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Interiors Campaign
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 12:32 PM UTC

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That looks really good, Mark.

Cheers,
James



Thanks James
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 08:51 PM UTC
It's been a couple of weeks since I posted any progress on this model. I have been working on a few pieces here and there now that it is mainly down to the tiny pieces. Cleanup of the small parts and the search for those that shoot themselves away from the tweezers onto the floor took up most of the time I have spent on this kit recently.

Here's how far I have gotten as of last night...I started working on the ramp (still have two more hinge things for the bottom and the hinges and locking lever to be installed - I probably won't have the tow cable attached), the gun shield for the M60, the commander's cupola, and the driver's hatch.



And here are several views with the M60 gun shield mounted. It will remain a sub-assembly for painting and will be permanently attached after painting. I still need to attach the ammo chute, side handle, and weapon attachment hardware.

I installed the headlights. Prior to installing the parts that the headlight guards will attach to, I cut the front portion off since I am modeling a gas-powered M113 and the mounting bracket thing was not as long as the one on the M113A1.

There would be one more tiny piece on the top of the hull, but that shoot away when I was cutting it from the sprue and I was never able to find it. I will either take one from another kit or will cover the area with crew gear.

















The ramp in the AFV Club kit is pretty nice. You can have the smaller door either open or shut. Not sure which I am going to do, but the open ramp would show the personal affects ammo can.





I have mixed feelings about the clear plastic periscopes. They are nice, but I have to paint them before I put the rest of the items on the cupola so I can reach them easily to paint in order for them to have the effect that I want them to have.



The driver's hatch is pretty nice in that it has the piece that the lever that holds the hatch open interfaces with.



It might not seem like much progress was made in terms of parts count, but it did take a bit of time to do what has been done.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers,
James
ReconTL3-1
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 08:32 PM UTC
That looks really good, Mark.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 03:24 PM UTC
Another campaign completed. Of course, the interior is hidden with the hatches closed.



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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 02:28 PM UTC
I'm doing a Pz.I for the Spanish Civil War campaign. And I was thinking about a Pz.I ohne Aufbau for this campaign. But there are at least two panzer in here. So I'm considering an sd.kfz. 251 ohne Aufbau. Something like this



Will it count for this campaign or it is too naked?
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 11:38 PM UTC
Looking very good indeed Mark.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 09:24 PM UTC

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Well done,Mark!!!



Thanks Angel

I've finished principle assembly. The hatches are only held in place with micro liquid tape so that I can easily remove any time I want. I will do a little weathering as it was dusty during the French campaign in 1940.







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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 04:01 PM UTC
Well done,Mark!!!
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 03:10 PM UTC
I've assembled the Friulmodel track links for the right track. Test fitting on the model shows only 88 links needed. The real vehicle had 89 links per side. However, 89 links had too much sag, and didn't look right. So, I removed one link.


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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 05:36 PM UTC
More progress

The upper hull is on. Most of the interior is now not visible.





The engine deck is on and covers most of the details.

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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:06 PM UTC
The engine is now installed. Muffler is just dry fitted.

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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 03:38 PM UTC

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Good job on interior, there is nothing in the kit to fill the various racks.

Arms Corps Models had a project of update set for this kit but for unknown reasons it has never been released.



I know Jason the guy behind ARMS Corp Models. He chose to stop resin casting over 2 years ago and move on to other pursuits. A pity because his work had to be seen to be believed.



Bad news.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:10 PM UTC

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Good job on interior, there is nothing in the kit to fill the various racks.

Arms Corps Models had a project of update set for this kit but for unknown reasons it has never been released.



I know Jason the guy behind ARMS Corp Models. He chose to stop resin casting over 2 years ago and move on to other pursuits. A pity because his work had to be seen to be believed.
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM UTC
Arms Corps Models are out of business. Unfortunately as they had some interesting upgrade sets for both the Bushmaster and the ASLAV.

You're right that in the kit you get nothing t ofill the racks but I'm not sure you can see a lot when the hull is glued. I still don't know whether or not I will represent the rear door open.

Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:56 PM UTC
Good job on interior, there is nothing in the kit to fill the various racks.

Arms Corps Models had a project of update set for this kit but for unknown reasons it has never been released.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:42 PM UTC
Here are more pictures of my interior.









Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 08:06 PM UTC
Work is continuing at a faster pace now that my Workhorses Campaign build is complete.

Dry fitting the engine and upper hull parts.



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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:17 PM UTC
Thanks Olivier,

BTW, I got an email from Don B over on PP. Apparently he has a couple of server issues. He is looking for the original Pics I sent him - they were on a DVD as they were full size photo's not adulterated for fast upload. Hopefully I can get them back.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:58 AM UTC

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Olivier. I'm watching with interest as I have this kit in the stash. Be interested to know of any other issues you have. Re the interior, yes pics of non-parade turned out Bushmasters are rare. You can get some glimpses here though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7GCnPEz7Fs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=862uIEp3qR4



Peter,
I came across some difficulties with the large flat PE parts on the sides of the driver compartment. They prevent a perfect fit of the dashboard but this is an easy fix. The biggest issue is the fit of the hull over the chassis. Unless I did something wrong, the PE part on the driver side needs to be cut by 1 mm. Otherwise the hull won't sit at the front.

I found the PE seatblets are a pain to put in place even after having been annealed. And don't forget to add the decals for the cushions before gluing the seatbelts!

Showcase gives you a lot of placards and stencils for the interior. Unfortunately, there is no indication in the instructions for the location. The various walkarounds over the web are helpful. They also show more mistakes or omission by Showcase. In front of the vehicle commander, there should be a kind of "open" bin fixed to the dashboard. It should be higher than the dashboard itself. It is obvious when you apply the decal there.
At the back of the vehicle, you have a large shelf on the rear right. The bottom of it misses a kind of lip of the lower drawer. There again, it is obvious when you want to apply the decal.

As I don't intend to detail the interior that much I can live with those flaws.

I will look at your videos to see how I could weather the interior a bit. Thanks for posting the links.

Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 08:34 AM UTC
I've just joined up as well, man this Campaign is buzzing along.

Nice work everyone so far.

Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 01:31 AM UTC
Some really fine work being done here guys.

Olivier. I'm watching with interest as I have this kit in the stash. Be interested to know of any other issues you have. Re the interior, yes pics of non-parade turned out Bushmasters are rare. You can get some glimpses here though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7GCnPEz7Fs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=862uIEp3qR4

Goof, that looks like a nicely detailed resin set. It is not often you see the battery terminal lead clamps moulded on. Usually just a bump on the top.

Mark, the little panzer will look great when finished.
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 09:15 PM UTC
Making slow progress with my build. The simple crew compartment is finished.



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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 04:30 AM UTC

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And to show i have made at least some progress:

The (excellent) Black Ops Models engine bay, one engine more or less done, the other still needs the details added. The compartment itself is taped together for the time being


What you will eventually see, with at least 1 GI bent over it:


And the total of the boat



I look forward to seeing how this turns out. I also look forward to seeing you put some GIs in there fixing the engines.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 04:29 AM UTC

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I've had a few too many Carling Black Labels in my day ...


nice work!



Thanks.

Glad that the Black Label boxes caused some memories to surface. Hopefully they were some of the better ones.


Cheers,
James
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:56 PM UTC
And to show i have made at least some progress:

The (excellent) Black Ops Models engine bay, one engine more or less done, the other still needs the details added. The compartment itself is taped together for the time being


What you will eventually see, with at least 1 GI bent over it:


And the total of the boat