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Campaign Holy Orders
Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 12:41 AM UTC
Clayton, forgive my ignorance, how does Shilka tie into the "Holy Orders"?

I wish I would have joined this campaign when it started. I'm too deep into too many campaigns at the moment. I hope y'all do a Holy Orders Mk. 2
Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 12:58 AM UTC
Good question, Dustin. We let the Shilka in based on it's nickname 'Zeus'--derived from ZSU.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 02:08 AM UTC
It was a stretch....mea culpa...
Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 02:17 AM UTC
Awesome! Thank y'all. That's a great bit of info there.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 03:22 AM UTC
Maybe too much info, lol~
ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 06:49 AM UTC
Hi Guys
Had some time tonight so I pulled my Priest out of the stash
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As you can tell its still in the shrink wrap. Have some time off for the holiday so hope to get started on this by the end of the week
BigSmitty
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 03:45 AM UTC
Hello all,

Coming back after taking a couple of years off from building. Decided to enter in a few campaigns to ease back in. This one was easy since I've had Academy's M7 Priest in my stash for a number of years.

Here is my entry for the campaign:

Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 05:33 PM UTC
Love to see all these Priests since it was kind of the inspiration for the campaign in the first place. Started applying mud to the undercarriage of mine yesterday. Will hopefully wrap up this build in a week or two.

Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 04:52 AM UTC
Well, managed to get some quality bench time in after the Thanksgiving festivities wrapped up. Ready to call this one done:





Good luck, everyone, with your builds. Will be watching with excitement!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 08:11 PM UTC
Beautiful work there, Mark!
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 08:37 PM UTC
Looks great Mark hope mine turns out as nice
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 05:18 PM UTC
Thanks, guys!

Unfortunately, my photography was down to it's usual standard...

BigSmitty
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 08:58 AM UTC
Work continues on the M7 Priest. Eduard photoetch sets are being used where I can.



ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 09:24 PM UTC
Looking good Matt is that an Academy Priest
Here is some progress on my Dragon Priest
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Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 03:32 AM UTC
Looking good, Sal! Hope you managed to avoid the traps Dragon has laid for us with that kit. I fell in several.

ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 06:52 AM UTC

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Looking good, Sal! Hope you managed to avoid the traps Dragon has laid for us with that kit. I fell in several.




Thanks would have liked the heads up sooner as I thing i hit a few
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 05:56 PM UTC
Sorry about that, Sal. I know I discussed some of the worst pitfalls, but I now realize it was in a different thread.

Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 07:10 AM UTC
Work recommences on the bishop.

Interior is mostly painted and everything is primed pending construction.

Have discovered that the upper hull is quite significantly warped at the rear. Might have to stick under the hot tap and try and get close to straight.

Rather annoyingly, Bronco kits appear to have no painting information other than the overall colour/camo scheme.
On my 17pdr the only colour call during assembly was for the wooden shovel handle.
On the bishop there is quite a bit more interior detail almost none of which is given any colour information. The only colour call is for the shells in brass, which to my mind was the one item that really didn't need to be specified.
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 06:06 PM UTC
Drivers compartment is done, just need to do the engine bay and the hull will be ready to close up.

Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 05:27 PM UTC
Ready for buttoning up the hull.
Only missing a box and a tommy gun which I can still add once the upper hull is on.





Drivers compartment:




Transmission:



Haven't decided if I will open up the transmission for viewing yet, so installed it just in case. Buttoned up, nothing in that area would be visible as far as I can tell.
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 06:12 PM UTC
Here you can see the warping at the rear of upper hull

Unfortunately I can't just clamp it in place while glue dries, as even held in place there's still a noticeable upward slant to the outer portion.
Ranger74
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Posted: Monday, December 26, 2016 - 04:48 AM UTC
Iain, looking good with the interior. Looks like you have a little work to straighten out the fenders
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, December 26, 2016 - 06:16 PM UTC
Paint job looks good so far. Maybe soak in some hot water and bend to shape?

Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 08:27 AM UTC
Hot water was the plan and late last night got a chance to try it.



Careful flexing after soaking in about 80C water, got it pretty close. There's a little bit of waviness still evident along the length of the upper hull edges, but hopeful that should get evened out as everything gets glued in place.
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 02:57 PM UTC
With the lower hull ready to button up, work continues on the upper hull details