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Civilian on duty campaign
pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: October 21, 2003
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 01:32 AM UTC
Hi everyone,
I thought that this campaign would not have many willing, but I see here many great models. Keep it up. Will anyone need the time extension.
I finished my build, below is result.












Building a civilian vehicle is not the same as military. It's always a new experience, but I prefer military paint, shining bodyshells are not for me. ;-)
27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 01:47 AM UTC

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Seems to me it was a nutso idea for the manufacturer to try to mold that flimsy body in one piece, so you were handicapped from the start there, Chris...




I'll take another crack at it later. There is a fix, I , just need to think on it a bit
tatbaqui
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: May 06, 2007
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 03:51 AM UTC

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Hi everyone,
I thought that this campaign would not have many willing, but I see here many great models. Keep it up. Will anyone need the time extension.
I finished my build, below is result.

Building a civilian vehicle is not the same as military. It's always a new experience, but I prefer military paint, shining bodyshells are not for me. ;-)



Pawel, you have done very well on this one. I especially liked the tonal variations you did on the body, also it is not too shiny which I find more realistic. Congratulations on your finish! I must apologize that I had to back-out of the campaign as I've never even got to start on my build. Cheers, Tat
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 05:49 PM UTC

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I must apologize that I had to back-out of the campaign as I've never even got to start on my build. Cheers, Tat



Yep, it's annoying when real-life gets in the way of fun, unfortunately...

Great job Pawel, nice finish!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:53 PM UTC
Last WIP pix here, as the T is ready for decaling, touch-up painting, highlighting, and a bit of weathering...




I'll be just under the gun....
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 08:50 AM UTC
Nice finish, Pablo.
Clayton, all the time you need.






ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 08:35 PM UTC
Ok, my puppy is done, a 1917 Model-T Ford Ambulance. The ICM kit was a good build, save for a few vague instructions and attachment points, but overall a nice kit...





The inspector approves...


Thanks Pawel, for running a fun and different campaign! See y'all in the Next One!
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:29 PM UTC
That does look like a nice little kit or at least you made it look that way. Nice finish.




KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:36 PM UTC
This is the M1008 CUCV as of this morning. Base color is on and I'll be building it until the last minute deadline.

No extension needed. I'll finish at the very last minute of July 31st (UTC-10), from a boat a couple hundred miles off the west coast of Hawaii






pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: October 21, 2003
KitMaker: 526 posts
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:25 PM UTC
Thanks, I'm happy you like it. Well done guys, KoSorueOne your build looks great so far. I hope everybody will done on time.
supplyssg
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: February 04, 2003
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 12:36 AM UTC

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CALLSIGN: supplyssg

Hi, supplyssg,
Did the M1008 have a spare tire under the bed in front of the rear bumper? Did they even carry a spare tire? Thanks!







Hello KoSprueOne,

Well, all I can say is I am so sorry for not getting back to you in a timely manner and just now as you are finishing the campaign. I've been out of state for some time looking after my father in Florida and had to bow out of my own campaign - Poland 39 and announce my departure, catching your question only now!

...with another quick veteran M1008 story I can tell you that the spare was stored below the bed in standard civilian truck fashion - secured in place, stubbornly, with rust and corrosion and a thick layer of road dust!

My partner, SGT Boling and I had been traveling along a busy interstate highway during rush hour when our right-rear tire had suddenly blown. Having pulled off the highway, we crossed our fingers and then scrambled around for tools. We found the original civilian jack and tire tools under the seat secured to the floor in a thick layer of crud and proceeded to jack the rear of the truck and remove the tire. We then shifted our attention to the removal of the spare under the bed, which had no intention of budging for us...at least it was fully inflated. Well, while the two of us were muscling the spare - we noticed the truck slowly rolling forward to our horror! Without any time to react the jack sprung away from the vehicle and the rear dropped on the two of us, minus one wheel, with a loud crash! We just laid there on our backs, staring at each other in shock and amazement that we were unscathed by a matter of just inches around the two of us. The rear bumper lay just an inch or so above our legs and the rear differential contacted the ground just between our heads!
It was a miracle moment...we crawled forward to get out from under the truck, laughed it off and then walked out into the woods and dragged back logs and rocks to chock the front wheels and started the process all over again, rolling out a couple hours later and behind schedule.

Just another fond service memory of the M1008.

One thing still bothers me today...that all those vehicles passing by at the moment the vehicle fell on us - not a one pulled over to see if we were Okay!

Best of luck with the completion of your M1008 and the Civilian Campaign. Nice work, by the way...enjoying your representation and attention to detail.

-Rich



KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 08:10 AM UTC
Hi Rich, No worries. Spare tire already figured out

That is a crazy, dangerous, almost died, very resourceful story Thanks!




LikesTanks
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Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: May 07, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 01:24 AM UTC
Nice ambulance Clayton, beautiful piece of work Pawel, I especially like the canvas top.
So here we go from this:



to this:




From this I learned that a clear acrylic coat is only somewhat clear and not as smooth as I would hope (also somewhat thick and clogging of fine details ). Note to self - paint trim after clear gloss coat; I will know better next time.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 03:19 AM UTC
Very nice, Richard!
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 06:27 AM UTC
Nice Cabriolet conversion

The M1008 CUCV is finished. Thanks, Pablo, for the excellent campaign









pablo_g
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: October 21, 2003
KitMaker: 526 posts
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 01:55 PM UTC

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The M1008 CUCV is finished. Thanks, Pablo, for the excellent campaign





No problem, great finish.
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 04:14 PM UTC
Ribbons Sent !!

Congrats to all participants, hope you all had fun on this one !

ltb073
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New York, United States
Joined: March 08, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 04:34 PM UTC
Some nice work at the finish line here congrats to those that finished and Thanks for the ribbon John
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 10, 2016
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 05:51 PM UTC
Some very nice work here! Great campaign, Pawel!
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 06:29 AM UTC

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Hi everyone,
I thought that this campaign would not have many willing, but I see here many great models. Keep it up. Will anyone need the time extension.
I finished my build, below is result.







Building a civilian vehicle is not the same as military. It's always a new experience, but I prefer military paint, shining bodyshells are not for me. ;-)










Pablo, talk about that rag top. Is there a build thread I missed? How did you make it?