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MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 12:18 AM UTC

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Hi Guys. Haven't contributed for a while but still follow the campaign avidly. Although I posted pictures in the blogs (eventually after some difficulty) how do I post in the campaign gallery?



Norman,

Just went to the gallery and your Centurion is there. Looks like you figured it out!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:18 AM UTC
Yeah, thanks Michael. I was over complicating as usual
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:20 PM UTC
Looks great Ken, even with the cursed tracks !

Tamas the close up pic rally does look real. Well done.

David, looks like I am doing the Challenger with you. Hope mine turns out as good as yours has.

I have the old Verlinden set that came out when Tamiya first released the standard Challenger kit. Maybe there will be something useful in it - we will see.

I thought I had posted a start up pic....

Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:36 PM UTC

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David, looks like I am doing the Challenger with you. Hope mine turns out as good as yours has.

I have the old Verlinden set that came out when Tamiya first released the standard Challenger kit. Maybe there will be something useful in it - we will see.

I thought I had posted a start up pic....




if you want to cut corners and save yourself some pain then you don't have to make full tracks for both sides of the tank and a lot of it will be hidden by the side skirts. it will also reduce the weight of the kit if you use this short cut.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 09:30 PM UTC
Hi gang, some great work going on here! I've been held up with other projects and am a tad late to the show, but will build Trumpeter's C1 Ariete if all goes well. If I can get the plastic done in the next week and then primed, I should be able to throw paint at it in July to cross the line in the nick of time...

My start pic, taken this morning:


(I was going to do the Tamiya Leclerc, but it is in storage...)
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 08:17 AM UTC
Nice choice. Good luck in finishing Tom.
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 12:41 PM UTC
Small update. A turret antenna bracket was a short shot so the missing plastic had to be replaced with putty and scrap styrene.


Detail parts on the rear hull plate are all put on. The tail lights are a lady. There's base plate then the light assembly but the cutouts on the back of the light assembly look like they are gouged out by hand after removing from the molds. And of course, they need further gouging. The starboard base plate isn't even needed!


The rear plate finally glued in place


Once the antenna bracket is in place, work can continue mounting the stowage boxes.

Update:
The tank commander's panoramic sight is not the right shape.

k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 04:24 AM UTC
Hello!
This is my progress on my project in the campaign. I was able to close the hull of the machine and I work on the turret. Here are some photos of my progress.












That's it for now.
Good luck and ...
Kalin
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 06:45 PM UTC

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Small update. A turret antenna bracket was a short shot so the missing plastic had to be replaced with putty and scrap styrene.


Detail parts on the rear hull plate are all put on. The tail lights are a lady. There's base plate then the light assembly but the cutouts on the back of the light assembly look like they are gouged out by hand after removing from the molds. And of course, they need further gouging. The starboard base plate isn't even needed!


The rear plate finally glued in place


Once the antenna bracket is in place, work can continue mounting the stowage boxes.

Update:
The tank commander's panoramic sight is not the right shape.




is it a different upgrade possibly
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 08:06 PM UTC

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The tail lights are a lady.


I have no idea what i meant to type.

As for the sight, I can build something to go around the original part or just build the part from scratch. I think the latter case would be easier. I may save that for last and continue with the upper hull and turret.
petbat
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 08:41 PM UTC
Great progress there guys.
littlebear573
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 11:52 PM UTC
More progress on the Shot just sorting out decals then weather the turret add final details and stowage

k_mero4
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 02:45 AM UTC
Well done, David.
It seems quite real. Congratulations on the good work.
Kalin
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 03:00 AM UTC
Hi David,

This tank looks beautiful for me. Congrats!

Tamas
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 03:02 AM UTC
Hi Tom,

I have built this kit some 3 years ago and used the Lion Roar photo etch detaild up set. Highly recommended, it adds a lot.

Good luck to your project, will follow with interest.

Tamás
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 03:07 AM UTC
Hi Kalin,

Very clean build, congrats! Pls keep on posting pics.

Regards, Tamas
k_mero4
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 04:17 AM UTC
Thanks, Tamas.
Now I painting the interior of the turret, and at the moment it's ready I'll show it.
Kalin
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 02:26 PM UTC
This is my entry

IMG_4973 by Shaky962, en Flickr
k_mero4
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 07:52 AM UTC
Hello!
Here's my work progress on T-55 (Mod.1981). The turret is ready and painted inside. Next is the exterior of the tank. Here are some photos:










For now it's all about me. Good luck.
Kalin
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 02:56 PM UTC
David and Kalin

Looking sweet guys. The paint work you have done is just excellent.
k_mero4
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC
Hello! Here is some of my work progress.





Good luck and cheers!
Kalin
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 06:30 AM UTC
Kalin - wow! Looking great!

As for me, I've managed a speed-build of the Ariete and it is now in the shed with the primer drying. It was built almost straight OOB, except I had to add a stiffener across the inside of the upper hull just behind the turret ring (similar to the Leopard 2 kits of tanks that the Italian engineers were copying when they designed the real Ariete), and I replaced the turret periscope "glass" with Evergreen strip. (I hate those gimmicky clear parts, and prefer to paint my scopes.) The idler wheel was troublesome with a peg only 2.3mm diameter and a hole 2.6mm, so I found tubing that was a snug fit on the peg and drilled out the idlers to receive it as a bushing. I plan to add the wheels after painting, but before I add the track. Oh, and I had to add 0.010" shims under the turret because the rear fouled some bolt-head detail on the engine deck. All the hatches are sealed because it just isn't possible to pose them open without some hinge surgery, even though they do have some interior detail.







Gotta say, this is typical Trumpeter - some super-crisp details, but some really poor engineering too. Still, with a little effort it certainly builds up ok.
k_mero4
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 09:02 AM UTC
Thanks, Tom!
I think your project is a very good hit. I expect to track his painting and weathering. Good luck!
Kalin
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 11:54 AM UTC
WIP of my Challenger Mk3





some amazing work around here!! Congrats!!
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 03:09 PM UTC
Looking Great Kalin. Coming along very nicely.

Interesting to see you needed to shim Tom. A kind of rookie error in the manufacturing design on Trumpeter's behalf. I hear you on the clear periscopes too. The Ariete's look black from any distance apart from touching your nose to them


The only time clear parts are of use is when the front and rear are both open and light passes through.

Byron - another Chally builder. Nice to see your contribution. Looking good too.