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Strange and Weird Military Machines
casper
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 - 06:56 AM UTC
Phill,
and I havent even delved into my "really weird" files yet .
#010 is the Aghnides Amphibious "Roller"/"Rhino"/"Polywog", US Army showed interest in the concept and looked at it but never oficially tested or evaluated, what they thought it would be useful for - who knows .
Just trolling through the files finding a few vehicles that could be built from a base kit (try and inspire and get that elusive 10th person ). Unfortunately most of the things I like require some hardcore scratchbuilding so might not be suitable for even the "kitbashers" .
bwiber
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 - 07:23 AM UTC
Casper.....

I agree with you to an extent. I am sure that most people would be looking to do some minor/major/extreme scratch building. However, as we are ok with the Landwasserschlepper (and I have no problems with it) I can see several other things that are either available as kits or fairly minor conversions that should make it easy for those that don't want to do any scratch building...

s.IG33 auf Fgst.Pz.Kpfw.III
Canal Defense Light
That German mine clearing vehicle
For that matter how about the new kit of the Panzer III's set up for underwater.
The Bergpanther with the Panzer IV turret
The Bergpanther with the antiaircraft gun

I agree that the campaign is looking for the truly odd, the prototype, the stuff you have to build from a pile of plastic and a couple road wheels. However, it isn't limited to that... I think it is also for the odd thing that has been put out as a kit as well.

Ok... I am off the soapbox...

Bob
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 - 08:03 AM UTC
Hey ya guys ,, Ys i think you two are on the right track ,,I am thinking that people reading this are thinking it's scratch building only ..lets clarify this for all the people , NOPE!!! you can build anything ya want be kit already in kit form or kitbashed or scratch built .
The ALKETT VsKfz 617 MINENRÄUMER from Meng is more than welcome .
Anything strange or weird is what this campaign idea is about . still looking for that 10th .
There's 3 version's of the Landwassershelpper that Dragon do and all of them apply here too .
If anyone has any questions about what can be used only have to ask .

Phill
panzerbob01
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 - 08:29 AM UTC
This sounds way COOL!

I'm IN on this, IF my anticipated vehicle kit actually does hit the streets in time...!

HobbyBoss is apparently coming out with a styrene 1/35 German Sauer Sd.Kfz. 254...! (Pic posted over on Track-Link)

The Sd.Kfz 254 was a small "convertible" armored carrier about the size of the SdKfz 250. Produced by the Sauer company, this vehicle could switch from driven wheels to tracks as desired. The small number made mostly saw action in North Africa, where they served as command and commo vehicles. As production, in-service vehicles go, this surely counts as an oddity! Ugly, too. Oh, and did I say it was odd?

Bob
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 - 11:11 AM UTC
Welcome Bob no2 lol .. that Sauer Sd.Kfz. 254. is just right for here ..and now you being No10 we have the full makings for a campaign We won't end being the biggest campaign on here but can tell ya one thing for sure .. we will have the strangest actual vehicles seen in a campaign .
Now to write this up for Gary .

Phill
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 - 12:11 PM UTC
Right to make life easy for Gary here's a list of all who want in on this campaign .

1,Roger ,,casper
2,Sean H,,windysean
3,Jesper,,SGTJKJ
4,Jeff,,PantherF
5,Phill,,WARDUKWNZ
6,MBR,,mmeier .. to confirm
7,Sal,,ltb073
8,Arpad,,arpikaszabo
9,Bob,,bwiber
10,Bob,,panzerbob01
11,Possibly ,Graeme,,gcdavidson

Thats the list for now

Phill
bwiber
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 - 12:35 PM UTC
Phill,

Have you posted a notification about the Proposed Campaign in the Scratch Builders Forum? Some of those guys might not come out to the main Armorama page. It would also give them a chance to show off some of their skills to the rest of the guys on the site...

Bob
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 - 12:45 PM UTC
Never done that before Bob ,, think i'm gonna have too ,,some of there skill's scare me lol
17741907
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 - 12:56 PM UTC
Of course i'm in Phill....
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 - 01:03 PM UTC
Hakan matey lol ..nice timing your officially number 11 dude and welcome to our slighty twisted world
Now for the official list
1,Roger ,,casper
2,Sean H,,windysean
3,Jesper,,SGTJKJ
4,Jeff,,PantherF
5,Phill,,WARDUKWNZ
6,MBR,,mmeier .. to confirm
7,Sal,,ltb073
8,Arpad,,arpikaszabo
9,Bob,,bwiber
10,Bob,,panzerbob01
11, Hakan,,17741907


Phill
bwiber
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 04:57 AM UTC

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Hakan matey lol ..nice timing your officially number 11 dude and welcome to our slighty twisted world



SLIGHTLY TWISTED ??????

