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Official Tank Destroyers Campaign
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 09:48 PM UTC
Hi all,


Welcome to the Official Tank Destroyer Campaign and Happy new Year!

i have been totally bowled over at the response of people signing up for this campaign, i didn't think it would get much interest, boy was i wrong.

for those of you who haven't enlisted but would like to here is the link to join the campaign, along with all the rules :

Tank Destroyers Campaign


and here is the link the gallery, so that you can post your completed kits/subjects
Tank Destroyer Gallery


Could one of the Mods please Sticky this for me please, thanks in advance.
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 12:07 AM UTC
Happy New Year!

Here is my entry into this campaign. AFV's M36 Jackson Tank Destroyer.



Mark
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 01:49 AM UTC
I am going to join with the Revell 1/35 M901A1 ITV tank hunter.

I have not started or even decided on the camouflage yet. More to follow later, but below are some of the pictures I use as inspiration for my build.











BravoTwoZero
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California, United States
Joined: June 11, 2009
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 04:34 AM UTC
Hello everyone, this will be my entry for this campaign.




Thanks!
sinsling
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: January 16, 2007
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 06:58 AM UTC


Hi gents, this will be my submission., a Jagdpanther Aust G1 by Meng. I'm going to try and replicate one of the JPs attached to 9 SS Pz Div Hohenstaufen during the Spring Awakening offensive in Hungary 1945.

Cheers,
Johannan
Johnnych01
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 07:17 AM UTC


inital pic of my entry.



PE & contents.
nsjohn
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: July 26, 2018
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 09:42 AM UTC
You're Welcome. Saves me re posting from the proposal thread. Interesting to compare the two, as I understand Tamiya made quite a few changes to the M10 kit to change it into the M10 17 pounder.
hetzer44
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 10:07 AM UTC


Here's my entry into this campaign. My first Romanian build.

Cheers everyone!

chuck
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM UTC
Great to see so many builds kicking off. Here is my opening build photo again:


Happy modelling!
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 11:43 AM UTC
Are those Indy links I see Gaz...… I thought you swore off!

Let me know if you want reference pics
iam2brb
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South Carolina, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 12:00 PM UTC
Question - is the SU-122 considered a tank destroyer, or a field gun?
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 12:19 PM UTC

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Question - is the SU-122 considered a tank destroyer, or a field gun?



anyone else want to answer that as I not an expert in Russian afv's
nsjohn
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 01:37 PM UTC
Difficult one. The 122 mm was a field howitzer and Stephen Hart's book on Russian Tanks describes it as an SPG with a primary tactical role to provide direct infantry support attacking prepared defences. They also served in Soviet medium SP artillery regiments. However, they did have HEAT rounds for anti-armour capability, and much the same could be said for the Stug 111, certainly the earlier models, and I don't think anyone would question a Stug being included in this campaign.
sinsling
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 03:32 PM UTC
I think its a question of primary tactical value. While a howitzer based spg could carry a few HEAT rounds for when things got dicey, its primary role would be as artillery and fire support. The early StuG 3s carried the short 75mm L/24 gun primarily for infantry support. But as the war developed, the need for anti tank support became increasingly important. Although the short barrelled StuGs could destroy tanks, they had to advance perilously close, which wasn't ideal and was not their intended role. A change was thus effected by the Waffenamt, causing the StuG 3 to be armed with the 75mm StuK 40, a high velocity weapon primarily designed to destroy armor. Thats why the 105mm StuH was developed thereafter to address the need for infantry field support. So, IMHO SU-122s would be more like artillery, as opposed to the SU-85 and 100. StuK 40 armed Stugs could be construed as tank killers, but the StuH and StuG 3 A through E were primarily artillery. Just my $0.05 worth of input.
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 04:17 PM UTC
My entry:

ComradeMP
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 05:21 PM UTC
In with this big beast:

bison126
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Correze, France
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 07:34 PM UTC
No pics yet for me but my entry will be the AMX 13 with SS11.
As I participate in another campaign I think I'll start this one in a couple of months.
Enjoy the campaign for all the enlistees.

Olivier
Johnnych01
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 07:46 PM UTC
ComradeMP, sorry to put a downer on your entry, but David haa already mentioned in the original thread for this campaign that only produced / in service vehicles are allowed in this build, no paper panzers or what if's ...
I also agree with Sinsling, the SU 122 was primarily designed as an infantry heavy support platform (artillery) and not a tank killer so going on its primary design role, I would say no ... just my opinion.
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 09:35 PM UTC

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ComradeMP, sorry to put a downer on your entry, but David haa already mentioned in the original thread for this campaign that only produced / in service vehicles are allowed in this build, no paper panzers or what if's ...
I also agree with Sinsling, the SU 122 was primarily designed as an infantry heavy support platform (artillery) and not a tank killer so going on its primary design role, I would say no ... just my opinion.



it's a tricky one that's for sure because if like me you play world of tanks then you find that vehicle in the tank destroyers tech tree.
rather than force someone to buy another kit I'm prepared to let this one in as it did have specific ammunition for destroying enemy tanks rather just improvising using what vehicles were lying around as it where.

as for paper panzers, I will leave that to later on this year as there seems to be a growing interest in that area.
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 11:49 PM UTC
Here's my entry:



I tried to build Miniart's SU-85 with interior perhaps two years ago, but the amount of work spent on interior was just too much. Hopefully better luck with simpler version of the same model.

Planning to paint this to all green scheme.
iam2brb
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 12:49 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

ComradeMP, sorry to put a downer on your entry, but David haa already mentioned in the original thread for this campaign that only produced / in service vehicles are allowed in this build, no paper panzers or what if's ...
I also agree with Sinsling, the SU 122 was primarily designed as an infantry heavy support platform (artillery) and not a tank killer so going on its primary design role, I would say no ... just my opinion.



it's a tricky one that's for sure because if like me you play world of tanks then you find that vehicle in the tank destroyers tech tree.
rather than force someone to buy another kit I'm prepared to let this one in as it did have specific ammunition for destroying enemy tanks rather just improvising using what vehicles were lying around as it where.

as for paper panzers, I will leave that to later on this year as there seems to be a growing interest in that area.



Oh, I really want to thank everyone for their responses related to this. I think everyone is RIGHT, this is not a true TD. Sometimes, the question is also the answer. But I think everyone for their responses. I have several campaigns that I am committed to, so I may join this later in the year with a proper entry.
k_mero4
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Joined: November 26, 2017
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 01:59 AM UTC
Happy New Year everyone!
I couldn't wait to start the campaign. And ...
More than a year ago I bought a model of the Gunze. The campaign is the perfect place to present and assemble it.
Here are the initial photos.



Have fun and succeed.
Kalin
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 06:28 AM UTC
I have now updated the rules as it was kindly pointed out that i hadn't updated them since the old thread so that has now been taken care of.

i still need to find an engine for this kit, so if anyone has any info regarding after market jagdtiger engines in 1/35 scale i would appreciate it.

and her is my starting picture:

Johnnych01
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 07:10 AM UTC
Hi David ... copycat... looks like its another Jagdtiger lol... still you cant get enough of them ...
I would try the TAMIYA 35180 German Engine Maintenance Crew as a start point, its basic but a decent lump to start from with some basic scratch add ons like wire and tubing etc it works ok. I've used it a few times in the past.
John
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 07:44 AM UTC
OK, here's my entry. Already planning on how to replace the DS tracks which, as you can see, have turned into junk in their packaging!