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Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:18 PM UTC
Approved.
START DATE: August 1st, 2015
ENDS: March 1st, 2016

Campaign Page to enlist and check rules: HERE
ltb073
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:53 PM UTC
Dont have anything in the stash for this one but I would like to join
Maybe I can make a trade for something guys check my items for sale if someone has a KV they would like to unload
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=225490
TankSGT
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 09:09 AM UTC
I have a Tamiya and Dragon IS2 in the stash. I will probably go with one of those.

Tom
Cantstopbuyingkits
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European Union
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 05:34 PM UTC
I haven't got anything for this campaign in the stash right now, but I'll soon be picking up HBs T-35 or Trumpey's KV-5 if the latter get released in time.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 06:12 PM UTC
I would like to join, but like Sal I dont have a kit so off to the internet to pick a kit up.

Bob
Northern_Lad
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 05:57 PM UTC
Hope it's alright if I join this campaign. I have a Zvezda JS2, a set of Friul tracks and some AM grilles that have been malingering in the stash for long enough.

Cheers

Matthew
Wulfen
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 05:23 AM UTC
I'm interested in building the new Bronco KV-85 so count me in.
TimeRecon
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 11:10 PM UTC
Count me in with a IS-7.
denstore
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Skåne, Sweden
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 04:36 PM UTC
I would like to join with either Mengs T-10 or Trumpeters T-90, depending on which will arrived first.
Hope this will work. Haven't finished a kit in 10+ years. Feel a bit rusty.
Giovanni1508
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Napoli, Italy
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 05:53 PM UTC

Dear All,

Nice to see that the campaign has been approved.

I'll join asap.

No idea what to build, but it will be KV-something...

Cheers

Giovanni
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 05:51 PM UTC
It's on !

Remember to have some fun around here too !!!

KiTMaker Gallery for your finished builds: HERE !!
Cantstopbuyingkits
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European Union
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 12:05 AM UTC
Good, I'll be hoping to post some pictures of my progress in a bit.
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 01:44 AM UTC
I'm also in with an IS2, but by Zvezda. It has been idling in the stash for more than a year. I think I have a set of Friul tracks to go with it too and some AM engine grilles. I'm looking forward to starting this sometime soon, before the end of the month...

Duh, just realised I posted this message of sorts a few posts back... Oops.

Cheers

Matthew
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 10:45 AM UTC
Glad to see this campaign take off... I mean... roll off!

Would you allow what-if builds, as well? Anything based on a real Soviet/Russian heavy?

Cheers,
Cristian
Darson
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 10:06 AM UTC
Hi guys, I just enlisted in this Campaign and for my build I'll be doing what was the final hurrah for the Soviet Heavy Tank, the T-10M. I'm doing the Meng kit which I have on order from Hong Kong, so it should be here in about a week or so.


Wulfen
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 07:59 AM UTC
Well I thought I was going to do the Bronco KV-85 but I've read that it has some problems going together and that the cupola is wrong and so the whole top of the turret is wrong..

Still want to do a KV-85 but am deciding whether to go ahead with the Bronco kit or get a Trumpeter kit and fix the turret or replace the turret with a Ark/Eastern Express turret..

or get the bronco kit and fix the turret or replace with Eastern Express/Ark if possible.

What to do what to do..
David1988
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 03:52 PM UTC
Good morning everyone from sunny SE England!

I have enlisted intending to build the Trumpeter KV-1 Mod. 1941 heavy tank (00356). It is to be built to a newbie standard and brush painted in a winter camo scheme.

I am not an expert but have been using the huge 4bogreen site for some info and tweaks. I have a habit of starting with the turret and so did this last night.

Without further ado, the start photo and two of the turret on Photobucket:




I wonder if the start photo needs to go in the campaign gallery? First time in a campaign. Hope to see lots of other peoples' builds soon!

David :-)
Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 04:02 PM UTC
An excellent start, David!

I built this kit myself about two years ago and I must say it's a great one. Easy to build, great fit and the paint is also easy to tackle.

I have a couple images of the finished kit up on my blog as well as a build log in case you're interested.

Good luck!
Cristian

PS: I wonder if my question regarding the what-if build has been noticed at all...
Wulfen
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 07:16 PM UTC
Hey David great to see someone getting started on their model. Turret is looking good.

You only need to post photos of the completed tank in the gallery.
TankSGT
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2015 - 12:40 PM UTC
My entry will be an IS 2, using the Tamiya kit. I started some hull assembly today, so far the fit looks excellent. I lost the box when my basement flooded from Hurricane Irene a few years back.



Cheers, Tom
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 08:53 PM UTC
Hey,

This is my start up photo. It's the Zvezda JS II. I will try to enhance it with Friulmodel tracks, Aber engine grilles and an RB model gun. The duska heavy mg looks pretty basic so I might replace it with one from the Tamiya T55 kit.

Tom, it will be interesting to see how the Tamiya and Zvezda kits compare...

Cheers

Matthew

Darson
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 11:31 AM UTC
Excellent, it looks like we've got some build action happening. David, Thomas & Matthew I'll be looking forwards to seeing your builds come together.

My Meng T-10M has finally arrived so I'll put up in box pics tonight when I get home from work.
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 02:20 AM UTC
Hey,

Bit of progress to report on the Zvezda JS2...

added a bit more texture to the turret and hull with mr surfacer



redid the weld around the turret with green stuff



tarps or bedrolls scratched from serviettes, thread and pva glue



installed the Aber grilles, and found some beat up fuel drums from a Dragon SU 85 kit in the spares box



I scratched the handles for them from fancy wine foil



also sourced the retaining lugs/fingers (what are they called) that attach near the tow hooks, also from the same Dragon kit



added a bit of detail to the inside loader's hatch (they are supposed to represent a handle and and two locking clips)



the RB turned barrel turned out nice



this is where I’m at now



Tomorrow, the wheels, and drilling out 160 Friulmodel links!

cheers

Matthew







Northern_Lad
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 12:28 PM UTC
PS

And I replaced the DT gun barrel, which was a blob of plastic, with one by Lion Marc models



Not sure if the rear machine gun housing should really have the volcano like seems running down it or not...

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 07:29 PM UTC
Matt, that is some great work on that Zvezda IS-II. I like Zvezda kits because they're a bit basic and that allows the builder to play with various techniques to make it come to life. It looks like a real fun build.


I'll be posting pictures soon of my intended build the very rough Eastern Express KV-2.