I think we can say it is pretty well totally bent...

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 01:20 PM UTC

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Hakan matey lol ..nice timing your officially number 11 dude and welcome to our slighty twisted world



SLIGHTLY TWISTED ??????

I think we can say it is pretty well totally bent...

Bob




Bob ,, I couldn't agree more
bwiber
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 02:13 PM UTC
Phill,

As twisted as it is I find it comfortable..... besides, they know me here....

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 04:57 PM UTC
With so many campaigns starting in March, I changed the start month to April. Somehow it also seems to fit that April 1 (April Fool's Day) would be the starting date for this campaign.

Campaign approved. Don't forget to enlist on the campaign page!
Strange and Weird Military Machines Campaign
bwiber
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 05:02 PM UTC
Phill......

Ok, I got #1 on the enlistment....

Now I have till April Fools to pick a build.....

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 05:21 PM UTC

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With so many campaigns starting in March, I changed the start month to April. Somehow it also seems to fit that April 1 (April Fool's Day) would be the starting date for this campaign.

Campaign approved. Don't forget to enlist on the campaign page!
Strange and Weird Military Machines



Gary, you're right about the April Fools, but you seem to have gotten the wrong link-- that one is for editing I think, because I just get a screen telling me I'm not authorized to edit.
Anyway, I went through the Campaigns tab and signed up #2!
Thanks all!
-Sean H.
bwiber
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 05:32 PM UTC
Sean....

Now how do we get April Fools into the campaign ribbon?

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 06:03 PM UTC
Number 3 here reporting for duty!!

This is the magic number too for me also ... 3 campaigns and 3 to get going. Should be the funnest too.








~ Jeff
WARDUKWNZ
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 06:09 PM UTC
Ello guys .. i've signed the ol list aswell ,,bloody should since i started the whole damn thing
Gary thanks for fixing that one mate ..one month later aint no biggy , if anything i think it will help some of the guys out including myself .
Bob ,, remember dude that mental is only a state of mind . which state mine is in is anyones guess

Phill
bwiber
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 06:15 PM UTC
Phill....

I go with "Mind over Matter".....

If you don't mind, it don't matter!

Actually the new start date should give me time to finish the Dragon OOB Campaign entry and have the deck cleared to start this one. Am looking forward to this as it seems like it will be a lot of fun, especially as I have been reading over the What If Campaign..... I am going to have to up my game if I am going to play with you guys....

Oh, can you take the "Proposal" out of the title?

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2012 - 06:27 PM UTC
Ya thats a good point Bob but i aint the foggiest idea how the hell you do that and your not wrong about the Whatif campaign, so happy that Jeremy put that up ,,right up my alley .
The Beast will be finished at some point , and i have to do the Dragon OOB aswell , man i'm gonna be real busy
My fav saying ... "If it ain't broken, fix it till it is "

Phill
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2012 - 01:08 AM UTC
Ok I'm signed up at #5. good thing I retired last month or I would never have time or all these campaigns
bwiber
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2012 - 03:31 AM UTC

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Ya thats a good point Bob but i aint the foggiest idea how the hell you do that and your not wrong about the Whatif campaign, so happy that Jeremy put that up ,,right up my alley .
The Beast will be finished at some point , and i have to do the Dragon OOB aswell , man i'm gonna be real busy
My fav saying ... "If it ain't broken, fix it till it is "

Phill



Phill,

I would think that Gary Kato would be a resource on changing the name now that we are an official campaign. Never got involved with the running them end of the campaign.... heck, this will be my third so it isn't like I have a vast store of information to tap.

With your philosophy of "If it ain't broken, fix it till it is " you must have a lot of Duct Tape on hand.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2012 - 06:12 AM UTC
Signed up. I have no idea what to build, but probably one of the German WWII prototypes.

Looking forward to get started.
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2012 - 06:40 AM UTC
Links fixed. Will remove the "proposal" from the thread.