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Special Forces campaign
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 11:43 PM UTC
Simple Sascha: do both!
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:08 AM UTC

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Hey, since it's figure focused shouldn't it be on HF?
Just sayin'...


Maybe it should be a cross-site campaign, like the recent Airfix one. That way you can pull in all kinds - maybe some boats... Special Boat Service - that surely proves there must be some. Helicopters. Trains?

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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 02:44 AM UTC
Hi guys i thought i would mention that this is kitmaker university,

Any vehicle( including boats) any figure or any diorama that represents SOF is allowed.

Luca
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 03:03 AM UTC

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Hi guys i thought i would mention that this is kitmaker university



Sorry, may I ask why the relatively short time frame?
2013-05-11
to
2013-09-12
Only four months.
I am thinking about it, but lots of people including me may also be on hols during August. Not sure I will realistically have time.
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 03:11 AM UTC
Hi Matthew,

If people need more time we can always ask for an extention.

Luca
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 06:02 AM UTC

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Hi Matthew,

If people need more time we can always ask for an extention.

Luca



I think that may be a good idea given that Special Forces is a huge-covering topic with lots of subject matter. IF one wants a sequel as "Special Forces 2 Campaign" right after, then OK, the short time frame may work. But if this campaign is it and none planned for another year or two, then a longer time frame may be needed. I know some may have been waiting for this topic for a while so giving them time to participate may be helpful.
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 08:05 AM UTC
hi peter,

how would i go about changing the time given?

luca
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 01:04 PM UTC
Luca,
I just checked the stats on the las Special Forces Campaign.
It was a 6 month long campaign
36 enlisted
10 people finished, less than a third
So maybe 6 months will be better Just saying, I'm not an expert
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 09:49 AM UTC

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how would i go about changing the time given?


Luca, I would just message Epi, the campaigns administrator, and ask him to make the change. You'll find him under the thread "WORD FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR" - just click the message button. I think 6 months is definitely the way to go!
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2013 - 06:03 AM UTC
Hi all! Reporting to duty!

I'll try either "British Troops, Caen 1944" or "Operation Market Garden, 1944" both from MasterBox. Regarding figures, I'm very appealed by casual poses...

Regards
Javier
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2013 - 07:25 AM UTC
Hi All I'm Going to have to Do something other than the RSOV for this build not sure what though ???

Sascha(Ironowl)
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 06:37 AM UTC
Hey did this kick off yesterday. I'll be doing a pair of German WWII snipers but I have 1 more term paper to write before I can start
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 12:37 PM UTC
I'm guessing this campaign has started I've noticed that it's another one of those that has no sticky nor has the person running it started anything with.

Once I get a chance I'm planning to build a Czech Toyoya Hilux from MMK Models.
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 04:26 PM UTC

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I'm guessing this campaign has started I've noticed that it's another one of those that has no sticky nor has the person running it started anything with.

Once I get a chance I'm planning to build a Czech Toyoya Hilux from MMK Models.



I'd be very interested to see how the MMK kit is! I've seen one built finished online...looks really good, but the bare resin kit doesn't seem to have enough parts to make the built finished photo I saw. I don't know...maybe it's just my thinking.

I intend to build Deyun Hobbies 150mm "U.S. Army Special Forces" kneeling figure. It's either in ACU or Multicam pattern (actually, the figure was painted in ACU). So it'll be a challenge to paint either camp pattern in 150mm scale.
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 04:45 PM UTC
Peter the MMK kit is not too bad, but not really worth the money I forked out for it. The doors are molded shut, the wheels need to be replaced, and the guns leave alot to be desired. So I'm replacing the wheels with those from DEF ment for the Meng pickup and the guns will be replaced with ones from Miniarm.
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 05:29 AM UTC

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Peter the MMK kit is not too bad, but not really worth the money I forked out for it. The doors are molded shut, the wheels need to be replaced, and the guns leave alot to be desired. So I'm replacing the wheels with those from DEF ment for the Meng pickup and the guns will be replaced with ones from Miniarm.



Thanks for the info.
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 02:10 AM UTC
Hi Luca,
has this one taken off or has it somehow faded away?
I´d like to do last years Tamiya LRDG with the Breda 20mm,
but I don´t want to start and find out the campaign´s been
buried

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 02:47 AM UTC
hi guys,

sorry for being late but yes campaign has started.

luca
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 01:45 AM UTC
Ok well since this is a go I started with my snipers
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Two figures that I had in the stash and some bits and pieces from the spare parts box
This what they look like now
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should get more done today
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Kildare, Ireland
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2013 - 09:31 AM UTC
My entry is the HobbyBoss Meng Shi Special Forces version



The Humvee origins of this are very obvious:


Chassis and wheels nearly done

For anyone doing one of these the instructions have the wrong read-bumber listed. It should be part E3 and not D12 if you want to add the spare wheel

The dash is quite different to a Humvee though


More later
Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 05:31 AM UTC
Made a start on my SAS jeep so will take a few pics once I've made a bit of progress.
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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 02:25 AM UTC
Hi Guys
Got some base coat paint on the figures and base
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Should get some more done this weekend
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 01:43 PM UTC
Progress so far. I'm building it out of sequence as it suits me better that way. I'm using the Black Dog SAS Jeep update set as I bought the LRDG Chevvy/SAS Jeep set and for the price it's great value. I've got some of the Legend civilian tyres for the jeep as well but I've not decided whether to use them or not yet or what weapon load out I'm going to do. Decisions decisions...lol

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 07:03 PM UTC
Looking good Karl.

I have been building away but haven't had the chance to upload photos.
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 11:55 PM UTC
Anyway, after a very fast start it all slowed down, and the daughter took the camera again :-(

One quick photo to show I'm not completely asleep...


Now,most of you will notice that's 3-tone: light & mid green and desert brown. But to me I can't tell the different greens so if there are any glaring mistakes please shout. Now I remember why I like sand coloured vehicles so much....or just plain OD.

No complaints about the kit....it's going together very well. As usual I didn't follow the build plan and kept the chassis & body separate until after painting. I find it easier this way.

Will get more detailed photos in next few days and hopefully a bit more progress