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Tasca M4A1 Grizzly Guardian
SdAufKla
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 02:40 AM UTC

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Mike, Thank you, I've been following your build log as well, it's very good, I like how your doing all that picture sequence stuff, showing how things come together, it's a good way of doing things, and very good small detail work, I tend to just view and keep my mouth shut because I know nothing about the Churchill, or Cromwell's, I'm not good with British stuff, which is shameful considering my nationality.
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Cheers! Pretty much the same reason why I haven't chimed in here until now. I've just enjoyed watching the build progress with little to nothing to contribute. In regards to showing the details of my work, I kind of figure that as a little payment on my (staggeringly large) karmic modeling-debt. If there were a 'World Bank of Modeling Debt," I'd be sorely in arrears on my loan...

BTW: A bowl of tuna and a saucer of milk to Snuggles on a suspension job well done.

I'm afraid that the cat that lives with us, Cannibal, while being at the top of food chain in our yard and the nightmare of all song birds, mice, lizards, snakes and small rabbits, has no interest or talent when it comes to modeling. Alas, his conversational skills are also somewhat limited to subjects like "Pet me as I lie here digesting some unspeakable little scaly thing that you're now safe from. Have no fear, I'm always on the job..."

Happy modeling!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 03:23 AM UTC
Amazing work! Really enjoying following the progress on this.
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M4A3E8Easy8
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 03:44 PM UTC
Being a military man I do think it is time to resort to the BFH to fix your computer issues. It works every time but the BFH must be used just right to still use the same computer. Good luck.





PS. Big @&$%$ing Hammer
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M4A3E8Easy8
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 02:08 PM UTC
Don't worry he is British, they never give up,
"We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans"

Need I say more, stiff upper lip chap and bully your way through. We all simply must know if snuggles defeats the bogie divisions or if the slightly unsettled Brit who loves Sherman's and building things that do not really need to be built finishes. Or if the gizzly claims another and he slips screaming for a blue knife over the edge and the nice men with the tight fitting white jacket come escort him away.
SdAufKla
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 01:40 PM UTC
Nooooooooooooo................

Don't give up.

BTW: Have I ever said how entertaining this blog is (and the Grizzly's pretty neat, too!)? No? Well, I've enjoyed every moment with Rachel, Decker and Snuggles, and that Karkov guy... How the heck does he keep his styrene so freakin' white?!

If you give up now, you'll just leave the rest of us guessing and wondering. Too cruel...
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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 11:11 AM UTC
That strip, is as you say, pretty common - I'm 99% certain it's a bullet splash strip.

Gary
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rfbaer
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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 04:31 AM UTC
Ill take a peek in my copy of "Son of Sherman" tonight, but it sure looks like a splash shield. Curious place for it, though.
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rfbaer
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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 05:56 AM UTC
In regards to the different top lips of the final drive housing parts, I've had a brain (insert auto-censored word here): Interchangeable parts from different foundries.
In regards to the bogies, I'll use a word taught me by a gentleman who hangs out on another forum, also from your side of the pond: "gobsmacked", I am.
M4A3E8Easy8
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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:49 AM UTC
Snuggles should be recruiting Mr Black and White for the common defense of the bench, he is after all facing 6 divisions of bogie units... that is a tall task to defeat.

Still looking good, though I must say.. PLEASE do not put the gun in the travel lock.. it makes the sherman look so sad when they are pointed down like that. Not the look of a proud warrior that they all have at heart.
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M4A3E8Easy8
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Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 12:15 PM UTC
"Shelf Queens, It's kinda funny, Deckard and Rachael are just about to explain exactly what I did with all my shelf queens, the build log is getting spooky, it's almost as if everything was,..planned,..in advance, lol"

.. well just make sure no one is around to hear you ramble about "all part of my evil master plan" It tends to make those around your nervous.
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M4A3E8Easy8
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Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 03:20 AM UTC
Self queens... I have a few skeletons on the shelf but not many. Of course I am an out of the box guy so my only reason to stop a build, but it has stopped builds... and you hit on it Russel.. the fear of screwing it up. Not sure why it bothers me so, but it slows my work to a crawl all the time and has stopped a few times... and another shelf queen is born. And another tank sits patiently waiting on me to screw up enough courage to move it along the finishing stage... Such is life I guess.. now.. back to the grizzly so you can finish it and get to that E8
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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 07:15 AM UTC
I got it. I can look at each and every one of my shelf queens and tell anyone, to this day, why I stopped building (or painting) on it. It's a split as to whether or not I got bored, or freaked out and quit because I had either too much info and not the right bits or not enough info and didn't want to make a "mistake". Eeek! That's when it's time to build a "what-if" from Mars and paint it pink.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 04:57 AM UTC
An axiom in my house: If I need a different viewpoint on most anything, ask the cat.
Nice doors.
I have to say, I'm looking forward to turret time, just to see how much white plastic finds it's way into that.
One more: My mind became numb last night while assembling AFV Club's T-142 tracks for a Magach, but reading this latest installment in one of the more fascinating blogs in internet-dom has motivated me to get them painted, something almost as tedious as assembly. No idea why.....