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Steel Wheels Campaign
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 06:27 AM UTC
Ok, guys how does this sound for a campaign idea. Last year I ran the Military Railroad Campaign. Lots of people enlisted but only a few finished. So this year I was thinking about making it a little broader and calling it the Steel Wheels Campaign. Therefore anything that had steel wheel, no rubber linings. Trains, steel wheeled Tigers or T-34s, anything with steel wheels on tracks, rails or otherwise. So here is my proposal:

Any time period
Any scale
Any type of what if armored rail car
Any entry that was started but not completed during the Military Railroad Campaign
And most importantly must have fun

I was thinking a 12 month campaign starting on Black Friday again, November 29, 2013 and running to November 30, 2014.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 08:43 AM UTC
Sal,
I owe this campaign a build from last time.
I like the "what if armored rail car" motif. It's got the wheels in my head turning.
Count me in (again )
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 01:05 PM UTC
Count me in as well. I'm not sure what I'll shoot for. Probably something on the "what-if-ish" side. But there's no telling what I'll settle on by then. I have a length of rail and a few rail car wheels in the spares.

Would the Porsche Tiger/Ferdinand road wheels count as steel wheels? I'm thinking maybe using that chassis for the basis of some sort of what-if style weapon...or something.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 01:58 PM UTC

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Would the Porsche Tiger/Ferdinand road wheels count as steel wheels? I'm thinking maybe using that chassis for the basis of some sort of what-if style weapon...or something.



Welcome Sean and Alex sure steel road wheels count
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013 - 03:11 AM UTC
Hi Sal,
Ive got an ancient Panther PzBefWg from Shanghai Dragon
I could use for this. It has got the so called steel road wheels.
Or do these not count?
Technically the rubber tire was reduced and it was placed
on the inside of 2 steel discs (sandwich style). So your answer to Alex question should possibly be rethought.
Its your show my friend, so your decision.....

C[ ]

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013 - 04:13 AM UTC

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Hi Sal,
Ive got an ancient Panther PzBefWg from Shanghai Dragon
I could use for this. It has of coarse got the so called steel road wheels.
Or do these not count?
Technically the rubber tire was reduced and it was placed
on the inside of 2 steel discs (sandwich style). So your answer to Alex question should possibly be rethought.
Its your show my friend, so your decision.....

C[ ]

Paul



Paul, I wasn't looking to get to technical here, I don't think anyone will be building a rubber tire in between the steel wheel
If the kit states "steel Wheels like this

Then it will be allowed as well, just looking to open thinks up and expand on the Military Railroad Campaign concept a bit, maybe generate more interest
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013 - 09:01 AM UTC
Almost looks like a Tiger Tank Build to me. I may want to join up just because I missed the two ongoing Tiger Campaigns.










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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 03:26 AM UTC
O.K.
then this it shall be:



unless I find something at the model show in Heiden tomorrow


Paul
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 03:53 AM UTC
Sal I've a Panther needs a doing,I'm in my man
Andy
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 04:13 AM UTC
Cool guys
We got 5 so far half way there with 2 Panthers 2 What ifs and a Tiger
I have this in the stash that I think I will build

Trumpeter Panzerjager-Triebwagen 51over 700 pieces
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 04:59 AM UTC
Cool Sal, apparently there is one complete turret in that kit, which gives a perfect opportunity to show all hatches
open.
Maybe my Panther might find its way onto some "tracks"
if you know what I mean

Paul
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 05:18 AM UTC
Sal, thanks. I figured it would be okay but it never hurts to ask. I was actually more curious about the "what-if" option being used to make something out of the Tiger (P) Chassis. If not, no biggie. I was thinkign maybe some sort of "wunder-particle" weapon mounted on it or something.

