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BunkerBuster
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 29, 2017
KitMaker: 128 posts
Armorama: 95 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 04:08 AM UTC
Finally settled on the Miniart T-54-2. So many sprues....this will be fun.
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: November 26, 2017
KitMaker: 222 posts
Armorama: 210 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 07:01 AM UTC
Very good choice, Ken.
I look forward to working progress.
Kalin
LikesTanks
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Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: May 07, 2013
KitMaker: 205 posts
Armorama: 198 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 07:32 AM UTC
Die Qual der Wahl:

I suspect I'll be doing the Tamiya T-72 for the campaign, but I'm going to glue this dog together first to practice getting the colour right

I think it gives a vague approximation of a T72, or at least I can't confuse it for a Leopard....
bwiber
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Washington, United States
Joined: August 03, 2008
KitMaker: 424 posts
Armorama: 316 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 08:10 AM UTC
Am amazed a the variety and the quality of the builds.....

Mine has finally gotten to the point where it is starting to actually resemble a tank.... at least in parts....



Would have been further along, but I spent way to much time trying to make one of the safety chains for the crew hatches....



The entire chain is just a touch over 15mm long. Definitely not the best, but the best I can manage. I am not going to do the other two chains, at least not by scratching them.

Later, Bob
Full Build Blog.... https://imgur.com/a/onekU6D
Research Blog...... https://imgur.com/a/kxO862p
BunkerBuster
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 29, 2017
KitMaker: 128 posts
Armorama: 95 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:07 PM UTC
Some progress on the T-54. Overall, excellent fit and very fun to build. I almost completely ignored the sequence for the hull buildup. The main lower hull interior painting is mostly done. Still need to clean up and paint all the main gun rounds, various green ammo boxes, and the tank/compressor assembly that sits on the left side of the lower hull. I'll have some small detail painting to do after that, then finish it up with some washes and minor weathering.



Panzer56mrd
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Washington, United States
Joined: December 20, 2016
KitMaker: 15 posts
Armorama: 4 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 06:58 AM UTC
Michael -

Another great Campaign start and as mentioned, the quality being shown is really outstanding. I've been consumed with home remodeling project and other priorities so my modeling time has been very limited. I haven't had a good Campaign involvement since your "Six Day War 50th" Campaign. Time to get modeling again, and Holidays should provide the relaxed time to do so. I'm planning on a Tamiya M60A3 to a Magach 6 to start and hope to add a Tamiya M48A3 'Vietnam' later.




Happy Holidays to all.
Panzer56mrd
Igorbc
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: December 11, 2015
KitMaker: 97 posts
Armorama: 92 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 07:43 AM UTC
Here is my progress so far.
Driver figure is from Zvezda but I am not sure wheter to include it or not.
McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
KitMaker: 99 posts
Armorama: 71 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 04:01 AM UTC
Good work on your tanks so far, mates.

Here is my progress. The build is nearly done,only some parts left to attach. Then start painting.







Regards
Chris
Braille
#135
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California, United States
Joined: August 05, 2007
KitMaker: 1,459 posts
Armorama: 1,453 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 04:34 PM UTC
Just enlisted. Still need to post my start pictures. Entering with a 35th scale Takom T-54B Late.

Haven't put together a kit in about 6 years, so need to get back into practice with everything modeling, pictures and posting again. Like what I see here and it looks like a good place for me to start building again. The campaigns time length is ideal as are the number of participants that can provide good feedback and help.

Looking forward to sharing this experience and having fun with all of you!

~ Eddy
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 1,883 posts
Armorama: 1,801 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC
Wow, you guys are zipping along.

Love the chain Bob... masochism 101....
Braille
#135
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California, United States
Joined: August 05, 2007
KitMaker: 1,459 posts
Armorama: 1,453 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 10:34 AM UTC


Here is my start picture. Guess I'll start building now.

