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Unfinished Builds 2017
MLD
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 03:32 AM UTC

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I know it is only one campaign ribbon per person that completes the models but I'd like to add another vehicle as well. I am pretty much done with this Korean K1A1 minus camo, weathering, etc.



Challenge accepted...
I'm working on my third.

Gary, you can get in on this too. Let's see who knocks off the most shelf queens,
Mike



Ha! If I get one done, it would be a miracle!



That's what makes it a challenge.
It's not like we all don't have a LOT of shelf queens, some lower hanging fruit than others, to finish.
dtniedert
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 04:43 AM UTC

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I know it is only one campaign ribbon per person that completes the models but I'd like to add another vehicle as well. I am pretty much done with this Korean K1A1 minus camo, weathering, etc.



Challenge accepted...
I'm working on my third.

Gary, you can get in on this too. Let's see who knocks off the most shelf queens,
Mike



Ha! If I get one done, it would be a miracle!



That's what makes it a challenge.
It's not like we all don't have a LOT of shelf queens, some lower hanging fruit than others, to finish.



I can honestly see this being a perpetual campaign. Once it is over another of the same theme begins.
MLD
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 06:42 AM UTC

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I can honestly see this being a perpetual campaign. Once it is over another of the same theme begins.



Pretty much my only campaign ribbons are from Gettr Done, Unfinished Business or Hangar Queen campaigns...
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 08:51 AM UTC
Unfinished Builds 2017 is KitMaker-wide. I'd rather it were confined to Armorama-only since Aeroscale and Model Shipwrights have their own unfinished build campaigns. I think this will happen starting next year.
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 01:26 PM UTC
I finally made a bit of progress and glued the clear pieces to the inside of the upper hull and turret. No pics since you probably wouldn't be able to see much, but I am moving forward!
Removed by original poster on 05/31/17 - 14:30:51 (GMT).
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 04:20 PM UTC
Just enlisted, Promise I will finish this one, on time.
MLD
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 05:41 PM UTC
Sorry guys.. I have a confession to make.
I started a new kit and might even finish it!
(hangs head in shame..)



Trumpeter's new Su-101, fun little kit, falls together.
But it is not done yet, so there is still hope of me stalling and having this show up in UB 2020
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 05:25 PM UTC
Looks good, Mike. Nice color modulation.
Zhivago
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 05:52 PM UTC
Hi Everyone. Here are the images of a Heller 1/72 Amiot 143 French bomber that I'm entering in this campaign. I love the quirkiness of the plane itself but I'm getting kinda sick of looking at it! My intention is to build an interior; how far I'll get with it remains to be seen, but I'd like to put this build to rest by the end of the year (naturally, I'll be doing 3 or 4 other builds in the meantime).





Zhivago
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 05:53 PM UTC
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:12 PM UTC
I have been fascinated by French bombers of WW2. They seemed have been designed by an aeronautical engineer and an architect! I have a Heller MB 210 somewhere that needs finishing some day.
Zhivago
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 06:47 PM UTC

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I have been fascinated by French bombers of WW2. They seemed have been designed by an aeronautical engineer and an architect! I have a Heller MB 210 somewhere that needs finishing some day.



Same here! I recently bought a Potez that looks pretty strange. I built that many years ago as a kid, and I'm looking forward to doing it again with better equipment and improved skills. There are a few old Heller kits out there that I'd like to acquire and eventually build. Inter-war French equipment in general fascinates me.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 06:37 PM UTC
Slow progress, but so far no big issues. Next are the last few details and some touch ups. Then weathering can begin.

More to follow



Mrclark7
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 09:32 AM UTC
gotta look into these. thanks for showing.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:21 AM UTC

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gotta look into these. thanks for showing.



You're welcome. Notice that some kits can be bought in three styles:
- premium, the model is put together and completely painted.
- basic, the model is put together and basecoated. This is the form of most my models. I then take the model apart, clean mouldlines, paint and assemble again.
- kit form. Basically the kit on sprues. This is the form I will buy all new kits in. Much better than way.

Hope that helps.
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 12:10 PM UTC
Sorry, I missed erichvon's Opel Blitz getting done!

Done
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erichvon - Opel Blitz
Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - Meng Toyota Pickup Technical, MaK Gans 'Battlefrog'
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
Chapman - Hobby Boss 4.7cm Pak(t) auf R 731(f)
dtniedert - Trumpter T-62 Mod. 72, Academy 1/35 K1A1
dukw - Centurion AVRE
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jugjunkie - Trumpeter BTR-40
Knuckles - Zvezda 1/35 BMPT
Martinvidas - Model Collect 1/72 TOS-1 Buratino
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
Pave-Hawk - Tamiya SAS Jeep, LRDG Truck
Robbd01 - 1/35 Pz.Kpfw 35(t), Zvezda T-34/76 M1943, BA-?
SGTJKJ -Dust Tactics Walkers
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
TMoon - Takom 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV
Zhivago - Heller 1/72 Amiot 143
Cbacon84
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 04:31 AM UTC
started this for the Build a Dog Campaign last year but did not get it finished in time. so going to try and finish it here so i can clean out my work space a bit for some of the other kits i'm working on. anyway this is an ex-motorized kit/toy that was released by Testers and is supposed to be a very basic M4a3 in 1:35 scale.

GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:15 AM UTC
Welcome to the campaign! I hope you get it built. It doesn't look too far from being done.
Cbacon84
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 10:21 AM UTC
Amazing what a basic paint job can do, right is how it looked right out of the box with how the instructions would have you build it, left is after airbrushing on OD green. 100% better

2002hummer
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 09:37 PM UTC
I am in. I have an Northrop F5 freedom fighter I started for the very civilian campaign. I t was to be in Boeing colours. I will try and finish it off for this campaign.
Zhivago
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 11:03 PM UTC
Some small progress on the Amiot 143. Based on other build photos and the limited number of stuff available by Google search, I don't know how historically accurate any of this is--and I'm not losing sleep over it, either! Just having some fun and trying to make it representative of the real thing (or as close to it as I can get).



SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 01:49 AM UTC
My Dust Tactics walkers are now finished. Pretty satisfied with the result. Great to finally see these finished.

Comments welcome.









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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 05:08 AM UTC
Jesper,
The walkers look fantastic, what scale are those? I really like the paint camo and finish you achieved!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 12:54 PM UTC
Thanks a lot, Chris. Much appreciated.

The walkers are 1/48 scale. They come preassembled, so it a matter of taking them apart, cleaning up the parts, painting, putting it back together and doing the weathering. Slightly different from normal, but great kits.