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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 11:17 PM UTC

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Opps… you missed a bit of Zim on the back of the turret Kalin

Seriously, well done. Looks great. Glad you hade fun building it.



Ditto!
Venko555
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:34 PM UTC
Thanks, Gary!
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 07:56 PM UTC
Opps… you missed a bit of Zim on the back of the turret Kalin

Seriously, well done. Looks great. Glad you hade fun building it.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 06:11 PM UTC
Venelin,
Great job on the FJ Offiziere! I apologise for missing your completion post!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 06:08 PM UTC
Kalin,
Fantastic job on your Panther! Congratulations on a fantastic finish!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 06:07 PM UTC
Zsolt,
Your Chaffee looks very nice. I agree... it is an attractive machine!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 12:48 AM UTC
Niiiiice!


k_mero4
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 12:26 AM UTC
Hello!
I finished with my project in the campaign. I hope it was interesting and fun as it was for me. I wish success to everyone and soon.
Here's the final photos.








Kalin
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 11:42 PM UTC
Thanks Zsolt. I will have to move this one up the build list....
Ramanathan
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 11:26 PM UTC

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Quick!!! Put a lid on that extra, extra large, Super sized, can of worms!!!



OK, maybe you are right - disclaimer: that is my private opinion

The kit is fantastic! Super fit and very sharp details. My only problem was that the manual is not clear enough at several points so you have always cross-check from photos to be sure that you glue the parts to their place and not just somewhere close to it
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 07:50 PM UTC

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Most beautiful tank of ww2
Zsolt



Quick!!! Put a lid on that extra, extra large, Super sized, can of worms!!!


Looking Great Zsolt. I take it from the clean build there, that there little or no issues with the kit? I have the Bronco 'British' version in the stash.
Ramanathan
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 07:33 PM UTC
Hello fellow modelers,
First of all congrats to all finishers so far!
I just finished the build phase, now turning my attention to painting. And just I comment: I love Chaffee even more than before starting this kit. Most beautiful tank of ww2 in my eyes
Cheers,
Zsolt



GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:59 AM UTC
Kalin,
That's an awesome looking Panther!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:39 AM UTC
Johhar, Kalin and Bryan. All looking great guys.

Getting close to having all the main assemblies done for painting on the M3. Pics soon...
ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC
Nice kitten,Kalin!
A lot of effort and splendid result at the end!

Looking forward to see it weathered,

k_mero4
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
I agree. My mistake.
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 08:44 AM UTC
If you can do so, you need to knock the rust off the two small outer pipes on the left-hand exhaust. Those were not subject to high temperatures as they sucked in cool air; they did not vent hot exhaust. The only rust they would have is from chipping and dinging like the rest of the tank.
k_mero4
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC
Hello everyone!
My work progress: I managed to deal with the zimmerit, the tools, I put the two tow cables, painted and made the camo.
Here are some photos.







The deckal of the turret is deliberately disturbed.
The weathering follows.
Good loock at all. Cheers.
Kalin
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 06:16 PM UTC
Your perseverance will pay of I'm sure as your work looks very good!

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 05:40 AM UTC
I picked up this kit with an opened box and cheap at a show, which means that the original owner bailed on the build. I can understand why with there being tiny parts, the plastic a little brittle, and a generally fiddly construction. It has been more nerve wracking than I prefer, but it seems it will be worth it in the end.








d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:31 AM UTC
Bryan,

Nice work putting on the green cammo.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 09:56 AM UTC
Tat looks sweet, Bryan!!
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 05:28 AM UTC
I put the base cammo down the other day. I have added a couple filter layers since these pictures were taken. I loosely followed the box illustrations. Couple more filter layers then onto decals. Keep up the good work.










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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 03:46 AM UTC
Kalin and Mark. Looking good!
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 09:22 PM UTC
Kalin,
The interior of the turret looks excellent!

Gaz