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littlebear573
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 11:52 PM UTC
More progress on the Shot just sorting out decals then weather the turret add final details and stowage

petbat
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 08:41 PM UTC
Great progress there guys.
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 08:06 PM UTC

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The tail lights are a lady.


I have no idea what i meant to type.

As for the sight, I can build something to go around the original part or just build the part from scratch. I think the latter case would be easier. I may save that for last and continue with the upper hull and turret.
littlebear573
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 06:45 PM UTC

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Small update. A turret antenna bracket was a short shot so the missing plastic had to be replaced with putty and scrap styrene.


Detail parts on the rear hull plate are all put on. The tail lights are a lady. There's base plate then the light assembly but the cutouts on the back of the light assembly look like they are gouged out by hand after removing from the molds. And of course, they need further gouging. The starboard base plate isn't even needed!


The rear plate finally glued in place


Once the antenna bracket is in place, work can continue mounting the stowage boxes.

Update:
The tank commander's panoramic sight is not the right shape.




is it a different upgrade possibly
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 04:24 AM UTC
Hello!
This is my progress on my project in the campaign. I was able to close the hull of the machine and I work on the turret. Here are some photos of my progress.












That's it for now.
Good luck and ...
Kalin
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 12:41 PM UTC
Small update. A turret antenna bracket was a short shot so the missing plastic had to be replaced with putty and scrap styrene.


Detail parts on the rear hull plate are all put on. The tail lights are a lady. There's base plate then the light assembly but the cutouts on the back of the light assembly look like they are gouged out by hand after removing from the molds. And of course, they need further gouging. The starboard base plate isn't even needed!


The rear plate finally glued in place


Once the antenna bracket is in place, work can continue mounting the stowage boxes.

Update:
The tank commander's panoramic sight is not the right shape.

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 08:17 AM UTC
Nice choice. Good luck in finishing Tom.
barkingdigger
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ARMORAMA
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 09:30 PM UTC
Hi gang, some great work going on here! I've been held up with other projects and am a tad late to the show, but will build Trumpeter's C1 Ariete if all goes well. If I can get the plastic done in the next week and then primed, I should be able to throw paint at it in July to cross the line in the nick of time...

My start pic, taken this morning:


(I was going to do the Tamiya Leclerc, but it is in storage...)
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:36 PM UTC

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David, looks like I am doing the Challenger with you. Hope mine turns out as good as yours has.

I have the old Verlinden set that came out when Tamiya first released the standard Challenger kit. Maybe there will be something useful in it - we will see.

I thought I had posted a start up pic....




if you want to cut corners and save yourself some pain then you don't have to make full tracks for both sides of the tank and a lot of it will be hidden by the side skirts. it will also reduce the weight of the kit if you use this short cut.
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:20 PM UTC
Looks great Ken, even with the cursed tracks !

Tamas the close up pic rally does look real. Well done.

David, looks like I am doing the Challenger with you. Hope mine turns out as good as yours has.

I have the old Verlinden set that came out when Tamiya first released the standard Challenger kit. Maybe there will be something useful in it - we will see.

I thought I had posted a start up pic....

nsjohn
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:18 AM UTC
Yeah, thanks Michael. I was over complicating as usual
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 12:18 AM UTC

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Hi Guys. Haven't contributed for a while but still follow the campaign avidly. Although I posted pictures in the blogs (eventually after some difficulty) how do I post in the campaign gallery?



Norman,

Just went to the gallery and your Centurion is there. Looks like you figured it out!

Michael
69mudbone
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 01:22 PM UTC
Hi Guys, calling this one finished. This was a real quick simple build just what the doctor ordered. These small Trumpy tank kits are nice except for the #}*%#} rubber band tracks



vanize
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 09:27 AM UTC
I'll finally be starting the Trumpeter C1 Ariete MBT (1:35) this evening. Reviews say it is a quick build, so hopefully I can get it finished in time despite the late start.

agriamodeling
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 07:38 AM UTC
Gents,

Just for fun, I made a new photo today with my iPad Mini 2 and using simple cropping, the result looks pretty realistic.

T-80B_finished_12 by agriamodeling
agriamodeling
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 06:51 AM UTC
Hi David,

Very nice weathering on the Chally, you will have an impressive model at the end!

Regards,

Tamas



Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 01:37 AM UTC
hi all,

well just a brief update: as you can see in the picture i have added the fruil tracks and they are painted and weathered for the most part. i have also added on the side armour as well as the pioneer tools and fuel drums that are located on the rear of the tank.

nsjohn
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 01:05 PM UTC
Hi Guys. Haven't contributed for a while but still follow the campaign avidly. Although I posted pictures in the blogs (eventually after some difficulty) how do I post in the campaign gallery?
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 10:17 AM UTC

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Gentlemen,

I report this model being finished in the Campaign. I upload here some photos but I am not yet sure if it is enough to complete the Campaign (and receive the ribbon :-)))

This was a fun build and lots of techniques learnt. I am very happy that I met here so many nice guys and hope to meet you in the next similar campaign.

Happy modelling for all!

Tamás



Very nice work Tamas! I see you've loaded some pictures in the gallery, so you're good to go for a ribbon when the time comes!

Michael
69mudbone
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 09:57 AM UTC
Very well done Tamas
agriamodeling
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 07:54 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

I report this model being finished in the Campaign. I upload here some photos but I am not yet sure if it is enough to complete the Campaign (and receive the ribbon :-)))

This was a fun build and lots of techniques learnt. I am very happy that I met here so many nice guys and hope to meet you in the next similar campaign.

Happy modelling for all!

Tamás







69mudbone
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 02:03 AM UTC
Hi Guys, WIP update, the color is on And I will try some hairspray tech and see what happens



petbat
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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 09:12 PM UTC
Nice start Gary.

Braille
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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 07:39 PM UTC
I was looking at the time left before the campaign ends and I know that I won’t be finishing what I have already started. With so many things happening here at home and at work I’m also going to drop out. Sorry guys and best of luck to everyone.

~ Eddy
md72
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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 04:40 AM UTC
Sorry guys, I don't think I can start and finish my Abrams in a month an a half. I'm going to bow out of this one. Good luck to the rest of you.