom that is 1 odd looking machine but it turned out great love the mild mud on the lower half
I think today is the last day of this campaign has anyone heard from the campaign leader I just checked and he hasn't been on the site in over a month hope all is well with him