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The Workhorses Campaign !
BMCTomcat
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 01:08 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Daniel and Tom: Nice modifications!


Thanks Mike ...
Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 10:59 PM UTC
Dan,
Great work with all the mods on your Opel.

Tat, looking good so far!

dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 08:09 PM UTC
Well, here I show the the Opel finished,











tatbaqui
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ARMORAMA
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 07:15 AM UTC
Hello,

My progress to date:







Except for the door markings, I wasn't planning to use the kit-supplied decals as one would need to put up the plate number digits individually!

Looking through the spares box I found some that seem suitable so I slapped them on a piece of styrene before mounting them.

Still need to work on weathering the canvas top, windscreen, and some other bits and pieces. I'm also painting some fuel drums / jerry cans to throw in.

This is my second attempt at weathering with oils -- and I must say I'm getting to like it.

Less than a week to go!

Cheers,

Tat
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:01 AM UTC
Continuing with the opel,





dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:15 AM UTC
Here I began painting the differents parts,











dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:09 AM UTC
Thanks Kanguroo
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:40 PM UTC
Some good modifications, Daniel.

K.
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 04:19 AM UTC
More photos of the Opel advances,









eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 01:44 PM UTC
MAZ-537G progress update



justsendit
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 24, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:23 AM UTC
Daniel and Tom: Nice modifications!
BMCTomcat
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:02 AM UTC
great works everyone ...
I almost forgot that I have signed up in this campaign ...
looks boring ... straight style wheels ... so I have decided to do little change ...


let's make it turn baby ...


that's it ... I think I don't need more detailing or scratch ... so next ... painting ...
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:42 PM UTC
Thanks Mark!!!
Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 04:16 PM UTC
Nice work on the motor, Daniel!

dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 04:02 PM UTC
Herwe IŽll go with the engine,



















dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 01:18 AM UTC
Well, here IŽm continuing adding some details to the interior of the Opel,



tatbaqui
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Friday, March 04, 2016 - 04:38 AM UTC

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I feel your pain, Tat! I did an ancient Tamiya Bren Carrier not too long ago and dealing with the tracks was a nightmare. As a general rule, I will almost always replace rubber-band tracks with AM tracks, although in this case, finding a replacement set was prohibitively expensive with the kit being so old.

I have tried Dragon Styrene tracks once and was pleasantly surprised. Easy to paint/assemble, but without the headaches of vinyl.




Thanks Mark! Most of the builds I've seen / read for this RSO had AM tracks -- I believe the MK ones are the most used. I had this knowledge beforehand, but as I'm on the cheap side and having previous rubber band builds under my belt, I still carried on and got the shock for this one!

So far I've tried DS once -- a 1/72 Churchill and the experience was very good to me, Tamiya Thin worked on it! Hmmm, now you remind me of a possible candidate for the unfinished business campaign....

Cheers,

Tat
Wolverine2
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Wyoming, United States
Joined: April 07, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 08:15 PM UTC
What a great campaign, fantastic work everyone.
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
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KitMaker: 403 posts
Armorama: 305 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 07:56 PM UTC
Hi,
Three kits for three campaigns started at same time.
Here, a small 1/72th M-977 from Academy is picked. No time to model a bigger one.




Sincerely,
K.
Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 05:41 PM UTC
I feel your pain, Tat! I did an ancient Tamiya Bren Carrier not too long ago and dealing with the tracks was a nightmare. As a general rule, I will almost always replace rubber-band tracks with AM tracks, although in this case, finding a replacement set was prohibitively expensive with the kit being so old.

I have tried Dragon Styrene tracks once and was pleasantly surprised. Easy to paint/assemble, but without the headaches of vinyl.

tatbaqui
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 06:02 AM UTC
Thanks Mike, Pawel!

I've built kits with rubber band tracks before but the ones Italeri had in this kit tops the horrible list! The runs are too long, brittle, and not even CA can hold them down. Blobs of Gator Glue coupled with a 2 pound dumbbell seemed to have worked wonders -- only to have the tracks break at points along the idler / drive wheels after a couple of days!

I have the Italeri RSO with Pak in the stash so its tracks went into this one. It has held ok in the last several days so I decided to go on with the paintwork. Hopefully it doesn't act up or else my campaign entry is dead in its tracks.

Cheers,

Tat
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 03:45 AM UTC
I cannot of course speak for the campaign leader, but it sounds like a really cool addition to the campaign to me.

(And I saw what you did there )

steve-o
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Ohio, United States
Joined: February 05, 2004
KitMaker: 542 posts
Armorama: 294 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 02:09 AM UTC
Hi!

Maybe this is a dumb question. Do actual horses count for this campaign? I have Russian team of horses, working (see what I did there?) to pull an artillery piece.

If it doesn't count, no biggie, just thought I'd ask.

Cheers,

Steve
pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: October 21, 2003
KitMaker: 526 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 08:42 PM UTC
Hi guys,
Your build look great, nice detailing.
Tat, when I look on RSO, I want to build this model too.
justsendit
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 24, 2014
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 07:54 PM UTC
@ Daniel, Nice extra detailing!

@ Tat, The RSO is taking shape nicely!

—mike