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Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: May 13, 2018
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 12:20 AM UTC
Hi to everyone,

first of all: thank you for your nice wishes!
As there're another two hours untill I get knocked out, I post the pics of my Chieftain with the tracks. And now it's done.
Basically, the result could have been better, but because of medical problems and the time I couldn't do anything, there just wasn't enough time to build the kit properly...
But I'll make a small vignette, showing the tank in a "what-if-scenario" in the early 80'ies somewhere in Germany fighting against attacking russians.





Thank you for this wonderful and inspiring campaign!!


Happy modelling

- Alex
Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 12:33 AM UTC
By the was,

can anyone please help me: how can I add a photo to the campaign gallery??

Thanks for your help

Happy modelling

- Alex
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: September 12, 2014
KitMaker: 364 posts
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 01:03 AM UTC
Hi Alex,

Your Chieftain looks great!

To post your photos to the campaign gallery, just go to that specific gallery:

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/31535

and hit the “Upload Photos” link in the upper right-hand corner, upload them, and then post them like you always do. If you don’t use your Kitmaker Gallery account to upload your photos and are unfamiliar with how it works, here’s Darren’s thread from a few years back on how to post images:

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=120940&page=1

Good luck with everything!

Jerry
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 01:11 AM UTC
And Pasi, I really like your Tiran - can’t wait to see it finished.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,498 posts
Armorama: 489 posts
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 01:27 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Alex,

Your Chieftain looks great!

To post your photos to the campaign gallery, just go to that specific gallery:

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/31535

and hit the “Upload Photos” link in the upper right-hand corner, upload them, and then post them like you always do. If you don’t use your Kitmaker Gallery account to upload your photos and are unfamiliar with how it works, here’s Darren’s thread from a few years back on how to post images:

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=120940&page=1

Good luck with everything!

Jerry



One other thing; just because you're logged on to the forums and so forth doesn't mean you're logged on to the gallery. When you go there, look in the top blue banner in the upper right hand corner to see if you need to log on there as well, otherwise you won't be able to upload photos.

Michael
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC
Thanks, Michael, I forgot to mention that.
BunkerBuster
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 29, 2017
KitMaker: 147 posts
Armorama: 112 posts
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 08:09 AM UTC
Calling the T-54 done. I went light on the weathering since I prefer a look closer to factory fresh. I had some of the Mig maple and oak leafs that I thought I'd try out. They are still loose since I'm not sure if I like the look. Top of turret is going to be left loose for viewing of the insides. I'm not a fan of exploded views, so this was a good compromise. The engine is in in there too if I want to pull the hatch off.

Overall, Miniart makes a very nice kit. Some areas are completely over-engineered. The suspension and wheel assemblies are the biggest problem areas. But once it all comes together, it has stunning detail right out of the box. I only added Masterclub tracks and a few scratch build parts that were needed due to broken or lost parts (carpet monster).




agriamodeling
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Budapest, Hungary
Joined: March 09, 2018
KitMaker: 81 posts
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
Hi Ken,

It is a beautiful kit and I am very happy understanding that you did not use the extreme weather-look on this model. I have similar approach most of the times, to represent modern armour in good, well-maintained conditions.

Very good job!

Tamas
Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 06:51 PM UTC
@ Jerry, Michael

thank you for your help and advice.

The pics are now in the gallery (nice to have WLAN in hospital).

I hope, that with my next kit I don't have to build it in a hurry, so I achieve a much better result.

Happy modelling to everyone

- Alex
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 09:48 PM UTC
Ken, your T-54 turned out excellent - that‘s a really nice, clean build with very effective light weathering. Models look toy-like if the weathering‘s too light (or absent), but you nailed the factory-fresh look exactly. And the leaves are a nice touch.

And Alex, I‘m glad that worked out. Hope you are well.

Jerry
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PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 334 posts
Armorama: 107 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 02:00 AM UTC
Thanks, and done:


Two more photos are in the gallery.

Thanks for the campaign, had fun building the Tiran 5 although my first attempt (M1A1) failed.
Hangelafette
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 22, 2012
KitMaker: 317 posts
Armorama: 292 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 06:12 AM UTC
Great campaign everyone!





