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8x8 Mk. II Campaign
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 403 posts
Armorama: 305 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 08:25 PM UTC
Hi,

Waiting a nice huge Scud-B, Joseph.

I have three kits for three campaigns at the same time. A Russian BTR-60BP Upgraded is chosen here.




Cheers,
K.
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Wolverine2
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Wyoming, United States
Joined: April 07, 2006
KitMaker: 64 posts
Armorama: 62 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 08:47 PM UTC

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I think I'll call it done.




This is my second afv, I'm still working on thus kinds of heavy weathering.

Two questions:

1. Does anyone know the purpose of the red and yellow pattern over the driver?

2. Where does armorama keep the campaign galleries?



Your Boxer looks fantastic. How is the fit quality of the kit itself?
littlebear573
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: March 18, 2009
KitMaker: 138 posts
Armorama: 134 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 01:10 AM UTC
Well as promised some photos of the build so far I've started the third one but not taken any photos yet should have construction finished on all four by the end of next week ready for painting and the bases are constructed but that's as far as I've got.

I have modified all of the suspension to suit the base witch was quite easy or easier than I thought it would be just need to modify the last tow and I'm altering the running gear as the front and rear Stryker in the colum are mid corner and I'm still trying to work that out in my head

Some great builds going on

Pickle head the 234 is looking great as is the scud launcher, garath love the accurate armour kits but the instructions are awful

All the builds are looking great it's shaping up to be a good campaign

















27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
KitMaker: 1,132 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 03:16 AM UTC
Making a bit of progress.







pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: October 21, 2003
KitMaker: 526 posts
Armorama: 499 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 02:33 AM UTC
Hi Folks,
Finally I start building the model. I chose Sd. Kfz 232. I had to build a BTR-60 but I changed my mind. I remain, however, when World War II.

ltb073
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New York, United States
Joined: March 08, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 12:55 AM UTC
Small progress
 photo P1090775 - Copy.jpg
Stoker
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Nova Scotia, Canada
Joined: February 07, 2015
KitMaker: 50 posts
Armorama: 27 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 05:01 AM UTC
Hi Everybody

I'm calling my LAV done. It been a fun build for the most part, got to try some new things, some good, some not so good, but a learning experience.



I used kneadatite to make tarps over the storage bins to hide my booboos with the photo etch


Thanks for having me
Ron
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 679 posts
Armorama: 426 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 09:57 PM UTC
Here is my entry



panzerIV
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: January 02, 2007
KitMaker: 780 posts
Armorama: 675 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:31 AM UTC
ok so my pic disapeared from my last post because i accidentaly deleted it out of my kitmaker gallery so here goes again
chasis has a light base coat and wheels are assembled,
so ive got legends stowage set to add with two items stuck with blu tac and also et models photo etch

question what is the best and easiest way to prepare photo etch for painting?

Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 04:34 PM UTC
I like to give the entire fret a light sanding with some fine sandpaper to rough up the surface so paint adheres better. Have to be very careful; use a new, flat sheet of sandpaper larger than the fret to minimize the risk of snagging or bending any parts. Don't forget to give it a good cleaning also. If I plan to use polyester-acrylic primer on the completed model I will typically spray the entire fret with automotive primer since that is made specifically to adhere to bare metal.

panzerIV
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: January 02, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 04:58 PM UTC
Cheers for that mark
very helpful but another question what about the really small minute pieces like chains 1/72 scale.. cant really sand them they break or would you sugest just lightly wipe over with sandpaper in the direction of chain & not against it?
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 01:56 AM UTC
Exactly that. One technique that works well for me is to tape the sandpaper down on a hard, perfectly flat and smooth surface. Lay the fret on the sandpaper and then with VERY light pressure slide it around on the sandpaper. I have a small block of MDF with one face covered with 1/8" self-adhesive foam cushion--I just set the PE down, put the block on top and the foam creates enough friction that I can slide the fret around on the sandpaper without risk of accidentally pressing too hard in one spot and warping the fret. You can use your fingers instead of a block; just make sure to change the spot in which you are contacting the PE occasionally so you even out the abrasion. Either way, the main thing is to make sure there are no bumps, wrinkles or other irregularities in the sandpaper that might snag delicate pieces.

Another option of which I have heard, but have never tried, is to use etching primer and not even bother with sanding. Etching primer eats directly into the metal before it dries so that a very strong bond is formed.

ltb073
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New York, United States
Joined: March 08, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 02:47 AM UTC
Hi folks here is some progress shots

Top half of the hull is dry fit and it has been primied
tatbaqui
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ARMORAMA
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: May 06, 2007
KitMaker: 2,661 posts
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 07:53 PM UTC
Hello,

Got busy finishing another campaign build and just realized this one's less than a month to go.

Started work on the washes




Cheers,

Tat
andromeda673
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: July 30, 2013
KitMaker: 576 posts
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 07:55 AM UTC
hell yeah boys!!!!! some great builds so far, and some awesome subjects!!!!

ltb073
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New York, United States
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12:36 AM UTC
Hey Guys some great work here, I think I just need some small finishing touches on my build

and the Dragon Family of four 8x8's
tatbaqui
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ARMORAMA
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 07:41 PM UTC
Nice line-up you have there Sal!

I've put on the decals. The finish is still dark and shiny due to the gloss coat. I had some of the jerry cans in dunkelgelb -- but for some reason I just can't get the wash right, so I settled to getting all in the same color.





Aiming to finish this week.

Cheers,

Tat
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 09:52 PM UTC
Sal, that's a great job my friend !!!

Congrats !!

Funny, my Dragon's 234/3 & 4 we used the same decals

Those kits are amazing, Dragon did a terrific job, we did too

Keep up the good work !
ArtyG37B
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: August 13, 2009
KitMaker: 398 posts
Armorama: 395 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:31 AM UTC
Hi everyone,
all these 8x8's are looking amazing. Unfortunately I'm going to have call no joy on my build. the digi-cam is taking much longer to mask and paint then I anticipated.
pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: October 21, 2003
KitMaker: 526 posts
Armorama: 499 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:01 AM UTC
Hi everyone,
Sal and Tat your 8x8 vehicles looks wonderful. I hope that soon to I finish my vehicle.
littlebear573
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: March 18, 2009
KitMaker: 138 posts
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:54 PM UTC
hi guys ive made lots of progress but I'm having problems getting my pics prom my I pad to my laptop and being able to upload them due to the size of the pics the format is fine but I'm of next week so will sort it for then and hopefully finish my builds

Chris fish and sal builds are looking good
nice family sal just noticed that pic
tatbaqui nice job
Ron the LAV is looking great

not long left now

littlebear573
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 01:57 AM UTC
well ive managed to do four pics just to see if I got it right and I did



ah ive done one as I think ive forgotten how to do it lol
ltb073
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 03:18 PM UTC

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Sal, that's a great job my friend !!!

Congrats !!

Funny, my Dragon's 234/3 & 4 we used the same decals

Those kits are amazing, Dragon did a terrific job, we did too

Keep up the good work !


Thanks John What's that that they say great minds think alike
Giovanni1508
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Napoli, Italy
Joined: April 17, 2014
KitMaker: 652 posts
Armorama: 600 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 09:31 PM UTC
Dear John and All,

Very late but I decided to join your fantastic campaign. I've recovered from my stash a dusty vintage Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA.
It is an Italeri / Testor kit dated 1980 (!).



The box is completely destroyed, but the kit is 100% not started.

Within tomorrow I'll upload the starting pictures, according to the Campaign regulation.

keep in touch.
Cheers