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SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 12:01 PM UTC
Looks great, Sean. It is taking shape really nicely.

Looking forward to see more
Epi
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 09:15 AM UTC
All closed up!



SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 01:55 PM UTC
Leave everything as open as you can, Pete. It would be a pity to cover up all those awesome details.
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Kildare, Ireland
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 07:20 PM UTC
Had lost my work area for a few weeks due to to renovations....bain action tonight! Will get to make some progress on my RG-31.
Youngun
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 07:44 PM UTC
Still waiting on the Panda Jerrv, seems to continuously be pushed back... we might have to extend the campaign to take into account the delay in the release lol..
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 04:26 PM UTC
Slow but steady progress

SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 07:30 PM UTC
Beginning to take shape, Sean.

Looking good.
mvaiano
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 10:01 PM UTC
Wow Sean, it looks fantastic. I really like the RGs.

Cheers!

Marco
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Kildare, Ireland
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 01:25 PM UTC
Thanks Gents!
On the home streatch now.
Quite pleased with the subtle weathering....not my normal OTT effort. Unfortunatly I did make one major error in spraying satin clear without sealing the rear doorway so the back window is a bit fogged on the inside. I'll have to make new glass for the two rear-most windows. The PG grills are going on over the lights very nicely but will need to tip-up the paint work on them.





Just the tools, mirrors and some jerry-cans to be added and we're done. That should take 1 or 2 evenings but knowing me I'll still be "fixing" bits next weekend.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 11:20 AM UTC
Nearly done. Mirrors, hatches and back door to be fitted and a little bit more weathering left
Epi
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 11:48 AM UTC
Very nice Sean!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 02:10 PM UTC
Looking good, Sean! Almost there.
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Distrito Federal, Brazil
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 04:40 PM UTC
Great Sean! Do you weathering it?
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 04:48 PM UTC
Thanks Gentlemen.

Yes Andre, I am weathering it, but not very heavily. Wheels, underside and a bit along the sides done. The front bumper, grill and bonnet/hood are too clean though....will do a little bit more on them tonight.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 05:29 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks Gentlemen.

Yes Andre, I am weathering it, but not very heavily. Wheels, underside and a bit along the sides done. The front bumper, grill and bonnet/hood are too clean though....will do a little bit more on them tonight.



Great!!! I'm trying to return to my RG-31.
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 01:38 AM UTC
Looking forward to seeing yours Andre....

Calling this done!

Very nice kit with just two down sides:
1) the interior is quite spartan. However a well stocked stores/spares box will fix that.
2) fixing the two hull halves together is....difficult. I'm sure i didn'tget ut as tight as it should be which left a gap at the hood/bonnet but a bit of filler sorted that out OK.

I would still recommend this kit to anyone.





Thanks for watching and commenting. I'll get some better photos into the gallery in next few days.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 11:25 AM UTC
Looks good, Sean. Very nice build with cool details.

Thanks for participating
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 04:27 PM UTC
Thanks Jesper thanks for a campaign in my favorite genre!
This was a nice easy build after my uber detailed AFV Club Stryket 1132 with surface mine plow and chains and before I start the Bronco Buffalo with slat tonight....
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 05:10 PM UTC
I've finished my entry for this campaign but as I just started thought I'd share it here.... This is the 1/35 Buffalo by Bronco with Slat or Bar armour, the 2nd of 3 versions of this vehicle they have done.



From WikipediaThe Buffalo vehicle was designed based on the successful South African Casspir mine-protected vehicle.[2] While the Casspir is a four wheeled vehicle, the Buffalo has six wheels. Buffalo is also fitted with a large articulated arm, used for ordnance disposal. Both vehicles incorporate a "V" shaped monohull chassis that directs the force of the blast away from the occupants.[3]
Buffalo is also now equipped with BAE Systems' LROD cage armor for additional protection against RPG-7 anti-tank rounds.[4] Glass armor is sufficient at 6 inches thickness. Run-flat tires are present in all tires. The Buffalo combines ballistic and blast protection with infrared technology to detect the presence of dangerous ordnance and a robotic arm to disable the explosive ordnance. Personnel operate the Buffalo’s 30-foot robotic arm and claw from within the armoured hull via a mounted camera and sensory equipment, to safely dispose of mines and IEDs.



Inside the box are 13 tan sprues, 4 clear sprues, a large PE fret, 8 wheels, 2 halves of the hull and decals and twine for cables etc.



It's also a very big vehicle. A lot longer than the RG-31 and that's not counting the arm!


Started on the suspension. This will be a very slow build as there are a lot of tiny parts and while fit is good I think they have over-complicated the construction. The parts are all nicely molded with no flash and minimal seam lines but there are hundreds of parts....even just cleaning off the sprue joins is going to be a slow, delicate and laborious process.
Epi
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 06:09 PM UTC
Hey Sean, I'm working on almost the same thing right now too. I got the Buffalo with Space Armor for my birthday last week. I'll post some pics later also.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 11:31 AM UTC
Looks good, Sean. You are really cranking out some great builds.
Kaigun
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 06:47 PM UTC
Hi all,

this is my entry for this campaign, my first here on Armorama at all.

http://www.shephardmedia.com/media/images/article/bushy.jpg

The kit is from Showcase Models Australia, most of you know 'em already.



The build will be OOB but with the addition of Blast Models CROWS RWS and DUKE antennas.

Let the fun beginn.



Thank you for watchig...
Epi
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 - 02:54 AM UTC
Here is where I am on my Panda Cougar 4x4. I still have a lot to do on it but work on it might slow down a bit since Sean and I are working on our Buffalo's at the same time.









Youngun
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 02:02 AM UTC
Looks good Pete.

The 1/35 Panda Jerrv has finally been released and I have put my order I so hopefully by the end of the month I can get started.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 11:13 AM UTC
Looking good, Pete.

Looking forward to see more.