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Unfinished Builds 2017
Cam
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:43 AM UTC
Last year was good for 1 to 1 building but not good for modelling. I will try and finish 2 Sherman III kits that I have partially built. the first one will be a Sherman of 41st RTR at El Alamein in 1942.

What slowed down my build last year was the photo etched sand shields with those open slots all along the fold lines. I am not a great fan of them!
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:01 AM UTC
Started
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2002hummer - F5 Freedom Fighter
Cam - DML Sherman III
dukw - Centurion AVRE
erichvon - Opel Blitz
Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
GaryKato - Tamiya Merkava
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - DML Panther Ausf. A
Namabiiru - M3 Lee
Onkos1 - Tiger Models AMX-10RCR
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams

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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 04:34 AM UTC
Thanks for the reminder Gary. Need to get a couple of campaigns done this month before I start on this.
Onkos1
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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:49 PM UTC


here's mine. Started April last year, was waiting 6 months for the back packs delivered from Luckymodel. Know I can finish it...
Erik67
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 04:02 AM UTC
The only thing missing now is the rear license plate. I have added tow cables (original from the set, did not have any usable replacment cables for Leopard...) and a red flag (Live ammo in the main gun during live fire ftx). I have also started weathering with som oils and added a satin coat (no pictures of that) to do some high lightning with oils. I have also started painting the loader but more about that later.





Erik67
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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 03:20 AM UTC
Sorry for the bad pic. It is more a proof of me acctually doing something... Clear coat, decals and a wash have been added. I'm acctually seeing an end to this build.



Erik
Erik67
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 03:41 AM UTC
Finished. Weathered with oils and pigment. I also added a loader peeking out of his hatch. The figure is a Tamiya one, slightly converted into a Norwegian tanker.











MLD
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 04:10 AM UTC
Another long term shelf life testbed gets some bench time.
Wave's 1/20 Mak Gans 'Battlefrog' the leopard frog inspired paint job is my idea.








Almost done..
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 05:18 AM UTC
Done
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Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO

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
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1
Thirian24 - ODS M1A1 Abrams

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GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:11 PM UTC
Erik, you Leopard 1A5NO looks awesome. Don't forget to upload a picture of the final build to the Unfinished Builds 2017 Gallery.
Erik67
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:37 PM UTC
Will do!
dukw
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 03:39 PM UTC
Eric, well done
dukw
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 03:41 PM UTC
Mike D, cool subject and well done. I like that work.
Happy modelling
Harald
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 06:46 PM UTC
Harald,
Another one (shelf queen) bites the dust.. soon, I hope.

Chipping on the rocket pods.

Paint and wash,


First layer of chips


Second chip layer


As it stands now, needs a filter to blend it all together still
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:26 AM UTC
@Erik: your leopard looks great! Can you tell me how you made the camo netting on the turret?
Cheers
Matthew
Erik67
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:46 AM UTC
Thank you Matthew. My methode for making the camo net is explained HERE (Scroll down a bit). Be sure to make the cuts very close to each other.

Erik
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:01 AM UTC
Thanks, Erik. I need this info to make netting for a Croat M36 I'm working on.
Cheers
Matthew
SKiernan
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 04:42 PM UTC
I have the base coat of Tamiya XF-62 on. I lightened it a bit with yellow/green. Has anyone noticed XF-62 seems a bit greener now.

Next up is base coating the stowage.

Thank for looking Steve



MLD
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 08:33 PM UTC
Greeblies and wiring added, end is in sight.


SKiernan
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 09:59 PM UTC
Base coats on the stowage, tools and road wheels

Looking forward to doing the highlights and shadows

Steve

Steve




ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 08:24 PM UTC
I'm in on this campaign, Gary, but with what I don't know yet...
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:20 PM UTC
Welcome to the fun that never ends. In my case, the perennial non-finisher, it really doesn't. As the year progresses and more people miss campaign deadlines, we won't be alone!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 12:25 AM UTC
Nice paintjob, Steve. Looks good.

Here is my Forgeworld tank. That needs to get done

jimb
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 01:42 AM UTC
Hello from the Shiny Side! So, I managed to get some more work dome on the Charger Build From Hell. My decal issue was resolved, and this is where the build stood on 26 FEB 16:



And here is where we are now:





The front & rear bumpers are just placed on for the photos, and are not secured yet. Despite some setbacks, the build is starting to come together. The latest setback is the rear view mirror shot across the room, and I cannot find it. No idea where it might be. I minor setback, but I'm sure something will pan out (or I'll find the part). So, onward with the build!

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 07:26 PM UTC
Looking good Jim,
I remember seeing the decal woes you had before.

Now all you need is 'Florida Man' to put in cuffs in the backseat..

Mike