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PRH001
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 05:26 PM UTC
All.
I'm away from my work bench for a week, so what I sent to Colin is not a "how to" or even close. If you like, when I get back I can put something together if you would like. I am far from being the expert on soldering PE, but I will be happy to take pictures of what I do and explain as best I can.

Colin. I apologize if you were looking for the complete package of a how to. I will put one together and send it to you as soon as I have access to my tools.

I did tell Colin that Adam Wilder does a great DVD on soldering PE if you want to invest in it.

Let me know if you want me to put something together, I don't mind, but I can't even start for another week.

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 05:43 PM UTC
Ok everyone.. Enlist HERE !!!
Armored76
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:13 PM UTC
Yaayyyy!!! Thank you, John!

Everybody, let the party start! You can enlist on the page linked to by John above.

Paul: I really don't want to impose on your free time as I'm sure it's costly. I will try and see if I can find that Wilder DVD and how far that gets me. Thanks a lot for the hint!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 05:06 AM UTC
Hey Paul, no worries, was just looking for some tips, but I certainly won't say no to a SBS for soldering PE (if you have the time and inclination) and I will see if I can get a hold of that CD you mentioned!

Cheers,
Colin
PRH001
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 03:04 AM UTC
For those who requested the info on soldering, I'll have to see what I can put together. Won't be professional, but it might save you some hassles if you are just getting in to soldering. Does this need to include recommendations for equipment/ supplies or are you more interested in the process itself?

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 08:13 AM UTC
Personally, I am more interested in the process itself, but a few recommendations on materials/tools wouldn't hurt!
Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 09:57 AM UTC
Thanks, Paul! Same here, more interested in the process itself.

Maybe you can even make it an Armorama Feature if you're going to put effort into this.

PS: I'll be out of town till next Wednesday so my replies will get slower.
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 05:00 AM UTC
Cristian,

Glad to hear that the campaign has been approved.

Fiddled a bit on a possible campaign ribbon that may be considered:





It's inspired by the movie 300, where a small group of Spartans battled against a horde of Persians. I'd liken that this campaign is something similar -- a challenge in overcoming the fear (maybe) of building kits with high part counts!

Feel free to use if this works.

Looking forward to the official start.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 06:09 AM UTC
I'm really tempted.I have Meng's T-90 in my stash.Im not sure if I want to dive in,but I may give it a shot as I have some time to decide.
PRH001
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 10:08 AM UTC

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I'm really tempted.I have Meng's T-90 in my stash.Im not sure if I want to dive in,but I may give it a shot as I have some time to decide.



Everyone needs a little insanity in their lives... Think of it as building two Tamiya kits!
Armored76
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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 11:30 AM UTC
@Tat: The banners look absolutely great just like the story behind! I think, I like the second one the most so I'd say we use that one. Thanks for taking the time to do these!

@Anthony: There won't be a better time to get that one done. It certainly would make for a great build!
PRH001
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 08:45 AM UTC
For those who were asking for the in progress pics of the FT-17 I was working on, I have posted the finished build pics of the build in the same location.

http://s304.photobucket.com/user/tawanda023/library/Mobile%20Uploads/Meng%20FT-17%20Riveted%20Turret
PRH001
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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 07:45 AM UTC
The initial photo for the Bronco Bishop I'm building. No limber with the kit, but it's still over 900 parts. May add the limber later if all goes well


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Armored76
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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 11:40 AM UTC
The FT-17 turned out superb, Paul!

Glad to see you "broke the ice" with the Bishop. I'm sure this will be a fun build. Looking forward to see more pictures of it!
PRH001
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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 05:10 PM UTC
Thanks very much for the kind words. It was a fun project, but I'm ready to move on.

Took the first pics for the soldering piece last night. As I said, it won't be professional, but maybe it will help someone.

Cheers
Paul
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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 10:54 PM UTC
Anyone any progress? I was not able to do much this weekend...
PRH001
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 12:14 AM UTC
Made a little progress yesterday. Spent most of my time on soldering and picture taking. Hope to get a little more done today.

Paul

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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 11:47 AM UTC
Looks nicely detailed, Paul! I still have to build my first Bronco kit but I've heard mainly good things about their quality.

Looking forward to reading the soldering article!

Cheers,
Cristian
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 05:09 PM UTC
Made a little more progress on the Bishop this weekend. Still moving slowly due to the soldering project. I'm enjoying both so that's a win.




I normally don't post this many pics, so please let me know if it's too much. Especially since this isn't a build log.
Paul
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 05:55 PM UTC
This is far from being too much... if you can even talk about "too much" in case of a campaign. Please do post as many images as you consider fit!
Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 11:07 PM UTC
Nice work but it starts on 2015-12-01 ...

START DATE: December 1st, 2015
ENDS: October 1st, 2016
zedhol
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Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 11:58 PM UTC
I just enlisted. I am going to enter my Trumpeter 2S7 Pion that I just started. Only done a few parts. Not sure of the full parts count, but I am sure that is it well over 500. I am also including the RB barrel, though I think this reduces the parts count by a couple.
PRH001
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Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015 - 12:47 AM UTC

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Anyone any progress? I was not able to do much this weekend...



Is this going counter to the campaign rules? Based on these and previous comments I understood we were okay to begin... The Campaign Administrator indicated the work I posted was outside the campaign window. I can certain set this aside until December and get to work on something else...

Paul
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Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015 - 12:56 AM UTC

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Nice work but it starts on 2015-12-01 ...

START DATE: December 1st, 2015
ENDS: October 1st, 2016



John, I hope it is not against the rules but I stated from the beginning that I'm fine with people starting their work prior to the official start date provided the overall progress is not over 50%. Although, this limitation doesn't make much sense on a second thought since we already set the rule of starting with no more than 50%.

All in all, I'm fine with Paul having started this before the official date... as I did the same myself

@Graham: Welcome to the party! I wasn't able to find any figures on the part count either but it certainly looks like it would fit the bill.
Armored76
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Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015 - 01:00 AM UTC
I made some progress today...

The PE parts are kind of fiddly. This subassembly (not sure what it is) is put together of 9 separate parts:


Here is the back with the added parts:


Next step weathering the newly added parts...