-Cheers,
Nate
LikesTanks
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Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: May 07, 2013
KitMaker: 212 posts
Armorama: 204 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 11:26 AM UTC
Beautiful looking tanks there.
Here's my pristine GDR T-72




petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 2,304 posts
Armorama: 2,166 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:41 PM UTC
Last run of posts - must be a deadline
Wow guys, you really pulled off some nice builds.
Ken the interior of your T 54 is just awesome.
Alex, nice to see you used the extra time and a base will only add to it in the end.
Nate, Pasi and Richard, impressive builds guys.


Okay, I'm calling the Challenger 1 done for the sake of the group build. I still want to weather it and add stowage and details, but the wife's accident and looking after her has put me behind schedule, so a showroom floor version it is for now:



BravoTwoZero
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California, United States
Joined: June 11, 2009
KitMaker: 390 posts
Armorama: 299 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 06:23 PM UTC
Here are pictures of my Takom Tiran 4, done.





Some close ups.



MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,498 posts
Armorama: 489 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 12:51 AM UTC
Very impressive stuff everyone!

Technically, the campaign runs until midnight tonight (I do that on purpose) if you need to finish anything off. I won't be awarding ribbons until tomorrow.

Michael
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 416 posts
Armorama: 312 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 04:54 AM UTC
Hi all,

Before the deadline.




Thanks, Michael and all.
K.
Ruffus
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Guatemala
Joined: April 12, 2005
KitMaker: 338 posts
Armorama: 218 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 05:11 AM UTC
Great work on that Leclerc!!
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 06:49 AM UTC
Joseph and Mr K.

Love them guys. Really well done!

Great Campaign Michael. So many builds involved it was great. Thanks for hosting and suggesting it.
iam2brb
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 31, 2016
KitMaker: 70 posts
Armorama: 43 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 11:36 AM UTC
Hey guys! I am super-new here, I joined this way back when it started, then life got in the way. Even though i had completed this, i did not get around to posting it Please bear in mind that I do not have near the skills that I see going on here, but am going to try and do my best! Also I know, I know, showing my "Soper-Noob-Ness" here, but really I just got imgur working and so I only have really JUST learnt how to post pics (groan...)I have actually finished this, so I will just show a thread of the thing as it was being built!
So here is the kit, the Trumpy 1972 T-62, along with Miniart tracks and Legend Fuel cell plumbing

Here she is in progress

and here i used the kit external fuel tanks along with the legend brass tube. To make the linkages, I had some tubing leftover from the old Tamiya T-72 that I cut, then used a toothpick to spread the tube & fit around the brass tube, with a spot of CA to hold it:




Here she is, looking a ‘wee bit’ more like a tank:


Miniart tracks separated/in progress:

and together (eyes were crossed at this point)

not looking too bad:


Decals and tracks painted, + final assembly, and finished, using oils and hand ground pastels:







followed by a nap

I know it is not y'all's sill level, but I hope you like it!
All the best from South Carolina!

iam2brb
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South Carolina, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 11:50 AM UTC
Hope my entry did not get in too late, and I will do my best to be less a lurker and more a poster 'round here!
canismalus
#465
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: September 12, 2014
KitMaker: 364 posts
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 03:17 AM UTC
Wow, everybody, those are great builds. Even if some of you didn’t get a chance to do any weathering, good job getting it done on time!

Great campaign, everybody, and thank you, Michael, for hosting it!

Jerry

P.S. Bruce, your skills don‘t look very ‘noobish‘ to me, quite the contrary!
canismalus
#465
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 03:25 AM UTC
Bruce, btw, you‘ll have to post the pictures of your finished T-62 in the campaign gallery to get your ribbon. If you don‘t know how, scroll up this page to my and Michael‘s posts to Alex G. about how to do it.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 04:25 AM UTC
Time to wrap this one up. A really great showing! Congrats to all who finished and thanks to all who participated! Bruce, let me know when you add to the gallery and you'll get your ribbon. Meanwhile, the rest of the ribbons have been awarded, so let me know if you didn't get one and think you should have.

See you around the site!

Michael