~ Eddy
nsjohn
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: July 26, 2018
KitMaker: 90 posts
Armorama: 86 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:24 AM UTC
Wow. Just how much etch is it possible to put on one tank? I thought I was doing well with a couple of mudguards and a machine gun mount.
Braille
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California, United States
Joined: August 05, 2007
KitMaker: 1,459 posts
Armorama: 1,453 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 02:06 PM UTC
@nsjohn - Norman,


Quoted Text

Wow. Just how much etch is it possible to put on one tank? I thought I was doing well with a couple of mudguards and a machine gun mount.




Photo-etch aftermarket manufactures always manage to place more items on the sheets that really aren’t usable in my opinion. I pick and choose only what makes scale sense to me. The remaining items are stored in the spares box for other projects if ever needed.

~ Eddy
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 1,883 posts
Armorama: 1,801 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:35 PM UTC
I'm with Eddy. pick and choose as a lot of it does not really need replacing or PE is not the best substitute anyway - PE rivets... the devil's work.
Igorbc
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: December 11, 2015
KitMaker: 97 posts
Armorama: 92 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 01:03 AM UTC
I don't like too much PE parts only essential one.
On the other side there are manfacturers likt Tamiya which should include basic PE parts.

Workable track links are time consuming.
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: November 26, 2017
KitMaker: 222 posts
Armorama: 210 posts
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:55 PM UTC
Hello guys!
About a month after my start in the campaign, my model work progress is at this stage. I'm disappointed with the distribution of the details in the box. Everything is very scattered.
Here are photos of the progress.












Good luck to all.
Kalin
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 160 posts
Armorama: 24 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 01:16 AM UTC
Here is my project for this campaign:

A tiran 5 with a dozer blade



First of all the tracks !
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 1,883 posts
Armorama: 1,801 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 08:00 AM UTC
Looks fantastic so far Kalin.

Welcome aboard Franck
Dragon164
#226
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: February 20, 2012
KitMaker: 1,865 posts
Armorama: 1,039 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 12:50 PM UTC
Yes, very nice Kalin!

Cheers Rob.
nsjohn
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: July 26, 2018
KitMaker: 90 posts
Armorama: 86 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 01:46 PM UTC
Update on the Centurion. Build mostly completed although some details to be added and the exhaust systems not glued in place, but base coat has been done and about to give it a coat of Tamiya clear so I can add decals and start weathering

PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 278 posts
Armorama: 87 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 05:56 AM UTC
Good looking Centurion.

Meanwhile managed to spend few hours on Abrams:



This is my first RFM kit, and so far I have positive impression. Only troublesome part was engine exhaust: there's an arrow that points to a joint that would have 1 mm gap if assembled unmodified. I think it needs to be as it's shown in the picture (no gap). Took few minutes with a file to fix the issue once I figured out that the exhaust would be too wide.

In my opionion Abrams is probably best looking tank. Clean lines, raised engine deck, perfect fit between hull and turret, sleek frontal armor etc. Too bad the boxy stowage boxes spoil the looks.
agriamodeling
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Budapest, Hungary
Joined: March 09, 2018
KitMaker: 34 posts
Armorama: 34 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 04:34 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

This is a great Campaign, read all pages and wow!!! amazing works. I would like to join with a Trumpeter T-80B, that was started this afternoon.

Tamás
agriamodeling
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Budapest, Hungary
Joined: March 09, 2018
KitMaker: 34 posts
Armorama: 34 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 05:02 AM UTC
The current status: hull basic assembled with running gear. Next is to make the tracks. Will take a while but once done, fun starts with the PE details all over the hull and the turret.
Igorbc
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: December 11, 2015
KitMaker: 97 posts
Armorama: 92 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 06:19 AM UTC
It's almost complete, few more things to do and painting stage.
Meanwhile small vignette for T 64 has been completed.

Removed by original poster on 01/04/19 - 19:25:49 (GMT).