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The Green Machine
TankSGT
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 04:46 PM UTC
Well After going through the dozen or so Sherman reference books i have I decided. I'm going for the Dragon M4A3E8 Kit for Thunderbolt VII but I may not build that version. There is no box, I lost it to Hurricane Irene when my basement flooded.



Tom
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 08:24 PM UTC
Hi, am I ok to dust off this ol' thing for the campaign?



Cheers, Paul.
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 11:49 PM UTC

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Hi, am I ok to dust off this ol' thing for the campaign?



Cheers, Paul.



Oh hell yeah!!!! That tamiya M1 will damn near build its self, it's scary. Great choice to be honest!
retiredyank
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 02:18 AM UTC
Paul, Sure thing.
TankSGT
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 04:56 PM UTC
Paul, I was an M1 tank commander for a few years. If I can help let me know I have pictures, the TM and some fuzzy recollections of commanding the tank.

Tom
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 07:33 PM UTC

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Paul, I was an M1 tank commander for a few years. If I can help let me know I have pictures, the TM and some fuzzy recollections of commanding the tank.

Tom



Cheers chaps!

Tom - thanks for the very kind offer of help, I shall probably pick your brains as I go! Currently trying to find a decent bilge pump outlet pic and a pic of the three blast panels on the roof.

Cheers, Paul
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 03:02 PM UTC
Okay here's the rub, do you want a production M1 tank or pre-production series M1? (which is what the kit represents) There are differences especially on the turret blast panels.


Though just a humble M1 gunner, I do have the Verlinden M1 book as well as an ancient series of detailed articles in IPMS Quarterly which probably have the pictures and diagrams you seek. Just gotta dig out them out.
TankSGT
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 05:38 PM UTC
It may take a few days but I'll see what I can find

Tom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:57 AM UTC
Hi chaps - It would definitely have to be a production 'in service' M1.

Cheers, Paul.
erichvon
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 10:23 AM UTC
I'm in. At the moment it's going to be the Tamiya Willys jeep but that's subject to change depending on what I need for any of my projects I'm debating
erichvon
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 11:10 AM UTC
Yep, it's the Willys Jeep. I've got a German replen dio planned with a couple of Stug IV's in a farmyard being rearmed along with infantry collecting ammo and being fed. The jeep will be a point of curiosity for the troops there as it's recently been acquired. I'm just doing the jeep for the campaign though as the dio will take best part of a year...lol. I've had the kit for a couple of years and been itching to build it as it looks to be a nice build but I only build vehicles when I have an idea for a dio if that makes sense
TankSGT
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 04:06 PM UTC

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Hi chaps - It would definitely have to be a production 'in service' M1.

Cheers, Paul.



OK Paul now we have to narrow it a bit more. In service early 80s no cammo or bustle rack, or later as Stephen and I served on them in the middle to late 90s. Bustle racks and 3 color Nato cammo? Steve and I served together and we are brothers.

Tom
Lakota
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 05:55 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Looks like there's going to some good models in this one. Sadly I'm going to have to bow out. The campaign que is getting too long. I'll be watching with great interest.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
andromeda673
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 06:25 AM UTC
Alright boys, here we go! I have never in my wildest dreams ever thought of trying braille scale, but you know what, sometimes you just gotta! I'm in and here's what I've got done so far.









Got my references ready










erichvon
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 09:08 AM UTC
Made a start on the jeep yesterday evening. The thing I love about Tamiya kits is they are so easy to build and they fit together properly unlike Dragon with their vague instructions, too many bits and fit issues. As there's a basic engine in this I've decided to spruce it up so I can have the bonnet open with a German mechanic marvelling at the engine lol. I've found plenty of fantastic under bonnet pics on the net so I can really go to town on it. I've made a distibutor cap and plug leads which I've fitted and a radiator hose but I can't connect that up as that means putting the frame on and there's still loads to do (make a carburretor,assorted pipes, electrics etc) half of which won't be visible but I'll know it's there . Enjoying myself already!
erichvon
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 09:11 AM UTC
Forgot the pics...doh!











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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 01:24 PM UTC

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Hi chaps - It would definitely have to be a production 'in service' M1.

Cheers, Paul.



OK Paul now we have to narrow it a bit more. In service early 80s no cammo or bustle rack, or later as Stephen and I served on them in the middle to late 90s. Bustle racks and 3 color Nato cammo? Steve and I served together and we are brothers.

Tom



It would have to be early 80's, as I don't have a bustle rack in the kit or my (newbie) spares box! You served with you brother? - that is brilliant!

Cheers, Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 10:26 PM UTC

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Made a start on the jeep yesterday evening. The thing I love about Tamiya kits is they are so easy to build and they fit together properly unlike Dragon with their vague instructions, too many bits and fit issues. As there's a basic engine in this I've decided to spruce it up so I can have the bonnet open with a German mechanic marvelling at the engine lol. I've found plenty of fantastic under bonnet pics on the net so I can really go to town on it. ...


Karl, for the Green Machine, you have to speak American English and say "hood", not "bonnet". ha ha. Just kidding.
I definitely agree about Tamiya kits. They are a pleasure to build.
Cheers!
-Sean H.
erichvon
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 04:09 AM UTC
Sean I forgot about that..lol. I'll have to get an English to American dictionary . Lost some time today searching for the German driver in the cupboard under the stairs. I decided to kill two birds with one stone and sorted out all the crap in there and emptied the figure boxes where there was just bits in them (thats how I found the Jerry). Took me bloody ages. Found some more nice pics of the engine today online so have redone the plug leads and added the fuel pump, carb, starter motor, oil top up tube and wired up the battery. It's amazing how little detail there is on the engine. Will post some more pics up tomorrow after I've done a bit more work on it.
TankSGT
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 05:09 PM UTC
Just a quick question do we need to start working on a ribbon?

Tom
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:30 PM UTC

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Just a quick question do we need to start working on a ribbon?

Tom



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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 - 01:26 AM UTC
Campaign Page:
HERE !!

Gallery Link:
Gallery here !!

Enjoy !!!
ltb073
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 - 05:00 PM UTC
Nice Ribbon Matt
Im am hopeful of joining in with a Dragon M2A1 Half-Track
https://www.scalehobbyist.com/images/products/DML/DML00006329/DML00006329_0_l.jpg
ziggy1
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 - 05:31 PM UTC
I haven't built an American tank in 20 years. Now I have a new M7 Priest that wants to be part of this campaign.
Count me in!
Ziggy
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 - 06:18 PM UTC
Paul, I did some checking on the books I have with early M1 pictures the bilge pump outlet is always in shadow. The TM is not much better but it refreshed my memory that its on the drivers right side just in front of the sponson box. If memory serves the rubber cap is very similar to the one on the M60. Still looking for the blow off panels.

Tom