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WWII Panther Tanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:29 AM UTC
Jeff

Not a problem - would have been doing it anyway.

Regards

Rob
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:36 AM UTC
Thanks Rob for your support.

You're the man!





Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 02:56 PM UTC
Yeah,
No problem I like to do that anyways.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 02:29 AM UTC
Yeah, I always thought having to post WIP pics was a given in a campaign or group build. Otherwise what's the point? Are there really folks out there who post photos of the untouched contents of a kit and then a few months later show a "Ta-dah!" completed model? Are there cheaters amongst us earning ribbons with already-built-kits? Bad form!!

What about LOP (Lack of Progress) pics? I'm good for those, as is evidenced by my miniscule amount of campaign ribbons for a 10+ year Kitmaker veteran, and the number of 'Hangar Queen' and 'Unfinished Business' campaign entries I've had!


Keith
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 04:35 AM UTC

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Yeah, I always thought having to post WIP pics was a given in a campaign or group build. Otherwise what's the point? Are there really folks out there who post photos of the untouched contents of a kit and then a few months later show a "Ta-dah!" completed model? Are there cheaters amongst us earning ribbons with already-built-kits? Bad form!!



It happens sometimes, 1 photo of the opened box with sprues and later on a finished kit.


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What about LOP (Lack of Progress) pics? I'm good for those, as is evidenced by my miniscule amount of campaign ribbons for a 10+ year Kitmaker veteran, and the number of 'Hangar Queen' and 'Unfinished Business' campaign entries I've had!


Keith



Don't worry Keith Unfinished & Hangar Queens will always be around, they're always full of members and somtimes the same model enters Part I & II & III at different stages...

Remember to have fun building, that #1 Rule..
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 07:09 AM UTC
I know by now in the almost 10 years I have been here I have more kits that were not finished in time than those I received ribbons for. Most of the time I enlisted in too many at one time, but I figure maybe a few of them I'll run into trouble with so at least I tried.

The idea (at least for me) is to have fun and if I finish, then great! If not, then there's a good reason for it. I also like to lead Campaigns too, just to see my ideas put through the motions other than just on paper. It's also very educational to say the least and I hope everyone walks away having learned a thing or two from our members here.

I never expect for a leader to give me a break at the start with a partially built kit and I always conform with the theme. If I cannot do any of the two then I need not enlist.


We'll have fun here too guys! Thanks for enlisting. Oh... and I'll work on our ribbon this weekend. What does everyone want? A vintage Panther... maybe a Late War or a 1946 Panther Tank image?








Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 07:41 AM UTC
I added the ribbon as the award for this Campaign as supplied by Rob (Dragon164).

Let me know if you guys like this or have any other suggestions!


CHECK IT OUT GUYS and if you don't like it, speak up soon and I'll change it!







Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 03:56 AM UTC
Hi guys,

Does this count as a Panther? I am about to build one, but if it's acceptable I'd wait until October.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 04:26 AM UTC
I'm sorry, it's not a Panther at all. It has a Schmalturm turret that the Panther F was to have but it's still a Panzer IV chassis.

The same would apply if there was a tank with a Panther turret and on a another German chassis.


Neither can be accepted.






Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 12:32 AM UTC
Well, we're only 7 days into September, but I look at it like it's 23 or 24 days away from the start here!

Guys I am working like crazy to get my air brush up and running this month. I know, I know... I am so behind and feel really bad that I have been operating this way, having it for over 3 years. LOL

It may not be 100% the way I want it but I really need it for some up coming Campaigns.





Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 01:52 PM UTC
Jeff,
What airbrush do you have and what issues are you dealing with?

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 10:39 PM UTC
Oh, hey Rob!

I must apologize first if I sounded like I was having a problem with it. It's a Paasche brand and the REAL problem is I've had it for so long but never have used it.

Just not enough days in the week I guess, but we getting there soon.

Thanks for the offer but now I know who to turn to for help when I start using it. I KNOW I'll need lots of help!




Jeff

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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 11:09 PM UTC
Hey Jeff,
I know what you mean, I bought my first airbrush some 20 odd years ago started using it regularly last year.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 04:02 PM UTC
Ordered DML's old, WWII 60th Anniversary 'Early-Mid Jagdpanther. (I think it comes with spares to make a Befels.)

Couldn't find a Coelian anywhere except Amazon third-party sellers who want an arm-and-a-leg, and then some. A bit disappointed about that.
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 04:12 PM UTC

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Ordered DML's old, WWII 60th Anniversary 'Early-Mid Jagdpanther. (I think it comes with spares to make a Befels.)

Couldn't find a Coelian anywhere except Amazon third-party sellers who want an arm-and-a-leg, and then some. A bit disappointed about that.



Christopher;

Go to eBay models/military/armor right now and you can get a Dragon 1/35 Flakpanzer V 'Coelian' kit 9022 new and sealed for USD 35.00 shipped to your door BIN. For USD 32.95 plus 9.95 shipping, you can get the "newer CyberHobby boxing" w/ figures and, I think, MagicTracks new/sealed to your door.

