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Campaign 500+ Mk. II
Armored76
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:08 PM GMT+7
Fantastic progress everyone!
Charlie-66
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 04:00 AM GMT+7
Michael,

Having crewed the old Dino, M60A1, for 3 years Im anxious to see how that kit shakes out. Oh, 3rd Cavalry at Fort Bliss, TX; not the IDF.
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 03:01 AM GMT+7
I seem to be drawn to this campaign for some reason (it's not like I don't have anything else to do). While I appreciate opening it up to wingy thingies, I've already set up a Bombers campaign on AeroScale so that's where the B-17 will go. But I still kind of want to get in on this one. So, how about:




In a move that will surprise no one who knows me, I'll be doing mine IDF in 1973. The perfect excuse to read this gem that's been sitting on my shelf for a few years:



Now to actually follow through!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:03 AM GMT+7

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Flaws, what flaws? I see artistic licence and interpretation

Still looking good Guy




Thanks Pete!
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 11:01 AM GMT+7
Flaws, what flaws? I see artistic licence and interpretation

Still looking good Guy
Charlie-66
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 09:26 AM GMT+7
Basic painting is done. Start out with an undercoat of burnt umber, and then panzer yellow on top.









of course all the flaws show up in the pics, so I have some work to go back and do!
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
Looks great, Peter!
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 01:44 AM GMT+7
Nice start. It will be interesting to see how you tackle the drivers area.
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 07:13 PM GMT+7
Okay my turn to show some progress. Have cleaned up the ejection marks on one sides tracks and started the other. But also have done some work on the turret and its ground mounts as well. The Etch bracing in those accounts for a fair parts count.

Also started scratch building a rudimentary driver's compartment. Not a lot can be seen with the turret on, but the 'Big Empty' is too noticeable to ignore. Working on the Shep Payne principle - it does not need to be 100% accurate unless it is in full view - as I have not been able to source any pics of the interior or the inside of the Turret of the remaining Grasshopper. I think that is unusual given it is open topped and so many other pics are available. Just means some guesswork will be involved.

Transmission roughed out in shape from card - just the initial basic shape at the moment. Seats are going to be conversions from the spares box - made a start on those. I'm theorising the seats are both the same, as a fold up seat for the co driver like in the Panzer IV would not be used in this since there is no escape hatch through the bottom. The Hummel had a square frame bolted at the rear on the floor channel between suspension mounts and this is basically the same hull, so I am going that way. You will not see any of the plastic under the seat bottom due to the raised floor in the fighting compartment - which is too long in the kit any way. I cut a section out of the middle of that and cut out the drive shaft section so the drive shaft housing comes to the end where it fits to the Tranny.



Having second thoughts about a reloading scene.. seems an error in dimensions has crept in Dragon



a bit hard to put the lid down me thinks:


You can see the false floor and the channel that runs between the suspension mounts I have added here and where the cuts in the floor were made




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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:54 AM GMT+7
Everyone,

Thank you for the feedback. Mark have a safe trip and I will be looking forward to your next post.
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:49 PM GMT+7
Have a safe trip Mark.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 08:34 PM GMT+7
Mark, that munitionsschlepper looks amazing. All that extra work shows.

The tools are painted and ready for installation. Traveling the next few weeks, so no chance to get anymore work done until I'm back.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 05:14 PM GMT+7

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Mark, actually seeing that built makes a real impact. That is one very impressive looking vehicle! Damned! I️ will have to get one for the stash!




Where most of the people that bought one still have it Guy!

It does look impressive if you have the patience to go the extra required to fix fit and seams, etc, just like Mark has done here.

Way to go Mark. Looking great. It is all downhill from here. Looking forward to the finish



Busted! Intentionally said for the stash, not that Id ever build it,
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 03:32 PM GMT+7

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Mark, actually seeing that built makes a real impact. That is one very impressive looking vehicle! Damned! I️ will have to get one for the stash!




Where most of the people that bought one still have it Guy!

It does look impressive if you have the patience to go the extra required to fix fit and seams, etc, just like Mark has done here.

Way to go Mark. Looking great. It is all downhill from here. Looking forward to the finish
Charlie-66
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 02:29 PM GMT+7
Mark, actually seeing that built makes a real impact. That is one very impressive looking vehicle! Damned! I️ will have to get one for the stash!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 01:59 PM GMT+7
My munitionsschlepper is ready for painting. Many parts will have to be painted separate and then installed afterwards. My plan is to display the vehicle with the ammo storage open.

A few to photos to show my progress.









These six support brackets were a total of 106 pieces.



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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:23 AM GMT+7

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Guy,

Coming along nicely. Will have to look at adding that kit to my stash.



Thanks Mark,
Been a fun build and so far zero gripes about the kit.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:54 AM GMT+7
Very nice clean work. Looking forward to the next posting.
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 08:21 PM GMT+7
Great progress there guys. Nice work.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 06:48 PM GMT+7
Guy,

Coming along nicely. Will have to look at adding that kit to my stash.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 04:01 PM GMT+7
More progress to post; The Turret is done.




The track is on. All road wheels, track runs, sprockets and idlers are dry fit and can slide off for painting. The inner halves of the 3 return rollers are glued in place. All the major components such as the back deck and upper hull dry fit







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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 04:45 AM GMT+7

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Mark, nice work with the PE.



Thanks.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 03:44 AM GMT+7
Mark, nice work with the PE.
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:37 AM GMT+7
Tool brackets are complete and installed.

Before and after bending the track bracket




Jack brackets installed
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 07:14 PM GMT+7
The basecoat has been applied. I used AK704 RAL 7021 Dunkelgrau. Now time to deal with the tools.







Hard to tell in the pic, but the hard rubber is painted with AK720, Rubber Tire