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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Ka-Mi with pontoons
Neonik
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 11:07 PM UTC
Many years has past. All these years I was waiting for tracks. And it was aproved. Some months ago Masterclub has produced two types of tracks for Ka-Mi. And work has continued!
This tracks are really beautiful!











Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 12:11 AM UTC
Fantastic work, Artyom! I just discovered your post. It is amazing!

Tank1812
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 12:28 AM UTC

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Fantastic work, Artyom! I just discovered your post. It is amazing!




I agree, plus it gave me an idea for my used fishing line as I am about to respool a few rods.
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 01:12 AM UTC

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Fantastic work, Artyom! I just discovered your post. It is amazing!




Thank you,Mark! I hope it will be useful for you!
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 01:14 AM UTC

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Fantastic work, Artyom! I just discovered your post. It is amazing!




I agree, plus it gave me an idea for my used fishing line as I am about to respool a few rods.



Hello,Ryan! Thank you! Very good! Fisherman stores are really useful shops for us
TheoBraat
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 01:19 AM UTC
Very good news that you have picked up your old project again. I look very much forward to seeing the next updates.
One question, you have bought both he early and late tracks. Does this mean that you will build both versions?
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 01:36 AM UTC

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Very good news that you have picked up your old project again. I look very much forward to seeing the next updates.
One question, you have bought both he early and late tracks. Does this mean that you will build both versions?



Hi,Theo! Indeed! Now I am happy
Modellers from Russia have researched that on both types of the track were in one link at the same time. Every seventh track was late type. The rest six before it- early type.
We can see it on this picture. I have other picture but I promoced not to publish them.
онлайн редактор картинок
JSSVIII
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 02:29 AM UTC
Great to see you are working on this again Artyom, I can't wait to see more!
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 04:55 AM UTC
Sir, your detailing and model building abilities are so great it almost makes me want to give up on my own!

(It case there are any doubts, that WAS intended as a compliment!)

Amazing!
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 07:47 AM UTC
Artyom,
I'm glad you're back at this one, I'd wondered about it. I have a set of Fruil Model type 97 tracks I was planning on using, they seem to match the kit tracks almost exactly-- but now I'm going to have to compare them with yours. Your work is as always exceptional-- looking forward to the rest of your build.
VR, Russ
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 09:07 PM UTC

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Great to see you are working on this again Artyom, I can't wait to see more!


Hello,John! Yes! Great feelings to get back with this project.
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 09:36 PM UTC

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Sir, your detailing and model building abilities are so great it almost makes me want to give up on my own!

(It case there are any doubts, that WAS intended as a compliment!)

Amazing!



Hello,Michael! Thank you! I am very happy that my experience is useful.
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 09:40 PM UTC

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Artyom,
I'm glad you're back at this one, I'd wondered about it. I have a set of Fruil Model type 97 tracks I was planning on using, they seem to match the kit tracks almost exactly-- but now I'm going to have to compare them with yours. Your work is as always exceptional-- looking forward to the rest of your build.
VR, Russ



Greetings,Russ! I am very glad too. I think you should buy this tracks. but I suggent not to be like a perfectionist like me and buy one kit (early or late). They are really good and I think they are better than Friulmodel.
I have a little review but it's in Russian....
And thank you for pleasant work about my works
Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 11:05 PM UTC
Merry Christmas to all! Final fotoset.

















Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 11:05 PM UTC
Macro.









































pgb3476
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC
Beautiful work.
Neonik
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 10:42 PM UTC

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Beautiful work.



Thank you!
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 05:42 AM UTC
I have always felt the DD Shermans would have faired far better if they had just taken to the same "float" solution the Japanese utilized. Rather than going with the inflatable skirt that put the tank already 6-10 feet below the water'line upon starting out.

Was not there something designed along those lines? Perhaps with pontoons on all four side surrounding the tank? Now that would be an interesting "what if"!
Neonik
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 08:06 AM UTC

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I have always felt the DD Shermans would have faired far better if they had just taken to the same "float" solution the Japanese utilized. Rather than going with the inflatable skirt that put the tank already 6-10 feet below the water'line upon starting out.

Was not there something designed along those lines? Perhaps with pontoons on all four side surrounding the tank? Now that would be an interesting "what if"!



There was one project. T6 Flotation Device. I it was used in Pacific.



165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 08:08 AM UTC
I wish this had existed on D-Day in Europe. More good men (and tanks) would have made it to the beach.
Neonik
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 08:25 PM UTC

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I wish this had existed on D-Day in Europe. More good men (and tanks) would have made it to the beach.


Yes,that's very sad. By the way first series of Ka-mi were demaged or destroyed on the beach. Their turrets didn't help them.