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petbat
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 08:43 AM UTC
Great work going on here.

Rory, I don't envy you having to paint all that in situ. What Chris means is the pack looks upside down.
bwiber
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:02 AM UTC
Definitely some really nice work going on.... and fast as well.

Unfortunately, mine is progressing a bit more slowly. Something to do with a ton of tie down loops...



The little rectangle is the tool that came with the PE for spacing the holes for the tie downs, and for setting the height of them. There are a couple of the tie downs in the photo as well. I have a few more to go....



Bob
Build Blog... https://imgur.com/a/onekU6D
McRunty
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

But one small mistake. The left Backpack on the Rack is attached with the bottom.



Great spot and thank you for pointing it out! I hadn't even noticed. It actually wasnt upside down, it was laying on its back. I had glued the bottom of the rucksack to the rails

It has been corrected.
Igorbc
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 07:08 PM UTC
Work has began on T 80 U workable tracks from Trumpeter which I find to be better solution due to fact that T 80 track has two pins each and therefore sag is more natural.
As you can see track tool from Meng is suitable for pin mounting.
27-1025
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 11:47 AM UTC
Some in-progress pics. Actually it's ready for paint. Very easy kit to build.











Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 07:41 PM UTC
Good morning

this is my entry here:


A lot of small parts:





Some fitting are not perfect, a lot of sanding, but good details and soft and easy going plastic.

More to be updated later today
Igorbc
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC
T 64 has been primed, some pre-shading and three tone camo will follow.

photo website upload
Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 12:59 AM UTC
Some assemblies of the model parts:


There is a lot of fitting, filling and sanding.
Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:36 AM UTC
Some nice work going on!

Assembly has begun.

Cheers Rob.

Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 04:14 PM UTC
Off we go. M60A1 starts to take a shape. As the fitting of the top and bottom hull required some pressure I decided to glue them first ahead of running gear, as suggested by manual, to avoid any damage to quite delicate parts there. Of course, before connection, I drilled all mounting holes and attached driver's periscopes. I skipped driver's hatch opening mechanism as it will be closed.

More to come.
Igorbc
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 04:53 PM UTC
Here is three tone camo.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 07:48 PM UTC
All I can say is you guys must have been itching to start this build. So many kits started so soon!

Nice build work going on, and great to see a lot more in progress pics too.

Igor, love the colour scheme.
McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 08:12 AM UTC
Hey Mades,

what a great start on your tanks for this campaign.

Here is my entry.

A Tamiya Leopard 2A6. I will build it as a 2A6M+ with parts from Leopard Model. Sad it's not the improved version of this tank. The new storage for the crew weapons is missing







Regards
Chris
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 08:17 AM UTC
Great spot and thank you for pointing it out

Hey Rory,

I'm looking for the right gear for my Abrams so I take a closer look
What gear did you use

Regards
Chris
nsjohn
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 01:52 PM UTC
Completed the Horsman suspension units and done the wheels. Nicely moulded kit, but little niggles like the polycaps that won't fit the axles and the return rollers which are a pain to put together. Picture in the gallery and will attempt to post here [img]https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/thumbs/20181119_001952.jpg" BORDER="0">/image.file[/img]
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 06:02 PM UTC
Running gear almost ready, just wheels to be finished but not glued yet. As you can see it is really busy and detailed (see the detail of the track tension system). I added also details of the rear plate. The fit is excellent and tight but unforgiving any mistakes. Plastic is on the brittle side and parts require some cleaning from seam lines and sometimes connection points. Anyway, the build is a fun. The right rear light went AWOL, searching for it now...








petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 07:14 AM UTC
Norman's photo




Hi Norman, your link is a link to the small thumbnail picture but also has a lot of erroneous text after the address too. I am not sure what browser you use, but I use Google Chrome. When you open the large pic in your gallery, right click on it, then select Copy Image address from the list. Then go to your post click the image button to bring up the image string, delete everything between the two bracketed IMG tags and then paste your pic address between the tags, then your pic will appear in the thread.




Cheers.
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC
Sure is a busy lower hull Damian. Looks great. Hope you find the AWOL piece.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC

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Hi Norman, your link is a link to the small thumbnail picture but also has a lot of erroneous text after the address too. I am not sure what browser you use, but I use Google Chrome. When you open the large pic in your gallery, right click on it, then select Copy Image address from the list. Then go to your post click the image button to bring up the image string, delete everything between the two bracketed IMG tags and then paste your pic address between the tags, then your pic will appear in the thread.



Here's kind of a step-by-step I wrote in response to someone else's question about this. It works for me (and him)!

"In your gallery/album, click on the picture you want to post. Scroll down under the picture and you'll see several icons and a "linked thumbnail" url. To the right of the url is a small "link" icon. Click that. This will bring up a couple of more urls, one for "html code" and one for "direct link". Highlight and copy the "html code" url.

"Now paste what you've copied into the body of your post on the forum (I normally have the gallery and the forum open in two separate windows to make this easier). You won't need to use the [img] or [url] buttons below the post you're writing, that "html code" url is the correct format already.

"Do that for as many photos as you want to put in your post.

"Hit the "yes" reply button and you should have a post with full size picture(s) in it!

"That's what I do, and while it sounds complicated it actually works pretty fast once you get the hang of it. Hope it works for you!"

Michael
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nsjohn
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:02 PM UTC
Trying again now. Thanks guys
Igorbc
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:35 PM UTC
Filter and some washes applied.
Still some paint touches to do and weathering as well.

27-1025
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 08:53 AM UTC
Paint on and a coat of clear, Let that bake for a couple of days then on to decals, detail painting and some light weathering.

zontar
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 07:46 PM UTC
Aloha,

Igor: very nice work on such a small thing. Great Job.

Here's my entry: Tamiya's 1/48th M1A2 Abrams.






Overall assembly was very straight forward and not too bad. Broke one of the side bustle rack rails as they are very thin and do require some clean up. Also had a bit of difficulty with the link and length track around the drive sprocket. I left them open to remove for painting, but I'm thinking they'll likely break in more places. Very small contact area. Not a big deal, but something to watch out for. Fairly quick and enjoyable build.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
Dragon164
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 06:30 PM UTC
Small update.

I am using a knife to cut and clean up all the hatches and such, gives them a more 3D look! The one on the left and far right are done the others not.

Cheers Rob.