There be Coelians on the evilbay!

Bob
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 04:58 PM UTC

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Ordered DML's old, WWII 60th Anniversary 'Early-Mid Jagdpanther. (I think it comes with spares to make a Befels.)

Couldn't find a Coelian anywhere except Amazon third-party sellers who want an arm-and-a-leg, and then some. A bit disappointed about that.



Christopher;

Go to eBay models/military/armor right now and you can get a Dragon 1/35 Flakpanzer V 'Coelian' kit 9022 new and sealed for USD 35.00 shipped to your door BIN. For USD 32.95 plus 9.95 shipping, you can get the "newer CyberHobby boxing" w/ figures and, I think, MagicTracks new/sealed to your door.

There be Coelians on the evilbay!

Bob



Really? I didn't check there, 'cause..... ugh, the whole EVILbay thing. Might have to do that then.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 02:34 AM UTC
I know, I know! It's the whole EVILbay thing!

But, as I am not made of money... I shop around and buy the stuff wherever I can get it cheapest, pretty much (I do have a soft spot for a couple specific LHS, however, which upsets this uber-plan! ).

My EB strategy? I Hold my nose as I wade in! We've all had to go into and do things which assault our senses and scar our psyche!

It's that or wait until some e-store puts it on sale.

Cheers!

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 04:32 AM UTC
This is exactly why eBay gets a bad rap. People really don't know how to search for things on there.

The end result of your search is totally dependent on how the seller LISTED it. So you might do the right thing... all good and well, but if the attempt isn't made to change the title of the search a few different ways you may never find what you're looking for!

Also, Accurate Armor make a great turret kit for the Coelian that you may sit on top ANY Panther chassis you want. I sat mine atop a D chassis just like the WWII prototype images around the Net. It's the "correct" chassis to use but sine DRAGON released a Coelian kit utilizing the G chassis I will allow that too, but there's no REAL photographic evidence it was ever used.





Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 05:01 AM UTC

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This is exactly why eBay gets a bad rap. People really don't know how to search for things on there.

The end result of your search is totally dependent on how the seller LISTED it. So you might do the right thing... all good and well, but if the attempt isn't made to change the title of the search a few different ways you may never find what you're looking for!

Also, Accurate Armor make a great turret kit for the Coelian that you may sit on top ANY Panther chassis you want. I sat mine atop a D chassis just like the WWII prototype images around the Net. It's the "correct" chassis to use but sine DRAGON released a Coelian kit utilizing the G chassis I will allow that too, but there's no REAL photographic evidence it was ever used.





Jeff



I had never even thought about what model chassis the DML kit used. It's WWII, and German, Dragon couldn't possibly screw that one up.

I think I have a mostly built D sitting on a shelf; if not there's nothing wrong with having spare Panther bits.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 06:11 AM UTC
Something I found last night;

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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 06:15 AM UTC
Yeah... quite a few of those were converted but it's not from WWII and it's not a "tank" so we cannot accept that.

But it is rather neat!





Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 06:16 AM UTC
Not to hijack the thread or anything like - but, yes, the evilbay does appear to have some bad rap. And unjustly so, I believe. It's a good tool in the box for us modelers.

I've bought perhaps 1000 things - that's right, a thou! - on the EB. Automobiles (2!), books, clothing, furniture, foods, (real maple syrup which costs an arm and a leg in shops...!), microscopes, technology, tools, and oodles of "toys" (mostly plastic model kits - most of my rather largish stash... ), to list a bit, through BIN and auctions. Out of all this stuff, I've had perhaps one real fail - and even that worked out half OK in the end. There is a LOT of good stuff there, and often at very good prices -just have to learn to dig and search around and have some patience.

What is actually really useful to modelers about evilbay is not just the opportunity to sometimes buy stuff cheaper, but its actually really good access to what may be "out there on the street" to buy - somewhere. When the "Armor" pages alone list over 62000 items, you can get a great look at what's available. I use the EB to help guide my searches through regular shop web-sites and ID stuff I might want to look into at shops.

Things like the mentioned AM Coelian turret are a case in point; I often learn that there actually ARE such things by seeing them first in EB lists!

Bob

PS: That ex-Panther crane is the bomb! Talk about opportunistic use of war surplus! Does look like they (wisely, I might suggest) trimmed off some of the excess weight - like the front hull glacis armor - while nicely keeping the Panther form! Cool!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 07:59 AM UTC
Just thought it was awesome, Jeff. Had to post it.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 08:32 AM UTC

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Just thought it was awesome, Jeff. Had to post it.




Oh I know Christopher but thought I'd better say somethin' so that no one thought otherwise. You know how it is.

That's the great thing about Campaigning is the discussions about the subject or close to it.






Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 01:07 PM UTC
Just enlisted... forgetting Panther Campaigns... geee
Gonna slap myself and be right back.