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Unfinished Builds 2017
SKiernan
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Dordogne, France
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 05:27 AM GMT+7
I have added the crew, painted stowage, just need to weathering





jimb
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 01:00 PM GMT+7
Thanks, Mike. I'm just hoping I can find the rear view mirror or a suitable replacement.

"Bad boys, bad boys!
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
when they come for you?" - Inner Circle

Jim
SKiernan
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 04:39 AM GMT+7
My Tamiya M4A1 completed

Thank you for looking

Steve








GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 04:53 AM GMT+7
Nice job!

Done
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Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
dukw - Centurion AVRE
erichvon - Opel Blitz
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - DML Panther Ausf. A, 1/20 Mak Gans "Battlefrog"
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
SGTJKJ - Forgeworld Tank
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 05:24 AM GMT+7
I like the washes on the satchels and tarps, etc, the colors look totally on spot, Steve! They do not look like plastic or resin!
WarIsExpensive
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 05:56 AM GMT+7
Hello everyone!
I am in with this Panzer IV that has been sitting on my shelf for a few months now.
Thanks!

SKiernan
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 03:12 AM GMT+7
Clayton

Thank you

Steve
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 01:28 PM GMT+7
Nice looking Sherman, Steve.

Jim
SKiernan
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 09:46 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Nice looking Sherman, Steve.

Jim



Jim

Thank you

Steve
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 05:20 AM GMT+7
all right maybe it is time to admit I have a... situation with unfinished kits.
Not 'a problem' exactly, just a situation....

Went downstairs to work on the Panther, picked up the Battlefrog... annnnddddd worked on the Meng pick-up.





on the plus side... I am SURE to finish SOMETHING for this campaign.. how much time do I have left???
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 06:26 AM GMT+7
Only 9 months left!

I was doing this as well. I finally decided to stick with the Merkava. I have so many un-built kits. I need to concentrate on one at a time.
MLD
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:50 AM GMT+7
A very short amount of bench time at the end of a frustrating day to get the tires pigmented and start the dust coat....
annddd disaster narrowly averted.

When using the pigments I put down a sheet of white paper to keep the benchtop somewhat tidy..
so I get the pigments on, knock off the wiper blade, finish the pigments, and throw the paper in the trash..

THEN I remember the wiper.
Lucky me it's right there in the paper and unbroken.
Glued back in place
an
Back on the shelf..





GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 03:18 PM GMT+7
Every once in a while, the Modeling Gods favor the industrious.
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 08:33 PM GMT+7
Done
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Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
dukw - Centurion AVRE
erichvon - Opel Blitz
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - DML Panther Ausf. A, 1/20 Mak Gans "Battlefrog",Meng Pickup truck
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
SGTJKJ - Forgeworld Tank
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV

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Steve, don't forget to upload a picture to the campaign gallery.
http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30764
MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 01:42 PM GMT+7
annndddd Done!

the dark horse finisher....

Meng Pickup with Zu-23






It's a sweet little kit, the separate windows (no model car glass tub like the first truck releases) goes together really well.
Since Meng did not license with Toyota, the tailgate doesn't have the raised logo. With the gate down, or the gun mounted it hardly shows. It wouldnt be too hard to cut the logo from sheet plastic, it's in an etch set out there somewhere too.

I'd already finished the gun for another build, but it goes neatly onto the bed.

I'll drop pictures into the campaign gallery as well.
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 06:36 PM GMT+7
Congratulations, both on picking one and finishing it!

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Done
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Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
MLD - Meng Pickup Toyota Technical
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
dukw - Centurion AVRE
erichvon - Opel Blitz
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
SGTJKJ - Forgeworld Tank
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV

Martinvidas
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 04:20 AM GMT+7
I'll enter the group with TOS-1 Buratino from Model Collect in 1/72 scale. Right now it's looking this way:
Knuckles
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 04:32 AM GMT+7
A couple of things here. First--that Meng technical is AWESOME! Really fine job,a nd after seeing it, there is now one on its way to me.

Second, I am in. I have enlisted my 1/35 Zvezda BMPT which took a back shelf to another couple of builds. She's primed now, and ready for paint and tracks.
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 05:04 AM GMT+7
Unfinished Build 2017

Done
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Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
MLD - Meng Pickup Toyota Technical
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
dukw - Centurion AVRE
erichvon - Opel Blitz
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
Knuckles - Zvezda 1/35 BMPT
Martinvidas - Model Collect 1/72 TOS-1 Buratino
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
SGTJKJ - Forgeworld Tank
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV
MLD
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 07:28 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

A couple of things here. First--that Meng technical is AWESOME! Really fine job,a nd after seeing it, there is now one on its way to me.



Christian,
Uh-oh.. I wasn't trying to be a plastic enabler.. -grin-

Thanks for the kind words, much of the credit goes to Meng. The truck kit is simple in construction, but the fit is really good.

Overall the Trumpeter Zu-23 gun is a better kit, but more parts and more fiddly to build. That build is still stalled, but this one is done.

I'll be looking for more of these at AMPS in a couple of weeks for sure.

Mike
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 09:46 AM GMT+7
I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel! (and it's not the headlamp of an oncoming train this time)








It's getting there. Not perfect, but I'm pleased after all of the trouble this build has been.

Jim
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 02:17 PM GMT+7
Jim,
Done is done.
Call that one a win, and bonus points for perseverance.
What's next?
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
Oh, it's not done in those photos. Still needs the glass (front & sides), push bar, and light bar to be installed. It's close. Very close.

Jim
jimb
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 09:15 AM GMT+7
Managed to finish up my Florida Highway Patrol 2006 Dodge Charger today. It's been a long haul.










It has some issues, but it's done. Would I build another Lindberg Dodge Charger kit? Yes, I believe I would. Would I do it as a FHP car? Absolutely not!

Jim
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 04:01 PM GMT+7
Congratulations on finishing your build!

Done
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Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - Meng Pickup Toyota Technical
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1