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AFV Club Campaign
PRH001
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Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 09:18 PM UTC
Lovely work!
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 09:41 PM UTC
Wow. Very nice!
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Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 09:53 PM UTC
Beautiful work Kevin! Paul, you are a wizard with PE.
tommedic
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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 12:04 AM UTC
Today arrived some stuff
PRH001
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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 01:32 AM UTC
@ Colin, PE wizard? You must have heard me venting as I was working on these Stuart V parts! Those weren't incantations I was muttering... Never the less, thanks for the comment
PRH001
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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 06:56 AM UTC
Latest progress on the Stuart. As I said, I don't build very fast...





Armored76
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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 10:54 AM UTC
Beautiful job on that interior, Kevin!

Love the ammo box(?), Paul!
PRH001
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 04:07 AM UTC
@Cristian, Thanks! Yes it is an ammo box. Whether it makes it onto the final model is yet to be determined. I had to anneal it to get the hinges to work so it is very fragile compared to most soldered PE parts. We'll see how installation and alignment goes.

Cheers,
PH
Ranger74
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 07:35 AM UTC
All,

I have been watching all the great building and have finally dug out of storage my numerous boxes of models and have three AFV kits from which to choose the first build:

- M10 Tank Destroyer
- M113AT Fire Support Vehicle (Australian medium recce vehicle)
- YPR765-PRI - IFV based on M113 chassis for Dutch Army

Request input fro everyone on which to build first.

Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 07:43 AM UTC
Paul - that is coming along great. Looking forward to more.
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 09:56 AM UTC

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All,

I have been watching all the great building and have finally dug out of storage my numerous boxes of models and have three AFV kits from which to choose the first build:

- M10 Tank Destroyer
- M113AT Fire Support Vehicle (Australian medium recce vehicle)
- YPR765-PRI - IFV based on M113 chassis for Dutch Army

Request input fro everyone on which to build first.

Jeff



I think the 113AT or the YPR. No one is doing a 113-based vehicle.
PRH001
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:09 AM UTC
@ Jeff, I'm sucker for the entire M-10 line... I plan on doing an Academy M-10 17pdr Achilles for the 750+ campaign, so the AFV Club M-10 gets my vote.

@ Kevin, Thanks! I'm probably posting too many pics, but seeing others post updates on their progress keeps me motivated on these campaigns, so I try to do the same for them.

Cheers,
PH
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 02:45 AM UTC
Well finally came across a fit problem with the Matador, seems the doors are too short. Now knowing the kit shares parts with the later version, I am wondering if that has anything to do with it. So, a strip of .015 styrene fixed the issue.



Also now full speed ahead, DEF wheels have arrived, and just finished other campaign. Well unless something else happens to "fall" onto the bench....
PRH001
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 04:59 AM UTC
Good info. Are the DEF wheels essential or just a preference?

PH
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 05:29 AM UTC

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Good info. Are the DEF wheels essential or just a preference?

PH



Paul

The kit comes with vinyl rubber, and they look a little over sized. The DEF wheels look great, with better surface detail and tread detail.

Kevin
PRH001
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 08:19 AM UTC
Thanks for the heads up Kevin!
PRH001
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 08:21 AM UTC
Tonight's progress... Again, the incomplete etch on the Voyager set caused alignment problems.

PH

Ranger74
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 02:17 AM UTC

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All,

I have been watching all the great building and have finally dug out of storage my numerous boxes of models and have three AFV kits from which to choose the first build:

- M10 Tank Destroyer
- M113AT Fire Support Vehicle (Australian medium recce vehicle)
- YPR765-PRI - IFV based on M113 chassis for Dutch Army

Request input fro everyone on which to build first.

Jeff



I think the 113AT or the YPR. No one is doing a 113-based vehicle.



Thanks for imput. The M113 is my favorite armored vehicle.
Ranger74
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 02:19 AM UTC

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@ Jeff, I'm sucker for the entire M-10 line... I plan on doing an Academy M-10 17pdr Achilles for the 750+ campaign, so the AFV Club M-10 gets my vote.

Cheers,
PH



Thanks Paul.
Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 05:06 AM UTC
Not much to show, but I've got the suspension done and the drivetrain done.

Armorsmith
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 05:38 AM UTC
Dustin- You might want to check about the periscopes around the commanders hatch. Can't remember if they install from the inside or the outside. If from the inside you might have a bit of trouble once she's all closed up. Easy mistake to make but if they install from the outside then no problem.
Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 05:57 AM UTC

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Dustin- You might want to check about the periscopes around the commanders hatch. Can't remember if they install from the inside or the outside. If from the inside you might have a bit of trouble once she's all closed up. Easy mistake to make but if they install from the outside then no problem.




Thank you for that heads up Armorsmith. I just laid the upper hull on to take the picture. It's not glued on.

But you were right about the wheels being level. These aren't... And I'm not quite sure how I could have changed that, seeing as how all the attachment points have pins/holes. Oh well.. Looks like this will have to go on a small dio base.
Thirian24
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 02:57 AM UTC
Doesn't look like much progress, but there is a ton more done here. Lots of little parts.



TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 03:01 AM UTC
Dark gray on the "body."

No shoes:



With shoes:



Just primed the gun unit...and confirmed no shield.

Mike
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 09:59 AM UTC
Your FLAK 18 looks like it will be the first finished!