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Rail Guns and Howitzers Campaign
ltb073
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Joined: March 08, 2010
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 09:11 PM UTC
Im afraid I will have to bail out of this campaign
I havent even started my build and even with an extension I dont think i will be able to finish
See ya all at the next campaign
27-1025
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 10:29 AM UTC
Some progress being made. The biggest problem will be the tracks.













These are the tracks I'm going to try and use.

27-1025
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 09:48 AM UTC
An overall coat of nice boring OD. Let that sit and bake for a couple of days while I work on the tracks.











27-1025
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 08:43 PM UTC
and of course now I come across information that the kit gun tube is 8mm too short. I've got two extras just don't know if there will be enough time to make the change

And everything I've read thus far the AFV Club tracks are likely to be a train wreck
27-1025
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 10:49 AM UTC
Decided to punt. It's no longer an M40, it's now an M43. The tracks are another story. Like many others experience the AFV Club tracks are practically unbuildable. Tried spot gluing the end connectors and then thread the tracks before the glue completely set. The pins just dissolved and the track fell apart. BAD show AFV Club!! I'm still committed to using T84 Tracks and these are the only game in town so I'm experimenting with the remaining tracks (only did one half) This might work.



















Really need to make jig to drill these holes.

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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:31 AM UTC
and we are back to square one. The entire fighting compartment is wrong for an M43. So off comes the 8in gun and back to the 155. It's not glued so its an easy swap. Ain't no way I'm finishing this in time..........
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: March 05, 2010
KitMaker: 81 posts
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 11:40 AM UTC
For this GB, I'll be building the 1/72 Long Tom 155mm Artillery Kit from Hasegawa:




My start date:
27-1025
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 12:09 AM UTC
Managed to finish the tracks on the right side. Not really happy with how they came out but they will have to suffice for now. Need to order another set to complete the left side. I'm going to change the assembly procedure by using thin brass rod instead of styrene rod for the track pins. I just got a set of KAIZEN T80 tracks for a future build and they look amazing. Just wish they made T84'.







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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 08:03 PM UTC
Updates on my 1/72 "Long Tom" build...

1) Assembly in-progress:




2) Completed assembly for prepping before painting:



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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: March 05, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 08:13 PM UTC
Calling my build done:





Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 416 posts
Armorama: 312 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 08:42 PM UTC
Hi,
I finished my Type-99 SPG kit at last.



Thanks to all campaigners.
K.
Nito74
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Joined: March 04, 2008
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 05:36 AM UTC
Ribbons awarded !!!