I've got an old Dragon "armored-boxen-panzer-railroad-wagon" thing that might be used as the basis of some sort of armored command rail car or something.
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 05:23 AM UTC

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Cool guys
We got 5 so far half way there with 2 Panthers 2 What ifs and a Tiger
I have this in the stash that I think I will build

Trumpeter Panzerjager-Triebwagen 51over 700 pieces


Good luck with that, Sal.
I started that kit during Military Railroad campaign and failed to finish. Kit is still unfinished waiting for motivation... So much little irritating issues on that kit, that frustrated me totally.
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 06:52 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

Cool guys
We got 5 so far half way there with 2 Panthers 2 What ifs and a Tiger
I have this in the stash that I think I will build

Trumpeter Panzerjager-Triebwagen 51over 700 pieces


Good luck with that, Sal.
I started that kit during Military Railroad campaign and failed to finish. Kit is still unfinished waiting for motivation... So much little irritating issues on that kit, that frustrated me totally.



Kimmo Yes I remember that, I look at things a little differently this is a hobby for enjoyment so I dont let it get to me Rules say you can finish it here if you want or join in with something else

@ Alex sounds like some cool ideas
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 07:02 AM UTC
What about one of these?

rso 004

I'm building one at the moment but I have another in the stash
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 07:06 AM UTC
Ooooh... I didn't think 'bout a rail car of some sort. I'M IN!!!!!


Spring is in the air, I'm feeling better now so it's on!










~ Jeff
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 11:48 AM UTC

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What about one of these?

rso 004

I'm building one at the moment but I have another in the stash



Sure Pat that works and welcome to Jeff as well
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 02:01 PM UTC
Count me in Sal!

I have a couple of Trumpeter rail-based kits, a steel-wheled Panther, but this may finally see the light of day:



I picked this up years ago at a fire sale. Some months back I saw this and the road version priced at US$100 each on eBay. A injection-mold Panhard at 1/35 seems to be rare, as most I've seen are 1/72. So I guess some folks would be willing to pay for so much.

Looking forward to the campaign!

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 03:36 AM UTC
Oh my Tat! That is awesome and unique!


Now to find something equally as cool as that!










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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 01:49 PM UTC
Tat, I built the original Al-By boxing of the basic version back in the 90s. Did Dragon add anything to their box version? I'd love to see HobbyBoss make their version of the Panhard. Anyway, I know Al-By had a rail version of the armored car but I've never seen it built.
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 07:15 PM UTC
Yes Jeff, unique it is! Too bad there's not much Panhards available at 1/35. And the prices at eBay are just incredible.

Alex, I built the Alby-DML road version sometime back. From the original Alby boxing I think what was added was the sprue for the frame antenna and some rear bins IIRC - I know I still have the box with the sprues in it, I'll have to check.

As always I have plans to redo and improve on old built kits... as if the stash of unbuilt ones are non-existent I broke one of the frame antenna supports, so I may just take it off and also do a camo paint job next time around.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 03:03 AM UTC
Tat, That looks like an oldie but a goodie but we still need a few more guys to commit here
I'll try and post an invite over on the Railroad Modeling side
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 03:43 AM UTC

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Count me in Sal!

I have a couple of Trumpeter rail-based kits, a steel-wheled Panther, but this may finally see the light of day:



I picked this up years ago at a fire sale. Some months back I saw this and the road version priced at US$100 each on eBay. A injection-mold Panhard at 1/35 seems to be rare, as most I've seen are 1/72. So I guess some folks would be willing to pay for so much.

Looking forward to the campaign!

Cheers,

Tat


Oh hot diggidi, Tat!!
I have the same kit in my stash and I was thinking, that maybe I should finally build it OOB for this campaign.. Now I have to rethink..
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 04:49 AM UTC
Group,

With a 12-month duration, I think I can do this! Count me in.

Also, for those of you with interest in railroads, stop by Armorama's brother RailRoadModeling: http://railroadmodeling.kitmaker.net/
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 08:01 AM UTC
can one build be used for two campaigns?

There's a campaign for "big guns" that mentions more time for a rail gun.

So, could a Leopold build be used for both?