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AFV Club Campaign
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 04:54 AM UTC
Howdy Paul,
Sounds like a good choice, I'll enjoy watching your build. I'm leaning toward one of the 1/48 kits-the Tiger I or the Sturmtiger.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
PRH001
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 07:39 AM UTC
Don, I have a friend who built the Tiger and absolutely loved it. Hopefully, your experience with whichever kit you choose will match his. I'll be watching to see how it turns out!

Cheers,
Paul H
abelynn
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:21 PM UTC
Great excuse to start the M115 8 inch Howitzer to go with my nearly complete M4 HST! Have the Master's Productions replacement wheel set, too.

Abe Lynn
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 03:47 PM UTC
At last, the time has come! The AFV Club campaign starts!

Here is my entry.

PRH001
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 04:37 AM UTC
Awesome! It's day one, so here's the start pic. I don't build fast, so I want to get as much time as possible for this project...

Cheers,
Paul H

PRH001
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 09:22 AM UTC
I wasn't kidding when I said I was ready for this campaign to start... I managed to get a couple of hours at my bench to clean up wheels and do basic assembly on the bogeys for the Stuart V I'm building.

Cheers,
Paul H

TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 01:30 AM UTC
I have a lot of the AFV Club kits, so a choice was difficult. However, I've chosen to build this one:




Looking forward to building this...then a half-track to pull it. This will be built a "ready to move" configuration.

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 06:58 AM UTC
And the first five steps:



Mike
PRH001
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 09:16 AM UTC
Got a small amount done on the Stuart V. Very nice detail so far, but definately requires a lot of test fitting and trimming for a good result. I'm also really surprised at how many sink marks and ejector pin marks I've encountered. Still, once business is tended to, the resulting assemblies are super.

PH





PRH001
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 09:41 AM UTC
Mike,
Lovely work! I look forward to seeing your progress as this campaign progresses.

PH
brekinapez
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 10:15 AM UTC
Haven't had a chance to start mine yet; trying to finish a kit I'm building for a friend and I have a 1/32 Hasegawa Ki-61 I started right after I finished a Bf 109G-6.

The box is behind me, waiting for an opening on the table, so I've got that far at least.
biggeoff
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 01:30 PM UTC
Have no idea how to get a pic up. so till I get the hang of it I'LL just tell you my entry is the Bussing nag L4500S. It will be stowed on one of my railway gondolas.
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 01:52 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Have no idea how to get a pic up. so till I get the hang of it I'LL just tell you my entry is the Bussing nag L4500S. It will be stowed on one of my railway gondolas.



See this thread. Campaign Tutorial

It explains uploading to the gallery and how to put pictures in threads.
Dukie99
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 09:24 PM UTC
Here is my entry for the AFV GB: Churchill Mk.III. I will try to use the voyager pe fender set and try my hand at soldering it...wish me luck. Obligatory box shot:

Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 09:51 PM UTC
Here's the KitMaker Campaign Gallery for your finished model photos :

HERE !!
PRH001
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 10:57 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Here is my entry for the AFV GB: Churchill Mk.III. I will try to use the voyager pe fender set and try my hand at soldering it...wish me luck.



David,
Once you get the hang of soldering, you will wonder how you ever dealt with photoetch before. Assemblies are so much stronger than you can get with CA glue they are much easier to handle and fit. Have fun!

PH
SgtRam
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 12:50 AM UTC
Ok, here is my entry for the campaign, the AEC Matador with Voyager update set.


biggeoff
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 01:29 AM UTC
Thanks for that Gary. Pics soon
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 03:22 AM UTC
Barrel work:

And one side of the support:

It's amazing how many pieces make up that side....the "yellow" brass on the right is kit brass...thicker than the Eduard by far. That is where the sight would go, but again, all this is being set up in transport-mode.

Mike
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 03:32 AM UTC
Looking great! Very nice work.
PRH001
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 07:27 AM UTC
Found out my Stuart V lower bull was badly warped. Had to cut loose the internal supports and install bracing to correct the issue. Once that was done the running gear was attached. I'm going to be slowing down now until the Voyager PE set gets here.

PH

biggeoff
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 08:37 AM UTC
Excellent. I have this kit. it'll be good to see how it goes together. I'm building the Bussing Nag This is my first AFV kit. The detail looks good and the sub assemblies look airbrush friendly. time to get started, maybe after a few beers........
biggeoff
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 08:48 AM UTC
Whoops a newbie mistake Thort you replied on the post you were reading. I'm referring to Kevins AEC Matador.
SgtRam
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 09:31 AM UTC

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Excellent. I have this kit. it'll be good to see how it goes together. I'm building the Bussing Nag This is my first AFV kit. The detail looks good and the sub assemblies look airbrush friendly. time to get started, maybe after a few beers........



Geoff,

I will be watching you, as I have the Nag in my stash.
ComradeMP
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 07:43 PM UTC
I'm in with a Churchill Mk. VI w/ QF 75mm.


Not sure yet, but I'll probably be using these workable tracks I have.