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m4sherman
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 03:25 AM UTC
It's start day. Here is my choice. The Cyber Hobby T-34/76 1942, but I am going to save the cupola and make it the mouse ear type.

PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
Here's my entry:



A KV-1 in Finnish service. I'm not yet sure if I'll build green or three color camoflage version. Whichever it'll be, I'm using decals by Star Decal and Friul tracks.
metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
Joined: February 06, 2009
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 07:17 AM UTC
we are officially live!
good luck and fun builds everybody
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 09:52 PM UTC
This will be my build for this campaign. I've not built an Academy kit before, so will be interesting to see how it goes together. Since there is no kit review on this forum, I'll finish one before I start building. Also, need to decide which of the four options to build.

metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 10:14 PM UTC
while looking around for a project, i came across some m3LEE tanks that were used by german forces in WWII. apparently they were at first given to soviet forces in lend-lease, and after that captured. the change of 3 hands on a tank was kind of amusing to me, so that is my entry for this campaign (for start, anyway ).
base kit is Takom 2087 M3 Lee (late), which fits perfect into the subject and includes the appropriate decals!
i will be adding some PE and Kaizen T-51 tracks (on the way).

Build of M3 Lee captured by German forces
RobinNilsson
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: November 29, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC
Dang! I had been planning that Lee for this campaign ....
I'll check the stash and see if I can find something else

Need to rebuild my airbrush compressor first. The tank has rusted through in two places, patching the holes is not an option since the rest of the bottom (it is lying on its side so it is actually almost eight inches of the side) is probably also affected to some degree. The drain plug wasn't in the lowest spot .....
I have two smallish fire extinguishers, the dry powder type, and a handful of various couplings and hose lined up.
/ Robin
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 01:30 AM UTC
First two steps are done. The fit has been go, so far. Next the wheels.


Northern_Lad
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United Kingdom
Joined: September 17, 2012
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 06:44 AM UTC
Hello!

Just signed up for this. I'm going to build the Italeri M14/41. I won't get to this though until September. It will sport a Kangaroo on the turret!

Cheers

Matthew
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 06:56 AM UTC
Here is my starting picture:


That was the third or fourth kit I bought when 2 years ago I returned to the hobby again.My plan back then was to convert it into Panzer IV/L70(V), so I sourced some goodies like metal barrel, PE,mantlet with cast numbers e.t.c.

Documents exist, showing that one Jagdpanzer IV and one Panzer IV/L70(V)-among other trophy AFV's- were given from the Third Ukrainian Front to First Bulgarian Army on March 17th 1945.These 2 vehicles must have been captured by the Red Army before or during Operation Spring Awakening.
These 2 vehicles exict to the very present day:
The Panzer IV/L70(V) is on display at the National Museum of Military History in Sofia,

while the Jagdpanzer IV is part of the external exhibition of the Museum of Battle Glory in Yambol.


I'll do the PanzerIV/L70(V), painted in 4BO with the big red stars on front and sides freshly overpainted by Bulgarian crews.


metooshelah
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 07:00 AM UTC

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Hello!

Just signed up for this. I'm going to build the Italeri M14/41. I won't get to this though until September. It will sport a Kangaroo on the turret!

Cheers

Matthew



ha ha, like they say, build it and they will come
m4sherman
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 08:31 AM UTC

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This will be my build for this campaign. I've not built an Academy kit before, so will be interesting to see how it goes together. Since there is no kit review on this forum, I'll finish one before I start building. Also, need to decide which of the four options to build.




Mark,

A curiosity question. I have the Academy Plant 112 T-34/85 kit and it comes with 2 turrets, early and late. Does your kit have the normal Soviet turret top plate, or just the modified German top?

Tks,
Randy
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 04:00 AM UTC
Hello!
After some hesitation, I chose a model with which to participate. This AFV 23235 "Romel's Mammoth Dak AEC Armored Command car".
These are the initial photos.





Yovchev, I see you have come to a decision.

Success at all and enjoyable fun.
d111298pw
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 04:06 AM UTC

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This will be my build for this campaign. I've not built an Academy kit before, so will be interesting to see how it goes together. Since there is no kit review on this forum, I'll finish one before I start building. Also, need to decide which of the four options to build.




Mark,

A curiosity question. I have the Academy Plant 112 T-34/85 kit and it comes with 2 turrets, early and late. Does your kit have the normal Soviet turret top plate, or just the modified German top?

Tks,
Randy



Randy,
This kit only comes with one turret top. Here is a pic of the sprue

d111298pw
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 04:10 AM UTC
Shouldn't "Proposal" be removed from the heading and this now be identified as an "Active Campaign"?

Anyway, I have the road wheels completed and painted. I've decided to go with option 1.




Next is the superstructure
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 04:31 AM UTC

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...after some hesitation, I chose a model with which to participate. This AFV 23235 "Romel's Mammoth Dak AEC Armored Command car".
These are the initial photos...



So you finally received it, Kalin?!?
Will you do ""Max" or "Moritz" out of it?



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...Yovchev, I see you have come to a decision...



Yes, now I'm trying to figure out when the h..k Fahrgestellnummer 320662(the vehicle in Sofia's NMMH) was produced...
It must have been a vehicle from January/February 1945 production:
-it has 3 return rollers
-it lacks the ventilation openings on front break hatches
-it has the early (I supose) barrel support...
-it should have had steel wheels on the first bogies, which evidently is not the case(yet I think this discrepancy can be attributed to vehicle overhaul before it went to the Museum).

Problem is- vehicle with FGstN 320662 must have been produced not later than August 1944...
According to Panzer Tract 9, chassy numbers for the PanzerIV/L70(V) started with #320651, and from August 1944 till December 1944 Vomag produced a total of 560 vehicles...

So I'm more often scratching my head,then modelling,currently...


k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 04:52 AM UTC

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...after some hesitation, I chose a model with which to participate. This AFV 23235 "Romel's Mammoth Dak AEC Armored Command car".
These are the initial photos...



So you finally received it, Kalin?!?
Will you do ""Max" or "Moritz" out of it?



"Max". Although it would be interesting to have both.
Hmm ... There are 20 more. I know what I'm going to do.
Cheers.
m4sherman
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 12:41 PM UTC

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This will be my build for this campaign. I've not built an Academy kit before, so will be interesting to see how it goes together. Since there is no kit review on this forum, I'll finish one before I start building. Also, need to decide which of the four options to build.




Mark,

A curiosity question. I have the Academy Plant 112 T-34/85 kit and it comes with 2 turrets, early and late. Does your kit have the normal Soviet turret top plate, or just the modified German top?

Tks,
Randy



Randy,
This kit only comes with one turret top. Here is a pic of the sprue




Mark,

Thank you.
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 04:52 AM UTC
I have most of the upper hull completed. Just a few bits left off to be painted separately. Next up is the turret.




d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 03:32 AM UTC
The main assembly is now complete. Painting will be next.





metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 02:16 AM UTC
ok, I'm ready to start!


, on Flickr
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 08:15 AM UTC
Some progress of my Panzer IV/70 (V):

k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 08:21 AM UTC
Sehr gut,Herr Yovtchev.
Well, you got it.
Cantstopbuyingkits
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European Union
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC
Id still like to know where you heard of a captured St C, Nathan
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Delhi, India / भारत
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 02:47 AM UTC
I've completed the painting and applied the decals. The decals in this kit are awful. They are very thick with very little adhesive capability. Using my hottest decal softener, it still had little effect on them.


k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 06:59 AM UTC
The perfect camouflage.
Great work, Mark.
I like.
Kalin