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Unfinished Business 2016
165thspc
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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

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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

SGTJKJ
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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
MLD
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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.
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 02:16 AM UTC

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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...
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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
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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.

miniflea
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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.





SpaceXhydro
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Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 11:54 PM UTC
I like those German vehicles, Brent. Really nice.
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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.
DaGreatQueeg
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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

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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.
2002hummer
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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.
165thspc
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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.
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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
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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.
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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?
DaGreatQueeg
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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



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Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 02:50 AM UTC
I've never seen a truck on tracks.
165thspc
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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
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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.

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Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 06:42 AM UTC
Here's my entry for the campaign. The Tamiya Jeep and some Verlinden stowage that has been sitting on the shelf for years. I'm not sure why I lost interest back then. It just needs paint and weathering.


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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 04:51 PM UTC
I have a number of armor kits that have stalled but this is the one I have chosen.





It stalled as I had issues with some of the PE and a couple of lost parts, but I am confident enough to kick it back into gear.