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The Fighting Frogs
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 06:08 AM UTC

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Thanks! For some reason I thought all the callouts were in Vallejo. I appreciate the info!



There are in Vallejo, but Tamiya does do a colour with same name as the suggest Vallejo paint.
AFVFan
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 06:31 PM UTC


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Tojo72
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Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:31 AM UTC
This will be my contribution to the Campaign.I'm not crazy about the rubber bands,I don't want to buy Fruils or Spade Ace,I know Takom is releasing indies for this kit,So I might wait on them.It looks like a real easy build.My last three have been two Dragons and a Meng,so this will be a change of pace.


bison126
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Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:53 AM UTC
Great choice Anthony. I'll follow your build with interest.

Olivier
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Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016 - 01:05 AM UTC
Hello everybody,

I will finally try to tackle this (somewhat aged...)beauty:



AL.BY`s 1/35 Panhard AMD 178. I bought it loooong before ICM`s kit had been announced. At least it was rather cheap, because here in Germany everybody was after Dragon`s re-release including the parts for a german "Beute"-version and a railway conversion.





Lots of broken parts, decals all gone, some "residue" on some parts....everything for a challenge.

Enough room for some scratch build stuff and small additions here and there.

See you in some days.

Regards

Dennis


Chaman911
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 05:48 AM UTC
Looking forward to that AMX 13 build too! Should be a nice kit!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 07:15 AM UTC

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Hello everybody,

I will finally try to tackle this (somewhat aged...)beauty:



AL.BY`s 1/35 Panhard AMD 178. I bought it loooong before ICM`s kit had been announced. At least it was rather cheap, because here in Germany everybody was after Dragon`s re-release including the parts for a german "Beute"-version and a railway conversion.





Lots of broken parts, decals all gone, some "residue" on some parts....everything for a challenge.

Enough room for some scratch build stuff and small additions here and there.

See you in some days.

Regards

Dennis





An oldie indeed Dennis -- like the Dragon releases it's been sold for such high $$$ at eBay. Not sure how it's priced now given the ICM releases. Good luck to your build. Cheers, Tat
DKdent
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:50 PM UTC

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An oldie indeed Dennis -- like the Dragon releases it's been sold for such high $$$ at eBay. Not sure how it's priced now given the ICM releases. Good luck to your build. Cheers, Tat



Hello Tat,

an oldie fur sure!! Prices for this kit where not this insane, as most buyers on evilbay Germany wanted to have the "original" Dragon kit... I only paid some small bucks, so I was not this bothered with the ICM release. But of course it is a probable cause to join the campaign and build this kit now so that there will be some space in the mancave for the ICM kit someday....

Regards

Dennis
sherb
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 07:10 AM UTC
I'm in.
Here's what I'll be working with, AFV Club M24 Indochina Chaffee, metal .50 cal barrel and some assorted Legend resin stowage parts. I've got some Friulmodel T72E1 steel tracks en route.

This boxing came with the resin figure firing the .50 and I'm debating using him along with some Bravo6 figures though I'd really like to get the AC Models Indochina Chaffee crew.

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Chaman911
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 08:43 AM UTC
I am really liking some of the choices for this campaign! AMX 13 and Chaffee are definitely on my must build list.
Kinggeorges
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 01:52 PM UTC
Hello,
I'll do the icm french infantry 1916 soon to be released

Julien
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 06:37 PM UTC
Well it's 1st May so if I'm correct it is time to start the campaign.

My choice will likely be the Hobby Boss EBR with turret FL11 and the Azimut conversion to make it an early turret with the 75mm gun and the self-defense 7.5mm MAC31 MG.
But I'm still undecided because I have a bunch of AMX 13s as well
Olivier
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 02:50 AM UTC
Kitmaker gallery:

Here.

Campaign page, here

Tojo72
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 06:29 AM UTC
With the day off and the rainy weather,I dived in and got started.Jumped around a little but got some basics done.Lots of poly caps ease assembly.









This thing is really small,compare it to the Panzer 38

Chaman911
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 09:48 AM UTC
Here is my start post! Happy modelling!

bison126
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 10:48 AM UTC

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With the day off and the rainy weather,I dived in and got started.Jumped around a little but got some basics done.Lots of poly caps ease assembly.








This thing is really small,compare it to the Panzer 38




At this pace, you'll be finished even before I start my entry
It appears to be an easy build ala Tamiya.
Have you made your mind concerning the French green?

Olivier
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 12:19 PM UTC
Hello there,

This is my entry. Meng FT with additions... I built one when they first came out and thoroughly enjoyed it.




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This thing is really small


It's all relative

Cheers

Sean
Tojo72
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 03:19 PM UTC

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With the day off and the rainy weather,I dived in and got started.Jumped around a little but got some basics done.Lots of poly caps ease assembly.








This thing is really small,compare it to the Panzer 38




At this pace, you'll be finished even before I start my entry
It appears to be an easy build ala Tamiya.
Have you made your mind concerning the French green?

Olivier



Somebody mentioned Vallejo 71.094 I also asked that gentlemen who has a build log going on here what he is going to use,no answer yet,still got some time.
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 08:17 PM UTC
Bonjour,

my contribution to this campaign:

Tiger Models AMX-10RCR with SEPAR



I'm very excited to build this kit and hope this was a good call.
Build planned as OOB.



Some usefull informations for all who did'nt know much about this vehicle.

in french: http://www.wikiwand.com/fr/AMX-10_RC
in english: http://www.military-today.com/artillery/amx_10_rc.htm

Now let the glue flowing. Have fun and take it easy.



Chaman911
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 02:09 AM UTC
Hey, that is different. How are thoes Tiger Model kits? Very interesting vehicle. These group builds are going to have me buying kits like crazy!
sherb
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 04:54 AM UTC
Here is where I am after day one. It doesn't look like much progress but that was about two hours worth of work. The suspension is fully articulated thanks to a bunch of very tiny pins.

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Tojo72
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 05:05 AM UTC
Sounds tedious but impressive Sherb,worth it.
sherb
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 07:30 AM UTC

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Sounds tedious but impressive Sherb,worth it.



Yeah, there is a certain sense of satisfaction when you get to see everything actually work.

Your built is looking pretty good too.
DKdent
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 03:37 AM UTC
Hello Everbody,

as announced, my entry is the ALBY Panhard AMD in 1/35.





The kit has not too much parts but almost ever part will have to be reworked. A nice surprise was the fact, that dry-fitting was not bad at all. So at least I think that I will not have to endure large gaps or warped parts.




Unfortunately the tires are a little bit on the slim side. As proposed in another build log which I found online, I decided to bolster them up a bit with some sheet.







I will let these dry overnight before sanding down the excess sheet and before applying some putty. The details like the washers and bolts on the rims are somewhat decent for a kit this age so I won`t do anything there.




The "Exhaust" in is original state. Can`t all be fun and games.....




After sanding and addition of a small plastic pipe. Will be reworked after drying thouroughly.




The last task for today was the replacement of the handles at the back of the engine deck. Somewhat "coarse" detail, I guess.....





After cutting away the plastic handles and drilling some holes for the replacement.





A small piece of sheet was used to adjust the handles. Some minor imperfections can be dealt with after the glue has set entirely.



With some wire "reserve" it is possible to glue everything on the backside to avoid the famous-infamous "CA glue-massacre" where we can see it.



Slow progress but the old Lady needs some intensive care. More to come...

Best Regards

Dennis




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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 03:50 AM UTC
I like how you did those handles. That is a technique I will use from now on. Thank you