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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 05:35 AM UTC
I was just wondering if this only for military kits or is it open to all types of subject matter e.g. sci fi?
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 06:03 AM UTC
@David - sorry just military, but a great idea for a further campaign

I am seeing some great work starting, and am looking forward to more. I have not had a lot of chance to get at my build, with my work on Aeroscale, but am making slow progress.

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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 09:16 PM UTC
Some progress on the T-80.







The hull is close to the end. I'll add the side skirt after the running gear is weathered.

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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 10:33 PM UTC
Looks good Oliver!
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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 02:29 AM UTC
Welcome aboard Robert.

Slow progress is better than no progress Kevin. I am in another build that finishes this month, so I am focussing on that one. Then back to the Striker.

Impressive hunk of resin so far Olivier. But, Are those air holes in the grill work? What is the rest of the kit like?
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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 12:37 PM UTC

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Impressive hunk of resin so far Olivier. But, Are those air holes in the grill work? What is the rest of the kit like?



Yes Peter. But the grill is not correct so I'll shave it off and replace it by styrene strips to get the right rendition.

The kit is an old one but from what I would call the SP Design mid-period production. That means fewer air bubbles, better details but still huge pour plugs to cut off. This is time consuming. The turret is hollow which was new (for SP) at the time I bought this kit and some parts for the interior are provided, including the gun breech.
The instructions are a bit vague in some areas and reference pictures help a lot. Unfortunately for this tank, pictures are not that many. The good point is the UM1 BARS has a plain U hull which you have enough pictures of. The turret is another story.

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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 02:18 PM UTC
Sounds like you have your work cut out for you Olivier, or should that be, your work is cutting it out....

Should be impressive when it is finished though
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 04:27 PM UTC
Hi. My entry was delivered today.
I will be in with a WW1 piece of armour.



Will need some study and reference. Already found the reviews and pictures from 2014 by Alan, but there will be some issues left I think.

Starting this weekend with the piece.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 12:27 AM UTC
I managed to make some progress last week-end. The running gear is nearly complete. The interior of the turret is "filled" with some sights and a gun breech.









Next step, I'll add the armor plates around the turret but I need to clean the putty here and there.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 03:34 AM UTC
Nice Oliver, I forget, does the conversion come with the interior bits, or are those from your stash?
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 10:58 AM UTC
John,
the interior parts come with the conversion. You get the gun breech, two sets of "sights" for the gunner, the main sight for the commander as separate parts. Inside the turret you have a couple of vision blocks which are molded solid.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 03:23 AM UTC
That's good to hear, thanks Oliver, looking forward to seeing the turret armor on, it is what really makes this tank interesting, to me at least. keep the glue flowing!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 10:09 AM UTC
Hello.
Change of subject. Entry picture will come later this day.
I am going to build the Holt Tractor from Resicast. The artillery piece will move to The Artillery Campaign 2017.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 10:55 AM UTC

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That's good to hear, thanks Oliver, looking forward to seeing the turret armor on, it is what really makes this tank interesting, to me at least. keep the glue flowing!



Yes, this exactly is what made me buy this conversion
I assmelbed half of the turret armor last night. It was a bit challenging as there is no mark to locate the parts on the turret. It ended up not too bad I think. No picture so far, I'll post tonignt when the complete armor is in place. It should be easier now that I know the proper sequence.

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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 12:57 AM UTC
Here is the turret with the ring of Arena explosive charges.





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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 04:15 AM UTC

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Hello.
Change of subject. Entry picture will come later this day.
I am going to build the Holt Tractor from Resicast. The artillery piece will move to The Artillery Campaign 2017.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan



Looking forward to seeing your build also Robert, I have been trying to scratchbuild a Holt 120 for quite a long time now. The tracks are what is stopping me, they are quite complicated.
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 04:21 AM UTC
Nice progress Oliver, I'm going to refer to those photos to help me align the armor when I tackle this project someday.
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 06:19 AM UTC
Hello. Here is my entry for this campaign.



Weekend is coming up.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 11:52 AM UTC

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Nice progress Oliver, I'm going to refer to those photos to help me align the armor when I tackle this project someday.



Thank you John.
If this can help, I started by gluing the front reactive armor blocks welded to the turret then I added the explosive charges from the gun to the bustle. The two first parts are attached (like on the actual tank) on the reactive armor block and are quite easy to align.
The last part is a bit more tricky. Instead of gluing the bracket to the turret side (with no locating mark) I deciced to glue them to the explosive charges part and then only to glue the assembly to the turret. Likewise you can get a decent alignment of the three parts, not perfect though.
Do not glue the parts with the rounded top aft of the reactive armor before you have attached the stowage bin on the left and the ammo box bracket on the right. Those parts are a bit too large and need some trimming. I also noticed that the stowage box on the right does not exactly match the positioning pins. Not a big deal but you must be aware of it.

Enjoy your build when time comes

Olivier
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 10:21 PM UTC
Some hours at the workbench helped nearly complete the turret. The Tucha smoke grenade dischargers are still missing. The MG provided in the conversion is merely a resin copy of the poor Skif MG so I won't use it.







There are some details to add to the hull and I guess the build will be finished soon.
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 02:08 AM UTC
Welcome aboard Jan

Olivier, she is looking superb.
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 06:27 PM UTC
Robert would you mind posting some closeup photos of the tracks during your build, I'm curious how they molded the tracks?

Nice progress Oliver, how are the castings on the turret, any air bubbles in difficult places? It's tough to tell in the photos due to the color of the resin.
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 10:02 PM UTC
Here are the latest progress.









John, there some tiny air bubbles but nothing impossible to deal with. On the back of the turret there were two large holes that I had to fill. However the BROD-M system hides them.

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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 08:10 PM UTC
Tracks are assembled and in place. Side skirts are glued as well so I'm near completion for the build. I still need to create the headlights guards from wire.





With a plain background









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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 09:01 PM UTC
Very cool Oliver, can't wait to see it with some color!