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Iraqiwildman
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 02:53 AM GMT+7
Here is my entry, Tamiya's Sd.Kfz. 222 Leichter Panzerspähwagen (4x4) #35270. This kit is originally from 1975, but was updated in 2003 with a metal barrel and an extra sprue of fuel drums and fuel cans.

petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 03:40 PM GMT+7
Very nice painting and weathering on the details Angel. Looking terrific

Sure is a large chunk of Plastic there Gabriel. Did some research on the paint colours, but couldn't find anything definitive. Being early war production, I would go with Grey on both sides of the louvres myself. Likely painted before assembly on the vehicle, so probably both sides done the same.
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 07:05 AM GMT+7
Thanks Gabriel!

Your Steyr is also shaping up nicely.I have soft spot for Steyr vehicles-they were widely used in my country's armed forces in the 1930-1940's(Steyr 440/640).

Looking forward to see how your build progresses!
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 06:52 AM GMT+7
Now that's fast, Angel !

Good job!

Cheers!
Gabriel
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 05:54 AM GMT+7
I've painted and assembled almost all major parts of my BTR-40:



Engine was weathered

before installation:


Interior was painted:


Now it's time for weathering.

Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 04:32 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Peter. The louvers are positionable and I can let them only slightly open - just for some extra visual effect; the engine bay won't be visible, but the inside side of the louvers will be. I think I'm going for red primer eventually.

Frank, you're having a good start. Nice!

UPDATE
Just monkeying around with the wheels - it looks nice though


"Rear" end louvers (this beast had actually two heads):


"Front" louvers in closed position, but not glued:


Assembly view with the current state of affairs.


I still have a few external detail parts to add on and some PE as well, which I'm gonna save for last because I'm very gifted in knocking them down.

Cheers!
Gabriel
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:03 AM GMT+7
Nice to see you started Gabriel.

Will the absence of the engine be noticeable with the vents open? Sorry but I have no idea what the colour of the engine bay was but the cabin interior was likely white.


The Staghound is also off to a good start Franck.
panzerIV
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 03:26 PM GMT+7
heres my entry
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:21 AM GMT+7
Progress on my Israeli staghound:

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and after some exchange and research, i found that the israeli staghound don't have fuel drums.
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:21 AM GMT+7
Hi, guys!

Time for me to join the build.
I have done some progress Sunday, but I was unable to post my pics until now:

The suspension complete:



Relatively easy and straightforward build so far; the kit has only a few circles as interior detail. (Oh! Ejector pin marks you said? OK!). The fit is excellent.
I'm thinking already to painting. Maybe I'm going to let the louvers half-open. Does anybody knows if the inside should be red primer or interior white?

Thank you!
Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:40 AM GMT+7
Cool choice, Damian. Looking forward to see that kit getting build.
petbat
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:04 PM GMT+7
...and Mark, that is the macro view we get, not the real life braille scale. Looks good anyhow.

Damian, I'd love to see that Red cat built. I have been thinking of picking up the kit myself
Sleepwalker71
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:06 PM GMT+7
What about big, bad, heavy, fast and deadly Rooikat?
md72
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 04:56 PM GMT+7
Yep, once it buttoned up, I'm going to be the only one that knows what's in there.

over lighted to see into the dark compartment.
With the top cover in place.

with the hatches closed the driver's seat is gone forever.
With the turret in place there's very little to be seen inside.


md72
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 04:14 AM GMT+7
Yes, unless I commit major surgery, the entire driver's compartment is hidden when the shell goes on. There will be a little bit of the crew compartment visible through the turret..
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 07:49 PM GMT+7
Good start Mark. Will much of the interior be seen after the hull top and turret goes in? I have built the Tamiya 1/35th scale one and a lot is hidden
md72
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 05:14 PM GMT+7
Progress! got the interior painted and installed and the basic hull assembled.


md72
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 09:57 AM GMT+7
OK, finally under way. Italeri 1/72 M-8 Grayhound.

I'm thinking of doing the 3rd Army January 1945 version in white wash.

The kit comes with a simplified build for wargaming and a manual for some campaign scenarios.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:30 AM GMT+7
Wow lightning fast build Angel. Looking superb as your work usually is.
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:05 AM GMT+7
BTR-40 is nearing end of construction phase.
Major sub-assemblies:


Some tiny PE brackets need to be added.
Also intend to add a scratchbuilt radio and a home-made tent.
The engine wall needs detailing-it will be visible thanks to working hinges- so I'll check the TM.

More will be coming soon,
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 05:18 AM GMT+7
I'll build for this campaign a Israeli staghound

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ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:16 PM GMT+7
Some in-progress shots of the BTR-40 I am building:

Some tiny bits were added to the engine to make it look more like GAZ-40.

Rear wall will be mounted once interior is painted.

Left side is attached only in the rear,so I can remove the entire drivetrain for painting.

More to follow soon,
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 07:47 AM GMT+7
Well, then here I go:

(that's the second Trumpeter box I crack open this year...)
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 07:30 AM GMT+7
Gabriel, I am retired and have nothing better to do than sit and build.

Clayton, I also am under the weather and have not slept for two nights. Go to see the Doctor tomorrow to get that shot with the square needle.

I guess I will now be able to build my M3 also.

Bob
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 06:47 AM GMT+7
A thousand apologies, I have been way under the weather for a week plus, sorry!

Open top is FINE,M8, M3, BTR as well. Sort of "Any wheeled vehicle that is not a truck or a jeep"...

Bob- I can't think as fast as you can build anymore.....