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Cold War MBT Campaign
1721Lancers
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 06:30 AM UTC

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Paul, I think "ca" means super glue. Which super glue and a cat is bad news as well



Hi Alex, of coarse never thought of that . But that also reminds me that my cat has had the aquaintance
of CA glue and her rear end. It was the gel type (slow drying) and she managed to stick tow cable to it, and went bonkers chasing around the flat trying to remove it
We caught her in the end and removed a large portion of fur,
and all was well. Strange she never sits on my bench anymore, just jumps up and walks around , I wonder why?

Now to the more serious stuff, be carefull on opening the holes on the upper hull, some of them are not quite rightly placed and the in the instructions are way to large, believe me I know. RB do an excelent drop in replacment barrel for that kit too.
Paul
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 04:55 AM UTC
Paul, indeed ca means: cyano acrylate, which is super glue.

My cats aren`t aloud in the worshop when I`m not there and certainly not on the bench!! The death ratio of antennas and main gun has been too high

Now I`ve trained the dog to get the cats out of the workshop so I can model with the door opened .

Nice work people!! this campaing is starting great!

Phil.
Bluestab
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 05:45 AM UTC
Paul, I'm going to build the S-Tank straight out of the box. I might change up the color scheme though...maybe a winter paint job.
jkb_sprint
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 08:06 AM UTC
I see this one started rolling too.
Philippe , i see you have made a very good start! Really nice job so far.

Christopher, you have a very interesting build there. Waiting to see more!

John, i changed my mind regarding the kit i want to build, i'd like to ask if Trumpeter's IS 3M is ok.
ppawlak1
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 10:29 AM UTC
G'day team

I have some unfinished business in building the Tank from the 1988 film "The Beast" by Columbia Pictures.

The Beast


The bits I have for my "build" are the Tamiya T55, the Legends TI-67 Conversion ( the film makers used a captured Israeli T55), Fruil tracks, etc.

Can I build this for this Campaign ( as it is a movie prop, with obvious "mistakes" - and I am building the Movie version - it won't be strictly an accurate Soviet T55 in Afghanistan ).

Cheers,

Paul
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 03:54 PM UTC
@john & @paul

Yes !
ppawlak1
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 04:08 PM UTC

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@john & @paul

Yes !



Great

Thanks soo much John

Cheers,

Paul
IrishGreek
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 04:34 PM UTC
Okay, I have narrowed it down to 3 now. I think they all would work, but would appreciate confirmation!

1) M1 105mm gunned tank
2) Merkava Mk III
3) Centurian (from RAC)

Getting close to finishing my Halftrack for the other campaign and so once I do, I can start this (whichever this ends up being).
Nito74
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 01:23 AM UTC

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Okay, I have narrowed it down to 3 now. I think they all would work, but would appreciate confirmation!

1) M1 105mm gunned tank
2) Merkava Mk III
3) Centurian (from RAC)

Getting close to finishing my Halftrack for the other campaign and so once I do, I can start this (whichever this ends up being).



All ok !
asmodeuss
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 01:41 AM UTC
The latest progres in the t-72 dossier

Front glacis is pretty much done only clean up needed.



Engine bay is gettin the love and attention



overall with a shiny exhaust!



Thanks for watching!

Phil.
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 02:21 PM UTC
Phillippe--looks like your T-72 is coming well. Looking forward to seeing the completed project.

Well, I jumped in feet first with the Tamiya 1/35th scale Chieftain. I decided to forego resin conversions and I am going to scratchbuild all the details to upgrade this kit to a Mk.9, circa 1987. I plan to do a Chieftain from the Kings Hussars, Berlin Brigade, without STILLBREW armor.

I rebuilt the engine deck tonight. The grills were cut, angled and grouped accordingly to reflect the MK.9 engine deck. The scratchbuilding was relatively painless, just some careful cutting. Stay tuned.

