login   |    register
Campaigns
Where Armorama group builds can be discussed, organized, and updates posted.
Unfinished Business 2016
SpaceXhydro
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: March 13, 2015
KitMaker: 397 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:10 PM UTC
For this campaign i'm going to feature my MI-28 Russian attack helicopter i feature last year for the rotor RPM campaign on Aeroscale.

Here is the current state of my model.

DSCN2488

DSCN2490
165thspc
#0
Visit this Community
Kentucky, United States
Joined: April 13, 2011
KitMaker: 8,236 posts
Armorama: 7,674 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:53 PM UTC
Another log I would like to throw on the fire to wrap up this year; (I know only one service award per customer.) Would be my CCKW converted Railroad locomotive.



SpaceXhydro
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: March 13, 2015
KitMaker: 397 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 02:50 AM UTC
I've never seen a truck on tracks.
DaGreatQueeg
Visit this Community
Napier, New Zealand
Joined: August 01, 2005
KitMaker: 1,049 posts
Armorama: 841 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 04:51 AM UTC
Nice CCKW Michael!

And thanks for the comments guys, here's a little more progress with some more of the lining laid on (pin wash with thinned oils).

cheers
Brent



165thspc
#0
Visit this Community
Kentucky, United States
Joined: April 13, 2011
KitMaker: 8,236 posts
Armorama: 7,674 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 08:41 PM UTC
Thanks Brent

F.Y.I. The only other photo I have of the CCKW converted locomotive. I am told these were used as switching engines in the UK prior to D-Day due to the extreme amount of war goods needing to move by train during the build-up to the Normandy landings.

I have always questioned why the loco still has its' steering wheel?

The resin wheel set is available through the Scale-Link catalog out of Britain.



H.P. might you have anything more on this subject?
165thspc
#0
Visit this Community
Kentucky, United States
Joined: April 13, 2011
KitMaker: 8,236 posts
Armorama: 7,674 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 09:15 PM UTC
Opps, my bad. H.P. had already posted an additional photo in one of my other threads.



Interesting in that this vehicle is a 4x6 not 6x6. Also they seem to have added running boards the length of the truck thereby blocking the cab side doors so a working door has been cut into the rear wall of the cab using the rear window as a guide.
SpaceXhydro
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: March 13, 2015
KitMaker: 397 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 10:35 PM UTC
interesting. i was wondering what they used the CCKW for. since it is a bit unusual, but it makes perfect sense for it's use.
165thspc
#0
Visit this Community
Kentucky, United States
Joined: April 13, 2011
KitMaker: 8,236 posts
Armorama: 7,674 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 10:46 PM UTC
Probably the CCKW's were plentiful unlike the larger capacity trucks. With their transfer case in low range and the back end loaded with scrap iron they could move one or two cars at a time for switching duty around large warehouses.
2002hummer
#257
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Joined: October 11, 2011
KitMaker: 704 posts
Armorama: 104 posts
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 06:49 AM UTC
I have joined in earlier but have not decided on which one to finish. I have a couple in 1/72 scale.
Bluestab
Visit this Community
South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
KitMaker: 2,128 posts
Armorama: 1,900 posts
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 11:12 AM UTC
I'm in. I'll have to look through the unfinished kit pile and decide what I be doing though.
DaGreatQueeg
Visit this Community
Napier, New Zealand
Joined: August 01, 2005
KitMaker: 1,049 posts
Armorama: 841 posts
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 11:54 AM UTC
Finished the pin washes on the last of the battlegroup (oils over brush painted acrylic) and put a filter over the 251/7. So from now on it's all the fun stuff, shading, weathering and pigments .... 15 vehicles worth lol

cheers
Brent

SGTJKJ
#041
Visit this Community
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,658 posts
Armorama: 4,564 posts
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 06:28 PM UTC
Looks good, Brent. You must have some enormous battle group armies at home or is it all for customers?

I am probably also doing some war games stuff for this campaign. I have a ton of unfinished APCs. Among them a couple of grey knight rhinos.
SpaceXhydro
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: March 13, 2015
KitMaker: 397 posts
Armorama: 229 posts
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 11:54 PM UTC
I like those German vehicles, Brent. Really nice.
miniflea
Visit this Community
Virginia, United States
Joined: October 17, 2011
KitMaker: 237 posts
Armorama: 235 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 12:42 AM UTC
I'm in. I have, by my last count, 15 or so kits in various stages of completion. Since my birthday is coming up, I figure I may as well finish the kit my wife bought me for my birthday last year, Dragon' M1A1 Abrams. It has been sitting on the shelf untouched for months. This is where I got when I stopped.





casualmodeler
Visit this Community
Hame, Finland
Joined: February 04, 2009
KitMaker: 702 posts
Armorama: 665 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 09:56 PM UTC
Ok, new try. Last time I forgot to enlist in time and failed badly. So, let's go again. This is my (first) entry. It's Bronco's german ammo/flak trailer, which is missing some of pin washes and grime strikeing and then matt varnish plus maybe pigments. Depends on the vehicle, which will tow this.

spongya
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODELGEEK
Visit this Community
Budapest, Hungary
Joined: February 01, 2005
KitMaker: 2,239 posts
Armorama: 1,608 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 10:56 PM UTC
I have 250 half track with all possible PE sets... It's been sitting in a box since 2004. Top that guys
MLD
Visit this Community
Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,371 posts
Armorama: 1,936 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 02:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I have 250 half track with all possible PE sets... It's been sitting in a box since 2004. Top that guys



Challenge accepted!


