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Campaign 150-
69mudbone
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 04:39 AM UTC
Hey Guys started my mini tank no air brush allowed trying to make like when younger and things were simpler

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Armored76
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 12:07 PM UTC
@Don: Maybe try hand-painted numbers if references shows them that way? Or custom decals if they are easier to reproduce on a PC?

@Ken: Cool! Will you be adding fingerprints in spilled glue and huge gaps, too? At least this is how my first models looked like
69mudbone
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 09:23 PM UTC
Nothing that a few "extra coats" of paint will fix........
BigSmitty
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2016 - 08:19 AM UTC
I have a great little kit that I would love to use for this campaign, but would need a judgement call. The total parts count is 169, but in typical Dragon fashion, there are 45 parts on the tree marked "not for use". Can I use that as the 150 parts count (would drop it to 124) or not? Either way is fine with me. Here's the parts tree in question:

Armored76
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2016 - 11:24 AM UTC
That would be fine, Matt. Only the parts that actually land on the final piece are counted.

Good to see an aircraft being built for the campaign! What kit will this be? Will it have a propeller AND blades!?
BigSmitty
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2016 - 11:34 AM UTC
It's the Dragon "Golden Wings" 1/72 SH-3G Sea King Smart Kit. I built an old Fujimi SH-3 back in the late 80s. This is supposed to be leaps and bounds ahead.

http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=CHC5113
Armored76
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2016 - 11:56 AM UTC
I see where the "propeller" goes now It really shows I haven't built any wingy-thing in a while... Looking forward to see more of this!
Templario
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 07:19 AM UTC
Hello this is my kit for this campaign







Regards
Armored76
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 11:53 AM UTC
Glad to see you start your kit, Flavio!
erichvon
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 04:18 PM UTC
Slight change of plan if that's okay. This is what I intend to build.



My planned dio is 4 foot by 2 foot and now I've picked up the wood (dirt cheap at 2.50 for it I can make a start. Weighs a ton being MDF but at that price...) I can make a proper start on things once I've got the street laid out. Due to the length of it I'm going to mate the two buildings so it's one large building. This dio which was a work of art gave me the idea but I'm not up to doing multilayers yet. Ambitious but not that ambitious.

http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=202287&ord=&page=1

I've got a couple of the Miniart Polish buildings (not sure why it's Polish?) which I intend to do the same with. I need one more (at the right price off ebay lol) for the opposite side of the street so that they'll look like apartments. I'm undecided whether to do a T junction at the top or a crossroads but I've got buildings to cover both choices having built up a stash of 20 Miniart buildings which I've bought at half price and less. The one good thing about them being a nightmare to build is people open the box, whince, shake their head and then stick it on ebay as they suddenly decide they don't fancy building it after all

Not really a relaxing project as I hate these kits (they're difficult to build but look good at the end) but one I need to get out of the way so I can then build the vehicles for the street and figures for the street and houses. I quite enjoy doing the insides of the buildings and populating them so this should be a challenge with it's size.
69mudbone
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 10:06 PM UTC
Karl,

I recently purchased one of those Mini-Art buildings. I will be following your progress to get some helpful tips. Good luck
Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 12:22 AM UTC
No problem on the change of plans, Karl! Actually, nothing speaks against building more then one kit for this campaign A really ambitious enterprise for sure! Please keep us posted.
69mudbone
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 07:36 AM UTC
Hey Guys update on my mini tank finished paint and some future now for a pin wash and weathering.

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Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 07:15 PM UTC
You're heading for a first place on the finished models list for this campaign, Ken!

Feeling relaxed already after such a simple build?
Lakota
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 07:22 AM UTC
Way to go Ken! It's nice to see your progress. I used to love those Hasegawa kits. Can't wait to see it finished.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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 .
erichvon
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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 :-)
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
Armored76
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:49 AM UTC
Welcome to the campaign, John!
69mudbone
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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 - 11:40 PM UTC
Congrats on the finished model, Ken! It turned out nice.
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: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 01:17 AM UTC
A short-lived flea, very interesting subject, Mike!
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 04:38 AM UTC

Quoted Text

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
Armored76
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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!