Best wishes, Ian









asmodeuss
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 12:58 AM UTC
Ian, this is a great start mate! I just love the scratch

The camo scheme looks crazy cool that`s going to be something inspiring to watch.
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 03:37 AM UTC
Thanks Philippe----should be a pretty neat scheme to paint. A little "80's digital"-----or perhaps jump forward to the film "Children of Men". Great Chieftain footage!!!


Regards, Ian



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Ian, this is a great start mate! I just love the scratch

The camo scheme looks crazy cool that`s going to be something inspiring to watch.

canuck100a
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 08:33 AM UTC
Hi Folks,

I am in with a Dragon T-80U.

Not sure how accurate the kit is but I suppose that part of the of the fun is the research. I have ordered a metal replacement barrel as I have read that the kit barrel is a bit oversized.




Eric
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 09:05 AM UTC
Eric, it is really not a bad kit at all. The aftermarket barrel will simplify that department. The kit barrel is tough to sand because of the sleeve on it. All-in-all, it will look like a T-80 when you are done.


Regards, Ian

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 09:11 AM UTC
Great choice, Ian. It will be cool to follow that paint job. Are you going to hand paint it or mask it?

Eric, looking forward to see what you find out about that old kit. Please share your research and upgrades. Looking forward to see more.
asmodeuss
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 09:41 AM UTC

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Thanks Philippe----should be a pretty neat scheme to paint. A little "80's digital"-----or perhaps jump forward to the film "Children of Men". Great Chieftain footage!!!


Regards, Ian




HOoooo! yes children of man!! that would be sweet as well. I like movie based builds.
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:45 AM UTC
Hey Jesper......it will be masked. Needless to say, that will be alot of 3M 2090 tape. Good news is that that wheels and rims are all black so those won't have to be masked.


Regards, Ian


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Great choice, Ian. It will be cool to follow that paint job. Are you going to hand paint it or mask it?

Eric, looking forward to see what you find out about that old kit. Please share your research and upgrades. Looking forward to see more.

shorty53
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 11:18 AM UTC
Progress update on my Australian Leopard MBT. Everything seems to be going together well so far.

IrishGreek
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 07:49 AM UTC
Should be starting soon on this, so here are the obligatory begin shots. I will be doing the Acad Merk III in 1/35. So, I am a Merkava neophyte, so a dumb question right off the bat...

I am assuming that it had the non-slip, but is there a diagram available that shows where it should go? And when did folks start putting this on their tanks? (I mean the real ones!)

Kit still in bags:


Close up of paper and date:
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 07:14 AM UTC
Some good progress going on here guys
@ Ian That will be some fancy paint job, looking forward to seeing that
Well this is not really my era but I will chime in here with this old Dragon kit that is really showing its age, the box says 1994

But as you can see I have some AMPE and Barrel that came with it so hopefully that will jazz it up
I was hoping to get started today or tomorrow but its not looking like that
Hope everyone has a Happy and Safe New Year
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 07:46 AM UTC
@Philippe

Very nice T-72 ! Great work on that PE.

@Ian

looking forward to see your masking feast... It will turn into a nice scheme !

@Eric

Have fun with your T-80 !

@John

Nice start with your Aussie Leo !

@John
Nice Merkava ! I will do a IDF tank too for this one !
Don't worry about the newspaper close-up shot, if you don't have a starting date pic, it's not the end of the world.. all I want is for us to have some fun building & painting.

@Sal
Welcome !!!
That's an oldie you got there...

Happy new year everyone ! I wish I could spent the evening/night at the bench building...
simmo468
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 11:17 AM UTC
Hi all bit of a late starter but I'm going to Build an AFV club centurion mk 5 which will be converted to a Korean war Mk 3
Bluestab
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 12:15 PM UTC
Am I the only one that sees the humor in Sal's use of a newspaper with a picture of South Korean performing artist Psy to timestamp a tank that I presume is going to be a Korea War era vehicle?
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 12:27 PM UTC

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Am I the only one that sees the humor in Sal's use of a newspaper with a picture of South Korean performing artist Psy to timestamp a tank that I presume is going to be a Korea War era vehicle?





I missed that ..