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ltb073
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 09:29 PM UTC
Some progress on my Tiger
The kit calls for the construction of the turret 1st
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And some work on the lower hull
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Magpie
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: July 10, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 12:36 PM UTC
Hi Guys

If it's OK I'd like to join in with this kit, my first ever jet in 1/48 scale !

Thirian24
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: September 30, 2015
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 11:58 PM UTC
Hey fellas. I decided to get off my butt and get some work done on this Nashorn.

LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 247 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 07:19 AM UTC
I will be joining in with the Revell Gannet

Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 07:32 AM UTC
Back to work on the Whippet....whip it good.

Assembly was basically done. When I think of WW1, I think about mud. For mud I used Sculpamold. A pinch was more than enough to get the mud build up I wanted. My hope was to simulate the soupy mud running down the track assemblies, resulting in build-up. I'll do a second mud-job to add mud to the tracks.


I painted the tank and then added the tracks. Meng sends workable tracks. They snap-together a bit oddly but they go together. There's not a lot of room for fit. You may want to spend some extra time cleaning and test fitting track-links to the drive sprockets.


Mudded the tracks. I didn't want to over-do things. What I did was put a dab of Sculptamold on the tracks and push it along the links with my finger. The mud built up along the track cleats and some even flowed down the sides. You can also see where I masked the track sponsons for their red and white stripes. I had planned on doing this Whippet as Firefly. Firefly has a set of extra markings on the rear sides of the track sponsons. I did not notice until after I had added the mud. So, I changed to Caesar II, which just has the stripes on the front.


I'm sort of hustling along here. The mud and tracks were painted a thinned coat of Tamiya Dark Earth. The decals were added....Caesar II. Stripes were painted on. Muddied areas painted Dark Earth and an extra thinned wash allowed to run down the sides. Dry-brushed the model to let the rivet detail standout more. Add pigment to represent dirt.





And with that I consider this one to be finished. I enjoyed the build and would recommend the kit for anyone wanting to dabble in WW1 armor. The kit went together fairly well. Fit was tight so I'd stress test-fit everything. And cleanup those drive sprockets and test fit the tracks. Care and patience will be needed with the abundant running gear parts.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 08:43 PM UTC
Very nice work, Alex!
Bravo1102
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 05:40 AM UTC
Well done.
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 06:05 AM UTC
Posted some of these pictures in the Big Cat Campaign by accident
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Really need to fix that string cable its aggravating
Bravo1102
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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 01:46 PM UTC
AMT/ERTL 1/72 FB-111E Aardvark.

Ancient kit and any problems I may have had in the building were the result of my own errors.





ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 06:30 PM UTC
MY Tiger is ready for some primer
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Martinvidas
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Joined: February 13, 2011
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 01:56 PM UTC
Hallo
This is my entry here - Revell Boxer in 1/72

ivanhoe6
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: April 05, 2007
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 06:56 PM UTC
Sal, how was this kit to build? I've got it in the stash awaiting the Zimm to be shipped before starting.
BTW, good work so far !
2002hummer
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: October 11, 2011
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:20 PM UTC
Hello all. I have been watching this campaign daily but as the person who created this campaign I have not commented enough on the builds. I see that all are great builds and things are moving along nicely.
I finally picked my build a Dodge Charge Super Bee. It will be started shortly.
So far I love all the builds.
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 02:14 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Sal, how was this kit to build? I've got it in the stash awaiting the Zimm to be shipped before starting.
BTW, good work so far !


Ivan Im actually doing a build review for of this kit. Overall its pretty smooth going but there are some quirks to it. I dont like the winch cable at at all and the tracks look like they are going to be a nightmare, each link has 5 parts
Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 04:00 AM UTC
If I can ever get through some of my other campaign builds (enlisted for >12!) I'll be building this:

Got it from a guy at the last modeling club meeting whose wife sent him with a big pile from his stash and told him not to come home with any of them. The box says 1976!

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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: May 06, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 04:59 AM UTC
Tank Cracker -- what a name! That sure is one old kit, look forward to see how it builds.
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 02:44 AM UTC
I managed to get some work done on the Chevrolet Bison this afternoon. Here is where I stand right now:

I have shortened the frame & managed to get it partially assembled. The only problem is the part I cut out to shorten the frame had the engine mounts on them. Little oversight there! Not totally sure what I'm going to do about that, but I'll think of something. The plastic is really strange on this kit. Half is molded in that cream color, and half is in white. More on that later. (The little white rectangles inside the frame are Evergreen plastic I added as a reinforcer & are not part of the kit.)



The Detroit Diesel 6V92T is coming along nicely, but I am having a problem with the cross-over pipe: it's too long on one side & too short on the other. Going to have to fiddle with this one a little before I come up with a solution. I did add some plumbing details.



The "tentacles" you see in this shot are the fuel lines to the tank & the fuel filters (not included in the GW Trucks kit).



Ok, so here is where I'm sort of going with this build:



I am swapping out the air ride suspension that comes in the kit with the spring suspension from the AMT GMC Astro/95 kit (gray parts). The bed (other gray parts) is from the AMT Ford C600 Stake Truck kit.

So far I'm please with the progress.

Jim
2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 06:56 AM UTC
Great builds everybody.I should my build soon. I hope everybody is having fun with this campaign?
Magpie
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 05:34 PM UTC
Certainly having fun, in fact I'm done !

jimb
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 08:12 PM UTC
Nice looking F16, Scott.

Jim
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 05:36 PM UTC
Marder is progressing. A lot of surgery required on the back end to get rid of clunky approximations of the real thing and to get parts to align correctly.


The main gun is pretty hopeless. The whole kit is giving me flashbacks to 1970s Italeri kits ('cause that's what it is!)

b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:28 AM UTC
Hi mates,
it's about time to join my first campaign this year!
Very good choices of you and already fine builds.
I'm going to build that Allison-powered Mustang rec plane.





Hmm, I wonder why the photo is so small?
b17-peter
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:43 AM UTC
another try...


Don't know what's wrong
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:50 AM UTC

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Hmm, I wonder why the photo is so small?



Peter, it looks like you are pasting the link for the embedded thumbnail. what you need to do is click the small icon to the right of that link and then copy the URL that appears below that.

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