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ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 11:42 AM UTC
Looking good Kalin.
panzerman1
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:23 PM UTC
Greetings to all intrepid modelers in this "Fun" campaign. Having been duly inspired by all the wonderful builds in this campaign, I've signed up as well. This is my entry. Sherman tank with mine roller by UM in 1/72 scale.

Early in the thread discussions, another modeler expressed interest in building this subject. I do not wish to usurp his choice if he still wants to build it. I can find another Funny to build. I await the decision of the Administrator and modeler concerned. Thanks.
Bill
ColinEdm
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 01:40 AM UTC
Welcome aboard William, I have no issues with two of the same subject.
Bigred69
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Armed Forces Europe, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 06:50 AM UTC
Hello Bill, does the kit come with Rubberband tracks or link sections? I have been looking at this kit.

Ronnie
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
The more the merrier William

Ronnie, jumping here, the instruction sheet in the corner of the pic shows link and length tracks. Hope that is what you want.
Bigred69
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Armed Forces Europe, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
Hello Pete, yes, that is the info I needed.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 04:54 PM UTC
A bit of progress on my diminutive Jaeger...you really see how big the gun is compared to the chassis!


petbat
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 05:21 PM UTC
Sure looks strange on the itty bitty chassis. Looking great Colin
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 01:27 PM UTC
Thanks Gentlemen.
Colin, great job on your small Panzerjager with Big Gun. I bet that thing jumped a foot in the air when it fired. Hahaha.
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 05:56 PM UTC
Work begins on my diminutive Mine roller Sherman. The lower hull is flat packed and required assembly to shape.

The cast transmission piece required extensive coping out to fit the rest of the hull.

A filler strip of styrene was used to mate up the transmission piece to the hull.

Many of the parts are so small, as evidenced by the size of the shackles, so extra care is necessary in handling.

I am impressed by the level of detail in the kit. The boagie assemblies show the same level of detail as in larger kits.

The photo-etch skid plates are another nicely added detail.

That's all for now. Thanks for viewing. Good luck everyone in your perspective builds. Bill
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC
Hello guys!
The campaign is becoming more and more interesting with the new models in it.
Colin, a very strange combination, but a very good work on the model.
William, Sherman looks impressive with these huge wheels.
Here is my progress on my project.












Good luck to all!
Kalin
BogiBg
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:57 AM UTC
It's looks nice so far Kalin. Hope you will go for some weathering?
k_mero4
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 07:58 AM UTC
Hello!
This is the final of my project. I hope you enjoyed it.
These are the last photos of my project.















Success!
Kalin
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 09:24 AM UTC
It has come up a real treat Kalin. Very nicely done. Thanks for joining in, we have enjoyed your company. Cheers.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 11:48 AM UTC
Very nice Kalin, thanks for participating!
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 02:32 PM UTC
The Funnies are looking good Gents!


Very will put together and congrats on finishing Kalin!!


JohnA
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 02:16 AM UTC
Thanks for the good words! It was a pleasure for me to participate and to follow with interest the development of the campaign. I have two models that I started working on some time ago, but I have not finished them. I want to finish and present them within the campaign.
If this is not in contradiction with the campaign rules.
Kalin
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:17 PM UTC
Kalin, you did a wonderful job building and painting this 50mm armed tank hunter. Necessity is the mother of invention....and this tank looks like it did it's job perfectly.
Keep up the good work everyone.
Bill
petbat
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:55 PM UTC
Kalin. I would be happy to see your additional models. You get the ribbon and the kudos for the first build, the others are just icing on the cake for us if they are funnies too.
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 08:13 AM UTC
Where I am at.
I had to remove part of the fenders, cut them away from the hull at the rear and then bend them upward to match the ones in the pic. Needed filling after that.
Fabricated the 'timber' platforms and trail stops. Trickier than they look as I had to laminate styrene sections
to get the right thickness and get the fit right.




Had some issues with the length of the 3.7's trail. Not sure if Tamiya or Dragon are to blame for the disparity. The position of the front wheels was very distinctive in the photo, however when placed on the vehicle to match, the trail legs hung over the back of the UE storage box.... so I had to shorten them a tad - don't tell anyone
BogiBg
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 06:50 AM UTC
By joining to this campaign we subscribed to problems.
It's no big deal Peter, I don't think anybody would notice trail shortening if you didn't mention it.
panzerman1
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 09:31 PM UTC
Peter, great job fabricating the timber supports for the PaK. Your tank hunter is taking shape. Keep up the good work.
Bill
BogiBg
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC
I have finished my second entry. I started with Zvezda Sd.Kfz. 251 but after finding too many errors on the kit I decided to go for new Icm Sd.Kfz.251 ausf. "a" end convert it to "b" standard.

and added some aftermarket






I have two pictures of this vehicle and on both seams that there is two colours camo, presuming that it's "tropen" scheme.



So I painted accordingly.

And, finally, finished model







Two down - one to go.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 09:30 AM UTC
Bogi you are on fire for this campaign! Well done. Pete, nice work on the UE, I wouldn't have known you shortened the gun trail if you hadn't mentioned it.
JohnDoe4th
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:08 PM UTC
Bogibg.. well done again! whats your 3rd build going to be?


Peter.. I do like how your supports turned out! I just have one favor. When you paint your wood supports. May you explain how you paint them and pics?? that's one area I need to take notes on.


JohnA