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MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 05:21 AM UTC

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No idea. Went to use my Tamiya extra thin as I have done on other DS tracks and where it touched just ate through and dissolved the track. Not sure if it was a bad batch or what?



Uh oh, that's no good! Tamiya extra thin is what I use. I'll be sure to try it very sparingly first to see what happens. Hopefully you just got a bad set of tracks, as I haven't heard of this happening to anyone else. Maybe I'll stick to the M60!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:10 AM UTC
Hi guys. Raring to go just as soon as I can find my lead connecting the camera to the computer
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:12 AM UTC
Hello!
I assemble models from the time of World War II, I liked the idea of ​​the campaign and decided to participate. This is my choice.



Until the nineties of the 20th century, it is the most common tank in our army.
So it will be a Bulgarian variant.
Success!
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:56 AM UTC
Almost chose Centurion, but decided to go with newer tank instead from first Gulf War:



Haven't built RFM's kit before, but I've heard positive reviews so I'm expecting fun build.
Nito74
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 12:39 PM UTC
Here's the KM Gallery

Here's the Campaign page .

Have fun everyone !!
Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 04:33 PM UTC
Here is mine.

Cheers Rob.
Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:53 PM UTC
Hi all,

I also like to join with Takom's Chieftain mk.11.
Pics will follow soon.

Greetings
Alex
Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 08:31 PM UTC
The start picture
canismalus
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 10:32 PM UTC
Some cool choices here.

Kalin and Alex, Ive built variations on the same kits (T-54-3 by Miniart and the Chieftain Mk. 2 by Takom), and theyre both great kits; the Miniart one was a bit fiddly in places and the sprue gates were frequent and not in good locations, but the kit went together really well and was well-detailed.

Pasi, Ive built that same kit and its good - enjoy.

And Rob, I have that one in the stash, so Im looking forward to your build (as I am to them all).

Here are the start photos of my beast:





This T-80UD at the right of the following photo is the one I want to build (it was one of the ones that shelled the Russian White House in the back of the photo during the Russian Constitutional Crisis in October 1993):



One of the color profiles in the Trumpeter kit is of this tank, but its not correct (the Osprey book on the T-80 tipped me off to this) - it shows a three-color instead of a two-color scheme and the placement of the bort numbers is wrong.

Anyway, happy modeling, everybody!

Jerry
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 01:07 AM UTC
Jbranca, it's not the ideal model, but it's not good for now.
Good choice . From my friends I've heard it's pretty detailed on the exterior. Congratulations.
For the Trumpether models, color schemes are a big problem.
Kalin
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 05:36 AM UTC
I am in with it.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 08:52 AM UTC
Okay, I think I have settled on the Tamiya Challenger 1 - Operation Granby version (Desert Shield to you "Yanks" ). I have a few other builds in train, so I will be a late starter here.


In addition to the base kit I have Fruil tracks, Eduard Etch (will not be using a lot of that!) and SKP lenses - first time I will have tried these. I also have a very old Verlinden resin conversion for the original Tamiya Chally kit... going to compare and see if any is worth using

Kanguroo
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Vietnam
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 11:11 PM UTC
Hello everyone,

@ Igor, I like your showcase included many war machines.
@ Peter, maybe it requires many efforts in this case. I will follow your Challenger Mk.3 with full aftermarket parts.

I intend to assemble a pair of French modern MBT for this campaign.



And I detect Tamiya made the road wheels in die-cast mode in the bottom of the box.

Regards,
K.
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 07:20 AM UTC
Hi all,
I'm in this campaign with Leopard 2A5. I'll make it in Polish service from 34th Armoured Cavalry Brigade.
This is not my scale and period but I hope it will be good.



Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 05:42 PM UTC
Well...

This is a couple hours work
each one of those pieces had 2 sprue tabs a seam line and 4 ejector pins!

I'm glad it's not a King Tiger!

Cheers Rob.
McRunty
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 03:47 AM UTC
Here is my entry. An older Dragon (Cyber Hobby) M1A1. I will be doing this fully OOB except for the Verlinden Stowage as pictured. I will be building this as a US Army version from Desert Storm using the 3-67 Armor (Tiger Brigade) set from Echelon Decals. The parts are in the kit which makes it easy!

bwiber
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 05:22 AM UTC
Rob,

I will concede the parts count on the road wheels....



However, I might have you on the track....



40 sprues, 4 links per sprue.... and I still have over half of them to clean...

Bob
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 02:02 PM UTC
My entry.



petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 07:39 PM UTC
Glad its you not me Bob.

Welcome guys
Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 04:38 AM UTC
Hello all,

here the first fotos of my Chieftain. Please feel free to give me advice and critique is welcome.




Happy modelling
Alex
bwiber
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 07:30 AM UTC

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Glad its you not me Bob.

Welcome guys



Pete,

Cleaning them up is the worst part. Assembly is going pretty well -- so far...

Bob

nsjohn
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 10:50 AM UTC
Given up trying to download from the camera and used phone instead. Also couldn't find anything with the date in it so please just trust that I haven't started yet.In My gallery as stillworking out how to add it to my post
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 01:09 PM UTC

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Given up trying to download from the camera and used phone instead. Also couldn't find anything with the date in it so please just trust that I haven't started yet.In My gallery as stillworking out how to add it to my post



We believe you Norman!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 02:31 PM UTC
To be fair I have started now, after I posted. Four suspension units built. Surprised at the instructions suggesting that I should use a hot nail to melt the ends of retaining pins.I thought this went out with Tamiya vinyl tracks in the 80's
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 03:03 PM UTC
You are off to a great start Alex.

You have the right idea Bob, do the parts that are fiddly and time consuming first, so you do not lose interest by the end.