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Campaign 150-
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 09:02 AM UTC
Update on my Panther D. Finished steps 1 and 2. Now onto 3 and 4.

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JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:33 AM UTC
[quote]Welcome, John! Looks nice. How many parts are in that kit?

Thanks! 75 totals parts. Says the box.

Thanks,
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Armored76
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Posted: Monday, December 26, 2016 - 11:54 AM UTC
Here is some progress on my egg plane:

Interior and small parts painted:


Assembled, primed, white paint and Emsal (Future equivalent) on:


I placed two decals for the pilot and cockpit and they won't stick too well. I hope it will get better on the outside...
Armored76
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Posted: Monday, December 26, 2016 - 11:51 AM UTC
Welcome, John! Looks nice. How many parts are in that kit?

Sorry to hear about the struggle, Mike! I still think this is going to look very nice once done so I'm sure it's worth the effort.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Monday, December 26, 2016 - 08:34 AM UTC
Landing gear and some PE done.

I replaced the kit's terrible axle with a length of brass tube and rod. Clean up of the wheels was an exercise in patience as the sprue nubs were huge and there's just a lot of flash on everything.

Propellor pin will be another challenge...it hasn't been cemented (hence it appears rather wonky right now) and I think it may be way too big. We'll see later on in the build.



A bit of the basic, but nice PE.



Mike
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Posted: Monday, December 26, 2016 - 06:38 AM UTC

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Those fit issues are kind fo unexpected on an Eduard kit...



The copyright on the instruction sheet is from 1995.

Mike
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Posted: Monday, December 26, 2016 - 04:11 AM UTC
Hi everyone!
I'll be entering my Panther G Late Production for this campaign.
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 11:57 AM UTC
You're probably right! There are a lot of decals in this kit.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 07:42 PM UTC
You'll probably spend more time applying decals to the plane than building the plane in the first place!
Armored76
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 05:43 PM UTC
I had a change in plans for this campaign myself as I found an egg plane under the tree yesterday

Here's the starting image


...and this is where I was at about 30 minutes later


Armored76
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 05:40 PM UTC
Those fit issues are kind fo unexpected on an Eduard kit...
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 03:30 AM UTC
Cockpit done though you really can't see much of anything. The two fuselage halves must have come from different molds...they didn't line up too well. Glue and clamps then sandpaper and some putty (still to be sanded).



Mike
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 09:55 PM UTC
I think this is the Original Egg Plane!

Mike
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 11:48 AM UTC
Same here, Tat! I was all "What a cutie!" until your post made me look up the original.

Great choice, Mike! Really looking forward to see this one built!
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 04:38 AM UTC

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Just cracked the bag (it was a bagged kit to me):



Definitely not up to Eduard's current standards: lots of flash and quite large sprue points.

There is no styrene cockpit...it's all PE:



Should be interesting.......

Mike



And I thought it was an egg-plane till I saw the period pics. Looks cool Mike! Cheers, Tat
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 01:17 AM UTC
A short-lived flea, very interesting subject, Mike!
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 01:01 AM UTC
Just cracked the bag (it was a bagged kit to me):



Definitely not up to Eduard's current standards: lots of flash and quite large sprue points.

There is no styrene cockpit...it's all PE:



Should be interesting.......

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 11:40 PM UTC
Congrats on the finished model, Ken! It turned out nice.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 11:21 PM UTC
Hey Guys , finished my mini tank as you can see kept it simple.

Hasagawa 1/72 British Cruiser tank Crusader Mk.III enjoy the holidays
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Armored76
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:49 AM UTC
Welcome to the campaign, John!
mechaman
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 12:51 AM UTC
Here my entry! pulling the little Tamiya M151a2 Ford Mutt of the shelf!



i took the picture on the 9th however only now uploaded it
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Posted: Friday, December 16, 2016 - 11:42 PM UTC
Change of plan again. I'm going back to the Steyr 1500 but as they're easy kits I'll do a couple of kits given the time we've got. I've got a couple of Steyrs so thought I'd build one of those originally before I changed my mind to the building. The other day I found one in a freezer bag in the stash cupboard. I can#t remember where it was from and think it was a throw in when I won something on ebay. It was all off the sprues and there were no instructions so I'd contemplated throwing it away before as it was like a puzzle with no box picture. Now I've got a couple with instructions I thought I'd have a bash at it not only as a practice build but to see how far I'd get. Turned out there were only 5 bits missing which were easy enough to make/substitute so I got a bonus Steyr! It was an enjoyable build which only took me a couple of days from building it to weathering it so I'm doing another one lol. This is how far I've got so far.



One of the things I love about Tamiya is the assembly. Really straightforward and everything fits together as it should unlike some of the more expensive manufacturers. Plus their instructions are clear (Take note DML!). Shouldn't take me long to do this one :-)
69mudbone
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 09:38 PM UTC
It was a quick build, the kit fell together. The problem is it's a mixed bags of several Cruiser tanks put in one kit. Oh well....... It was relaxing, a few more things to finish and I will post the completion .