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Unfinished Builds 2017
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 08:19 PM GMT+7
Two fewer kits to insist on finishing them!

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'
SGTJKJ -Dust Tactics Walkers
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
CBacon84 - Testors 1/35 M4A3
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-?
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
TMoon - Takom 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV
Zhivago - Heller 1/72 Amiot 143
Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 08:43 AM GMT+7
May I enter with an Abrams? I have two needing to be finished. I just finished a Fury Sherman last night, but didnt have the way to prove it was unfinished unlike these two.

GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 10:49 AM GMT+7
Absolutely!

Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
CBacon84 - Testors 1/35 M4A3
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
Mrclark7 - M1
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-?
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
TMoon - Takom 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV
Zhivago - Heller 1/72 Amiot 143
Chapman
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 01:32 PM GMT+7
Jesper, wow I haven't ever seen them before but will keep a look out for my son, he loves this style of mech models! Thanks for the intell and again, great finish!
Chapman
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 01:36 PM GMT+7
So I got the interior of this tiny tank/tank destroyer built, painted and weathered. Good fun but lots of tiny parts and order of operations really mattered here.
Added some extra wiring and a couple of bolts here and there. Progressing nicely with the exterior and should have an update on that later in the week.



Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 04:04 PM GMT+7
Gary- thanks, I have been putting these off to long. one used to be camo till I stripped it to try another idea.

Jesper- Those came out great. If I didnt have so much other stuff to build I would be buying some of them to do also.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 08:11 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the comments on my walkers, guys. Much appreciated.

Chris, great job on the interior. Will it be visible once the model is finished?
dtniedert
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 02:46 AM GMT+7
Evidently I will not be using photobucket anymore so here is a test image from my new Imgur account.
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 05:04 AM GMT+7
Looks good, Doug! It's a shame about PhotoBucket. That's why I don't trust "The Cloud".
Chapman
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 03:50 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jesper, yeah I will have the drivers hatch open up front, one of the rear engine doors open, and the top is an open top superstructure housing the 47mm gun. Eventually, I want it in a vignette where the crew are working on the broken down engine.
Knuckles
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 05:14 PM GMT+7
My BMPT is JUST as un-finished as it was....I swear to the styene Gods that I'll apply paint to it...I will.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 05:39 PM GMT+7
Chris, Sounds like a plan.

Looking forward to see more
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Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 07:48 PM GMT+7
With photobucket now borked, here's what my build looked like originally



Since then I have sprayed a new wash coat of colour as I wasn't happy with the wide variation, so now they are a bit closer while not being exactly the same,




I will be resurrecting the thread I started when I originally began these builds as there will be some extra changes with aftermarket and scavenged equipment from other kits.

http://kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=84265
MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 02:33 AM GMT+7
test, switching my image hosting service, Photobucket blows goats!


Another long stalled WIP, Royal Model Flak Panther on an ancient DML hull.
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 02:50 AM GMT+7
Christian, I know how you feel. My Merkava has been stalled for months.

Gary, I am just like you! I suck at models but I like building them (just not painting them). But that's fine; it's a hobby, not a job.

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Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
CBacon84 - Testors 1/35 M4A3
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
JediWookie - Dragon Pz 38(t) Ausf, E/F
jugjunkie - Trumpeter BTR-40
Knuckles - Zvezda 1/35 BMPT
Martinvidas - Model Collect 1/72 TOS-1 Buratino
MLD - Flak Panther (Royal Model/DML)
Mrclark7 - M1
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-?
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams
TMoon - Takom 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling
WarlsExpensive - Panzer IV
Zhivago - Heller 1/72 Amiot 143
AgentG
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 03:22 AM GMT+7
Anyone mind if I jump in? I have a Tamiya M60A1 that has been sitting partially built for at least 5 years.

G
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 03:58 AM GMT+7
Come on in! Nice to see another Tamiya fan!
AgentG
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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 04:03 AM GMT+7
Thank you sir!

Pics to come.

G
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Zhivago
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 02:13 AM GMT+7





Making SOME progress with the Amiot 143. I only wish there were some better pictures, schematics, etc., of the interior available for research. Some of this is sheer guesswork. While I'm okay with some guesswork, I'd rather have something concrete to work with.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:27 AM GMT+7
[quote]Panther A wheels, the hell that never ends..


ha just read this and was thinking same last night while priming my panther.
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 03:12 PM GMT+7
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Panther A wheels, the hell that never ends..


ha just read this and was thinking same last night while priming my panther.



too right.. I think I finished the wheels before I stalled on that build again.. so it did not make it to AMPS 17, maybe Armorcon this fall.
I ought to dig it out tomorrow and see what else I have to do on it.

Carry on, I hear they can be 'finished'...

Mike
Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 05:29 AM GMT+7
made a little progress over the night. I am working with two different Abrams from academy. both will end up in desert scheme but will still be different.

The first was once painted in a green camo I had tried.





After once thinking I was okay with it, I guess I just kept wanting to do an idea so striped it and repainted.

Managed to get the rear wheel cover cut off.





Some weathering done. But it has much more to go still.

Zhivago
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 01:38 AM GMT+7




Some small progress being made. I've started the pilot's position, mounted the ladder to the cockpit, added the front ball turret flooring, and navigator's chart table. Now working on the ventral gondola machine gun mount (the machine gun will have to be scratch built, as well), flooring, and canopy. Slow work but I'm enjoying this first significant foray into scratch building.