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md72
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 04:28 AM UTC
@Robin,

A painful, expensive lesson. I've picked up a couple of models at thrift shops only to find major components missing when I got home and laid it all out. Picked up a Tamiya 1/2 motorcycle only to find out the entire bag of parts for the front wheel is missing Even the AMT M1 Abrams I snagged for this campaign is missing some small parts, 2 antenna mounts ond one of the doors for the gunner's vision port. I think I can fake both of those.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 01:06 AM UTC

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I’m in!
I plan to do a Danish UN leo 1 with a mine plough - provided it’s ok to add extras to the MBT?



It certainly in as far as I'm concerned. Should be an interesting subject!

Michael
keo
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:25 AM UTC
I’m in!
I plan to do a Danish UN leo 1 with a mine plough - provided it’s ok to add extras to the MBT?
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 07:36 PM UTC

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Came sooo close to snagging a Tamiya M48A3 for this build at my local thrift shop. But it was missing the running gear . Nice price, if it was all there, but way too expensive considering that 1/3rd of the parts were missing...



Lucky you that you checked it first!
I was "lucky" to find and buy an Italeri RSO during one of the periods when it was out of production and difficult to find. When I got home and checked the box the running gear for one side was missing, one sprue in the box instead of two ...
/ Robin
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 05:25 PM UTC
Came sooo close to snagging a Tamiya M48A3 for this build at my local thrift shop. But it was missing the running gear . Nice price, if it was all there, but way too expensive considering that 1/3rd of the parts were missing...
md72
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 06:12 PM UTC
OK, so my M-41 doesn't qualify, but I've got an M-48 and two M-1s that want to get built.
I'm in.
nsjohn
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 11:14 AM UTC
Thanks guys. Much appreciated
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 10:20 AM UTC

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This will be my entry, for this group build and my binge build. This should be fine, right? Since it is a variant of the T-54.



Yep, that's good to go!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 07:24 AM UTC
Amen.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 07:16 AM UTC
Welcome aboard Norman and Bruce. I hope you enjoy the journey and decide to join up for other builds later.

The whole point of the Group Build is to have access to people that can give you advice when you are stuck on something, to give you positive feedback when you ask for it and to encourage you to finish what you have started ..... and have fun whilst doing it.


We all have all been new to the hobby at some time. Skill levels vary in the builds as they are not meant to be just for 'sages' and by participating you can see how others are doing things; often different people use quite varied methods. Do not be afraid to ask someone how they did something you like and would like to try yourself, or maybe like to try next time.


Don't be afraid to stretch yourself either. We have all made a bit of a hash of things from time to time, but we have also achieved great results by going outside our norm too. It is all part of the hobby.

Sermon finished
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 07:07 AM UTC
This will be my entry, for this group build and my binge build. This should be fine, right? Since it is a variant of the T-54.

Bluestab
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC
I'm in.

I've got a few candidates in the stash as well as a few on order. I'll probably do a Trumpy M1a1/a2. It's the oldest unbuilt MBT kit in the stash and it's probably a good time to actually break styrene on it.
bwiber
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 12:16 PM UTC

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Looks like it belongs on the list, so I've added it. Should be cool!

Michael



Hopefully I can do it justice. However, I have some time to research the subject... and make tie downs - I counted 60 in one photo!
Bob
nsjohn
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 10:14 AM UTC
Signed up as well with the Centurion. Please be kind.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 09:58 AM UTC
Thanks Robin, you beat me to it.

Welcome Bruce, and don't worry about your "skill level". The folks here are incredibly helpful and full of great advice. Take advantage!

Michael
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 09:35 AM UTC

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Hello I have been a lurker on here for a long time, but have not been a contributor as I am very junior in my skills as compared to you “Sages”. That said, I would like to join this, as my inaugural to this site...that OK? Just need to know when to get her rolling, I am torn between an Israeli (Magach)or Syrian (T-62)subject


So when does it start?




START DATE: November 1st, 2018
ENDS: July 31st, 2019

you can enlist here:
ENLIST
iam2brb
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 09:19 AM UTC
Hello I have been a lurker on here for a long time, but have not been a contributor as I am very junior in my skills as compared to you “Sages”. That said, I would like to join this, as my inaugural to this site...that OK? Just need to know when to get her rolling, I am torn between an Israeli (Magach)or Syrian (T-62)subject


So when does it start?
McRunty
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 07:34 AM UTC
Enlisted. Not sure what I will be building as I have 4 options currently. M60A1, M1A1, M1A2 TUSK or a T-55. I will see what other people are doing and go from there.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 06:45 AM UTC

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Am all enlisted.... even though it isn't listed I will be building a Japanese Type 10. I am sure that the kit can't take 3 months to get here, but then I also have a Type 74 and a Type 80 to fall back on.

Bob



Looks like it belongs on the list, so I've added it. Should be cool!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 06:18 AM UTC
Signed up. I'll be doing a Tamiya T-55A
bwiber
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 04:51 AM UTC
Am all enlisted.... even though it isn't listed I will be building a Japanese Type 10. I am sure that the kit can't take 3 months to get here, but then I also have a Type 74 and a Type 80 to fall back on.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 12:16 AM UTC

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Gets the point across.

Bob



Subtlety was never my strong suit.

Thanks for setting us up, John!

Looks like we're approved, everyone. Get out there and sign up!

Michael
Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 09:05 PM UTC
Ok fellas, everything is ok.

So you can enlist HERE !!!
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 08:26 PM UTC
Looks nice Michael. You have my vote
kunjuro
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 11:43 AM UTC
I bought a AFV Club Mk. 5/2 Centurion about two months ago. Will be renovating the tome in a month as well. The timeline for the proposal seems just about right for a build of my centurion Hope I can make it when it starts.