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20 Bucks for the win
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:20 AM UTC
Well I have my kit lined up. A Tom Modellbau TKS Polish Tankette. It's not bad considering it's from an Eastern Bloc country in the 90's I believe. Needless to say there are quite a few things that can be seriously improved upon. The gun is horrible. I'll need to replace that with an AM barrel. Any suggestions for an AM 20mm autocannon based on the Oerlikon and a few other guns? The handles too need replacing as they are very thick. I can do that out of wire. This tank is extraordinarily tiny. The tracks are probably only 1/3rd the size of my M4A3E8' T66 tracks. The box is smaller than what the Revell 1/144 Eurofighter and F-14 Tomcats come in. It's also probably as tall as the E8's hull alone without the tracks attached.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 02:31 AM UTC
cool chaps, like your choices.
Submisson is currenty in progress.

Anyone fammilliar with ribbon making? I tried, but... well, I didn´t like the results.
retiredyank
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 02:45 AM UTC

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cool chaps, like your choices.
Submisson is currenty in progress.

Anyone fammilliar with ribbon making? I tried, but... well, I didn´t like the results.



PM sent.
nng-nng
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:23 AM UTC
Thanks, replied.
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 02:05 AM UTC
Proposed ribbon:
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 07:45 AM UTC

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Proposed ribbon:



Sorry that I haven´t repied earlier, could go online just via my phone.
Thank you Matt, I really like it, way better than my trys
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 08:12 AM UTC

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Proposed ribbon:



Sorry that I haven´t repied earlier, could go online just via my phone.
Thank you Matt, I really like it, way better than my trys



No problem. I couldn't think of anything better or easier. All I had to do was resize the image.
Nito74
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 08:40 AM UTC
Ok guys,

You can enlist : HERE

START DATE: February 20th, 2015
ENDS: October 31st, 2015
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 05:58 PM UTC
Ok. I just found out that the original mold for my TKS has been molded after a TKS that mounted a 20mm Solothurn cannon (which was purely an experimental tank but existed in actuality nonetheless). It's distinguished from the Polish designed FK-A (which will later become the standard armament of the TKS in the form of the Nkm wz . 38 FK) by having a shorter gun barrel and being mounted lower in the gun mantlet)

Solothurn mounted TKS:



FK-A mounted TKS:




The box art, though, shows a FK-A armed vehicle but the kit's gun is too short. The mantlet also seems wrong then, as well.
hofpig
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:19 PM UTC
Excellent. My kit for this by total coincidence arrived yesterday!



Hope nobody minded but I did open the box and it's bags as I am doing a review of it(submitted last night.)

Total cost including postage £12.99 so well under the £20!

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:32 PM UTC
Gentlemen, I like your choices. Yust as I hoped we´ll see soething different.
Paul, opening the bags is no problem at all. Looking forward seeing the Kubus beeing build.
justsendit
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 02:11 PM UTC
Enlisted! Here's what I'm going with; it just arrived from China today: $20.59 US w/o shipping. No sweet $3 bargains to be had in my area — no hobby shops, no big malls. I've become accustomed to ordering everything online. Well ... shoot ... they still heard cattle down Main Street round these parts!




One thing I'd suggest, if possible, is revising the campaign title to 25 Bucks for the win. I got a little confused recently when I reopened the thread.
Blespooky
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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:07 PM UTC
Hey frugal modelers,

I just picked up a Tamiya 1/48 Crusader MK.III for $18.00 so I'm in.

Mike, I used to get okay models at Mizel's off Federal and US 36. They always had old cheap kits stacked in the back along with old Model Railroad buildings. Plus you can stop there on the way back from sending it in Boulder or Eldorado Canyon.



Bryan
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Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:42 AM UTC

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Mike, I used to get okay models at Mizel's off Federal and US 36. They always had old cheap kits stacked in the back along with old Model Railroad buildings. Plus you can stop there on the way back from sending it in Boulder or Eldorado Canyon.

Bryan



Hi Bryan,

Uh-oh! My sinister past has been exposed! Eldo' — haven't climbed there in many years — haven't climbed anything in many years!

I live on the other side of the Rockies and Boulder is a 3+ hour drive over the mountain passes for me — not happening in winter or even in summer anymore.

See-ya' around the campaign!

—mike
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 04:29 AM UTC
Greetings, fellows!
I followed the forum for some time and I was ready to jump in with a just bought TKS-B tankette from Mirage Hobby ($8.99). Just to see at least two more coming in, with different variations... Well, I've changed my mind and I am betting in with a RPM 1/35 Artillery tractor CP which... (guess what!) it is based on a TKS-B tankette chassis which I bought for $10.05

Good luck everyone participating
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 04:37 AM UTC
Ugh, the artwork;
kapoybana
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 06:49 AM UTC
I'm in with a bagged ( no box ) Italeri Kubelwagen for $0.99 from Ebay and a eduard P.e. set for $9.99 including shipping .
mvaiano
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 04:32 PM UTC
Hi guys!

May I use an Academy Priest or HB LWS?

Thank you !

Marco
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 05:53 PM UTC

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Hi guys!
May I use an Academy Priest or HB LWS?
Thank you !
Marco



You may use any kit, together with any pice of aftermarktet you like. As long as you got them for less than 25$ or 20€ or (if I´ve done the math right:) 65 Real.

Gabriel: I can already feel you suffering
mvaiano
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 05:56 PM UTC
Thanks Fabian!

I'll search the correct price and I'll enlist if I can.

Cheers!

Marco
Szmann
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:10 PM UTC
@Fabian. Oh, yes, I'm groaning! But I'll live another day... just to see finished that tractor!
rfbaer
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 09:33 PM UTC
Hmmm, I've got a whole stack of Tamiya Shermans, bought at a show last year for $10 ea..... and one of their M60 releases, picked up for $18. I gotta look at what's in the works, but I really like the idea of this campaign.
mvaiano
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:10 PM UTC
Hi Fabian!

As I saw Priests for less than R$ 65,00 (and, yes, your math is very good) I think I'll enlist.

Thank you!

Marco
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:15 PM UTC
@Gabriel: So now we'll have two different variations of TK tankettes. A TKS and a TKS tractor.
Szmann
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:29 PM UTC

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@Gabriel: So now we'll have two different variations of TK tankettes. A TKS and a TKS tractor.


That's correct, Michael. I'm thinking of painting mine panzergrau (captured vehicle), maybe attaching something to it... I'm still considering what... maybe field made fuel tanks... Any suggestion welcome.