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165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:27 AM UTC
Great save there with the water truck Byron! I have tons of the water tanks left over as I would use those great hard cabs to convert all sorts of CCKW's to enclosed cabs. In the end I broke down and intentionally built one as a soft cab!

Would anyone out there have need of the water tank and associated parts from the Italeri kit? I hate to waste good plastic! IM me.
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 09:04 AM UTC
Hello everyone!
I had to take a break from the bench due to work but have been able to put a couple sessions in recently. Here is where ai am at with Dragons Bergepanzer IV. I wanted to make her look really field warn. I am thinking of doing a highly worn winter cammo as well but am yet to commit. Keep up the good work everyone!


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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 09:26 AM UTC
Bryan, it looks fantastic so far. Don't touch it.
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019 - 03:51 AM UTC
Thanks Bogi! Loving those trucks you did.
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 01:18 AM UTC
Nice job, Bryan. It looks like real. Painting and chipping is fantastic. Congratulations.
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC

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Bryan, it looks fantastic so far. Don't touch it.



I am with Bogi. It looks fantastic as is....don't cover up all that excellent finish!
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 12:16 AM UTC
Gotta say that Bergepanzer looksa mighty fine without any winter whitewash! I'd stick with it as-is...

As for me, I've got Red Ball markings in Tamiya's Jeep kit so that's my entry! (Not enough time left for a truck - I know the limits of my build/finishing speed.) Somewhere I have the matching CCKW with Red Ball markings, but maybe for a later campaign...

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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 02:18 AM UTC
Ok every one. I'm back in the running. I decided that my domestic problem will not affect my modeling. As a matter of fact, it is helping me feel better. I may not be able to controll my destiny with my other half but I can find some happiness in my fantasy factory. The Weasel is back on the bench and I'm going for the finish line. Dam her and her lawyer friend, full speed ahead!!!
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 05:54 AM UTC
Glad to have you back, Bob!

I can only echo those guys(I would never spoil a result that good with weathering), Bryan!
But...well...do as you feel like!
Eventually, this hobby is all about fun,
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 06:55 AM UTC
Welcome Bob. I am looking forward to one more build. Good luck.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 07:56 PM UTC
Greetings and a Question:

Would this qualify for the campaign???

Something a bit different relative to the whole modeling approach to the topic of military logistics.

Containers - in this case a 20' refrigerated shipping container with scratch built generator and chilling (refrigeration) unit built into the end of the container.

I just started this project two days ago, on my birthday - July 27, 2019.






p.s. Not to worry that this is not a wheeled vehicle as I have already finished an Army HEMTT LHS and a Marine Mk28 LHS to carry these containers.
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 11:16 PM UTC
Hi Bob, glad to see you back again! Hobbies can be a healing mechanism for all the tribulations of that "real life" that causes so much trouble.

Mike, how'd you do those hollow corners? Looks like a nice clean build - can't wait to see you tackle the chiller! Oh, and Happy Birthday!
165thspc
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 12:21 AM UTC
Tom it was just a little simple work with the jeweler's saw on the side and roof pieces and then removing the corner posts from those discarded sections. Then I had just to cut-off and rebuild the corner posts. The floor piece was used without change so that became the backbone for this project.

The rest (so far) was just adding carefully cut Evergreen plastic shapes to shore up that open structure at the end of the container.

Yes, building the Genset and the Chiller may prove to be a bit more of a challenge.

Mike
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 01:06 AM UTC
I doubt you can't master them, Mike!

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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 05:42 AM UTC
Tom, Angel - thanks for your comments and birthday wishes.

I still however, do not know if this project meets the requirements for this campaign. (But of course I was building this one anyway so it is not a vital consideration relative to my future plans for the model - no offense to anyone is intended in this statement.)
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 06:17 AM UTC

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Greetings and a Question:

Would this qualify for the campaign???

Something a bit different relative to the whole modeling approach to the topic of military logistics.

Containers - in this case a 20' refrigerated shipping container with scratch built generator and chilling (refrigeration) unit built into the end of the container.

I just started this project two days ago, on my birthday - July 27, 2019.






p.s. Not to worry that this is not a wheeled vehicle as I have already finished an Army HEMTT LHS and a Marine Mk28 LHS to carry these containers.



Hey Mike,

sorry for my delay, those are pretty OK for my. I will be happy to see your build and the progress.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
Welcome back Bob

Several of us have been where you are. All I can say is life goes on and after a while it just becomes an unpleasant memory. Look forward to the future possibilities Mate.

Looking forward to seeing the Weasel again.

Interesting project Mike. You do know how to pique people's interests don't you!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 09:58 AM UTC
Now laying up the metal sheathed exterior foam insulation on the outside of the container box and starting on the base structure of the Genset.



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Thanks Martin and Peter.

Do know that I am just following the path as my interests take me along. Going where the research leads. But I am very glad others find interest in these varied topics of mine.

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F.Y.I. - Here are the two LHS vehicles I mentioned (Army/Marine) that I have built already to transport these standard containers:

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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
Brief update on my Red Ball Jeep. I spent a few hours putting it together, and thought of a small scene for it because the engine bay was too nice to hide! I added some spark plug wires and distributor (& what I think is a coil?), then built a figure looking at the engine. He's from the Master Box artillery crew, with a little surgery, and will be wearing a Tamiya helmet because the MB ones are tiny...




Wheels are not attached yet, so it can all be painted in sub-assemblies. Still a few details to go, like T-hooks for the hood...
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 08:31 PM UTC
Looks great Tom. I like the idea of the driver trying to start the jeep while the other guy tries to find out what is wrong.


Mike, sorry. the HEMTT, I can't resist...…




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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 01:17 AM UTC
Toy Story has a lot to answer for!
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 01:50 AM UTC
Belated, but nevertheless a very happy birthday to you Michael!

Greetings from Thailand, where it is too hot to even think about building something.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 01:59 AM UTC
Peter, Tom and Robert; I like it it! - The CLAW - Thanks

Only slightly off topic as this thread IS all about logistics.

For those worshipers with a desire for something even more CLAW-LIKE:




This Mk23 kit bashed model above actually took two Mk23 Cargo Trucks and one HEMTT LHS to assemble but fear not as all those left over parts are now in the process of becoming three other converted vehicles in their own right.


And a small detail from the HEMTT.
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 02:03 AM UTC
That's awesome, Mike!



165thspc
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 02:13 AM UTC
Thanks Richard!

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The REAL CLAW - Scratch built CHU (Container Handling Unit. - Early Production)
Now available in 3D from Mike Goldberg on the Shapeways website.

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My unit is fully functional and will adjust to accommodate 1/2, 3/4 and full height containers plus will function to pick up a container just as the real thing.