Tamiya T-62 started in 1994ish, finished for UB 2015, won a silver medal at Armorcon last year. "Death of a Shelf Queen".

There is a Tamiya M113 to IDF Zelda kitbash in the stash that I started BEFORE the T62...
MLD
Visit this Community
Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,371 posts
Armorama: 1,936 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 05:10 AM UTC




Looks like I got back to it and added the Toga armor from an Academy kit.
SGTJKJ
#041
Visit this Community
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,658 posts
Armorama: 4,564 posts
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:10 AM UTC
Wow, you guys have some serious shelf queens!

Great to see they are on the workbench again
35th-scale
Visit this Community
Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
KitMaker: 3,212 posts
Armorama: 2,807 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 06:20 PM UTC
Welcome on board Michael with your MAZ. I do like those big Russian trucks. But can you give us a bit of back-ground on why it ended up on the shelf? How long etc... likewise for the railway lorry (certainly different) if you don't mind. You're more than welcome to do two builds. The more the merrier!

Stephen with the Sherman: welcome!

Mike, it will be interesting to see all that gear go into the wee Jeep....

Hyder, that MI-28 looks like it has been putting up some fight!

Darrell, just pick one and get started! Don't procrastinate ot they will all stay on the shelf You two too Alex & Jesper!

Brendan, that Abrams looks barely even started, never mind "unfinished". So what made you stop on it?

Kimmo, you're at the other end of the scale....looks nearly done!

Mike, that Zelda is crying out to be done as part of this campaign.

Now I just need to root around my own desk to find something needing finishing. Only problem is it's hard to find anything in the mess

165thspc
#0
Visit this Community
Kentucky, United States
Joined: April 13, 2011
KitMaker: 8,236 posts
Armorama: 7,674 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 07:50 PM UTC
As to why my MAZ monster truck and CCKW Locomotive ended up as shelf queens:

#1 - I am afraid I bore easily and then get seduced by the next project or new kit. (Of which there are so many these days.) I already have WAY too many shelf queens!

#2 & #3 - Recent interruptions due to emergency gall bladder surgery followed a few months later by double knee replacement surgeries. It has been an interesting year!

If anyone would perhaps be interested there is a build log on the MAZ Pusher Tractor on Armorama at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=196250

miniflea
Visit this Community
Virginia, United States
Joined: October 17, 2011
KitMaker: 237 posts
Armorama: 235 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 12:42 AM UTC
Sean, I stopped work for the same reason I always stop- another project came along and distracted me. I get my hands on a new kit, I have a really hard time not opening it up and getting started right then and there. Most modelers have stashes, I have a pile of half built kits. When I was choosing what to finish up for this campaign, I discovered I have no less than 15 partially completed builds. My main modeling goal this year is finish these up.

I've made some more progress. You couldn't really see it in the previous photos, but I had basecoated the underside of the tank in green:



I had also cleaned and assembled the roadwheels, also base coating them green, and assembled the track and painted it black. The kit came with DS track, but each guide tooth was a separate plastic part. I painted the rubber on all of the roadwheels and I've painted one run of track.



I was really uncertain of how to proceed here. What I did was use a mix of rust and black and painted all of the metal areas, then went back over with black and cleaned up any rust color that had gotten on the rubber pads. I'm really not sure if painting the metal first and rubber second would have been easier. I am pretty happy with the result though, and it should look even better under some weathering.



Here the track is test fit. Sprocket and front most road wheel are not glued down, but the other wheels are. I trimmed one link off, and the track seems to fit fairly well.



I'll have to do some additional clean up painting between the track pads here.



Some work done on the turret. The basket had some tricky cleanup, and getting all the bits straight (mostly straight, as the case may be) was tricky but I think the result looks really nice. This is one area I am very impressed with the kit. The bars only broke in one spot, and it was easily fixable.
miniflea
Visit this Community
Virginia, United States
Joined: October 17, 2011
KitMaker: 237 posts
Armorama: 235 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 09:46 PM UTC
Finished painting the other run of track yesterday and test fitted it. Thought I'd post a photo of my overall progress so far.



The track painting went by much quicker than I thought it would. Next up, side skirts, then finish up the turret. This thing really isn't all that far away from being ready for paint.
Charlie-66
#186
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: May 24, 2006
KitMaker: 710 posts
Armorama: 691 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:08 PM UTC
I'm in! My recent move left me with a bunch of unfinished projects.
Removed by original poster on 03/02/16 - 23:50:08 (GMT).