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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 08:27 AM UTC
It's on !!!!

Gallery : HERE !!!

metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
Joined: February 06, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2016 - 03:01 PM UTC
Ok folks, I trust we all had a great New Year's weekend.... Now let's get building!
Thirian24
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: September 30, 2015
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 07:18 AM UTC
Can I join this with a AAVP-7A1?
dhines
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Nova Scotia, Canada
Joined: November 17, 2015
KitMaker: 275 posts
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 07:40 AM UTC
Hi can I sign up with a LVT Buffalo? If so, how do I go about signing up? Thanks....Dale
AmTrac1833
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Florida, United States
Joined: February 20, 2014
KitMaker: 336 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 08:25 AM UTC
I'm onboard for this campaign. Not sure what I will build but with a Company (Rein) of LVTs and AAVs in the stash I have plenty to choose from.
PeteDoc
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 10, 2012
KitMaker: 157 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 11:33 PM UTC
Can I come in with this?

This will be the first time I've used more PE than a simple aircraft seatbelt, so I'll be needing lots of help and advice.
metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 05:03 PM UTC
dont worry, we are here to help
PeteDoc
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 05:56 PM UTC
Many thanks, and Shalom.

I've made a start - filled the drainage holes in the sides, and prepped the main hull parts for assembly. Can anyone who has previously built this kit tell me if I'm safe in the assumption that I can pretty much assemble the hull and transmission before I start with the fiddly and (for me anyway!) easily damaged PE parts on the upper surfaces? With regard to the cab, what's the best way to go about this regarding painting - do all the PE bits that will be in the base colour, and add the other parts - wheel, dash etc afterwards if possible?
I think I'll go for the Iwo Jima scheme - inspired by the wonderful diorama created by Joaquin G Gazquez. Having some trouble deciding what the modelmaster colour references relate to in my stash of Humbrol & Vallejo. Have seen Humbrol green 30 mentioned as a possible USMC match? I may just end up eyeballing it and selecting whatever seems pleasing to me!
All pointers gratefully received, thanks in advance!

ps - it's the Eduard set 35519
ltb073
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New York, United States
Joined: March 08, 2010
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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 07:06 PM UTC
Ok guys Im in here got a Hobbyboss Panzerkampwagen IV Ausf.D / Tauch for this campaign
PeteDoc
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 03:10 PM UTC
Some progress -
had a wee accident with a bottle of Tamiya cement on the stern, port side. Luckily it hasn't done too much damage and should be easily rectified. Also had a couple of drops of solvent on the engine hatch - one xylene, the other acetone - was experimenting with thinning Mr Surfacer which I have just acquired for the first time. You would have thought after the first accident I would have learned to get the the good parts out of the way first!
metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 02:36 PM UTC
Very nice clean build. Keep it up!
metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 02:45 PM UTC
For my build, I had intended building an AAV. albeit being somewhat an obvious choice, I had wanted to build it for a long time, until...

Couple of months ago an IDF amphibious unit was declassified. The unit was comprised of pt76 and btr50, and was supposed to be an amphibious bridge head in any collision with Egyptian forces that required the crossing of the suez channel.

The existence of such unit was probably known already (as the vehicles are on display at Latron), but the name was revealed - Dov Lavan, or "white bear". So as an homage to the official declassification, I'm going to build 2 models, a PT76 and BTR50, and hopefully put them in a small diorama.

Everything is still in the mail, so I don't have any pictures yet. The base kits will be trumpeter's, and am will be decided when they arrive. I will also need some diorama water supplies
PeteDoc
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 01:42 PM UTC
Hull assembled, top just sitting there for the meantime. Eduard didn't call out for the kit side meshes to be removed, but I did it anyway, and installed tiny lugs to support the PE mesh. Don't worry, this isn't some kinda freaky camo scheme- just shot some primer onto the filled drainage holes to see where I needed to sand!
Also made the steering posed as if turning, and added a ring of copper wire to the transmission boot as there was a bit of a gap there.
Getting ready for the real fiddly bits now!
metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Friday, February 05, 2016 - 05:49 PM UTC

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Hi can I sign up with a LVT Buffalo? If so, how do I go about signing up? Thanks....Dale



Yes! This is our campaign page: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=841



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Can I join this with a AAVP-7A1?


Yep!
bm4247
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: December 29, 2014
KitMaker: 88 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 11:19 PM UTC
This is what I will be building.




Happy modelling and here's to a good campaign.
metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 12:49 AM UTC
That looks really nice. I finally got a new camera, so will post some progress a bit later. Both models arrived well and sound, and because I got a nice deal on them, I'll be able to splash in the AM pool though the selection for these two models is poor. There's a track set I will get from masterclub and try looking for a place that has th pt76 PE in stock.

Also, started to wark on a campaign participance pin
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ARMORAMA
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: May 06, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 05:46 AM UTC

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Also, started to wark on a campaign participance pin



I recall there was a suggestion on that for consideration: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=215597&page=3


metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 09:47 PM UTC
ok, i will participate in the campaign with these two:



which are very nice, but when you open the box, there isn't really much inside



its the same in the other kit, there are like 2 sprues!
BMCTomcat
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: September 13, 2014
KitMaker: 73 posts
Armorama: 56 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 01:34 AM UTC
sign up ...


AmTrac1833
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Florida, United States
Joined: February 20, 2014
KitMaker: 336 posts
Armorama: 274 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 09:47 AM UTC
My Trakz LVT2 resin conversion arrived this week so I pulled the Italeri LVT4 from the stash to begin the back dating. This will be an early unarmored cab version of the LVT4. The specific vehicle I am modeling is a vehicle from 3D Landing Vehicle Tractor Battalion that landed on Iwo Jima in Feb 45. To show off the work on the cab and the interior I will not be adding the cabs add-on armor plating. I am also including a Verlinden resin interior. The basic OOB hull went together quickly; this hull was warped less than the previous kits I assembled. I am still finagling proper fit of the forward glacis, causing more headache than I anticipated. I also sawed away the armor plates from the sponsons as they are too thick and the vehicle I am modeling does not appear to have them. The second picture is the LVT4 positioned along my P7 hybrid build, the 1940s LVT looks like a monster alongside the 1970s LVT.


ltb073
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New York, United States
Joined: March 08, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12:43 AM UTC
This will be my build for this campaign
Box says Hobby Boss but its a Tri Star kit
I got a small start on it this morning
YellowHammer
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Alabama, United States
Joined: March 28, 2006
KitMaker: 482 posts
Armorama: 162 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 10:39 PM UTC
Hi guys,
Finally getting a chance to start the campaign. Here's the moldy oldie I'll be doing. The Monogram M29c Weasel. This is the 1972 boxing with the Shep Payne Diorama Hints included. The decals are sealed in the bag with the parts so maybe they will be useable.



I'm mainly an OOB builder but maybe this will bring back a few memories.
Thanks
John

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ARMORAMA
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 05:31 AM UTC
Never did think that Monogram did 1/35 kits. Keen to see how this oldie builds.
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: April 13, 2011
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 06:16 PM UTC
Hey Doc, check out the Archer decal set for the DUKW. There is some great stuff there in the way of warning lettering to place on various parts of the vehicle and operational plaques for the cockpit!
metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 07:30 PM UTC
hey guys,
i want to ask all participants to add their starting picture to our gallery

http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30195