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petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:10 AM UTC
Really eye popping colours there Mr K!

Joseph, outstanding finish. Now did you play with the colour filters to get that Smurf blue originally and have us all fooled????

Pasi. Nice work. On the home stretch I see.

Hopefully some bench time today so I can finish the last few bits for the Challenger build. Then paint. With the wife needing care, for the past 2 weeks, bench time is almost zip.
JSSVIII
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 12:55 PM UTC
Nice builds guys! I like how your Tiran came out Joseph!
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 09:58 AM UTC
Okay, bench time has been minimal after the wife had her bicycle accident and many broken bones. However, sneaked in a few hours and finished the construction phase on the Challenger 1. A lot of work, but I feel it was worth it in the end.

Dry fit, test fit:






The brackets holding the armour plates is part conjecture and part from what is seen is some pics available.
BogiBg
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Västra Götaland, Sweden
Joined: May 29, 2018
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 08:38 PM UTC
Peter, nice job. A looooooot of work... And what I like the most, everything looks perfect.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 09:13 PM UTC
Cheers Bogi.

Those armour panels took a lot of effort to get right, but it was worth it.

BogiBg
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Västra Götaland, Sweden
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 09:45 PM UTC
It definitely is. As I allrrady said, I don't know anything about modern tanks but I can recognize good work as I see one. There are amazing builds all over this campaign.
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: September 12, 2014
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:34 PM UTC
Peter, that‘s some very meticulous, exacting work - great job.

And good to hear that you‘ve been able to get some bench time in.

Jerry
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: June 20, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 11:07 PM UTC
Pete, that's stunning detail work you did there! Almost a pity to hide it with paint. And glad to see things are easing off enough to get the occasional breather at the bench - hope she's getting more comfortable. (Broken ribs suck. Can't put 'em in a cast, can't lie down, and worst of all laughing becomes torture!)
zontar
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Hawaii, United States
Joined: August 27, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 04:55 PM UTC
Wow Pete!!

Super nice work! Best wishes for your wife.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC
Thanks Guys.

Managed to put a primer coat down yesterday. I'll get it base painted and maybe some weathering by end date ( I hope).
BunkerBuster
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 29, 2017
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 01:05 AM UTC
I'm in the home stretch on the Miniart T-54-2. I went light on the weathering. Still need to finish up the periscopes, add a few last details, and do some final weathering with pigments.

Ruffus
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Guatemala
Joined: April 12, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 05:11 AM UTC
Nine days left and counting!!
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 06:14 AM UTC
Thanks Peter.

Painted and decals ready:



Matt finish, weathering and tracks to be done. I'm using Friul T-55 tracks, but luckily these are quick and easy to assemble.
Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 06:23 PM UTC
Very nice work being done here!

I am not going to get mine done. So am going to bow out.

This is where I am at now, I am not going to rush it.

Cheers Rob.

canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 01:53 AM UTC
Rob, too bad, but I know how it goes when things get down to the wire.

Ken and Pasi, great-looking T-54 + Tiran - looking forward to seeing them weathered!

Jerry
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 02:06 AM UTC
VERY nice work all!

Rob, completely agree. Build at your own pace, not to whatever "deadlines" we put down.

Michael
barkingdigger
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 07:05 AM UTC
Hey Rob, at times like this I take comfort in knowing there's an Unfinished Business campaign willing to welcome the build with open arms! Hope it all comes together eventually. (I dare not say how many campaigns I've bowed out of over the years...)
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 07:06 PM UTC
Bummer Rob, but keep at it, it is looking great.

Base coat down on the Challenger 1 and road wheel tyres painted. Had some "fun" trying to mix a reasonable representation of Gulf War 1 British sand colour. Photos show the colour varying from a brown to an orange!!! Hopefully when it is dry, the colour I have will be acceptable... I hope so, I have 2 jars of mixed paint left over so I need to think of a few British early 90's desert vehicles to paint to use it up
zontar
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Hawaii, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 05:59 PM UTC
Ken and Pasi: very nice work! Looking great.

Rob: hopefully we'll see yours completed in an Unfinished Business campaign. Looks good so far.

I am calling mine done. Tamiya M1-A2 Abrams in 1/48th scale with Black Dog modern accessories.















Thank you all for a great campaign and see you in some other ones.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: May 13, 2018
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 06:27 PM UTC
Hello all,

after a prolonged stay in Hospital, I finally managed to put some camouflage net on my Chieftain. This is the first time I tried this, and the result is not too bad (I think).
The net was made from bandage soaked in dilluted white glue, and black tea leaves were sprinkled on some areas after the bandage was put on the model. Then it was just painted, and the tea-covered areas got some dark wash.



And the tracks -from MasterClub- which do look very good. But assembly of these was anything lese than relaxing (compared to Friul-tracks). In the end I think that next time I'll go for the ones included in the kit.




Today I'll put the tracks on the Chieftain, post some photos and then I'll call it done.
I wanted to give the model a dirty look, but tomorrow I'll again go to the hospital for a surgery on my spine, so there's no time for mud-moving.

Happy modelling everyone

- Alex
Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 06:43 PM UTC
Very nice! Zon

Looks good Alex! Good luck!

Cheers Rob.
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 08:44 PM UTC
Zon, fantastic work on your Abrams.

Alex, your camouflage net looks the part - an excellent first attempt.

Best of luck with your surgery and a speedy recovery.

Jerry
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:01 PM UTC
Great work Zon. Nice detail in the accessories.

Nice to see you back Alex. The camo net makes a real difference and is great to see someone trying new things.

Cheers guys
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:05 AM UTC
Great jobs on the Abrams and Chieftain here at the finish!

Alex, the best of luck to you!!

Michael
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 06:15 PM UTC
Missing antenna, weathering and possibly prisms for periscopes (have to check how they looked in reality): probably done in day.