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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 10:22 PM UTC
Ooh, that looks pretty good!
Sleepwalker71
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 03:26 AM UTC
Hi,
As I mentioned before here is my entry. Brand new Tamiya's M3A1 Scout Car. It will depict recon vehicle from 2nd Armored Division in Sicily 1943 in Olive Drab and Sand camouflage. In fact, that was the last main engagement where the US Army used this vehicle. It has been soon after phased out by M3 Halftracks and M8 cars.
Official entry photo:

Before I will go deeper into details while building I must note one disappointment. It is clear that Tamiya has prepared this kit as a Soviet version (crew added)) being mainly used as a troop carrier and gun tractor. Hence main missing element here for me as I want to make reconnaissance version are radio set(s) installed in US recon vehicles. This I will need to scratchbuild
k_mero4
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 06:51 AM UTC
Hello!
This is my choice for the campaign. The machine will consist of a Panzer Regiment.4, that fought the Anzio battle.



Good luck to everyone in the campaign!
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:54 AM UTC
Interesting kit choices, I have some of them in stash or planning to buy so looking forward to your builds. I'll build Tamiya's Archer, which was bit surprisingly my only kit suitable for the campaign.

GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 08:19 AM UTC
Damian,
That will be an interesting entry for sure. Looking forward to it!.

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 08:20 AM UTC
Kalin,
I'll be looking forward to seeing how your Meng Panther goes together. I have yet to build anything by them.

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 08:21 AM UTC
Pasi,
You must have an interesting stash. I'll be cool seeing your Archer come together.

Gaz
petbat
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 08:28 AM UTC
Some really nice choices here.

If it is any consolation Damian, the Hobby Boss M3A1 late has no radios either. Not sure, but maybe the pics here will be of some help to you

http://legacy.1945mb.com/WWII_1942_White_M3A1_Scout_Car_Radios.aspx
brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 11:06 AM UTC
I had mentioned this a while back to Gaz, but to make it official I am going to attempt Anzio Annie:

GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 11:22 AM UTC

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I had mentioned this a while back to Gaz, but to make it official I am going to attempt Anzio Annie:




Woohoo! Can't have an Italian theater build without her.

Sleepwalker71
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 01:56 PM UTC

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Some really nice choices here.

If it is any consolation Damian, the Hobby Boss M3A1 late has no radios either. Not sure, but maybe the pics here will be of some help to you

http://legacy.1945mb.com/WWII_1942_White_M3A1_Scout_Car_Radios.aspx


Thanks, Peter. These photos will be very helpful. Rearmost radio set is SCR-506, while the front one is SCR-508. Sometimes, instead of the latter one was used SCR.-510 installed on the side of the vehicle.
A lot of fun ahead of me.
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 02:33 PM UTC
Everyone,

Here is my official entry into the build. Tamiya's kit #35325, the Sd.Kfz.184 "Elefant".



Will be adding a metal barrel by Abe, Masterclub metal tracks, and PE from Eduard.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 02:34 PM UTC
My entry for this campaign is Dragons StuG III F/8 Early Production. Im replacing the stock barrel with a Aber barrel. First time implementing a AM barrel.




JohnA
d111298pw
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 01:17 AM UTC
There certainly are going to be a lot of great builds in this campaign. Was able to get some build time today

Road wheels and drive sprockets ready for painting.


The unique Porsche torsion bar suspension installed.

k_mero4
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 01:21 AM UTC
Gaz,I've only heard good reviews about Meng's Panther. Hope to get it.
Shell, I've dreamed of K5 for several years. Only its large size in 1/35 scale stops me from doing so. Congratulations. Would you say who made the model?
Kalin
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 02:09 AM UTC

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Gaz,I've only heard good reviews about Meng's Panther. Hope to get it.
Shell, I've dreamed of K5 for several years. Only its large size in 1/35 scale stops me from doing so. Congratulations. Would you say who made the model?
Kalin



Mine is the Dragon version. I had misplaced the instructions when I took the pic. Trumpeter makes the more detailed version, but as I got mine off ebay for $50 I am not going to complain. It is indeed big, but I actually have a number of kits that make it look small.
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 08:14 AM UTC
Guys,
It's great to see so many firing up early on.

Mark(D6mst0),
That AM should add some great detail to your Elefant.

JohnA,
You'll love using the metal barrel. The only downside of a metal barrel is that it's easy to accidentally remove the paint.

Mark (d111298pw),
That's a great start on your Elefant! I always thought the Porsche suspension looked suspiciously un-robust.

Kalin,
The Meng kits look great. But with two panther's in the stash, and Meng's separate guide horns for the tracks... I'm not in any rush.

Shell,
If you have kit's that make Annie look small, the mind can only struggle to imagine what they are.

Good stuff, friends!

Gaz

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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 08:19 AM UTC

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A lot of fun ahead of me.



Masochist!!

Good luck Damian.

Nice start Mark.

My Starting Pic taken at my club meeting yesterday as I forgot to take one at home. Spent an enjoyable afternoon with Gaz, and managed to get the road wheels cleaned up....
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 08:33 AM UTC

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My entry for this campaign is Dragons StuG III F/8 Early Production. Im replacing the stock barrel with a Aber barrel. First time implementing a AM barrel.

JohnA



Once you have seen the results, you will wonder why you didn't use them earlier. Aber are particularly nice barrels and detail is way superior to the kit parts.

However, just a heads up, this particular set was reviewed here and the fit of the barrel to the collar was said to be an issue in the sample set, so check yours.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=3387

You might find you need to sand the barrel part where it goes into the collar (don't turn out the hole as the reviewer suggests as emery paper rolled around the barrel end and then turning the barrel in the emery paper tube is far better for these issues).

brekinapez
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 09:16 AM UTC

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Shell,
If you have kit's that make Annie look small, the mind can only struggle to imagine what they are.

Good stuff, friends!

Gaz




Well, the Italeri S-100 German torpedo boat is about 39 inches in length, and much wider than the K5. And that is just one example.
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 10:20 AM UTC
Peter,
Is was good to see your entry at the club meet yesterday. Some day, I'll be glad to see it in a completed condition up-close-and-personal.

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 01:20 PM UTC
Hi Everyone,
I've created a stats page on the opening thread of this campaign. Please feel free to notify me of any mistakes.

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 03:37 AM UTC
JohnA,
I recently used that same Aber barrel set and the barrel fit into the collar is way off. I ended up drilling out the collar with the help of some vise grips and masking tape to prevent marring the collar. Do not try to force the barrel into the collar it will not work and you will ruin both pieces, ask me how I know😉
McRunty
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 11:29 AM UTC
My submission. I am using the dragon kit for the base. I have Bronco tracks, Star Decals for the tank I am building and not visible is a turned barrel.



Will commence construction likely next week. This weekend has kicked my bum.
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 02:11 PM UTC
Rory,
Welcome. Glad to see you and your Sherman.

Gaz