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Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 02:40 PM UTC
Assembly basically done on my MARKET GARDEN Universal Carrier Mark III. Just need to finish some odds and ends on the stowage and it's ready for priming:





Quite a few rather serious fit issues with this kit, which I find atypical of Tamiya kits, but I guess it's going to happen with kits that have been on the shelf for 20 years! The tracks were pretty badly warped and way too short. But I was pleasantly surprised to find out they were not vinyl as I had been expecting, but something closer to DS. Was not aware Tamiya used that, but it was quite helpful overcoming the warping and length because I could stretch them into shape and secure them quite nicely with model glue.

The conversion from Mk II to Mk III was fairly straight-forward thanks to a great article I found on line:

http://arnhemjim.blogspot.jp/2012/10/the-universal-carriers-of-british.html

Some more photos would have been nice, but the description of the mods was great--fortunately, mostly removing things and not a lot of fabrication of new parts.

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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 03:09 PM UTC
Nice trick, Turner. Looking forward to see more
TankManNick
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 05:19 AM UTC
OK time to post an update on the Ariete C1 Up-armored.

Unfortunately I hit a problem right away! The wheels are loose. I do NOT want a tank with wobbly wheels, so I did two things. I added putty to the shafts and put a plastic card disc in between the wheels halves. Then I drilled new holes. Hopefully the picture will make it more clear.



The problem comes because there is not solid plastic inside the wheels, so the axle shafts do not have a firm attachment. Hopefully my fixes will cure the problem.
Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 08:56 PM UTC
Sorry, haven't noticed that... I guess I'm out then... Have fun everybody!

Cheers,
Cristian
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 05:46 PM UTC
Christian, please read the guidelines carefully.
This campaigin is limited from 1:48 to 1:16. Not quite that kind of callenge in 1:72.
Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 05:32 PM UTC
Nice choices and excellent builds everyone!

We tend to forget that kits don't have to cost a fortune to look good and keep us entertained. Congrats for the campaign idea!

Here is my entry: Revell's Fennek in 1:72. Picked this one up for 4.50 Euro on scalemates.com.



Cheers,
Cristian
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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 11:43 PM UTC
Started work on the Jackal, using the pe. Some update photos.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 01:11 AM UTC
This is what I will be building for the campaign.






I have not built figures before so new challenges. Should be fun.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 01:30 AM UTC
Gabriel,
I thought about that--there are photos from MARKET GARDEN of that very thing--but I don't think the tracks are flexible to get a realistic effect.

This has certainly confirmed me in my disdain for rubberband tracks.

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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 07:06 AM UTC
Thanks for tips. You can depict it damaged by enemy fire, maybe.

Cheers.
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 05:24 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi, guys. Mark, I'll be following you closely, because that kit I want to build for some time; just didn't manage to motivate myself.

Cheers,
Gabriel.



It's got a few issues typical of Tamiya of the time, but overall going together fairly smoothly. Most notably the tracks are going to be a problem. When trying to straighten them out one of them has already broken. Not sure how I will deal with that since I can't glue them down and cover them in mud (not appropriate for MARKET GARDEN), and a set of replacement tracks will probably push me over the $25 spend limit.

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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 09:56 AM UTC
Hi, guys. Mark, I'll be following you closely, because that kit I want to build for some time; just didn't manage to motivate myself.

Cheers,
Gabriel.
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 04:27 AM UTC
Here's the sprue shot of the opened, un-started kit:


Although the kit is a Mk II, I think I've decided to have a go at making this a Mk III as used in Op MARKET GARDEN. Seems like it should be a relatively easy conversion as it involves mainly leaving things off. We'll see.

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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 02:32 AM UTC
A little more progress on my Sci-Fi tank. Markings in PE are on and I made two extra turrets. Technically the extra turrets are not part of the campaign to stay under the money limit, but thought I would share anyway

More to follow








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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10:54 AM UTC
Nice build, Alex. Like the not overdone chipping and weathering.
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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10:30 AM UTC
It's been a bit since my last update. If memory serves, I had finished most of the assembly and the bits were ready for paint.

So off to paint. I went with an overall sand scheme of the Iraqi forces.


Almost completed assembly. I left off the trim vane because two of the four support arms were broken. I decided to leave the provided shovel off the rear plate because it looked really bad.




I started dry-brushing and weathering. I used Tamiya Field Gray to show wear. For the wheels, I used German Gray to picky out tread detail. The tires don't show well here. The oddball green missile pod didn't come out as I had hoped. I might eventually paint that sand.








Added decals. Placed the launcher on top. By the way, the missile pods fit badly on the launcher. The pedestal assembly is too thick and needed trimming down for the pods to fit on their mounting pegs.






You can see the tire detail a bit better in these shots.






And posed in an old planter. I'll probably use this one for the gallery.


I'm calling this one as done. It's an old kit...far from perfect. But it was a fun build. I'd probably look for Trumpy to put out a SA-9. The Dragon/CH launcher was really easy to assemble....I imagine Trumpy's would be a mass of PE. The Dragon/CH launcher has no firing station. It seems cheap and put together just to get by...barely. If it did, the CH kit could be a nice (and cheap)donor to convert a Trumpy BRDM. I'd wait for Trumpy to expand their BRDM line of vehicles. Save a few dollars and some frustration.
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 07:50 AM UTC
My $12.00 kit just arrived:



Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 08:29 AM UTC
I am in with a $12.00 Tamiya 1/35 PanzerKampfwagen II Ausf. F/G as soon as it arrives I will post a photo of the kit.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 03:11 PM UTC
I'm in with this one I picked up at the local secondhand store for 1300yen--about $11 at current exchange rate.



Still in the plastic so no sprue shots yet.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 02:16 PM UTC
Nice looking addition, Fabian.

Looking forward to see more.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 06:43 AM UTC
Way to go Gary! I don't think there was too much Buff. It looks like it came off a dusty road. I want to try your aquarium plants method for a dinosaur diorama one of these days.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 06:39 PM UTC

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I may add some stowage from the stash if that is allowed?


Of course, as long as you´re not using "a kit". Meaning spares would be ok.

I had the time to add the wooden planks, still have to paint them, though.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015 - 02:13 AM UTC
Wow! Fantastic job - both on the LVT and the diorama base. You should really submit this for a feature. It is outstanding!

Thanks for sharing
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015 - 01:25 AM UTC
I have finished by 20 bucks to win campaign.

It turned out OKish, went a bit overboard on the BUFF colour on the LVT which spoilt it a bit







comments welcomed
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 03:42 PM UTC
I know it is not a requirement for this campaign, but for the sake of good is here a dated picture with the tank before second round of green stuff and sanding.

I will add some spare parts from the spares box to give the details a little more depth and details.

More to follow soon.