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The Great War, A Last Hurrah
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:58 PM UTC
Welcome aboard to new enlistees, I look forward to seeing how your projects progress. I still haven't decided exactly what I will build. There are a number of kits in the pile just waiting to be built. Not long now!
strongarden
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 06:42 PM UTC
Thank you Paul.
Like many of us I started collecting material for a WWI diorama a long time ago (with an eye on the 100yr Anniversary of the start of the war which is now of course over 4-1/2 yrs ago!!!).
But in reality I could only start on some minor figure mods, nothing too advanced. No fillers or primer yet. If at all an issue I could switch to the ICM French Infantry or German Sturmtuppen which I found in the stash.

Looking frwd to the start of this one!
Regards
Dave
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 01:31 PM UTC
I admire figure modelers. The fine detail needed to make a figure look lifelike is a real art. My eyes are no longer good enough even with a visor.

We start this campaign Saturday. I'm looking forward to that!
Nito74
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:13 AM UTC
Ok fellas, starts tomorrow !!

KM Gallery for your finished photos, HERE

Campaign Page for info & rules, HERE

Have fun !!!!
hetzer44
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 05:12 AM UTC
Here's my build project for this campaign. My first WW I project that I'm hoping to finish. I tried the Emhar, but never completed it. Hope to also build a suitable base and terrain to place this on once completed.









Looking forward to seeing everyone's build topic and progress.

Cheers everyone!

Model on!

chuck
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 05:00 AM UTC
Here's my entry:



Lanchester and PE set by Copper State Models.
gbrame
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 11:57 AM UTC
Excited to get started
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 12:09 PM UTC
Chuck - I have one of these Whippets also and it looks good in the box. I'll look forward to see your progress.
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 12:11 PM UTC
Pasi - This is a kit that is new to me. Where were they used? I love the unusual stuff!
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 12:13 PM UTC
Glenn - Your build is particularly interesting to me as I have and drive regularly a 1923 Ford Model T which is very much the same as the 1917 car you are modeling.
panzerman1
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:25 PM UTC
Chuck, loving that Takom Whippet tank model. I'm sure it's light years ahead of the old Emhar kit. Enjoy.
Pasi, the Lanchester armor car is a very cool subject. Have fun with the project.
Bill
hetzer44
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 11:56 PM UTC
Thanks for the words of encouragement. First time out on a WW I subject. Don't know why it's taken so long, but Armorama Campaigns are the best place to dive into projects like this.

Cheers!

chuck
hetzer44
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC
Thanks Panzerman. However, I think you would have brought the Emhar kit back to the 21st Century with your detailing and painting acumen.

Cheers!

chuck
gbrame
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
Thanks Paul... I hope to do this great subject proud. Trying to determine how detailed to make the engine. I might add a mechanic figure working on it as they are loading the wounded.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 08:28 AM UTC
Thanks Bill.

Paul, it's unknown vehicle to me as well. There are markings for one Belgian and four Royal Naval Air Service cars: one operated in Persia, one in Austria (with Russian roundels) and two unknowns.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 12:45 PM UTC

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Thanks Paul... I hope to do this great subject proud. Trying to determine how detailed to make the engine. I might add a mechanic figure working on it as they are loading the wounded.



One area that gave trouble back in the day was the "timer" located in front of the camshaft between the front of the motor & the radiator. These needed routine service such as cleaning the contacts and wiping oil & dust from the inside of the case. Those that run the original style timers nowadays still need to perform these chores.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 12:48 PM UTC

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Thanks Bill.

Paul, it's unknown vehicle to me as well. There are markings for one Belgian and four Royal Naval Air Service cars: one operated in Persia, one in Austria (with Russian roundels) and two unknowns.



I had read about the Rolls Royce armored cars operating in the desert. It would be interesting to know more about the jobs these vehicles performed.
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 11:20 AM UTC
After looking over a number of kits I selected the Tamiya Mk IV. It is motorized, something I'm a bit skeptical about but the parts look great in the box. I have long wanted to build one of these tanks and am looking forward to digging into this one.

This first pic shows the shrink wrap still on. I always enjoy that first opening!


phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 04:54 AM UTC
Promised myself that I would take a break from campaigns to concentrate on getting a few projects done, but seeing as one of those fits this why the heck not!

Count me in.
Darius359au
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 09:27 PM UTC

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After looking over a number of kits I selected the Tamiya Mk IV. It is motorized, something I'm a bit skeptical about but the parts look great in the box. I have long wanted to build one of these tanks and am looking forward to digging into this one.

This first pic shows the shrink wrap still on. I always enjoy that first opening!





I built that kit earlier this year , great little kit and the motorised feature is way cooler than it has any right to be - played around with it before I weathered it up ,trundled around at a nice scale speed and looked really good climbing over obstacles (A Hand )
Lakota
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 - 09:54 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I'll be building one or two of these figures for the campaign. Don't know which one yet but I do know it won't be the Officer. He's got a lot of piping to paint which is beyond my skills.


Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 01:39 PM UTC

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I built that kit earlier this year , great little kit and the motorised feature is way cooler than it has any right to be - played around with it before I weathered it up ,trundled around at a nice scale speed and looked really good climbing over obstacles (A Hand )



I wasn't to hot on the idea of the motorized bits but perhaps I need to view it not as a toy but as a "dynamic model" The real thing was a moving dynamic creation and modeling the movement might be a new sort of modeling. T don't know but it might be fun.
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 01:45 PM UTC
Lakota, I look forward to seeing how your figure comes out., a special skill to make them look lifelike.
JamesL27
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 10:26 AM UTC
With my current build almost done it's time to get started on my first campaign
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 09:15 AM UTC
James, looking forward to seeing your St Chamond. I have both in my stash and curious to see how the running gear goes together.

I'm in with Takoms Mk.IV Female. Not sure what I'll be doing with the tracks as I hear they're a nightmare to assemble. I might use the kits suggestion of using the track plates unless I can find a decent AM set within my budget. I already made a start attaching some of the internal parts to on hull side.