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Northern_Lad
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 03:34 AM UTC

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Daniel, I thought you'd finished the UHU. Or is this UHU2? The chipping looks great - not too much - just right.



No, the other one was Shell's (brekinapez).



My bad. Thanks for pointing that out, Gary
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 01:57 AM UTC

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Daniel, I thought you'd finished the UHU. Or is this UHU2? The chipping looks great - not too much - just right.



No, the other one was Shell's (brekinapez).
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:44 AM UTC
Daniel, I thought you'd finished the UHU. Or is this UHU2? The chipping looks great - not too much - just right.

The decals did not settle down on the M36. I think the Bison/Star decals are sealed with a matt film which isn’t the best. Sooooooooo

I scraped them off and resprayed…



I’ll hand paint the slogans on over the weekend. It looks as though the Croats that captured this tank from the JNA back in 1991 did pretty much them same themselves.

Cheers

Matthew
dcandal
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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:37 PM UTC
More advances on the UHU,







Northern_Lad
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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 02:29 AM UTC
Decals on!



Looks like I'll need a lot of micro sol to get them to settle down.

Next: paint the tracks and weathering.

Cheers

Matthew
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 01:24 AM UTC
Here are some pics of where I am. As you can see, not very far. Cleanup for the strut removal is tough as it's a very tight spot and my eyes and hands are not too good. I am currently using sandpaper taped to a wood coffee stirring stick as normal sanding sticks are too thick to fit.

Before removal:


After removal:


I did buy a bottle of CA glue today so I might try making the drive sprockets. This will be my first try at photo-etch. No bending for this though.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 04:33 AM UTC
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brekinapez
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 02:46 AM UTC

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That's probably true of most this series of half-tracks, regardless of brand....but at least he (and we) will know what a nice job is down there!



I don't feel bad about short-changing the AFV kit's interior because I put some effort into the Dragon 251/2 I did for the 250/251 campaign. I even got in the driver without amputating his feet.

Which you definitely can't see, so I could have had Lieutenant Dan Taylor driving for all anyone would know.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 02:12 AM UTC
That's probably true of most this series of half-tracks, regardless of brand....but at least he (and we) will know what a nice job is down there!
brekinapez
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:13 PM UTC

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Seems that Daniel and Pawel have nearly cornered the market on Fine Interior detailing!!

Plus, great finishes, Tom and Iain!



Unfortunately, Daniel will find the bulkhead in front of the IR light will hide all his work. I started doing my interior until dry fitting showed me I didn't need to spend so much time on it.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 07:36 PM UTC
Seems that Daniel and Pawel have nearly cornered the market on Fine Interior detailing!!

Plus, great finishes, Tom and Iain!
pablo_g
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 02:40 AM UTC
Hi guys,
Great builds, me too slowly go ahead. I have to hurry because the end of the campaign is near. Some pics of my progress.
















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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 07:55 PM UTC
Nice looking builds, fellas!

dcandal
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 04:35 PM UTC
Here I'm going with the interior of the UHU,







GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 08:15 AM UTC
Whoa, three finishers! Congrats, fellas!

For everyone else, including me, only 11 more days!

Done
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Blespooky - 1/350 I-58
brekinapez - Sd.Kfz. 251/20 Ausf. D "Uhu"
ClaytonFromEllijay - M548A1
LinusB - Centurion Mk 5/1 RAAC Vietnam
Namabiiru - FV101 Scorpion
Pave-Hawk - Valentine Mk.II
SgtRam - AEC Matador
TacFireGuru - 88mm Flak 18
Thirian24 - M1130 Stryker CV
TMoon - Sd.Kfz. 232


Started
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BigSmitty - Shot Kal Gimel
colinEdm - Nashorn
ComradeMP - Churchill Mk. VI (75mm QF)
dcandal - SdKfz 251/20 Ausf. D "Uhu"
Dukie99 - Churchill MK.III
easyco69 - Sd.Kfz. 251/22
eMan - SdKfz 251/22 Ausf D
GaryKato - Wiesel MK20A1
Ironclaw - M1128 Stryker MGS
JoeOsborne - Husky Mk.III
Kanguroo - M38A1 Jeep
Northern_Lad - M36
pablo_g - AEC Dorchester ACV
PRH001 - M3A3 Stuart V
Ranger74 - YPR765-PRI, M113A1 FSV
Sean50 - AEC Dorchester ACV
Templario - leFH 18M
tommedic - Shot Kal Gimel
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 07:37 AM UTC
And Complete!









Photos have been uploaded to the campaign gallery. I quite like this kit though a bit disappointed that the interior wasn't more substantial.
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 07:23 AM UTC
groups of 10 links becomes 50


Primed,


painted



Comparison with the AFV band tracks, Bronco indy links on top with the kit tracks below, both have been painted in the same colour, Tamiya Gun Metal



and finally, Installed!






Turret nearing completion


I know that at least part of the whole frame system by the Bren gun is wrong, and I really have no idea how the whole thing is supposed to work.

Thirian24
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 07:08 AM UTC
Thank you Clayton! Lol!
TMoon
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 06:40 AM UTC
Here are the other 3 photos. I can't post to the campaign gallery. Any suggestions.





TMoon
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 06:31 AM UTC
I'm trying to upload a photo from the photobucket website as I'm having difficulties loading to the kitmaker site.

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ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 04:48 AM UTC
Yep,Dustin, you improved it again, now "STEP AWAY FROM THE BENCH!!" Let it go!!!
Thirian24
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 02:59 AM UTC
Thank you all for the kind comments.

I've managed to finish this without making it look like a turd.














This has been one of the more difficult builds I've done. AFV Club did a great job on these Stryker kits. They are very detailed. I plan on building more of these variants. The build went fairly smooth and I feel like I did a pretty good job and stepped up my game to try new techniques. That being said I feel like I could have done a better job still on the dusting and I wish I would have turned the front four wheels. A load of gear would have really set this off, but that can be added later.

Thanks for putting on this campaign and letting me be a part of it.

Cheers
Ranger74
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 06:50 PM UTC
Colin, I like the Uhu....good work.
Ranger74
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 06:48 PM UTC
Dustin, Very nice. Tires look great and dust is very realistic!
Ranger74
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 06:47 PM UTC

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Here I show you the IR finished,